The 2017 USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team Trials on May 25, and athletes and their fans are gearing up for a weekend of tough competition. #USABWU16
Scottie Barnes, Jordan Noah Collier, Zion Harmon, Jason Harris, David Johnson, Nico Mannion, Joshua Nickelberry and Romeo Weems have been added to the 2017 USA Men’s U16 National Team training camp roster.
Only about one-in-12 players who take part in the 2017 USA Women's U16 National Team Trials will be selected for the official roster, but trials are about more than 12 roster spots.
The draw for the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men today was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the USA was drawn into Group B along with Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico for the June 14-16 preliminary round.
The USA will play Colombia, Mexico and Puerto Rico in preliminary round action at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
The USA Women’s U16 National Team Trials will see 133 athletes who are 16 years old or younger take part May 25-29 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The roster of athletes who accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team Trials features 35 of the nation’s top players from the high school classes of 2019 and 2020.
Carla Berube (Tufts University), has been tabbed head coach of the USA Women’s U16 National Team, and Steve Gomez (Lubbock Christian University) and Vanessa Nygaard (Windward School), complete the staff as USA assistant coaches.
Twenty-four of the nation’s top young male basketball players have accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team training camp.
Featuring eight-time USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year Don Showalter at the helm, the USA Men’s U16 National Team coaching staff also will feature assistants Scott Fitch (Fairport H.S., N.Y.) and Stan Waterman (Sanford School, Del.).