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Just the Facts: 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men

  • Date:
    Mar 28, 2017

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2017 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team

EVENT SITE:

Formosa, Argentina

EVENT VENUE:

TBD

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

TBD

DATE OF DRAW:

TBD

COMPETITION DATES:

June 14-18, 2017

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

June 1-10, 2017

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

EVENT DESCRPITION:

The 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship will feature eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

The top four finishing teams will qualify for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.

ELIGIBILITY:

Athletes eligible for this team must be 16 years old or younger (born on or after 1/1/2001) and U.S. citizens.

2017 QUALIFIED TEAMS (8):

Qualified to compete at the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship are Canada and the United States as the North American entries; while Puerto Rico (gold medalist), Dominican Republic (silver medalist) and Mexico (bronze medalist) qualified through the 2016 Centrobasket U15 Championship; and Argentina (gold medalist), Paraguay (silver medalist) and Venezuela (bronze medalist) qualified through the 2016 South American U15 Championship.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

TBD (two groups of four teams each)

USA EVENT HISTORY:

USA Basketball has claimed the gold medal in all four editions of the biennial event, which was first held in 2009. The USA is now 20-0 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship action.

USA U16 NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

USA U16 team members of note include: Bradley Beal (2009), Quinn Cook (2009), Aaron Gordon (2011), Markus Howard (2015), James Michael McAdoo (2009), Malik Newman (2013), Jahlil Okafor (2011), Jabari Parker (2011), Diamond Stone (2013); Gary Trent Jr. (2015), Jarred Vanderbilt (2015) and Seventh Woods (2013).

USA U16 NATIONAL TEAM HISTORY:

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