Samuelson Wins USA Basketball U-18 3X3 National Championship

UConn 2015 recruiting target Katie Lou Samuelson won the women’s USA Basketball U-18 3×3 National Championship Tournament Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was joined on Defend by Gabby Green, tournament MVP Arike Ogunbowale and Brianna Turner.

Defend defeated previously unbeaten Primus 21-10 in the championship game.

Samuelson, who also won the 3-point shooting contest at the tournament, Green, Ogunbowale and Turner will return to Colorado Springs for training Sept. 21-24 before competing at the 2013 FIBA U-18 3×3 World Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia Sept. 26-29. The U.S. will be looking to win its second straight gold medal at the event.

Here is a hightlight video (Courtesy of USA Basketball) …