Flynn, Mayo help U.S. win
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Niagara Falls' Jonathan Flynn had a game-high 10 assists to go along with two points and three steals to help the U.S. junior national team to a 100-80 victory over the World Select Team in the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday.
"I think I was successful," said Flynn, a Syracuse signee who matched Kansas State recruit Michael Beasley in playing a team-high 23 minutes. "Coach [Pat Fitterer] was bringing up to me how I played the most minutes, and I think that was due to me just getting my teammates involved, making people run, getting them the ball in spots where they could score. To be an effective point guard at the next level, that's what you have to do."
After a disappointing showing at the McDonald's All-American game last month, O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 20 points for the U.S. team, which jumped to a 40-13 lead in the second quarter.
Kevin Durant of Texas captured the John R. Wooden Award in a runaway Saturday, becoming the first freshman to win the trophy and completing a sweep of the top six national male player of the year honors. Candace Parker, who led Tennessee to its seventh NCAA title, won the women's Wooden Award.
Buffalo boxer Lionell Thompson was eliminated in the USA Boxing's Midwest Trials in Cincinnati. Thompson lost to Angel Concepcion of East Orange, N.J. in a four-round decision in the light heavyweight finals. Thompson and Excell Holmes of Buffalo will next compete in the New York State Golden Gloves championship this weekend in Syracase. Holmes was eliminated in the Midwest trials semifinals. Both boxers train at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.