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Bam Adebayo, Devin Booker and Keldon Johnson are now gold medalists

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This is the first time two or more basketball Cats have won gold on the same Olympic team since the Fabulous Five.

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Former Kentucky Wildcats Bam Adebayo, Devin Booker and Keldon Johnson are now Olympic gold medalists after helping Team USA Basketball score an 87-82 win over France on Friday in the gold medal game.

Adebayo finished with six points, six rebounds, four assists and a game-high three blocks.

Booker, who had scored 20 points in the semifinal win vs. Australia in the previous game, was limited to two points, one assist and one steal. Johnson did not play in the gold medal game.

This marks the fourth-straight gold medal for the U.S., as well as the fourth-straight Olympic gold medal finish a Wildcat has been a part of. Tayshaun Prince earned gold in 2008, Anthony Davis in 2012, and DeMarcus Cousins in 2016.

UK’s three representatives on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team were more than any other college.

As a department, current and former UK Athletics athletes have now tallied nine medals at the 2020 Olympics, including six gold medals. Counting Lee Kiefer and Gerek Meinhardt, who are both in the UK College Medicine, current and former University of Kentucky students have totaled 11 medals.

With the additions of Adebayo, Booker and Johnson to the elite club, 14 Wildcats have won Olympic gold medals. However, this season marks the first time two or more UK players have won gold on the same Olympic team since the Fabulous Five of Cliff Barker, Ralph Beard, Alex Groza, Wallace Jones and Kenny Rollins in 1948.

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