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Just the Facts: 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup for Women

  • Date:
    Jan 14, 2019

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

2019 FIBA U19 World Cup for Women

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2019 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team

EVENT SITE:

Bangkok, Thailand

EVENT VENUE:

 

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

TBD

DATE OF DRAW:

Feb. 26, 2019

COMPETITION DATES:

July 20-28, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS DATES:

May 16-20, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS SITE:

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

July 5-19, 2019

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

Colorado Springs, Colorado; TBD.

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 Cup every other year.

ELIGIBILITY:

Athletes eligible for this team must be 19 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 2000) and U.S. citizens.

2019 QUALIFIED TEAMS (16):

Thailand earned an automatic berth to the tournament as the host country. The remaining 15 nations were determined by the five FIBA zone qualifiers in 2018.  In addition to the host nation, countries competing in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup include Mali (gold medalist) and Mozambique (silver medalist) from FIBA Africa; USA (gold medalist), Canada (silver medalist), Argentina (bronze medalist) and Colombia (fourth place) from FIBA Americas; China (gold medalist), Japan (silver medalist), Australia (bronze medalist) and South Korea (fourth place) from FIBA Asia; and Germany (gold medalist), Spain (silver medalist), Hungary (bronze medalist), Latvia (fourth place) and Belgium (fifth place) from FIBA Europe.

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

TBD (four groups of four teams each)

EVENT HISTORY:

USA women's teams are 79-13 in U19/Junior World Cups, capturing a sixth-consecutive gold in 2015 with a 7-0 record. In 2017, USA Basketball fell four points short against Russia in the gold medal game in an attempt to capture a seventh-straight gold medal.

USA U19 WORLD CUP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

Notable players to represent the U.S. include: Angela Aycock (1993), Alana Beard (2001), Essence Carson (2005), Tamika Catchings (1997), Crystal Dangerfield (2015, 2017), Bria Hartley (2011), Ruthy Hebard (2017), 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 Cup), Diana Taurasi (2001), Morgan Tuck (2011 and 2013) and A’ja Wilson (2013 and MVP of the 2015 U19 World Cup).

USA U19 WORLD CUP TEAM HISTORY:

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