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PostPosted: 04/12/18 11:32 pm    ::: 2018 USA U18 Team Reply Reply with quote

USA Basketball sure picked a weird day to announce this:
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2018/04/womens-u18-coaches.aspx

Walz would have been my pick so I think that this is good. I thought that they would go with Close, but she's still an assistant so I think she's the clubhouse favorite for the next cycle.
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PostPosted: 05/03/18 8:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Here is the tryout announcement:
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2018/05/wu18-trials-roster.aspx
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PostPosted: 05/28/18 10:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The final team has been announced:
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2018/05/wu18-team-named.aspx
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PostPosted: 05/29/18 10:49 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

nice to see Jenna Brown made the team.



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PostPosted: 05/30/18 7:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Of the 36 invited, the biggest surprise not to make the team has to be Aquira DeCosta (Baylor), who has been on other USAB teams in the past and was a consensus HS AA. Milder surprises not to make the team are Honesty Scott-Grayson (Baylor) and Shakira Austin (Maryland).

The South Bend Steamroller got the most recruits on the U18 team -- Abby Prohaska, Anaya Peoples and Jordan Nixon -- while Muffet's much more divine Holy Trinity of Recruits/Prospects -- Samantha Brunelle, Paige Bueckers and Azzi Fudd -- have all made the U17 team.
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PostPosted: 06/01/18 12:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
Of the 36 invited, the biggest surprise not to make the team has to be Aquira DeCosta (Baylor), who has been on other USAB teams in the past and was a consensus HS AA. .


DeCosta stayed home attended her high school graduation ceremonies on Saturday the 26, so she got to the tryouts late. That might have been a reason she was not selected.


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PostPosted: 06/01/18 12:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There have been others in the past who have arrived late and made the tram but who knows really.


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PostPosted: 06/01/18 12:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Could depend on the different committees, I know they rotate or change every so often.


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PostPosted: 06/02/18 7:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

willtalk wrote:
GlennMacGrady wrote:
Of the 36 invited, the biggest surprise not to make the team has to be Aquira DeCosta (Baylor), who has been on other USAB teams in the past and was a consensus HS AA. .


DeCosta stayed home attended her high school graduation ceremonies on Saturday the 26, so she got to the tryouts late. That might have been a reason she was not selected.


This has to be Geno's fault, correct? Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: 06/02/18 8:00 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Abby Prohaska was rated #73 in the country by ESPN/Hoopgurlz. They have her at #21 at her position. How can there be this great of a discrepancy between the two? One has her at "first round draft pick level" and the other has her at "won't even get a WNBA camp tryout" level.


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PostPosted: 06/02/18 9:14 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Abby Prohaska was rated #73 in the country by ESPN/Hoopgurlz. They have her at #21 at her position. How can there be this great of a discrepancy between the two? One has her at "first round draft pick level" and the other has her at "won't even get a WNBA camp tryout" level.

I don't expect Abby to make the W, but she was ranked 15th by Blue Star (but 79th by ASGR and 78th by Prospects Nation). She is a glue player who should provide tough defense and do exactly what the coach requests. She made the team last year and played a lot (more than far higher ranked players), so the USA coaches know what they are getting.


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PostPosted: 06/03/18 1:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Players have good and bad days. Sometimes it's a health issue, other times their focus is else were. Too often players are evaluated with a small sample viewing. That is why the discrepancy between rating services. This would also apply when players attend tryouts where decisions are made based on a few sessions. There are just to many variables at work in these situations. People just place to much credence on those selections. there are enough good players available that no player is not irreplaceable. There really isn't that much difference at that level.


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PostPosted: 06/03/18 3:04 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Also, ratings are opinions, not a science. If there's too much agreement between different services, one suspects groupthink, not that everyone has found the true value of each player.


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PostPosted: 06/13/18 8:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Here are the roster changes:
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2018/06/wu18-roster-adds.aspx

I will refrain from criticizing USA Basketball here lest some member of the Colangelo family decides to respond.
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PostPosted: 06/14/18 9:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

awhom111 wrote:
Here are the roster changes:
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2018/06/wu18-roster-adds.aspx

I will refrain from criticizing USA Basketball here lest some member of the Colangelo family decides to respond.


This is very strange ... "school commitments"? They just realized?

Makes no sense ...



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PostPosted: 06/14/18 4:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
awhom111 wrote:
Here are the roster changes:
https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2018/06/wu18-roster-adds.aspx

I will refrain from criticizing USA Basketball here lest some member of the Colangelo family decides to respond.


This is very strange ... "school commitments"? They just realized?

Makes no sense ...


I suspect that after arriving on campus and bonding with their new teammates, Prohaska and Nixon decided to go on ND's foreign junket rather than play U18 ball. The two trips overlapped.


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PostPosted: 07/30/18 9:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The first game is at 7:30pm ET on Wednesday and can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbFEwpUdeqc
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PostPosted: 07/31/18 11:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ArtBest23 wrote:
I suspect that after arriving on campus and bonding with their new teammates, Prohaska and Nixon decided to go on ND's foreign junket rather than play U18 ball. The two trips overlapped.


I had the same thought.


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PostPosted: 08/02/18 12:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

87-42 win over Argentina in the opener:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0108/USA-Argentina#tab=boxscore

The next game is at 3pm ET on Thursday with the YouTube link not available yet.

Puerto Rico beat Chile 74-69:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0108/Puerto-Rico-Chile#tab=boxscore

In Group B, Canada beat Colombia 73-49 and Mexico beat El Salvador 88-48:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0108/Colombia-Canada#tab=boxscore
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0108/Mexico-El-Salvador#tab=boxscore

I think these are the other players with ties to the United States (to the states themselves in the case of Puerto Rico):

Puerto Rico:
Sheslanie Laureano, Ferguson (FL) and FIU signee
Eva Sanchez, Fort Bend Austin (TX) and Pratt (JC) commit

Canada:
Keishana Washington, Drexel signee
Justina King, Ribet Academy (CA) and Long Beach State signee
Niyah Becker, Utah signee
Taya Hanson, Arizona State signee
Julia Chadwick, Robert Morris signee
Christina Morra, Wake Forest signee

Colombia:
Natalia Pineda, Ferguson (FL) and Eastern Michigan signee
Camila Valencia, Marist (NJ)
Maria Alvarez, Miami Country Day (FL) and South Florida commit

El Salvador:
Alexis Rodriguez, Chaminade College Preparatory (CA) and Cal Lutheran (DIII) signee
Sarah Miranda, Granada Hills Charter (CA)
Jasmine Rodriguez, Chaminade College Preparatory (CA)
Yurizell Funes, Ribet Academy (CA)
Kimberly Villalobos, Bishop Alemany (CA)
Lindsey Castillo, Westalke (CA)

Mexico:
Katia Gallegos, Franklin (TX) and UTEP commit
Jessica Paz y Puente, Clark (TX) and Texas State commit
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PostPosted: 08/02/18 11:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

USA 115 Chile 39 in the second game:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0208/Chile-USA#tab=boxscore

Third game can be seen here at 7:30pm ET on Friday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8sCaqUCUXg

Argentina beat Puerto Rico 79-60 and should be in position to take second:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0208/Argentina-Puerto-Rico#tab=boxscore

On the other side, Canada beat El Salvador 81-52 and Colombia beat Mexico 88-78:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0208/El-Salvador-Canada#tab=boxscore
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0208/Mexico-Colombia#tab=boxscore
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PostPosted: 08/03/18 7:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

awhom111 wrote:


Third game can be seen here at 7:30pm ET on Friday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8sCaqUCUXg


Prince just went down with an ugly looking injury - could be the dreaded three letter. Not good news for Texas.



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PostPosted: 08/03/18 7:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
awhom111 wrote:


Third game can be seen here at 7:30pm ET on Friday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8sCaqUCUXg


Prince just went down with an ugly looking injury - could be the dreaded three letter.


I was thinking the exact same thing, Myrtle. Crying or Very sad


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PostPosted: 08/04/18 12:05 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The game finished 103-59:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0308/Puerto-Rico-USA#tab=boxscore

Argentina beat Chile 82-56:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0308/Argentina-Chile#tab=boxscore

In Group B, Colombia beat El Salvador 80-48 and Canada beat Mexico 65-54:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0308/Colombia-El-Salvador#tab=boxscore
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0308/Canada-Mexico#tab=boxscore

Bracket (winners qualify for World Championship):
United States vs El Salvador
Puerto Rico vs Colombia
Argentina vs Mexico
Chile vs Canada
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PostPosted: 08/04/18 9:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Christyn Williams didn't play ... hopefully nothing serious.

There's no way around it, but still ... the most competition the U.S. will get is during practice.



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PostPosted: 08/04/18 11:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Sunday games are the ones that will determine which four teams qualify for the World Championships next summer. The United States plays El Salvador (which has half its team in California high schools) at 3pm ET and can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH2v3q5Taqc
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PostPosted: 08/05/18 11:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

USA 87 El Salvador 27 to get back to the World Championship and the chance to avenge their loss.
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0508/USA-El-Salvador#tab=boxscore

The other three qualifiers are Canada, which beat Chile 98-52, Colombia, which beat Puerto Rico 85-58, and Argentina, which beat Mexico 89-62.
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0508/Chile-Canada#tab=boxscore
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0508/Puerto-Rico-Colombia#tab=boxscore
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0508/Argentina-Mexico#tab=boxscore

The USA semifinal is supposed to be at 6:30pm ET on Monday, but there is no link on YouTube yet.
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PostPosted: 08/07/18 12:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It took a couple quarters, but the United States won 83-47 over Colombia:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0608/USA-Colombia#tab=boxscore

Canada beat Argentina 77-71 in the other semifinal:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0608/Argentina-Canada#tab=boxscore

In the consolation bracket, Puerto Rico beat El Salvador 70-56 and Chile beat Mexico 71-69:
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0608/El-Salvador-Puerto-Rico#tab=boxscore
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0608/Mexico-Chile#tab=boxscore

Final Day schedule (times EDT, YouTube links not up yet):
7th Place: El Salvador vs Mexico, 3:00pm
5th Place: Puerto Rico vs Chile, 5:00pm
3rd Place: Colombia vs Argentina, 7:30pm
1st Place: United Sates vs Canada, 9:30pm
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PostPosted: 08/07/18 11:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Close for a quarter again, but the United States wins 84-60.
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0708/USA-Canada#tab=boxscore

Argentina 62-52 over Colombia for the bronze, Puerto Rico beats Chile 61-54 for 5th, and El Salvador is last after losing to Mexico 83-61.
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0708/Colombia-Argentina#tab=boxscore
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0708/Puerto-Rico-Chile#tab=boxscore
http://www.fiba.basketball/americas/u18women/2018/game/0708/El-Salvador-Mexico#tab=boxscore
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PostPosted: 08/12/18 4:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Europe finished their tournaments today.

Germany upended a weaker than usual Spain team to win the title in Italy. Hungary, Latvia, and Belgium also qualify for the world championships which means that Russia almost certainly will not get the chance to defend their title. France is also out unless they host. Sweden and Slovenia were relegated first and then Ireland was not able to survive against Bosnia.
Final Standings:
Germany
Spain
Hungary
Latvia
Belgium
Czech Republic
France
Russia
Croatia
Italy
Poland
Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ireland
Sweden
Slovenia

Division B was in Austria and Lithuania beat Belarus for the title and Israel joined them in securing promotion.
Final Standings:
Lithuania
Belarus
Israel
Turkey
Portugal
Netherlands
Finland
Ukraine
Romania
Great Britain
Greece
Luxembourg
Denmark
Slovakia
Switzerland
Cyprus
Austria
Montenegro
Iceland
Bulgaria
Albania
Kosovo
Norway
Georgia
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PostPosted: 08/12/18 7:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Incoming Oregon Duck Nyara Sabally was the MVP of the Finals.



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PostPosted: 08/18/18 6:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Africa is not finished, but the winners in Maputo today qualified for next summer's festivities. Mali rolled past Rwanda as expected, but it was quite a close game between the traditional rivals as hosts Mozambique edged Angola.
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PostPosted: 08/19/18 4:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NoDakSt wrote:
Incoming Oregon Duck Nyara Sabally was the MVP of the Finals.


She is going to be huge for Oregon. I actually think she'll be the best freshmen in WCBB this upcoming season.


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