Wolves guard J.J. Barea earns tournament MVP honors in Tuto Marchand
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Wolves guard J.J. Barea earned Tournament MVP honors while playing for Puerto Rico's national team in the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup.
In four games, the diminutive guard averaged 18.3 points per game, which was second among players in the tournament. Puerto Rico won the tournament championship, and went 4-0 overall.
Here's Barea's game log, courtesy of the Wolves PR staff:
vs. Canada - 23pts 8ast 4reb 7-11fg 2-3 3pt in 30min
vs. Dominican Republic - 10pts 9ast 7reb 2-9fg 2-4 3pt in 26min
vs. Brazil - 19pts 6ast 4reb 6-9fg 0-2 3pt in 29min
vs. Argentina - 21pts 8ast 1reb 5-8fg 3-5 3pt in 24min
He'll also play for Puerto Rico in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship Tournament, which starts Friday in Caracas, Venezeula. If you're into it, you can catch that tournament at ESPN3.com, and the championship game on September 11 will be aired on ESPN2.
This is Puerto Rico's FIBA Americas preliminary round schedule, again, courtesy of Wolves PR:
Friday, Aug. 30 vs. Brazil at 4:30 pm CT
Saturday, Aug. 31 vs. Canada at 1:00 pm CT
Sunday, Sept. 1 vs. Uruguay at 7:00 pm CT
Monday, Sept. 2 vs. Jamaica at 1:00 pm CT