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 2020 FIBA U17 World Cup for Men was scheduled to be held July 4-12, 2020, in Sofia, Bulgaria. However, it has been cancelled due to the worldwide pandemic. FIBA is examining the possibility of holding the event in 2021.
In 2010, the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship for Men, the USA captured gold and Brad Beal was tabbed MVP of the biennial event. Beal started a tradition that continued with gold medals and MVP honors being earned by Jahlil Okafor (2012), Malik Newman (2014), Collin Sexton (2016) and Jalen Green (2018).
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).