Chicago Olympic Athlete Update

Men’s Basketball
Anthony Davis-USA Davis is the only player on the USA Basketball team roster without NBA experience, the 2012 NBA Draft’s top pick and the 2012 Final Four Most Outstanding Player. He has put up a very respectable 8.0 PPG and 4.0 RPG in just 12.3 Minutes Per Game, the least on the team.

Luol Deng Great Britain- Deng is averaging 21.3 PPG and 8.0 RPG and 6.3 APG in Great Britain's three games in pool play. After losing their first game to Russia 95-75, the UK has suffered a pair of close losses. They fell 67-62 to Brazil and 79-78 to 2008 Silver Medalist Spain. They close pool play with games against Australia and China.

Women’s Basketball

 

  • Swin Cash- Cash is one of the veterans of the women’s team. After playing in Athens, Cash missed the 2008 games in Beijing. She’s played just 31 minutes through four games. Cash has 13 points and four rebounds thus far.
  • Sylvia Fowles-The Sky’s best player, Fowles has had to sit out team USA’s last three games with a knee injury. Fowles scored just two points and had three rebounds in ten minutes in an 81-56 victory over Croatia.
  • Tameka Catchings- Appearing in her third olympics, Catchings in averaging 6.8 PPG and 4.3 RPG.
  • Candace Parker Geno Auriemma's liberal substitution pattern has kept the American women fresh and also kept their stats down. Parker has averaged 8.5 PPG, 8.3 RPG and 2.25 BPG through four games in pool play.

Ellis Coleman-Wrestling Coleman who is famous for his Flying Squirrel Move will compete in the 60 Kilogram weight class in Greco-Roman Wrestling on August 6th. MSNBC will televise Coleman’s matches beginning at 10:15am Central and they will also be streamed live online.

Bob Willis-Windsurfing Francis Parker Alum Willis made his Olympic debut Tuesday. He placed seventh in his inaugural Olympic race. Through six races out of ten, Willis is 18th in the standings.
Willis can be followed on Twitter @bobsails2012.

Christina Loukas- Loukas is appearing in her second Olympics in the three meter springboard. She finished seventh in the preliminary round which was good enough to advance to the 18 woman semifinals. The results do not carry over. The semi-finals are Saturday at 8:30 am and the Finals Sunday at 1:30pm.

Sean Rooney- Team USA has won its first three matches in London. Rooney has yet to make an impact for team USA.

Matt Grevers- Lake Forest and Northwestern alum Grevers captured a pair of medals in London. He won Gold in the 100 Meter Backstroke in an Olympic Record 52.16 and he was a part of the Silver Medalist American 4x100 meter freestyle relay. Grevers can be followed on Twitter @MattGrevers.

Jake Herbert-Wrestling The Qualifications begin at 6am Central Time August 5 and the final will take place at 12:25. Herbert can be followed on Twitter @JakeHerbert84 and his own website Jake Herbert.Com. He also has his Olympic Schedule on his website.

Conor Dwyer Swimming- Loyola Academy Alum Dwyer finished fifth in the 400 Meter freestyle and then was a part of the gold medal winning 4x200 Meter Freestyle relay.

Grant and Ross James- Rowing The DeKalb natives have a pretty amazing story. They were recruited at Wisconsin after they were spotted in line at orientation.Thae James' were a part of the American Men’s Eights that finished just three hundredths behind the British in fourth, just out of a bronze medal on Wednesday.

Amy LePeilbet Soccer After a 4-2 comeback win in game one against France, LePeilbet has helped anchor a defense that has recorded three straight shutouts. The Americans take on Canada in Saturday’s Semifinals.

Evan Jager 3000 Meter Steeplechase Jager who has only been competing in Steeplechase since last year has himself in prime contention for a medal. He finished second by just .38 in the qualifying round. The Final is on Sunday.

Donald Young Tennis The third highest ranked American in London went out in the first round to Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-4, 6-4 in the first round.

Sarah Zelenka Zelenka and her partner Sara Hendershot lost out on a Bronze Medal in the women’s pair by .20.

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