International Basketball

FIBA Americas U16 Championship 2013: Men and Women's Rosters, Teams and Schedule

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIJune 11, 2013


The 2013 FIBA Americas Championships are close to commencing, which has some of the top talent in the world joining forces for basketball supremacy. While the professionals may steal headlines, the next generation of stars will be taking part in the Under-16 events.

The question is, how will the action transpire?

Some of the top prep stars in the country will join forces and provide the world with their first true opportunity for evaluation. Notable Americans include YouTube sensation Seventh Woods and sophomore standout Malik Newman.

If you're looking forward to seeing the stars of tomorrow, the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship is the place to go.


Men's Breakdown

Group A  
Group B
Argentina     Canada
Bahamas     Chile
Mexico     Puerto Rico



Preliminary Round

Tuesday, June 11      
2 p.m. Argentina vs. Bahamas
4 p.m. Mexico vs. USA
6 p.m. Canada vs. Puerto Rico
8 p.m. Uruguay vs. Chile
Wednesday, June 12      
2 p.m. Bahamas vs. Mexico
4 p.m. Chile vs. Canada
6 p.m. USA vs. Argentina
8 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. Uruguay
Thursday, June 13      
2 p.m. USA vs. Bahamas
4 p.m. Argentina vs. Mexico
6 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. Chile
8 p.m. Uruguay vs. Canada

All times are Eastern Standard Time



Friday, June 14        
Classification Semifinal 1: A3 vs. B4 Time TBD
Classification Semifinal 2: B3 vs. A4 Time TBD
Medal Semifinal 1: A1 vs. B2 Time TBD
Medal Semifinal: B1 vs. A2 Time TBD



Saturday, June 15      
7th/8th Place Game: Classification Semifinals Losers at Time TBD
5th/6th Place Game Classification Semifinals Winners at Time TBD
Bronze Medal Game Medal Semifinals Losers at Time TBD
Gold Medal Game Medal Semifinals Winners at Time TBD



Position Player Height
Point Guard Santiago Agustin Cuelho 6'0"
Point Guard Guillermo Alfonzo Aliende 5'9"
Point Guard Nahuel Paciotti Tacchelli 5'11"
Shooting Guard Ayan Nunez de Carvalho 6'2"
Shooting Guard Maximo Hugo Fjellerup 6'3"
Small Forward Christian Leonel Boudet 6'3"
Small Forward Martin Ariel Fernandez 6'6"
Power Forward Jeffrey Andrew Merchant Rigo 6'4"
Power Forward Lucio Gabriel Delfino 6'5"
Center Lautaro Riego Vanazella 6'5"
Center Facundo Arens 6'2"
Center Emanuel Fernandez Crisol 6'8"



Position Player Height
Point Guard Birthel Lightfoot 5'10"
Point Guard Shamar Christian Burrows 6'2"
Point Guard Travis Vincent Barnett 6'0"
Point Guard Deondre Ramero Vilmar 6'3"
Point Guard Marcian Devone Higgins 6'2"
Shooting Guard Deajour Malek Adderley 6'2"
Shooting Guard Shamal Steven Miller 6'3"
Small Forward Sebastian Jeanty Gray 6'6"
Small Forward Livingston Bromwell 6'4"
Small Forward Qyemah Tahfeeq Gibson 6'6"
Small Forward Kevin Sebastian Cooper 6'6"



Position Player Height
Point Guard Koby Jamal McEwen 6'2"
Point Guard Jamal Murray 6'3"
Point Guard Marcus Milton Ottey 6'3"
Shooting Guard Brandon Arthur Cyrus 6'4"
Shooting Guard Jerome Desrosiers 6'6"
Shooting Guard Edward Christopher Ekiyor 6'8"
Shooting Guard Justin Nicholas Jackson 6'6"
Shooting Guard Tyrell Steffen Raphael 6'5"
Shooting Guard Malick Michael Turenne 6'5"
Shooting Guard Kalif Karl Young 6'7"
Small Forward Daniel Joseph Cummings 6'4"
Small Forward Kevin Hamlet 6'6"
Center Nolan Narain 6'9"



Position Player Height 
Point Guard Luis Felipe Soto Saldivia  5'9" 
Point Guard Nicolas Felipe Aguirre Urrutia  5'9" 
Shooting Guard Camilo Torres Carcamo  5'9" 
Shooting Guard Dante Manuel Bahamonde Knopke  5'9" 
Small Forward Sebastian Esteban Herrera Kratzborn  6'3" 
Small Forward Diego Francisco Rojas  6'3" 
Power Forward Nicolas Ignacio Carpo Andrews  5'11" 
Center Ignacio Antonio Herrera Robles  6'3" 
Center Javier Ignacio Barra Rubilar  6'10" 



Position Player Height
Point Guard Diego Alfonso Contreras Martinez  6'1" 
Point Guard Hextor Ivan Chavira Valdez 5'10" 
Shooting Guard Oscar Alexis Pina Ibarra 5'11"
Shooting Guard Daniel Vincio Castro Cota 5'10" 
Shooting Guard Jesus Humberto Olivera Robles 6'0" 
Small Forward Rene Melendez Villaobos 6'4" 
Power Forward Ignacio Esau Villegas Felix 6'2" 
Power Forward Saul Misael Santana Corral 5'11"
Power Forward Kevin Armando Vazquez Perez 6'6"
Center Axel Aber Hohenstein Retolaza 6'8"
Center Juan Daniel Lara Ackerman 6'7"
Center Ivan Gilberto Venegas Yamada 6'7"


Puerto Rico

Position Player Height
Point Guard Ivan Rafael Gandia Rosa 6'0"
Shooting Guard Edwin Elias Cancel Avila 5'9"
Shooting Guard Jorge Luis Pacheco Ortiz 6'1"
Shooting Guard Luis Gabriel Gonzalez Parrillia 5'10"
Small Forward Leandro Luis Allende Aviles 6'3"
Small Forward Kevin Munoz Gonzalez 6'2"
Power Forward Arnaldo Toro Barea 6'8"
Power Forward Nicholas Jeremiah Berry 6'7"
Power Forward Armando Dagazyon Dunn  6'6" 
Power Forward Ebube Edwin Ezegwula-Ebube  6'4" 
Power Forward Jose Efrain Martinez Marrero  6'7" 
Power Forward Geraldo Texeira Santos  6'5" 


Team USA


Position Player Height Weight School CBB Eligibility
Point Guard Terrance Ferguson Jr. 6'6" 170 pounds Prime Prep Academy (TX) 2016
Point Guard Joshua Jackson 6'6" 175 pounds Consortium College Prep (MI) 2016
Point Guard Deveari Ramsey 5'10" 170 pounds Sierra Canyon H.S. (CA) 2016
Point Guard Jaysun Tatum 6'7" 175 pounds Chaminade College Prep (MO) 2016
Point Guard Seventh Woods 6'2" 170 pounds Hammond School (SC) 2016
Shooting Guard V.J. King 6'6" 175 pounds St. Vincent - St. Mary's H.S. (OH) 2016
Shooting Guard Malik Newman 6'4" 185 pounds Callaway H.S. (MS) 2015
Forward Thomas Bryant 6'9" 210 pounds Bishop Kearney H.S. (NY) 2015
Power Forward Harry Giles 6'9" 210 pounds Wesleyan Christian Academy (NC) 2016
Power Forward Ivan Rabb 6'10" 210 pounds Bishop O'Dowd H.S. (CA) 2015
Center Daniel Giddens 6'10" 225 pounds Wheeler H.S. (GA) 2015
Center Diamond Stone 6'10" 254 pounds Dominican H.S. (WI) 2015


Uruguay: Men's Roster

Position Player Height
Point Guard Joaquin Ortega del Rio 5'11" 
Point Guard Pierino Rusch Gonzalez 5'9" 
Point Guard Federico Baltasar Ramos 6'1" 
Point Guard Martin Counago Revetria 6'1" 
Point Guard Maximiliano Nobile Rodriguez 5'8"
Shooting Guard Jones Ducasse  6'1" 
Shooting Guard Gonzalo Diaz Gavranik  6'1" 
Small Forward Joaquin Gabriel Jones 6'3" 
Small Forward Agustin Fernando Viotto Valiente  6'3" 
Power Forward Diego Nicolas Premazzi Almenares  6'3" 
Power Forward Martin Nicolas Rojas Basilico  6'2" 
Power Forward Felipe Monteverde Hughes  6'2" 
Power Forward Santiago Massa Da Rosa  6'2"
Center Luis Mauricio Arregui Silva 6'4" 
Center Facundo Nahuel Grolla de Leon  6'4" 


Women's Breakdown

Group A     Group B
Argentina     Canada
Brazil     Mexico
Costa Rica     Puerto Rico
USA     Venezuela


Tuesday, June 19      
3 p.m. Costa Rica vs. Argentina
5 p.m. Venezuela vs. Canada
8 p.m. USA vs. Brazil
9:30 p.m. Puerto Rico vs.


Wednesday, June 20      
3 p.m. Brazil vs. Costa Rica
5 p.m. Canada vs. Puerto Rico
7 p.m. Argentina vs. USA
9 p.m. Venezuela vs. Mexico
Thursday, June 21      
3 p.m. Costa Rica vs. USA
5 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela
7 p.m. Brazil vs. Argentina
9 p.m. Mexico vs. Canada

All times are Eastern Standard Time



Friday, June 22        
Classification Semifinal 1 A3 vs. B4 Time TBD
Classification Semifinal 2 B3 vs. A4 Time TBD
Medal Semifinal 1 A1 vs. B2 Time TBD
Medal Semifinal 2 B1 vs. A2 Time TBD




Saturday, June 23      
7th/8th Place Game: Classification Semifinals Losers at Time TBD
5th/6th Place Game Classification Semifinals Winners at Time TBD
Bronze Medal Game Medal Semifinals Losers at Time TBD
Gold Medal Game Medal Semifinals Winners at Time TBD


Team USA

Player Position Height Weight School CBB Eligibility
DeJanae Boykin Forward 6'2" 150 pounds Charles H. Flowers H.S. (MD) 2015
Kalani Brown Center 6'4" 200 pounds Salmen H.S. (LA) 2015
Chassity Carter Guard 5'11" 145 pounds Dickson County H.S. (TN) 2016
Lauren Cox Forward 6'4" 170 pounds Flower Mound H.S. (TX) 2016
Crystal Dangerfield Guard 5'5" 125 pounds   2016
Chelsea Dungee Guard 5'11" 155 pounds   2016
Asia Durr Guard 5'11" 155 pounds   2015
Sabrina Ionescu Guard 5'10" 100 pounds   2016
Tori McCoy Center 6'4" 187 pounds   2016
Nancy Mulkey (Alternate) Center 6'9" 170 pounds Cypress Woods H.S. (TX) 2016
Taylor Murray Guard 5'6" 120 pounds Annapolis Area Christian School (MD) 2015
Arike Ogunbowale Guard 5'9" 163 pounds Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S. (WI) 2015
Katie Lou Samuelson Guard/Forward 6'3" 155 pounds Mater Dei H.S. (CA) 2015


The remaining rosters are TBA.


Star Watch: Seventh Woods, Team USA

Entering the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, point guard Seventh Woods has a chance to establish his name as the top player for the class of 2016. The 6'2" floor general has already become a YouTube sensation, garnering over 7.0 million views for his most recent Hoop Mixtape.

It's time to put those abilities on display for the world to see.

Woods is an elite ball-handler with blazing quickness and a crossover that could put an NBA player on skates. He's also an explosive athlete who has more highlight dunks than players four years his elder.

The truth of the matter is, Woods' offensive gifts are overshadowed by his defensive presence.

Woods has displayed defensive upside similar to that of John Wall, as he utilizes his explosiveness to block shots and play the passing lanes. This not only creates transition scoring opportunities, but also suggests that he could be a lockdown defender.

A breakout performance at this event could put Woods at the front of his recruiting class.



With one glance at the rosters for the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, it becomes perfectly clear that Team USA has a significant size advantage over the competition on the men's side. Big men such as Ivan Rabb and Diamond Stone stand at 6'10", with the latter weighing in at 254 pounds.

Paired with size on their perimeter, the U.S. men have a strong advantage over any team they play.

The question, of course, is whether or not the Americans can get their isolation players to buy into a team mentality. With an abundance of point guards and playmakers, all signs point towards their doing just that.

Team USA is the safe bet to win it all.

On the women's side, the American squad also possesses some strong size. While the basis for comparison is weak, the American women won the event in 2011 and look primed and ready to do it again in 2013.

An American sweep appears to be on the horizon.

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