U.S. Got the gold. Yawn. Spain got the Silver. Yawn.
Russia got the Bronze...
What seemed like a relative guarantee for Argentina ( Stay Healthy = Podium Finish ) turn ugly when in the final seconds Argentina gave away a late lead to the Russians. Even more important in my view is the emergence of one, Alexander "Sasha" Kaun as the countries most dominant post man.
Sure, Kirilenko can do more, but he's a glorified wing.
Mozgov is bigger, but in the biggest game of their teams tournament, Who did the Russians Go to for the majority of the minutes? Sasha. As was the case at Kansas, Sasha didn't always stuff the stat sheets, but his play down low was Key in back to back games against the NBA Gasol's of Spain, and Argentina's Scola. Playing well against NBA opponents, usually means you are deserving of a roster spot, Sasha proved himself deserving again today.
Congratulations Sasha, continue to make us Jayhawks Proud.