After losing to Mexico in the first game of the FIBA AmeriCup Tournament, the U.S. squad won four of their final five games to win their ninth AmeriCup medal. While the goal was Gold, Team USA settled for Bronze after defeating Canada on Sunday, 84-80.
Former Gonzaga guard Jeremy Pargo didn’t have his strongest performance to close out his first FIBA event, finishing with zero points, five assists, and four turnovers in 17 minutes of action.
All told, Pargo posted averages of 8.8 points, 5.7 assists, and 1.8 rebounds while shooting 44% from the floor and 34.8% from deep across six games and 21.2 minutes per night. His 5.7 assists per game was fourth across the entire AmeriCup, behind Tremont Waters (Puerto Rico) Facundo Campazzo (Argentina) and Paul Stoll (Mexico).
Pargo was one of a handful of U.S. players with NBA experience, including leading scorer Norris Cole (13.7 points), Jodie Meeks, Gary Clark, Frank Mason, and Craig Sword.
Pargo played at Gonzaga from 2005-2009, averaging 9.3 points and 4.4 assists before embarking on a lengthy professional career. He played in Israel before coming back to the states to play in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies. After stops in Cleveland and Philadelphia, Pargo went back overseas and made stops in Israel, Russia, China, Italy, and back in the U.S. with the G-League.
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