The selection of Tyrese Halliburton (23, Indiana Pacers) is approaching as a gift to the US basketball team.

The U.S., to which Halliburton belongs, won 98-88, 10 points, in an evaluation match against Spain held in Malaga, Spain on the morning of the 14th (Korean time).

The first half of the day was led by Jaylen Brunson and Austin Reeves, and the second half by Anthony Edwards, who was responsible for scoring for the United States. However, Halliburton dominated the game in a different way.스포츠토토

Halliburton scored only 4 points, but recorded 3 rebounds, 12 assists and 2 steals. In particular, in a close match in the 4th quarter, the scene of stealing the opponent’s ball through forward pressure defense and connecting it with a fast dunk led to victory. Afterwards, the US national team induced a quick transition attack and drove Spain hard, winning 98-88, 10 points.

In the evaluation match against Puerto Rico on the 8th, he showed off his passing ability with 7 points and 12 assists. Then, on the 13th, when the US defeated Slovenia by 92-62, 30 points, Halliburton took a break with 10 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, but after wearing the US national team uniform, he delivered 30 assists to his teammates in 3 games. did.

Halliburton, who entered his third year last season, recorded an average of 20.7 points and 10.4 assists (second in the NBA), living up to his belief in himself. It is regrettable that he missed a lot of games due to injury, but he did not miss efficiency, raising the field goal rate by 49.0% and the 3-point success rate by 40.0% even when the volume increased.

Recognized for this performance, Halliburton succeeded in signing a huge five-year, up to $260M contract with Indiana this offseason. That means Indiana’s future and the clear No. 1 spot on Team USA behind Reggie Miller.

Meanwhile, Halliburton is scheduled to play against Greece in Abu Dhabi, UAE on the 19th.