Samuelson, U.S. 3×3 Team Unbeaten At U-18 World Championship

The U.S. women’s 3×3 team, featuring UConn Class of 2015 target Katie Lou Samuelson, won each of its three games during preliminary round play today at the FIBA 3×3 U-18 World Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wins over Guam (21-2), Puerto Rico (21-2) and China (19-16) leave the U.S. tied with Lithuania atop the Group B standings.

Samuelson is joined by California commit Gabby Green, Arike Ogunbowale and Notre Dame commit Brianna Turner.

The U.S. will complete preliminary round play Saturday against Lithuania (6:20 a.m. EDT) and Spain (8:40 a.m. EDT). The top four teams from each preliminary round group advance to Saturday’s knock-out round of 16 (game times are 10:10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. EDT). The winners advance to the quarterfinals Sunday (5
a.m. EDT).

The semifinals are scheduled for Sunday at 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. EDT. The gold medal game is Sunday at 10 a.m. EDT.