Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lamb Nets 15 in USA's Romp

Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points to help the USA U-19 team to a 115-60 rout of Egypt in its FIBA World Championship opening game in Liepaja, Latvia.

Lamb shot 6-for-12 from the floor, including 3 of 6 3-pointers, while adding five assists and three steals in the Americans' romp. Creighton's Doug McDermott led the way with 19 points for Team USA, which scored the game's first 22 points. Memphis' Joe Jackson also netted 15.

USA will face Serbia ono Friday. Serbia beat China, 78-73.

"The young men focused on the things we wanted to focus on, defensively especially. I like the fact that we shared the basketball and we had a lot of guys get some good looks at the basket and make some shots," said USA U119 mentor Paul Hewitt (George Mason).

"I was happy with our ball movement and I thought we defended well, but in particular ball movement and we made some threes. I think any team that wins this world championship is going to have shoot the ball well from the outside and that's usually keyed by good passing."



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