Dick Weiss

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    At least Cousins knows where he stands with Team USA

    LAS VEGAS– DeMarcus Cousins averaged 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks and was a dominant low post presence for for the Sacramento Kings and has been penciled in as a starter for the 2016 Olympic team in Rio. But the powerful 6-11, 270-pound center doesn’t feel like...

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    The Paul George Redemption tour

    LAS VEGAS– Paul George is back here at the UNLV’s practice facility this week, wearing a USA national team jersey. He is just steps away from the Thomas and Mack Arena where he suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his tibia and fibia in an exhibition game during USA Basketball Showcase on...

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    Durant ready to become Team USA’s biggest star

    LAS VEGAS– Kevin Durant–one of the five best players in the world– has moved on, leaving small market NBA contender Oklahoma City, where he had spent the past eight years to sign a two-year, $54 million free agent contract to play for the high powered Golden State Warriors. NBA scouts and executives...

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    Olympic forward Carmelo Anthony urges black athletes to speak up for social change.

    LAS VEGAS– When Carmelo Anthony stood on the stage at the opening of the ESPYs in Los Angeles with NBA stars LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade last week, he led them in a clarion call for black athletes to step up and use the power of their celebrity status to...

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    Takeaways from the FIBA boys and girls U 17 World Championships.

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– This FIBA U 17 boys World Championship was a celebration of American youth basketball. The United States captured the gold medal, ripping the heart out of Turkey, 96-56, here Sunday night in the final at Siglo XXI Arena to remain unbeaten in all U 16 and U 17 international competitions....

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    Australia’s Historic Win over Team USA 17s raises Questions about Selection process.

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– It was an historic day for Australian women’s basketball. For the first time ever, the Aussies defeated a U.S. team– which in the past 20 years has been the gold standard in the sport– in international youth competition, defeating the Americans, 73-60, in the semi-finals of the FIBA U 17...

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    USA FIBA U17 men’s basketball has 12 stars.

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– The biggest enemy of this Team USA U 17 men’s basketball team is boredom. The...

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    Musa leaves an impression in FIBA U 17 Worlds

    ZARAGOZA, Spain–If there was any question about 6-8 small forward Dzanan Musa of Bosnia and Herzagovinia being the best prospect born in Europe in 1999, he has erased them with a some spectacular individual performances at these FIBA U 17 World Championships. Musa, who led Bosnian national team to the 2014 European...

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    RJ Barrett is destined to be the face of Canadian basketball.

    ZARAZOGA, Spain– Canada continues to produce young basketball stars at an impressive rate. The latest is RJ Barrett, a 6-7 shooting guard from Hamilton, Ont. and prep powerhouse Montverde, Fla. Academy who just turned 16, but spent time earlier in the month, along with 6-9, 17-year old prep school teammate Simi Shittu...

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    United States dominating competition in U 17 World Championships.

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– Is the United States’ U 17 that much better than the rest of the competition in the youth World Championships here? It would appear so, based on this past week’s pool play. The U.S. have blitzed Tawain,119-45; Turkey, 84-66; and Egypt, 104-57, to finish unbeaten in Pool A and will...

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    U.S. finally solidifies men’s Olympic basketball roster

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– USA Basketball announces its final 12-man roster for this year’s summer Olympics in Rio today in New York City but word has already leaked out about who will be on the team. It bares little resemblance to the talent filled 1992 Dream Team with Michael Jordan that won its games...

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    Is Michael Porter Jr. the next Kevin Durant?

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– USA Basketball’s U 18 Tournament of the Americas team has long been a launching pad for future college stars and NBA lottery picks. Michael Porter Jr. should be used to this kind of high stakes competition by now. The exciting flying 6-9 senior forward, who could be the best...

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    Fultz Makes Meteoric Rise to USA Basketball Stardom.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– The last time we heard about a fairy tale like Markelle Fultz, it concerned...

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    Carter’s Act Plays Well in U.S. Basketball’s U17 World championship tryouts.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– Wendell Carter Jr. has no problem playing a leading role on CP3, his Nike...

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    USA Basketball U17s announce finalists for World Championships.

    UBA Basketball completed its initial cuts for the upcoming U17 World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain today at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Following four training sessions involving 36 hopefuls, 18 finalists were selected. They include 6-10 forward Brown of Woodcreek HS in Roseville, Calif., 6-6 guard Troy Brown of Centennial...

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    US Olympic women’s basketball team to conduct three game exhibition tournament in States

    The U.S. women’s national basketball team will host a four-team, three city exhibition tournament from July 27 through 31 before heading to Rio for the Olympics. The Americans will face France, Canada and Australia, playing games in Delaware, Connecticut and New York City. The tournament tips off July 27 at the University...