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Just the Facts: 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup for Men

  • Date:
    Nov 2, 2017

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup for Men
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Cup Team
EVENT SITE: Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina
EVENT VENUE: TBD
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: TBD
DATE OF DRAW: TBD
COMPETITION DATES: June 30-July 8, 2018
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: TBD
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; TBD, Argentina
EVENT DESCRIPTION:

First held in 2010, the FIBA U17 World Cup features the world’s top 17-year-old and younger players. FIBA currently holds U17 World Cups every two years.

The USA earned its qualifying spot for the U17 worlds this past summer by capturing gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship with a 5-0 record.

ELIGIBILITY: Athletes eligible for this team must be 17-years-old or younger (born on or after 1/1/01) and U.S. citizens.
2018 QUALIFIED TEAMS (16): In addition to host Argentina, nations qualified for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup include: Egypt and Mali from FIBA Africa; Canada, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the United States from FIBA Americas; the top four nations out of FIBA Asia/Oceania; and Croatia, France, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey from FIBA Europe.
PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS: TBD (four groups of four teams each)
USA EVENT HISTORY: In 2010, the inaugural FIBA U17 World Cup for Men, the USA captured gold with a perfect 8-0 record, and Brad Beal was tabbed MVP of the biennial event. In 2012, Jahlil Okafor earned MVP honors and was joined on the all-tournament team by Justise Winslow as the U.S. again captured gold. In 2014, the U.S. claimed gold as Malik Newman earned tournament MVP honors and Diamond Stone listed on the all-tournament team. In the most recent edition, MVP Collin Sexton came off the bench to lead the USA to gold and earn MVP honors, while Wendell Carter Jr. was named all-tournament.
USA U17 WORLD CUP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Some of the recognizable names who have played for the USA men’s U17 teams include: Brad Beal (2010), Wendell Carter Jr. (2016), Quinn Cook (2010), Harry Giles (2014), Tyus Jones (2012), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2010), James McAdoo (2010), Malik Newman (2014), Jahlil Okafor (2012), Jabari Parker (2012), Collin Sexton (2016), Diamond Stone (2014), Gary Trent Jr. (2016) and Justise Winslow (2012).
USA U17 WORLD CUP TEAM HISTORY: Find out more …

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