Purvis, USA18 Open With Win

SAO SEBASTIAO do PARAISO, BRAZIL – Rodney Purvis scored six points as the USA Basketball Men's U18 squad defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands 105-42 on Saturday in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship opener for both teams.


Rodney Purvis was 2-of-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe with three rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes of action.

Team USA returns to action on Sunday afternoon when it faces Mexico at 1 p.m. as it tries to improve to 2-0 in Group A action.

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