The FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, which is held every two years, originated in 2010. USA Basketball's U17 World Championship Team captured the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal, and seven of the USA's 12-member team went on to capture the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal. Claiming gold in 2012 and 2014, the USA's winning streak at the FIBA U17s was halted in 2016 by eventual gold medalist Australia in the semifinal game. The USA, however, rebounded to claim bronze with a 6-1 record.
After earning three gold medals and one bronze medal in FIBA U17 World Championship play, the USA is now 29-1 all-time in the four editions of the event. The next FIBA U17 World Championship will be held in 2018.
Some of the players who have competed for the USA Women’s U17 National Team include: Lindsay Allen (2012), Diamond DeShields (2012), Rebecca Greenwell (2012), Joyner Holmes (2014), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (2010), Ariel Massengale (2010), Olivia Nelson-Ododa (2016), Mercedes Russell (2012), Katie Lou Samuelson (2016), Breanna Stewart (2010), Christyn Williams (2016) and Elizabeth Williams (2010).