2016 U17 FIBA World Championship – USA Offense

2016 U17 FIBA World Championship – USA Offense by Wes Kosel

The 2016 U17 FIBA World Championship wrapped up on Sunday, June 3rd with USA cruising to its fourth straight title with a big win over Turkey. In the Gold Medal Game, USA won 96-56 over the Turkey U17 National Team. Lithuania finished in third place winning over Spain 81-63. The tournament was held in Spain and featured 16 international teams.

The Team

Head Coach Don Showalter led the team with Assistant Coaches Mike Jones and Miles Simon. The roster included the following players: Name (Home State)

  • #4 Immanuel Quickley (Maryland)
  • #5 Markus Howard (Arizona)
  • #6 Javonte Smart (Louisiana)
  • #7 Gary Trent Jr. (Minnesota)
  • #8 Collin Sexton (Georgia)
  • #9 Troy Brown (Nevada)
  • #10 Kevin Knox II (Florida)
  • #11 Jordan Brown (California)
  • #12 Jaron Jackson Jr. (Indiana)
  • #13 Carte’Are Gordon (Missouri)
  • #14 Wendell Carter Jr. (Georgia)
  • #15 Austin Wiley (Alabama)

The team features 2017 and 2018 high school graduates that will be future college and professional basketball stars. Collin Sexton was named the Tournament MVP and led Team USA with 17.0 points per game and 4.2 assists per game.

Below are some highlights from the championship game:

Team USA Offense

U17 FIBA World Championship – Secondary Elbow Step Out

Team USA typically runs a continuity ball-screen offense, but in this set play USA gets a quick ball-screen after first looking in the corner for a shot. The team likes to use multiple wing ball-screens to break down the opponent defense.

2016 U17 FIBA World Championship

U17 FIBA World Championship – 2-1-2 Corner Post

The Team USA players are long and tall at the guard and wing positions giving them an advantage inside. In this set play, Coach Showalter sends a wing in from the corner to quickly post up on the block. The point guard looks to make a pass directly in to the wing player posting up on the right block.


Click on the pdf link below to download the 2016 U17 FIBA World Championship Playbook – USA Set Plays:

U17 FIBA World Championship – USA Set Plays

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