2013 USA Menís World University Games Team ē Just The Facts

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2013 World University Games

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME: 2013 USA Basketball Menís World University Games Team

EVENT SITE: Kazan, Russia

EVENT VENUES: Basket Hall (7,000 and 500), Biek Tau Sports Complex (167), Miras Sports Complex (1,000), Olymp Sport Hall (800)

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE: Kazan2013.com

EVENT DATES: July 5-17, 2013

MENíS BASKETBALL COMPETITION DATES: July 7-16, 2013

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES: June 24 - July 1, 2013

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE: Colorado Springs, Colo.

COMPETING TEAMS: Including host Russia and the USA, 24 teams will compete in the 2013 World University Games menís basketball competition, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Romania, Serbia, South Korea, Sweden, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates.

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The World University Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24 (born between January 1, 1989 and December 31, 1995), and are or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university.

EVENT HISTORY: The United States has claimed 19 medals in the World University Games since beginning play in 1965, and has captured a record 13 golds, three silvers and three bronze medals in the 20 WUGs in which a USA Basketball squad has competed. The USA owns a 138-9 won-loss record in World University Games play. In fact, the United States captured six of the first seven gold medals awarded in World University Games competition and strung together six consecutive gold medals from 1989 through 1999. In 2001 the USA fell to host China, which featured half of its 2000 Olympic team, including Yao Ming, Menk Batere and Wang ZhiZhi, by a single point in the semifinal and finished with the bronze. The USA again captured the gold medal in 2005 and most recently, finished in fifth place with a 7-1 record after falling to Lithuania 76-74 in the 2011 quarterfinals.

USA WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES PLAYERS OF NOTE: Eighteen players who have represented the USA in the World University Games have gone on to compete in the Olympic Games, including Ray Allen, Stacey Augmon, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Bill Bradley, Quinn Buckner, Tom Burleson, Ken Davis, Tim Duncan, Phil Hubbard, Allen Iverson, Mitch Kupchak, Karl Malone, Michael Redd, Mitch Richmond, Michael Silliman, Steve Smith and Jo Jo White.

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