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Just the Facts: 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup for Women

  • Date:
    Nov 2, 2017

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup for Women
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2018 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Cup Team
EVENT SITE: Minsk, Belarus
EVENT VENUE: TBD
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: TBD
DATE OF DRAW: TBD
COMPETITION DATES: July 21-29, 2018
USA BASKETBALL TRIALS DATES: May 23-28, 2018 (As it has done previously for its U16/U17 teams, USA Basketball will conduct open trials to determine the 12-player roster for the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team.)
USA BASKETBALL TRIALS SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: TBD
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: Colorado Springs, Colorado; TBD, Europe
EVENT DESCRIPTION:

The FIBA U17 World Cup, which is held every two years, originated in 2010 and features the world’s top 17-year-old and younger players.

The USA earned its qualifying spot for the U17 worlds last 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 Belarus, nations qualified for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup include: Angola and Mali from FIBA Africa; Argentina, Canada, Colombia and the United States from FIBA Americas; Australia, China, Japan and New Zealand from FIBA Asia/Oceania; and France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Spain from FIBA Europe.
PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS: TBD (four groups of four teams each)
EVENT HISTORY: USA women's teams are 29-1 in the U17 World Cups, capturing three gold medals and one bronze medal. In 2010, the USA squad outscored opponents by 37.4 points a game, led by Elizabeth Williams (13.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg.) and Breanna Stewart (12.8 ppg., 7.5 rpg.). In 2012 Diamond DeShields was named MVP of the tournament, with Linnae Harper joining DeShields on the all-tournament team. In 2014, Joyner Holmes and Katie Lou Samuelson were named to the five-member all-tournament team after helping the USA edge host Spain 77-75 in the gold medal game. Most recently, the 2016 USA U17 World Cup Team rebounded from a semifinal loss to eventual gold medalist Australia and earned the bronze medal with a 65-50 victory over China.
USA U17 WORLD CUP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Notable players to represent the U.S. include: Lindsay Allen (2012), Diamond DeShields (2012), Rebecca Greenwell (2012), Joyner Holmes (2014), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (2010), Ariel Massengale (2010), Olivia Nelson-Ododa (2016), Mercedes Russell (2012), Katie Lou Samuelson (2014), Breanna Stewart (2010), Christyn Williams (2016) and Elizabeth Williams (2010).
USA U17 WORLD CUP TEAM HISTORY: Find out more …

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