Archive - Apr 2010
Here is a recap of the top 10 prospects from the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, broken into a First and Second Team.
Ryan Thompson (24.0 pts, 6.0 rebs, 3.3 ast, 9-14 3PT)
This year’s edition of the AST, an event that takes place every two years, was rather disappointing. The two top teams of the Euro Championships U16 Lithuania and Czech were not even invited. Third place Turkey was without superstar Enes Kanter. The fourth place France was missing their star guard Westermann. Perennial powerhouse Serbia was snubbed due to political reasons by the German committee for a second straight time.
On Saturday, April 10th, Team USA Select (under 18) beat the World Team 101-97 in Portland, OR. Down by 7 points, Duke bound point guard Kyrie Irving made a key steal and basket to help ignite a comeback late in the game. He finished the game with 15 points (5-10 fg) 5 assists and 0 turnovers. On Thursday before the game, I was able to sit down with Kyrie to ask him about the Hoop Summit experience among other questions.