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Thread: 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship

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    Just watched Canada winning over a competitive Paraguay that stayed close in the game especially in 2nd half. Undersized South Americans were able to score both from the outside and under the basket with good percentages. Result was never in danger for Canada but couldn't pull away. Fine show of tiny Shemar Rathan-Mayes, despite several turnovers, and good shooting of Luka Sakota.
    DOM-PUR and PAR-ARG to decide the other semifinalists today.

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    Andre Curbelo led Puerto Rico to sf after an entertaining game won over Dominican Republic. DOM rallied in the final minutes to close the gap to -1, but lost top scorer David Jones (34 pts) to fouls and PUR cruised to victory, 94-88. Curbelo was high for his team with 26 and Harry Sosa had some fine scoring from offensive rebounds. Jones has great moves and good hands but sometimes looks inconsistent.

    Nine US players scored in double digits in a showdown vs Mexico, 127-52. Amazing first half of US team leading the way 70-20 and hitting 66% from the field.

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    Paraguay collapsed late after leading Argentina 42-34 in the third quarter. Fifth place team will get the last WC spot.

    Haven't seen anyone look capable of giving the US a game yet, but no guarantees with Under-16s.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
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    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    It will be two Centroamerican teams to battle for the 5th place, as Dominican Republic pushed away a Venezuela comeback in the final minutes and Mexico upset Paraguay leading for most of the game.

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    US up 71-21 at halftime against Argentina. Argies have 22 turnovers and one of their players already fouled out. It's just not fair

    Hate to say it, but whatever Argentina had in their developmental system in the 90's and early 00's...it's gone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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    Dominican Republic earns Americas last spot for WC after easily beating weak Mexico 71-51. Jones closed with 22 pts and 10 reb.

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    US beats Canada 111-60 in the final. Vernon Carey Jr. who shot .757 from the field was named MVP.

    All the US U16 teams have been pretty dominant, but this may have been the best in terms of "killer instinct"...once they opened up a lead it went from 10 to 20 to 30 very quickly.

    OTOH, they were the worst US team ever at alley-oops, successfully executing about 3 of 62 attempts for the tournament.
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    Well I suppose the Silver is still pretty good. The U.S. has such a deep talent pool. I just wish Canada could have kept the score respectable in the final.


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    US team just completed a nearly perfect tournament showing so many talents (eight players averaging 9.0+ ppg) and looking one of the most effective ever fielded with a FG % record of .569. Besides MVP Carey, 2021-class Zion Harmon was a starter (and captain) in every game and finished with an excellent 3-pt performance. Don Showalter U16/17 record is now 55-0.

    Canada couldn't do more when considering that a couple of its best prospects were missing.

    Bad news for South American bball, with Argentina missing the bronze and lonely representive at the 2017 WC.

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