The FIBA U19 World Cup for Men features the world’s top 19-year-old and younger players and is conducted every other year, with the FIBA Americas U18 Championship held in each year prior to the U19s. The U18 event serves as the Americas zone qualifying tournament for the U19 World Cup. First held in 1979, the USA men’s teams in the 14 FIBA U19 competitions held have won seven gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal, including gold in four of the past six U19 World Cups (2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019), and own a 98-4 all-time record at the event. In 11 FIBA Americas U18 Championships, USA U18 teams own an all-time record of 59-2 and have claimed nine gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. The USA men will compete in the 2020 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, the next FIBA U19 World Cup is scheduled to be held in 2021.
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); 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); Cam Reddish (2017); Reggie Perry (MVP of the 2019 U19 World Cup); Marcus Smart (2013); Klay Thompson (2009); Scott Skiles (1983); Austin Wiley (2017); Deron Williams (2003); Justise Winslow (2013); and James Worthy (1979).