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2006 USA Men's U18 National Team

FIFTH FIBA AMERICAS U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN-- 2006

  • Date:
    Jun 21, 2012

San Antonio, Texas • June 28-July 2, 2006


Dominating opponents by an average of 29.7 points per game, the USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team cruised to four straight victories at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men, qualifying for the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship on June 30 and securing a gold medal on July 2 at Bill Greehy Arena on the campus of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.

2006 USA RESULTS (4-0) 
USA
111
Uruguay 64
USA
90
Brazil 66
USA
92
Canada 66
USA
104
Argentina 82
2006 U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL STANDINGS
1. *USA (4-0) 5. Puerto Rico (2-2)
2. *Argentina (4-1) 6. Uruguay (1-3)
3. *Brazil (2-2) 7. Bahamas (0-4)
4. *Canada (2-3)

*Qualified for 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship

Assisted by Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt and DePaul's Jerry Wainwright, the University of Washington's Lorenzo Romar led the USA to its fourth title in five U18 Championships (formerly known as the junior championships) and improved the USA's overall tournament record to a sparkling 29-1. Finishing in the top four spots respectively, the USA, Argentina, Brazil and Canada qualified for the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men, which will be held July 12-22 in Vancouver, Canada.

Jumping to an early lead that was never challenged, the USA first rolled over Uruguay in a 111-64 victory on June 28 that was headed by 17 points from both Jerryd Bayless (St. Mary's H.S./ Phoenix, Ariz.) and Michael Beasley (Oak Hill Academy, Va./ Frederick, Md.).

Then on June 30, behind 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting from Stanley Robinson (Huffman H.S./ Birmingham, Ala.), the Americans out slugged Brazil 90-66 to earn Pool A's No. 1 seed and secure a 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship berth.

Matched against Canada in the medal round semifinals on July 1, six U.S. players scored in double digits, and behind 16 points from Bayless, 13 from Kyle Singler (South Medford H.S., Ore./Undecided), 12 from Taylor King (Mater Dei H.S., Calif./Duke) and 11 points from Beasley, Nolan Smith (Oak Hill Academy, Va./Duke) and DaJuan Summers (McDonogh School, Md./Georgetown), the USA earned a 92-66 victory over Canada.

In the final game on July 2, fueled by a 24-point, 10-rebound effort from 7-0 center Spencer Hawes (Seattle Prep / Seattle, Wash.), the USA men erased a two-point, first-quarter deficit to easily capture gold with a 104-82 victory over Argentina.

With eight All-Americans and five USA Today Class of 2007 honorees, seven U.S. players broke into the tournament's top-ten rankings in eight different categories. Bayless ranked first in free-throw percentage with a perfect 13-13 tally from the charity stripe, and Beasley ranked fifth in rebounding. Flynn ranked third in free-throw percentage, shooting 88.2 percent, fifth in assists with 5.3 per game and tied for eighth in free-throws made with an overall mark of 15-17. Hawes ranked fourth in blocked shots with 1.4 per game, eighth in rebounding and tied for eighth in free-throw percentage at 75.0 percent. King sank 10-21 from beyond the arc to rank fourth in both 3-pointers made and 3-point percentage (47.6 ), and Singler ranked fourth in steals, collecting 2.3 per game. Hitting 15-20 from the free-throw line, Smith tied for eighth in free-throws made and free-throw percentage (75.0) and dished 3.5 assists per game to rank 10th.

The USA also dominated the tournament's team statistics, ranking No.1 in 13 of the 19 categories, including scoring offense (99.2 ppg.), scoring defense (69.5 ppg.), rebounding margin (+19.7 rpg.), assists (20.5 apg.) and steals (12 spg.).

The 2006 squad contributed 10 new entries to the USA U18 Championship record book, including shooting 73.1 percent as a team from the free-throw line to set the USA U18 Championship record. Beasley and Hawes now rank third and fourth respectively for most rebounds averaged per game, and Hawes' 24 points in the gold medal game tied for eighth among USA single-game points. King's 47.6 shooting percentage from 3-point ranks him third in U.S. event history, and Flynn's .882 free-throw percentage ranks him fifth. Flynn also ranks second in most assists averaged with 5.3, followed by Smith's fourth place ranking with 3.5 assists per game. And, finally, Singler collected 2.3 steals per game to rank sixth in the USA U18 Championship record books.

2006 USA BASKETBALL MEN'S U18 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
DOB
YOG
SCHOOL/HOMETOWN
Chris Allen
G
6-4
190
11/13/88
2007
Meadowcreek H.S. / Lawrenceville, GA / *Michigan State
Jerryd Bayless
G
6-4
193
8/20/88
2007
St. Mary's H.S. / Phoenix, AZ / *Arizona
Michael Beasley
F
6-10
235
1/09/89
2007
Oak Hill Academy (VA) / Frederick, MD / *Kansas State
Jonny Flynn
G
6-0
172
2/06/89
2007
Niagara Falls H.S. / Niagara Falls, NY / *Syracuse
Donte' Greene
F
6-10
217
2/21/88
2007
Towson Catholic H.S. / Baltimore, MD / *Syracuse
Spencer Hawes
C
7-0
230
4/28/88
2006
Seattle Prep / Seattle, WA / *Washington
Taylor King
F
6-7
218
5/30/88
2007
Mater Dei H.S. / Huntington Beach, CA / *Duke
Stanley Robinson
F
6-9
220
7/14/88
2006
Huffman H.S. / Birmingham, AL / *Connecticut
Kyle Singler
F
6-9
210
5/04/88
2007
South Medford H.S. / Medford, OR / *Duke
Nolan Smith
G
6-4
180
7/25/88
2007
Oak Hill Academy (VA) / Upper Marlboro, MD / *Duke
DaJuan Summers
F
6-9
235
1/24/88
2006
McDonough School / Baltimore, MD / *Georgetown
Lance Thomas
F
6-8
200
4/14/88
2006
t. Benedict's H.S. / Scotch Plains, NJ / *Duke
Head Coach: Lorenzo Romar, University of Washington
Assistant Coach: Paul Hewitt, Georgia Tech
Assistant Coach: Jerrry Wainwright, DePaul University

2006 USA BASKETBALL MEN'S U18 NATIONAL TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

Name G
FGM-A
PCT
3PM-A
PCT
FTM-A
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
Beasley 4
21-40
.525
0-0
.000
13-19
.684
33/ 8.3
55/ 13.8
7
2
6
Hawes 4
19-37
.514
0-0
.000
12-16
.750
30/ 7.5
50/ 12.5
3
6
2
King 4
16-31
.516
10-21
.476
6-7
.857
19/ 4.8
48/ 12.0
5
2
1
Singler 4
17-33
.515
3-10
.300
7-9
.778
25/ 6.3
44/ 11.0
12
3
9
Bayless 4
14-41
.341
3-13
.231
13-13
1.000
17/ 4.3
44/ 11.0
8
1
6
Smith 4
10-27
.370
1-5
.200
15-20
.750
16/ 4.0
36/ 9.0
14
0
7
Flynn 4
9-27
.333
1-9
.111
15-17
.882
15/ 3.8
34/ 8.5
21
1
7
Robinson 4
14-27
.519
0-0
.000
5-8
.625
21/ 5.3
33/ 8.3
3
4
3
Summers 4
9-21
.429
0-0
.000
9-18
.500
13/ 3.3
27/ 6.8
1
0
1
Greene 4
6-10
.600
1-1
1.000
1-2
.500
4/ 1.0
14/ 3.5
2
0
2
Allen 3
3-10
.300
2-6
.333
2-3
.667
4/ 1.3
10/ 3.3
6
0
2
Thomas 4
1-6
.167
0-1
.000
0-2
.000
4/ 1.0
2/ 0.5
0
0
2
USA 4
139-310
.448
21-66
.318
98-134
.731
201/ 50.2
397/ 99.2
82
19
48
Opp. 4
94-273
.344
18-86
.209
72-109
.661
122/ 30.5
278/ 69.5
48
16
38

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