The selected team members will represent the USA at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship June 22-July 2 in Zaragoza, Spain. S./Stockton, Calif.); Andra Espinoza-Hunter (Blair Academy, N. Y.); Destiny Littleton (The Bishop's School/San Diego, Calif.); Lauryn Miller (Kirkwood/Kirkwood, Mo.); Alexis Morris (Legacy Christian Academy/Beaumont, Texas); Valencia Myers (Solon H. S./Liberty, Texas); Honesty Scott-Grayson (Blair Academy/Brick, N. S./Pickerington, Ohio); and Jade Williams (Prestonwood Christian Academy/The Colony, Texas). S./Cattlesburg, Ky.); and Christyn Williams (Central Arkansas Christian School/Little Rock, Ark.). S./Ruckersville, Va.); Mikayla Coombs (Wesleyan School/Buford, Ga.); Rennia Davis (Ribault H. The team members will return to Colorado Springs for training camp June 7-15, before departing for the competition in Spain.
United States head coach Jill Ellis will have undoubtedly been pleased to see her outfit bounce back from successive defeats to England and France at the She Believes Cup in March, while Russia have now lost their last four games in a row.
Russia have every reason to seek redemption, too, as they continue their preparation for this summer's UEFA Women's Championship in July, putting the Stars and Stripes on alert in terms of the competition they can expect. ETVenue: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas Live Stream: Watch ESPN (U. S.) Having suffered just one defeat over the course of 2016, Ellis' United States team had plenty to expect of what 2017 might yield, but back-to-back losses at the She Believes Cup last month gave the team a startling pull back to reality.
Read on for a preview of Sunday's showdown at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, complete with viewing information and fixture details. A run of seven wins in succession was brought to an end in almighty style as the US women's national team failed to score once against England or France before restoring some confidence against Russia on Friday.
In a display of what the Americans can produce at their flying best, Dunn and Long's braces topped off a clean victory for the United States, who dispatched the Russians without much sign of a fightback: It helped the hosts' case that star Russian midfielder Elena Morozova was taken off with injury after just 16 minutes, and it's unclear as of yet as to whether she'll play any part in the repeat at BBVA Compass Stadium.
“Many of these players have USA Basketball experience from last year – from trials or from the U16 national team, and we hope that helps raise the level of competition for everyone.” The invitee’s roster includes all 12 players who helped USA Basketball to a bronze medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship this past summer, including: Jayda Adams (Mater Dei H. S./Cave Creek, Ariz.); Rellah Boothe (IMG Academy/Ocala, Fla.); Jenna Brown (The Lovett School/Marietta, Ga.); Chloe Chapman (Our Lady of Good Counsel H. S./Dallas, Texas); Destanni Henderson (Fort Myers H. Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania, with USA assistant coaches Dianne Lewis of Thomas Edison High School in Virginia and Samantha Quigley, who is the head mentor at the University of St. The trio helped the USA qualify for the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, which will be played by June 22-July 2 in Zaragoza, Spain, by virtue of a bronze-medal finish at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.