Hardaway Scores 13, Helps Team USA to 3-0 Record

Dylan Burkhardt

Team USA moved to 3-0 and won its pool at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships with an easy win over China, 82-66.

Tim Hardaway Jr. played what was probably his best game of the tournament thus far, notching 13 points, two steals and an assist in 21 minutes. Hardaway was 5 of 7 from the field and 3 of 5 from three point range. He closed the first quarter with a personal 9-0 run powered by three consecutive 3-point shots.(Box score)

Hardaway is averaging 10 points, three assists and one rebound through three games in Latvia.

The American squad will resume action on Monday as part of the second round when it will face the top three teams from Group C which includes Croatia, Lithuania, Canada and Korea.

  • Grandchamp21

    GRob up to #46 in the latest rivals rankings. http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/rankings/rank-2509

    • SamGoBlue

      Stauskas also gets a fourth star from Rivals and climbs into the top 100 at 99 (I think he was like 106 beforehand) despite not playing so far this summer.

      • Grandchamp21

        Hopefully both of them can somehow become Mcdonalds all americans

      • matt d

        Actually, he Stauskus went down in rankings, he was #89/4 star prior to the most recent rankings update by Rivals. This is mostly because he has been injured and not competing in AAU events. I would expect him to be ranked anywhere from 75 – 100 on most sites when final rankings are released. His evalutions always go like this – great ball handling, great shooter, good passer, but lacks great athleticism. Bottom line is that he will always be viewed as a good, but not great prospect because of limited athleticism.

  • kennyYe


    THJr had a quite game(1-5, 3pt, 2 rebounds, no assist) against the Canada team, strangely featuring Pangos, Bhullar and Jankoniv. Is the canadian team much younger or canadian players are older compare to americans in the same class?

    • sane1

      The Canadian kids are playing an extra year at prep schools so they are about the same age as the U.S. kids even though they are 2012 recruits. And THJ is young for his class, obviously, if he’s on the U19 team going into his soph year.

    • Dgray

       I know one player on the Canadian team, Junior Lomomba (22.04 mins, 11 pts) against the U.S team.  Currently plays for the the Detroit Family 17U AAU traveling team this summer and will participate with them in July at the prestigious Nike Peach Jam Invitational.  Kevin Pangos will be a freshman this season at Gonzago.   Bhullar is the 7′ 3 center in the class of 2012 with Lomomba.

  • Billiam

    THJ needs to gain some weight!

  • DingoBlue

    Tagline for video on USA’s 107-105 win over Lithuania – “Hardaway Jr. Silences Lithuanian Crowd.”