Iron Sharpening Iron
Jarrett Allen talks about the level of competition on the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team and his future University of Texas teammate James Banks.
USA U18 National Team head Coach Shaka Smart is excited to have his final 12-man roster and he’s ready to focus on one goal as the team heads to Chile. He wants to win the gold medal and he is confident in his team.
Michael Porter Jr. discusses the USA Basketball Men's U18 National team's coaching staff and the talent of the team.
Take a glance at all of the USA Basketball medalists from this past year.
The 2016 USA U18 National Teams, among other junior USA squads, might have been lost in the Olympic hype last summer, but that doesn’t mean the teams didn’t have their fair share of talented athletes and coaches. Both the USA men’s and women’s U18 teams captured gold in Valdivia, Chile, with perfect 5-0 records. Washington freshman Markelle Fultz was tabbed MVP of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men, while Baylor freshman Lauren Cox earned MVP honors in the women’s U18 tournament.
Don Showalter was tabbed as the 2016 USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year, which is his eighth-straight such award.
Valdivia, Chile • July 19-23, 2016 Led by University of Texas head coach Shaka Smart, the USA won by an average of 30.4 points per game and featured the tournament MVP in Markelle Fultz while capturing the USA’s eighth overall and fourth straight men’s U18 gold medal. 2016 USA...