On Sept. 25 at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Vince Carter slammed what likely was the most famous dunk of his career – rising over 7-foot-2 Frederic Weis of France in the USA’s final preliminary round game. The French media dubbed the slam, "le dunk de la mort," which translates to the dunk of death.
In his USA Basketball career, Vince Carter won an Olympic gold medal (2000), a gold medal at the 2003 Tournament of the Americans and he was a member of the 1995 USA team that played in the FIBA U19 World Cup.
Vince Carter (first row, No. 7) first suited up for USA Basketball at the 1995 FIBA U19 World Cup that was played in Greece. Just 18 years old, he averaged 6.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
As a member of the 2000 USA National Team, Vince Carter started in three of the USA’s five win during its pre-Olympics exhibition tour. He led the team in scoring with 17.6 points per game to go with 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, and he shot 73.2% (30-41 FGs) from the field.
At the 2000 Olympic Games, Vince Carter led the USA in scoring with 14.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game as the USA won the gold medal with an 8-0 record.
Vince Carter’s 14.8 points per game at the 2000 Olympics ranked third among all men’s basketball participants.
Vince Carter played in the USA’s one exhibition game prior to the 2003 Tournament of the Americas. In the 101-74 win over Puerto Rico, which was played in front of 16,473 fans at Madison Square Garden, Carter recorded six points and three rebounds.
Vince Carter (third from left) helped the USA to qualify for the 2004 Olympics as a member of the gold-medal winning team that finished 10-0 at the 2003 Tournament of the Americas.
At the 2003 Tournament of the Americas, Vince Carter averaged 12.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
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