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Just the Facts: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women

  • Date:
    Feb 2, 2015

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2015 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team

EVENT SITE: Chekhov, Russia

EVENT VENUE: Olimpiyskiy Sports Center


COMPETITION DATES: July 18-26, 2015


USA BASKETBALL TRIALS SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado


USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: Colorado Springs, Colorado; Spain; Chekhov, Russia.

EVENT DESCRPITION: Originally known as the FIBA Junior World Championship, the tournament was held every four years starting in 1985. FIBA in 2005 changed its calendar and now conducts the U19 World Championship every other year.

ELIGIBILITY: Athletes eligible for this team must be 19-or-younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1996) and U.S. citizens.

2015 QUALIFIED TEAMS (16): Russia, which captured the 2014 FIBA Europe U18 Championship gold medal, earned an automatic berth to the tournament as the host country, and the remaining 15 nations were determined by the five FIBA zone qualifiers in 2014.  
Countries competing in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship include Mali (gold medalist) and Egypt (silver medalist) from FIBA Africas; USA (gold medalist), Canada (silver medalist), Argentina (bronze medalist) and Brazil (fourth place) from FIBA America; China (gold medalist), South Korea (bronze medalist) and Taiwan (fourth place) from FIBA Asia; France (silver medalist), Spain (bronze medalist), Serbia (fourth place), Belgium (fifth place) and the Netherlands (sixth place); while Australia earned FIBA Oceania’s lone berth.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS: Group A: Argentina, Netherlands, Russia, Taiwan || Group B: China, Egypt, Spain, USA || Group C: Belgium, Canada, France, Mali || Group D: Australia, Brazil, Serbia, South Korea.

EVENT HISTORY: USA women's teams are 66-12 in the U19/Junior World Championships, capturing a fifth-consecutive gold in 2013 with a 9-0 record.

USA U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Noteable players to represent the U.S. include Angela Aycock (1993); Alana Beard (2001); Essence Carson (2005); Tamika Catchings (1997); Crystal Langhorne (2005); Erlana Larkins (2005); Jantel Lavender (2007); Lisa Leslie (1989); Rebecca Lobo (1993); Maya Moore (2007); Nnemkadi Ogwumike (2009); Vickie Orr (1985); Courtney Paris (2005); Cappie Pondexter (2001); Katie Smith (1993); Dawn Staley (1989); Breanna Stewart (2011 and 2013); and Diana Taurasi (2001).


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