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All the mid-major players still playing in Tokyo

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There are a good number of guys you can enjoy.

United States v Czech Republic Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 8 Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

It’s knockout time for men’s basketball at the Tokyo Olympics, and you better believe there are mid-major stars still alive. Eight players and five schools that fall under this site’s vast purview will be represented as the stakes get higher and the medal podium comes into view.

You want to remember some guys? You’re in luck, but just barely. There are certainly guys below, but there are also players that were the gold standard in college (All-American Jock Landale) and are the gold standard in the NBA (Damian Lillard).

The point? As we always say, there’s top-level basketball sprinkled throughout the mid-major ranks and it’s showing up again in Tokyo. Here’s who’s left:

Australia

Patty Mills (Saint Mary’s — 2007-09)

Australia v Germany Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 8 Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary’s — 2009-13)

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Germany v Australia Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Nathan Sobey (Wyoming — 2012-14)

Australia v Germany Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 8 Photo by Eric Gay - Pool/Getty Images

Jock Landale (Saint Mary’s — 2014-18)

Italy v Australia Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 5 Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Argentina

Patricio Garino (George Washington — 2012-16)

Argentina v Nigeria Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Germany

Maodo Lô (Columbia — 2012-16)

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Germany v Australia Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

United States

Damian Lillard (Weber State — 2008-12)

United States v Czech Republic Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 8 Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

JaVale McGee (Nevada — 2006-08)

United States v Czech Republic Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 8 Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images