NBA Academy products make their mark for Australia at U16 Asian Championship
FOSHAN (FIBA U16 Asia Championship) - NBA Global Academy members Tamuri Wigness and Wani Swaka Lo Buluk have both made a big difference for Australia in their maiden FIBA U16 Asia Championship campaign.
Both Wigness and Lo Buluk have been very productive for the Crocs, helping them remain unbeaten after four games and enter the Final that will be played tomorrow.
Wigness, hyped as the "Next Kyrie Irving" back in Australia, exploded in today's Semi-Final, where he torched New Zealand with 25 points. He shot a perfect 10-of-10 from the field, including hitting all 3 of his three-point attempts in leading the Crocs to the big win. He currently ranks among the tournament's top ten in assists and three-point shooting.
Lo Buluk, for his part, has been a consistent stabilizing presence for the Aussies, especially in their last two games, both of which were elimination contests. Against Korea, Lo Buluk was clutch, scoring majority of his 15 points in the final period, while he netted 22 points today in their blowout win over New Zealand. On many occasions, Lo Buluk has even showed his versatility by defending the opposing team's playmakers while also protecting the rim for the Crocs.
Both Wigness and Lo Buluk will certainly be among Australia's main weapons when they play for their first ever FIBA U16 Asia title on Day 7, and if they continue this kind of production, then they will surely give even more credence to their being members of the NBA Global Academy.