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After a bit of a rocky start, the 2020 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team bounced back and cruised through the rest of the 2020 Olympic men’s basketball tournament to take home gold. 

The U.S. lost to France in its first group game but then beat Iran (120-66) and the Czech Republic (119-84). The Americans then went on to beat Spain in the quarterfinals (95-81) and Australia in the semifinals (97-78). The U.S. solidified its gold medal run after beating France in a rematch in the gold medal game, 87-82. 

The 12-player roster for the 2020 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team in Tokyo featured three former Kentucky Wildcats and a pair of UCLA Bruins in addition to one representative from each of Duke, Michigan State, Nevada, Texas, Texas A&M, Syracuse and Weber State. The team was coached by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Villanova head coach Jay Wright is an assistant coach on the team.

Below is a complete breakdown of the roster and each player’s college career.

Player Position Age Current team College
Bam Adebayo Center 23 Miami Heat Kentucky
Devin Booker Guard 24 Phoenix Suns Kentucky
Kevin Durant Forward 32 Brooklyn Nets Texas
Jerami Grant Forward 27 Detroit Pistons Syracuse
Draymond Green Forward 31 Golden State Warriors Michigan State
Jrue Holiday Guard 31 Milwaukee Bucks UCLA
Keldon Johnson Guard 21 San Antonio Spurs Kentucky
Zach LaVine Guard 26 Chicago Bulls UCLA
Damian Lillard Guard 30 Portland Trail Blazers Weber State
JaVale McGee Center 33 Denver Nuggets Nevada
Khris Middleton Forward 29 Milwaukee Bucks Texas A&M
Jayson Tatum Forward 23 Boston Celtics Duke
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Texas' Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Durant was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. The forward is a two-time NBA champion, nine-time All-NBA Team selection, 11-time NBA All-Star and was the league’s MVP in 2014. This is the third time Durant has made the U.S. Olympic roster. He helped the men’s team win gold in 2012 and 2016.

The vitals

School: Texas

Years: 2006-07

Career averages: 25.8 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 1.9 BPG, 1.9 SPG, 1.3 APG

Current team: Brooklyn Nets

NBA career averages: 27.0 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.1 BPG, 1.1 SPG

Records

  • First freshman in NCAA history win any National Player of the Year award
  • Highest single-season scoring total in Big 12 history: 903 points
  • Highest single-season scoring total in Texas history: 903 points
  • Highest single-season scoring average in Big 12 conference play: 28.9 points per game
  • Highest single-season rebounding average in Big 12 conference play: 12.5 rebounds per game

Awards

  • 2007 Wooden Award National Player of the Year
  • 2007 Naismith Trophy National Player of the Year
  • 2007 AP National Player of the Year
  • 2007 NABC National Player of the Year
  • 2007 USBWA National Player of the Year
  • 2007 Adolph Rupp Trophy National Player of the Year
  • 2007 CBS/Chevrolet National Player of the Year
  • 2007 ESPN.com National Player of the Year
  • 2007 SI.com National Player of the Year
  • 2007 Sporting News National Player of the Year
  • 2007 USBWA Freshman of the Year
  • 2007 Sporting News Freshman of the Year
  • 2007 AP First Team All-American
  • 2007 USBWA First Team All-American
  • 2007 NABC First Team All-American
  • 2007 Sporting News First Team All-American
  • 2007 Big 12 Player of the Year
  • 2007 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2007 All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Defensive Team
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • 2007 Big 12 Tournament MVP
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Tournament First Team