U.S., Purvis Win FIBA Americas Gold Medal

Posted Jun 21, 2012

NC State signee Rodney Purvis and the United States have won the FIBA Americas Gold Medal. Here is a recap of their gold medal win plus a breakdown of Rodney's performance throughout the tournament.

NC State signee Rodney Purvis and his USA Basketball teammates used a second-half surge to pull away from host Brazil to post a 81-56 victory in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal game.

Playing just a little over 13 minutes, Purvis scored four points to go along with two assists and two steals to help the United States to the victory.

The Americans held a slim six-point lead over the Brazilians, 37-31, at the half. However, the U.S. squad outscored the host team, 44-25, over the final two quarters. It was the U.S. team’s second win over Brazil in three days, defeating the host country, 84-63, on Monday.

Date Opponent Score/Result Minutes Points Rebs. Assists Stls. Blks.
June 16 U.S. Virgin Islands W: 105-42 17 6 (2-5 FG, 2-2 FT) 3 3 1 1
June 17 Mexico W: 110-59 18 13 (4-8 FG, 5-9 FT) 1 2 1 0
June 18 Brazil W: 83-64 8 1 (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT) 2 1 0 0
June 19 Argentina W: 107-72 21 11 (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT) 4 4 1 0
June 20 Brazil W: 81-56 14 4 (2-6 FG, 0-1 FT) 0 2 2 0

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