The NetScouts Basketball USA Men’s All-Stars had five players earn All-Tournament honors throughout the China tour. Keep in mind that we had 10 players on the tour all getting close to equal minutes.
USA Co-MVP: Lamonte Ulmer (Rhode Island): 15.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 apg
Lamonte brought the athleticism that the USA needed in order to defeat China. He made several key steals and subsequent dunks in the first two-point win over China. Ulmer was consistent in scoring in double-figures in all but one game. He led the USA in scoring and was second in rebounding. Lamonte showed a much improved shooting touch and was active all over the floor.
USA Co-MVP: Tyler Cain (South Dakota): 11.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg
Cain is the type of played that knows how to play the game and makes everyone on his team better. He led the USA in rebounding and had 19 in one contest. He scored around the basket and out to 17 feet. Cain is already playing on a Eurocup team but has the ability to play at the highest level in Europe.
All-Tournament Team: Lance Jeter (Nebraska): 8.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.3 apg
Jeter led the USA in assists and brought a competitive toughness to the team throughout the tour. He showed great determination and endurance in taking over the fourth quarter in the final game two-point victory against China. Jeter is a very physically strong point guard with a great game management and competitiveness. He played in Holland last season but has the ability to play at a higher level.
All-Tournament Team: Brian Addison (Buffalo): 10.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg
Addison scored 24 points in a six-point win over Lithuania and topped 20 points one other time. Brian is big 6’10 player who can run the court and score from outside or in transition. He’s flexible enough to play the 3,4 and 5 positions and has improved significantly since college. Addison played in Portugal last season and should be moving up to a higher profile league.
All-Tournament Team: Marquis Jones (Rhode Island): 7.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.4 apg
Marquis was steady at point guard throughout the tour and combined with Lance Jeter to form an impressive point guard duo. Jones makes the right play at the right time and is like having a coach on the floor. He came up with the key steal with seconds left to help the USA hold on to a final game two-point win over the Chinese. Jones played in second division Germany last season and is another player who should move to a better league.
Statistics for the rest of the USA All-Stars
Anthony Gurley (UMass): 11.6 ppg, 2,5 rpg, 1.4 apg
Taj McCullough (Winthrop): 7.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.6 apg
Adam Waddell (Wyoming): 5.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg
LaMarcus Reed (Texas-Arlington): 4.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg (6 games)
Orion Outerbridge (Rhode Island): 3.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg (5 games)