It's All Barnes & Irving At Global Challenge

In the final day of action at the 2009 Nike Global Challenge, several potential Duke targets once again performed at a very high level. TDD runs down the last day of action from Oregon.

Harrison Barnes (Midwest): The nation's top senior propsect was averaging 33 points per game through the first two contests. In the final round of action, Barnes was once again the best player on the floor despite his team falling to the USA South/West team by a score of 116-104.

In a losing effort Barnes shot 10-of-18 from the field including 3-of-7 from the perimeter to finish with a game high 28 points. Never one to just fill up the scoring column, the 6'8 forward added eight rebounds and three assists while playing 30 of the game's 40 minutes.

Ray McCallum (Midwest): The Michigan floor general started at the lead guard spot and turned in his best game of hte event. McCallum logged 21 minutes - scoring 12 points (5-of-8 from the field) to go along with 4 rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Austin Rivers (South): On the other side, Florida commit Austin Rivers struggled with his shot for much of the game - finishing with just three baskets in 14 attempts -- all from the perimeter (where he shot 3-of-9) to finish with 9 points in 13 minutes.

Quincy Miller (South): Combo forward Quincy Miller added a double-double to the West/South's efforts by scoring 12 points to go alon g with 10 rebounds and four blocks in 21 minutes of action.

Terrance Jones (South): added post presence for the team despite playing just 10 minutes. In that time he managed to score 11 points and grab four rebounds.

Kyrie Irving (East): Meanwhile in the championship game, New Jersey floor general Kyrie Irving guided his team to victory with a signature performance against Canada. Irving, still coming off the bench as a sixth man, lit up the Canadian defense to the tune of 26 points in 32 minutes. Not content to just sit on the perimeter (where he hit 2-of-3), Irving consistently attacked the basket, while also showing off a nice midrange jumper at times. He finished shooting 10-of-15 from the floor to go along with four assists.

Roscoe Smith (East): starting again at the small forward spot for the East, Smith found his efficient game more easily on this day. In 22 minutes of action Smith shot 6-of-10 from the floor and finished with 12 points and nine rebounds.


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