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USA Basketball at the 2007 FIBA Americas, the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

This page includes information about the performance of the United States National Basketball Team.

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Here you have information about the USA Basketball team performance in the 2007 Las Vegas FIBA Americas Tournament that qualifies two national teams for the 2008 Olympic Games.

This tournament, where the United States had no big opposition, marked the official debut of Kobe Bryant. Despite the immense collection of talent in the roster, Bryant, the NBA scoring leader, is signaled as the player with the ability and experience to lead US Basketball to the top of the international world in 2008.

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USA Basketball 2007 FIBA Americas Roster
# P Name Height DOB Current Club
4 Guard Chauncey Billups 6'3" / 191 cm 25/Sep/1976 Detroit Pistons
5 Guard Jason Kidd 6'4" / 194 cm 23/Mar/1973 New Jersey Nets
6 Forward Lebron James 6'8" / 203 cm 30/Dec/1984 Cleveland Cavaliers
7 Guard Deron Williams 6'3" / 191 cm 26/Jun/1984 Utah Jazz
8 Guard Michael Redd 6'6" / 199 cm 24/Aug/1979 Milwaukee Bucks
9 Forward Tayshaun Prince 6'9" / 206 cm 28/Feb/1980 Detroit Pistons
10 Guard Kobe Bryant 6'6" / 199 cm 23/Aug/1978 Los Angeles Lakers
11 Forw./Center Dwight Howard 6'11" / 211 cm 08/Dec/1985 Orlando Magic
12 Center Amare Stoudemire 6'10" / 208 cm 16/Nov/1982 Phoenix Suns
13 Guard Mike Miller 6'8" / 203 cm 19/Feb/1980 Memphis Grizzlies
14 Center Tyson Chandler 7'1" / 216 cm 02/Nov/1982 New Orleans Hornets
15 Forward Carmelo Anthony 6'8" / 203 cm 29/May/1984 Denver Nuggets

Head coach: Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant Coaches: Jim Boeheim, Mike D'antoni, Nate McMillan

Preliminary Round Results and Leaders:
Date Game Score Points Rebounds Assists
8/22 USA vs Venezuela 112 - 69 17 - Anthony / Redd 8 - Howard 5 - Bryant
8/23 USA vs Virgin Islands 123 - 59 22 - Anthony / Redd 12 - Prince 5 - Kidd / James
8/25 USA vs Canada 113 - 63 25 - Anthony 8 - James 6 - Williams
8/26 USA vs Brazil 113 - 76 21 - Anthony / James 10 - Rebounds 5 - Kidd / James / Williams

Preliminary Round: Group B Standings
# Team Won Lost Pts
1. flag USA  United States of America 4 0 8
2. flag Brazil Brazil 3 1 7
3. flag Canada Canada 2 2 6
4. flag Venezuela Venezuela 1 3 5
5. flag Virgin Islands Virgin Islands 0 4 4

Quarter Final Round Results:
Date Game Score Points Rebounds Assists
8/27 USA vs Mexico 127 - 100 28 - Anthony 8 - Billups 7 - Kidd
8/28 USA vs Puerto Rico 117 - 78 21 - James 8 - Stoudemire / Chandler 7 - Williams
8/29 USA vs Uruguay 118 - 79 26 - James 7 - Stoudemire 6 - Williams
8/30 USA vs Argentina 91 - 76 27 - Bryant 9 - Howard 7 - Kidd

Quarter Final Round: Standings
# Team Won Lost Pts
1. flag USA  United States of America 7 0 14
2. flag Argentina Argentina 6 1 13
3. flag Brazil Brazil 4 3 11
4. flag Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 3 4 10
5. flag Canada Canada 3 4 10
6. flag Uruguay Uruguay 2 5 9
7. flag Mexico Mexico 2 5 9
8. flag Venezuela Venezuela 1 6 8

Semifinals Result:
Date Game Score Points Rebounds Assists
9/1 USA vs Puerto Rico 135 - 91 27 - Anthony 6 - Howard 9 - James
 
Final Game Result:
Date Game Score Points Rebounds Assists
9/2 USA vs Argentina 118 - 81 31 - James 8 - Anthony 8 - Bryant

Final Standings
# National Team
1. flag USA  United States of America
2. flag Argentina Argentina
3. flag Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
4. flag Brazil Brazil

* USA and Argentina qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Related:
Complete 2007 FIBA Americas Results and Standings
USA in the Olympic Games.
USA in the FIBA World Championships.

 
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