2013 USA Menís U16 National Team ē Just The Facts

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2013 USA Basketball Menís U16 National Team

EVENT SITE: Maldonado, Uruguay

EVENT VENUE: TBD

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: TBD

COMPETITION DATES: June 11-15, 2013

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: May 30-June 7, 2013

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: Colorado Springs, Colo.

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The FIBA Americas U16 Championship will feature eight U16 national teams from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean with the top four finishing teams qualifying for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, which has been expanded to include 16 teams.

ELIGIBILITY: Athletes eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1997.

2013 QUALIFIED TEAMS (8): Including host Uruguay, a total of eight nations will compete in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men. Canada and the United States are the North American entries; while Puerto Rico (gold medalist), Mexico (silver medalist) and Bahamas (bronze medalist) qualified through the 2012 Centrobasket U15 Championship; and Argentina (gold medalist) and Chile (bronze medalist) qualified through the 2012 South American U15 Championship. Uruguay captured the silver medal, which gave Chile, which defeated Brazil for the bronze, the final U16 berth.

EVENT HISTORY: Traveling to Mendoza, Argentina, for the inaugural FIBA Americas U16 Championship in 2009, the U.S. squad, a team comprised of players who were 16-years-old or younger, was flat out impressive. Scoring an average of 113.0 points a game, the USA team won its five games by an average of 33.8 points a game to claim the competition's first gold medal. The 2011 U.S. squad was not much different, decimating opponents by an average margin of 42.2 points per contest en route to a perfect 5-0 mark and the gold medal.

USA U16 NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Brad Beal (2009); Quinn Cook (2009); Aaron Gordon (2011); James McAdoo (2009); Jahlil Okafor (2011); Jabari Parker (2011).

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