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1967 USA Men's Pan American Games Team

FIFTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES -- 1967

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Winnipeg, Canada • July 24 - August 6, 1967


The United States' 131-43 opening victory over Colombia was an early indication of just how powerful this team would be.

1967 USA RESULTS (9-0) 
USA 131 Colombia 43
USA   93 Peru 37
USA 122 Panama 73
USA   80 Puerto Rico 52
FINAL ROUND
USA   91 Cuba 71
USA   90 Panama 44
USA   89 Puerto Rico 53
USA 106 Argentina 55
USA   93 Mexico 74

1967 PAN AMERICAN GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (5-0) 6. Argentina (1-4)*
2. Mexico (4-1) 7. Brazil (2-0)
3. Panama (2-3)* 8. Peru (1-1)
4. Cuba (2-3)* 9. Canada (0-2)
5. Puerto Rico
(1-4)*
10. #Colombia
*Final standings determined by results between tied teams
#Colombia did not advance into the Consolation Round.
NOTE: Team records reflect results from Final Round or Consolation Round games only.
The USA swept through the preliminary and medal rounds to capture the '67 Games gold medal with an unblemished record of 9-0. Winning its nine games by an average margin of victory of 43.6 points, the U.S. extended its Pan American Games winning streak to 24 straight games.

The United States' squad, which was coached by Hal Fischer who had guided the 1951 USA Pan American Games team to its gold medal finish, was led by the all-around play of two-time Louisville All-American (1968, 1967) and future NBA all-star Wes Unseld. Unseld's 11.6 ppg. average (third on the team), along with his rebounding and passing helped lead the USA to its gold medal finish.

However, Unseld was not the only future NBA standout to contribute heavily to the 1967 squad. 6'3' Jo Jo White, who would go on to star on the 1968 USA Olympic team and in the NBA, and Darel Carrier of Western Kentucky University, were also key factors as they topped the USA in scoring with averages of 13.9 ppg. and 12.0 ppg., respectively.

Opening the preliminary round with an 131-43 thumping of Colombia, the U.S. squad finished the preliminary round with impressive one-sided victories over Peru (93-37), Panama (122-73) and Puerto Rico (80-52).

The medal round proved almost as easy as the U.S. sailed past its competition to claim the gold. Leading Cuba by just four points at half, 40-36, behind the play of Carrier, the U.S. broke the game open in the second half and went on to claim a 91-71 win, with Carrier accounting for 32 points. Panama was handed a 90-44 setback by the U.S. contingent, and with five U.S. players scoring in double figures, the U.S. easily discarded of Puerto Rico for the second time, 89-53.

Argentina was unable to slow the U.S. in a 106-55 loss, and the U.S. locked up the gold medal by defeating Mexico 93-74.

1967 USA PAN AMERICAN MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM ROSTER

NAME POS HGT WGT AGE AFFILIATION / SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Raymond Carey F 6-7 205 24 Phillips 66ers (Missouri) Cameron, MO
Darel Carrier G 6-3 185 26 Phillips 66ers (Western Kentucky) Bristow, KY
John Clawson G 6-4 200 22 U.S. Armed Forces (Michigan) Naperville, IL
Lloyd (Sonny) Dove F 6-7 188 21 St. John's University Springfield Gardens, NY
Calvin Fowler G 6-1 170 26 Akron Goodyears (St. Francis) Akron, OH
Henry Logan C/F 6-0 185 21 Western Carolina (NAIA) Ashville, NC
Kendall Rhine C 6-11 220 24 Phillips 66ers (Rice) Dupo, IL
Michael Silliman F 6-6 230 22 U.S. Military Academy Louisville, KY
Steve Sullivan G 6-8 200 22 Georgetown University East Orange, NJ
Wes Unseld C 6-8 240 21 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
Joseph (Jo Jo) White G 6-3 190 20 University of Kansas St. Louis, MO
Jim Williams C 6-8 210 23 Chicago Jamaco Saints (Temple) Norristown, PA
HEAD COACH: Hal Fischer, U. S. Army (San Francisco, CA)
ASSISTANT COACH: John Kundla, University of Minnesota
MANAGER: Charles Bloedorn, Akron Goodyears
CAPTAIN: Calvin Fowler

1967 USA PAN AMERICAN MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

  G FGM-FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT PTS/AVG
Joseph White 9 59-   7-  
125/ 13.9
Darel Carrier 9 45-   18-  
108/ 12.0
Wes Unseld 9 42-   20-  
104/ 11.6
Henry Logan 9 36-   17-  
89/ 9.9
Mike Silliman 9 34-   21-  
89/ 9.9
Calvin Fowler 9 30-   14-  
74/ 8.2
Jim Williams 9 32-   8-  
72/ 8.0
Lloyd Dove 9 31-   6-  
68/ 7.6
Raymond Carey 9 30-   2-  
62/ 6.9
Kendall Rhine 9 17-   15-  
49/ 5.4
John Clawson 9 16-   10-  
42/ 4.7
Steve Sullivan 9 5-   3-  
13/ 1.4
USA TOTALS 9 377-   141-  
895/ 99.4
OPP. TOTALS 9 206-   90-  
502/ 55.8

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