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RJ Barrett leads World Team over Team USA, 89-76

 

RJ Barrett scores game-high 20 points for World Team

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PORTLAND -  A dominating performance by the World Team in the fourth quarter overshadowed a great game by Oregon-bound center Bol Bol for Team USA, as the World Team won for the 7th time ever in the 21st Nike Hoop Summit at the Moda Center, 89-76.

 

Consensus No. 1-ranked recruit R.J. Barrett, left, showed he was the best player in the building, leading the World Team with a game-high 20 points, to go along with 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Class of 2019 Charles Bassey (13 points, 16 rebounds) and Wake Forest-bound Jaylen Hoard (11 points, 15 rebounds) got easy baskets and controlled the boards for the World Team.  

 

 

 

 

 

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                                      France's Jaylen Hoard, #8, battles with Team USA's Bol Bol, #9.  Photo by Sam Forencich/USA Basketball.

 

Team USA went into the final quarter ahead 64-61, but Argentina's Leandro Bolmaro drilled two quick 3-pointers from the left corner and Florida-bound point guard Andrew Nembhard added four points as the World Team jumped ahead 71-68.  They weren’t done.  The Duke-bound Barrett got a steal for a monster breakaway dunk, leading the World Team on a 12-2 run over the next four minutes. Hoard, Bassey and Jamaica's Kofi Cockburn all had dunks during the run and Team USA had no answer.

 

 

“Our bench was tremendous,” said World Team head coach Roy Rana.  “They shared the ball and came together well. The willingness to share the ball defined this team.  It’s a real great sign that these guys were able to do that. The professionalism that these young kids showed was amazing.”

 

 

Both Barrett and Hoard felt that the week of practices prepared them well for tonights game.  “We tried to transfer what we did at practice to the game and we did that,” said Hoard. “We kept the same intensity from practice and brought it to the game,” added Barrett.

 

 

They were all impressed with young Charles Bassey, one of the top rated players in the class of 2019.  “He was a key part of the victory,” said Hoard. “He came in and grabbed 17 rebounds,” said Barrett. “That was a key to limiting their second shots.”  “It is tremendously exciting for a player that young,” added Rana.

 

 

Bol Bol had an impressive performance for Team USA, making rebounding look easy, blocking shots at will and showing a variety of moves on offense.  Bol finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks. Vanderbilt-bound Darius Garland led Team USA with 16 points and 5 assists, making 4 of 7 3-pointers.  Kansas-bound Quentin Grimes added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

 

 

The World Team won the rebounding battle 60-42, including a 21-8 advantage on the offensive glass.  The World Team also won the battles for points in the paint 60-46, points off turnovers 19-7 and fast break points 22-9.  Neither team shot well from behind the 3-point arc.  The World Team was 3 of 17 and Team USA was 6 of 22.

 

WORLD TEAM ROSTER - PLAYER PROFILES 

 

TEAM USA ROSTER - PLAYER PROFILES 

 

Photos provided by USA Basketball

 

 

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