A biennial event launched in 2009 and open to athletes 16 years old or younger, the FIBA Americas U16 Championship features eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. The top four finishing teams at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship qualified for the 2020 FIBA U17 World Championship, including the USA, which captured gold. USA Basketball has claimed the gold medal in all six editions of the event, and is now 31-0 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship action.
As the previous four USA Men’s U16 National Teams had done, the 2019 USA Men’s U16 National Team rolled to an unblemished 6-0 slate en route to the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal. The USA is now 31-0 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship play and has won the gold medal in all six editions of the tournament.
USA U16 team members of note include: Bradley Beal (2009), Vernon Carey Jr. (2017), Quinn Cook (2009), Andre Drummond (2009), Jalen Duren (2019), Terrance Ferguson (2013), Aaron Gordon (2011), Zion Harmon (2017), Markus Howard (2015), Tyus Jones (2011), Kevin Knox (2015), Chris Livingston (2019), James Michael McAdoo (2009), Malik Newman (2013), Jahlil Okafor (2011), Jabari Parker (2011), Diamond Stone (2013), Jason Tatum (2013), Gary Trent Jr. (2015), Jarred Vanderbilt (2015) and Seventh Woods (2013).