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U.S. Youth Olympic basketball team crushing opponents

Aug 22, 2014, 11:54 AM EST

The U.S. women’s 3-on-3 basketball team is rolling through the Youth Olympic tournament, much like the senior national team performs at the Olympics.

Dejanae Boykin, Arike Ogunbowale, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson beat Romania 21-3, Indonesia 21-2, Egypt 21-6, Belgium 21-6, Thailand 21-5 and Andorra 22-5 in their first six games.

Samuelson, a class of 2015 recruit and UConn commit, also won bronze in a shootout contest Thursday.

The players are just as competitive off the court, as NBC’s Lewis Johnson found out in the athletes’ village.

NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra‘s coverage of the Youth Olympics continues Friday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9-11 p.m. ET.

Youth Olympics broadcast schedule

  1. phipfwe76 - Aug 22, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    No mens (boys) team?

    • Nick Zaccardi - Aug 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      Nope, the U.S. only has a women’s team in Nanjing.

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