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Ball Brothers help Team JBA USA extend winning streak with win over Polpharma

Sometimes people mess around and get a triple double. What do you do when they’re two steals short from a quadruple double? LaMelo Ball scored 28 points with 18 assists, 14 rebounds and eight steals to lead Team JBA USA to a 151-133 victory over Polpharma Skarszewy Gdansk on Thursday evening at the Skarszewy Sports...
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Davis, Hollis leads Team JBA USA to victory in Estonia

BY MANNY ALVAREZ/JBA WRITER RAPLA, ESTONIA – After going with a small lineup on Sunday, Team JBA USA had to go with a bigger lineup against a much taller Rapla squad. ` Luckily, 6-10 big man Melvin Davis delivered. Davis scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead JBA USA to...
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Team JBA USA pulls off another second half comeback, beats Zenit in Russia

BY MANNY ALVAREZ/JBA USA WRITER SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – No lead is safe and Team JBA USA proved that. Down by 22 points midway in the second quarter, JBA USA called a timeout. They adjusted and left at halftime down by 14 points. They returned for the second half a different team. Led by LaMelo...
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Team effort from JBA USA in historic victory over CSKA Moscow

The last time LaMelo Ball left a game early, Team JBA USA struggled, lost their 18 point lead and took a brutal loss in Lithuania. Midway through the fourth quarter, LaMelo Ball fouled out with 31 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. This time around, the entire team stepped up. It took an extra period,...
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Hollis, Springer lead JBA USA to victory over Liepaja

After the victory in Svendborg, Denmark, Curtis Hollis was asked to take a different offensive role. Hollis and Je’rrell Springer definitely took a different role in Team JBA USA 131-118 victory over Liepaja on Monday at the Liepajas Olimpiskais centrs in Liepaja, Latvia. Springer led JBA USA (2-2) with 36 points to go with his...
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Press Release: LaMelo Ball: “The incident is behind us“

Alytus, Lithuania – A brawl that took place on Monday during the game between Alytus Dzukija and Junior Basketball Association (JBA) USA prevented both teams from displaying their best basketball, and showcasing a sporting event of the highest quality for the spectators. The incident that took place in the middle of the third quarter, had...
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JBA USA News and Notes (10/4/18)

Every week, we will give weekly news and notes on the JBA USA squad as they travel around the world.   JBA USA MAKES ROSTER CHANGES Monday’s game against Alytaus-Dzukija was a tale of two halves. Once the field general, LaMelo Ball, was ejected from the game after an altercation with Mindaugas Susinskas — the...
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JBA USA loses Melo and game to Dzukija

JBA USA had control of the entire game, but couldn’t finish without their general on offense. JBA USA let an 18 point lead slip as Alytaus-Dzukija came back with a 124-116 victory on Monday night at Alytaus Arena in Lithuania. JBA USA got off to a quick start and control the entire first half thanks...
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JBA USA fall short in Lithuania

Despite getting off to a good start to begin the game, JBA USA couldn’t keep up with Sintek-Jonava high flying three pointers and rebounds. JBA USA put up a fight in the second half, but fell short in a 126-118 loss to Sintek-Jonava on Saturday night at Jonava Sporto Arena in Jonava, Lithuania. Despite a...
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