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2010 USA Basketball Men's Youth Olympic Games Team

Third Men's Youth Olympic Games - 2018

  • Date:
    Jan 16, 2019

Buenos Aires, Argentina • Oct. 7-18, 2018


2018 USA RESULTS (2-2)
Russia 18 USA 16
USA 21 Mongolia 19
Estonia 21 USA 14
USA 21 Argentina 18

2018 MEN'S YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. Argentina (6-1) 11. New Zealand (2-2)
2. Belgium (6-1) 12. China (2-2)
3. Slovenia (6-1) 13. Latvia (2-2)
4. Ukraine (5-2) 14. Venezuela (1-3)
5. Italy (3-2) 15. Kazakhstan (1-3)
6. Russia (3-2) 16. Turkmenistan (1-3)
7. Brazil (3-2) 17. Mongolia (0-4)
8. Georgia (3-2) 18. Kyrgyzstan (0-4)
9. Estonia (2-2) 19. Andorra (0-4)
10. USA (2-2) 20. Jordan (0-4)

The 3x3 basketball competition at the Youth Olympic Games was organized by the IOC and FIBA. The Games included 20 men’s teams and 20 women’s teams, as well as a dunk contest for men and a shoot-out contest for women.

The USA finished its first day of competition with a 1-1 record after falling to Russia 18-16 in a down-to-the-wire game and then narrowly edging Mongolia 21-19.

The loss to Russia on Oct. 7 was a back-and-forth battle that was not decided until time expired. Russia led 7-5, and following back-to-back baskets from Dudley Blackwell, the game was tied at 7. The contest remained tight, and guard Carson McCorkle nailed a 2-point basket to lift the Americans out in front 13-11. Russia responded with 7-1 scoring run to grab control 18-14 with just 27 seconds remaining. McCorkle hit his third 2-pointer to pull the USA within two, 18-16, and following a defensive stop by the USA and with time running out, McCorkle missed a desperation game-tying 2. McCorkle finished with seven points and Blackwell added five points.

Facing Mongolia two hours later, it was another test for the USA men, but this time the U.S. came out on top 21-19. Trailing 8-6 after Mongolia made three 2-point shots in the game’s first 2:30, Patrick McCaffery scored three straight points and McCorkle added a basket as the USA pulled ahead 10-8. The game continued to see-saw back and forth, and with 2:32 remaining, Mongolia hit its fifth 2-pointer of the game to take an 18-16 lead. With 2:25 on the clock, McCorkle scored and was fouled, and after sinking the free throw to complete the two-point play, the contest was once again tied 18-18. McCaffery pushed the USA in front 19-18, but Mongolia scored  to once again even the contest. McCaffery again responded to put the U.S. up 20-19 with 1:33 to play. The USA captured the win when McCorkle made a steal and was fouled. With Mongolia in the bonus, McCorkle stepped to the line for two free throws swished the second to earn the USA the 21-19 win with 1:19 left on the clock. McCaffery paced the USA’s scoring with nine points.

The USA split its final two games on Oct. 11 and finished fourth in its pool. Despite being the only team to defeat eventual gold medalist Argentina, the USA was eliminated from advancing to the medal round.

The U.S. opened the day with a disappointing 21-14 loss to Estonia. Trailing 6-4, the USA put together an 8-2 run to go ahead 12-8. From there, however, the USA was unable to contain Estonia, which outscored the U.S. 12-2 over the remaining minutes to earn the 21-14 victory. McCaffery was the USA’s high scorer with five points.

In a back-and-forth contest that featured four lead changes and seven knotted scores, the USA topped Argentina 21-18. The U.S. jumped to a 5-1 lead, but Argentina evened the score at 5-all. Over the next four minutes neither team was able to get much separation, and the largest scoring run was a 5-0 spurt by Argentina that gave the hosts an 11-9 edge. The scoring see-sawed, and a McCorkle 2-pointer gave the USA a 17-16 edge. A few minutes later, the game was tied for the final time, 18-18. McCorkle, who hit 3-of-6 from 2-point and was a perfect 4-of-4 from inside, knocked down a 2 to put the USA within one point of victory. Argentina missed two shots on its next possession, and McCaffery ended the game with a bucket with 2:34 on the clock. McCorkle was the game’s top scorer with 10 points.

McCorkle reached the semifinals of the dunk contest, but finished in fourth place.

Argentina topped Belgium 20-15 to earn the gold medal, and Slovenia beat Ukraine 21-13 to win bronze.

2018 USA BASKETBALL MEN'S YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL
HOMETOWN
Dudley Blackwell
G
6-6
190
17
Westminster Academy
Miramar, FL
Jyáre Davis
F
6-6
205
16
Sanford School
Newark, DE
Patrick McCaffery
F
6-7
185
18
West High School
Iowa City, IA
Carson McCorkle
G
6-2
175
16
Greensboro Day School
Greensboro, NC
TEAM LEADER: Kara Lawson

2018 USA BASKETBALL MEN'S YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
2PM-2PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
 TO
BLK
STL
McCorkle
4/4
26/6.5
17-35
.486
9-22
.409
2-3
.667
7/1.8
28/7.0
4
2
0
2
McCaffery
4/4
32/8.0
18-36
.500
1-6
.167
5-5
1.000
13/3.3
24/6.0
6
4
2
4
Blackwell
4/4
24/6.0
11-27
.407
1-7
.143
2-2
1.000
18/4.5
14/3.5
6
2
2
1
Davis
4/0
18/4.5
5-13
.385
1-5
.200
0-2
.000
8/2.0
6/1.5
2
2
0
2
Team                 5/1.7     2    
USA
4
 
51-111
.459
12-40
.300
9-12
.750
51/12.8
72/18.0
18
12
4
9
OPP.
4
 
60-129
.465
13-50
.260
3-5
.600
81/20.3
76/19.0
24
15
1
5

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