Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Team USA defeats U.S. Virgin Islands 107-63 at FIBA Americas U18

Texas freshman Jarrett Allen posts seven points,
team-high 10 rebounds and four assists in Wednesday’s win.
Photo courtesy of USA Basketball
From University of Texas at Austin Athletic Communications Department Press Release

VALDIVIA, CHILE (July 20, 2016) University of Texas freshman Jarrett Allen posted seven points, a team-high 10 rebounds and four assists to help Team USA (2-0) to a 107-63 victory against the U.S. Virgin Islands (0-2) in preliminary round play at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Wednesday afternoon. Allen, who started the game, added one block and one steal in 20 minutes.

UT freshman James Banks recorded one point, five rebounds and one blocked shot in 13 minutes. Texas coach Shaka Smart is serving as head coach for the USA team.

The Americans conclude preliminary round Group B play against host Chile on Thursday, July 21 at 7:15 p.m. Central.

The top two teams from each preliminary round group will advance to the semifinals on Friday, July 22. On Saturday, July 23, the semifinal winners will meet in the gold medal game, and the semifinal losers will play in the bronze medal game.

In addition to pursuing a gold medal, the top four finishing teams will earn a qualifying berth in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship. All games during the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men will be streamed live on FIBA’s youTube channel:

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