Throughout the USA’s nine FIBA World Cup wins, Kyrie Irving shot 60.9 percent from 3-point to set the U.S. event career record for 3-point percentage, and he shot 56.3 percent from the field overall.
Averaging 10.7 points and a team-high 4.3 assists per game while shooting 63.6 percent from the field, Kyrie Irving also helped the USA to a 4-0 exhibition record.
Among all players in the 16-team field, Kyrie Irving ranked fourth in 3-point percentage (.609), fifth in steals (1.9) and tied for 11th in assist/turnover ratio 2.3.
Kyrie Irving was named MVP of the 2014 FIBA World Cup after a gold-medal-game performance that saw him score a game-high 26 points and record four assists while shooting 10-of-13 from the field, including a USA World Cup record 6-of-6 from 3-point.
The 2014 FIBA World Cup gold medal was Kyrie Irving’s first at a senior-level event, and his second gold overall with USA Basketball. As a member of four USA Basketball teams, Irving is 19-0 all time in a USA jersey. In addition to 2014, he participated in the 2013 USA Men’s National Team mini-camp; was a member of the 2012 USA Select Team that trained against the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team; he won a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship; and he helped the USA to a win in the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit.
As a member of the 2014 USA Men’s World Cup Team, Kyrie Irving started in all nine games and averaged 12.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals in 24.4 minutes per game to help lead the USA to a 9-0 record and gold medal from Aug. 30-Sept. 14 in Bilbao, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain.
Kyrie Irving reached double-digit scoring in six games, and his 26 points in the final were the most points scored by a U.S. player throughout the tournament.
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U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team Practice (8/9/16)