USA Basketball Gold Medalists Making An Impact As Duke Freshmen
Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup:
Jones wasn’t the only Tyus to win gold for USA Basketball this year. Tyus Battle was a member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that was victorious at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Battle, from Edison, New Jersey, is a junior at Gill St. Bernard’s School. Perhaps that school, like Battle’s middle school, will someday retire his jersey.
Getting my middle school basketball jersey retired tonight 🙏🏀— tyus battle (@kidmamba23) December 4, 2014
This isn’t the first time we’ve included a motivational message from 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team head coach Sue Phillips. The head coach at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, often tweets these messages – for her players and anyone else who cares to follow.
Players: Just because your performances may waiver, your confidence should remain steadfast. #ChampionshipMindset— Sue Phillips (@coachsphillips) December 8, 2014
Sean Miller, who won gold with USA Basketball at the 1991 World University Games, most recently helped bring home gold as an assistant coach for the 2014 USA Men’s U18 National Team that won the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Now he’s focused on his full-time job, leading the University of Arizona men’s basketball squad, which had a big overtime win over Gonzaga Saturday in a battle of Top 10 teams.
What a win against a great Gonzaga team. Thanks to our fans for making McKale the best home court in the country! #APlayersProgram— Sean Miller (@UACoachMiller) December 7, 2014