The 2008 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team (4-0) earned its fourth victory in as many days after collecting an 82-66 victory over Canada (2-2) in a medal semifinal contest on Thursday night at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina.
Team USA will face Argentina (4-0) in Friday’s final.
Two U.S. players notched a double-double, including University of Alabama freshman-to-be JaMychal Green (St. Jude H.S. / Montgomery, Ala.) with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ryan Kelly (Ravenscroft H.S. / Raleigh, N.C.) had 12 points and 10 boards. Additionally, University of Connecticut freshman-to-be Kemba Walker (Rice H.S. / New York, N.Y.) had 13 points, eight assists and five rebounds and UCLA freshman-to-be Malcom Lee (John W. North H.S. / Riverside, Calif.) was the fourth player in double digits for points with 12.
Also, Rutgers freshman-to-be Greg Echenique had 21 points and 17 boards as Venezuela beat Mexico, 68-46. The 6-9 Echenique is among leaders in scoring, rebounding and blocks at the event.Get additional stories about the USA U18 team here: **US Dismantles Puerto Rico **USA Routs Bahamas; Echenique Posts 25 & 15 **Wear, Walker Lead USA Over Venezuela; Echenique Misses Double-Double **Dom Cheek and Kemba Walker make team, Lance Stephenson cut. **Enigmatic Lance Making Headlines **Cheek: ‘Villanova Showing the Most Love‘ **USA Cuts to 14 Players; Lance & Dom’s List