The USA is the defending 3x3 U18 World Cup gold medalist and has collected a record four gold medals, two silver medals and an honorary bronze medal in the seven editions of the event. This year's team will be selected following the 2020 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship, which has been postponed to a later date to be determined due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup has been held on an annual basis since 2011, except the years of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (2010, 2014, 2018). Twenty men’s and 20 women’s teams are expected to compete in the 2020 event. In addition to the men’s and women’s 3x3 tournaments, included in the 2020 3x3 program will be skills contests, giving athletes chances to win additional medals. The 2020 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup will be held Aug. 24-30 at a site TBD.
Past USA 3x3 U18 players of note include: Janelle Bailey (2017), Napheesa Collier (2014), Kaela Davis (2011, 2012), Diamond DeShields (2012), Arike Ogunbowale (2013, 2014), Katie Lou Samuelson (2013, 2014), Kiah Stokes (2010), Brianna Turner (2012, 2013) and Hailey Van Lith (2019).