Jermaine Anderson and team Canada will be taking on Team USA tonight in what will be a blood bath. The game started at 9pm AST but is being shown on tape delay in Canada (11:00pm AST) on The Score (which is sort of really annoying).
Despite being really tired I will at least watch the first half. We get to see Anderson play against Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. Let’s see if he can hang with those guys. I obviously don’t expect him to run them off the floor or anything, but to be able to watch him take on those guys will be great and sort of surreal.
I saw the first half of the game, but quickly realized that it was a blow out. They stayed close in the first quarter, but the lack of depth really showed quickly. Jermaine had a great game from what I saw. He handled the pressure really well, despite Team USA’s new found defensive intensity. He is a great ball handler and it showed. He finished the game with a team high 18 points plus 2 assists and most importantly only 1 turnover. He did not look out of place at all out there. I honestly could see him in the NBA as a third string PG on a decent team/back up on a team with a thin backcourt. His size is a bit of a problem for the NBA but he has the speed to play decent defense and he does not make a whole lot of mistakes. Anderson was probably the best Canadian on the court during the first half (English and Anthony were good in spurts, too).
On another note: Team Canada are not very good.