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2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team roster announced

Published on May 26, 2014


After four days of trials that began with 145 players on the court at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 12-member roster for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team was announced on Monday morning. The team includes six gold medalists from the 2013 USA Women’s U16 National Team and six players who were selected to their first USA Basketball national team.

“Given the large numbers and the incredible talent at these trials, it was a challenge for the committee to make the decision,” said Carol Callan, USA Basketball women’s national team director and chair of the USA Basketball Women’s Developmental National Team Committee, which is responsible for selecting the players. “However, given that quality of talent, in many ways there was no way we could fail at picking a good team, and we certainly think that we’ve done that. It’s a very versatile team with good size, good speed and quickness and good basketball smarts. So, we are really excited to see how they perform at the world championship.”

The 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team will reassemble at the USOTC for training camp
June 12-17, before the team departs on June 18 for training and an exhibition tournament in Nogent sur Seine, France, from June 20-22.

From France, the team will travel on June 23 to the Czech Republic for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship that will be played June 28-July 6.

Looking to capture its third-straight FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal, the USA was placed into Group D, where it will face China on June 28, France on June 29 and Mali on July 1.

Following the preliminary round, all teams will be seeded within their groups and will advance to the Round of 16, which will be played on July 2. Winners of the Round of 16 will advance to the July 4 quarterfinals. The semifinals will be played on July 5, and the gold medal game is set for July 6.

2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Roster

Kristine Anigwe C 6-4 185 3/31/97 2015 Desert Vista H.S. Phoenix AZ
DeJanae Boykin F 6-2 155 5/4/97 2015 Charles H. Flowers H.S. Springdale MD
Kennedy Burke F 6-1 157 2/14/97 2015 Sierra Canyon School Northridge CA
Natalie Chou F 6-1 160 12/22/97 2016 Plano West Senior H.S. Plano TX
Te’a Cooper G 5-8 163 4/16/97 2015 McEachern H.S. Powder Springs GA
Lauren Cox F 6-4 185 4/20/98 2016 Flower Mound H.S. Flower Mound TX
Asia Durr G 5-11 155 4/5/97 2015 St. Pius X Catholic H.S. Douglasville GA
Joyner Holmes F 6-3 165 2/22/98 2016 Cedar Hill H.S. Cedar Hill TX
Nancy Mulkey C 6-9 185 1/8/98 2016 Cypress Woods H.S. Cypress TX
Arike Ogunbowale G 5-9 165 3/2/97 2015 Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S. Milwaukee WI
Katie Lou Samuelson F 6-3 155 6/13/97 2015 Mater Dei H.S. Huntington Beach CA
Anna Wilson G 5-8 140 7/12/97 2016 Collegiate School Richmond VA
Head Coach: Sue Phillips, Archbishop Mitty H.S./San Jose Cagers AAU, California
Assistant Coach: Mary Coyle Klinger, Rutgers Preparatory School, New Jersey
Assistant Coach: Brian Robinson, Bishop McGuinness H.S./Stealers AAU, North Carolina
Athletic Trainer: Summer McKeehan, Duke University

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