Originally Posted by gabepizza
Yeah and if top African players like Ibaka and Deng played for their country of birth instead of whoring themselves out to European teams.
True, although I can't blame Deng with the situation in Sudan.
- Mozambique gave Angola a tough test through 3 quarters before Angola's class shone through and they pulled away in the 4th. This has ben a common theme so far in Afrobasket.
- Ivory Coast absolutely dominated a tough Senegal by 28 points. The hosts are definitely contenders. Senegal regularly puts out a lineup with 3 guys over 6'10" but Ivory Coast were able to counter their length without too much trouble.
- Morocco had an easy win over Rwanda earlier. They have a better team than I remember and played Tunisia evenly right up to the buzzer a few nights ago.
- Makrem Ben Romdhane from Tunisia is a beast. He's an athletic 6'8-6'9" combo forward who can do it all on offense. He has good handles, tremendous offensive instincts, and is an excellent rebounder. He just signed with Murcia in the Spanish League and has NBA potential. He just wrapped up a 19 point first quarter.
Some highlights from the Olympics where he had an impressive game against team USA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPATwijtdJQ