A biennial event launched in 2009 and open to athletes 16 years old or younger, the FIBA Americas U16 Championship features eight national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. The top four finishing teams at the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship qualified for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup. USA Basketball has claimed the gold medal in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2018 and the bronze medal in 2015, and is now 30-1 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship action. The next FIBA Americas U16 Championship will be held in 2021.
USA U16 National Team players of note include: Aliyah Boston (2017), Samantha Brunelle (2017), Lauren Cox (2013), Kaela Davis (2011), Asia Durr (2013), Andra Espinoza-Hunter (2015), Rebecca Greenwell (2011), Arike Ogunbowale (2013), Katie Lou Samuelson (2013), Breanna Stewart (2009), Payton Verhulst (2018) and Elizabeth Williams (2009).