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ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO — Josiah James has a busy few weeks ahead.
The 6-foot-5 point guard from Charleston (S.C.) Porter-Gaud School is aiming to win a gold medal this weekend with the USA at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship here and then he plans to focus on recruiting going forward.
“It would mean the world to me [to win gold],” said James, who went for 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists as the USA manhandled Ecuador, 132-55, to advance to a semifinal showing with Argentina. “It would definitely be a dream come true.
“That’s our mindset right now,” he added. “Those first few games were just getting us prepared for the last game that we’ll hopefully play for the gold medal and that’s the ultimate goal for us.