Whitney Young High School hosted some of the top young talent from around the world. USA, Pan Africa, Canada, and China were represented to compete with each other in front of many college basketball coaches. This tournament was unique as they play under FIBA rules, including an extended three point line. It came down to a championship game between USA West and USA South, who finished the last two minutes with only four players. Here are some of the players who stood out and a breakdown of their performances. Let’s start with the champions:
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