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USA Learns First-Round Opponents For 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship For Women

  • Date:
    Mar 17, 2015

FIBA (International Basketball Federation) on Thursday in Mies, Switzerland, conducted the draw to determine the four preliminary round pools for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women that is scheduled for July 18-26 in Chekhov, Russia.

Five-time defending U19 gold medalists, the USA, which earned its 2015 U19 berth by capturing the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, has been drawn into Group B with China (FIBA Asia gold medalist), Egypt (FIBA Africa silver medalist) and Spain (FIBA Europe bronze medalist).

“USA Basketball is excited to be going to Chekhov for this summer’s FIBA U19 World Championship for Women,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball CEO/Executive Director. “I know Russia will do an excellent job as host, just as they did for the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship and I’m very much looking forward to the competition.”

Drawn into Group A for the July 18-20 preliminary round were host Russia (FIBA Europe gold medalist), Argentina (FIBA Americas bronze medalist), the Netherlands (FIBA Europe sixth place) and one team still to be determined from FIBA Asia; Group C consists of Belgium (FIBA Europe fifth place), Canada (FIBA Americas silver medalist), France (FIBA Europe silver medalist) and Mali (FIBA Africa gold medalist); while Group D includes Australia (FIBA Oceania gold medalist), Brazil (FIBA Americas fourth place), Serbia (FIBA Europe fourth place) and South Korea (FIBA Asia bronze medalist).

First held in 1985 and known as the FIBA Junior World Championship through 2001, the U19 World Championship features the world’s top players who are 19-year-old or younger. Held every four years through 2005, FIBA now holds U19 World Championships every two years.

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. In all, the USA own a record six gold medals and one bronze medal and have stood on the podium in each of the past seven FIBA U19 World Championships.

Trials to select the 2015 USA U19 World Championship Team will be held May 14-17, 2015, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Invitations to attend trials will be issued to approximately 30 athletes in early April.

Notable 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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