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Natalie Chou

As of July 2014

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medal: 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship. 
  • Announced as a participant at the 2017 USA U23 National Team Training Camp on July 11, 2017.
  • Participated in the 2014 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team Trials.
  • Teamed up with Kristine Anigwe, Asia Durr and Arike Ogunbowale on Defend, which won the 2015 USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament and will represent USA Basketball at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships June 4-7 in Debrecen, Hungary.
  • Member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that captured the FIBA U17 World Championship with a perfect 7-0 record in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  • Aided the 2014 USA U17 squad to a 2-1 exhibition record in Nogent sur Seine, France.
  • As a member of Defend in 2014, teamed with De’Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier and Arike Ogwunbale to capture the 2014 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament.
  • Participated in the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team Trials.

High School Honors

  • Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 5A All-State first team (2014, 2015).
  • TABC Class 6A All-Region 1 (2015).
  • District 10-5A Offensive Player of the Year (2015).
  • All-state and all-area first team (2014, 2015).
  • Texas District 6-6A Offensive Player of the Year (2014).

High School Notes

  • Attends Plano West High School (Texas), where she helped her team to a 30-5 record in 2014-15, including the state regional championship; started all 35 games played and averaged 22.0 ppg. and 4.8 rpg.
  • Aided Plano West to a 28-6 record in 2013-14, including a state final four apperance; started 34 games and averaged 18.0 ppg. and 3.8 rpg.
  • Helped her team qualify for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 district championships.

Personal Notes

  • Daughter of Quanli Li and Joseph Qiu. Has one sister, Tinting (20).
  • Mother played basketball for the Chinese National Team.

The Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when she was: 7.
  • Started playing 3x3 basketball in 2014 and enjoys 3x3 basketball because she has more responsibility as a player.
  • Favorite USA Basketball National Team athlete: Kevin Durant.
  • Plans on majoring in: biology and education.
  • If she could drive anything, it would be: a purple Lamborghini.
  • Favorite superhero: Captain America.
  • Favorite four movies of all time: The Avengers, A Cinderalla Story, Think Like A Man and She’s the Man.
  • Favorite sports web site:
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: pasta.
  • Favorite app: Candy Crush Saga.
  • Favorite sports outside of basketball: football and track and field.
  • Favorite class: English.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Larry Bird.
  • Favorite basketball team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
  • Best player ever faced: Ariel Atkins.
  • Last book read for pleasure: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. 
  • Wears No.23 because she loves Michael Jordan.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: hanging out with friends, reading and watching Netflix.
  • Most people don’t know: she loves singing.
  • Superstitions include: putting on her right sock first then the left and does the same with her shoes.
  • Traveled to Beijing, China, Prague, Czech Republic, and Paris.

Featured Videos

USA Basketball 2020 Re-Air Teaser Trailer

USA Basketball's Jay Demings (Youth and Sport Development Director) and Don Showalter (10-time gold medal winning junior national team coach) discuss the four stages of progressive player development.

USA Basketball's Jay Demings (Youth and Sport Development Director) and Don Showalter (10-time gold medal winning junior national team coach) discuss coaching actions for player growth.

USA Basketball Statistics

2014 U17 7/0 5- 18 .278 2- 9 .222 1- 2 .500 10/ 1.4 13/ 1.9 0 0 4
2014 U17X 3/0 4- 9 .444 1- 4 .250 0- 0 .--- 3/ 1.0 9/ 3.0 4 0 1
Totals 10/0 9- 27 .333 3- 13 .231 1- 2 .500 13/ 1.3 22/ 2.2 4 0 5

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