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    Trenton Miller
  • Date:
    Mar 24, 2017

Troy Brown Jr. is reminded of his father when it comes to his future collegiate coach, and that's a good thing for him, because they are all alike in a fundamental way.

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    Jimena Panduro
  • Date:
    Mar 24, 2017

Since the first FIBA-organized international 3x3 event at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, the standard set of rules for the game has evolved, and along the way the rules have continued to challenge athletes to become better basketball players.  As the game matured, throughout World Cups and...

The field of teams expected to compete in the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments, featuring competition divisions for open men, open women, U18 men and U18 women, is nearly complete, with the remaining teams expected to be finalized by March 29.

USA Basketball announced on April 7, 2016, that University of Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon would serve as an assistant coach to the 2016 USA Basketball U18 National Team.

“I’m really excited and appreciative of this opportunity to be associated with USA Basketball and the U18 national team,” Turgeon said. “I have a great deal of respect for Shaka Smart and Kevin Ollie and look forward to working with them and a talented group of players.”

Turgeon will assist the USA at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile. Not only is a gold medal at stake, the top four finishing teams will earn a qualifying berth in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Turgeon served as a USA Basketball court coach last summer at the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team training camp.

In 2015-16, Turgeon led the Terrapins to a 27-9 record and the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.

In his five seasons as head coach at the University of Maryland, he owns an overall record of 114-49 record (.675 winning percentage).

He also was the head coach at Texas A&M University for four seasons, at Wichita State University for seven seasons and at Jacksonville State University for two seasons. In 18 seasons as a collegiate head coach, he is 364-218  (.625 winning percentage).

He also owns 10 years of experience as a college assistant coach and one year (1997-98) as an assistant coach with the NBA Philadelphia 76ers.

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