After another impressive showing in 2018, USA Basketball has won the gold medal in each of the five FIBA U17 World Championships contested since 2010. The biennial event has seen the U.S. compile a perfect 37-0 record, and the MVP each year has been a member of the USA team. The USA qualified for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup by capturing gold at the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship with a 5-0 mark. The next FIBA U17 World Cup will occur in 2020.
In 2010, the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship for Men, the USA captured gold with a perfect 8-0 record and Brad Beal was tabbed MVP of the biennial event. In 2012, Jahlil Okafor earned MVP honors and was joined on the all-tournament team by Justise Winslow as the U.S. again captured gold. In 2014 the U.S. claimed gold as Malik Newman earned tournament MVP honors and Diamond Stone listed on the all-tournament team. 2016 saw MVP honors go to Collin Sexton who came off the bench to lead the USA to gold, while Wendell Carter Jr. was named all-tournament. In the most recent edition,the USA finished a perfect 7-0 and Jalen Green (was named MVP of the tournament, and he was joined on the all-tournament team by Vernon Carey Jr.
Some of the recognizable names who have played for the Men’s U17 teams include: Brad Beal (2010), Vernon Carey Jr. (2016), Wendell Carter Jr. (2016), Quinn Cook (2010), Harry Giles (2014), Jalen Green (2018), Tyus Jones (2012), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2010), James McAdoo (2010), Malik Newman (2014), Jahlil Okafor (2012), Jabari Parker (2012), Collin Sexton (2016), Diamond Stone (2014), Gary Trent Jr. (2016) and Justise Winslow (2012).