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U.S. Youth Olympic basketball team crushing opponents

Katie Lou Samuelson

NANJING, CHINA - AUGUST 21: (CHINA OUT) Katie Lou Samuelson of the United States competes in the Women’s Shoot-out Contest final match on day five of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Wutaishan Basketball Venue on August 21, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

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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

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