He debuted as a 22-year-old in the 1980 Moscow Games with an average of 24.4 points per game, an output he matched four years later in Los Angeles. In the ’88 Games in Seoul, Schmidt was virtually unstoppable, averaging an astounding 41.9 points per contest, including an Olympic single-game record of 55 against Spain. In 1996, he answered the call of the national team one last time, and even though he was already 38 years old, Schmidt still averaged an impressive 27.4 points per game. Although none of his teams went past the quarterfinal stage, Schmidt will go down in history as one of the greatest basketball Olympians of all time.
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