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Age: 26
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195 lbs
Years on National Team: 3
 Guard Steve Nash is Canada's most talented player and one of the rare down to earth stars in the NBA. He averaged 8.6 points per game, 4.9 assists and shot 40 percent from behind the 3-point line for the Dallas Mavericks in 1999-2000. In April 2000, Nash started Dallas' 10 games and averaged 13.6 points and 7.9 assists. He joined the Mavericks on June 24, 1998 in a trade from the Phoenix Suns. He was drafted in the first round, 15th overall, by the Suns in 1996.

  At the Olympic qualifier last year he averaged 12.2 points, 5.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds and was named the tournament MVP. His presence on the Canadian squad gives Canada hope for a medal. Not only does he provide Canada with a defensive and offensive threat on the floor but his enthusiasm about competing at the Games should be infectious.

  Nash played college ball at the University of Santa Clara. He was twice named the West Conference Player of the Year (1994-95 and 1995-96). He is Santa Clara's all-time leader in assists, free-throw percentage, and three-pointers made, and is the school's third all-time leading scorer. He already has a biography out entitled "Long Shot: Steve Nash's Journey to the NBA" written by journalist Jeff Rudd of the Victoria Times-Colonist. His father, John, and his brother, Martin, both played professional soccer in England.

2000 Games
Sept. 30: Canada def. Russia 86-83 in double overtime to finish in seventh place overall.
Sept. 28: Men: Canada lost 68-63 to France in quarter-final game; advances to playoff for seventh or eighth place.
Sept. 25: Canada def. Yugoslavia 83-75 to wind up in first place in Pool B with a 4-1 record, qualifying to meet France in the quarter-finals.
Sept. 23: Canada lost 77-59 to Russia, dropping 3-1 in Pool B.
Sept. 21: Men: Canada def. Spain 91-77, lifting record to 3-0 and advancing to quarter-finals.
Sept. 19: Men: Canada def. Angola 99-54, raising record to 2-0 in Pool B.
Sept. 17: Canada def. Australia 101-90 in first preliminary round game.


Photos
Steve Nash holds back tears
Nash shakes hands with Rigaudeau
Nash looks up at the clock
Dioumassi defends Steve Nash
Nash looks at the scoreboard
Steve Nash hugs his mom
Steve Nash celebrates Canada's upset
Nash steals the ball
Nash embraces Rowan Barrett
Nash wrestles Predrag Danilovic for the ball
Steve Nash celebrates his teams victory
Nash drives past opponent
Steve Nash goes up for a shot
Nash watches from the floor
Steve Nash reacts to a big basketball
Nash celebrates upsetting Australia


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USA vs Canada: Battle for the ball

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