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Just the Facts: 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women

  • Date:
    Mar 28, 2017

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2017 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team

EVENT SITE:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

EVENT VENUE:

CENARD, 1050 Crisólogo Larralde Avenue, in the Núñez district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

www.fiba.com/americas/u16women/2017

DATE OF DRAW:

May 23, 2017

COMPETITION DATES:

June 7-11, 2017

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS DATES:

May 25-29

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS SITE:

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

EVENT DESCRPITION:

The FIBA Americas U16 Championship features eight U16 national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. The 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship serves as the qualifying tournament for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Championship, and the top four finishing teams earn a berth to the 2018 U17 World Championship.

ELIGIBILITY:

Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens born on or after Jan. 1, 2001.

2017 QUALIFIED TEAMS (8):

The eight nations qualified to compete in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship are: Canada and the United States as the North American entries; Argentina (gold medalist), Venezuela (silver medalist) and Colombia (bronze medalist) qualified through the 2016 South American U15 Championship; and from the Centrobasket U15 Championship are Puerto Rico (gold medalist), Dominican Republic (silver medalist) and Mexico (bronze medalist).

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

Group A: Argentina, Canada, Dominican Republic and Venezuela; Group B: Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and USA.

EVENT HISTORY:

Since FIBA Americas initiated the U16 Championship in 2009, USA teams have compiled a 19-1 record and won gold in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

USA U16 NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

USA U16 National Team players of note include: Lauren Cox (2013), Kaela Davis (2011), Aquira DeCosta (2015), Asia Durr (2013), Rebecca Greenwell (2011), Arike Ogunbowale (2013), Katie Lou Samuelson (2013), Breanna Stewart (2009) and Elizabeth Williams (2009).

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