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Just the Facts: 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup for Women

  • Date:
    Nov 28, 2016

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup for Women 2017

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2017 USA Basketball Women’s 3x3 U18 World Cup Team

EVENT SITE:

Chengdu, China

EVENT VENUE:

TBD

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

TBD

COMPETITION DATES:

June 28-July 2, 2017

USA BASKETBALL 3X3 U18 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT:

April 8-9, 2017 • USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament • United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

TBD

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

EVENT DESCRPITION:

The FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship has been held on an annual basis since 2011, except in the years of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (2010, 2014), and FIBA recently changed the name to the 3x3 U18 World Cup. Twenty men’s and 20 women’s teams are expected to compete in the five-day event. In addition to the men’s and women’s 3x3 tournaments, included in the 2017 3x3 World Championship program will be skills contests, giving athletes chances to win additional medals.

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible, athletes must participate in at least one FIBA-sanctioned 3x3 tournament in 2017 prior to participating in the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament that is scheduled to be held April 8-9 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To receive an invitation to participate in the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament, teams must be selected through a qualifying 3x3 tournament and approved by USA Basketball.

Athletes eligible for this team must be 18 years old or younger (born on or after 1/1/99) and U.S. citizens.

2017 QUALIFIED TEAMS (20):

In addition to host China, teams qualified for the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017 include: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Guam, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, USA and Venezuela.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

TBD (four groups of five teams each)

EVENT HISTORY:

The USA women’s 3x3 U18 teams have compiled a 41-5 overall record and captured gold at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, and the 2012 and 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships, silver at the 2015 and 2016 3x3 U18s, and a pair of bronze medals at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and 2011 3x3 U18 Worlds.

USA WOMEN’S 3X3 U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

Past USA 3x3 U18 players of note include: Napheesa Collier (2014), Kaela Davis (2011, 2012), Diamond DeShields (2012), Arike Ogunbowale (2013, 2014), Katie Lou Samuelson (2013, 2014), Kiah Stokes (2010), Brianna Turner (2012, 2013).

USA WOMEN’S 3X3 U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM HISTORY:

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