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FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Semifinals - Jul 18, 2008

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Argentina U18 - Puerto Rico U18 83:68
Argentinean U18 National Team posted their 4th straight win at the FIBA Americas Championship. Yesterday they routed Puerto Rico in the semifinal and advanced to the title decider. Argentina will face the United States in the championship game tonight. Puerto Rico will take on Canada in the consolation final. Matias Nocedal (192-G-90, agency: Interperformances) paced the hosts in the first half as Argentina easily cleared off to a comfortable distance. They outgunned their opponents 20:11 in the first stanza and maintained the gap in the second frame. Puerto Rico found themselves trailing by 12 points at the interval. However the Caribbean team cut the deficit to 7 points in the third stanza. Isaac Sosa (188-G-90) and Carlos Lopez (208-F-90) kept Puerto Rican team in the race. Argentina remained at the coolest late in the quarter and regained an 11-point buffer heading into the final term. The home team went on a 9:3 run early in the final quarter and established an unassailable 17-point advantage. Matias Nocedal finished the game with 20 points for Argentina. Juan Fernandez secured 14 points, while Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) had 12 in a win. Isaac Sosa and Carlos Lopez answered with 15 points apiece for Puerto Rico. Steven Miro nailed 12 points in defeat.

Argentina U18: Matias Nocedal 20, Juan Emilio Fernandez 14, Luciano Gonzalez 12
Puerto Rico U18: Isaac Sosa 15, Carlos Lopez 15

USA U18 - Canada U18 82:66
The United States Junior National Team won their 4th straight game at the FIBA Americas Championship in Formosa and advanced to the title clash. Yesterday they toppled Canadian counterparts in the semifinal. JayMychal Green (205-F/C-90) tallied 16 points and 10 boards, while Ryan Kelly (207-F-91) had 12 points and 10 rebounds to pace the United States to yet another impressive success at the event. Kemba Walker (183-G-90) contributed 13 points in a win. If the USA team captures the title it would be their fifth success in the last six edition of the tournament. They face Argentina in the main game today. The USA led right from the start and finished the first frame up 26:16 courtesy of an 8:0 run late in the period. The States extended the margin to 14 points midway through the second quarter. They secured the distance at halftime. Canada failed to close the gap in the third frame and the United States ran away to a comfortable 15-point distance after three quarters of action.  

Draw Results in for FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 - 1 month ago
The draw ceremony for the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 took place on Tuesday evening in the Regional Offices of FIBA Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The results of the draw are as follows: Group A: Dominican Republic, Panama, Puerto Rico, USA Group B: Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Canada The FIBA U18 Americas Championship will be played June 10-16 in St. Catharines, Canada, and will qualify the top-four teams to the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019. Courtesy of: basketball.c   [read more]
St. Catharines, Canada to host the FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2018 - 1 Year ago
The FIBA U18 Americas Championship participating teams will be confirmed with the conclusion of the 2017 Centrobasket and South American U17 qualifying tournaments. USA and Canada have already qualified to the tournament as North American representatives. 'The FIBA U18 Americas Championship is one of the most exciting basketball events in our region as it puts a spotlight on the future stars of our sport and serves as an important international platform in their development process   [read more]

Fultz All-FIBA Americas U18 Awards 2016 - 2 Years ago All-FIBA Americas U18 1st Team 2016
Markelle Fultz
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Nickeil Alexander-Walker
O'Shae Brissett
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FIBA Americas U18: USA defend title in Valdivia (
FIBA Americas U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Dominican R. 0-0 
 2. Panama 0-0 
 3. P.Rico 0-0 
 4. USA 0-0 
Group B
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Canada 0-0 
 3. Chile 0-0 
 4. Ecuador 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Alexander-W., CAN17.4 
 2. Brissett, CAN16.4 
 3. Porter, USA15.8 
 4. Figueroa, DOM14.6 
 5. Arroyo, CHI14.4 
 6. Wigginton, CAN14.0 
 7. Fultz, USA13.8 
 8. Aguirre, CHI13.6 
 9. Negron, PUR13.4 
 10. Jackson, PUR12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christian NEGRON
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Negron, PUR13.6 
 2. Simmons, ISV11.6 
 3. Uchendu, BRA9.2 
 4. Allen, USA9.0 
 5. Pereira, BRA8.6 
 6. Brissett, CAN7.8 
 7. Claxton, ISV7.2 
 8. Familia, DOM6.8 
 9. Haase, CHI6.8 
 10. Bamba, USA6.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Gilgeous-A., CAN5.4 
 2. Fultz, USA5.2 
 3. Corvalan, ARG5.0 
 4. Aguirre, CHI5.0 
 5. Coleman, USA4.4 
 6. Ruivo, BRA4.0 
 7. Wigginton, CAN3.4 
 8. Young, USA3.2 
 9. Stevens, ISV3.2 
 10. Haase, CHI2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Markelle FULTZ
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Fultz, USA3.2 
 2. Gilgeous-A., CAN3.0 
 3. Brissett, CAN2.4 
 4. Corvalan, ARG2.4 
 5. Aguirre, CHI2.4 
 6. Alexander-W., CAN2.4 
 7. Lema, ARG2.0 
 8. Washington, USA1.8 
 9. Arroyo, CHI1.8 
 10. Porter, USA1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicolas CLAXTON
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Claxton, ISV3.6 
 2. Negron, PUR2.4 
 3. Banks, USA1.8 
 4. Pereira, BRA1.6 
 5. Waldron, DOM1.6 
 6. Familia, DOM1.5 
 7. Bamba, USA1.2 
 8. Lorca-Lloyd, USA1.2 
 9. Thompson, PUR1.2 
 10. Allen, USA1.0 
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