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Mark Price makes Dream Team II

March 23, 2010

Mark Price USA Basketball 1993-94 Fleer Ultra

Mark Price USA Basketball 1993-94 Fleer Ultra

Before LeBron James helped restore the United States to top of the basketball world at the 2008 Olympic Games, another Cleveland Cavalier helped carry the red, white and blue on one of the first dream teams.

Mark Price played on the U.S. National Team, otherwise known as Dream Team II, in the 1994 FIBA World Championship. He was the first Cav to appear on a Dream Team roster. Former Cleveland coach Lenny Wilkens served as an assistant coach for the original Dream Team at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona.

The second edition of NBA players suiting up for Team USA went undefeated in its eight games in Toronto. They defeated Russia 137-91 to win the gold medal.

Throughout the tournament, Price averaged 9.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. His biggest outburst came with 17 points in 134-83 win over Puerto Rico in group play.

Besides Price and James, who competed on the national team during 2004 and 2008 Olympic games, the only other Cavalier to appear on a Team USA roster was Andre Miller during the 2001 Goodwill Games. Miller competed a year later at the 2002 world championships after he was traded from the Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Clippers.

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