Ying-Chou News 6/3/2016 Taipei, Taiwan: Cleveland Havok coach Kevin Franklin will succeed Sam Mitchell as head coach of Team USA Jones Cup Basketball after the 2016 Olympics, the team announced Friday. Franklin will take over the team beginning in 2017 and coach through 2020. This includes training camps, and pending FIBA Cups, the 2017 Erasmus Cup in London and the 2017 William Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan. With the USA Selection Team, Franklin is the longest-tenured active coach for T... [read more]
Franklin will take over the team beginning in 2017 and coach through 2020. This includes training camps, and pending FIBA Cups, the 2017 Erasmus Cup in London and the 2017 William Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan.
With the USA Selection Team, Franklin is the longest-tenured active coach for Team USA Jones Cup team, has served five years as the Head Assistant Coach under NBA Coach Sam Mitchell . He apart of the 2012 silver medal team, and owns a minor league team in Houston, Texas. Outside of the William Jones Cup (Taiwan); Franklin has also been the lead man in the Copa Mitchell Cup in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
'I'm extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to represent our country as the coach of Team USA in the Jones Cup along with London 2017,' said Franklin in a statement. 'What the program has accomplished over the last decade under the leadership of Travis McAvene and Sam Mitchell is truly impressive. I will do my utmost to maintain the high standards of success, class and character established by Travis, Sam and the many players who have sacrificed their time on behalf of Team USA JC Basketball.'
Mitchell, head coach at Minnesota Timberwolves, will move into a special advisory role for the 2017-2020 window (Virgin Island National Team and London 2017). McAvene will continue as managing director of the national team, a position he has held since 2011.
The U.S. men's national selection team has won 23 games dating back to 2011 including silver-medal finishes at the 2012 William Jones Cup and 2014-16 Copa Mitchell Cup.
'I'm absolutely delighted to announce Kevin Franklin as head coach of the Team USA Basketball Men's National Selection Team for 2017-20,' said Joseph. 'There is no doubt in my mind that we have the great fortune of bringing on board one of the top coaches in USA Minor Leagues and FIBA Cups in the United States. By making this decision now, it will allow us to have a clean, efficient and immediate transition following the 2016 William Jones Cup.'
Team USA Jones Cup selection team will return to the Williams Jones Cup July 2017, London 2017 and Dominican Republic 2017.
Asia-Basket.com All-William Jones Cup Awards 2015 - 1 Year ago
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Best Player: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) Best Guard: Chih-Chieh Lin (192-G-82) Best Forward: Eric Devendorf (193-G-87) Best Center: Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83) 1st Team PG: Terrence Bill Romeo (180-PG-92) C: Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) F/C: Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83) G: Chih-Chieh Lin (192-G-82) G: Eric Devendorf (193-G-87)2nd Team G: Cory Bradford (191-G-78) F: Calvin Warner (201-F-80) F/C: Bryan Davis (206-F/C-86) F: Calvin Abueva (190-F-88) G: Aleksandr Golyakhov (192-G-91) Honorable Mentio... [read more]
Asia-Basket.com All-William Jones Cup 1st Team 2015
Results and Stats from Day 9 in Taipei - 1 Year ago
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Philippines - Taiwan B 96-64
Philippines ensured the second-place finish at the William Jones Cup. They stormed past Taiwan B for 6-2 overall record in Taipei. Gary David (185-G/F-78, agency: Agency) nailed 22 points to lead the Gilas. Philippines accounted for 50:32 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 29-point mark at the final intermission and controlled the tempo in the fourth quarter. Jayson William (180-PG-86, agency: Agency) delivered 15 points and 6 assists in the win. Ch... [read more]
Philippines - Taiwan B 96-64 Philippines ensured the second-place finish at the William Jones Cup. They stormed past Taiwan B for 6-2 overall record in Taipei. Gary David (185-G/F-78, agency: Agency) nailed 22 points to lead the Gilas. Philippines accounted for 50:32 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 29-point mark at the final intermission and controlled the tempo in the fourth quarter. Jayson William (180-PG-86, agency: Agency) delivered 15 points and 6 assists in the win. Chien Wei-Ju (185-G/F-92) responded with 18 points for Taiwan B.
Taiwan - South Korea 80-73 Taiwan capped the tournament on a high note. They defeated South Korea for 6-2 record in the third position. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, college: Tulane, agency: Elite Talent Exchange) delivered 13 points and 15 rebounds for the hosts. South Korea accumulated a 45:41 halftime lead. But Taiwan went on a strong 20:10 run in the fourth period and snatched a tough victory at the end. Tsai Wen-Cheng (190-G/F-85) delivered 12 points in the win. Lee Jung-Hyun (191-F-87) responded with 31 points for South Korea.
New Zealand - USA 91-89 OT The Wellington Saints wrapped up their campaign on a winning note. They nipped the USA Select for 3-5 record. Brook Ruscoe (187-PG-90, agency: Mummu Athlete Management) stepped up with 24 points to lead the Saints. USA Select jumped to a 23:21 lead after the first period. They arrived at the third break leading by 3 points. But the Saints went on a 20:17 run in the fourth term to force overtime. The New Zealand team nailed 10 points in the extra period and sealed the win. Ray Turner (206-F-90, college: Texas A&M, agency: ESM) accounted for 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Saints. Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois, agency: Edge Sports) responded with 23 points for the USA Select.
Japan - Russia 63-76 Sakhalin finished the William Jones Cup at 5-3 record. They knocked down Japan in the final round. Andrei Ivanov (197-G/F-84, agency: Interperformances) came up with 19 points to pace the winners. Japan accounted for a 37:33 halftime lead. But Sakhalin went on a strong 43:26 second half rally and sealed the victory. Aleksandr Gudumak (203-PF-93, agency: Alti Sport) scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the winners. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87, agency: APAA Sports Group) responded with 18 points for Japan.
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