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1985 USA Men's World University Games Team

THIRTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1985

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Kobe, Japan • July 24 - August 4, 1985

The 1985 USA World University Games team went to Kobe, Japan, looking to improve on the USA's bronze medal finish in 1983. Compiling a 5-1 record and earning the silver medal, the U.S. once again came very close to capturing the gold.

1985 USA RESULTS (5-1)

USA 140 Jordan 30
USA 147 P. R. of Korea 47
USA   93 USSR 88
USA 123 Japan 68
USA   94 Bulgaria 66
USSR   96 USA 93

1985 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. Soviet Union (5-1)
9. Belgium
2. USA (5-1) 10. South Korea
3. Canada 11. Peoples Rep. of Korea
4. Bulgaria 12. Australia
5. Yugoslavia 13. Kuwait
6. Japan 14. China
7. Finland 15. Jordan
8. Egypt 16. United Arab Emirates
Under the direction of University of South Florida mentor Lee Rose, the young American squad was once again a talented lot that featured the likes of Missouri's 6'7' Derrick Chievous, Auburn's 6'8' Chuck Person, 6'7' University of Miami of Ohio's Ron Harper, and 6'8' Billy Thompson of the University of Louisville.

Opening against Jordan, the U.S. squad steamrolled to a 110-point victory, drubbing Jordan 140-30 as 10 of the 12 U.S. players scored in double digits. The U.S. demolished the People's Republic of Korea next, scoring a 100-point win, 147-47, as all 12 USA men scored and nine reached double figures. Behind Person's 11-19 field goal shooting and 25 points, the U.S. finished the preliminary round with an impressive 93-88 victory over the Soviet Union.

Meeting host Japan in the quarterfinals, the Americans strolled to a 123-68 win as Chievous scored 27 points and Person added 21 in the victory. Bulgaria was no match for the U.S. in the semifinals as the U.S. got out quick and cruised to a 94-66 win with Chievous recording a team high 16 points.

Advancing to the gold medal game, the USA faced the Soviet Union for the second time. In a tightly played contest in which neither team could gain an advantage, the Soviet's Valdemaras Khomitchus, who finished with a game high 30 points, hit a 21-foot three-pointer with three seconds remaining to give the Soviets a 96-93 victory and the gold medal. The USA was paced by Thompson's 25 points and 23 more from Harper. Canada captured the bronze medal by edging Bulgaria 96-95.

1985 MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Bobby Beecher
F
6-9
220
21
Virginia Tech Lawsonville, NC
Derrick Chievous
F
6-7
200
19
Missouri Jamacia, NY
Greg Dreiling
C
7-1
248
22
Kansas Wichita, KS
Roger Harden
G
6-1
180
22
Kentucky Valparasio, IN
Ron Harper
F
6-7
198
20
Miami (Ohio) Dayton, OH
Dave Hoppen
C
6-11
235
21
Nebraska Omaha, NE
Ron Kellogg
G
6-5
192
22
Kansas Omaha, NE
Curtis Kitchen
F
6-9
240
20
South Florida Ft. Myers, FL
Maurice Martin
G
6-6
195
21
St. Joseph's Col. (PA) Liberty, NY
Steve Mitchell
G
6-1
180
21
Alabama-Birmingham Memphis, TN
Chuck Person
F
6-8
223
21
Auburn Auburn, AL
Billy Thompson
F
6-8
210
21
Louisville Somerdale, NJ
HEAD COACH: Lee Rose, University of South Florida
ASSISTANT COACH: Ralph Arietta, Westchester Community College (NY)
ASSISTANT COACH: Roland Wierwille, Berea College (KY)
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Myron Gananian, Palo Alto, CA
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Dan Libera, University of Northern Colorado


1985 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES TEAM
CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AT
BK
ST
Chievous 6
44- 59
.746
0- 0
.000
21- 27
.778
22/ 3.7
109/ 18.2
5
0
3
Person 6
42- 73
.575
6- 12
.500
11- 20
.550
30/ 5.0
101/ 16.8
6
4
14
Harper 6
41- 68
.603
4- 11
.364
10- 18
.556
20/ 3.3
96/ 16.0
13
1
19
Thompson 6
40- 66
.606
0- 0
.000
7- 10
.700
33/ 5.5
87/ 14.5
9
5
3
Martin 6
17- 25
.680
2- 5
.400
20- 23
.870
14/ 2.3
56/ 9.3
9
1
14
Mitchell 6
22- 54
.407
5- 15
.333
2- 7
.286
8/ 1.3
51/ 8.5
27
0
13
Kellogg 6
21- 43
.488
1- 11
.091
4- 4
1.000
10/ 1.7
47/ 7.8
4
0
2
Hoppen 5
15- 26
.577
0- 0
.000
6- 7
.857
19/ 3.8
36/ 7.2
4
1
4
Kitchen 6
16- 24
.667
0- 0
.000
2- 8
.250
23/ 3.8
34/ 5.7
4
8
4
Harden 6
11- 21
.524
0- 1
.000
5- 5
1.000
6/ 1.0
27/ 4.5
22
0
4
Beecher 5
9- 29
.310
0- 3
.000
6- 8
.750
24/ 4.8
24/ 4.8
4
6
7
Dreiling 6
8- 18
.444
0- 0
.000
6- 10
.600
29/ 4.8
22/ 3.7
0
2
4
USA 6
286-506
.565
18- 58
.310
100-147
.680
238/39.7
690/115.0
107
28
91
OPP. 6
140-361
.388
29- 92
.315
86-149
.577
113/18.8
395/ 65.8
63
33
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