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 qualified for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Championship, including the USA, which captured gold. USA Basketball has claimed the gold medal in all five editions of the event, and is now 25-0 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship action.
As the previous four USA Men’s U16 National Teams had done, the 2017 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 25-0 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship play and has won the gold medal in all five editions of the tournament.
USA U16 team members of note include: Bradley Beal (2009); Vern Carey Jr. (2017); Quinn Cook (2009); Aaron Gordon (2011); De'Vion Harmon (2017); 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).