U.S., Purvis Win FIBA Americas Gold Medal

U.S., Purvis Win FIBA Americas Gold Medal

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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