John Marshall’s Isaiah Todd wins gold in Argentina
6/24/2017, 1:30 p.m.
Isaiah Todd is returning from South America with a gold medal.
The 6-foot-10 rising sophomore at Richmond’s John Marshall High School helped the United States team to the FIBA Americas U-16 Basketball Championship on June 14 through 18 in Formosa, Argentina.
The U.S. team trounced Canada 111-60 for the crown on Sunday, June 18. Earlier, the U.S. team routed Puerto Rico 110-69; the Dominican Republic, 94-45; Mexico, 127-52; and host Argentina, 121-49, in the semifinals.
Todd enjoyed one of his best games against Argentina, scoring eight points, grabbing nine rebounds and blocking a shot.
He had 12 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots against Mexico and seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks against Puerto Rico.
Todd made the U.S. team earlier in June at a tryout camp in Colorado Springs, Colo.
As a John Marshall freshman, Todd averaged 12.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks, aiding the Justices to a 19-7 record and a trip to the state 3A quarterfinals.