Billy Donovan, Michael Frazier earn gold with U19 Team USA basketball in Prague

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Billy Donovan remained perfect coaching at the international level and Michael Frazier joined him as gold-medal winning Gators after Team USA defeated Serbia, 82-68, in the FIBA U19 World Championships. As a team, USA finished the tournament a perfect 9-0.

Frazier, one of Florida’s up-and-coming guards for next season, played in each game, earning a start against Canada in the quarterfinals. His personal stats can be seen on the chart below, courtesy of GatorZone.

As for Donovan, the two-time national championship-winning coach continues to pad his resume. Last summer, Donovan led the U18 team to a 5-0 mark and gold medal at the FIBA U18 Americas. He now boasts a pristine 14-0 mark to go along with two golds, and while they are not big-time Olympic golds, who knows? Coach K is not going to be leading the big boys forever.

Hopefully Donovan’s and Frazier’s success will provide the type of momentum the program needs to get over the hump and bust into the Final Four in 2014.

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Preliminary Round Results

Date Opponent

Result

Score

Frazier Pts./Reb.

June 27 Ivory Coast

W

88-29

2 / 5

June 28 China

W

113-57

15 / 0

June 29 Russia

W

115-47

12 / 3

 

Eighth Final Round Results

Date Opponent

Result

Score

Frazier Pts./Reb.

July 1 Brazil

W

91-66

5 / 3

July 2 Australia

W

94-51

5 / 2

July 3 Serbia

W

71-62

0 / 0

 

Knockout Rounds

Date Round Opponent

Score

Frazier Pts./Reb.

July 5 Quarterfinals Canada

109-67

12 / 6

July 6 Semifinals Lithuania

100-60

9 / 3

July 7 Gold Medal Game Serbia

82-68

0 / 6

 

All-Time USA Finishes at U19 World Championships

Year Finish Location
1979 Gold Latvia
1983 Gold Spain
1987 Silver Italy
1991 Gold Canada
1995 7th Greece
1999 Silver Portugal
2003 5th Greece
2007 Silver Serbia
2009 Gold New Zealand
2011 5th Latvia
2013 Gold Czech Republic