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USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Announced

  • Date:
    Jun 3, 2022

USA Basketball announced the 2022 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team today following four days of trials in Colorado Springs.

The 12-woman final roster, selected from the 30 trials invitees, will compete at the 2022 FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship in Buenos Aires from June 13-19. The USA opens play Monday, June 13, against Colombia.

The team was selected by the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee and represents the high school graduating classes of 2022 and 2023.

The 2022 WU18 National Team includes Isuneh Brady, Aalyah Del Rosario, Kailyn Gilbert, Londynn Jones, Chloe Kitts, Cotie McMahon, S’Mya Nichols, Indya Nivar, Courtney Ogden, Justine Pissott, KiKi Rice and Grace VanSlooten.

Jones and Rice were members of the USA Women’s U16 National Team that earned the gold medal over Canada at the 2019 FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship in Chile. Brady, Nichols, Nivar and VanSlooten participated in those team trials.

Additionally, Rice was a member of the 2021 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 World Cup Team, which secured the gold medal over Spain.

Del Rosario, Gilbert, Kitts, McMahon, Ogden and Pissott will make their USA Basketball debuts.

The team is coached by Joni Taylor (Texas A&M University), DeLisha Milton-Jones (Old Dominion University) and Teri Moren (Indiana University).

Following their matchup with Colombia, the USA will play Puerto Rico on June 14 and El Salvador on June 15 to wrap up group play. Tournament play begins June 17.

The USA has won gold in the last nine FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championships and 10 gold medals since the event’s inception in 1988.

2022 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team

Name

Age*

Height

Class#

High School

College (Commit)

Hometown

Isuneh Brady

17

6-3

2022

Cathedral Catholic HS

Connecticut

San Diego, CA

Aalyah Del Rosario

18

6-6

2023

The Webb School (Bell Buckle)

 

Danbury, CT

Kailyn Gilbert

18

5-8

2022

IMG Academy

Arizona

Riverview, FL

Londynn Jones

17

5-6

2022

Corona Centennial HS

UCLA

Corona, CA

Chloe Kitts

17

6-3

2023

Faith Christian Academy

 

Oviedo, FL

Cotie McMahon

18

5-11

2022

Centerville HS

Ohio State^

Centerville, OH

S’Mya Nichols

17

6-0

2023

Shawnee Mission West HS

 

Overland Park, KS

Indya Nivar

18

5-10

2022

Apex Friendship HS

Stanford

Apex, NC

Courtney Ogden

17

6-1

2023

The Westminster School

 

Atlanta, GA

Justine Pissott

18

6-4

2022

Red Bank Catholic HS

Tennessee

Toms River, NJ

KiKi Rice

18

5-11

2022

Sidwell Friends School

UCLA

Bethesda, MD

Grace VanSlooten

17

6-3

2022

IMG Academy

Oregon

Ottawa Hills, OH

Head coach: Joni Taylor (Texas A&M) 
Assistant coaches: DeLisha Milton-Jones (Old Dominion), Teri Moren (Indiana) 

*Ages listed are as of May 24, 2022
^Graduated early from Centerville HS (Fall 2021)

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