USA Basketball will hold open tryouts to select the 2014 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team, the Colorado Springs-based organization announced today. Trials will be held May 22-26, 2014, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USA U17 squad selected from those tryouts will compete in the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, scheduled to be held in Bratislava, Slovakia from June 26-July 6.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Christmas came early this year for a half dozen of women’s college basketball’s elite players.
Picture yourself at age 19, preparing to embark on your sophomore college season. Unexpectedly, you get the phone call you’ve been dreaming of for most of your life – except you never imagined it would come this soon.
The USA Women's U18 Team took the gold for the second year in a row Sunday at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia, defeating Estonia 21-12 in the gold-medal match. With the win, the U.S. qualified for a berth in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China.
The 33-player roster for the initial senior women's national training camp, announced Thursday by USA Basketball, includes a blend of gold-medal decorated veterans and young newcomers, as the United States begins its preparations to defend its World Championship and Olympic titles in women's basketball. Those preparations will kick off with a national team mini-camp from Oct.
There was a point during this summer when Katie Lou Samuelson’s knee began to bother her a bit. It was nothing serious, and the worry of injury has since alleviated, but it hinted at just how busy she’s been, just a few months past her 16th birthday.
Since she ended her sophomore year of high school at Mater Dei, Lou (which she prefers to go by) has played basketball for the United States (twice), navigated another frenetic July schedule of AAU basketball, and attended Mater Dei’s summer workouts whenever she wasn’t in the air or on the road.
Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma will return as the head coach of the United States’ Senior Women’s National Team through the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Friday's announcement, made by USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo at press conference at UConn’s Gampel Pavilion, marks the first time in USA Basketball history that a coach has been tapped to lead the program in back-to-back Olympics.
There's no question that 3x3 basketball is different.
First, obviously, there are only three players on the court, and second, that trio is playing halfcourt basketball. But on top of that, the USA representatives aren't selected from a large group -- instead, teams of four play a tournament, and the winning team represents the United States.
Too skilled, too tall, too long, too good – all that could apply individually to Breanna Stewart, who dominated the semifinal and final games as the United States U19 women's basketball national team rolled to its fifth straight FIBA World Championship Sunday in Lithuania. But it could also apply to the American team as a whole, which demolished France in the title game, 61-28, and racked up an average victory margin of 43 points over the nine games of the tournament.
The United States captured its third straight and ninth overall World University Games women’s basketball gold medal with a 90-71 victory over the previously undefeated Russian Federation Monday in Kazan, Russia. In the third place game, Australia cruised to the bronze with a 99-58 rout of Chinese Taipei.
The U.S. teens extended their FIBA Americas U16 winning streak to 15, and won their third straight gold medal by beating Canada 82-48 -- but despite the lopsided score, this was not the unimpeded romp to victory to which the Americans had become accustomed in Cancun, Mexico.