The United States won the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup on Sunday. Featuring former Tar Heels Kendall Marshall and Larry Drew II, the Americans defeated Argentina 81-76 to claim the title.
Larry Drew averaged 4.6 points over five games while shooting 53.9 percent from the field. He added 5.0 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds. Marshall put up 3.6 points during the tournament and shot 37.5 percent from the field. A two-year player at UNC, Marshall added 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
FINAL: 🇺🇸 #USABAmeriCup 81, 🇦🇷 Argentina 76.
What. A. Win. The USA erases a 20-point second half deficit to claim #AmeriCup2017 gold! pic.twitter.com/PJtcCKfUbV
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) September 4, 2017
Check out this nifty play by Marshall in the Championship game:
.@KButter5 with the moves! @cabboficial 🇦🇷 vs @usabasketball 🇺🇸 #AmeriCup2017 pic.twitter.com/F7b1cYLyfP
— FIBA (@FIBA) September 4, 2017
Here is a screen grab of Marshall and Drew walking off the court. Of course many remember that Marshall took over the starting point job at North Carolina from Drew during the 2010-2011 season. Drew would leave the UNC program mid-season shortly after that decision was made.
They are friends! pic.twitter.com/oD9Fx2jBPd
— Turner Walston (@TurnerWalston) September 4, 2017
During the 2016-17 season Marshall played for G-League’s Reno Big Horns. He was on the Los Angeles Clippers summer league team. Drew played on the Philadelphia 76ers Summer league team in 2017.