AU's Barrett Leads Reach USA to Victory

Rasheem Barrett

Shanxi, China--Rasheem Barrett put together his best performance of the tour as Reach USA rallied to defeat Zhe Jiang 90-81 on Saturday as the Auburn guard led all scorers with 23 points.

Barrett, who will be a junior for Coach Jeff Lebo's Tigers for the 2007-2008 season, hit 9-14 field goals vs. the team from the Chinese Basketball Association. He added five rebounds, three assists and three steals and was 4-4 on free throws.

His Auburn teammate, senior-to-be forward Quan Prowell, just missed a double-double. Prowell scored 16 points for the Americans and added nine rebounds. Prowell hit 7-12 field goals and was 2-2 at the foul line.

Reach USA rallied from a 12-point deficit in the third quarter to pull out the victory. Auburn assistant coach Bryan Bartley coached the final five games for Reach USA while Texas Pan-American head coach Tom Schuberth was in charge of the first three.

Prowell averaged 15.5 points and 7.4 rebounds for Reach USA posted a 6-2 record on the tour. Barrett averaged 12.4 points and 4.6 rebounds.

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