Christie Named to All-Tournament Team, Ford Team FG% Leader
Clemson, SC-Clemson incoming freshmen Chey Christie and Sharrod Ford
both led the United States team in statistical categories during the
Global Games in Dallas, TX last week. Statistics for the event were
released on Wednesday.
Christie led the team in three-point shooting, connecting on
11-18 from long range in the five games he played in the event. The
6-4 guard averaged 15 points per game and shot 29-49 from the field
overall, 59.2 percent. He also had 12 rebounds and five assists
against just three turnovers.
Christie had a high of 23 points in the opening game of the
tournament against Puerto Rico. He made 9-12 shots from the field
overall, including 5-5 on three-point shots. His three-point goal in
the last few seconds sent the game into overtime before Puerto Rico
came away with a 112-110 victory. All of his three point goals in
that game came in the second half. It was one of three games in
which Christie led the United States team in scoring. His 15.0
average for the event was second best on the team.
Ford led the team in field goal percentage with a 75 percent
mark (12-16). He scored 25 points in the five games and also had
eight rebounds and three blocked shots. He had a 4-4 shooting night
against Puerto Rico in the final game of the tournament.