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Pitt's James Robinson And USA Under-18 / U18 Team Defeat Brazil For Gold Medal

James Robinson and Team USA defeated Brazil in the Under 18 basketball Gold Medal game (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
James Robinson and Team USA defeated Brazil in the Under 18 basketball Gold Medal game (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Pitt recruit James Robinson helped the USA Under 18 basketball team roll over Brazil, 81-56 in the final game of the FIBA Americas to claim the gold medal.

Robinson had a modest tournament, but did play a big role in helping the U.S. to an early lead. He had a tournament high six points and all came in the first half. Team USA held only a six-point advantage in the first half and Robinson's offense definitely helped the cause.

In the second half, Robinson went scoreless, but the team cruised to a 25-point victory.

For the event, Robinson averaged nearly 16 minutes a game. His averages of 4.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per contest were pretty modest, but he also contributed seven steals and shot 47% from the field. Robinson didn't take a ton of shot (mostly because of the other stars on the team), but when he got in there, he fared well for the most part. All in all, a pretty nice experience playing some games against skilled competition before he begins his career at Pitt.

Robinson can now get onto more pressing matters - such as playing in the Greentree Summer League. We kid, people.

You can take a look at the cumulative stats here (championship game not added at the time of this post).

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