Wiggins Leads World Team To Win Over Team USA; Muhammad Sets Single-Game Scoring Record
Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points to lead the World Select Team to an 84-75 win over Team USA on Saturday night.
“Wow, special win for us,” said World Team coach Roy Rana. “I know it hasn’t happened too often, so anytime you get a win over the USA it’s a good feeling. I thought we got off to a tremendous start and then hung on for our lives.”
The World Team dominated the interior with a 57-34 advantage on the glass as China center Wang Zhelin added 19 points, and Croatia’s Dario Saric scored 13 points to go with 14 rebounds.
Shabazz Muhammad scored 35 points in a losing effort, setting a Hoop Summit record.
“I wasn’t really aware of (the scoring record),” Muhammad said. “I just thought my shot was going in tonight. I thought we really played well in the second half with the rotations on defense. If we would have done that in the first half, we would have come closer to winning the game.”
UCLA signee Kyle Anderson finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.
Nerlens Noel contributed 5 points and 4 rebounds for Team USA.