1952 United States men's Olympic basketball team

The 1952 United States men's Olympic basketball team competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland from July 14 to August 2, 1952. Coached by Warren Womble, the team won their third straight Gold medal.


Position Height Weight Age Hometown Team
Ron Bontemps Guard 6-2 175 25 Morton, Illinois Peoria Caterpillars (Illinois)
Marc Freiberger Center 6-11 215 23 Greenville, Texas Peoria Caterpillars (Oklahoma)
Wayne Glasgow Guard/Forward 6-3 190 26 Bartlesville, Oklahoma Phillips 66ers (Oklahoma)
Charlie Hoag Guard/Forward 6-2 185 20 Topeka, Kansas Kansas
Bill Hougland Guard 6-4 180 22 Wichita, Kansas Kansas
John Keller Guard/Forward 6-3 185 23 Great Bend, Kansas Kansas
Dean Kelley Guard 5-11 165 20 Morton, Illinois Kansas
Bob Kenney Forward 6-2 185 21 Winfield, Kansas Kansas
Bob Kurland Center 7-0 220 27 Bartlesville, Oklahoma Phillips 66ers (Oklahoma St.)
Bill Lienhard Forward 6-5 180 22 Lawrence, Kansas Kansas
Clyde Lovellette Forward 6-9 230 22 Terre Haute, Indiana Kansas
Frank McCabe Forward 6-8 225 25 Chicago, Illinois Peoria Caterpillars (Marquette)
Dan Pippin Guard 6-1 170 25 Waynesville, Missouri Peoria Caterpillars (Missouri)
Howie Williams Guard 6-0 168 24 New Ross, Indiana Peoria Caterpillars (Purdue)

Team USA

The team consisted of 14 members. It included seven Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team players, five members of the Amateur Athletic Union's Peoria Caterpillars team and two Phillips 66ers.

1952 Team USA matchups

Final matchup versus USSR

The final matchup game was a very low scoring game. After only ten minutes, Team USA would lead 4-3. After USSR took a lead in the third quarter, Team USA would begin to display their offense by shooting well. Team USA would win the game by 11 points. Lovellette scored nine points, while Kurland scored eight points.

Final standings

See also


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