Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! That was about as good of an American weekend as you're going to get. First our boy Jalen Brunson takes over to lead the U19 team to a gold medal in Greece and then the USWNT goes H.A.M. against Japan scoring 4 goals in 15 minutes to put the game to bed. Oh, and the 4th of July rocked, as usual.
P.S. - Carli Lloyd, I love you.
And now, the "news."
Q&A: Villanova's Jay Wright talks NCAA loss, top recruit Jalen Brunson | CBSSports.com
Villanova's Jay Wright says an NCAA tourney upset to NC State stung, but is in the past. Helping to relive that sting is freshman PG Jalen Brunson.
Villanova's Jalen Brunson leads U.S. to FIBA U19 gold | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Incoming Villanova point guard Jalen Brunson had 14 points and seven assists to help the United States to the FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal.
Pelicans re-sign Dante Cunningham for three years | The Bird Writes
Dante will get $9M over 3 years, with the third year being a player option.
Darrun Hilliard struggles in Summer League debut | NBA.com
Darrun Hilliard finished the game with 5 points (2-10 FG) and a pair of turnovers. His -27 +/- rating was the lowest on the team.
Hilliard rebounds as Pistons defeat Clippers | NBA.com
Sunday was a much better day for Darrun Hilliard. 9 points (3-10 FG) and some good defense will have him feeling better.
July Live Period Preview | City of Basketball Love
All your favorite Philly-area prospects will be hitting the court in the next two to three weeks for the last major events of the summer.
Steve Nash is training with Cosmos | NY Daily News
Steve Nash is making a comeback in New York. Just not in basketball. Chris has played against him in NYC men's leagues - he is very, very good and could definitely play professionally.