Hope everyone had a good, long holiday weekend. Took in a good cookout. Brief trip to my inlaws — no internet and a horrible bed that messed with my back. The requisite yard work that needed done. Now it’s back to everything else.
USA U-19 team that included James Robinson finished their sweep through the FIBA competition to win the gold. Robison, after initially being cut, was added late when Jerami Grant was diagnosed with mono. It’s the second straight year that Robinson and the USA team has won the gold in FIBA competition.
For the series (PDF), Robinson averaged a bit over 14 minutes he had 19 assists, 7 turnovers and 10 steals. He only played 2 minutes in the championship game. Frankly, he shot horribly in Prague. He was 8-31 which also included 0-6 on 3s. Worst on the squad.
Robinson’s shooting continues to be worrisome. Yes, he is a facilitating point guard. A pass first guy. But as we saw this past season, teams will play off of him. Guarding the passing lanes. Daring him to shoot or even try to drive to the basket. Yes, he has made some big shots and is fearless. But he needs to get a more consistent shot.