Lindsay Schnell: Team USA learns lesson in focus
For the first time at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship that's being held at the Olympic Training Center this week, USA coach Jennifer Rizzotti on Saturday lit into her team during a timeout....and Jones brings energy to Team USA
The reason? Lack of hustle. The message? They should never get tired of being great.
If there's one thing all USA basketball teams have in common, top to bottom, it's this: A combo guard.
The thinking of the U.S. basketball committee is that each team needs to be equipped with two true point guards and at least one more player who could step in and act as floor general, if needed. Two weeks ago at the U18 trials, head coach Jennifer Rizzotti looked around and worried her team would be missing someone who could play the ½-spot. But then along came Alexis Jones, and all was well.