Jarnell Stokes scores eight for U.S.

Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds in 10 minutes of playing time Friday afternoon for the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National team in a 109-67 victory against Canada in the quarterfinals of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.

Stokes was 3-for-4 from the field.

“Canada really came out ready to play,” Stokes said through a release. “Although we won by a large amount, we will have to play better to win in the next round.”

The U.S. (7-0) will play Lithuania (6-1) in the semifinals at 2:15 p.m. Saturday and will be streamed online at www.ESPN3.com. Serbia (6-1) will play Australia (4-3) in the other semifinal. Both have lost to the U.S. in the tournament.

Through seven games, Stokes is averaging 7.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 12.3 minutes per game.

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miketn6 writes:

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You are a sad idiot hiding behind a silly anonymous name that describes just how pitiful you are. Stokes has improved a great deal, beginning especially with the SEC schedule last year. He is 19, still improving, and will continue to improve, and there is nothing about the kid that is lazy. What were you doing when you were 19 other than bea_ing off in your bed spread, which I'm guessing you still do, jackwagon.

8inarow writes:

Actually, he is learning under Billy Donovan and Shaka Smart....This is an excellent process for all players involved, including Stokes.

cincivol writes:

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An internet nerd that knows nothing about anything. Go away turd!

alfrizzle097 writes:

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On the off chance you are actually being pseudo serious.....

compare his play from the first half of last year to the second half. He improved.

underthehill writes:

Only elite players were considered for this U19 team..Stokes belongs..UT is very fortunate to have Stokes..a strong 5* ..on their team..I think his being here helped get Hubbs..another strong 5* recruited heavily by Duke..this UT team is shaping up to have excellent blend..

reidtownriverrat writes:

There's alot of if's with this years team. If we can get strong pg play and Maymon is healthy all the other pieces are already there. They will be a long and lean team that just may be able to press a little and even break a press. Should be able to score in the 70's and 80's most games. Its not a stretch to say this could be an elite 8 squad.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to reidtownriverrat:

There's alot of if's with this years team. If we can get strong pg play and Maymon is healthy all the other pieces are already there. They will be a long and lean team that just may be able to press a little and even break a press. Should be able to score in the 70's and 80's most games. Its not a stretch to say this could be an elite 8 squad.

That is certainly the best-case scenario. I just hope CCM is flexible enough to let the talent on this team show. Every gain in consistency and execution they can make as individuals and as a team will be all to the good, but this team probably shouldn't play it as close to the vest as the last two teams have. Let's see if they can rip and run a bit!

mocsandvolsfan writes:

Well I posted on all the other threads so I guess I'll post now!

What JohnOO, reidtown, and underhill, well all the non- trolls said!

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