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USA U23 Women Beat Japan To Win Four Nations

USA U23 Women Beat Japan To Win Four Nations

The USA Basketball Women’s U23 team beat Japan 103-71 Tuesday to capture the Four Nations Tournament Championship.   Asia Durr (Louisville) poured in 16 points, Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State) had 13 points with 6 assists, while Kalani Brown (Baylor) and Jamie Nared (Tennessee) each added 11 points in the win.   USA (3-0) jumped on top of Japan from the start, sprinting out to a 14-3 lead while playing stifling defense, holding Japan to a lowly 18 percent shooting (4-of-22) in the first quarter.   “We started off fast,” Durr told “We pushed the ball, and we played as a team, which was key. We knew that they were aggressive, and they played hard and they played fast. We figured if we could jump on them soon, then we could take them down quick.”   Take them down quick was exactly what the US squad did, never looking back after building their early lead.   The red-hot Americans were on fire offensively, shooting 52 percent (39-of-74) from the field and a scorching 50 percent (9-of-18) from three in the game.   The US also crushed Japan on the boards, outrebounding them 66-35.   “I thought that was the best we have played in our three games,” said USA coach Jeff Walz. “The kids came out and did exactly what we asked them to do. We knew that Japan was very disciplined on defense, and we tried to attack early, which we did. We shared the ball extremely well and made open shots.”   “It’s been awesome, having the opportunity to work with the best of the best in our college game,” added Walz.     For more basketball news go to

SDSU’s Malcolm Thomas: 34 Pts, 18 Bds In China

SDSU’s Malcolm Thomas: 42 Pts, 27 Bds In China

Former San Diego State star and NBA player Malcolm Thomas had a monster 42-point, 27-rebound double double for the Jilin Tigers in a 94-93…

Mello & Durant USA Athletes Of The Year

Mello & Durant USA Athletes Of The Year

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant have been named the 2016 USA Basketball Male Athletes of the Year.


Each player was instrumental in leading the Americans…

NC State’s Lorenzo Brown: 40 Pts, 13 Bds In China

NC State’s Lorenzo Brown Signs In China

Former NC State star and NBA player Lorenzo Brown has signed with Zhejiang Chouzhou in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).


The 6-5 point guard comes…

Yi Jianlian’s 29 Lead Guangdong To China Finals

NBA’s Yi Jianlian:28 Pts, 14 Bds Points In China

Former NBA player Yi Jianlian had a monster 28-point, 14-rebound double double to lead the Guangdong Southern Tigers past the first place Zhejiang Guangsha…

Providence’s Bryce Cotton Re-Signs In Australia

Providence’s Bryce Cotton Leaves Turkey BSL

Former Providence star Bryce Cotton has left Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the Turkey BSL league.


The 6-1 point guard averaged 10.4 points, 2.3 assists, and…

BYU’s Jimmer Fredette Re-Signs In China

BYU’s Jimmer Fredette: 47 Pts, 17 Bds In China

Former BYU star and NBA player Jimmer Fredette had a monster 47-point, 17-rebound double double to lead the Shanghai Sharks past Shandong 113-111 in…

Diana Taurasi USA Basketball Athlete Of The Year

Diana Taurasi USA Basketball Athlete Of The Year

Diana Taurasi has been named the 2016 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.


The 6-0 guard led the American women to a perfect 8-0…

Casper Ware’s 28 Leads Challenge To TBT Final

Long Beach’s Casper Ware Drops 38 In Australia

Former Long Beach State star and NBA player Casper Ware poured in 38 points for Melbourne United in a 92-89 loss to the Perth…

Jazz’s Boris Diaw Now France’s Top Gun

Jazz’s Boris Diaw Now France’s Top Gun

With Tony Parker’s retirement from international competition, the Jazz’s Boris Diaw now becomes “the man” for the French national team.


It’s a new beginning for…

SDU’s Franklin Has 22-Pt, 16-Ast Triple In China

San Diego St’s Franklin Has 38 Points In China

Former San Diego State star Jamaal Franklin poured in 38 points and dished out 10 assists to lead Shanxi Zhongyu past Qingdao 107-103 in…

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