09 - 17
July 2022
Press Release
to read

USA crowned FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 winners and secure fifth title

DEBRECEN (Hungary) - The USA completed an 84-62 victory against Spain to secure their fifth FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup title in six editions.

Adding to the silverware they won in 2010, 2012, 2014 and  2018, USA had too much for Spain in the Final of the 2022 edition in Debrecen as they jumped out on their rivals from the tip-off. 

Racing into a 24-13 first quarter lead, USA built the cushion needed to keep Spain at arms' length. While Spain kept pushing hard to bridge the deficit, including winning the second quarter, they didn't have the same depth and options as their rivals to truly threaten the final outcome as the holders eased away in the last 10 minutes.

USA were driven by 16 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds from Jaloni Cambridge in the backcourt, while Breya Cunningham excelled in the frontcourt with a 10 point and 10 rebound double-double. Spain picked up their third silver medal, having previously finished second in 2012 and 2014.

In the Third-Place Game, France defeated Canada 84-82 in a tremendous advertisement for the game. Dominique Malonga caught fire and led the way with an epic 28 points and 17 rebounds. It was a third podium finish for France, adding bronze to the silver medals they amassed during 2010 and at the previous edition in 2018. 

Juju Watkins of the USA was named TISSOT MVP, with her teammate Jaloni Cambridge joining her in the All-Star Five along with Iyana Martin Carrion of Spain, Dominique Malonga of France and Cassandre Prosper of Canada.

FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Final Standings

1. United States
2. Spain
3. France
4. Canada
5. Australia
6. Hungary
7. Germany
8. Japan
9. Slovenia
10. Mali
11. Egypt
12. New Zealand
13. Belgium
14. Korea
15. Argentina
16. Mexico


About FIBA
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 212 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

For further information about FIBA, visit fiba.basketball or follow FIBA on facebook.com/fibatwitter.com/fibainstagram.com/fiba and youtube.com/fiba.