2013 USA Women’s U16 National Team • Just The Facts

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team

EVENT SITE: Cancun, Mexico

EVENT VENUE: Polifórum Benito Juárez (7.5 Benito Juárez, Cancún, Q.R. 77565)

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: www.fibaamericas.com/en/torneos1.asp?t=VATYUWCLZO

COMPETITION DATES: June 19-23, 2013

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS DATES: May 23-27, 2013

USA BASKETBALL TRIALS SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: June 10-16, 2013

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: U.S. Olympic Training Center, 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.

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

2013 QUALIFIED TEAMS (8 teams): Including host Mexico, a total of eight nations will compete in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women.  While Canada and the United States are the North American entries; Puerto Rico (gold medalists), and Costa Rica (bronze medalists) qualified from the 2012 U15 Centrobasket Championship, which saw Mexico finish with the silver medal; and Brazil (gold medalists), Venezuela (silver medalists) and Argentina (bronze medalists) qualified from the 2012 South American U15 Championship.

EVENT HISTORY: The USA Women’s U16 National team conquered all comers at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Tournament in Mexico City, Mexico, and returned home with the gold medal and a qualifying berth in the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship. Cruising undefeated through the tournament, the USA won its five games by an average of 70.0 points and listed No. 1 in 13 of 19 statistical categories. The 2011 U.S. squad was not much different, decimating opponents in Merida, Mexico, by an average margin of 43.2 points per contest en route to a perfect 5-0 mark, the gold medal and the USA's 2012 U17 World Championship berth.

USA U16 NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:  Kaela Davis (2011), Rebecca Greenwell (2011), Breanna Stewart (2009), Elizabeth Williams (2009).

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