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2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-27-2011

[SIZE="4"]This is a thread dedicated to the topic of the 2011 Pan Am games![/SIZE]



The event is hosted in the beautiful city of Guadalajara, Mexico. This event begins October 26th and ends October 30th. There are 2 groups. The top two teams from each group will go to the medal round. Here are the groups:



[size="3"]Group A[/size]

Puerto Rico

Canada

Argentina

Mexico



[size="3"]Group B[/size]

Brazil

United States

Dominican Republic

Uruguay



This should be an exciting tourney! Brazil won gold last Pan Am on its home court. USA has not won this event since 1983. VIVE PAN AMERICANOS!!!



Here is a link to watch the games!



http://deportesus.terra.com/rumbo-a-2012/guadalajara-2011/en-vivo/9/#



Here are the schedule and results:

http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/panamerican/schedule.html


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-27-2011

Oct 26 1st day update

Group A

Puerto Rico 1-0

Canada 1-0

Argentina 0-1

Mexico 0-1



Group B

Brazil 1-0

United States 1-0

Dominican Republic 0-1

Uruguay 0-1


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - stefans - 10-27-2011

Who plays in USA squad?


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-27-2011

[quote name='stefans' timestamp='1319752573' post='35791']

Who plays in USA squad?

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Hey Stefans! It is all NBA Development League(D-League) guys. Many of them were really good in NCAA and some of them have international experience. I will post a roster.



The expectations are not high for them. USA has not won the Pan American games since 1983. Also yesterday we almost lost to the Dominican Republic. USA won 77-76. Our USA team is not very athletic or maybe it was DR was more athletic. USA had to play half court game because we could not run with DR team. Today we play Brazil so I'm expecting a loss.



here is a link:

http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/panamerican/roster.html


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-27-2011

Here is the roster USA 2011 NT All are NBA D-League players.

http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/panamerican/roster.html



[size="3"]Players[/size]

Blake Ahearn

G

6-2

190

5/27/84

Erie BayHawks / Missouri State '07

Brian Butch

C

6-11

240

12/22/84

Injured / Wisconsin '08

Justin Dentmon

G

6-0

185

9/5/85

Texas Legends / Washington '09

Jerome Dyson

G

6-3

180

5/1/87

Tulsa 66ers / Connecticut '10

Moses Ehambe

G

6-6

200

5/22/86

Iowa Energy / Oral Roberts '08

Marcus Lewis

F

6-8

245

9/5/86

Tulsa 66ers / Oral Roberts '09

Leo Lyons

F

6-9

240

5/6/87

Austin Toros / Missouri '09

Renaldo Major

F

6-6

210

5/7/82

Dakota Wizards / Fresno State '04

Donald Sloan

G

6-3

205

1/15/88

Reno Bighorns / Texas A&M '10

Gregory Stiemsma

C

6-11

260

9/26/85

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Georgia) / Wisconsin '09

Curtis Sumpter

F

6-7

220

1/30/84

Maroussi BC (Greece) / Villanova '07

Lance Thomas

F

6-8

225

8/24/88

Austin Toros / Duke '10



[size="3"]Coaches and Staff[/size]



Head Coach: Nate Tibbetts, Tulsa 66ers

Assistant Coach: Jermaine Byrd, Tulsa 66ers

Assistant Coach: Dale Osbourne, Tulsa 66ers

Athletic Trainer: Tony Katzenmeier, Tulsa 66ers

Team Physician: Stephen Foley, Sioux Falls Skyforce


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-28-2011

Oct 27 2nd day update

Group A

Puerto Rico 1-1

Canada 1-1

Argentina 1-1

Mexico 1-1



Group B

Brazil 1-1

United States 2-0

Dominican Republic 1-1

Uruguay 0-2


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-28-2011

DAY TRES!



Day 3 starts with Canada vs Puerto Rico. Watch live for free here:



http://deportesus.terra.com/rumbo-a-2012/guadalajara-2011/en-vivo/9/#9


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-28-2011

This was one of like 4 fights during the Brazil USA game during Day 2 of group play.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ2Lrbuzb0Q


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-28-2011

Brazil vs DR



http://deportesus.terra.com/rumbo-a-2012/guadalajara-2011/en-vivo/9/#9


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - stefans - 10-28-2011

Curtis Sumpter European <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-29-2011

Watch USA vs Uruguay LIve!



http://deportesus.terra.com/rumbo-a-2012/guadalajara-2011/en-vivo/9/#9


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-29-2011

USA lost 80-82! It was an exciting game going down to the last second. Uruguay forced turnovers and out hustled the USA. USA hustled and played hard as well BUT URUGUAY would not be denied.



USA needs to improve on:

Turnovers: I think the USA had 11 turnovers this game



Patience: stop rushing up shots. Trust each other.



USA Good points:

Hustle and effort was good.



3pt Shooting was good


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - skangles - 10-29-2011

[quote name='Raze Lupin' timestamp='1319819489' post='35808']

This was one of like 4 fights during the Brazil USA game during Day 2 of group play.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ2Lrbuzb0Q

[/quote]



With the Knicks and Heat both good again, these D-leaguers are just trying to earn their way to an NBA playoff roster. <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-29-2011

Oct 28: 3rd day update



Group A

Puerto Rico 2-1

Canada 1-2

Argentina 1-2

Mexico 2-1



Group B

Brazil 1-2

United States 2-1

Dominican Republic 2-1

Uruguay 1-2





[size="3"]MEDAL ROUND[/size]



USA vs Mexico



Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic



Comments:

PR with is 4 NBA players and 2 solid international players were the favorite on paper. With injuries to PR main players the field is wide open. Anyone can beat anyone. There are no undefeated teams. All teams in the the medal round look vulnerable. Anything can happen here.


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-29-2011

[quote name='skangles' timestamp='1319858540' post='35816']

With the Knicks and Heat both good again, these D-leaguers are just trying to earn their way to an NBA playoff roster. <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />

[/quote]





HAHAHAHA! AH that brings back good memories of the Heat/Knicks fights. At one point during this Brazil/USA match up Stiesma went airborne and tackled a Brazilian player football style. It was a great game to watch. They all have been.


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-29-2011

USA vs Mexico NOW!



http://deportesus.terra.com/road-to-2012/2011-pan-american-guadalajara/live/9/#9


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-29-2011

Mexico raped USA 71-55. Mexico never quit attacking. Mexico was relentless. I haven't seen a USA team get beat this bad since 2006. Congrats to Mexico they are in the gold medal game. <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thup:' />


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-30-2011

USA VS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (bronze game)



MEXICO vs PUERTO RICO (gold game)


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-30-2011

USA wins BRONZE!!!!! GO USA!!!! DR was strong it was a close game! I've never been so happy for bronze!



After the match USA and DR players came to the middle and danced together! One love! VIVE AMERICANOS!!!


2011 Pan American games (men's basketball) - Raze Lupin - 10-31-2011

PR gold

Mex silver

USA bronze