Tag Archives: USA Basketball

Inside the SEC: August 24

24 Aug

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

With school starting around the SEC, the National Hoops Report takes a look at some housekeeping notes from around the SEC. Continue reading

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Inside the SEC: August 9

9 Aug

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

One SEC school is finding success overseas this summer, the league is represented in USA Basketball, one school loses another player to transfer and a ton of summer recruiting news from around the SEC. Continue reading

Nike Global Challenge tips off

6 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The Nike Global Challenge tipped off on Friday and there were some great first day performances in an otherwise blowout filled day. Here’s who stood out: Continue reading

World University Games roster set

3 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The U19 World University Games roster has been selected for the United States team. According to Purdue’s Matt Painter, who is serving as the head coach of the team, the roster has a Swiss Army knife feel to it. Continue reading

Nike Global Challenge is loaded with talent

27 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The rosters have been set for the 2011 Nike Global Challenge. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be in Portland for the event this year. It is stacked with talent. Continue reading

USA Basketball adds three impressive coaches to World University team tryout camp

21 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Three of the best young college basketball coaches in the country are taking their talents to USA Basketball at the end of the month. Continue reading

U19 American lost to Russia but, in reality, they lost long ago

8 Jul


By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The United States 19 and under men’s basketball team won’t be returning home from Latvia with a gold medal. In fact, they won’t return with any medal at all.

The Russians beat the U.S. team 79-74 on Friday. The best the Americans can do is fifth place.

Understand something, though. This wasn’t the best team America could suit up. Continue reading

USA shines in Cancun, Gordon makes his move

27 Jun

Is Aaron Gordon the top player in the class of 2013? (Picture by USA Basketball)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

While the U19 team struggled in game one of the World Championships, the U16 team swept the competition in Cancun last week.

Paced by the overall power of Aaron Gordon, star strength of Jabari Parker and the inside presence of Jahlil Okafor, the younger Americans made quick work of the international field and won the gold medal in undefeated fashion.

The competition didn’t come close to the Americans and the kids from the States didn’t let any team closer than 20 points. Continue reading

Potential college stars fade in U20 USA loss to Lithuania

26 Jun

Michigan's Tim Hardaway. Jr. was one of the few bright spots in a blowout loss to Lithuania.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Jet leg? Maybe. A cross-globe flight may have been the reason why the USA U19 World Championship team lost to Lithuania’s U20 team 101-72 this weekend. Continue reading