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Just the Facts: 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men

  • Date:
    Apr 16, 2019

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2019 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team

EVENT SITE:

Belem, Brazil

EVENT VENUE:

Arena Guilherme Paraense

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

FIBA.com

DATE OF DRAW:

TBD

COMPETITION DATES:

June 3-9, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

May 22-29, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

EVENT DESCRPITION:

The 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship will feature eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

The top four finishing teams will qualify for the 2020 FIBA U17 World Cup.

ELIGIBILITY:

Athletes eligible for this team must be 16 years old or younger (born on or after 1/1/2003) and U.S. citizens.

2019 QUALIFIED TEAMS (8):

Qualified to compete at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship are Canada and the United States as the North American entries; while Dominican Republic (gold medalist), Mexico (silver medalist) and Puerto Rico (bronze medalist) qualified through the 2018 Centrobasket U15 Championship; and Brazil (gold medalist), Uruguay (silver medalist) and Argentina (bronze medalist) qualified through the 2018 South American U15 Championship.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

TBD (two groups of four teams each)

USA EVENT HISTORY:

USA Basketball has claimed the gold medal in all five editions of the biennial event, which was first held in 2009. The USA is now 25-0 in men’s FIBA Americas U16 Championship action.

USA U16 NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

USA U16 team members of note include: Bradley Beal (2009), Vernon Carey Jr. (2017), Quinn Cook (2009), Andre Drummond (2009), Terrance Ferguson (2013), Aaron Gordon (2011), Zion Harmon (2017), Markus Howard (2015), Tyus Jones (2011), Kevin Knox (2015), James Michael McAdoo (2009), Malik Newman (2013), Jahlil Okafor (2011), Jabari Parker (2011), Diamond Stone (2013) Gary Trent Jr. (2015), Jarred Vanderbilt (2015) and Seventh Woods (2013).

USA U16 NATIONAL TEAM HISTORY:

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