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Caleb Houstan double-double too much for Brazil at U16 FIBA Americas

Caleb Houstan Double Double Too Much For Brazil At U16 Fiba Americas
Caleb Houstan Double Double Too Much For Brazil At U16 Fiba Americas

Rising Canadian star Caleb Houstan 28-point, 10-rebound double-double paced Canada to a 90-67 win over tournament hosts Brazil at the 2019 U16 FIBA Americas in Blem.

Caleb Houstan (Mississauga, Ont.) opened the scoring for Canada with back-to-back triples to give Canada the early 6-2 advantage and finished with 16 points, 6 rebounds in the first-half as Canada held a 44-34 half-time advantage.

Caleb Houston drives past Brazilian defender Emanuel Fernandes – Photo: FIBA

Houstan, a 6’9, 185-pound, class of 2022 forward who completed his first high school season stateside at Montverde Academy, continued to dominated the game on both ends — finishing 10-of-21 from the floor, including knocking down 4-of-10 smooth looking three-pointers in 31 minutes.

†The five-star guard performance ties Kevin Pangos’ 2009 record for the most points scored by a Canadian in a FIBA Americas U16 championship event. Pangos scored 28 points, added 7 steals and five assists in 106-81 June 21st win over Venezuela in Mendoza, Argentina.

Boxscore: Canada vs. Venezuela 2009 FIBA U16 Americas Championships
Shaedon Sharpe Brazil At U16 Fiba Americas
Shaedon Sharpe drives to the basket against Brazil at 2019 U16 FIBA Americas – FIBA

Shaedon Sharpe (London, Ont) another highly touted prospect added 13 first-half points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists on a efficient 6-of-9 shooting.

Ryan Nembhard (Aurora, Ont) the younger brother of Florida Gators starting point guard and Canadian senior men’s national team player had another stellar performance with 9 points and 9 assists in 24 minutes.

Brampton’s Dylan Kalambay (8 points, 9 rebounds) was a force to be reckoned with on offensive glass pulling down 8 of Canada’s 26 offensive rebounds.

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The Canadian’s out-rebounded Brazil 57-41.

Brazil kept it close behind a cheerful and supportive home-crowd — taking their only lead of the game 12-11 mid-way through the first-quarter.

Enoch Boakye Canada Vs Brazil 2019 Fiba U16 Americas
Canadian forward Enoch Boakye attempts a block against Brazil’s Matheus Leoni – Photo: Fiba

The hosts limited Canada’s transition game in the second-quarter, outscoring the Canadians 19-17, but trailed 69-55 at end of the third-quarter

Canada opened the fourth-quarter with two-hand slam by 6’9″ big man Enoch Boakye who struggled with foul-trouble to finish with 3 points and 7 rebounds.

Team Canada (2-0) will look to stay perfect as they concluded group B action with a game against face Puerto Rico (1-1) tomorrow.

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