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USA Women's Youth Olympic Games Team

USA Basketball has selected the winning teams from the 2018 USA 3x3 U18 National Championships to represent the United States in the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Quotes from all four athletes after being named to the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Team Women's Basketball Team.

Highlights from the men's and women's title games at the 2018 3x3 U18 National Championships.

With a perfect, 7-0 record, Team Quest was crowned champion at the USA Basketball Women’s 3x3 U18 National Championship after a hard-fought 21-18 win over BS30 in the gold medal game.

The women’s medal-round matchups are set at the USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championships, and leading the way are undefeated squads Team Denver and Team Quest.

No fewer than 14 teams, 39 athletes and 15 coaches who advanced to the women's Sweet 16 have USA Basketball ties. Who are they and how are they connected?

Featuring 12 men’s teams and 11 women’s teams from across the country, the rosters have been finalized for the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championships.

  • Author:
    Jimena Panduro
  • Date:
    Mar 21, 2018

A game of pickup hoops between friends is a rich tradition and a common form of entertainment around the world. As its popularity continues to grow, FIBA introduced 3x3 competitions in 2010 and propelled this one-time recreational activity into not only an internationally recognized game, but an...

  • Author:
    Jimena Panduro
  • Date:
    Mar 19, 2018

Since the first FIBA-organized international 3x3 event at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, the standard set of rules for the game has evolved, and along the way the rules have continued to challenge athletes to become better basketball players.  As the game matured, throughout World Cups and...

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Exactly what is the 2018 Youth Olympic Games? How have past USA teams fared? Who are some of the stars who have played in past Youth Olympic Games? Find out here.

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The 2014 USA Basketball women 3x3 basketball champions represented the U.S. at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, where they swept their way to gold.

The 2014 Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team, made up of De’Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier, Arike Ogunbowale and Katie Lou Samuelson, took a break from training to visit the scenic mountains of Colorado Springs.

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Katie Lou Samuelson has enjoyed quite an illustrious basketball career, and the Huntington Beach, California, native hasn't even graduated high school yet. Samuelson, a senior at Mater Dei High School, has already won four gold medals with USA Basketball, including two in 2014 -- first as a member of the 2014 U17 World Championship Team and then with the 3x3 team that took gold at the Youth Olympic Games. Samuelson, who is committed to play for the University of Connecticut next fall, talks about her USA Basketball experience and what drives her to succeed.

Andraya Carter chats about the Youth Olympic Games and other topics during a 2010 USA Men's World Championship Team practice.

Briyona Canty chats about the Youth Olympic Games and other topics during a 2010 USA Men's World Championship Team practice.

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