The FIBA U17 World Cup for Women, which is held every two years, originated in 2010. The USA captured the 2010 FIBA U17 World Cup gold medal, and seven of the USA's 12-member team went on to capture the 2011 FIBA U19 World Cup gold medal. Also 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. The USA is now 29-1 all-time in the four editions of the event. The 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup will be held July 21-29 in Minsk, Belarus.
USA Basketball will again conduct open trials to select the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team. Trials to select finalists for the 12-member team will be held May 23-28 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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).