Its glad to see Gustavo Ayon leading Mexico on a 3-0 start for team Mexico at FIBA Americas Pre-World Championships who gives 4 spots for 2014 World Championship at Spain.
Its only 3 games so far, bit Gustavo has shown leadership on both ends, meanwhile team defense has given Mexico a 3-0 start at Caracas 2013.
Ayon stats thru 3 games:
1.- vs Veneluela (Host), 22pts, 18reb(7off), 4as, 4blocks on 35min
2.- vs Paraguay, 14pts (on a 7/7fg nite), 2 reb, 2as, on a 14min (blowout)
3.- vs Dominican Rep (Al Horford not participated), 16pts, 8reb, 2blocks, on 25min (fouled out).
This guy can really play and hustle.
Dominican Republic (1-2) was a favorite to be on España 2014, they stated with a blowout against Argentina (another favorite), but they now have lost against Host Venezuela(2-1) and Mexico(3-0).
ATL Hawks newly aquired Gustavo Ayon, just made Mexico´s Team a BIG Surprise Champs at FIBA´s Americas Championship.
They beat Puerto Rico in a close match 91-89.
Gustavo had a 20pts, 16reb & former UCLA´s Lorenzo Mata add 14pts, 10reb to led Mexico´s frontcourt againts a deeper and taller team PR (Blakman, Santiago, Sánchez, Villafañe). Mexico outrebound 33-24 PR.
Also, former SFU Jovan Harris (Mex) 23pts and UCal´s Jorge Gutiérrez 11pts, who matched against NBA expierened guard JJ Barea and Carlos Arroyo (20 & 23pts).
The game was tied with 1 munute to play, Mexico hit crucial FT´s, and still PR had a chance to win it at the buzzer 3pt open shot by Galindo, but didnt went in.
Mexico got GOLD, Puerto Rico SILVER and Argentina Bronce
He's not bad. Definitely a good 5-10min rotation guy. Very cheap at that also. Underrated passer, hustle player and has a nice set of offensive moves. Thought he was a decent pick up for the Magic, but then we traded him to the Bucks and didn't seem like he played very much.