The USA Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Team is focused on its chance to win a gold medal June 28-July 2 in Chengdu, China.
USA Basketball announced on April 7, 2016, that University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie would serve as an assistant coach to the 2016 USA Basketball U18 National Team.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of USA Basketball,” Ollie said. “Any time you are asked to represent your country, especially in a worldwide competition, it comes with a tremendous sense of pride and responsibility. I am grateful to be asked to help mold these outstanding young men into a team that can compete at the highest level.”
Ollie will assist the USA at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile. Not only is a gold medal at stake, the top four finishing teams will earn a qualifying berth in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship.
In 2015-16, Ollie led Connecticut to a 25-11 record, an American Athletic Conference Tournament title and the NCAA Tournament second round. In four seasons overall as the Huskies head coach, he owns a 97-44 record (.688 winning percentage), including winning the 2014 NCAA National Championship.
He was an assistant coach for two seasons at Connecticut (2010-11 and 2011-12), during which time the Huskies were 52-23 (.693 winning percentage) and won the 2011 NCAA Championship.