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WCA's Harry Giles Suffers Knee Sprain, Out Of U16 World Championships

12:31 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
Harry Giles: Courtesy USA Basketball
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Maldonado, Uruguay--Malik Newman (Callaway H.S. / Jackson, Miss.) scored a game-high 21 points to lead the 2013 USA Basketball Men's U16 National Team (2-0) to a hard-fought 96-72 victory over South American rival Argentina (1-1) on Wednesday night at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay.

Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy / Winston-Salem, N.C.) was driving to the basket at the 1:07 mark in the first quarter, got caught between two Argentine defenders and suffered a left knee sprain. Sidelined for the remainder of the tournament, Giles will be reevaluated upon return to the United States.

"The injury to Harry, it's one of those things in basketball you hate to see. It's the second year in a row we've had an injury, Dakari Johnson went down last year in the U17s. But, I think our kids are going to rally around Harry a little bit and hopefully we can keep positive about it. He's still very much a part of this team.

The USA's points were well distributed, as Thomas Bryant (Bishop Kearney H.S. / Rochester, N.Y.) scored 13 points and Diamond Stone (Dominican H.S. / Milwaukee, Wis.) put up 11; while Josh Jackson (Consortium College Prep / Southfield, Mich.), Devearl Ramsey (Sierra Canyon H.S. / Los Angeles, Calif.) and Seventh Woods (Hammond School / Columbia, S.C.) chipped in nine points apiece.

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