Former Billiken men’s basketball player Kevin Lisch competed for Australia in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
Australia advanced to the bronze medal game where it lost a closely contested game to Spain. Australia’s fourth-place finish matched their best-ever finish in the Olympics.
Lisch appeared in all eight games for Australia. He averaged 14.0 minutes per game and 2.6 points per game. Lisch scored eight points in Australia's opening game win against France. He had six rebounds in the bronze medal game against Spain.
Saturday, Aug. 6 - Australia 87, France 66 (Stats)
Monday, Aug. 8 - Australia 95, Serbia 80 (Stats)
Wednesday, Aug. 10 - United States 98, Australia 88 (Stats)
Friday, Aug. 12 - Australia 93, China 68 (Stats)
Sunday, Aug. 14 - Australia 81, Venezuela 56 (Stats)
Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Australia 90, Lithuania 64 (Stats)
Friday, Aug. 19 - Serbia 87, Australia 61 (Stats)
Sunday, Aug. 21 - Spain 89, Australia 88 (Stats)
A standout for the Billikens from 2005 to 2009, Lisch recently received Australian citizenship to become eligible to compete for the Boomers in the Olympics.
Lisch joins Pete McCaffery (1964 Tokyo Games) and Dick Boushka (1956 Melbourne Games) as former Billiken men’s basketball players who have competed in the Olympics.
Lisch played two years for head coach Brad Soderberg and two for head coach Rick Majerus and is the Billikens’ sixth-leading scorer (1,687 career points). He is a recent selection to the Saint Louis men’s basketball All-Century Team and the Billiken Hall of Fame. Lisch is a three-time All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection and was an Academic All-American in 2009.
After graduating from SLU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA, Lisch played professionally in Australia for the Perth Wildcats, winning a championship in 2010 and an MVP honor in 2012. After stints in Puerto Rico, France and Spain, Lisch returned to Australia last season as a member of the Illawarra Hawks and captured another MVP award. He is signed to play with the Sydney Kings next year.