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August 23, 2008

Nike USA Select Sweep in Brazil

Nike's USA Select Team Finishes 4-0 on Brazil Tour

Nike's USA Select Team finished it's Brazil tour this evening with a 4-0 undefeated record. The team won it's final game against Paulistano, 97-83 in a very tough battle.

Avery Bradley led the team in scoring again with 25 points, while Xavier Henry added 23, Milton Jennings had 13 points and four rebounds, Daniel Orton had 10 points and seven rebounds and Phil Pressey finished with nine points and seven assists.

The eight-day tour was filled with basketball, but the players also went into the community, visiting two local orphanages and attending a professional soccer game. The team was also welcomed by Brazilian NBA star Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Brazil Tour Recap:

8/22 - Win vs. Paulistano, 97-83 (Avery Bradley 25 points; Xavier Henry 23 points)

8/21 - Win vs. E.C. Pineheiros, 104-68 (Avery Bradley 21 points; Keith Gallon 20 points)

8/18 - Win vs. Minas Tenis Clube, 111-70 (Avery Bradley 29 points; Xavier Henry and Alex Oriakhi 17 points)

8/17 - Win vs. Brasillia, 126-50 (Xavier Henry 29 points - 5 threes; Jamal Coombs-McDaniel and Avery Bradley 20 points)

The select team consisted of Avery Bradley (Bellarmine Prep/Tacoma, WA), Jamal Coombs-McDaniel (Tilton/Tilton, NH), Keith Gallon (Oak Hill Academy/Mouth of Wilson, VA) Xavier Henry (Putnam City/Oklahoma City, OK), Milton Jennings (Pinewood Prep/Summerville, SC), Tommy Mason-Griffin (Oak Hill/Mouth of Wilson, VA), Alex Oriakhi (Tilton/Tilton, NH), Daniel Orton (Bishop McGuinness/Oklahoma City, OK) and Phil Pressey (Episcopal School of Dallas/Dallas, TX).

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