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2010 adidas Nations: Day 3

Sun, 08/08/2010 - 10:21pm

Morning

Team USA 2011 82 Team Asia 44

The younger Team USA built a 19 point (43-24) halftime lead and cruised to victory.

Cody Zeller had his best game of the week leading all scorers with 22 points. His skill and experience playing in the post allowed him to take advantage of Asia's thin frontcourt players.

Ryan Boatright had 13 and 3 assists.

Quincy Miller had just 2 points as it became apparent very quickly that he could rest this game and save his energy for the night cap and final on Monday. Miller had just 2 points sitting out the entire 3rd quarter.

Wayne Blacksheer had 13 while LeBryan Nash had 8 and joked afterwards that the USA had not been very "sportsmanlike" in their dismantling of Asia.

Team Africa beat Team Europe insuring a game on TV on Monday. Unfortunately we missed the score and totals for this one.

Team USA 2012 76 Team Latin America 66

The younger USA squad built a solid lead early and were able to hold off a strong Latin American Team for the 10 point win.

Jordan Burger led the Latin team with 11 pts, 5 reb and 3 ast. He's had a solid week though hasn't been able to stand out. Felicio had 10 pts. Hanner Perea had 4 pts and 5 rebs. Steven Adams had 14 pts and 4 rebounds.

Jordan Adams had 15 pts, 4 rebs and 2 ast with his aggressive scoring mentality. He's a little undersized but has a thick frame. Isaiah Austin showed off his shooting ability knocking down some mid range shots en route to 12 pts and 2 rebs. Shabazz Muhammad continues to prove himself as one of the top players regardless of class on the high school level. He finished with 9 pts. Wannah Bail had 8 pts and 4 rebs. Alex Murphy sat out with a knee injury.

Evening

Team Europe 70 Team Asia 42

In the losers bracket in a game of teams that were out of the final day running, Europe topped Asia handily. 16 year old 7-foot-4 center center Samuel Deguera saved his best performance for last with 20 points and 11 rebs. Pavlov Ivanov had 15 pts, 3 rebs and 3 ast.

7-foot Chinese center Ge Zhaobao led the team with 11 pts and 4 rebs.

Team 2012 USA 64 Team Africa 61

In what turned out to be one of the most exciting games of the entire event, team Africa put a score in Team 2012 USA who apparently had an emotional letdown after two big wins in the last 24 hours and appeared fatigued. Making things even more exciting, the winner of this game would advance to the Championship game.

Team Africa's Bryan Pamba, a 6'2 PG out of France who is flying under the radar, was sensational, nearly leading the upset with 19 pts, 4 rebs and 3 ast. He made a lot of great plays in this one and nearly helped Africa beat the undefeated Team USA 2012. Pamba knocked down a 3 pointer at the end of the first half to extend their lead to 38-30 going into the break.

The 2012 guys had built a 24-15 lead only to go ice cold and see Africa go on a 20-4 run. Africa's length and shot blockers made things extremely difficult for the USA's team to score and juniors bigs Isaiah Austin and DaJuan Coleman both struggled. Coleman finished with 6 pts and 13 boards. Austin hit a nice 10 foot jumper finishing with 11 pts but looked overmatched inside. One scout mentioned an American center like Austin getting "roughed up" by African bigs is not a good sign. It's obvious Austin has a long ways to go strength wise and doesn't appear to have developed much in that area in the past year, which isn't a good sign.

Shabazz Muhammad had 10 pt hitting one runner and continuing to impress. His game is very mature for a rising junior.

Kevin Ferrell had 2 pts, 5 rebs and 5 ast. But his lack of great numbers didn't stop the adulation from NBA scouts who continue to speak highly of the 5'10 playmaker.

For Team Africa coach Babacar Sy, this was a momentous game as the African squad showed it's ability to compete with the best of all the teams at the event. Their strong point guards Bryan Pamba and Abdoulaye Harouna are both able to handle the ball and the pressure from American guards which was what separated this team from past African teams in this event.

Team USA 2011 103 Team Latin America 84

Quincy MillerQuincy MillerThe USA squad built a 49-36 halftime lead and was able to build on it for the solid victory over a very strong Latin American team. Quincy Miller led all scorers with 21 pts and 9 boards 1 ast. He utilizes the finger roll efficiently and often and his ball handling is obscene for a player his age and his size. He sometimes dribbles into double teams but for the most part has a great feel and understanding of when and how to use the dribble. He did his thing knocking down outside shots and getting to the rim nearly at will. He also looked good handling the ball on the break.

LeBryan Nash had a solid performance although some scouts are down on his demeanor wondering if he is tough enough mentally and questioning why with such a mature body, he doesn't seek contact more often. He had 17 pts, 7 rebs and 2 ast knocking down a sweet 12 foot baseline jumper.

Left hander Xavier Johnson knocked down a three pointer and shows a smooth release.

Rodney Purvis who's generally considered a top 3-5 sophomore in the country has been relatively quiet. The 6'4 combo guard is very mature physically and shows a lot of potentially but scouts noticed a play in which he taunted an opponent on Latin America pretending to throw the ball in his face on an in bound play, and quickly turned on him calling him a head case. Probably just immaturity but definitely something for him to learn from and not repeat.

Wayne Blacksheer had 10 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast continuing to show an array of skills knocking down a 3 pointer.

Ultra athletic Ryan Boatwright had 13 pts, 5 rebs and 8 ast showing better decision making in this one.

Hanner Perea has been up and down and scouts feel he has a long ways to go, but he;s got enormous upside with such physical gifts and athleticism. The native of Colombia who's currently a top 20 high school junior finished with 19 pts, 8 reb and 1 ast and had one tip dunk follow of his own miss which displayed elite level second leaping ability.

Cesar Guerrero continues to be a scout favorite. He plays with a lot of flair and has an excellent grasp of the game. Despite lacking ideal size at 6 feet, he has made an impression with his leadership, quickness and ability to handle the PG position. He finished with 14 pts, 8 reb and 4 ast.

*Make sure to look for USA 2011 vs USA 2012 and Latin America vs. Team Africa Monday evening on CBS Sports Network.

College Scrimmages

The Morris twins Marcus Morris and Markief Morris put on a show in the final day of college scrimmages. Their versatility was on full display with both players making numerous impressive plays. Markief had 15 pts and 7 boards while Marcus was knocking down 20 footers as well as dominating around the rim.

Perry Jones had his most impressive day finishing with a day high 19 pts and 6 rebs. He had a number of jaw dropping dunks that had fans jumping out of their seats. He hit an outside shot and showed some decent ball handling as well.

The Plumlee brothers were extremely impressive once again as well. Miles Plumlee has tremendous athleticism for a 6-10 forward and converted on a number of jaw dropping dunks. Mason Plumlee showed more diversity to his game knocking down a 3 pointer as well as some above the rim finishes.

Tyler Honeycutt made it 3 for 3 with another strong effort. Today he showed his passing ability finishing with 10 assists to go along with his 9 points and 5 rebounds.

Khris Middleton displayed his outside shot knocking down two 3 pointers finishing with 6.

Thomas Robinson had one of the most productive lines with 17 pts and 12 rebounds. His upper body has really filled out and he is a beast around the rim. His lack of size however is an obstacle he'll need to overcome.

Alec Burks ran the point and scouts mentioned that they feel he has the potential to play the position at the next level, if nothing else as a combo guard. He finished with another impressive performance and 14 points.

Josh Selby has a big personality and as usual made some standout plays, but once again struggled with some aspects. There's no question he's got a lot of talent, but he may be 2 years away from truly being an NBA ready contributor. Scouts seem to be torn on his readiness and potential.

JuJuan Johnson and his new and improved body ran the floor well converting on a few dunks finishing with 11 pts.

Scotty Hopson had a solid all around performance but scouts remain skeptical on him. The term "tease" is commonly used to describe him. He had a good showing with 10 pts on his b-day, but still has a lot to prove to scouts.

Ibrahima Thomas had 5 pts and 6 boards showing a willingness to battle. He's an extremely versatile bigman with both ball handling and outside shooting ability and his post game appears to be improving.

Jared Sullinger did not play.

NCAA Players:

Maalik Wayns 6'1 Villanova So.
Nolan Smith 6'3 Duke Sr.
Josh Selby 6'3 Kansas Fr.
Iman Shumpert 6'5 Georgia Tech Jr.
Damian Lillard 6'2 Weber State Jr.
Terrell Holloway 6'0 Xavier Jr.
Malcolm Lee 6'5 UCLA Jr.
Shelvin Mack 6'3 Butler Jr.
Xavier Silas Northern Illinois Jr.
Alec Burks 6'6 Colorado So.
Tyshawn Taylor 6'3 Kansas Jr.
Christian Watford 6'6 Indiana So.
Tyler Honeycutt 6'7 UCLA So.
Chris Singleton 6'9 Florida St. So.
Justin Holliday 6'7 Washington Jr.
Scottie Hopson 6'7 Tennessee Jr.
Quincy Acy 6'7 Baylor Jr.
Khris Middleton 6-6 Texas A&M So.
Mason Plumlee 6'10 Duke So.
JaJuan Johnson 6'9 Purdue Sr.
Marcus Morris 6'9 Kansas Jr.
Perry Jones 6'10 Baylor Fr.
Jared Sullinger 6'9 Ohio St. Fr.
Markief Morris 6'9 Kansas Jr.
Miles Plumlee 6'10 Duke Jr.
Brian Williams 6'9 Tennessee Sr.
Ibrahima Thomas 6'11 Cincinnati Sr.
Thomas Robinson 6'8 Kansas So.
Aaric Murray 6'9 LaSalle So.
Renardo Sidney 6'10 Mississippi Fr.

USA 2011

00 Quincy Miller 6’9” SF Quality Education Academy Winston - Salem, NC
2 LeBryan Nash 6’7” SF Lincoln Dallas, TX
3 Kevin Ware* 6’4” SG Rockdale Conyers, GA
4 Quinn Cook 6’1” PG Dematha Bowie, MD
8 Deuce Bello 6'3" SG Westchester Academy High Point, NC
11 Nick Johnson 6’3” SG Findlay Prep Gilbert, AZ
12 Jahii Carson 5'10' PG Mesa Gilbert, AZ
22 Ryan Boatright 5'10' PG East Aurora Aurora, IL
30 Adonis Thomas 6'6' SF Melrose Cordova, TN
40 Cody Zeller 6’9” PF Washington Washington, IN
42 Damien Leonard 6’4” SG JL Mann Greenville, SC
50 Marshall Plumlee 6’11” C Christ School Winona Lake, IN
52 Micheal Chandler 6'10" C Lawrence Noth Indianapolis , IN

*Will not participate

USA 2012

5 Kyle Anderson 6'8" SF Paterson Catholic Fairview, NJ
7 Kevin Ferrell 5’10" PG Park Tudor Indianapolis, IN
13 Jordan Adams 6’4” SG Central Gwinnett Lawrenceville, GA
15 Shabazz Muhammad 6’5” SG Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
20 Winston Shepard 6’8” SF Findlay Prep Fresno, TX
23 Jordan Price 6’5” SG McCallie School Conyers, GA
24 Xavier Johnson 6’6” SG Chaparral Murrieta, CA
25 Amile Jefferson 6’7” SF Friends Central Philadelphia, PA
33 Isaiah Austin 7’0” C Grace Prep Burleson, TX
34 Jordan Tebbutt 6’5” SG Horizon Christian Tualatin, OR
35 Alex Murphy 6’8” PF St. Mark’s School Wakefield, RI
41 Wannah Bail 6’9” PF Trent International Sugarland, TX
43 Jarnell Stokes 6’8” PF Central High School Memphis, TN
44 [Player: D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera] 6’4” SG North Central Indianapolis, IN

Team Africa

1 Abdoulaye Harouna 6'4” W Niger
2 Alioune Badara Diagne 6'8” PF Senegal
3 Bakary Konate 6'10” C Mali
4 Bryan Pamba 6'2” PG Ivory Coast
5 Issa Soumare 5'8” PG Mali
6 Moussa Doucara 6'9” C Mali
7 Tridon Makonda 6'6” C RD Congo
8 Vafessa Fofana 6'6” W Ivory Coast
9 Peter Jurkin 6'11” PF Sudan
10 Obij Aget 7'0” C Sudan
11 Dame Ndiaye 6’6” W Senegal
12 Cheirre Ajou 7'2 C Sudan

Team Asia

1 Yang Jinmeng 6'2" PG China
2 Li Qingxiang 6'2" PG China
3 Zhou Qi 7'0" C China
4 Ge Zhaobao 7'0" C China
5 Xing Zhiqiang 6'6" WF China
6 Heng Yifeng 6'4" WF China
7 Wei Zhengxian 6'5 SG China
8 Si Yuheng 6'4" SG China
9 Hu Yihan 6'2" SG China
10 Liu Zhixuan 6'4" WF China
11 Steven Adams 6'10" F New Zealand
12 Lee Chi-Wei 6'3" SG Taiwan

Team Latin America

1 **D'Vantes Rivers- Smith SG 6'4” USA
2 Hanner Perea WF 6'7” Colombia
3 Cesar Guerreo PG 6'2” USA
4 Leonardo Meindl SG 6'4” Brasil
5 Gerson do Espirto Santo F 6'9” Brasil
6 Cristiano Silva Felicio C 6'10” Brasil
7 Jordan Burger WF 6'7” Brasil
8 Luis Carlos Trevino Siller PG 5'9” Mexico
9 Jose Luis Aguilera Alonso C 6'4” Mexico
10 Davi Rossetto de Oliveira PG 5'10” Brazil

Team Europe (Italy)

1 Marco Maganza F 6'9" Italy
2 Lorenzo Molinaro F 6'8" Italy
3 Roberto Marulli PG 5'11" Italy
4 Raphael Gaspardo WF 6'7" Italy
5 Pavlin Ivanov SG 6'4' Italy
6 Armin Mazic SG 6'3" Italy
7 Andres Quarisa C 6'9" Italy
8 Ludovico De Paoli WF 6'5" Italy
9 Samuel Deguara C 7'1" Italy
10 Paolo Zanatta C 6'9" Italy
11 Alessandro Zanrlli PG 6'1" Italy
12 Nicola Boaro PG 6'2" Italy

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