USA U17 Team Announcement

USA U17 Team Announcement
USA U17 Team AnnouncementNatalie Chou

Lauren Cox and Kristine Anigwe will man the post for the USA Basketball U17 national team. *Photo by Chris Hansen.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The USA Basketball U17 national team selection committee has whittled down a group that started this week’s trials with 144 participants down to the 12-player team that will travel to the Czech Republic to compete in the FIBA U17 World Championships, beginning June 28.

Similar to the 2009-2010 cycle of U16 and U17 teams, are six new players that were not on last year’s team.

Kristine Anigwe (Phoenix, Ariz.), 6-5 P – 2015
Kennedy Burke (Northrdige, Calif.), 6-2 W -- 2015
DeJanae Boykin (Springdale, Md.), 6-2 F – 2015
Natalie Chou (Plano, Texas), 5-11 G – 2016
Te'a Cooper (Powder Springs, Ga.), 5-8 PG -- 2015
Lauren Cox (Flower Mound, Texas), 6-3 P – 2016
Asia Durr (Douglasville, Ga.), 5-11 G – 2015
Joyner Holmes (Cedar Hill, Texas), 6-3 F – 2016
Nancy Mulkey (Cypress, Texas), 6-9 P – 2016
Arike Ogunbowale (Milwaukee, Wisc.), 5-9 G – 2015
Katie Lou Samuelson (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 6-3 W – 2015
Anna Wilson (Richmond, Va.), 5-6 PG -- 2016
**Sabrina Ionescu (Walnut Creek, Calif.), 5-11 G – 2016


Hansen is managing editor of and a McDonald’s All-American selection committee member. He was the national director of scouting for ESPN HoopGurlz from 2005 until 2012. He can be reached at

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