Portland, OR – The USA broke a two-game losing streak as they outscored the World Select team 23-11 in the fourth quarter en route to a 84-73 victory in the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit before 6,524 fans at the Moda Center. Four USA players scored in double figures led by Duke recruit Justice Winslow’s 16 points.
Fellow Duke recruits Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones both came on strong in the final stanza with Okafor ending the contest with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jones had 13 points, six assists and five steals. Kansas recruit Kelly Oubre added 14 points including two three-pointers.
The World backcourt of SMU bound Emmanual Mudiay (20 points) and Canadian 2016 recruit Jamal Murray (10 points) dominated the early action but both tailed off as the game wore on. Murray only scored two points after the first quarter while Mudiay forced the action on several instances as he committed five turnovers and shot only 1-of-5 on three-pointers.
The game was not very well played with the two teams combining for 37 turnovers, 21 by the World team. The USA’s pressure in the second half resulted in several steals and baskets by Jones.
Other Game Notes
Kentucky recruit Trey Lyles was solid on the boards with 11 rebounds….Nikola Jokic contributed five points and seven rebounds but missed his only two three-pointers…The World out-rebounded the USA 43-36 but couldn’t overcome their 21 turnovers… The USA’s Myles Turner turned an ankle and was limited to eight minutes of action…. The teams combined for 8-of-36 three-point shooting….Potential first round NBA draft pick Clint Capela was unimpressive with five points and three rebounds.
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