The USA Junior National Select Team earned an 84-73 win over the World Select Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.
Three future Duke Blue Devils had a huge impact on the win, as forward Justise Winslow led the USA team with 16 points, and also collected 6 rebounds. His future teammates Tyus Jones scored 13 points and dished 6 assists and Jahlil Okafor had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Future Kansas Jayhawks forward Kelly Oubre also played well, with 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Jones took over for the USA in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 of his 13 points, and USA coach Mike Jones of DeMatha Catholic (MD) said,”I’ve been around Tyus since his sophomore year of high school, the summer before his sophomore year, and it was just a pleasure to see. It was incredible how he literally took the game over. He was very poised. He didn’t turn the ball over and he made us run what we needed to run, whether it was him getting a basket or him making us get the ball inside to the big guys and letting them finish. Obviously, the last couple minutes, him being able to drive and get a couple layups, it was just special to see.”
The World team was bolstered by SMU Mustangs signee Emmanuel Mudiay. The speedy guard scored 20 points and dished 3 assists. The only other double figure scorer for the World team was precocious Canadian guard Jamal Murray. Kentucky Wildcats signee Trey Lyles did collected 11 rebounds in the loss, to go with 9 points.
The USA team win breaks a two game losing streak, as the World team won in 2012 and 2013.