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2016 U.S. Olmpic Men's Basketball Team

Games of the XXXIth Olympiad -- 2016

  • Date:
    Aug 10, 2021

Tokyo, Japan • July 24-August 7, 2021


Dominance on the basketball court was the expectation for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team heading into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and dominance was ultimately delivered as the U.S. men rolled to an 8-0 record and captured the Olympic gold medal with a sterling final performance.

The golden performance by the U.S. men continued the USA's legacy on the hardwood and marked a third consecutive Olympic Games that the Americans have won gold and their sixth in the last seven Olympics. In finishing 8-0, the men extended their Olympic winning streak to 25 games and now own an incredible all-time record of 138-5 in Olympic play.


2020 U.S. RESULTS (5-1)

France
83
   USA 76
USA
120
   Iran 66
USA
119
   Czech Rep. 84
USA
95
   Spain 81
USA
97
   Australia 78
USA
87
   France 82

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES
FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (5-1)   7. Argentina (1-3)
2. France (5-1)   8. Germany (1-3)
3. Australia (5-1)   9. Czech Rep. (1-2)
4. Slovenia (4-2) 10. Nigeria (0-3)
5. Italy (2-2) 11. Japan (0-3)
6. Spain (2-2)

12. Iran (0-3)

Featuring a roster that averaged 26.8 years of age, the 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team featured just two players - Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant - boasting of prior Olympic experience, while 10 players made their first appearance in the Summer Games including Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry and Klay Thompson.

Anthony at the age of 32 became America's first four-time Olympic male basketball player, and his four medals, which includes gold medal finishes in 2008, 2012 and 2016, are Olympic men's basketball records as well. In the U.S. Olympic men's career record book, Anthony finished the Rio Games ranked first in games played (31), points (336), field goals made (113), field goals attempted (262), rebounds (125), 3-point field goals attempted (139), free throws made (53) and free throws attempted (71); and second in 3-point field goals made (57). Durant became one of 19 two-time U.S. men's Olympians and one of 17 U.S. men to win two Olympic men's basketball gold medals.

The USA coaching staff was not short on Olympic experience or success. Leading the U.S. to an Olympic gold medal finish for the third-straight Summer Games were USA Basketball men’s national team managing director Jerry Colangelo, Duke University Hall of Fame head coach Mike Krzyzewski and assistant coach Jim Boeheim, while assistants Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams rounded out the golden 2016 Olympic coaching staff.

The U.S. men got play preliminary play underway with two convincing wins, defeating China (119-62) and Venezuela (113-69) by a combined 101 points. Behind 25 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point the USA pounded China 119-62. Cousins had 17 points, George added 15 points and Irving finished with 12 points and five assists and overall, the USA had 31 assists on 38 field goals. Tied with Venezuela 18-18 after the first quarter, the U.S. blew the game open with a 24-4 second-quarter explosion and sailed on to a 113-69 win. George tallied 20 points to lead five U.S. players in double-digit scoring.

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2020 U.S. OLYMPIC MEN'S TEAM ROSTER

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE AFFILIATION (SCHOOL)
Carmelo Anthony F 6-8 230 32 New York Knicks (Syracuse)
Harrison Barnes F 6-8 235 24 Dallas Mavericks (North Carolina)
Jimmy Butler G 6-7 220 26 Chicago Bulls (Marquette)
DeMarcus Cousins C 6-11 270 25 Sacramento Kings (Kentucky)
DeMar DeRozan G 6-7 216 26 Toronto Raptors (USC)
Kevin Durant G 6-9 240 27 Golden State Warriors (Texas)
Paul George G 6-8 221 26 Indiana Pacers (Fresno State)
Draymond Green F 6-7 223 26 Golden State Warriora (Michigan State)
Kyrie Irving G 6-3 191 24 Cleveland Cavaliers (Duke)
DeAndre Jordan C 6-11 265 27 Los Angeles Clippers (Texas A&M)
Kyle Lowry G 6-1 205 30 Toronto Raptors (Villanova)
Klay Thompson G 6-7 215 26 Golden State Warriors (Washington State)
HEAD COACH: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
ASSISTANT COACH: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University
ASSISTANT COACH: Tom Thibodeau, Minnesota Timberwolves
ASSISTANT COACH:  Monty Williams
TEAM PHYSICIAN:  Lisa Callahan, Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Knicks
ATHLETIC TRAINER:  Gregg Farnam, Minnesota Timberwolves
ATHLETIC TRAINER:  Joseph Sharpe, Oklahoma City Thunder
USA BASKETBALL MANAGING DIRECTOR: Jerry Colangelo

2020 U.S. OLYMPIC MEN'S TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS


G/S FGM-A PCT 3PM-A PCT FTM-A PCT REB PTS AT  BK  ST
Durant 8/8   52- 90 .578   25-43 .581   26-32 .813 40/  5.0 155/ 19.4 28 4 8
Anthony 8/8   33- 84 .393   18-45 .400   13-21 .619 42/  5.3  97/ 12.1 18 2 5
Irving 8/8   31- 65 .477     9-24 .375   20-22 .909 20/  2.5  91/ 11.4 39 0 3
George 8/2   32- 70 .457     8-28 .286   18-21 .857 36/  4.5  90/ 11.3 15 5 12
Thompson 8/6   28- 77 .363   16-49 .327 7-9 .778 20/  2.5  79/   9.9 13 2 6
Cousins 8/5   27- 44 .614     0-0 .---   19-23 .826 46/  5.8  73/   9.1 13 3 4
Jordan 8/3   23- 31 .742     0-0 .---   13-32 .406 49/  6.1  59/   7.4 6 9 4
DeRozan 7/0   16- 27 .593     0-2 .000   14-18 .778 10/  1.4  46/   6.6 6 1 6
Butler 8/0   13- 38 .342     2-9 .222   17-18 .944 20/  2.5  45/   5.6 11 1 6
Lowry 8/0   12- 29 .414     3-11 .273   13-17 .765 26/  3.3  40/   5.0 30 0 7
Barnes 4/0     6- 13 .462     1-3 .333     4-4 1.000  7/  1.8  17/   4.3 3 0 2
Green 8/0    5- 22 .227     1-11 .090     4-7 .571 17/  2.1  15/   1.9 10 1 7
USA 8 278-590 .471 83-225 .369 168-224 .750 364/45.5 807/100.9 192 28 70
OPP. 8 231-538 .429 52-182 .286 113-147 .769 284/35.5 627/  78.4 160 16 55

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