Enjoy our Tokyo 2020 Men’s Olympic Basketball preview with top plays from qualifying and exhibition games by nations with eyes on a medal.
It was delayed a year, but the Olympics are here! There’s nothing like watching the world’s top athletes representing their countries, competing against one another for the ultimate prize: an Olympic Gold Medal.
Of course we’ll be locked into the women’s and men’s Olympic basketball competition the closest. There will be so much to learn from a coaching standpoint. The mix of playing styles and concepts from every part of the basketball world will be exciting to watch. Bookmark the game schedule and use the hashtag #OlympicXsOs to join the conversation with us over the next two fast-paced weeks.
Below are plays submitted by Team FastModel contributors from various men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and exhibition games. Teams are listed in order of their official FIBA World Ranking. At the risk of going on forever, we posted just one set for each team, but make sure you check out all of the awesome plays on the Playbank that are linked for each country. Click on a diagram to download it to your FastDraw library.
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Tokyo 2020 – Men’s Olympic Basketball Preview
#1 United States – Horns Side PNR
We just had to create a separate post specifically for #1-ranked USA squad. [More Team USA XsOs]
#2 Spain – Floppy Step Up
Check out this play and more in our latest Plays of the Week email newsletter, and subscribe if you want to get our best sets delivered to your inbox regularly. [More Spain XsOs]
#3 Australia – DHO High Split
A set we featured in our OlympicXsOs Twitter thread. [More Australia XsOs]
#4 Argentina – Box Zipper Choice
#7 France – Iverson Back Screen Hand Off
#10 Italy – Transition Swing
#12 Czech Republic – Flex BLOB
#16 Slovenia – Shuffle Punch Iso
Dallas Mavericks All-Star Luka Doncic looks to put his country on his back in Slovenia’s first ever Olympic basketball bid. [More Slovenia XsOs]
#17 Germany – Iverson Spain PNR
#22 Nigeria – Chicago Swing Step Up
Also check out the Chicago Punch option. [More Nigeria XsOs]
Teams Who Failed To Qualify
Only 12 lucky teams can make the Olympic competition. A few strong squads that didn’t make the cut still deserve praise for their awesome OlympicXsOs during qualifying tournaments. Here are a few of our favorites from the men’s side.
#4 Serbia – Turnout BLOB
#5 Greece – Elbow Zipper Zoom
#8 Lithuania – Zone BLOB
#21 Canada – EOG Squeeze SLOB
Olympic Basketball Preview – More Content
- Plays of the Week: OlympicXsOs
- Twitter: OlympicXsOs thread
- YouTube: Olympic Edition of FastDraw Chalk Talk
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