There are some pictures and a game recap from the event organizers of Team USA's 103-31 demolition of the Chilean representative today in Salvador, Brazil. Of course, it's written in Portuguese, and I'm struggling with the little U.S. flag translator in the corner of the screen. So I took the text over to Google Translate and had much better luck.
Here's the story in English, more or less:
United Sta tes and Chile opened the second round Cup P an American University Basketball 2010 in Salvador (BA), on Tuesday (10/08) in the gymnasium of Salesian College. The Team USA reached the triple-digit scorer in Chile and won by 103x31.
The pivots Augustus Gilchrist and Jarrid Famous, highlights of the team of South Florida University in the 2009 NCAA season, the league American in basketball, are also drawing attention from fans of Bahia. Famous was the leading scorer of the match between USA and Chile with 24 points.
And Gilchrist, says U.S. coach Stan Heath is quoted for the tests in the next NBA season. "Last year one of our best athletes entered the NBA and I believe that Gilchrist is likely to follow suit."
Heath leads the team from South Florida four years ago in disputes NCAA, Big East (east). The team was invited to represent the USA Basketball Pan in 2010. "We were very happy for the invitation and despite having a team with several new athletes who are in the first year of college, we are confident of a good result," he points out.
The game fast and strong on defense are the weapon of the United States. "The idea is to put pressure on defense and always have speed on the pass," adds Heath. And this Wednesday (11/08) Brazil will be the opponent of the Americans.
The Pan American Championship College Basketball 2010 is an achievement of the Brazilian Confederation of University Sports (CBDU) in partnership with Koch Tavares Sports Organization and Pan American University (ODUPA) and supported by Wilson, SporTV, Salvador City Hall, Municipal Education, Culture, Sports & Leisure, Sports Superintendence of Bahia State, Government of Bahia, Bahia TV and Sports Ministry.
Greg Auman got a call from Stan Heath with some more information about the game, in which obviously everyone got a good amount of playing time. See his story for more, including how much it costs to call the United States from their location in Brazil.
Also, Jordan Heath's daily blog from Brazil is also available on GoUSFBulls.com.
P.S. I'm really digging the color of the court in those pictures. What is that, walnut or birch or something? Someone should try this in the States.