Irving & Barnes Shine at Global Challenge

The second day of action at the 2009 Nike Global Challenge saw several Duke targets back in action including the nation's top player, Harrison Barnes. TDD runs down the complete day's action.

Harrison Barnes: (Team USA Midwest): After losing their first game out despite a game high 20 points from Barnes, the Midwest team collected themselves to defeat Serbia on the strength of a furious rally. Once again, Barnes was the star of the show - proving why ranks him as the nation's top player.

The 6'8 small forward started at the wing position and played 39 of the game's 40 minutes. In that time he scorched the Serbian defense for a game high 46 points on 14-of-29 shooting including 6-of-13 from the perimeter. Not content to just light up the scoring column, Barnes added a game high 14 rebounds to go along with four steals.

Team USA trailed by eight at the half, but used a strong third quarter to cut the lead to two before taking the lead late in the fourth quarter. From there the Serbians made their way to the line with one second left. There, both free throws were converted to send the game into overtime. In the extra period the USA took over and used a late 9-1 spurt to take the game 103-94.

Ray McCallum (Midwest): Overshadowed by Barnes' brilliance was the improved performance of Michigan lead guard McCallum. After struggling on the offensive end in the tournament opener, the 6'1 floor general rebounded to post 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists in 29 minutes of action. McCallum still struggled from the perimeter (1-of-4), however. On the defensive side of the ball he logged three steals.

Terrance Jones (USA West/South): Jones continued his strong showing by logging another start as a combo forward for Team USA. In 22 minutes of action Jones logged 22 points (10-of-19 shooting) to go along with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and four blocks. While his scorer's mentality helped him post a number of strong moves, Jones struggled from the perimeter (0-of-3) and the free throw line (2-of-6).

Quincy Miller (West/South): After a rough opening round, the 6'8 rising junior forward came off the bench to log 20 minutes. His shooting struggles continued, hitting just 2-of-8 shots from the field, but he made up for it at the charity stripe - hitting six of his eight attempts to finish with 10 points. In addition, Miller was active on the boards with eight rebounds. On the defensive end he knocked away three blocks.

Austin Rivers (West/South): The Florida commit turned it up a notch on Saturday, stealing the show as his team's scoring point guard prospect. Playing 20 minutes, Rivers let the offensive game flow - hitting seven of his 13 shot attempts to finish with 21 points. In addition the rising junior added five rebounds and two steals.

Kyrie Irving (USA East): After coming off the bench and igniting the offense on day one, the New Jersey point guard assumed a similar role on the second day of competition. Again coming off the bench as the team's sixth man, Irving logged 25 minutes and was extremely productive in that time. The 6'1 guard shot four of eight from the floor including one of three from the perimeter to finish with 17 points. In addition he added five assists (against just one turnover) and three steals, while not missing one of his eight free throw attempts.

Roscoe Smith (East): Logging his second consecutive start at the small forward position, Smith's numbers took a small dip in the second game. The four star forward attempted just five shots (making two) in 19 minutes of action to finish with four points, one rebounds, one block, and one steal.

Team East will play for the Global Challenge Championship after pulling away from Brazil in the fourth quarter to win 89-74.

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