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    Default 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup (Jul 2-10)

    Group A
    New Zealand
    France
    Serbia
    Canada

    Group B
    Spain
    Dominican Republic
    Japan
    Lithuania

    Group C
    United States
    Mali
    Slovenia
    Lebanon

    Group D
    Australia
    Argentina
    Egypt
    Poland

    US team was named yesterday. Big changes from the U16 team last year as #2 scorer Rob Dillingham (31 points in the final against Argentina) was not at the tryouts, and Jalen Lewis and Bryson Tucker, the #3 and #4 scorers last year, did not make the team.
    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...onal-team.aspx
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    I'll post a preview on Canada later. I think they be pretty good. Despite missing the top NBA prospect for this age grouop, (Efeosa Oliogu) most of the best of rest seem to be playing.

    Some names to wach include:
    Christian Nitu (6'11 PF)
    Jovan Milicevic (6'7 SF/PF)
    Keenan Emmanuel (5'10 PG)
    Ishan Sharma (6'5 SG)
    Jacob Theodosiou (6'3 SG)


    And just to throw some chaos into the mix the worlds tallest teenager, 7'6 (229cm) Olivier Rioux will be playing. He's not that good (but not horrible), and his height alone will cause some problems.

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    I sincerely want to see the Philippines Basketball team return to the Olympic Games after not being able to qualify in many straight years since the 1972 Munich Olympics.
    I'm astonished Brazil isn't present. Dominica is obviously talented not just in baseball, but also in basketball.

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    Some warmup games have been taking place:

    --France, Serbia, and Spain played a tournament in Spain Jun 17-19 and all teams finished 1-1.

    --Poland beat Lithuania 81-68.

    --France swept four games from Poland and Argentina last week, beating Argentina 105-38 in the final game.

    --Serbia beat Egypt 74-47 and 81-34.

    --Spain beat Australia 82-54 last Friday and hammered Lithuania 80-49 today.

    --Tomorrow Spain plays the Dominican Republic and Lithuania faces the US, then Spain and the US play on Wednesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    Some warmup games have been taking place:

    --France, Serbia, and Spain played a tournament in Spain Jun 17-19 and all teams finished 1-1.

    --Poland beat Lithuania 81-68.

    --France swept four games from Poland and Argentina last week, beating Argentina 105-38 in the final game.

    --Serbia beat Egypt 74-47 and 81-34.

    --Spain beat Australia 82-54 last Friday and hammered Lithuania 80-49 today.

    --Tomorrow Spain plays the Dominican Republic and Lithuania faces the US, then Spain and the US play on Wednesday.


    Is that France v Argentian a misprint? 105-38? What? (EDIT: confirmed score)


    Canada reportedly lost to Slovenia 83-73 in Slovenia yesterday. Another game today.


    Lots more info on the exhibition games here (boxscores, commentary)
    https://takingthecharge.substack.com...022-friendlies
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    Spain 83-60 Dominican Republic and US 71-61 Lithuania. US shot poorly but had a comfortable lead throughout most of the game.

    Spain-US game tomorrow should be streamed here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbkIEOhmR78
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    What's a Power ranking going into this?
    I think they top four seem to be
    USA
    France
    Spain
    Serbia

    Probably Canada after that then Poland/Slovenia/Lithuania not too far behaind. Not sure after that. Where do the Aussie's sit?

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    Aussies outside of the top 8 probably, junior program not as good as other countries. No effect on the senior program as yet. all of asia could possibly finish 10-16.

    Only good thing early on is we can get out of the group, probably one of the weakest.
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    I think the US is more vulnerable than in the past due to lack of dominant big men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Quote Originally Posted by reptilia View Post
    Aussies outside of the top 8 probably, junior program not as good as other countries. No effect on the senior program as yet. all of asia could possibly finish 10-16.

    Only good thing early on is we can get out of the group, probably one of the weakest.

    Everyone gets out of the group stage. It is all about seeding 1 through 4 and hoping you avoid the USA, Spain and France in the first round.

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    US edged Spain 73-69. Neither team executed well in the final minutes but the US was able to make some extra hustle plays.

    Despite the personnel changes, from what I saw the US team was similar to last year's U16 in terms of struggling to impose their preferred 100 mph style of play on a decent opponent while being very ordinary in their halfcourt offense. After massacring the competition in 2016 and 2018 I think they can be challenged this year. Still the favorites though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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    From the FIBA website:




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    If anyone wants a deep dive into the Canadian team:

    https://forums.realgm.com/boards/vie...f=32&t=2208544




    What are you confused about Hepcat? The high rank of the Aussie's relative to the previous comment? Or Lithuania's low rank?
    Not much else seems too out of line....

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    Game of the day was Lithuania rallying from 13 points behind to beat Spain. Shows how much friendly results mean.

    US starting five overwhelmed Lebanon--at one point Ronald Holland was +45 in 12 minutes of playing time--the bench struggled for a while but held a dunkfest in the fourth quarter. One of the developing questions is whether they will get three point shooting from anyone other than Castillo.

    Canada was dominant against New Zealand. NZ didn’t bring Dontae Russo-Nance, who is already averaging double figures in the NZNBL.

    4-0 for the Americas teams today, not expecting that to hold up.
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    when i see basketball any kind ranking where Japan is higher than Lithuania i cant take those people who making such type ranking seriuosly.

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    After a slow start the US put together a 34-5 run (from 20-21 to 54-26) and blew away Slovenia 88-55. Probably the best 10 minutes they have played over the last two years. Slovenian star Vide was held to 6-26 from the field with 7 turnovers.

    Otherwise a rough day for the Americas teams. Canada crushed by France.
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    Lithuania looked gassed tonight, but still beat NZ 61:48. Moves forward to 4finals. Hate and love relationships regarding main PG Kepezinskas Dude's always at Tragic Bronson alert. 7TOs, but 4 steals 11eff. LTU has use their day off smartly and to come back with better motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Hate and love relationships regarding main PG Kepezinskas
    That's my natural state against any of our PG unless his name is Šarūnas.
    Girdėjau gandą - ateina lietūs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miškinis View Post
    That's my natural state against any of our PG unless his name is Šarūnas.
    Vasiliauskas fan I assume Seriously, Jokubaitis didn't turn the ball over in EL all season long basically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Vasiliauskas fan I assume Seriously, Jokubaitis didn't turn the ball over in EL all season long basically.
    There was time when I actually supported him big time. If only he could work on his body, I think, he could have had a way better career. Yet, just like many players (e.g., Lukošiūnas) he failed to realise the importance of the physicality in this game.
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