Trinity Episcopal's Bacot helps national team win gold
Fred Jeter | 6/30/2018, 9:27 a.m.
Armando Bacot has lifted his basketball game to the international level.
The rising senior at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond played a significant role in USA Basketball Men’s U-18 National Team’s gold medal show at FIBA America’s Championships in St. Catharines, Canada.
Listed at 6-foot-9 and 227 pounds, Bacot had 13 points and eight rebounds in USA’s 113-74 victory over host Canada in the title match on June 16.
Earlier, Bacot had 16 points and nine rebounds against the Dominican Republic and 17 points and six rebounds against Panama.
Team USA, never seriously challenged, finished 6-0, with Canada 5-1 and Argentina 4-2.
Team USA was coached by University of Kansas Coach Bill Self, with assistants Anthony Grant of the University of Dayton and Danny Manning of Wake Forest University.