After making the World University Games basketball team for the United States, Luke Hancock was ready to showcase his shooting skills to the entire world. And boy did he certainly showed his worth in the USA’s exhibition match against Russia last Thursday.
Hancock outscored every US player en route to a 94-60 US victory over the Russians on the Fourth of July. Hancock finished the game with 14 points, 1 assist, and 1 steal, while going 5-10 from the field and shooting 2-4 from behind the arc. Way to go Luke. He’s finally showing that his shoulder is fully healed and what he truly is capable of. I can already predict, with all of the journalistic integrity in my body, that Luke will be absolutely lights out next season.
The US plays the United Arab Emirates today and the game will be televised on ESPNU at 7 pm. I trust that you all will be watching. I mean, there’s double the reasons! First and foremost is the love of country, and secondly is support for Luke. You’ll also want to go ahead and watch to begin adjusting to the pure shooting of Hancock. If you aren’t prepared come later this year, you may or may not go into shock. So not watching is really kind of a health risk…just saying.*
And now, Luke Hancock scoring points is good for the whole country. Then again, that was already obvious before the World University Games.
Below is a Team USA box score from usabasketball.com:
*Obviously you’ll be fine if you don’t watch the WUG. Well, unless my respect means anything to you (which it probably doesn’t), you’ll be fine.**
**And even if you don’t watch, it’s not like I’ll know.