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USA clinch title in Colorado Springs - Jun 25, 2014

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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.   

Fultz All-FIBA Americas U18 Awards 2016 - 9 months ago All-FIBA Americas U18 1st Team 2016
Markelle Fultz
Mitchell Porter
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
O'Shae Brissett
Christian Negron
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USA celebrate title in Valdivia - 9 months ago
FINAL USA - Canada 99-84 The USA repeated as FIBA Americas champions. They overcame their North American rivals Canada in the title game in Valdivia. Markelle Fultz (195-SG-98) stepped up with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the champions. The USA eked out a narrow 48:44 halftime lead. They used a 27:19 run in the third term to boost the lead. The USA sank 24 points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Paul Washington (208-C) provided 19 points for the winners. Nickeil...   [read more]

USA and Canada enter Final in Valdivia - 9 months ago
SEMIFINALS USA - Brazil 88-48 The USA advanced into the tournament's championship game. The defending champions eased past Brazil in the semis. Mitchell Porter (203-G-98) finished with 17 points to lead the charge. The USA built a 40:26 halftime lead. They erupted for 33 points in the third term to clear off to a 35-point distance at the final intermission. Jarrett Allen (200-F-98) netted 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the USA. Yago Dos Santos (178-PG-99) and Arthur Pimenta (198-F...   [read more]

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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
  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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