Thomas Bryant just misses double-double in U16 championship — Cuse Clicks

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Behind a decimating 38-7 second quarter, the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team (5-0) accomplished exactly what the previous two USA U16 squads did, vanquished all comers, including Argentina (2-3) 94-48 in the championship game, en route to collecting gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship on Saturday night in Maldonado, Uruguay. Thomas Bryant (Bishop Kearney H.S. / Rochester, N.Y.) missed out on a double-double by one point with nine points and 10 rebounds. “It was very important,” said Bryant of the team’s shooting from the charity stripe to close the first quarter. “Since they were going to foul us, get us into the penalty, we had to make foul shots For and that would’ve made our lead even more capable of getting to. So, being able to knock down free throws is just as important as getting transition layups and dunks.”

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