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2015 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team

ELEVENTH FIBA U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2015

  • Date:
    Jul 27, 2015

Chekhov, Russia • July 18-26, 2015


Behind the leadership of three-time Olympic gold medalist as an athelte and one as an Olympic assistant coach, Dawn Staley, the USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team shook off the pressure of being five-time defending champions at the FIBA U19 World Championship and took home a sixth-straight gold medal from Chekhov, Russia.

2015 USA RESULTS (7-0)
USA 72 Spain 57
USA 88 China 62
USA 104 Egypt 41
USA 89 Argentina 39
USA 93 Canada 45
USA 80 Spain 65
USA 78 Russia 70

2015 U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (7-0) 9. Netherlands (5-2)
2. Russia (6-1) 10. Brazil (3-4)
3. Australia (6-1) 11. Serbia (4-3)
4. Spain (3-4) 12. Mali (1-6)
5. France (5-2) 13. South Korea (2-5)
6. Belgium (5-2) 14. Taiwan (2-5)
7. China (4-3) 15. Argentina (1-6)
8. Canada (2-5) 16. Egypt (0-7)

Along the way, A’ja Wilson, whose USA U19 record 30 points in the gold medal game helped earn her tournament MVP honors, became just the fourth U.S. athlete to have competed on two USA U19 teams after also claiming gold in 2013.

Opening with a 72-57 victory over Spain on July 18, the USA received 18 points and 10 rebounds from Wilson, while Napheesa Collier had 13 points and 14 boards.

The USA scored 44 points in the paint and 22 points off of 25 offensive rebounds, en route to a 88-62 win over China on July 18. Collier and Wilson tied for team-high scoring honors with 17 points apiece, and Wilson also grabbed 10 boards.

In its final preliminary game, the U.S. squad outplayed Egypt 104-41 as every member of the team scored, led by 15 points each from Mariya Moore and Shakayla Thomas.

Entering the round of 16, Wilson’s 18 points led the U.S. as it dispatched Argentina 89-39 on July 22.

Opening with an 11-0 run, the U.S. cruised past Canada 93-45 in the July 24 quarterfinals. Again every member of the team scored, led by 12 points apiece from Collier and Moore.

The USA’s inside game proved to be too much as the Americans outscored Spain 66-24 in the paint en route to a 80-65 medal semifinal victory on July 25. Collier shot 10-of-13 from the field and finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Wilson had 20 points and 16 rebounds.

Played in front of a packed full and deafening arena, the USA captured the gold medal in a 78-70 fight-to-the-finish victory against host Russia to capture a record sixth-straight and seventh overall U19 gold medal on July 26.

In a game that saw six lead changes and 10 tied scores, the Americans trailed 21-19 at the end if the first quarter. Closing the half on a 9-0 run, the U.S. took a 39-34 lead at halftime and led by four points, 57-53, at the end of the third quarter.

With 4:21 to play and leading by three, 68-65, the USA scored seven-straight points for its largest lead of the night, 75-65, with 2:41 left to play and then held the Russians back in the final minutes to earn the eight-point golden victory.

Wilson was joined on the five-member all-tournament team by Collier, who had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six steals against Russia.

The USA’s strong post play provided these staggering statistics: over the seven games the squad averaged 49.1 points per game on its inside play, more than half of its 86.3 average, while limiting opponents to just 18.9 points near the basket. Further, the U.S. capped its seven games by averaging 56.9 rebounds to its opponents’ 35.3 a contest.

Australia defeated Spain 69-62 for the bronze medal.

2015 USA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Kristine Anigwe
C
6-4
185
18
Desert Vista High School Phoenix, AZ
Napheesa Collier
G/F
6-1
173
18
Incarnate Word Academy O'Fallon, MO
Lauren Cox
F
6-4
170
17
Flower Mound High School Flower Mound, TX
Crystal Dangerfield
G
5-6
125
17
Blackman High School Murfreesboro, TN
Mariya Moore
G/F
6-0
175
19
University of Louisville Richmond, CA
Gabbi Ortiz
G
5-9
155
19
University of Oklahoma Racine, WI
Ali Patberg
G
5-11
160
18
Columbus North High School Columbus, IN
Destiny Slocum
G
5-7
155
17
Mountain View High School Meridian, ID
Azurá Stevens
F
6-5
175
19
Duke University Raleigh, NC
Shakayla Thomas
F
5-11
180
19
Florida State University Sylacauga, AL
Chatrice White
C
6-3
220
19
University of Illinois Shelby, NE
A'ja Wilson
F
6-3
175
18
University of South Carolina Hopkins, SC
HEAD COACH: Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina
ASSISTANT COACH: Kim Barnes Arico, Univ.of Michigan
ASSISTANT COACH: Jeff Walz, University of Louisville
TEAM PHYSICIAN: David Walden, Colorado Springs, Colorado
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Summer McKeehan, Duke University

2015 USA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Wilson
7/7
51-103
.495
0- 2
.000
26- 46
.565
59/ 8.4
128/ 18.3
16
8
14
Collier
7/7
39- 72
.542
3- 10
.300
8- 10
.800
65/ 9.3
89/ 12.7
14
5
17
Thomas
4/0
19- 41
.463
0- 0
.---
7- 14
.500
26/ 6.5
45/ 11.3
3
2
10
Stevens
7/7
32- 66
.485
5- 10
.500
9- 13
.692
36/ 5.1
78/ 11.1
4
7
8
Moore
7/7
21- 44
.477
11- 25
.440
19- 24
.792
23/ 3.3
72/ 10.3
20
0
12
Dangerfield
7/0
16- 39
.410
3- 9
.333
10- 18
.556
15/ 2.1
45/ 6.4
19
0
14
White
7/0
14- 44
.318
2- 7
.286
5- 7
.714
26/ 3.7
35/ 5.0
3
1
4
Anigwe
6/1
6- 17
.353
0- 0
.---
14- 20
.700
13/ 2.2
26/ 4.3
2
2
4
Cox
7/0
13- 35
.371
0- 0
.---
4- 10
.400
42/ 6.0
30/ 4.3
5
8
5
Patberg
7/0
11- 26
.423
0- 0
.---
4- 7
.571
32/ 4.6
26/ 3.7
14
0
8
Ortiz
7/7
6- 21
.286
4- 12
.333
1- 2
.500
19/ 2.7
17/ 2.4
24
2
11
Slocum
7/0
4- 20
.200
2- 12
.167
3- 4
.750
6/ 0.9
13/ 1.9
17
0
3
USA
7
232-528
.439
30- 87
.345
110-175
.629
398/56.9
604/ 86.3
141
35
110
OPP.
7
145-455
.319
45-162
.278
44- 75
.587
247/35.3
379/ 54.1
99
29
43

 

 

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