Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Global Games Update - USA crushes China (Update)

Ok, the full box score is posted now, so I will update my entry on the game.

TeamUSA crushed China 121-91.

Anthony Morrow
16 points, 6-9 FG, 1-2 from 3pt range, 3-3 FT, 5 boards, 2 fouls

Ra'Sean Dickey
14 points, 5-6 FG, 4-7 FT, 4 boards, 1 assist, 4 fouls

Zam "Buck" Fredrick
6 points, 3-6 FG, 0-2 FT, 3 boards, 0 assists, 2 fouls

Jeremis Smith
Was not at the game. Was back on campus taking a test. He is expected to return to action Wednesday.

Potential Recruits in the game
Byron Eaton
16 points, 6-13 FG, 0-2 3pt, 4-7 FT, 8 boards, 6 assists, 3 fouls

Kevin Rogers
9 points, 3-5 FG, 3-4 FT, 5 boards, 1 foul

The leading scorer from game 1, SMU gaurd Bryan Hopkins has been ruled ineligible to play any longer due to some NCAA compliance ruling.

Here is a story on the game.

Also of note was that Chris Bosh was in attendence, who is an alumni of this event. From the article:

Raptors center and Lincoln product Chris Bosh watched the USA-China game and reminisced. He played in the Global Games in 2002, leading USA to the championship.

Bosh, temporarily home from a break with the NBA season, said he liked what this year's USA team had to offer. Perhaps this year's team can duplicate what his team did.

"There's always a shot at that," he said. "I know the competition gets stiffer down the road. If they keep playing together, they'll be all right."
Here's another story on the game, including more on J-Smith trying to juggle class and the games:
Dunbar ex staying busy

Juggling the Global Games with summer school would be difficult for any player.

Try doing it when class is 800 miles away.

That's what Dunbar product Jeremis Smith has done, preparing for and playing in the Global Games while in the process of finishing his first classes at Georgia Tech.

Smith scored 17 points in Team USA's 89-88 victory over Canada on Sunday. After the game, he flew back to school to attend class Monday morning.

He has a final Wednesday, so he did not make it back for Monday's game against China.

But Smith said he will be back in time for Wednesday's 8 p.m. game against Croatia.