Tonight at 8pm former NC State wingman C.J. Williams will try to help Team USA defeat Argentina in the 2017 FIBA Americup. Williams has averaged 15.5 points in the United State’s last two games against Uruguay and the Dominican Republic.
The United States and Argentina have played on the finals of the AmeriCup twice before.
The two times they’ve faced each other in a final match were absolute victories for the United States’ team. In 2003, the team coached by Mike Brown and led by Duncan, Carter, Kidd, Allen, O’Neal and McGrady were far superior to an opponent who was preparing for something big. “Pepe” Sánchez, Ginóbili, Oberto, Scola, Nocioni and Wolkowyski were some of the players led by Rubén Magnano.
In their last participation before this AmeriCup, the United States also played the final against Argentina. It was at the FIBA AmeriCup 2007 in Las Vegas where Mike Krzyzewski’s team won by an outstanding 118-81. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were the leaders of a team that among their ranks included Kidd, Howard, Miller and Carmelo Anthony, and others. Just as today, Sergio Hernández was Argentina’s coach and relied on Prigioni, Delfino and Scola as the most relevant players in the team. (FIBA)
Tune into ESPNU tonight at 8pm