The match-up of day 1 at adidas EUROCAMP, ironically, ended up being between two players who aren’t actually individual invitees.
USA Select’s Thon Maker, widely regarded as the number 1 player in the Class of 2016 in the US, and France’s Mouhammadou Jaiteh, another draft prospect who blew up on the scene last year, went at it and despite Maker being 3 years young (1997 born vs 1994 born) he more than held his own.
Jaiteh’s French U20 side (who were a lot older than USA Select, who were made up of high schoolers) came out on top, 77-67. Jaiteh finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds on 9/14 shooting, while Maker had 22 points and 6 rebounds on 9/16 shooting.
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