Milwaukee Bucks: Every Olympian In Franchise History

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J.R. Reid (USA) – 1988 Olympics

A player thought to have an incredibly high ceiling coming out of high school, Reid spent three years playing at North Carolina before he eventually entered the NBA as a fifth overall pick in 1989.

Before his final season as a Tar Heel, Reid was a part of the US Olympic team in Seoul. Unfortunately for him, unlike most players who have the chance to play for the Americans in the Olympics, Reid had to settle for a bronze rather than a gold medal from the games.

Reid averaged 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds from the power forward spot, with his best game coming in a win over Brazil where he notched up 16 points and eight rebounds.

In spite of early promise, Reid’s career in the NBA was largely underwhelming. Reid managed solid numbers for an average starter/bench player, but struggled to find a home with six different teams throughout his career. Reid spent one season with the Bucks in the 1999-00 season.

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