Iguodala Earns Gold Medal with Team USA


Andre Iguodala has become the first former Arizona Wildcat basketball player to earn an Olympic Gold Medal in basketball! Team USA defended their Olympic Gold on Sunday by defeating Spain, 107-100.

Iguodala, who completed his eighth season in the National Basketball Association with the Philadelphia 76ers, made his second consecutive appearance on a USA Basketball national team roster, as he also was a part of the  2010 FIBA World Championship team.

Iguodala averaged 2.8 rebounds and 4.3 points in helping Team USA go 8-0 in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

With Iggy’s Gold, four current or former wildcats medaled in London. He joins Alyssa Anderson (gold/women’s swimming), Brigetta Barrett (silver/women’s track & field) and Nick Thoman (silver/men’s swimming).

Iguodala played for Arizona from 2002-2004 and averaged 9.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in 62 games. After spending his entire NBA career with the 76ers thus far, Iggy is on his way to the Denver Nuggets. He was a part of the blockbuster trade that sent Dwight Howard to LA and Andrew Bynum to the Sixers.

 

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