How Would an All-College Basketball U.S. Olympic Team Have Done in London 2012?

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How Would an All-College Basketball U.S. Olympic Team Have Done in London 2012?
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Prior to the 1992 Dream Team, USA basketball sent its best college players and draftees to the Olympics. So how would a collegiate team fare in the 2012 London Games?

This year's crop of college basketball stars is loaded with talent, but let's remember how much the world has improved over the last couple decades.

Team USA's collegiate squad would be the most athletic team in the Olympics, but they would also be the least experienced and least familiar with the international rules and style of play.

In addition, they wouldn't have the kind of team chemistry that many of the European and South American teams have.

To get an idea of exactly how the young Yanks would do, lets put them through the same paces the real 2012 Team USA faced. For the sake of simulation, we'll give them the same exact schedule leading up to the elimination rounds.

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