Jarnell Stokes helps U.S. to 18U gold, 81-56

Tennessee power forward Jarnell Stokes scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds as the USA Basketball U18 men's team scored an 81-56 victory over Brazil in the gold-medal game of the FIBA Americas U18 championship on Wednesday night.

The U.S. team went 5-0 in the competition, which was held in Sao SebastiƔo do Paraiso, Brazil.

Stokes was 5-of-9 shooting against the Brazilians, and the 22 minutes, 26 seconds that he played was third-most on the team. The U.S. team outscored Brazil by 20 points during the time Stokes was on the floor, according to the official statistics.

Stokes finished the tournament averaging 14.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He shot 69 percent from the floor and 44 percent from the free-throw line.

The U.S. team has qualified for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.

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keepitreal4vols writes:

Now the world knows about Jarnell. Good player, great person.

HazardKYVol writes:

He needs to spend the summer working on free throws.

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

I'm happy for anyone wearing the US colors.

luvmatersoup writes:

Need I say more....Rocky Shock and eat your tomato soup! Go Vols!!!

SneakyPete writes:

It would suffice him to become a better free throw shooter. He will be shooting a lot of them this upcoming season. That's at least 8 more ppg from him.

MemphisMagic writes:

box score -
http://fibaamericas.com/en/box.asp?g=...

No national write-ups yet; locals for Memphis and Wisconsin players. Will add later.
USA! USA! USA!

MemphisMagic writes:

USA Basketball website recap -
http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/u18...

voloffaith writes:

in response to luvmatersoup:

Need I say more....Rocky Shock and eat your tomato soup! Go Vols!!!

Now listen here Mrs. Campbells......some tummys can't handle the acidity of toe-may-toe soup...also what crackers do we eat with it? Oyster style or regular saltines? Inquiring minds want to know... In the meantimeand on topic.....Congrats to USA...USA..USA... also to Jarnell.....free throw line is calling when you get home...you play the post area and the charity stripe will call...will you answer below 50% or above 75% ?

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Witch Doctor kinda have to agree, Billy is a good dude that like most, just has to work where ever he can find work!
(hehe)
Bones never lie.

BigOrangeSmoker writes:

see what happensd when a real coach coaches him...to bad he aint got that all the time

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to BigOrangeSmoker:

see what happensd when a real coach coaches him...to bad he aint got that all the time

Witch Doctor say kinda like your post..see what "happensd" when someone like you post who just likes crying and whining?..yea we get it!
Bones never lie.

VolGrad writes:

in response to HazardKYVol:

He needs to spend the summer working on free throws.

I concur wholeheartedly.

GBO!

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