As the U.S. chases gold in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, the team is off to a good start: the US beat Uruguay by 98.
Duke-bound Luke Kennard hit seven 3 pointers to lead the U.S.
Realistically, Uruguay is not much of a threat, so what you have to do is to look at what positives you can draw from beating an outmatched opponent. Coach Billy Donovan points to assists - the U.S. had 40.
The U.S. followed that up with a solid win over Mexico, 100-46 after leading 56-13 at the half.
Justise Winslow, also Duke-bound, had 14.
Canada, as you guys probably know, is a real up-and-comer in basketball. The Dominican Republic was a challenge nonetheless, as the Canadians won by just 12, 79-67.
We'd still bet on them to medal.