First held in 1979 and known as the FIBA Junior World Championship, the FIBA U19 World Cup for Men features the world’s top 19-year-old and younger players. FIBA currently holds U19 World Cups every two years. In the 13 U19 competitions held the USA men’s teams have won six gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal, including gold in three of the past five U19 World Cups (2009, 2013 and 2015), and own a 91-4 all-time record at the event. The next FIBA U19 World Cup is scheduled to be held June 29-July 7, 2019, in Crete, Greece.
Members of past USA U19 teams have included standouts such as Stacey Augmon (1987); Vin Baker (1991); Vince Carter (1995); Nick Collison (1999); Stephen Curry (2007); Eric Floyd (1979); Aaron Gordon (MVP of the 2013 U19 World Championship); Tim Hardaway Jr., (2011); Montrezl Harrell (2013); Gordon Hayward (2009); Larry Johnson (1987); Jeremy Lamb (2011); Stephon Marbury (1995); Doug McDermott (2011); Jahlil Okafor (2013); Gary Payton (1987); Sam Perkins (1979); J.J. Redick (2003); Cameron Reddish (2017); Marcus Smart (2013); Klay Thompson (2009); Scott Skiles (1983); Austin Wiley (2017); Deron Williams (2003); Justise Winslow (2013); and James Worthy (1979).
In 2017 the USA men finished with a 7-1 record and after a disappointing loss to eventual gold medalist Canada in the semifinal, bounced back strong for a 96-72 victory over Spain in the bronze medal game.