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

Just the Facts: 2015 Pan American Games Men's Basketball Competition

  • Date:
    Apr 23, 2015

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2015 Pan American Games

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team

EVENT SITE: Toronto, Canada

EVENT VENUE: Ryerson Athletic Centre

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: Toronto2015.org

2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES MEN’S BASKETBALL COMPETITION DATES: July 21-25, 2015

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: July 6-20, 2015

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITES: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Toronto, Canada

EVENT DESCRPITION: Started in 1951 for men and 1955 for women, the Pan American Games are held every four years (2015, 2019, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics and organized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Pan American Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women representing countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

ELIGIBILITY: Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens.

2015 TEAMS (8): Group A: Brazil, Puerto Rico, USA, Venezuela || Group B: Argentina, Canada, Domincan Republic, Mexico

USA PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE: Venezuela (July 21 @ 9 pm ET), Puerto Rico (July 22 @ 9 pm ET), Brazil (July 23 @ 9 pm ET).

EVENT HISTORY: Held since 1951, the USA dominated the first five Pan Am Games, earning five consecutive golds. At the 1971 Pan Ams, despite a record of 2-1 in the preliminary round, the USA did not advance to the medal round and for the first time in Pan American history did not win the gold medal. However, the United States rebounded for a 26-0 record over the next three Pan Am Games and captured its last Pan Am gold in 1983. Overall, the Americans have earned eight gold, three silver and two bronze medals, and compiled a record of 87-15.

USA PAN AMERICAN GAMES TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE: Many USA Basketball athletes who have been selected to a Pan American Games team have gone on to compete in the Olympic Games, while many others enjoyed stellar professional careers. In all, 34 Pan Am athletes have been a member of a U.S. Olympic squad, including Ernie Grunfeld, Grant Hill, Luscious Jackson, Michael Jordan, Christian Laettner, Danny Manning, Chris Mullin, Emeka Okafor, Sam Perkins, Oscar Robertson, David Robinson, Isiah Thomas, Jerry West and Jo Jo White.

USA PAN AMERICAN GAMES TEAM HISTORY: Find out more ...

Related Tags:

Related Videos

The 2017 USA Women's National Team closed out its final day of training with a high-energy, competitive contest.

  • Date:
    Jun 16, 2017

The four-member USA 3x3 National Team is ready for the challenge the June 17-21 FIBA 3x3 World Cup poses.

"Right now, it's all about the name on the front of your jersey." Sights & Sounds from the USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team Trials.

Behind 19 points from Michael Porter Jr. and Jarred Vanderbilt, the USA defeated the World Select Team 98-87 to earn the "W" in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit. Check out some of the USA highlights from the game.

The Washington Huskies (6-1) outscored the University of Oregon Ducks (5-2) 20-17 to take the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s 3x3 National Tournament crown.

Related Content

The USA Men's 3x3 World Cup Team is GOLDEN!

USA U16 Women

Tags

Canada was no match for the high-scoring USA Women's U16 team Saturday night in the FIBA America U16 gold medal game as the U.S.rolled to gold with a 87-37 win.

On a day when its outside shots weren’t falling the USA hit 85.6% of its shots from inside and earned a 21-14 victory over Slovenia to advance to the medal semifinals at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.

Podium

Tags

Hear from USA head coach Mark Campbell, as well as Lauren Betts, Sonia Citron, Londynn Jones and Payton Verhulst.

Olivia Miles

Tags

The USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team sailed into the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal game by sprinting past Puerto Rico 103-30 on Friday night in Punto Aysen, Chile.

Coach Licensing & Organization Accreditation Login



Forgot Password?