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MEXICO CITY – Freshman Jenna Brown and the USA Basketball U18 National Team won gold at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship with an 84-60 victory over Canada on Tuesday night.
The title was the ninth in a row for the United States at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship and secured a berth in next summer's FIBA U19 World Cup.
Brown won her first gold medal with USA Basketball after averaging 7.5 points on 57.1 percent shooting, 2.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds in six games in Mexico City. She had her best performance in the semifinals against Colombia, going for a team-high 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including hitting three of her four 3-point attempts.
In her first taste of FIBA competition two years ago, Brown took home bronze alongside current Cardinal Maya Dodson at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Cup in Zaragoza Spain.
Brown is part of Stanford's decorated recruiting class along with twins Lacie and Lexie Hull out of Spokane, Wash. that is ranked 10th nationally. She is a five-star talent, rated as the 18th-best player in the country and No. 2 point guard according to espnW HoopGurlz.
In April, Brown was named the National High School Senior Girls' Basketball Athlete of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association, the first winner from the state of Georgia since Maya Moore (2007) and the Cardinal's first winner since Chiney Ogwumike (2010).
Brown was the 12th Stanford player to represent the United States in a FIBA Americas U18 Championship, joining Chiney Ogwumike (2010), Sarah Boothe (2008), Nneka Ogwumike (2008), Joslyn Tinkle (2008), Jayne Appel (2006), Kayla Pedersen (2006), Candice Wiggins (2004), Nicole Powell (2000), Carolyn Moos (1996), Sonja Henning (1988) and Trisha Stevens (1988).
Her gold medal is the 31st won by a Stanford player with USA Basketball at a FIBA tournament.