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June 21, 2012
Team USA defeated Brazil 81-56 Wednesday to claim the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. The USA team averaged 97.2 points a game and won its five contests by 38.6 points a game.
Coached by Florida's Billy Donovan, the 12-member roster listed three ACC incoming freshmen - Jake Layman (Maryland), Rodney Purvis (NC State) and Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke).
For the tournament, Sulaimon averaged 10.0 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting .541 from the floor. Layman averaged 7.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game with a .538 field goal percentage. Purvis averaged 7.0 points per game and was third on the team in assists with 13.
Future ACC Players:
Jake Layman, a 6-7 forward, King Phillip Regional High School in Wrentham, Mass.
Rodney Purvis, a 6-4 combo guard, Upper Room Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C.
Rasheed Sulaimon, a 6-3 guard, Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, Texas.
The statistics for the 2012 USA U18 basketball team can be accessed on the following link: http://www.usabasketball.com/misc/12_mu18_USA_stats.pdf.