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Saturday / December 15.
  • USA Advances to Gold Medal Game Behind 13 from Walker

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    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

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.