Photo Credit - Team USA Basketball

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Matthew Hurt and Team USA Win Gold

Two class of 2019 Indiana basketball targets won gold medals on Saturday night at the 2018 FIBA Americas Men’s U18 Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

The USA (6-0), which had won most of its game in dominant fashion, withstood an early run from host Canada (5-1) before taking over in the game’s final 36 minutes to claim a 113-74 victory.

IU target and Rochester, Minnesota native Matthew Hurt scored 17 points and added 4 blocks and 3 rebounds in 25 minutes of action.  Greenwood, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis added 2 blocks and a rebound in 5 minutes of play.

Team USA fell behind 12-7 with 6:23 left in the opening period before it went on a 12-0 run as the Americans took control 19-12.  Team USA had a 29-20 lead after completion of the first period.

From there the USA was dominant, as it outscored Canada 32-13 in the second quarter — resulting in a 61-33 halftime lead.  Team USA was able to cruise to the gold medal in the 2nd half.

For the entire tournament, Hurt averaged 14 points and 5.3 rebound while shooting 63% from the field for the six games.  Jackson-Davis averaged 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 86% from the field.

You can watch the full game here.

Photo Credit – Team USA Basketball


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