Garden Grove, CA – Day three of the 2014 adidas Nations started on Sunday morning with two contests matching American teams and two composed of the International teams. The games this morning lead into a playoff bracket which starts tonight.
In the USA games USA 2015-Rose ran away from USA 2016-Wall 76-42 in a game that was stopped at halftime due to the mismatch. Team Rose out-rebounded their opponents 32-9 and shot over 70 percent from the field. Carlton Bragg shot 7-of-8 from the field and scored 14 points to lead the winners. Kobi Simmons led Team Wall with 13 points.
The other American game also wasn’t close as USA 2016-Lillard beat USA 2015-Howard handily 118-72. Team Lillard won the rebounding battle 65-33 and made 50 field goals. Dennis Smith had an amazing game scoring 28 points on 13-of-14 shooting. He was 12-of-12 on two-pointers. Tony Bradley Jr. added 22 points and 10 boards and 7’0 Thon Maker had his best overall game with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Eron Gordon added 17 and Mario Kegler contributed 13 points and nine rebounds. Justin Simon led Team Howard with 19 points but shot only 8-of- 21. Shawntrez Davis had a nice game with 16 points and eight rebounds.
In the international games Europe topped Latin America 63-54 as Issa Thiam scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds. Andrew Fleming led Latin America with 16 points on 5-of-18 shooting. Canada won their second straight game as they beat Asia Pacific 106-83. Dillon Brooks and Jaylen Poyser continued to be one of the best duos at the event. Brooks scored 31 points, grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with four assists and five steals. Poyser added 25 points. Will McDowell-White (Australia) led Asia Pacific with 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting and 11 rebounds.
Both college counselor games went to overtime. Brad Waldow (St. Mary’s) led his team to a 58-56 win in 3OT with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell (Louisville) had 14 points for the winners while A.J. English (Iona) scored 17 points in the defeat. Incoming frosh Kelly Oubre (Kansas – 20 points on 6-of-7 3PT shooting), Chris Jones (Louisville – 19 points, five assists) and Tony Parker (UCLA – 17 points, 15 rebounds) led their team to an 11-point OT win. Terran Petteway (Nebraska – 22 points), Stanley Johnson (Arizona – 18 points) and E.C. Matthews (Rhode Island – 15 points) played well in defeat. Parker looks to be in better shape and should make an impact for the Bruins next season.
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