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2020 Olympics, 2021 U19 World Cup on deck for current, former & future Pac-12 Men's Basketball stars

Jun 28, 2021
USA Basketball

This summer is shaping up to be a busy one for past, present and future Pac-12 Men's Basketball stars as, along with three former Pac-12 standouts in the NBA Finals, several will compete internationally in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and 2021 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Latvia beginning in July.

2021 NBA Finals

Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton (ARIZONA)

Milwaukee Bucks
Jrue Holiday (UCLA)
Brook Lopez (STANFORD)

2020 Olympics (Tokyo, July 25-August 7)

United States
Jrue Holiday (UCLA)
Zach LaVine (UCLA)
Steve Kerr (ARIZONA - Asst. Coach)
Kevin Love (UCLA - since withdrawn after initially being named to team

Josh Green (ARIZONA)
Matisse Thybulle (WASHINGTON)

Arsalan Kazemi (OREGON)

Nico Mannion (ARIZONA)

Chimezie Metu (USC)

2021 FIBA U19 World Cup (Latvia, July 3-11)

Six current and future Pac-12 standouts, along with one head coach and one support staff member, competed at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup - the most of any collegiate conference in the competition.

The United States emerged with the gold medal after defeating France, 83-81, in the final, while Canada took home bronze with a 101-92 win over Serbia in the third-place game.

ARIZONA's Azuolas Tubelis was the fifth-leading scorer at the event with 16.6 points in Lithuania's seven games, while new Wildcats teammate Oumar Ballo led Mali in scoring at 12.6 points per game. Incoming UTAH freshman Lazar Stefanovic was Serbia's second-leading scorer at 12.4 ppg.

United States - GOLD
Harrison Ingram (STANFORD)
Peyton Watson (UCLA)
Jerod Haase (STANFORD - Asst. Coach)

Canada - BRONZE
Bennedict Mathurin (ARIZONA)

Azuolas Tubelis (ARIZONA)

Oumar Ballo (ARIZONA)

Serbia - FOURTH
Lazar Stefanovic (UTAH)

Ken Nakagawa (ARIZONA - Dir. of Advanced Scouting)