It's been the Jabari Parker
show through two days at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico.
A day after tallying 27 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Brazil, the rising junior from Simeon (Chicago, Ill.)
notched a team-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and five steals as the United States downed Argentina 102-81.
Six other Americans finished in double figures with Parker's Simeon teammate Kendrick Nunn
registering the next-highest total with 14 points. Larry Austin Jr.
(11 points), Aaron Gordon
(10), Jahlil Okafor
(10 points, team-high 11 rebounds), Tyus Jones
(10 points, team-high seven assists) and Theo Pinson
(10) helped the United States reach 100 points for the second time in as many games at the event.
"Our depth is tremendous," United States head coach Don Showalter said. "We always tell them 'it's not about me, it's about we.' When you're representing USA Basketball, nobody cares how many points anybody gets. It's just a matter of USA Basketball winning the game in the end."
Argentina held a 23-22 advantage after the first quarter, but the United States continued to own the second by outscoring the South American squad 30-11. The USA dominated Brazil 22-3 in the second stanza Tuesday.
The United States did receive some bad news Wednesday as Stanley Johnson
of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
injured a finger and is expected to sit out the remainder of the tournament. The team hits the court again Thursday for the final preliminary game against Costa Rica, who Argentina beat in ugly fashion 130-28 in the opening game.