2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men -- Just the Facts
OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship For Men
OFFICIAL EVENT WEB SITE: kaunas2012.fiba.com
EVENT SITE: Lithuania
COMPETITION DATES: June 29 - July 8, 2012
USA BASKETBALL TRAINING DATES & SITE: TBD
2012 QUALIFIED TEAMS (12): Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Lithuania, Spain, USA, two teams from FIBA Asia TBD (the 2011 FIBA Asia U16 Championship is being hosted by Vietnam from Oct. 18-28, 2011).
EVENT DESCRIPTION: The 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship For Men will feature 12 national teams that qualified through their FIBA zone tournaments. Players eligible for this competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1995.
EVENT HISTORY: 2010 was the inaugual FIBA U17 World Championship for Men. The USA captured gold with a perfect 8-0 record and Brad Beal was tabbed MVP of the tournament. The event will be held every other year (2012, 2014, etc.). The USA qualified for this event by winning the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
USA PLAYERS OF NOTE: Brad Beal (2011); Quinn Cook (2011); Michael Gilchrist (2011), Hames McAdoo (2011).