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Posted On: 06/15/18 10:43 AM
The United States 18U team has played four games in Canada in the FIBA Americas championships and is so far 4-0 heading into the semi-finals tonight. Who has stood out? We look at the numbers that have caught our eye.
Representing Minnesota, Matthew Hurt. Hurt is leading the team in shot blocking at 1.5 a game plus is scoring 12.8 points with 5.3 rebounds a game. Hurt is shooting 61 percent from the floor in these games and has made 10 of his 14 three point attempts. He also has the second best efficient score.
Representing Michigan, Rocket Watts. Watts has the highest shooting percentage of any guard on the team making 61.5 percent of his attempts for his near 10 points a game. Watts has made nearly 46 percent of his threes.
Representing North Carolina, Coby White. Coby is among the scoring leaders putting up 14 points a game on ten shots a night. White has made 49 percent of her field goals and half of his three point attempts.
Representing South Carolina, Josiah James. James has shot the ball well from the arc (42 percent) and is one of the top rebounders (5.3 a game) but has struggled to finish around the basket.
Representing Illinois, Ayo Dosunmu. One of the top defenders and the leader on the team in assists, Ayo is also scoring nine a game on only six shots a contest. Scored on 58 percent of his attempts although Ayo hasn’t made one of his threes yet.
Representing Kansas, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. Jeremiah is one of the six double figure scorers on the team (10 a game) and he’s by far the most dominant rebounder at 9.3 a contest (nobody else is even close). Living at the foul line and has made 86 percent missing just two plus making 56 percent of his six shots a game (gets fouled a lot).
Representing Indiana, Trayce Jackson-Davis. The 6-foot-8 power forward is scoring his ten points a game making 18 of his 19 field goal attempts overall in the four games. Add in 4.8 rebounds in 13 minutes a game and Trayce is getting his money’s worth in a short amount of time.
Representing Oregon, Kemaka Hepa. The future Texas Longhorn is rebounding well in his dozen minutes a game grabbing 6.3 a contest. A rebound every two minutes is impressive, and now Hepa hopes to shoot better as he has had trouble finishing.
Representing Virginia, Armando Bacot. Putting up 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds a game in the paint shooting 58 percent from the field and 86 percent from the foul line in 14 minutes a contest.