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    2016 4th FIBA U17 Women's World Championship will be held June 22 - July 2 in Spain, alongside with the U17 Men's tournament.

    Venues will be decided by the end of the year.

    Qualified teams:

    Host nation: Spain
    Africa: Mali, Nigeria
    Americas: Canada, Brazil, USA and Mexico
    Asia: China, Japan and Korea
    Europe: Czech Republic, Portugal, Italy, Latvia and France
    Oceania: Australia

    http://www.fiba.com/news/field-set-f...d-championship

    USA won the previous three WC editions and is unbeaten (23-0) in the competition, but was defeated for the first time by Brazil at the U16 qualifier.
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    Spanish guard Iris Junio, who missed the 2015 U16 international summer season recovering from ACL surgery performed last March, returned to competitions with Gran Canaria last September but she injured again the same knee. After several exams, Junio was finally diagnosed a torn ACL and she underwent another surgery on Dec 4. One of the best 1999-class talents, Junio already competed with Spain cadet teams at international level and would have been one of the stars of next year's U17 WC, but she will probably miss the 2016 season.

    http://www.feb.es/2015/12/4/balonces...rid/62357.aspx

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    Portugal and Spain (2nd and 4th at the 2015 U16 Euro) will meet on Dec 28-29 in Zaragoza, ESP.

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    The same coaching trio, led by Dori Oldaker, that qualified USA team with a deceiving 3rd place at the 2015 U16 Fiba Americas has been named for the U17 WC.
    That's a really bad news, because coaching looked horrible at the qualifier and imo was mainly responsible for such a disappointing performance.

    http://www.usab.com/news-events/news...ship-team.aspx

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    Zaragoza, ESP, will host the 2016 U17 WC tournaments, both womens' and men's.

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    Championship draw:

    Group A: Nigeria, Latvia, Japan, Canada
    Group B: Australia, France, China, Mexico
    Group C: USA, Italy, Czech Rep, Korea
    Group D: Spain, Brazil, Mali, Portugal

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    Provided that all teams will qualify for the KO round, Groups C and D look imo the toughest.
    In Gr. C, Czech Republic is the 2015 U16 European champ and 3rd place Italy showed perhaps the best European team behind CZE. USA will need to improve a lot in respect of 2015 to earn a first or second place.
    In Gr. D host Spain, Brazil and Portugal are expected to finish at the first three places.
    Incidentally, Gr. C and D will cross-meet in the following Round of 16 (C1 v D4, D1 v C4 etc).

    http://www.fiba.com/world/u17women/2016/games

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    USA Basketball announced a list of 35 players invited to attend team trials. As usual trials will also be open to a number of applicants that will announced in May and will bring the total participants to around 150.

    http://www.usab.com/news-events/news...17-trials.aspx

    The whole team roster that finished with a disappointing 3rd place at the 2015 U16 qualifier is expected to be back at the trials. Other top recruits additions are among others:
    2017-class Rellah Boothe, Kasiyahna Kushkituah and Mikayla Boykin (who dnp last season rehabbing from an injury that prevented her to participate in last year's trials);
    2018-class Charli Collier, Christyn Williams, Mykasa Robinson, Katlyn Gilbert;
    2019-class Chloe Chapman, Nyah Green.

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    Japan's 15 player squad so far:

    Izumi Abe 167cm
    Monica Okoye 181cm
    Kajiwara Rina 178cm
    Tahe Suda 176cm
    Haruki Takahara 173cm
    Rui mima 184cm
    Mayuko Fujinaga 178cm
    Ai Ishikawa 181cm
    Itsuki Hashiguchi 178cm
    Mai Yamamoto 162cm
    Manaka Nasu 170cm
    Ena Asano 175cm
    Hinako Kawabata 17cm
    Layla Takehara 183cm
    Rinka Okuyama 178cm
    Sacramento Kings
    HERE WE STAY UNTIL THE COWBELLS COME HOME

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    Aussie Ezi Magbegor is expected to be a player to watch at the WC tournament. The 194cm (6-4) center led VIC Metro to the U18 Australia Cup in yesterday's final with 21 points and 4 blocks. She already played with U19 NT at last year's WC when she was an U16 teen.

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    Australia 18-player preliminary roster:

    Isabelle Bourne, ACT
    Cassidy McLean, NSW Country
    Lara McSpadden, NSW Country
    Jasmine Simmons, NSW Country
    Abby Cubillo, NT
    Shyla Heal, QLD South
    Miela Goodchild, QLD South
    Darcy Rees, SA Metro
    Samantha Simons, SA Metro
    Taylor Mole, TAS
    Chelsea D’Angelo, VIC Country
    Jazmin Shelley, VIC Country
    Monique Conti, VIC Metro
    Lucy Cochrane, VIC Metro
    Eziyoda Magbegor, VIC Metro
    Rebecca Pizzey, VIC Metro
    Kiera Rowe, VIC Metro
    Emma Clarke, WA Metro

    Injury Reserve:
    Ula Motuga, QLDS

    From this players pool the final team will be selected after next month's training camp.

    http://www.basketball.net.au/u17-aus...ips-announced/

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    Czech Republic NT is set to host France (26-29 May) and Australia (14-17 June) in its final preparation for the WC.
    The team will be named from a 22-member players pool led by Veronika Sipova, one of the top European prospects in her age class.
    Czech U16 team is the 2015 Euro champ.

    http://www.cbf.cz/reprezentace/nomin...-u17-2016.html

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    Australia team named:

    Lucy Cochrane, VIC Metro
    Monique Conti, VIC Metro
    Abby Cubillo, NT
    Miela Goodchild, QLD South
    Eziyoda Magbegor, VIC Metro
    Cassidy McLean, NSW Country
    Lara McSpadden, NSW Country
    Rebecca Pizzey, VIC Metro
    Kiera Rowe, VIC Metro
    Jazmin Shelley, VIC Country
    Jasmine Simmons, NSW Country
    Samantha Simons, SA Metro

    http://www.basketball.net.au/2016-u1...-world-champs/

    10 players were members of the 2015 U16/17 that won the Oceania qualifier, Conti and Goodchild are new entries.

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    Nigeria 21-player prelim roster:
    http://www.fiba.com/world/u17women/2...ut-in-zaragoza

    Nigeria finished 2nd at 2015 U16 Fiba Africa with a nine-player roster.

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    France 18-player prelim roster:
    http://www.ffbb.com/18-joueuses-appe...-de-france-u17

    Roster is largely comprised of 2015 U16 NT members (10 on 12), led by guard Tima Pouye.

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    Portugal - led by MVP 2015 Ana Ramos and the shot blocking Beatriz Jordao http://www.fpb.pt/fpb2014/!usrpck_no...d=317%7C104248

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    Australia will probably have the second biggest team at the tournament...

    A.Cubillo 5'3 pg
    M.Conti 5'4 pg
    J.Shelley 5'8 pg/sg
    M.Goodchild 5'9 pg/sg
    C.Mclean 5'10 sg/sf
    J.Simmons 5'11 sg/sf
    S.Simons 6'0 sg/sf
    K.Rowe 6'0 sg/sf
    R.Pizzey 6'3 pf/c
    E.Magbegor 6'4 pf/c
    L.Mcspadden 6'4 pf/c
    L.Cochrane 6'5 pf/c

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    Similar story in Pilsen in 2014 but they were too one dimensional - basically dominating the glass and getting more put-back scores but little from wings or backcourt -. Don;t think they played Sharp enough at that tournament. Hope better balance this time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Nilsen View Post
    Portugal - led by MVP 2015 Ana Ramos and the shot blocking Beatriz Jordao http://www.fpb.pt/fpb2014/!usrpck_no...d=317%7C104248
    Portugal will be a new entry to watch, after the surprising silver won at last year's U16 Euro, and an interesting rematch with Spain in Gr. D.

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