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Just the Facts: 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women

  • Date:
    Jan 18, 2017

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

2017 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2017 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team

EVENT SITE:

Cividale del Friuli and Udine, Italy

EVENT VENUE:

TBD

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

fiba.com/world/u19women/2017

DATE OF DRAW:

Feb. 1, 2017 at Udine, Italy

COMPETITION DATES:

July 22-30, 2017

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS DATES:

May 18-21, 2017

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS SITE:

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

July 7-21, 2017

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

Colorado Springs, Colorado; Italy.

EVENT DESCRPITION:

Originally known as the FIBA Junior World Championship, the tournament was held every four years starting in 1985. FIBA in 2005 changed its calendar and now conducts the U19 World Championship every other year.

ELIGIBILITY:

Athletes eligible for this team must be 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1998) and U.S. citizens.

2017 QUALIFIED TEAMS (16):

Italy earned an automatic berth to the tournament as the host country. The remaining 15 nations were determined by the five FIBA zone qualifiers in 2016.  

Countries competing in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship include Mali (gold medalist) and Egypt (silver medalist) from FIBA Africa; USA (gold medalist), Canada (silver medalist), Brazil (bronze medalist) and Puerto Rico (fourth place) from FIBA Americas; China (gold medalist), Japan (silver medalist) and South Korea (bronze medalist) from FIBA Asia; France (gold medalist), Spain (silver medalist), Russia (bronze medalist), Latvia (fourth place) and Hungary (fifth place) from FIBA Europe; while Australia (gold medalist) secured FIBA Oceania’s lone berth.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

Group A: China, Italy, Mali, USA
Group B: Egypt, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain
Group C: Canada, France, Latvia, South Korea
Group D: Australia, Hungary, Japan, 1 from FIBA Americas TBD

EVENT HISTORY:

USA women's teams are 73-12 in the U19/Junior World Championships, capturing a sixth-consecutive gold in 2015 with a 9-0 record.

USA U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

Notable players to represent the U.S. include: Angela Aycock (1993), Alana Beard (2001), Essence Carson (2005), Tamika Catchings (1997), Bria Hartley (2011), 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), Azurá Stevens (2015), Breanna Stewart (2011 and MVP of the 2013 U19 World Championship), Diana Taurasi (2001), Morgan Tuck (2011 and 2013) and A’ja Wilson (2013 and MVP of the 2015 U19 World Championship).

USA U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM HISTORY:

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NOTE: The FIBA U19 World Championship was formerly known as the FIBA Junior World Championship; FIBA changed the names of its age-based World Championships in 2005 to reflect the age of eligibility.

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