Chloe Kitts Named to USA U19 National Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – South Carolina rising sophomore Chloe Kitts is among the 12 athletes named to the 2023 USA Women’s U19 National Team, USA Basketball announced today. The group will represent the U.S. in the 2023 FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup, which is scheduled for July 15-23 in Madrid.
Kitts is making her second appearance for USA Basketball, following up her stint on the 2022 FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup gold medal team. She becomes the 13th Gamecock under head coach Dawn Staley to be named to a USA Basketball team during or after her time at South Carolina, including current teammates Sania Feagin and Raven Johnson.
Kitts was part of the 2023-23 Gamecock team that finished the season with a program-record 36 wins and reached the NCAA Final Four. South Carolina swept the SEC regular-season and tournament championships and were ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll every week of the season. After joining the team in December 2022, Kitts played in 18 games for 6.9 minutes per game to add 1.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.
The 2023 FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup features 16 teams. FIBA announced that the U.S. drew Group B with Chinese Taipei, Germany and Mali.
The USA has won the gold medal at the competition in eight of the last nine editions, including the last two. The event, now in its 15th staging, will be the first FIBA competition to use an innovative glass floor court.
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2023 USA Basketball Women’s U19 National Team
Madison Booker, Texas
Aalyah Del Rosario, LSU
Jadyn Donovan, Duke
Joyce Edwards, Camden High School
Hannah Hidalgo, Notre Dame
Londynn Jones, UCLA
Chloe Kitts, South Carolina
Talana Lepolo, Stanford
Cotie McMahon, Ohio State
Kiki Rice, UCLA
Grace VanSlooten, Oregon
Allie Ziebell, Neenah High School