Jarnell Stokes, USA Junior National Team advance to gold-medal game

Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes

In an otherwise solid tournament, Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes had his struggles against Serbia.

In an otherwise dominant tournament, the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team had its struggles with, you guessed it, Serbia.

Both will have second chances.

The USA team advanced to Sunday’s gold-medal game (2:15 p.m., ESPN3), at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship with a 100-60 win over Lithuania on Saturday in Prague, Czech Republic.

Stokes scored seven points and had five rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

Through eight games, Stokes is averaging 7.6 points and 4.6 rebounds and the Americans hold a 42.8-point average margin of victory.

But against Serbia in the second round, the U.S. won by nine and was up by only three entering the fourth quarter, and Stokes was held scoreless. Serbia’s (7-1) only loss is to the United States (8-0).

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Olddogsrule writes:

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

SummittsCourt writes:

in response to ALWAYSSEEITTHROUGH:

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And you are an idiot!

JSmith525 writes:

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Soft as like that mush between your ears, is that what you mean? Stokes only lead his team in rebounding 22 games last season and lead them in scoring 9 games. Funny how that keyboard gives you the strength to flaunt your ignorance while living that flame out life of yours.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

WTG USA!! Yea Stokes.

BigOrangeSmoker writes:

Stokes is showing he needs a coach with the abilty to coach good talent

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to BigOrangeSmoker:

Stokes is showing he needs a coach with the abilty to coach good talent

There's a dirty brown orange haze over your head. Things are probably a little foggy where you sit. Must really be hard to see the light.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

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I agree with SummittsCourt but I also think you're correct somewhat. Mainly free throws. He can draw a foul anytime. But what good is it if he doesn't make his fouls shots. Well other than getting someone else in foul trouble.

I predict he'll be 1st team all SEC and MVP SEC tourney. Maybe he'll help us into a few rounds of the NCAA. Elite Eight's my hope. At least.

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