2014 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Features

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Receé Caldwell: Bouncing Back
Back in 2011, Receé Caldwell earned a gold medal with the USA ’s U16 National Team.The following year, she was invited to the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team Trials but did not make the team. Caldwell is back in Colorado once again, this time hoping for a slot on the USA U18 National Team. Story
 Recee Caldwell
  Opportunity Knocks for 28 18-And-Unders
On Friday afternoon 27 athletes descended upon the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to vie for one of 12 coveted roster spots on the 2014 USA U18 National Team. By Saturday morning, that number grew by one as Texas signee Ariel Atkins was added to the trials roster on Friday evening. Story
No Longer The Youngest, USA Basketball Veterans Brianna Turner and A’ja Wilson Return as Leaders
There are only three athletes at the U18 trials who have experience playing international basketball. And only two of them -- Brianna Turner and A’ja Wilson -- have won at least one gold medal at an age-based FIBA World Championship. Both have returned a little older and a little wiser, yet still excited about the opportunity that awaits them. Story
A'ja Wilson
Trials and Tribulations
A total of 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 U18 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.


2012 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Features, Photos & Videos

USA U18 Videos

  • May 30: Allisha Gray
  • May 20: Jannah Tucker
  • May 20: Bashaara Graves
  • May 19: Breanna Stewart
  • May 19: USA Junior National Team Committee chair Sue Donohoe
  • USA U18 Women's National Team Features & Photo Galleries

    Lexie Brown Sparkles Off the Court and On
    Alexis ‘Lexie’ Brown, who earned 2012 Gwinnett County (Ga.) Player of the Year honors following her junior season, hit a triple-double in the state quarterfinals to send her team, North Gwinnett High School, to the state semifinals for the first time since 1963.  Brown averaged 19.0 ppg. overall in 2011-12 after scoring at a clip of 18.5 ppg. as a sophomore in her first season at North Gwinnett. Story
    Perseverance Pays Off
    As the old adage goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.For someone like Moriah Jefferson, however, it should be: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try and try again. Story
    U18s Open 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 U18 Trials Photo Gallery
    The 25 USA U18 Women's National Team Trials participants have been working hard all weekend and we have photos to prove it! We got shots of all 25 participants in action. Gallery
    Michaela Mabrey Feels Right At Home In The Gym
    Michaela Mabrey is one of 18 players at the 2012 USA Women’s U18 National Team Trials to be participating in a USA Basketball event for the first time at these trials. That does not mean she is unfamiliar with high level basketball, however. More...

    Basketball A Family Affair For Imani Stafford

    Imani Stafford is no stranger to USA Basketball. She was a member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that won gold in France and was named to the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team, but was forced to withdraw from the team after suffering an injury. In addition to her personal experience, her mother, Pamela McGee, won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics and her aunt, Trisha Stafford, played for USA Basketball at the 1990 U.S. Olympic Sports Festival and the 1993 World University Games. Her brother, JaVale McGee, is also a basketball standout as a center for the Denver Nuggets. More...
    Familiar Faces, Several New Ones Open 2012 USA Women’s U18 Trials
    Twenty-five athletes participated in the first session of 2012 USA Basketball Women’s National Team Trials as they work to determine the 12-player USA roster for the 2012 FIBA Americas Championship played Aug. 15-19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While there are some familiar faces, including 2011 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year Breanna Stewart, the majority of those in attendance have no prior experience with USA Basketball. Of the 25, just four have represented the U.S. in competition and only three others have previously attended USA Basketball trials. More...