Team USA 2010 Basketball RosterCategory: Basketball
This year’s Team USA basketball roster is a totally different one from the Redeem Team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Despite being a young team, USA is still the favorite to win the 2010 FIBA World Championship which will be hosted by Turkey from August 28 to September 12, 2010.
However, it should be noted that the last time they won the title was in 1994 when Dream Team II was sent to represent the country.
The World Championship will have 24 competing nations broken up into four groups of six teams each. The U.S. was drawn into Group B. Beginning August 28, the U.S. will play five games in six days against the other teams in their group.
Check out the Team USA 2010 basketball roster below:
The average age of the members is 24.66 years old. The roster features six players 22 years old or younger – four players who are just 21 years old (Durant, Rose, Gordon, Westbrook) and two who are 22 years old (Curry, Love). The oldest player on the USA roster is Chauncey Billups, who is 33 years old.
The 2010 USA World Championship squad averages 5.0 seasons of NBA experience, with one player having one season (Curry), four players (Gordon, Love, Rose, Westbrook) possessing two seasons, one with three (Durant), one (Gay) with four, one with five (Granger), one with six (Iguodala), one with nine (Chandler), one with 11 (Odom) and one with 13 seasons (Billups).
The team’s first matchup will be against Croatia on August 28 at Istanbul.
The 2010-12 USA National Team coaching staff is led by Duke University’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, and features as USA assistant coaches Syracuse University’s Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan and Toronto Raptors head mentor Jay Triano.
1st UPDATE: Team USA has made the Semifinals Round!
2nd UPDATE: USA and Turkey won their respective Semifinal matches to set up a showdown.
It’s USA vs Turkey in the 2010 FIBA World Championship Finals!
It will be held on September 12, 2010 at the Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, Turkey.
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