U.S. juniors cruise past world team

PORTLAND — Duke-bound Justise Winslow scored 16 points and the U.S. junior national team pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat the world select team 84-73 Saturday in the annual Nike Hoop Summit.

Kelly Oubre scored 14 points, Jahlil Okafor had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Tyus Jones had 13 points as USA had four players score in double figures.

It was a big day for future Duke players: Okafor, Jones and Winslow signed with the Blue Devils in November. Oubre is headed for Kansas.

The game's leading scorer was Emmanuel Mudiay with 20 points for World Selects. Mudiay, a 6-foot-5 guard from Democratic Republic of Congo, is headed to Southern Methodist.

World's only other player in double figures was Canadian guard Jamal Murray with 10 points.

The win ended a two-game losing streak for the United States, which leads the overall Hoop Summit series 12-5.

The Nike Hoop Summit, first played in 1995, has been an annual game since 2004 between the USA's junior national team and a select group of elite junior international players. Portland has been the Hoop Summit home since 2008.

This year's World team was made up of players from nine countries, including two players from Canada and Dominican Republic.


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