Michael Gilchrist, once again has a monster game as he leads the way for Team USA U17 to the championship game today vs Poland.Michael Gilchrist scored 30 points and grabbed 15 boards Saturday to spark a 103-83 win for the United States over Canada in semifinal action at the FIBA Under-17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany.
Gilchrist, a 6-foot-7 forward from St. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ) regarded as the top class of 2011 prospect in the nation, connected on 11-of-15 field goal attempts and snared six offensive rebounds. His effort helped the Americans stay perfect in the event (7-0) and reach the finals where they will meet Poland – a 75-65 winner over Lithuania.
Marquis Teague of Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.) had a modest statistical performance with six points and five assists., but drew praise from USA head coach Don Showalter.
"Teague came off the bench and ignited our defense," Showalter said.