STILLWATER – Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Boynton has been selected as one of three field coaches for the U19 Basketball World Cup team’s training camp. ball of the United States, to be held June 20-22 in Fort Worth, Texas.
This will be Boynton’s debut with USA Basketball, who is looking to defend his FIBA World Cup title after Cowboy stars Cade Cunningham and Isaac likekel propelled Americans to gold in 2019.
As the training camp coach, Boynton will help the USA Basketball coaching staff organize the camp and select the team that will represent the red, white and blue at the FIBA World Cup. 2021 in Latvia from July 3 to 11.
“I am honored and grateful to have this opportunity,” Boynton said. “I appreciate Coach Matt Painter and the entire USA Basketball organization for allowing me to attend training camp as a field coach. The Gold Standard of American basketball is something something that I could only dream of so far. I am delighted to be part of it. to work with the staff and the players. “
The 2021 United States U19 basketball team will be led by TCU head coach Jamie Dixon with Stanford head coach Jerod Haase and Yale head coach James Jones rounding out the staff as assistant coaches. Boynton is one of three court coaches along with North Texas head coach Grant McCasland and Towson head coach Pat Skerry.
The 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup features the best U19 teams from around the world and includes Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mali, Puerto Rico , Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United States.
Of the 14 times the FIBA U19 World Cup has been contested, the Americans have won a record seven times, including three of the last four. No other country has more than one FIBA U19 Championship.
Five Cowboys won gold with the USA Basketball U19 team. Cunningham and Likekele took top honors at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and they joined Matt Clark (1979), Marcus Smart (2013) and Jawun Evans (2015) as world champions.
In total, Oklahoma state officials have won 24 gold medals in international competitions with USA Basketball. Jesse “Cab” Renick was the program’s first Olympic gold medalist in 1948, followed by Bob Kurland in 1948 and 1952, and James King in 1968. Mr. Henry Iba coached USA Basketball to Olympic gold medals in 1964 and 1968.