Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 9/3/13
Coming into the 2013 FIBA Americas tournament, the Canadian National team looked far from a dominant force as they had just lost four consecutive games in exhibition play in the Tuto Marchand Cup the week before the Americas tournament began. Fast-forward to the end of Phase 1 of the Americas tournament and the Canadian National team has shown they are a force to be reckoned with, specifically their defense; and one player who has taken a strong leadership role is San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph. Late Tuesday evening, Canada defeated Uruguay in blow out fashion 93 to 67. Though he wasn't the leading scorer in the game, Joseph was the aggressor from the tip as he scored 10 points in the first quarter for Canada. Joseph would finish with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 4 turnovers. One reason for Joseph's increased scoring in the Americas tournament has been his decision to attempt more 3-pointers. He connected on 3-of-4 three
PLAYERS: Cory Joseph
TEAMS: San Antonio Spurs
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