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Just the Facts: 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup for Men

  • Date:
    Apr 4, 2019

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

2019 FIBA U19 World Cup for Men

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2019 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team

EVENT SITE:

Heraklion, Greece

EVENT VENUE:

TBD

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

FIBA.com

COMPETITION DATES:

June 29-July 7, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

June 15-23, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; TBD.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

First held in 1979 and known as the FIBA Junior World Championship, the U19 World Cup features the world’s top 19-year-old and younger players. FIBA holds U19 World Cups every two years.

The USA earned its qualifying spot for the U19 worlds in 2018 by capturing gold at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship with a 6-0 record.

ELIGIBILITY:

Athletes eligible for this team must be 19 years old or younger (born on or after 1/1/00) and U.S. citizens.

2019 QUALIFIED TEAMS (16):

In addition to host Greece, nations qualified for the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup include Mali (gold medalist) and Senegal (silver medalist) from FIBA Africa; Australia (gold medalist), New Zealand (silver medalist), China (bronze medalist) and the Philippines (fourth place) from FIBA Asia; the United States (gold medalist), Canada (silver medalist), Argentina (bronze medalist) and Puerto Rico (fourth place) from FIBA Americas; and Serbia (gold medalists), Latvia (silver medalists), France (bronze medalists), Russia (fourth place) and Lithuania (fifth place) from FIBA Europe.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

Group A: Lithuania, New Zealand, Senegal, USA
Group B: Australia, Canada, Latvia, Mali
Group C: Argentina, Greece, Philippines, Russia
Group D: China, France, Puerto Rico, Serbia

USA EVENT HISTORY:

In the 13 U19 competitions held, USA men’s teams have won six gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal, including gold in three of the past five U19 World Cups (2009, 2013 and 2015), and own a 91-14 all-time record at the event.

USA U19 WORLD CUP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

Past USA U19 teams have included standouts such as: Stacey Augmon (1987), Vin Baker (1991), MVP of the 2015 U19 World Cup Jalen Brunson (2015), Vince Carter (1995), Nick Collison (1999), Stephen Curry (2007), Terrance Ferguson (2015), Eric Floyd (1979), Aaron Gordon (MVP of the 2013 U19 World Cup), Tim Hardaway Jr., (2011), Montrezl Harrell (2013), Gordon Hayward (2009), Larry Johnson (1987), Jeremy Lamb (2011), Stephon Marbury (1995), Doug McDermott (2011), Jahlil Okafor (2013), Gary Payton (1987), Sam Perkins (1979), Cameron Reddish (2017),  J.J. Redick (2003), Marcus Smart (2013), Klay Thompson (2009), Scott Skiles (1983), Austin Wiley (2017), Deron Williams (2003), Justise Winslow (2013), PJ Washington (2017) and James Worthy (1979).

USA U19 WORLD CUP TEAM HISTORY:

Find out more!

NOTE: The FIBA U19 World Cup formerly was 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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