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Mark Fox and John Thompson III Named Assistants for November 2018 USA World Cup Qualifying Team.

Game two of the USA Men's National Team versus Australia historic two-game series at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday, August 24, 2019, has officially sold out.


Santa Fe & Rosario, Argentina • June 30 - July 8, 2018 Led for a fifth time by Don Showalter, the USA topped its seven opponents by an average of 53.7 points per game on its way to a gold medal June 30-July 8 in Santa Fe, Argentina. 2018 USA RESULTS (7-0) USA 115 China 37 USA 97 Mali 40...

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named as one of 18 finalists for the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team on June 12, 2016.

College Notes

  • Has interest in Georgia Tech, Marquette, Maryland, Miami, Providence and USC.

High School Notes

  • Attends Mount Saint Joseph High School (Md.), where as a sophomore in 2015-16, he averaged 12.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg. and 2.0 bpg. in helping lead his team to a 35-6 record.
  • As a freshman, aided Mount Saint Joseph to a 19-11 record.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Orletha and Charles Smith.
  • Born in Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • Goes by the nickname Stix.
  • Is a member of his school’s honor roll.
  • Father served in the U.S. Navy.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball in the eighth grade.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: LeBron James.
  • Plans on studying business management in college.
  • Favorite movies: “Pride,” “Remember The Titans,” “Roll Bounce,” “Good Burger” and “Batman.”
  • Favorite App: Snapchat.
  • Favorite class: English.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kobe Bryant.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Would compare his game to: Anthony Davis.
  • Enjoys: relaxing.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.
  • Twitter: @JalenSmith2000

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