SECOND FIBA AMERICAS U16 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN -- 2011
Cancun, Mexico • June 21-25, 2011
Don Showalter took on his second stint as USA Developmental National Team head coach for 2011-12 and picked up right where he left off - with a gold medal.
2011 USA RESULTS (5-0)
2011 FIBA AMERICAS U16 CHAMPIONSHIP
Showalter and his assistantsRich Gray and Mike Jones took 12 members of the 2011-12 USA Basketball Developmental National Team to Cancun, Mexico, where they successfully defended the USA’s gold medal, rolled up a perfect 5-0 slate and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.
No less than half the team posted scoring averages of 9.6 ppg. or more as the USA recorded a whopping 108.4 ppg. and outscored opponents by more than 42 points an outing.
Aaron Gordon led the way for the U.S., averaging team-highs of 17.0 ppg., tournament-bests of 11.0 rpg. and 3.2 bpg., while dishing out a tournament second-best 4.6 apg.; Jabari Parker, who was named the tournament MVP, averaged 15.4 ppg. and 6.4 rpg.; Jahlil Okafor contributed 14.6 ppg. and a team second-best 9.2 rpg.; Theo Pinson added 11.5 ppg.; Justin Jackson averaged 10.4 ppg.; and Kendrick Nunn chipped in 9.6 ppg. Further, Tyus Jones, who averaged 4.6 ppg., finished as the tournament assist leader after dishing out 5.6 apg.
Behind 27 points and 10 rebounds from Parker, the USA capitalized on a 22-3 second-quarter scoring spree to open play with a blazing 105-70 win over Brazil.
Parker again led the way for with a game-high 21 points as the USA struck down Argentina 102-81 in what would become the closest margin of victory for the red, white and blue in the tournament.
Conner Frankamp scored a team-high 22 points and Gordon barely missed out on a quadruple-double as the U.S. cruised past Costa Rica 118-46 to close preliminary play. Gordon filled the stat sheet with 18 points, 18 rebounds, a FIBA Americas U16 Championship record eight blocked shots and he, along with Frankamp, dished out a U16 tournament record nine assists.
Recording 22 points and eight rebounds, Gordon paced the U.S. as it conquered Canada 113-70 in medal semifinal action.
Two weeks of training and competition paid off in gold for the U.S., which earned a 104-64 victory over Argentina in the gold medal game. Gordon was the USA’s top scorer with 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field and also was the top rebounder with 15.
Canada defeated Puerto Rico 86-65 for the bronze medal and FIBA Americas’ third and final slot for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.
2011 USA MEN'S FIBA AMERICAS U16 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ROSTER
|Larry Austin||G||6-1||161||15||Lanphier High School||Springfield, IL|
|Dom Collier||G||6-2||143||15||Denver East High School||Denver, CO|
|Conner Frankamp||G||6-0||152||15||Wichita North High School||Wichita, KS|
|Aaron Gordon||C||6-8||208||15||Archbishop Mitty High School||San Jose, CA|
|Justin Jackson||G||6-6||171||16||Homeschool Christian Youth Assoc.||Spring, TX|
|Stanley Johnson||F||6-5||217||16||Mater Dei High School||Fullerton, CA|
|Tyus Jones||G||6-0||171||15||Apple Valley High School||Apple Valley, MN|
|Kendrick Nunn||G||6-1||175||15||Simeon High School||Chicago, IL|
|Jahlil Okafor||C||6-8||269||15||Whitney Young High School||Chicago, IL|
|Jabari Parker||F||6-6||225||16||Simeon High School||Chicago, IL|
|Theo Pinson||F||6-4||176||15||Oakridge Military Academy||Greensboro, NC|
|Johnathan Williams||F/C||6-7||208||16||Southwind High School||Memphis, TN|
|HEAD COACH: Don Showalter, Mid-Prairie H.S. (Iowa)|
|ASSISTANT COACH: Rich Gray, St. Louis Eagles AAU (Missouri)|
|ASSISTANT COACH: Mike Jones, DeMatha H.S. (Maryland)|
|TEAM PHYSICIAN: Herb Parris, Denver, Colo.|
|ATHLETIC TRAINER: Dan Shimensky, Denver Nuggets|
|TEAM MANAGER: Samson Kayode, New Mexico State University|
2011 USA MEN'S FIBA AMERICAS U16 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS
|Gordon||5/5||41-62||.661||0- 1||.000||3- 16||.188||56/11.2||85/ 17.0||23||16||7|
|Parker||5/5||29-56||.518||7- 17||.412||12- 19||.632||32/ 6.4||77/ 15.4||4||2||10|
|Okafor||5/5||27-38||.711||0- 0||.000||19- 23||.826||46/ 9.2||73/ 14.6||2||8||3|
|Pinson||4/3||17-29||.586||5- 12||.417||7- 12||.583||25/ 6.3||46/ 11.5||5||3||11|
|Jackson||5/0||24-46||.522||1- 4||.250||3- 5||.600||17/ 3.4||52/ 10.4||6||6||7|
|Nunn||5/0||17-40||.425||6- 17||.353||8- 8||1.000||19/ 3.8||48/ 9.6||10||3||6|
|Frankamp||5/0||18-32||.563||5- 15||.333||2- 2||1.000||9/ 1.8||43/ 8.6||18||1||6|
|Johnson||2/2||7- 12||.583||0- 2||.000||2- 2||1.000||4/ 2.0||16/ 8.0||0||1||1|
|Austin||5/5||11- 29||.379||0- 0||.000||14- 21||.667||9/ 1.8||36/ 7.2||22||3||12|
|Williams||5/0||10- 17||.588||0- 0||.000||7- 14||.500||23/ 4.6||27/ 5.4||1||14||3|
|Jones||5/0||11- 20||.550||0- 4||.000||1- 1||1.000||10/ 2.0||23/ 4.6||28||1||4|
|Collier||5/0||6- 17||.353||3- 9||.333||1- 2||.500||7/ 1.4||16/ 3.2||4||2||4|