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Team USA, James Robinson Advance to Medal Semifinals in FIBA Americas Games




June 19, 2012

SAO SEBASTIAO, Brazil—Incoming freshman James Robinson and Team USA have qualified for the Medal Semifinals of the FIBA Americas U18 Basketball Championship with an 83-64 win over host Brazil.

The undefeated United States team will now play 2-1 Argentina, the second place finishers from Group B, on Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET.  The winner of the USA-Argentina contest will earn the right to play either Canada (3-0) or Brazil (2-1) in the Gold Medal Game on Wednesday, June 20. Team USA clinched the top record in Group A with consecutive wins over U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico and Brazil.

Through the USA’s three games, Robinson has dished out 10 assists while tallying only one turnover and has averaged 3.7 points (11 points) and 15.3 minutes per game. The Americans outscored their preliminary round opponents by an average of 44 points per game.

On Monday, Jarnell Stokes led the Americans with 22 points on 11-14 shooting en route to an 83-64 triumph over Brazil to secure the top seed in Group A. All 12 American players scored in the game.  Robinson came off the bench and nailed two field goals while adding one assist and one steal in 13 minutes played.

Games are being broadcast on www.fibaamericas.com. More information can be obtained at www.usabasketball.com.


 

 

USA’S 2012 FIBA AMERICAS U18 SCHEDULE

Day, Date

Matchup

Results/Time

Saturday, June 16

United States vs. Virgin Islands

USA, 105-42

Sunday, June 17

United States vs. Mexico

USA, 110-59

Monday, June 18

United States vs. Brazil

USA, 83-64

Tuesday, June 19

Semifinal Round – USA vs. Argentina

5 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 20

Championship Round

TBA

Consolation Semifinals: U.S. Virgin Islands vs. Puerto Rico, Colombia vs. Mexico

Medal Semifinals: USA vs. Argentina, Canada vs. Brazil

Sao Sebastiao dos Paraiso, Brazil is +1 hour from Eastern Daylight Time