Deck, Campazzo, Pangos, Olynyk and Jenkins were the brightest stars of the second games of Window 4
MIAMI (United States) - Gabriel Deck had a special night in Argentina’s victory over Bahamas and was the most outstanding player of Window 4’s Day 2 of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers.
The Argentinian power forward scored 37 points – his career-high representing his country – to guide his nation to an important win in their quest to qualify to the World Cup. The Real Madrid star added 7 rebounds, an assist and a steal for an efficiency score of 36, the best of the night.
His 37 points also tied the most by an individual scorer in these Americas Qualifiers, matching Braian Angola from Colombia who had the same amount in Window 1 against Uruguay.
Another Argentinian who had a big showing was Facundo Campazzo. The speedy point guard had a 17-point, 10-asisst double-double. He also shined bright on defense, grabbing 3 rebounds and notching 3 steals for an efficiency score of 23.
Canadians Kevin Pangos and Kelly Olynyk also solidified their place among the most outstanding players, each with efficiency scores of 25 in their box scores as Canada defeated Panama, 106-50. The Canadians remain undefeated in the Qualifiers.
Pangos, currently playing for Olimpia Milano in Italy, scored 17 points and showed excellent accuracy by shooting 5/7 from beyond the arc (71 percent). He also pulled down 5 rebounds and added 5 assists.
Olynyk, from the Detroit Pistons, put his NBA experience on display by patrolling the paint against Panama, finishing with a stat line of 18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and a block.
American John Jenkins rounded out the ideal five-man squad after scoring 26 points and leading his country to a 95-77 victory over Colombia.
Jenkins had an efficiency score of 21 after shooting 8/14 from three-point territory. He also had a rebound and an assist.