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1995 USA Men's Junior World Championship Team

FIFTH FIBA MEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1995

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Athens, Greece - July 12-22, 1995


The 1995 USA Men's Junior World Championship Team, defending junior world champions, was denied in its attempt to capture a fourth gold medal as the American squad finished 4-4 and in seventh position.




1995 USA RESULTS (4-4)
Australia 71 USA 69
USA 61 Jordan 51
USA 75 Italy 61
USA 65 France 62
Greece 98 USA 78
Croatia 82 USA 65
Argentina 67 USA 58
USA 92 France 55

1995 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMP. FINAL STANDINGS

1. Greece (8-0) 9. China (4-4)
2. Australia (7-1) 10. Puerto Rico (5-3)
3. Spain (5-3) 11. Nigeria (3-5)
4. Croatia (4-4) 12. Venezuela (3-5)
5. Lithuania (6-2) 13. Italy (5-3)
6. Argentina (3-5) 14. Angola (1-7)
7. USA (4-4) 15. S. Korea (1-7)
8. France (3-5) 16. Jordan (0-8)

The preliminary group draw saw the U.S. placed in a group with Australia, Italy and Jordan. The most competitive of the four preliminary groups, Australia, Italy and the USA figured to battle for the two medal round qualifying spots.

Playing its preliminary games in Larissa, Greece, the U.S. was served notice that repeating as junior world champions would be no easy feat as Australia slipped past the U.S. 71-69. Australia took a 71-69 lead after Aaron Trahair made two free throws when he was fouled with 7.8 seconds left. The USA's Stephon Marbury was fouled on a drive to the basket with three seconds left, and after missing his first free throw, he purposely missed the second and the ball went off an Australian, giving the U.S. once last chance with 1.5 seconds to go. The U.S. alley-oop try failed, and Australia had the 71-69 win. The USA's Samaki Walker turned in a strong showing, accounting for 26 points and 10 rebounds.

The U.S. struggled against Jordan but claimed a 61-51 victory as Marbury led the U.S. charge with 17 points. Facing Italy in a game in which the winner advanced on to the medal-round quarterfinals, behind Marbury's 29 points, 22 coming in the second half, the U.S. kept its medal hopes alive when it rallied in the second half to earn a 75-61 win.

Opening the medal-round quarterfinals against France, the USA earned a 65-62 win. Despite the USA leading by as many as 15, with just 1:32 remaining France grabbed the lead 62-61. The USA's Trajan Langdon came up with a steal and hit Marbury with a long pass for a layup with 38 seconds remaining, however, to give the U.S. a 63-62 lead. Then, Langdon sealed the 65-62 win with two free throws with 14.5 seconds left. Marbury led the U.S. with 20 points, and Langdon finished with 15.

Meeting host and undefeated Greece in front of a partisan sold-out crowd numbering more than 20,000, the U.S. suffered its second loss of the competition, falling 98-78. Greece led 64-59 with 11:54 to play, and a 19-6 offensive run by Greece put the game out of reach as Greece went on to the victory. Marbury again paced the U.S. offense with 23 points.

In the familiar position of needing a win to keep its medal hopes alive, the U.S. fell 82-65 to Croatia in a game in which the U.S. outside shooting never got on target. Marbury scored 16 points to pace the USA. Facing Argentina in the consolation semifinals, the U.S. led 33-29 at halftime, but the USA's shooting problems returned, and Argentina stormed back to capture a 67-58 win. Fowlkes was the lone U.S. player to score in double figures, finishing with 13 points.

Facing France in the seventh-place game, the U.S. offense finally got on track, and the result was an easy 92-55 win. Fowlkes led the USA with 22 points, and Vince Carter added 13 points and nine rebounds.

Greece defeated Australia 91-73 in the gold medal game, while Spain upended Croatia 77-64 to collect the bronze medal.

The USA's Marbury, who averaged team highs of 17.5 ppg., 3.9 apg. was named to the Junior World Championship All-Tournament Team.

1995 USA Men's Junior World Championship Team Roster

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Vince Carter
F
6-6
195
18
Mainland H.S. Daytona Beach, FL
Taymon Domzalski
C
6-10
245
18
New Mexico Military Institute Rosewell, NM
Tremaine Fowlkes
F
6-7
215
19
California Los Angeles, CA
Trajan Langdon
G
6-4
185
19
Duke Anchorage, AK
Mike Maddox
F
6-8
222
19
Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA
Stephon Marbury
G
6-1
180
18
Lincoln H.S. Brooklyn, NY
Charlie Miller
F
6-7
200
18
Indiana Miami, FL
Mark Sanford
F
6-8
200
19
Washington Dallas, TX
Samaki Walker
C
6-9
220
19
Louisville Columbus, OH
Jahidi White
C
6-9
270
19
Georgetown St. Louis, MO
Steve Wojciechowski
G
5-11
165
18
Duke Severna Park, MD
Tim Young
C
7-1
240
19
Stanford Santa Cruz, CA
HEAD COACH: Kelvin Sampson, University of Oklahoma
ASSISTANT COACH: Bill Herrion, Drexel University (PA)
ASSISTANT COACH: Perry Clark, Tulane University (LA)
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Fran Raggazino, Philadelphia, PA
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Brock Schnebel, Oklahoma City, OK

1995 USA Men's Junior World Championship Cumulative Statistics

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
ST
Marbury 8
48-107
.449
17- 45
.378
27- 34
.794
23/ 2.9
140/ 17.5
31
0
13
Fowlkes 8
35- 75
.467
7- 21
.333
17- 40
.425
52/ 6.5
94/ 11.8
5
2
7
Walker 6
26- 51
.510
0- 1
.000
15- 28
.536
54/ 9.0
67/ 11.2
2
9
1
Langdon 8
24- 64
.375
12- 39
.308
8- 9
.889
25/ 3.1
68/ 8.5
21
1
13
Carter 8
17- 49
.347
3- 19
.158
11- 17
.647
32/ 4.0
48/ 6.0
11
9
5
Maddox 8
15- 49
.306
2- 15
.133
9- 13
.692
25/ 3.1
41/ 5.1
8
4
8
Domzalski 5
9- 19
.474
0- 0
.000
6- 9
.667
16/ 3.2
24/ 4.8
0
5
3
Young 8
9- 25
.360
0- 0
.000
12- 20
.600
31/ 3.9
30/ 3.8
9
4
3
Miller 8
9- 29
.310
1- 4
.250
4- 5
.800
27/ 3.4
23/ 2.9
5
0
5
Wojciechowski 7
3- 8
.375
2- 7
.286
6- 8
.750
7/ 0.9
14/ 1.8
7
0
7
Sanford 4
2- 7
.286
0- 1
.000
3- 6
.500
7/ 1.8
7/ 1.8
0
0
0
White 5
3- 7
.429
0- 0
.000
1- 8
.125
4/ 0.8
7/ 1.4
0
2
2
USA 8
200-490
.408
44-152
.289
119-197
.604
303/ 37.9
563/ 70.4
99
36
67
OPP. 8
193-472
.409
38-119
.319
123-196
.628
270/ 33.8
547/ 68.4
74
16
61

 

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