The Four Nations Tournament recently concluded in China. The event matched the national teams of China, Slovenia and Denmark with the NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars. Games were played in Chenzhou, Jiahe, Shenzhen and ZaoZhuang, China to capacity or near-capacity crowds.
The USA team came on strong to win their final three games to finish the event in second place a 4-3. Slovenia (5-1) won the tournament with China and Denmark finishing with records of 2-4 and 2-5 respectively.
Several USA players were honored on the All-Tournament teams. Johnathan Loyd (Oregon) was named to the All-Tournament 1st Team and was named MVP of the USA Team. Loyd averaged 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 3.1 steals over the seven-game event. Loyd played his best game in the final 111-82 win over Denmark in which he scored 20 points to go along with 11 assists, six rebounds and a blocked shot.
Three Americans, Andrew Warren, Garrett Nevels and Josiah Heath were named to the All tournament 2nd Team. Warren averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals. He had 20 points in a 91-84 win over China. Nevels played strongly throughout the tournament averaging 14.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.7 steals. Heath averaged a double-double in his first international games averaging 12.9 points and 11.1 rebounds over the seven games.
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