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Quotes: U.S. Youth Olympic Games Team Men's Basketball Team

  • Date:
    Apr 4, 2018

  • Team Announcement
  • Women's Team Quotes

Dudley Blackwell (Westminster Academy/Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
On what it means to have the opportunity to represent the USA at the Youth Olympic Games:
It’s an honor to be able to represent my country. Being able to put USA on my chest is a blessing that a lot of people don’t get. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m just trying to make the best of it and not take a moment for granted.

Jyare Davis (Sanford School/Hockessin, Del.)
On what it means to have the opportunity to represent the USA at the Youth Olympic Games:
I’m really excited. It’s kind of a cool thing to think about, to be able to represent the country in Argentina. It’s something you always think about growing up. You want to be an Olympian, playing basketball while representing your country. So, it’s kind of cool to be able to do something that you thought about at a young age.

Patrick McCaffery (West H.S./Iowa City, Iowa)
On what it means to have the opportunity to represent the USA at the Youth Olympic Games:
There aren’t really a whole lot of words to describe this. Just any opportunity you have to wear USA across your chest, you have to take full advantage of it. Hopefully me and my teammates will come, take care of business when we play and represent our country to the best of our ability.

Are you excited about living in the Youth Olympics village and meeting athletes from all over the world in a variety of sports?
For sure. It’ll be really cool to see all the other athletes from all the other countries and being able to interact with them. Also being able to interact with other USA athletes from whatever sport they’re in. It’s going to be a really neat experience and probably one that I’ll never forget. So, I’m really excited to go down there.

Carson McCorkle (Greensboro Day School/Greensboro, N.C.)
On what it means to have the opportunity to represent the USA at the Youth Olympic Games:
It’s an honor. I’m going to have a lot of fun. This is something that’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So, when you have this opportunity you have to take advantage of it. I’m really excited and I can’t wait to get there.

I’ve watched the Olympics all my life and I started to watch the Youth Olympics a little bit more. But the 3x3 stuff, I just started watching that. It’s really fun and I’m really excited to get out there and start playing.


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