21 June 2012
It was a bit of a forgone conclusion, but James Robinson and Team USA won the gold medal last night over host Brazil. Robinson had six points (3-4) and six assists in the win. While his point total for the tournament is low, Robinson excelled at getting the ball to the team's star scorers, Jarnell Stokes and Julius Randle. The points he had, however, came at a crucial time (via):
Brazil pulled to within five, 18-13, but James Robinson (DeMatha Catholic H.S./Mitchellville, Md.) drove down the middle twice for layups, and Rasheed Sulaimon (Strake Jesuit College Prep/Houston, Texas) converted a steal into a layup in the quarter’s final seconds to push the U.S. advantage to 24-16 after one quarter of action.
Ashton Gibbs had a similar experience in New Zealand playing for Team USA. Hopefully the comparisons don't stop there.
Congratulation to James.
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