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FIBA Americas U18 2012 - Men Basketball


Play-Off bracket1

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FIBA Americas U18 Final Standings
1. USA
2. Brazil
3. Canada
4. Argentina
5. Mexico
6. Puerto Rico
7. US Virg.Isl.
8. Colombia

FIBA Americas U18 Group Stage Standings
Group A
1. USA 3-0
2. Brazil 2-1
3. US Virg.Isl 1-2
4. Mexico 0-3
Group B
1. Canada 3-0
2. Argentina 2-1
3. Colombia 1-2
4. P.Rico 0-3
Points Per Game
 Khalid HART
  ISV
  (198-SF-95)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Hart, ISV23.4 
 2. Estrada, MEX22.2 
 3. Trocha, COL16.0 
 4. Deck, ARG15.8 
 5. Dias, BRA15.6 
 6. Wiggins, CAN15.2 
 7. Rathan-Mayes, CAN14.8 
 8. Randle, USA14.2 
 9. Stokes, USA14.0 
 10. Lyles, CAN13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Trey LYLES
  (206-PF-94)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Lyles, CAN13.8 
 2. Trocha, COL10.2 
 3. Dias, BRA8.4 
 4. Lagunas, MEX8.2 
 5. Wiggins, CAN7.6 
 6. Demetrio, BRA7.2 
 7. Cuesta, COL6.8 
 8. Mosquera, COL6.6 
 9. Randle, USA6.6 
 10. Badillo, PUR6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Angel RIVERA-CUENCAS
  ISV
  (170-PG-)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Rivera-C., ISV6.4 
 2. Whelan, ARG4.2 
 3. Smart, USA4.0 
 4. Baez, PUR4.0 
 5. Ennis, CAN3.6 
 6. Barral, ARG3.6 
 7. Angola, COL3.4 
 8. Ramos, BRA3.0 
 9. Britt, USA3.0 
 10. Lopez, COL2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus SMART
  (191-G-94)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Smart, USA3.6 
 2. Whelan, ARG2.4 
 3. Phillip, ISV2.2 
 4. Rivera-C., ISV2.0 
 5. Hart, ISV2.0 
 6. Fernandes, BRA2.0 
 7. Curet, PUR1.8 
 8. Baez, PUR1.6 
 9. Trocha, COL1.4 
 10. Angola, COL1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony TROCHA
  (206-C/F-94)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Trocha, COL3.4 
 2. Pereira, BRA1.6 
 3. Dias, BRA1.4 
 4. Brazil, ISV1.4 
 5. Caraballo, PUR1.2 
 6. Wiggins, CAN1.2 
 7. Mosquera, COL1.0 
 8. Angola, COL1.0 
 9. Santos, ISV1.0 
 10. Taylor, CAN1.0 

 


USA clinch 2012 U18 Fiba Americas title (Photo: FIBA Americas)

USA U18 National Team 2012
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting Five
#s#
Nathaniel Britt
Britt
Rasheed Sulaimon
Sulaimon
James Robinson
Robinson
Jerami Grant
Grant
Jarnell Stokes
Stokes
#e#5
4 Nathaniel Britt 6'1''-PG-94 N.Carolina
5 Rasheed Sulaimon 6'4''-G-94 Duke
6 Rodney Purvis 6'4''-G-94 N.Carolina St.
7 Marcus Smart 6'3''-G-94 Oklahoma St.
8 James Robinson 6'3''-G-94 Pittsburgh
9 Jerami Grant 6'7''-F-94 Syracuse
10 Jake Layman 6'7''-F-94 Maryland
11 Samuel Dekker 6'7''-F-94 Wisconsin
12 Montrezl Harrell 6'8''-F-94 Louisville
13 Julius Randle 6'8''-F-94 High School
14 Jarnell Stokes 6'8''-PF-94 Tennessee
15 Shaquille Goodwin 6'8''-F-94 Memphis

Billy Donovan Head Coach Florida USA
Mark Few Assistant Gonzaga USA
Shaka Smart Assistant VCU USA


Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 Awards 2012 - Jun 25, 2012

Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 1st Team
#s#
Julius Randle
Randle
Marcus Smart
Smart
Jose Estrada
Estrada
Khalid Hart
Hart
Lucas Dias
Dias
#e#5

Best Player: Julius Randle (203-F-94) of USA
Best Guard: Marcus Smart (191-G-94) of USA
Best Forward: Julius Randle (203-F-94) of USA
Best Center: Lucas Dias (205-C-96) of Brazil
Best Coach: Billy Donovan of USA

1st Team
G: Marcus Smart (191-94) of USA
G: Jose Estrada (190-94) of Mexico
SF: Khalid Hart (198-95) of U.S. Virgin Islands
F: Julius Randle (203-94) of of USA
C: Lucas Dias (205-96) of Brazil

2nd Team
G: Rasheed Sulaimon (193-94) of USA
G: Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-94) of Canada
F: Andrew Wiggins (202-95) of Canada
F/C: Trey Lyles (206-94) of Canada
C/F: Gabriel Deck (202-95) of Argentina

Honorable Mention
Angel Rivera-Cuencas (170-PG) of U.S. Virgin Islands
Kevin Cuesta (94) of Colombia
Evandro Ramos (185-PG-95) of Brazil
Tyler Ennis (188-G-94) of Canada
Shaquille Goodwin (203-F-94) of USA
Arthur Fernandes (182-PG-95) of Brazil
Tony Trocha (206-C/F-94) of Colombia


USA celebrate Gold in Sao Sebastian - Jun 21, 2012

Final
USA - Brazil 81-56
USA deservedly earned the title at U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They registered the fifth win in a row at the tourney to claim the Gold medals. USA overcame hosting Brazil in Sao Sebastian. Julius Randle (203-F-94) stepped up with 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. USA quickly started the game building a 24:16 lead. Brazil managed to slow down their opponents in the second quarter. The hosts cut the deficit to 6 points at halftime 31:37. But the North American team took over once again in the third term. They went on a 10:0 run in the third term to boost the lead to 18 points. Julius Randle was pivotal in the second half for the USA. He scored 14 points to help the team clear off. USA entered the fourth frame up by 16 points and never looked back on the way to the victory. Jarnell Stokes (203-PF-94) delivered 11 points, while Marcus Smart accounted for 10 points in the win. Arthur Fernandes (182-PG-95), Lucas Dias (205-C-96) and Matheus Pereira had 11 points each for Brazil.
Places 3-4
Canada - Argentina 68-66
Canada celebrated Bronze medals at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship in Brazil. They held off Argentina in an exciting consolation final clash. Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-G-94) stepped up with 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Canada eked out a narrow 17:15 lead after the first quarter. They stayed aggressive defensively and were able to protect the lead in the second frame. Canada ensured a 29:25 halftime advantage. Canada boosted the gap in the third quarter. The North American team entered the final quarter up by 6 points. Canada led by as many as 10 points in the fourth period but Argentina went on a 10:2 run to cut the distance to two points. They had a chance to tie things up but missed it and Canada escaped with a narrow victory at the end. Andrew Wiggins (202-F-95) accounted for 14 points and 11 rebounds for Canada. Duane Notice had 11 points in the victory. Gabriel Deck (199-F/C-95) replied with 23 points for Argentina. Lucas Gonzalez chipped in 9 points in the loss.
Places 5-6
Mexico - Puerto Rico 75-73
Mexico finished their U18 Fiba Americas Championship campaign on a high note. They claimed a tough two-point win over Puerto Rico. Jose Estrada (190-G-94) came up with 28 points to lead the winners. Puerto Rico got to a strong start. They eased to a 23:12 lead ten minutes into the game. But Mexico responded almost immediately. They went on a 24:13 run in the second quarter to draw things level at 36. Mexico slowly regained the lead. They fired 25 points in the third quarter to accumulate a 6-point lead before the fourth term. Puerto Rico worked hard to deny the deficit but Mexico hung on to snatch a difficult win at the end. Gabriel Vazquez (94) chipped in 13 points, while Kevin Lagunas produced 11 points and pulled down 15 boards in the win. Jerome Caraballo (95) replied with 13 points for Puerto Rico. Wilfredo Rodriguez netted 11 points in the losing effort.
Places 7-8
U.S. Virgin Islands - Colombia 77-52
US Virgin Islands clinched the 7th position at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They defeated Colombia on the final day of the tournament to claim the spot. Khalid Hart (198-SF-95) stepped up with 20 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Virgin Islands held their opponents to just 5 points in the first quarter. The Islanders grabbed an 11-point lead. They stretched the margin to 17 points at halftime 30:13. Colombia improved offensively in the third quarter. They knocked down 25 points but Virgin Islands easily matched the effort scoring 26 to enjoy an 18-point lead before the fourth quarter. Virgin Islands maintained the lead throughout the final period and celebrated a well-deserved win. Justin Gray (198-F) accounted for 17 points, while Kyle Hodge had 10 points in the win. Tony Trocha (206-C/F-94) answered with 20 points for Colombia. Brian Angola netted 15 points in the loss.


USA and Brazil to clash in the Final - Jun 20, 2012
Semifinals
Canada - Brazil 62-66
Brazil will play in the Final of home U18 Fiba Americas Championship. The hosts held off previously undefeated Canada in the semifinal battle to set up an exciting clash versus the USA for the crown. Deryk Ramos (185-G-94) accounted for 18 points to lead Brazil to the crucial win. Canada got to a trademark strong start. They overwhelmed the hosts to build a 23:18 lead after ten minutes. Brazil however quickly reacted and went on a 21:12 run to take a 39:35 halftime lead. Canada stiffened their defence and held Brazil to only 7 points in the third term. The North American team entered the final quarter up by 5 points. But Brazil dominated the final minutes. They outscored Canada 20:11 and sealed the victory at the end. Lucas Dias (205-C-96) provided 15 points and 9 rebounds, while Arthur Fernandes netted 10 points in the win. Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-G-94) answered with 21 points for Canada. Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

USA - Argentina 107-72
USA advanced into the title game at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They fired past Argentina to post the fourth straight win at the tournament. Seven US player scored in double figures in the victory. Julius Randle (203-F-94) posted 15 points in the winning effort. USA set the tone early in the game. They erupted for 29 points in the opening ten minutes to take a 12-point lead. USA maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They posted a 53:38 halftime lead. USA dominated after the big break. They ensured a 23-point lead with one quarter to go. The North American team did not slow down in the final quarter and rallied to a comprehensive win at the end. Rasheed Sulaimon (193-G-94) notched 14 points, while Shaquille Goodwin added 13 points in the victory. Ignacio Moreno (197-F-94) answered with 15 points for Argentina. Pedro Barral and Gabriel Deck had 11 points apiece in the loss.
Places 5-8
Colombia - Mexico 82-85
Mexico registered victory over Colombia in the classification round of U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They will now take on Puerto Rico for the fifth place. Colombia will face Virgin Islands in the 7th-8th place game. Colombia gained a 21:17 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained it throughout the second quarter. Colombia enjoyed a 44:39 halftime lead. Mexico however cut the deficit in the third term. They got within a single point at the final intermission 63:64. Mexico pulled their noses in front in the final quarter and they managed to protect a narrow lead to escape with the win at the end. Jose Estrada (190-G-94) accounted for 21 points for Mexico. Abel Miranda (94) added 13 points for the winners. Tony Trocha (206-C/F-94) answered with 23 points and 10 rebounds for Colombia. Brian Angola netted 18 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the loss.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico 68-71
Puerto Rican U18 National Team posted the first win at the Fiba Americas Championship in Sao Bernardo. They held off Virgin Islands in the classification round. Wilfredo Rodriguez (94) scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Puerto Rico will now take on Mexico in the fight for the fifth place. Virgin Islands got to the better start. They established a 19:12 lead at the first intermission. Puerto Rico cut the distance to get within 3 points at the interval 34:37. Puerto Rico surged ahead in the third quarter. They posted a 53:50 lead with ten minutes remaining. The teams went neck and neck throughout the final quarter. Puerto Rico however survived the challenge and eked out the initial win at the end. David Rosado (94) posted 14 points, while Abdiel Badillo contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Khalid Hart (198-SF-95) answered with 26 points for Virgin Islands. Kyle Hodge and Rasheed Swanston netted 10 points each in the loss.


Semifinalists are set in Sao Sebastian - Jun 19, 2012
Group A
Brazil - USA 64-83
USA registered the third consecutive win at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They defeated hosting Brazil to improve at 3-0 record in Group A. USA set up a semifinal clash versus Argentina. Brazil occupied the second position in the ladder and would face Canada in the semis. USA got to a strong start. They recorded a 22:14 lead at the first intermission. The North American team maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They established a 49:28 halftime lead. Brazil stopped the rot in the third quarter. The hosts outgunned the USA to trim the deficit to 13-point margin. But the USA regained control in the fourth quarter and did not allow Brazil to get any closer rallying to the victory. Julius Randle (203-F-94) accounted for 15 points for the USA. Lucas Dias (205-C-96) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Brazil. Matheus Pereira had 12 points in the loss.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Mexico 81-79
Virgin Islands celebrated the first win at the U18 Fiba Americas in Brazil. They held off Mexico to finish at 1-2 record in Group A. Khalid Hart (198-SF-95) knocked down 30 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Mexico ensured a confident start. They surged ahead for a 23:15 lead at the first break. Virgin Islands cut the deficit in the second quarter. They narrowed the deficit to 7 points at the interval 46:39. Mexico boosted the margin again in the third term. They arrived at the final break up by 9 points 64:55. However Virgin Islands turned things around in the final quarter. They poured in 26 points and snatched a tough win at the end. Alex Brazil (198-C) accounted for 17 points and 16 rebounds for Virgin Islands. Angel Rivera-Cuencas added 14 points in the win. Jose Estrada (190-G-94) answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Mexico. Jose Luis Aguilera had 14 points in the loss.
Group B
Colombia - Puerto Rico 72-65
Colombia celebrated the first win at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They fired past Puerto Rico for 1-2 record in Group B. Kevin Cuesta (94) notched 22 points and 8 rebounds in the winning case. Colombia limited their opponents to 14 points in the opening quarter to surge ahead. They posted an 18:14 lead at the first intermission. Puerto Rico adjusted their offence in the second term. They poured in 27 points in the period to surge ahead for a 41:40 halftime lead. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the third term. Puerto Rico entered the final period up by a single point 52:51. But Colombia turned things in their favour in the final period. They went on a 21:13 run to seal the victory at the end. Tonny Trocha (C-95) posted 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Brian Angola had 9 points in the victory. Alexander Curet (94) replied with 12 points for Puerto Rico. David Rosado had 10 points in the loss.

Canada - Argentina 75-68
Canada registered the third straight win at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They defeated Argentina to clinch the top position in preliminary Group B. Andrew Wiggins (202-F-95) scored 19 points to pace the winners. Canada will now take on Brazil, while Argentina will face the USA in the semifinals. Canada surged ahead to take a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. The North American team maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 34:29 halftime lead. Argentina cut the distance in the third period. They narrowed the gap at three points with ten minutes remaining. Canada however quickly picked up the tempo and raced to the victory at the end. Trey Lyles (206-PF-94) delivered 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Tyler Ennis finished with 14 points in the win. Martin Massone (191-G/F-94) answered with 19 points for Argentina. Matias Bernardini netted 13 points in the loss.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Sao Sebastian - Jun 18, 2012
Group A
U.S. Virgin Islands - Brazil 65-84
Brazil U18 National Team posted the second win at the FIba Americas Championship. The hosts fired past Virgin Islands for 2-0 record on top of Group A. Lucas Dias (205-C-96) came up with 21 points to lead the winners. Brazil secured a confident start. They established a 23:17 lead at the first intermission. Brazil stretched the lead in the second quarter. They piled up a 14-point lead at the interval. Brazil kept their opponents at bay throughout the third quarter. They entered the final frame up by 15 points and rallied to the victory at the end. Danilo Fuzaro (189-F-94) and Deryk Ramos (185-G-94) finished with 16 points each in the win. Khalid Hart (198-SF-95) notched 29 points for Virgin Islands. Justin Gray (198-F) accounted for 11 points in the losing effort.

Mexico - USA 59-110
USA U18 selection delivered the second consecutive win at the start of U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They held off Mexico for 2-0 record on top of Group A. Jake Layman (201-F-94) stepped up with 18 points to lead the winners. Mexico fell at 0-2 record after the loss. USA stunned their opponents in the opening quarter. They went on a 32:12 run in the frame to take a comfortable lead. USA maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They arrived at halftime up by 32 points 58:26. USA stayed dominant in the second half. They boosted the margin to 42 points with one quarter remaining. The North American team never looked back and rallied to the win at the end. Rodney Purvis (193-G-94) and Shaquille Goodwin (203-F-94) delivered 13 points each for the winners. Kevin Arias (94) answered with 13 points for Mexico. Abel Miranda had 9 points in the loss.
Group B
Puerto Rico - Argentina 65-76
Argentina registered the second straight win at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship in Sao Sebastian. They toppled Puerto Rico to remain on top of Group B. Matias Bernardini (190-G-94) scored 20 points to lead the winners. Argentina earned a narrow 16:13 lead after ten minutes. Puerto Rico however cut the deficit to a single point at halftime 28:29. Argentina took over in the third term again. They held Puerto Rican counterparts to 14 points in the period to ensure an 8-point lead with one quarter remaining. Argentina fired 26 points in the final stanza to seal the victory at the end. Gabriel Deck (199-F/C-95) accounted for 18 points for the winners. Allen Baez (94) answered with 16 points for Puerto Rico. Alexander Curet and Wilfredo Rodriguez notched 14 points each in the loss.

Colombia - Canada 67-98
Canada celebrated the second win at the U18 Fiba Americas Championship. They knocked down Colombia in Group B action. Six Canada players scored in double figures. Andrew Wiggins (202-F-95) and Trey Lyles (206-PF-94) accounted for 17 points each for the winners. Lyles also added 19 rebounds in the victory. Canada and Colombia stayed neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 17:17 after ten minutes. But Canada exploded with 30 points in the second frame to clear off. The North American team secured a 15-point lead at the interval. Colombia cut the deficit in the third term. The Latin American team got within 7 points at the final break. However Canada shocked their opponents with a 32:8 run in the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Duane Notice (188-G-94) provided 14 points for Canada. Kevin Cuesta (94) answered with 17 points for Colombia. Brian Angola, Tony Trocha and Juan Lopez finished with 13 points each in the loss.




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