John Calipari's stacked Dominican Republic team might have taken home the gold, but Villanova's Dylan Ennis was able to help Jamaica secure a piece of hardware to bring home from the Centrobasket tournament. Ennis scored 13 points in a game against Mexico that secured a spot for Jamaica in the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals, they couldn't overcome host-country Puerto Rico and were dropped into the bronze medal game, where they faced Panama on Sunday. Ennis scored 10 points and had 2 assists and 2 rebounds in the loss.
On Sunday night, Jamaica was able to walk away with a big 78-54 win over the Panamanians. According to TalkBasket.net:
Young guns like Dylan Ennis, who surprisingly came out of nowhere to play a solid tournament, and forward Vashil Fernandez are two out of many young Jamaicans who are currently playing and studying in the U.S. and could be contributing even more a few years from now.
"Thank you to everyone who supported me through this National Team Journey," Ennis tweeted. "Each one of yall mean something to me. Appreciate the love!"
The win over Mexico also locked the Jamaicans into a spot for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.