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JUST THE FACTS: 2020 FIBA U17 WORLD CUP FOR WOMEN

  • Date:
    Jun 15, 2020

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2020 FIBA U17 World Cup for Women >> CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. FIBA is examining the possibility of holding the event in 2021.
OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2020 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Cup Team
EVENT SITE: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: FIBA.com
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 6-0 record.
ELIGIBILITY: Athletes eligible for this team must be 17 years old or younger (born on or after 1/1/03) and U.S. citizens.
2020 QUALIFIED TEAMS (16): In addition to host Romania, nations qualified for the 2020 FIBA U17 World Cup include: Egypt and Mali from FIBA Africa; Canada, Chile, Puerto Rico and the United States from FIBA Americas; Australia, China, Japan and New Zealand from FIBA Asia/Oceania; and France, Italy, Lithuania, Russia and Spain from FIBA Europe.
PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS: Group A: Canada, Egypt, Italy, South Korea
Group B: Australia, Mali, Spain, USA
Group C: Chile, Japan, Lithuania, Russia
Group D: China, France, Puerto Rico, Romania
EVENT HISTORY: USA women's teams are 36-1 in the U17 World Cups, capturing four 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. 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. Most recently, a strong defensive effort by the 2018 USA U17 squad, led by tournament MVP Jordan Horston and all-tournament selections Aliyah Boston and Haley Jones, recaptured the gold medal.
USA U17 WORLD CUP TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Notable players to represent the U.S. include: Lindsay Allen (2012), Boston (2018), Paige Bueckers (2018), DeShields (2012), Rebecca Greenwell (2012), Holmes (2014), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (2010), Ariel Massengale (2010), Olivia Nelson-Ododa (2016), Mercedes Russell (2012), Samuelson (2014), Stewart (2010), Christyn Williams (2016) and Elizabeth Williams (2010).
WANT MORE INFO? Find out more about past USA U17 World Cup Teams!

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