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  1. 3-point shot: Arizona has gem in Gordon

    Andy Katz

    1. Arizona coach Sean Miller has quite a gem in incoming freshman forward Aaron Gordon, who had a breakout summer playing for the USA FIBA U-19 gold-medal winning team in the Czech Republic in July. Miller said this about Gordon, "Aaron's greatest ta...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: Aaron Gordon a rising star

    Andy Katz

    1. VCU's Shaka Smart, who was an assistant to Florida's Billy Donovan on the gold-medal winning FIBA USA U-19 team, said on our ESPNU College Basketball Podcast Tuesday that Arizona-bound forward Aaron Gordon was the "best pressing forward I've seen....

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Donovan should be rewarded

    Andy Katz

    1. USA Basketball should reward Billy Donovan by considering him for the FIBA World Basketball Cup in 2018 and the 2020 Olympic staff in some manner. Donovan won gold medals for the U-18 last summer in Brazil and then Sunday for the U-19 in Prague. H...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: FIBA U-19 team starts out 3-0

    Andy Katz

    1. The FIBA U-19 USA team is off to a 3-0 start in pool play in Prague at the World Championships, and already there are some interesting statistical results that could foreshadow the upcoming season. Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, who wants to play ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. Billy Donovan breaks down the Team USA roster - college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    The FIBA U-19 World Championships may not resonate here at home, but the goal of winning gold has never been more explicit within USA basketball. As the seriousness of the men's national team has taken on a new level in the last eight years, the juni...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  6. Team USA's U-19 roster close to complete - college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The goal of the Team USA U-19 team is to win FIBA gold in Prague, not to produce an all-star team. So the roster cuts from 26 to 16 were done with one main thing in mind: Shooting -- something the Americans didn't excel in last year. Coached by Flori...

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: Celebrating U18 champs

    Andy Katz

    1.Winning gold should never be dismissed. There was a tournament and the U.S. won. That's the goal and it was accomplished by coaches Billy Donovan of Florida, Gonzaga's Mark Few and VCU's Shaka Smart. The U18 championship at the FIBA Americas tourn...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  8. Quick hitters from Chicago's NBA draft combine - college basketba...

    Andy Katz

    Tuesday's quick hitters: • The U-18 U.S. national team that departs for Brazil on Tuesday to compete in the FIBA Americas championship has one current college player on the roster in Tennessee rising sophomore Jarnell Stokes. Stokes had a majo...

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  9. Oklahoma State Cowboys expect big things from USA Basketball's Ma...

    Andy Katz

    The text messages from the USA Basketball staff came back with one name: Marcus Smart. He was the player who stood out the most on the U-18 roster, which leaves for Brazil on Wednesday for the FIBA Americas U18 Championships held in Sao Sebastiao de...

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  10. 3-point shot: Vols' Stokes set for star turn

    Andy Katz

    1.The USA men's U18 national team that will play in the FIBA Americas championship in Brazil later this month cut its roster down from 23 to 14 Thursday and there are a few names that fans will come to know next season. The incoming freshmen who wil...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  11. John Calipari undecided on D.R. future

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky's John Calipari was charged with getting the Dominican Republic basketball program to its first-ever Olympic berth. He came close at the FIBA Americas tournament in Argentina, falling short in the semifinals to Brazil before finishing up ...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  12. Team USA U19 team doesn't medal, but benefits from experience -- ...

    Andy Katz

    All Greg McDermott needed to hear came right after the end of the FIBA U-19 World Championships in Latvia, when the gold-medal-winning coach from Lithuania explained that his team had a great four years together. "We've been together since June 20t...

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  13. 2011 NBA draft: Sources: Bismack Biyombo of Congo faces buyout is...

    Andy Katz

    Congo forward Bismack Biyombo was a late invitee to the NBA draft's green room Thursday, which would indicate he could land in the lottery, but according to league sources Biyombo doesn't have a letter of clearance from FIBA and is subject to a buyout.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  14. Walker, Mack will decide title game

    Andy Katz

    HOUSTON -- Kemba Walker, Nolan Smith and Shelvin Mack were the three standout guards for the USA Select team in the summer, competing against the national team that was prepping for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. Smith went on to lead Duk...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  15. Oregon's Dunigan to turn pro

    Andy Katz

    Oregon forward Michael Dunigan has decided to go pro, signing with a team in Israel. Dunigan's new agent, Chicago-based Mike Naiditch, told ESPN.com Wednesday that he signed Dunigan to a FIBA professional agent/player contract last Sunday. Rea...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  16. Oregon Ducks forward Michael Dunigan elects to go pro

    Andy Katz

    Oregon forward Michael Dunigan has decided to go pro, signing with a team in Israel.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2010