Olympic Basketball Highlights 2012: Most Surprising Players of Tournament

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Olympic Basketball Highlights 2012: Most Surprising Players of Tournament
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One of the best parts of Olympic basketball is how the world gets to see what players rise to the challenge or fall from the pressure of international competition.

Sure, people expect LeBron James to dominate or Maya Moore to make other women look silly, but what about the players that seem to come out of nowhere?

These players have their countries on their back, so it's no surprise that a few players step up and compete in a way that you wouldn't expect. 

Both the men's and women's games have provided us with some of these players, so let's take a look at six of the most surprise players of the tournament.

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