COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Notre Dame guard Jordan Nixon will be packing her bags to Bangkok, Thailand, this summer. Following six trial sessions over four days that featured 30 athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center, the 2019 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team roster was finalized.
Nixon will be 1-of-12 pushing the red, white, and blue toward gold July 20-28. The roster is comprised of five team members who competed as freshmen for NCAA Division I programs this past season, three are from the high school class of 2019 and four will graduate high school in 2020.
Nixon was previously named to the 2018 USA Basketball U18 National Team back on May 28, 2018, but elected to travel with the Fighting Irish on their foreign tour to Italy and Croatia.
Last season, Nixon played in 26 contests, including three starts, averaging 14.5 minutes per game. Nixon averaged 2.5 points, scoring a career high of 12 points versus Western Kentucky, in which she went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
The USA squad will return to Colorado Springs to train July 5-10 before traveling to Tokyo, Japan, where the team will practice and scrimmage against the Japan U19 National Team July 13-15. Team USA has an additional three days of training and a pair of scrimmages in Bangkok against Argentina and Germany, July 17-19, before the 13th edition of the FIBA U19 World Cup tips off July 20.
No. 1 in FIBA’s world youth women’s rankings, the USA will play in preliminary round Group C and will open the competition July 20 against No. 7 Australia, followed by a July 21 contest against No. 15 South Korea. After a rest day, the USA will cap preliminary games July 23 against No. 14 Hungary.
Following the preliminary round, all teams will advance to the July 24 round of 16. The winners of the round of 16 will advance to the July 26 medal quarterfinals, and the losers will play out for ninth-16th places. The semifinals will be played on July 27, and the gold and bronze medal games on July 28.