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 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship will qualify for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Championship. USA Basketball has claimed the gold medal in all four editions of the event, and is now 20-0 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship action.
As the previous three USA Men’s U16 National Teams had done, the 2015 USA Men’s U16 National Team rolled to an unblemished 5-0 slate en route to the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal. The USA is now 20-0 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship play and has won the gold medal in all three editions of the tournament.
USA U16 team members of note include: Bradley Beal (2009); Quinn Cook (2009); Aaron Gordon (2011); Tre Jones (2015); James McAdoo (2009); Malik Newman (2013); Jahlil Okafor (2011); Jabari Parker (2011), Diamond Stone (2013), Gary Trent Jr. (2015); and Seventh Woods (2013).