Team USA, Shaka Smart grab gold at FIBA Americas

Courtesy: USA Basketball

CHILE (KXAN) — Team USA and the Texas Longhorns grabbed gold Saturday night at FIBA Americas Championship. Team USA’s under 18 team, coached by Longhorn Shaka Smart, beat Canada 99-84 in the gold medal game.

Texas freshman Jarrett Allen started for Team USA scoring 10 points with 8 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes of play. Longhorn freshman James Banks did not play in the championship game.

The under 18 squad went a perfect 5-for-5 in the Americas tournament wrapping up their fifth straight day of competition with the win against Canada. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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