For the first time in the FIBA Americas U18 tournament, Team USA found itself behind after a quarter. As expected, the host nation, Chile, was more than pumped up to face one of the favorites. Like the Virgin Islands, Chile came out in zone defense but their zone was aRead More →

Another day, another blowout for Team USA. This time it came at the expense of the Virgin Islands. Shaka Smart’s squad moved to 2-0 with a 107-63 victory.The Americans led by as much as 48 points. Early on the Virgin Islands played zone and Team USA exploited it. After goingRead More →

Team USA coach, Shaka Smart, has implemented his trademark “Havoc” philosophy on defense and it worked to the tune of forcing 26 turnovers. The forced turnovers along with the fast pace helped Team USA score 44 fast break points. When asked about how important is Team USA’s full court defense,Read More →

Team USA’s Under 18 team has been selected and should be able to execute Shaka Smart’s ‘havoc’ style of play. Smart’s team will have 3 players with International experience (Jarrett Allen, Markelle Fultz, and PJ Washington) as they head to Chile for the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Team USA isRead More →