USA: Saturday Evening Report

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Saturday evening semifinals produced the two finalists we had expected from the start but it also produced some impressive outings for the likes of JamesOn Curry and Ndudi Ebi, among others at the USA Basketball Youth and Development Festival.

Curry demonstrated that he can be effective when he is not the one and only scoring option. The Carolina-bound rising junior recorded a triple-double of 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-7 3pt), 12 assists and 11 rebounds.

"It's just about taking what they give you and getting everyone involved," Curry said proudly, afterwards.

Eastern Alamance coach John Moon commented from the sidelines that his star player proved he has an all-around game.

"He's playing against the top players in the country and has showed he can play at this level. He's scored, ran his team, passed in transition, and defended well … if anything he's enhanced his reputation."

The other evening performance worthy of mention was Ndudi Ebi, as the 6-10 Houston wing dropped 39 points, 21 boards and four blocks. He's leading the Festival in scoring and rebounding, and is putting a lot of records here in danger. And, of course, he's making it more and more clear that college might not be in the cards.

Sunday morning the gold medal and bronze medal games will conclude the Festival. The East will take on the South for the week's top prize. Stay tuned for a final camp wrapup posted by noon …

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