2014 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team Features

2014 USA U17 World Championship Team
VIDEOS & PHOTOS:
Catch Up To The USA U17 Women With Kristine Anigwe And Arike Ogunbowale
We caught up with two members of the 2014 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team to find out what they had to say about the USA’s journey thus far, including USA Basketball rookie center Kristine Anigwe and veteran guard Arike Ogunbowale. Story
Nancy Mulkey On A Mission To Capture Second Gold Medal
For 6-foot-9 center Nancy Mulkey (Cypress Woods H.S./Cypress, Texas), the gold medal she won this past summer with USA Basketball at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico, had just the teeniest-tiniest bit of tarnish. Not that anyone other than her could see it. Story
Joyner Holmes
Katie Lou Samuelson Is Ready For Another Shot At Gold
As the team gathered around her after the second day of practice inside the U.S Olympic Training Center, and sang happy birthday, Katie Lou Samuelsoncould not contain the ear-to-ear grin that was spread across her face. Story
Joyner Holmes Embarks On Inspired Journey
When Joyner Holmes (Cedar Hill H.S./Cedar Hill, Texas) returned to trials for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team May 22-26 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 6-foot-3 forward had a game-plan for success, and it worked. Story
Joyner Holmes
Natalie Chou And Lauren Cox Primed To Capitalize On U17 Adventure
On May 26, after four days of intense trial sessions that began with 145 players, Natalie Chou (Plano West Senior H.S./Plano, Texas) and Lauren Cox (Flower Mound H.S./Flower Mound, Texas) were chosen as two of the 12 members of the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team, which will represent the USA in the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for women on June 28-July 6 in the Czech Republic. Story
2014 USA U17 World Championship Team Trials
Photos & Video
Anna Wilson: Building Her Own Legacy
Everyone knows that growing up with older siblings can be a blessing and a curse.They tease you, play pranks on you, make your cry and take your things. Yet at the same time, they inspire you, give you someone to look up to and help guarantee that someone will always have your back. Anna Wilson (Collegiate School/Richmond, Va.) has been fortunate to experience all of the above. Story
Stories Behind The Women's U17 Trials: Autumn Powell, Breaking Barriers
Day three of the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is starting this morning and by mid day, the first round of roster reductions will be taking place. Story
Autumn Powell
Trials and tribulations: Meeting some of the players
There are 173 athletes gathered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, trying for a coveted roster spot on either the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team or the 2014 USA National Team. They come from all corners of the country with hopes and dreams of winning gold medals in a USA Basketball uniform, and each of them has her own story. Story.
Trials For USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team Heat Up
Yesterday marked the first day of the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team trials. Behind the jersey numbers of more than 140 girls, a few stories can be discovered. Story
Sue Phillips
Carol Callan Unique Opportunity Awaits More than 150 Young Athletes
Carol Callan was at the airport Wednesday picking up two of the coaches who were taking part in this weekend’s USA U17 World Championship Team Trials. While she was waiting for the coaches at baggage claim, she noticed a young girl and her father walking by. Story

USA Women’s U17 National Team Trials: Tales Beyond The Numbers
Yesterday marked the first day of the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team trials. Behind the jersey numbers of more than 140 girls, a few stories can be discovered. Story

Sue Phillips
2012 USA U17 World Championship Team

VIDEOS:

Linnae Harper Leading By Example
In her second-consecutive summer with USA Basketball, Linnae Harper is doing whatever it takes to win a gold medal for her country. Story
USA U17 Women Warm Up For World Championship With Friendly Against Spain
More experience is better according to USA Women's U17 head coach Jill Rankin Schneider, and the team played an unofficial, friendly scrimmage against Spain this morning in its final preperations in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Story
USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team Departs For Italy
The 2012 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team broke training camp on Wednesday morning and set out for Caorle, Italy, where they will practice and play three exhibition games in preparation for the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, which will be played Aug. 17-26 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Story
Photo Gallery: USA Wraps Up Training With Trip To Magic Kingdom
Following a week of training camp that culminated with two exhitibion wins against Brazil, the 2012 USA Basketball Women's U17 and U18 National Teams spent the afternoon at Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom. Take a look at some of the fun in our Photo Gallery.
Erica McCall: From Star Player To Team Player
Thus far, Erica McCall has started every game of her three-year high school career at Ridgeview High School in Bakersfield, Calif., where she averaged 25.8 points, 16.7 rebounds and 7.1 blocks per game in 2011-12. Story
Growing Gains: Oderah Chidom
Barely a week after trials concluded, both the USA U17 and U18 Women's National Teams took the court for the first time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Fla., to begin step two of their respecitve quests for a gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship and the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Story
USA U17s Open Orlando Training Camp
Barely a week after trials concluded, both the USA U17 and U18 Women's National Teams took the court for the first time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Fla., to begin step two of their respecitve quests for a gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship and the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Story
USA U17 TEAM TRIALS

VIDEOS:

  • Jaime Nared Talks Trials
  • Committee Chair Carol Callan On Player Selections
USA U17s Wrap Up Trials
After five sessions over three days, 33 players hoping for one of 12 roster spots on the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team have just overnight to wait before the team is announced. The competition at trials has been intense and focused, and the USA Basketball Women's Developmental National Team Committee now has the difficult task of selecting the team. Take a look back at the best action in our photo gallery.
Rebecca Greenwell Recovers, Triumphs After Injury
It is a diagnosis that athletes everywhere fear -- a torn ACL. The situation was no different for Rebecca Greenwell (Owensboro Catholic H.S./Owesnboro, Ky.) -- one of 33 players competing this weekend at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., for a roster spot on the 2012 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team. Story
No Longer The Youngest, Diamond DeShields Embraces Leadership Role
After competing as the youngest member of the USA Women’s U19 World Championship Team in 2011 and the USA ’s U18 FIBA Americas Team in 2010, Diamond DeShields is back to playing with athletes her own age as she participates in trials to determine the 2012 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team. Feature
Veterans, Rookies Compete For Spot On 2012 USA Women's U17 Team
Trials for the 2012 USA Basketball Women's U17 World Championship Team began on Thursday night at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., with 33 players taking the court and competing for one of 12 roster spots on the USA Women's U17 World Championship Team. Story