US teams are champions!

First up this morning, USA time, the U17 team claimed gold at the FIBA World Championships in the Netherlands, by defeating Spain, 75-62. Diamond DeShields was named tournament MVP, and both she and Linnae Harper were named to the all-tournament team.

Four US players were in double figures, and Rebecca Greenwell had a double-double.


Game photo gallery.

Medal stand photo gallery.

This afternoon, the team of Skylar Diggins, Chiney Ogwumike, Bria Hartley and Ann Strothers claimed the first 3X3 world championship by putting away France.

Diggins also won a silver medal in the skills contest.