Basketball Intelligence for 8/28/23
The Day's Best Basketball Reporting and Analysis
South Sudan is the world's youngest nation, only gaining its independence 12 years ago. Cape Verde is one of the world's least-populated nations, with fewer residents than any country that qualified for the Basketball World Cup.
They stood tall on Monday at the World Cup — both nations winning games at FIBA's biggest tournament for the first time.
2023 FIBA World Cup Day 3 Recap: France eliminated, the Dennis Schroder show, and Karl-Anthony Towns defeats Italy
Andrew Bernucca, Fansided.com
Japan deserves a shoutout for getting their first-ever win against a European opponent by beating Finland 98-88 today.
It won’t get them into the next round, but anytime you trail 71-53 with 15 minutes to go and then close the game with a 45-17 run you deserve a mention somewhere.
Egypt's New Yorker Gardner dreaming of NBA future
FIBA Film Study: How Mavs' Luka Doncic ‘Scores Against the Whole World’
Grant Afseth, Dallas Basketball
2023 FIBA World Cup: Jaren Jackson Jr.'s elite rim protection and defensive presence come with a price
Jake Fischer, Yahoo Sports
In fact, four of Jackson’s five fouls, which ultimately disqualified the Americans’ starting center with 5:55 to play in the fourth quarter, came on questionable positioning and loose-ball calls. And yet Jackson was limited to only 16 minutes in Team USA’s tournament opener, forcing Kerr to rely on non-traditional reserve big man Paolo Banchero time and again.
Latvia eliminates France in massive FIBA World Cup upset: ‘It’s a nightmare’
Miles Schachner, New York Post
Who is Yuki Kawamura? The Japanese talent who was not picked in the 2023 NBA Draft
Balraj Singh Babrah, Sportskeeda
What went wrong in the Boomers' loss to Germany?
Jacob Doole, The Pick and Roll
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