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Mexico On Verge of World Cup

By Jaryd Wilson

New Atlanta Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 19 points to help Mexico to a 100-89 win over Jamaica in the FIBA Americas Championship Saturday, putting Mexico in position to improbably qualify for next year’s World Cup in Spain. Currently tied for second in the eight-team group, Ayón’s team needs only a win over Puerto Rico or a... »

Antić, Ayón Shine Friday In FIBA Qualifying

By Jaryd Wilson

Macedonia is still alive in EuroBasket 2013, thanks in large part to Pero Antić’s 16-points, 14-rebound performance in an 89-75 win over previously unbeaten Serbia. Antić struggled from three but was able to get most of his inside shots to fall and added five free throws.  Macedonia, which lost two close games to open the... »

Ayón Gets Breather, Mexico Clinches Spot In Second Round

By Jaryd Wilson

New Atlanta Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 14 points in just 14 minutes as Mexico easily cruised into round two of the FIBA Americas Championship with an 87-65 win over Paraguay Sunday. Ayón made all seven shots he attempted, but Mexico probably didn’t even need him to take the floor Sunday.  With a game tomorrow against... »