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Goodwin Leads USA Midwest to Global Challenge Title
Uncommitted senior guard Archie Goodwin scored a game-high 23 points Sunday night to lead the USA Midwest team over Canada, 99-94, in the Nike Global Challenge in Hillsboro, Ore.
Canada led 57-55 at the half, but Team Midwest outscored them 44-37 in the second half.
“It feels great to win the Global Challenge, especially after everyone was doubting us,” Goodwin, who was named to the USA All-Tournament team, said by text. “We just stuck to what our coach [Gary DeCesare] told us to do and we were successful.”
Jarnell Stokes added 13 points and eight rebounds for Team Midwest, North Carolina pledge Marcus Paige scored 11 and Tony Parker and Terry Rozier tallied 10 apiece.
For Canada, uncommitted senior Anthony Bennett tallied 20 points and seven rebounds, 2014 star Andrew Wiggins put up 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Xavier pledge Sim Bhullar had 16 points and 12 boards. St. Benedict’s Prep point guard Tyler Ennis added 13 points.
Wiggins, who will attend Huntington (W.V.) Prep this season, was named MVP of the International All-Tournament Team.
International All-Tournament Team
Chen Ying-Chun, Chinese-Taipei
Maximilian Kleber, Germany
Henrique Coelho, Brazil
Will Martinez, Puerto Rico
Anthony Bennett, Canada
Andrew Wiggins, Canada (MVP)
USA All-Tournament Team
Omar Calhoun, USA East
Tony Parker, USA Midwest
Cameron Biedscheid, USA East
Aaron Gordon, USA West
Archie Goodwin, USA Midwest
Jabari Parker, USA Midwest (MVP)
**Goodwin looking to cut list
**Parker says Randle, Noel are top 2013 players
(Stats, picture and teams courtesy OregonLive.com)
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.
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