1964 United States men's Olympic basketball team

The 1964 United States men's Olympic basketball team represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Entering into the Olympics for the sixth time, the United States men's team had won its last 37 games in a row. In the gold medal game, the USA faced the USSR; they were two undefeated teams that were both favorites to win the gold medal. USA won the gold medal for the sixth Olympics in a row, by beating the USSR, 73–59.

1964 United States men's Olympic basketball team
Head coachHank Iba
1964 Summer Olympics
Scoring leaderUnited States Jerry Shipp
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Roster Edit

Name [1] Position Height Weight Age Team/School Home Town
Jim Barnes C 6'8" 240 23 Texas Western College Stillwater, Oklahoma
Bill Bradley G/F 6'5" 205 21 Princeton University Crystal City, Missouri
Larry Brown G 5'10" 165 24 Goodyear Wingfoots Long Beach, New York
Joe Caldwell G/F 6'5" 195 22 Arizona State University Los Angeles, California
Mel Counts C 7'0" 230 23 Oregon State University Coos Bay, Oregon
Dick Davies G 6'1" 175 28 Goodyear Wingfoots (LSU) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Walt Hazzard G/F 6'3" 188 22 Univ. of California-Los Angeles Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lucious Jackson F 6'9" 238 22 Pan American University Bastrop, Louisiana
Pete McCaffrey F 6'5" 190 25 Goodyear Wingfoots (LSU) Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jeff Mullins G/F 6'4" 185 22 Duke University Lexington, Kentucky
Jerry Shipp G 6'5" 190 29 Phillips 66ers (SE Oklahoma St.) Blue, Oklahoma
George Wilson F 6'8" 210 22 Chicago Jamaco Saints (Cincinnati) Chicago, Illinois

The 1964 United States Olympic basketball team featured college and AAU players. Jerry Shipp led the team with an average of 12.4 points per game.[2]

Results Edit

1964 Olympic standings Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "1964 USA Men's Olympic Games Roster Archived 2010-01-03 at the Wayback Machine." usabasketball.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Team Leaders.

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