- National Teams
Matthew Bryan-Amaning dominated in his University of Washington’s season opener last night, scoring a career high 28 points whilst grabbing 13 rebounds to lead UW to a 118-64 rout of McNeese State. Bryan-Amaning shot an efficient 11/18 from the field (6/12 from the line) and added 2 steals in just 23 minutes of action. Is this finally the season where he will silence the haters? Represent young fella!
Elsewhere, GB U20 Ovie Soko who was one of our breakout players of Summer 2010 had a more than solid start to his season, finishing with 16 points (5/11 shooting, 5/8 free throws), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot whilst leading UAB to a 78-56 victory over Southeast Missouri State. He carried on where he left off in the pre-season after dropping 16 & 10 boards.
Joe Ikhinmwin made his NCAA D1 debut with South Carolina State, but couldn’t prevent them from losing to Charlotte 90-81. Ikhinmwin had a strong game going 5/8 from the floor and 2/4 at the line for 12 points, adding 3 rebounds before fouling out in 18 minutes.
GB U20 starting guard Andrew Lawrence played 27 minutes finishing with 7 points (2/4 shooting, 2/2 at the line), 2 rebounds and 4 assists as his College of Charleston spoiled Holy Cross’ season opener with a 93-84 victory.
Lee Goldsbrough, who raised a lot of eyebrows when committing to Providence this summer, had a solid debut with the team as they routed Dartmouth 87-52. Goldsbrough played 14 solid minutes, grabbing 6 rebounds, whilst scoring his only points on a three pointer (finished 1/4 from the field) and dishing 1 assist and blocking 1 shot (for more on how Lee is settling in at Providence check this video).
GB Senior Men’s guard Devan Bailey played 17 minutes off the bench in CCSU’s 64-62 victory over Hartford. He went 1/2 from the floor for 2 points, adding 1 rebound and 3 assists.
It was not such a solid start for Chris McNamara of Washington State, who played just 1 minute and finished with an empty stat line as his Washington State won 86-47 over Southern. The two British teammates at Davidson, Ben Allison and Alistair Mckay saw 0 minutes between them as the Wildcats lost 69-64 to Pennsylvania.
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