Team USA's win over Brazil in the U18 FIBA Americas Championship on Sunday was just the first step toward achieving the team's goals.
With the gold-medal game looming, Team USA learned an important lesson in keeping its intensity level up in its semifinal match against Chile.
Versatile combo guard Alexis Jones gives Team USA offensive flexibility -- as well as much-needed energy.
Bria Hartley has the ability to dish the ball or put the team on her back. It's a skill that's helping Team USA -- and will be important at UConn next season. Her coach, Jen Rizzotti, would know.
After Day 1 of the FIBA Americas Championship, one thing is clear: Chiney Ogwumike is the engine that makes Team USA go.
Without the size or shooting to matchup with some of the international competition they'll face, Team USA's U17 team will rely heavily on its speed.