USA Men's Developmental Team -- 1992

USA Men's Developmental Team -- 1992

La Jolla, California, USA - June 22-26, 1992


When USA Basketball began its planning for the 1992 USA Olympic men's team training, it decided that the squad's best interest would be served if it had a team to scrimmage during its initial June 22-26 training camp in La Jolla, Calif. In assembling a scrimmaging partner that could challenge the Dream Team and imitate the international style of play, USA Basketball looked for players that would get the ball up and down the court quickly, penetrate and pass back out to the perimeter and take plenty of three point shots.
1992 USA Men
1992 USA Development Team


 

 

Ultimately, an eight-member all-star collegiate team was selected and was headlined by four Atlantic Coast Conference players, two from Duke and one from North Carolina and Wake Forest. University of Southern California head coach George Raveling, an assistant coach to the 1984 and 1988 Olympic teams, served as head coach. He was assisted by University of Kansas mentor Roy Williams.

Scrimmaging daily againt the Dream Team, the Developmental squad proved right from the start that this was not some star-dazed team and proved to be some of the best competition that the powerhouse team would face.

Amazingly, in a 20-minute scrimmage against the '92 Olympic men on June 24, the Developmental squad managed the unlikely by defeating the Dream Team 62-54 on the strength of its three-point shooting. While lasting only half the time of a regulation 40-minute game, the Developmental team had delivered a crucial wake-up call to the USA Olympic Team.

1992 USA Development Team Roster

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Anfernee Hardaway
G
6-7
197
20
Memphis State Memphis, TN
Grant Hill
F
6-8
225
19
Duke Reston, VA
Allan Houston
G
6-6
195
21
Tennessee Louisville, KY
Bobby Hurley
G
6-0
165
20
Duke Jersey City, NJ
Jamal Mashburn
F
6-8
240
19
Kentucky New York, NY
Eric Montross
C
7-0
258
20
North Carolina Indianapolis, IN
Rodney Rogers
F
6-7
235
20
Wake Forest Durham, NC
Chis Webber
F
6-9
240
19
Michigan Detroit, MI
HEAD COACH: George Raveling, University of Southern California
ASSISTANT COACH: Roy Williams, University of Kansas
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Ron Linfonte, St. John's University (NY)
MANAGER: Dennis Johnson, University of Southern California