menu close twitter facebook snapchat instagram youtube article basketball gallery graph left-arrow right-arrow search star trophy video net clipboard shield-check shield-star stopwatch

Just the Facts: 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women

  • Date:
    Dec 4, 2015

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2016 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team

EVENT SITE: Zaragoza, Spain



DATE OF DRAW: April 13, 2016

COMPETITION DATES: June 22-July 2, 2016

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS DATES: May 26-30, 2016 (As it has done previously for its U16/U17 teams, USA Basketball will conduct open trials to determine the 12-player roster for the 2016 USA U17 World Championship Team.)

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

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:  May 31-June 3 and June 7-21, 2016

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

EVENT DESCRIPTION: First held in 2010, the FIBA U17 World Championship features the world’s top 17-year-old and younger players. FIBA currently holds U17 World Championships every two years.

The USA earned its qualifying spot for the U17 worlds last summer by capturing bronze at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship with a 4-1 record.

ELIGIBILITY: Athletes eligible for this team must be 17-years-old or younger (born on or after 1/1/99) and U.S. citizens.

2016 QUALIFIED TEAMS (16): In addition to host Spain, nations qualified for the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship include: Nigeria and Mali from FIBA Africa; Canada, Brazil, the United States and Mexico from FIBA Americas; China, Japan and South Korea from FIBA Asia; Czech Republic, France, Italy, Latvia and Portugal from FIBA Europe; and Australia from FIBA Oceania.

Group A: Canada, Latvia, Japan and Nigeria
Group B: Australia, China, France and Mexico
Group C: Czech Republic, Italy, South Korea and USA
Group D: Brazil, Mali, Portugal and Spain

EVENT HISTORY: USA women's teams are 23-0 in the U17 World Championships, capturing a third-consecutive gold in 2014 with a 7-0 record. In 2010 the USA squad outscored opponents by 37.4 points a game. In 2012 Diamond DeShields was named MVP of the tournament, with Linnae Harper joining DeShields on the all-tournament team as the USA won by an average of 35.0 ppg. In the most recent edition, Joyner Holmes and Katie Lou Samuelson were named to the five-member all-tournament team after helping the USA edge host Spain 77-75 in the gold medal game.

USA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Noteable players to represent the U.S. include: DeShields (2012); Asia Durr (2014); Rebecca Greenwell (2012); Jewell Loyd (2010); Arike Ogunbowale (2014); Taya Reimer (2012); Samuelson (2014); Breanna Stewart (2010); and Elizabeth Williams (2010)


Related Videos

Participants in the 2019 USA Men's U19 World Cup Team training camp talk about the influence of their fathers in their lives.

Highlights of the 2019 USA Basketball Men's U16 National Team's quarterfinal, semifinal and gold medal games.

20 Players Selected to Attend 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Training Camp

Members of the 2019 USA U16 National Team five their top five players.

The USA Men's and Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Teams concluded training camp and are ready to take on the world at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Mongolia June 3-7, 2019.

Related Content

2019 USA U16 Women


After Mexico was unable to arrive in time to take on the USA due to travel delays, the USA practiced on the game court instead.

USA Basketball will conduct its first girls Gold Camp, which will be for seventh and eighth grade athletes, on June 23-24 at Holy Innocents’ Episcipal School in Atlanta.

Participants in the 2019 USA Men's U19 World Cup Team training camp talk about the influence of their fathers in their lives.

Bruce Weber

2019 USA Men's U19 World Cup Team training camp Day 1 action photos

  • Author:
    Steve Drumwright, Red Line Editorial
  • Date:
    Jun 15, 2019

Once retired from the sport, Maddox is now pursuing his Olympic dream thanks to 3x3.

Coach Licensing & Organization Accreditation Login

Forgot Password?