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FIBA Americas U18 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Canada
 3. Dominican R.
 4. Argentina
 5. P.Rico
 6. Brazil
 7. Mexico
 8. Uruguay
FIBA Americas U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Canada 3-0 
 2. Dominican R. 2-1 
 3. P.Rico 1-2 
 4. Brazil 0-3 
Group B
 1. USA 3-0 
 2. Argentina 2-1 
 3. Uruguay 1-2 
 4. Mexico 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Dillon BROOKS
  (201-F-96)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Brooks, CAN N.25.2 
 2. Gill-Caeser, High19.6 
 3. Vildoza, Libertad15.6 
 4. Arenas, MEX N.14.4 
 5. Johnson, Arizona14.0 
 6. Arengo, Regatas C.14.0 
 7. Kennard, High S.13.8 
 8. Gandia, PUR N.13.6 
 9. Sena, Bauru13.4 
 10. de Paula, Pinheir.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan VENEGAS
  (200-C-96)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Venegas, Dorados11.8 
 2. Egi, Harvard9.0 
 3. Araujo, DOM N.8.6 
 4. Rodriguez, DOM N.8.4 
 5. Toro, PUR N.7.6 
 6. Grolla, Bigua7.0 
 7. Perez, DOM N.7.0 
 8. Sena, Bauru6.8 
 9. Vildoza, Libertad6.6 
 10. Lydon, High Scho.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Tyus JONES
  (187-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Jones, Duke6.4 
 2. Brunson, High S.5.6 
 3. de Paula, Pinheiro.4.2 
 4. Briscoe, High Scho.4.0 
 5. Garcia, MEX N.3.4 
 6. Tutu, High School3.4 
 7. Morales, PUR N.3.2 
 8. Flores, DOM N.2.8 
 9. Miller, CAN N.2.6 
 10. Gandia, PUR N.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Victor ALVAREZ DIEZ
  (180-SF-97)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Alvarez Diez, MEX2.6 
 2. Brooks, CAN N.2.6 
 3. Matos, DOM N.2.4 
 4. Johnson, Arizona2.2 
 5. Jones, Duke2.0 
 6. Winslow, Duke2.0 
 7. Medina, Hebraica2.0 
 8. de Paula, Pinheiro.2.0 
 9. Gandia, PUR N.1.6 
 10. Kennard, High S.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Myles TURNER
  (213-C/F-96)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Turner, Texas3.6 
 2. Venegas, Dorados2.0 
 3. Egi, Harvard2.0 
 4. de Souza, Macae1.2 
 5. Zimmerman, High S.1.2 
 6. Winslow, Duke1.2 
 7. Da Silva, Olympico.1.2 
 8. Ghebrekidan, CAN N.0.8 
 9. Toro, PUR N.0.8 
 10. Da Costa, Bohemi.0.8 
 

USA clinch 2014 U18 Fiba Americas title (Photo: FIBA Americas)
 
Starting five
#s#
Jalen Brunson
Brunson
Isaiah Briscoe
Briscoe
Justice Winslow
Winslow
Myles Turner
Turner
Stephen Zimmerman
Zimmerman
#e#5
4Jalen Brunson 6'2''-G-97 High School USA
5Isaiah Briscoe 6'3''-PG-96 High School USA
6Tyus Jones 6'2''-PG-96 Duke USA
7Luke Kennard 6'5''-PG-97 High School USA
8Allonzo Trier 6'5''-F-96 High School USA
9Jaylen Brown 6'7''-F-97 High School USA
10Justice Winslow 6'6''-SG-96 Duke USA
11Chase Jeter 7'0''-C-98 High School USA
12Myles Turner 7'0''-C/F-96 Texas USA
13Stanley Johnson 6'7''-SG-96 Arizona USA
14Tyler Lydon 6'9''-C-96 High School USA
15Stephen Zimmerman 7'0''-C-96 High School USA


Billy Donovan Head Coach Florida USA

Ed Cooley Assistant Providence USA

Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 Awards 2014 - Jun 26, 2014

Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 1st Team 2014
Justice Winslow
Winslow
Stanley Johnson
Johnson
Dillon Brooks
Brooks
Chris Egi
Egi
Jhonatan Araujo
Araujo

Best Player: Stanley Johnson (6'7''-SG-96) of USA
Best Guard: Stanley Johnson (6'7''-SG-96) of
USA
Best Forward: Dillon Brooks (6'7''-F-96) of Canada
Best Center: Jhonatan Araujo (201-C-96) of Dom. Rep.
Best Coach: Billy Donovan of
USA

1st Team
SG: Justice Winslow (6'6''-SG-96) of USA
SG: Stanley Johnson (6'7''-SG-96) of
USA
F: Dillon Brooks (6'7''-F-96) of Canada
PF: Chris Egi (6'9''-PF-96) of Canada
C: Jhonatan Araujo (201-C-96) of Dom. Rep.

2nd Team
PG: Tyus Jones (6'2''-PG-96) of
USA
PG: Jose Vildoza (190-PG-96) of Argentina
PG: Luke Kennard (6'5''-PG-97) of USA
SG: Montaque Gill-Caeser (6'6''-SG-96) of USA
C: Ivan Venegas (200-C-96) of Mexico

Honorable Mention
Myles Turner (7'0''-C/F-96) of
USA
Allonzo Trier (6'5''-F-96) of
USA
Jalen Brunson (6'2''-G-97) of
USA
Weisner Perez (198-SF-97) of Dom. Rep.
Juan Arengo (189-SG-96) of Argentina
Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) of PUR NT U16
Octavio Medina (195-F-96) of Uruguay
George de Paula (191-F-96) of Brazil
Wesley Sena (208-C/F-96) of Brazil
Jose Arenas (196-SF-96) of Mexico



USA clinch title in Colorado Springs - Jun 25, 2014

FINAL
USA - Canada 113-79
The USA conquered the FIBA Americas U18 Championship title. They outscored Canadian counterparts in the Final in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. The victory marked the seventh success for the United States in the history of the tournament. Justice Winslow (198-SG-96) stepped up with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. The USA grabbed a 21:15 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. The USA piled up a 49:35 halftime advantage. They went on a 36:18 run in the third quarter and cleared off to a comfortable 32-point distance at the final break. Canada could not recover and had to surrender at the end. Stanley Johnson (201-SG-96) chipped in 19 points, while Isaiah Briscoe added 14 points for the winners. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) answered with 27 points for Canada. Montaque Gill-Caesar produced 22 points in the loss.
3-4 Place
Argentina - Dominican Republic 53-64
Dominican Republic finished third at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They overcame Argentina in the consolation final in Colorado Springs. Jhonatan Araujo (201-C-96) nailed 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the victory. Dominican Republic grabbed a 16:10 lead at the first break. They stretched the margin in the second term. They secured a 31:22 halftime lead. Argentina narrowed the gap in the third term. They pulled within 6 points at the final break. But Dominican Republic responded with an 18:13 run in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory. Weisner Perez (198-SF-97) had 14 points, while Jeromy Rodriguez had 10 points in the win. Lucio Delfino (198-PF-97) answered with 14 points for Argentina. Jose Vildoza chipped in 11 points in the loss.

5-6 Place
Puerto Rico - Brazil 88-84 OT
Puerto Rico celebrated the fifth place at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. They held off Brazil in the final game at the torney. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) stepped up with 19 points and 12 rebounds to pace Puerto Rico to a tough overtime win. Puerto Rico got to a strong start. They jumped to a 27:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Brazil bounced back in the second quarter. They poured in 30 points and grabbed a 46:45 halftime advantage. Puerto Rico regained the lead in the third term. They eked out a 60:59 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Brazil erased the deficit and sent the game into overtime. However Puerto Rican youngsters sank 14 points in the extra period and secured the winning outcome. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) produced 16 points, while Jose Morales (203-PF-95) added 12 points for the winners. George Alves and Wesley Alves delivered 15 points each for Brazil.

7-8 Place
Uruguay - Mexico 65-79
Mexico finished their U18 FIBA Americas Championship campaign on a high note. They knocked down Uruguay to occupy the 7th overall position. Victor Alvarez Diez netted 16 points to pace the winners. Mexico unloaded 26 points in the first frame and secured a 4-point lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. Mexico ensured a narrow 40:36 halftime lead. Uruguay went on a strong rally in the third term. They triggered a 27:13 run to ensure a 10-point lead at the final break. But Mexico silenced their opponents with a 26:2 blow in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Jose Arenas (196-SF-96) had 14 points, while Jeffry Suarez added 12 points for Mexico. Martin Counago (186-PG-97) answered with 24 points for Uruguay. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) had 17 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.


USA and Canada advance into championship game - Jun 24, 2014

SEMIFINALS
USA - Dominican Republic 90-56
USA U18 recorded the fourth consecutive victory at the FIBA Americas Championship. They overcame Dominican Republic in the semifinal clash to advance into title game. Stanley Johnson (201-SG-96) scored 15 points to lead the winners. The USA grabbed a 24:14 lead after the opening quarter. They boosted the gap in the second frame. The USA established a 51:29 halftime lead. The margin kept on growing in the second half. The USA ensured a 28-point lead heading into the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Tyus Jones (187-PG-96) had 14 points, while Allonzo Trier added 13 points in the winning effort. Weisner Perez (198-SF-97) answered with 11 points for Dominican Republic. Jeromy Rodriguez had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Canada - Argentina 91-82 OT
Canada will play in the championship game at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They outscored Argentina in the exciting semifinal clash on Monday. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) unleashed 29 points to pace the North American team. Canada will now take on hosting USA in the Final. Canada jumped to a 23:16 lead after the first quarter. Argentina cut the deficit at 5-point mark at halftime 37:42. Canada increased the tempo in the third term. They stretched the gap at 11-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But Argentina lived up to the challenge. They responded with a 23:12 run in the quarter and forced overtime. Canada picked up the tempo in the extra period and sealed the winning outcome. Montaque Gill-Caesar finished with 24 points, while Munis Tutu (183-PG-96) added 8 points in the victory. Jose Vildoza (190-PG-96) answered with 26 points for Argentina. Juan Arengo had 16 points in the loss.
5-8 Place
Uruguay - Brazil 55-97
Brazil clinched the opening victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They knocked down Uruguay in the classification round on Monday. Brazil will now take on Puerto Rican counterparts for the 5th position. Wesley Alves provided 24 points to pace Brazil. The teams got to rather a slow start. Brazil eked out a 16:13 lead ten minutes into the game. But the tempo grew in the second frame. Brazil unleashed 28 points and ensured a 17-point halftime advantage. They dropped 33 points in the third term and raced to a 34-point lead before the fourth stanza. Brazil outscored their opponents in the final ten minutes and sealed a comfortable victory. Lucas Vezaro (188-G-96) delivered 15 points, while Lucas de Souza added 13 points for Brazil. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) answered with 14 points for Uruguay. Agustin Da Costa and Juan Galetto had 7 points apiece in the defeat.

Puerto Rico - Mexico 70-69
Puerto Rican U18 National Team earned a tough victory over Mexico in the classification round of the FIBA Americas Championship today. Julian Torres (208-C-97) sank a late free throw to propel Puerto Rico to the victory. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first quarter. The scoreboard read 23:23 at the end of the first frame. Puerto Rico snatched a 40:38 halftime advantage. Mexico erased the deficit in the third term. The teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 57. It was a roller coaster action in the final stanza but Puerto Rico were able to secure a tough victory at the end. Lonnie Rivera (198-F-97) knocked down 13 points to pace the effort. Leandro Allende, Julian Torres and Ivan Gandia scored 10 points each for Puerto Rico. Jose Arenas (196-SF-96) answered with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Mexico. Osmar Garcia connected for 11 points, 9 boards and 6 assists in the defeat.


Semifinalists are set in Colorado Springs - Jun 23, 2014

Group A
Puerto Rico - Canada 70-91
Canada registered the third consecutive victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They fired past Puerto Rico to finish the preliminary round on top of Group A. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) nailed 26 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to pace the North American side. Puerto Rico fell at 1-2 record after the defeat. Canada got to a perfect start. They dropped 28 points in the first frame to gain a 13-point lead. They stayed in front throughout the second term. Canada ensured a 50:30 halftime advantage. Canada did not loosen the grasp in the third term. They secured a 29-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. Puerto Rico sank 30 points in the final frame but Canada still cruised to the victory. Chris Egi (206-PF-96) posted 20 points and 14 boards, while Montaque Gill-Caesar had 9 points in the victory. Victor Jusino (203-C-96) responded with 13 points for Puerto Rico. Jose Morales had 12 points in the loss.

Brazil - Dominican Republic 69-72
Dominican Republic gained the second victory at the U18 FIBA Americas tournament. They held off Brazil to secure the second-place finish in Group A. Dominican Republic will now face a tough test against the USA in the semifinal clash. Brazil were coming off two straight defeats at the start of the tournament. They got to a quick start willing to leave those losses behind. Brazil accumulated a 22:19 lead ten minutes into the game. But Dominican Republic adjusted defensively and grabbed a 35:33 halftime lead. Brazil erased the deficit as the teams entered the fourth stanza tied at 51. Dominican Republic sank 21 points in the final quarter and escaped with a narrow victory at the end. Jeromy Rodriguez (198-PF-96) provided 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Jhonatan Araujo (201-C-96) had 15 points in the victory. George Alves answered with 25 points and 8 rebounds for Brazil. Lucas De Souza had 13 points in the defeat.

Group B
Mexico - Uruguay 70-89
Uruguay claimed the opening victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They defeated Mexico for 1-2 record in Group B. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) netted 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the charge. Mexico fell at 0-3 record after the defeat. Uruguay set the tone early in the encounter. They accumulated a 26:6 lead after ten minutes. Mexico picked up the tempo in the second quarter. They erupted for 26 points and cut the deficit at 15-point mark at the interval 32:47. Uruguay stiffened defensively in the third term. They held their opponents to just 11 points in the quarter and opened a 23-point lead at the final break. Uruguay never looked back and cruised to the victory in the fourth term. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) had 15 points, while Juan Galletto chipped in 13 points in the win. Alvaro Mendoza (SF-96) answered with 17 points for Mexico. Cesar Molina tossed in 11 points in the defeat.

USA - Argentina 118-64
The USA U18 team earned the third consecutive victory at the FIBA Americas Championship in Colorado Springs. They thrashed Argentina to win Group B. The USA will now take on Dominican Republic in the semifinal. Argentina occupied the second position in the standings and would take on Canada in the playoffs. It was another dominant display from the hosts in this one. The USA earned a 34:11 lead after the opening frame. They unleashed 29 points in the second quarter to secure a 63:26 halftime lead. The home team stayed red hot offensively in the second half. They poured in 55 points after the big break and sealed the victory. Jalen Brunson (188-G-97) netted 16 points, while Tyler Lydon (206-C-96) added 14 points for the winners. Lucio Delfino (198-PF-97) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Argentina. Juan Arengo delivered 12 points in the loss.


Day 2 in Colorado Springs - Jun 22, 2014

Group A
Dominican Republic - Canada 67-79
Canada claimed the second consecutive victory at the start of the U18 FIBA Americas tournament. The North American team outgunned Dominican Republic to stay on top of Group A. Montaque Gill-Caesar topscored with 23 points for Canada. Canada accumulated a 19:16 lead after the opening frame. They stretched the gap in the second quarter. The North American side ensured a 36:27 halftime lead. Dominican Republic cut the distance in the third term. They pulled within 8 points at the final intermission. Canada unloaded 28 points in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) connected for 15 points, while Drew Urquhart added 11 points for Canada. Yerri Flores (188-PG-96) answered with 14 points for Dominican Republic. Andres Feliz and Jhonatan Araujo had 13 points each in the loss.

Brazil - Puerto Rico 75-80
Puerto Rico celebrated the first victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They held off Brazil for 1-1 record in Group A. Brazil slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Brazil snatched a 24:22 lead ten minutes into the game. But Puerto Rico adjusted defensively in the second quarter. They jumped to a 38:36 halftime lead. Puerto Rico stretched the lead in the third term. They established a 62:53 advantage heading into the fourth period. Brazil narrowed the gap in the final stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Victor Jusino (203-C-96) netted 10 points, while Arnaldo Toro had 9 points in the victory. George Alves answered with 15 points for Brazil. Lucas Swiert (202-C-97) and Lucas de Souza had 12 points each in the loss.

Group B
USA - Mexico 100-46
USA U18 National Team gained the second straight victory at the FIBA Americas Championship. They outgunned Mexico in Colorado Springs for 2-0 record on top of Group B. Stanley Johnson (201-SG-96) nailed 18 points to pace the hosts. Mexico fell at 0-2 record after the loss. The USA got to a confident start. They established a 26:9 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts triggered a 30:4 run in the second quarter to secure a 56:13 halftime lead. Mexico improved their offence in the third term. They poured in 23 points and cut the deficit by two points. But the hosts responded with a 23:10 run in the final term to seal the winning outcome. Allonzo Trier (196-F-96) and Justice Winslow (198-SG-96) had 14 points each for the USA. Victor Alvarez Diez responded with 19 points for Mexico. Jose Arenas had 18 points in the loss.

Uruguay - Argentina 55-67
Argentina earned the second consecutive victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They topped Uruguay to stay perfect in Group B. Jose Vildoza (190-PG-96) netted 16 points and collected 12 rebounds in the victory. Argentina built a 22:12 lead after the first frame. They boosted the gap in the second frame. Argentina arrived at halftime up by 16 points 41:25. Uruguay stopped the rot in the third term. They pulled within 10 points at the final break. But Argentina held their opponents to 14 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory. Juan Arengo (189-SG-96) chipped in 13 points, while Lucio Delfino had 10 points for the winners. Juan Galletto (182-PG-97) answered with 14 points for Uruguay. Octavio Medina netted 13 points in the loss.


Day 1 in Colorado Springs - Jun 21, 2014

Group A
Puerto Rico - Dominican Republic 72-74
Dominican Republic got to the winning start of their U18 FIBA Americas tournament campaign. They topped Puerto Rico in the opener in Colorado Springs. Jhery Matos (191-SG-96) netted 15 points in the victory. Dominican Republic claimed an 18:16 lead after the first quarter. Puerto Rico erased the deficit in the second term and jumped to a 36:35 halftime lead. Dominican Republic regained control in the third term. They ensured a 56:50 advantage at the final intermission. Puerto Rico dropped 22 points in the fourth quarter but stopped just short of victory. Yerri Flores (188-PG-96) delivered 13 points, while Oliver Francisco and Jhonatan Araujo had 11 points each for Dominican Republic. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) answered with 19 points for Puerto Rico. Leandro Allende chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Canada - Brazil 101-59
Canada registered the first victory at the U18 FIBA Americas. They stormed past Brazil in the opener. Dillon Brooks (201-F-96) stepped up with 29 points to pace Canada. Canada dominated on the offensive end right from the start. They unleashed 30 points in the first frame to gain a 10-point lead. They boosted the gap in the second frame. Canada registered a 51:32 halftime advantage. The North American team went on a 27:8 run in the third term and never looked back afterwards. Montaque Gill-Caeser (198-SG-96) finished with 20 points, while Christopher Egi had 14 points in the victory. Lucas Siewert responded with 17 points for Brazil. Tulio Henrique had 10 points in the defeat.

Group B
Mexico - Argentina 72-87
Argentina claimed the opening victory at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship. They beat Mexico in Group B. Juan Arengo (189-SG-96) stepped up with 24 points to lead the winners. Mexico and Argentina were knotted up at 18 after the opening frame. Argentina surged ahead in the second quarter. They poured in 27 points to secure a 45:43 halftime lead. Argentina stayed red hot offensively in the third term. They dropped 26 points and raced to an 8-point lead at the final break. Argentina held Mexico to just 9 points in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome. Jose Vildoza (190-PG-96) netted 15 points, while Carlos Buemo had 12 points for Argentina. Osmar Garcia (181-PG-97) and Cesar Molina (178-PG-98) netted 14 points each in the loss.

Uruguay - USA 58-156
The USA U18 coasted past Uruguay counterparts in the opening game of the U18 FIBA Americas Championship for both teams. Ten players of the USA team scored in double digits. Luke Kennard (196-PG-97) delivered 30 points for the hosts. It was a one-way traffic right from the start. The USA jumped to a 44:15 lead after the opening quarter. They unloaded 40 points in the second term to secure an 84:26 halftime lead. The USA eased to the victory afterwards. Justice Winslow (198-SG-96) had 15 points, while Chase Jeter, Myles Turner and Allonzo Trier netted 14 points each for the hosts. Martin Counago (186-PG-97) responded with 13 points for Uruguay. Joaquin Jones had 9 points in the defeat.



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