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Billy Donovan helped USA Basketball to a gold medal for the third consecutive summer.

Wednesday June 25, 2014Donovan Leads USA Basketball to Gold for Third Straight Summer

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Billy Donovan helped USA Basketball to a gold medal for the third consecutive summer.

For the third straight summer, Billy Donovan has led USA Basketball to a gold medal. The American team sealed up the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship with a 113-79 win vs. Canada in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, running Donovan’s record with the national team to 19-0

 

"I'm just honored," said Donovan, who also led the 2012 USA U18 team and 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team to gold. "I think that as a coach in this kind of event, you're only as good as your players. I've been very fortunate that in the past three years, I've coached some great guys, great kids and have had some great coaches working with me. These guys were unbelievable to deal with. The bought in, they listened and they're the ones who really played well. I'm just happy I could be a part of it and be taken along for the ride.”

 

As Gator fans have come to expect from a Donovan-coached team, the USA’s top five scorers all averaged within 2.0 points of one another for the event. The team also recorded an assist on 114 of its 214 field goals (53.3 percent) over the five games.

 

USA Basketball FIBA Americas U18 Results

Day

Date

Opponent

Result

Friday

June 20

Uruguay

W, 156-58

Saturday

June 21

Mexico

W, 100-46

Sunday

June 22

Argentina

W, 118-64

Monday

June 23

Dominican Republic (Semifinals)

W, 90-56

Tuesday

June 24

Canada (Gold Medal Game)

W, 113-79

 

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