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Tiffani WrightGirls basketball

Zama American, Japan

Last week: Averaged 19.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game as the Trojans began their Japan Basketball League season by venturing north to chilly Misawa Air Base and coming away with two victories at the Robert D. Edgren High School Eagles’ Nest.

Wright, a senior center, scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Trojans’ 45-29 victory last Friday, then tallied 19 points and pulled down 17 boards as Zama completed the weekend sweep by topping Edgren 50-36.

“Tiffani has a keen awareness of her location on the court and has the ‘ball sense’ to take advantage of every game situation and place herself in the proper position to score,” said Wright’s coach, Veronica Tipton-Jones. “She communicates well with her teammates. She is a guiding voice to the other post players and respects the perimeter play of the guards.”

Sean WiseBoys basketball

Taegu American, South Korea

Last week: Averaged 20 points, all coming off the bench, as the Warriors won two weekend games against International Christian-Seoul and International Christian-Uijongbu to improve to 2-1.

Wise, a sophomore “sixth man,” scored 20 points in each game, and hit a total of 10 three-pointers, as Taegu American outgunned the Guardians 69-59 on Friday at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field House, and routed the Eagles 82-40 at the Warriors’ home gym on Camp George.

“Sean is a strong shooter,” said coach Chance Wilson of Wise, an honors student. “He is a very respectful young man. He comes off the bench and immediately looks to get involved offensively. He has the ability to change the game’s momentum within a few trips down the floor.”

— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff


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