USA Midwest, Harris win Nike Global Challenge

  • 08/08/2011 6:43 am in

The USA Midwest team, featuring 2012 IU recruiting target Gary Harris, beat Canada 99-94 last night in Hillsboro, Oregon to win the Nike Global Challenge.

Harris finished with nine points, two steals and a rebound in 11 minutes off the bench in the championship game. He rolled his ankle driving to the basket late in the third quarter and did not return.

In three games at the event, Harris averaged 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in 16.3 minutes per game. He shot 15-of-29 from the field for 51.7 percent.

The Global Challenge is the final event in Nike’s series of Skills Academies.

The five-star guard from Hamilton Southeastern also participated in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Chicago and the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio, earlier this summer.

2012 Brewster Academy big man Mitch McGary was also on the USA Midwest roster, but was unable to play in the event due to a severe ankle sprain.

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(Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports)

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