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Team USA Gets Set for FIBA Americas U16 Championship

USA U16 National Team will head to Brazil to participate in the USA U16 National Team. As in the past, the team is comprised of a “who’s who” of high school players.

This year’s team will be coached by DeMatha’s Mike Jones.

I’m extremely excited about the 12 guys that we’re going to be traveling with to Brazil. We have a lot of versatility in our group. We have some guys who are really fierce competitors. We have a chance to be a really great defensive team, and with our speed and athleticism, I think we can combine those things to have a very formidable team as we go after the gold medal, Jones said.

In 2017, the USA U16 National Team won the gold medal with a perfect 6-0 record. Each game was won by 40 points or more.


June 3rd: Argentina

June 4th: Mexico

June 5th: Dominican Republic


Amari Bailey (Sierra Canyon H.S./Chatsworth, Calif.);

Max Christie (Rolling Meadows H.S./Arlington Heights, Ill.);

Jalen Duren (Roman Catholic H.S., Pa.)/New Castle, Del.);

Gregg Glenn III (Calvary Christian Academy/Pompano Beach, Fla.);

AJ Griffin (Archbishop Stepinac H.S./Ossining, N.Y.);

Dillon Hunter (Westlake H.S./Atlanta, Ga.);

Richard Isaacs Jr. (Coronado H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.);

Will Jeffress (McDowell H.S./Erie, Pa.);

Tamin Lipsey (Ames H.S./Ames, Iowa);

Chris Livingston (Buchtel H.S./Akron, Ohio);

Jabari Smith Jr. (Sandy Creek H.S./Tyrone, Ga.);

Kijani Wright (Windward H.S./Los Angeles, Calif.).

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