Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs is making a strong case for tournament Most Valuable Player (well, if there is actually one) if Team USA keeps up its strong performances. The Americans won their third consecutive game beating South Korea 112-68 in the 2011 World University Games.
Gibbs added 14 points and four assists in helping the USA to victory. Through the three contests, he leads the team in scoring, minutes, and assists.Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine who's also on the team had this to say:
"We’re an unselfish team," Jardine said. "We don’t have too many superstars. We have a lot of good players, a lot of older players who have played in college three years and when you have a core like that, everybody knows what it takes to win games, we’ve all played in big games and that’s what it’s going to take to win the gold medal."
Gibbs leads the squad with only 13.7 points. Low individual numbers are fairly typical in international competition, but the fact that Gibbs had only seven points in Team USA's last game against Hungary shows you just how balanced the team is.