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Draw And Game Schedule For 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship - Apr 4, 2006


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The draw for the 2006 FIBA Americas Men’s U18 Championship for Men that will be held June 28-July 2 in San Antonio, Texas, was announced Tuesday, and the host nation United States has been drawn into Group A with Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay, while Group B will consist of Argentina, Bahamas, Canada and Puerto Rico.

2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship For Men
Site: San Antonio, Texas
Venue: Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University
Dates: June 28-July 2, 2006
Nations Qualified: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, United States and Uruguay.

Ticket Information: For tickets or information about corporate ticket packages, call 210‑820‑2100, or go online to www.SanAntonioSports.org.

Group A: Brazil, Dominican Republic, United States, Uruguay
Group B: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Puerto Rico

Game Schedule: June 28-30 Preliminary Round games; July 1 Semifinals, July 2 Finals.
In addition to announcing the draw, the game schedule, including the specific match ups and game times for the first three days of preliminary round games was released.
Group A preliminary round game action opens June 28 with host United States playing Uruguay
(7 p.m. local time, all times listed are San Antonio local times), while Brazil and the Dominican Republic will meet (5 p.m.). The first day of Group B play features defending champion Puerto Rico facing Canada (3 p.m.), while Argentina taking on the Bahamas (1 p.m.).
Tickets are now on sale for the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship For Men. All‑session, single day, general admission passes for the preliminary rounds games on June 28‑30 and the semifinal games on July 1 are just $5 each, and reserved seating passes are available for $10. All tickets for the July 2 finals will be $10. For tickets or information about corporate ticket packages, call 210‑820‑2100, or go online to www.SanAntonioSports.org.
The U18 tournament format calls for the eight teams to be divided into two preliminary round groups consisting of four teams each. Preliminary round play will be held June 28, 29 and 30, and 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 Saturday, July 1, medal round semifinals and play for 1st‑4th places. Teams placing third and fourth in each preliminary round group will advance to the consolation semifinals and play for 5th‑8th places. The FIBA Americas U18 Championship For Men Finals will be held Sunday, July 2. The gold medal contest is slated for 5 p.m, with the bronze medal game scheduled for 3 p.m. Also, the 5th/6th place game will be played at 1 p.m., and the 7th/8th place games will be conducted at 11 a.m.
USA Basketball and the San Antonio Sports Foundation announced on March 1 that they were joining forces to host the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men. The zone tournament, which will qualify four teams for the 2007 FIBA U18 World Championship (July 7-22, 2007, in Malaysia), is being held at Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Only athletes born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, are eligible for the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

FIBA Americas Men’s U18 Championship
Originally known as the FIBA Americas Junior World Championship Qualifier, the tournament has been held every four years since 1990. USA men’s teams boast of a sensational 25-1 overall record in the U18/junior qualifiers and have won gold in 1990, 1994 and 1998, while capturing bronze most recently in 2002.
Prior sites of the FIBA Americas U18 Championships for Men include Isle del Margarita, Venezuela in 2002; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic i  



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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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