Littleton to lead USA at FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017

13 Apr 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS (FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017) - Destiny Littleton and team-mates Janelle Bailey, Aquira DeCosta and Christyn Williams will represent the US at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017 after winning the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament in Colorado Springs on 8-9 April.

Littleton was named MVP after leading his team to a perfect 7-0 record in Colorado Springs, including a 21-5 in the final against Denver.

The basketball leading scorer in US high schools this season (43 points per game) will make her first appearance for USA Basketball. The rest of the team has represented the country at the FIBA U17 World Championship 2016.

USA is seeded in the very competitive Pool A with Australia, Hungary, Japan and Switzerland at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017, in Chengdu, China on 28 June - 2 July.

After winning the event in 2012 and 2013 and the 3x3 tournament at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, USA finished second back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. They lost to France in both finals.