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2019 FIBA AmeriCup Team

2019 FIBA AMERICUP FOR WOMEN

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

San Juan, Puerto Rico • September 22-29, 2019


It had been 12 years since the USA sent a team to what was previously the FIBA Americas Championship. Despite the gap, the result was the same: the U.S. women again returned home with a perfect record and the gold medal.


2019 USA RESULTS (6-0)
USA
110
Paraguay 31
USA
88
Colombia 46
USA
100
Argentina 50
USA
89
Brazil 73
USA 78 Puerto Rico 54
USA
67
Canada 46

2019 FIBA AMERICUP
FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (6-0) 6. Cuba (2-3)
2. Canada (5-1) 7. Dominican Rep. (2-3)
3. Brazil (4-2) 8. Argentina (1-4)
4. Puerto Rico (3-3) 9. Mexico (0-4)
5. Colombia (3-2) 10. Paraguay (0-4)

*The top eight teams advanced to the 2019 FIBA Americas Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Coached by Dawn Staley, the USA’s first test of the 2020 FIBA AmeriCup proved no test at all. The taller and much more experienced Americans dominated their way to a 110-31 victory over Paraguay on Sept. 22. Eleven of the USA 12 players scored in the romp, with Diamond DeShields leading the way with game-highs of 20 points and eight assists.

Recording 31 assists as a team and getting 22 points from Sylvia Fowles, the USA defeated Colombia 88-46 on Sept. 24.

Getting points from all 12 team members, the USA topped Argentina 100-50 behind 16 points from Katie Lou Samuelson and nine assists from Jordin Canada on Sept. 25.

Behind 19 points from DeShields, the USA closed out preliminary play and clinched the No. 1 seed for Group B after defeating previously unbeaten Brazil 89-73 on Sept. 26. The USA offense was also aided by Tina Charles, who finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double.

Led by a defense that limited host Puerto Rico to just 27.0% shooting from the field (20-74 FGs), and owning a 63-34 rebounding advantage, the USA advanced to the gold medal game after a 78-54 semifinal win on Sept. 28. Fowles led all scorers with 17 points and 13 rebounds and Charles also posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Struggling with its shooting, the USA turned to its defense and claimed the 2019 FIBA AmeriCup gold medal with a 67-46 victory over previously undefeated Canada on Sept. 29. The USA, playing in its first AmeriCup since 2007 when it also won gold, ended Canada’s streak of back-to-back AmeriCup titles with its perfect run. Olympic veterans Charles and Fowles paced the USA with 12 points apiece.

The USA, which outscored its six opponents by 38.7 points a game during the tournament, featured three players on the AmeriCup All-Star Five Team - Jordin Canada, DeShields and Fowles, who also was named MVP of the tournament. Rounding out the All-Star team were Kayla Alexander (Canada) and Damiris Dantas (Brazil).

Brazil claimed the bronze medal after downing host Puerto Rico 95-66.

2019 USA Women’s FIBA AmeriCup Team Roster

NAME  POS
 HGT
 WGT
 AGE
AFFILITATION/SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Jordin Canada G 5-6 135   24 Seattle Storm/UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Tina Charles C 6-4 192   30 New York Liberty/Connecticut Jamaica, NY
Napheesa Collier G/F 6-1 183   22 Minnesota Lynx/Connecticut O’Fallon, MO
Diamond DeShields G 6-1 155   24 Chicago Sky/Tennessee Norcross, GA
Stefanie Dolson C/F 6-5 214   27 Chicago Sky/Connecticut Port Jervis, NY
Sylvia Fowles C 6-6 212   33 Minnesota Lynx/Louisiana State Miami, FL
Olivia Nelson-Ododa F 6-5 175   19 University of Connecticut Winder, GA
Arike Ogunbowale G 5-8 165   22 Dallas Wings/Notre Dame Milwaukee, WI
Katie Lou Samuelson G/F 6-3 165   22 Chicago Sky/Connecticut Huntington Beach, CA
Khadijah Sessions G 5-8 125   25 South Carolina Myrtle Beach, SC
Brittney Sykes G 5-9 146   25 Atlanta Dream/Syracuse Newark, NJ
Elizabeth Williams C 6-3 192   26 Atlanta Dream/Duke Virginia Beach, VA
Head Coach: Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina
Assistant Coach: Dan Hughes, Seattle Storm
Assistant Coach: Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx
Assistant Coach: Jennifer Rizzotti, George Washington University
Team Physician: Bill Kuprevich, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Athletic Trainer: Ed Ryan, Andrews Institute (Florida)


2019 USA Women’s FIBA AmeriCup Team Cumulative Statistics

 
NAME G/S MIN FGM-A PCT 3PM-A PCT FTM-A PCT REB PTS AS TO BK ST
Fowles 6/6 108/18.0 37-  48 .771 1-   1 1.000 7-  15 .467 47/  7.8 82/ 13.7 9 13 4 3
Ogunbowale 6/0 134/22.3 20-  61 .328 5-  25 .200 14-  19 .737 20/  3.3 59/   9.8 15 8 0 9
DeShields 6/6 117/19.5 23-  43 .535 5-  12 .417 8-   9 .889 11/  1.8 59/   9.8 20 8 1 6
Charles 6/6 125/20.8 22-  42 .524 0-   0 .—- 10-  11 .909 44/  7.3 54/   9.0 18 7 1 2
Dolson 6/0 101/16.8 24-  29 .828 2-   3 .667 3-   5 .600 27/  4.5 53/   8.8 6 9 4 5
Samuelson 6/0 114/19.0 17-  44 .386 10-  28 .357 4-   5 .800 27/  4.5 48/   8.0 9 4 2 2
Canada 6/6 142/23.7 16-  41 .390 1-   6 .167 10-  13 .769 18/  3.0 43/   7.2 32 10 0 8
Sykes 6/0   88/14.7 14-  31 .452 3-  10 .300 11-  13 .846 18/  3.0 42/   7.0 15 7 1 1
Collier 6/6 119/19.8 15-  40 .375 3-  13 .231 3-   4 .750 38/  6.3 36/   6.0 11 5 0 5
Nelson-Ododa 6/0   51/  8.5 12-  21 .571 0-   0 .—- 7-  10 .700 23/  3.8 31/   5.2 7 1 3 2
Williams 6/0   75/12.5 11-  20 .550 0-   1 .000 1-   6 .167 27/  4.5 23/   3.8 5 4 6 0
Sessions 5/0   26/  5.2 1-   9 .111 0-   3 .000 0-   0 .—- 2/  0.4 2/   0.4 3 3 0 2
USA 6 1200 212-429 .494 30-102 .294 78-110 .709 328/54.7 532/88.7 150 81 22 45
OPP. 6 1200 111-383 .290 27-118 .229 51- 77 .662 188/31.3 300/50.0 62 90 11 31

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