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USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men’s rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week. It’s now nine-years-and-counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since winning the 2010 world championship.
USA Basketball finishes World Cup in 7th place, tops Poland 87-74 in finale – with Gregg Popovich offering a strong defense afterward
Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarterfinals by beating Brazil 89-73 on Monday in the final second-round game of the World Cup.
The United States rebounded from a rare loss two days earlier to outclass Canada 84-68 in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game. At the same arena where the Americans won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 Games the U.S. led 20-9 after the first quarter and 46-31 at halftime.
Gregg Popovich walked into USA Basketball’s first team meeting in advance of World Cup training camp, and it seemed to some in the room that he was having a little difficulty keeping his emotions in check.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few will serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s select team, a 13-player squad that will train with and help the national team prepare for the FIBA World Cup.
Anton Watson, Gonzaga Prep standout and incoming Gonzaga Bulldog freshman, has been invited to the USA U19 World Cup team training camp.
Gonzaga head women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier has been selected as one of four court coaches for the 2019 USA Basketball Junior National Team trials, May 16-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center.
Breanna Stewart scored 19 points and the United States rallied to beat pesky Nigeria 71-40 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball World Cup on Friday.
USA Basketball’s minicamp is now over, and now the program waits to see if it will qualify for the world championships. If all goes well, they’ll be gathering for a camp around this time next year to begin training for the FIBA World Cup in China. Thing is, the Americans might not know until February if they’ve qualified.
USA Basketball’s first minicamp of this Olympic cycle started Thursday in Las Vegas, with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry – longtime teammates in Toronto – wearing the same uniform again. DeRozan is now with the San Antonio Spurs and set to be coached by Gregg Popovich, who just happened to be running his first national team practice Thursday.
USA Basketball has picked its lineup of coaches to assist Gregg Popovich at the men’s national team minicamp in Las Vegas this month. Of the nine picks, seven are NBA assistant coaches: Golden State’s Mike Brown, Miami’s Dan Craig, Utah’s Alex Jensen, Boston’s Jay Larranaga, Dallas’ Jamahl Mosley, San Antonio’s Ime Udoka and Portland’s David Vanterpool. The other two slots went to top college head coaches, Villanova’s Jay Wright and Gonzaga’s Mark Few.
Four champions were crowned in Hoopfest’s respective elite divisions Sunday.
Stars and Stripes, which features Notre Dame commit Samantha Brunelle, the top-ranked recruit in 2019 recruiting class, won both of its games Saturday, three months after winning a USA Basketball 3-on-3 national title.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton is among 12 players to make the roster for the U.S. team’s upcoming World Cup qualifying games.
David Stockton got the call back from USA Basketball.
Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson was not among the 12 names revealed on Tuesday to represent the United States at this summer’s FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men.
Gonzaga Prep star forward Anton Watson was invited to USA Men’s U18 National Team training camp.
Sabrina Ionescu and three of her Oregon Ducks teammates, including Gonzaga Prep graduate Otiona Gildon, won the USA Basketball 3-on-3 national championship Sunday.
LeBron James is putting himself in position to play in a fourth Olympics, and Kevin Durant and Chris Paul a third. The NBA stars were among the headline names on the list of 35 players chosen for the USA Basketball’s national team pool of players for 2018-20.