On to Ricky Rubio. The 19 year-old guard looked more than impressive for Team Spain. He finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals. Spain was +19 when he was on the court and his defense was outstanding. A reverse lay-up, behind the back alley-oop pass, and his quick dribbling skills were all on display. Kevin Durant, Coach K, Derek Rose all gave him praise and high remarks after the game. He is a very crafty and explosive player. One more year for Rubio in Spain and hopefully he will make the move to the Minnesota Timberwolves!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Ricky Rubio Showcases His Talent vs. Team USA
Yesterday Team USA and Spain squared off in Madrid, Spain in a "friendly" exhibition before the World Championships in Turkey next week. Team USA won the nail biter 86-85 in which Kevin Durant blocked a last second shot by Spain's Rudy Fernandez. USA lead the majority of the game until Spain pulled ahead by 2 with a minute left. They hung around and battled back every time when USA looked like it was going to walk away with the victory.