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Preliminary Round Groups For 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship For Men Announced - Apr 1, 2010


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The draw for the 2010 FIBA Americas Mens U18 Championship for Men that will be held June 26-30 at St. Marys University in San Antonio, Texas, was conducted today during a press conference in San Antonio and the host nation United States was drawn into Group B with Argentina, Mexico and the Virgin Islands; while Group A will consist of Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

The U18 tournament format features the eight teams divided into two preliminary round groups consisting of four teams each. Preliminary round play will be held June 26, 27 and 28, each team will play the other three teams in its preliminary group. The top two finishing teams in each preliminary round group will then advance to the June 29 medal round semifinals and play for 1st-4th places. Teams placing third and fourth in each preliminary round group will advance to the June 29 consolation semifinals and play for 5th-8th places. The FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men finals will be held Wednesday, June 30.

USA Basketball and the San Antonio Sports announced on Jan. 26, 2010, that they were joining forces to host the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men. The zone tournament, which will qualify four teams for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, is being held at the Bill Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Marys University in San Antonio, Texas. Only athletes born on or after Jan. 1, 1992, are eligible for the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Some of the top players who have represented the United States in the past U18 tournaments include Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1994); Carmelo Anthony (2002); Michael Beasley (2006); Chris Bosh (2002); Dee Brown (2002); Nick Collison (1998); Jonny Flynn (2006); Spencer Hawes (2006); Grant Hill (1990); Allan Houston (1990); Andre Iguodala (2002); Stephon Marbury (1994); Mike Miller (1998); Quentin Richardson (1998); Kyle Singler (2006); Kemba Walker (2008) and Deron Williams (2002).

Notable members of other national teams who have competed in the U18 Championship include Leandro Barbosa (Brazil) 1994; Jose Barea (Puerto Rico) 2002; Gregory Echenique (Venezuela) 2008; Juan Fernandez (Argentina) 2008; Todd MacCulloch (Canada) 1994; Jamal Magloire (Canada) 1994; Peter Ramos (Puerto Rico) 2002; Luis Scola (Argentina) 1998; Tiago Splitter (Brazil) 2002; and Jesse Young (Canada) 1998.

Preliminary Round schedule:

Saturday, June 26:
13:00 Canada vs. Uruguay
15:00 Brasil vs. Puerto Rico
17:00 Argentina vs. Mexico
19:00 USA vs. US Virgin Islands

Sunday, June 27:
13:00 Puerto Rico vs. Canada
15:00 Uruguay vs. Brasil
17:00 US Virgin Islands vs. Argentina
19:00 USA vs. Mexico

Monday, June 28:
13:00 Canada vs. Brasil
15:00 Puerto Rico vs. Uruguay
17:00 Mexico vs. US Virgin Islands
19:00 Argentina vs. USA
Source: Fibaamericas   



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FIBA Americas U18 Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Canada
 3. Brazil
 4. P.Rico
 5. Argentina
 6. Chile
 7. US Virg.Isl
 8. Dominican R.
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nickeil ALEXANDER-WALKER
  CAN
  (195-G-98)
  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
  PUR
  (200-F/C-98)
  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
 Shaivonte GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER
  (193-F/G-98)
  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
  (195-SG-98)
  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
  (201-G/F-99)
  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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