Toronto 94, Chien Hsin Tech 89... Before another overflow crowd of better than 5,000, 6’0″ Evan Shadkami had 28 points and clinched the game late with 4 clutch free throws as U of T captured the Bronze medal in Taiwan. CHU is the second local team in the tournament out of Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
Blues also got a break-out game from 6’3″ freshman Inaki Alvarez who had 17 points and 5 assists in 21 minutes, helping run Blues efficient offense. Toronto played a strong road game, shooting 83% from the free throw line and turning it over just 7 times the entire game.
6’3″ Nic Paradina added 18 points on a very tidy 8-12 shooting from the floor including a pair of threes, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the Blues in a tight game that Blues led by 5 at the half. 6’8″ Daniel Johanssen had 12 points and 3 boards in 28 minutes.
Shadkami added 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals while going 6 for 16 from downtown and was named a tournament all-star.
Blues now return home to get set to face Duke Blue Devils in about four weeks.