Kareem Maddox (center) won two gold medals with USA Basketball in 2019 – including the USA’s first gold medal at a FIBA 3x3 World Cup and gold at the inaugural Pan American Games 3x3 competition.
While he is from Los Angeles, Kareem Maddox played basketball for four years at Princeton University (2007-08 through 2010-11). With Maddox on the roster, the Tigers posted a 66-53 record, captured the 2011 Ivy League championship and advanced to the 2010 College Basketball Invitational semifinals and 2011 NCAA Tournament second round.
After Princeton University, Kareem Maddox competed professionally for two seasons in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, where he was runner-up for league MVP honors. Following a three-year hiatus, during which he worked for NPR member stations in the USA, Maddox returned to play in Poland for one season.
While Kareem Maddox first played 3x3 basketball in 2010, his first FIBA 3x3-recognized tournament was in 2015 when Ariel Slow & Steady won the Metropath Brooklyn Qualifier in New York, which earned the team a berth into the 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship.
Kareem Maddox (second from right) played for Ariel at the 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals and finished in fourth place. He was teamed up with (from left to right) Damon Huffman, Mack Darrow and Jitim Young.
With Princeton since 2018, Kareem Maddox has played in 70 games on the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, and he currently lists No. 17 in FIBA's 3x3 individual player world ranking.
Kareem Maddox helped Ariel Slow & Steady win the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Kareem Maddox was named MVP at the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals. He scored six points for Ariel Slow & Steady in the tournament’s gold medal game.
As a member of Ariel Slow & Steady, Kareem Maddox captured the 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals gold medal and finished with a 7-1 record in Las Vegas.
Kareem Maddox was a member of the USA team that claimed the inaugural 3x3 Pan Am Games gold medal in 2019 with a 4-3 record in Lima, Peru. He averaged 4.6 points per game.
As a member of the 2019 USA 3x3 World Cup Team, Kareem Maddox averaged 3.4 points and a team-high 6.0 rebounds per game to help lead the USA to an historic gold medal and a 7-0 record at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
Kareem Maddox was named to the USA Basketball team that will compete for a berth into the Tokyo Olympic Games at the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament from May 26-30, 2021, in Graz, Austria.
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