menu close twitter facebook snapchat instagram youtube article basketball gallery graph left-arrow right-arrow search star trophy video net clipboard shield-check shield-star stopwatch filter reset Share




Shop Now USA Basketball

Sports World Pays Tribute To Stuart Scott, Support For Army and More

  • Date:
    Jan 7, 2015

Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup:

The sports world this week mourned the passing of ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott, and there was an outpouring of love for Scott throughout social media. 

Among the many professional athletes who found creative ways to pay tribute to Scott was USA Basketball National Team member Kevin Durant, as highlighted here.


Scott was a faithful University of North Carolina alum, and so the Tar Heels honored his memory Monday night at their home game vs. Notre Dame. And as this video attests, the UNC students were quite supportive.


Yes, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo is among the notables featured in this Army Athletics video. It should be noted, however, that USA Basketball is impartial in its support of all the country’s troops! ---

It was a rough New Year’s for Jessica Shepard, a member of the 2014 USA Women’s U18 National Team that won the 2014 FIBA Americas Championship. Shepard, one of the top-rated girls high school basketball players in the country who has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Nebraska in the fall, suffered a knee injury last week and will miss the rest of her senior season at Fremont High School in Nebraska. In addition to Shepard’s shout-out here, there was an outpouring of support for her throughout social media from her USA Basketball teammates and others.


Stephen Curry, a gold medalist from the 2014 USA Men’s World Cup Team, is enjoying perhaps his best season with the Golden State Warriors. Known for his shooting, Curry displays some super ball handling on this play from Monday night’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Iowa City High School head coach Don Showalter, who has also been head coach of the USA Basketball Developmental National Team since 2009, with a little insight that may help motivate young players.


More basketball philosophy from Sue Phillips, head coach at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, and head coach of the gold medalist 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team.

Related Content

Nike announced today the World men’s and women’s rosters for the 24th edition of the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday, April 8, at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

  • Author:
    Nyala Pendergrass, USA Basketball Writing Program
  • Date:
    Mar 22, 2023

Sue Phillips has been at the helm of some celebrated teams in her tenure with USA Basketball, but the 2013 Women’s U16 Junior National Team that won the FIBA Americas U16 Championship ranks among the best. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of that championship tournament run, that team and gold medal was Phillips’s first of many with USA Basketball.

Players will participate in a USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp from March 31-April 2 in conjunction with the 2023 NCAA Women's Final Four.

Players will participate in a USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp from March 31-April 2 in conjunction with the 2023 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

  • Author:
    Mike Hall, USA Basketball Writing Program
  • Date:
    Mar 14, 2023

The international portion of the USA Basketball Showcase begins with matchups against Slovenia (Aug. 12) and Spain (Aug. 13) in Malaga, Spain. Then, on Aug. 18 and Aug. 20, the program is slated to host exhibitions against both Greece and Germany, respectively, in Abu Dhabi in the days prior to the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup.

Coach Licensing & Organization Accreditation Login

Forgot Password?