July 28, 2015
Deanna Weaver and USA All-Stars teammates at Four Nations Tournament in China July 17-27, 2015, photo courtesy of Deanna Weaver.
- Wenshan City All-Tournament Team (July 17-19)
- Shenzhen City Tournament Defensive MVP (July 25-27)
SHENZHEN, China - Boise State alumna Deanna Weaver was named the Defensive MVP of the Shenzhen City Tournament on Monday helping the NetScouts USA All-Star women's basketball team to the title and the overall championship of the Four Nations Tournament July 17-27. Weaver scored a team-high 16 points in the championship game against China on Monday (July 27) and averaged 12.3 points per game over the three-game tournament at Shenzhen.
Weaver has been in China since July 15 competing with the NetScouts USA All-Stars in the Four Nations Tournament that was held in three stages/sub-tournaments throughout the country. The USA opened by placing second in stage one the Wenshan City Tournament July 17-19 going 2-1 where Weaver averaged 14.7 points per game and earning all-tournament honors. The Americans then swept through the final two stages to claim both titles at the Chenzhou City Tournament July 21-23, as well as winning the Shenzhen City Tournament yesterday (July 27) to conclude the trip to China.
Weaver averaged 12.3 points per game during the nine game tournament as the Americans went 8-1 overall to win the Four Nations Tournament overall championship. The nations involved included the USA All-Stars and teams from China, Denmark and Poland. Each stage was a round-robin format with each team playing the others once during all three stages.
There were many highlights for Weaver in her first professional tournament since graduating from Boise State this past May. In stage one at Wenshan she scored double figure points in all three games beginning with 13 points and nine rebounds against Poland (July 17) in a 53-39 USA victory. Weaver followed that with 14 points versus Denmark (July 18) in an American 63-53 victory. She scored her tournament-high 17 points against China (July 19) in the USA's lone loss of the competition by a 74-67 score.
In stage two at Chenzhou Weaver did not score as much but was dominating on the glass. The native of Santa Clara, Calif., had six points, team-high 13 rebounds (eight offensive) and three steals against Poland (July 21) in a 68-43 win. Weaver recorded four points and a tournament-high 16 rebounds (11 defensive) in a 67-58 victory versus Denmark (July 22). The low game for Weaver in the nine games was against China (July 23) at Chenzhou where she was held to five points (her rebound total was unavailable) in a 78-71 USA victory.
The final stage saw Weaver bring both her offensive and defensive games to the Shenzhen City Tournament. She recorded a double-double in the 68-52 USA victory over Poland (July 25) with 14 points and team-high 12 rebounds. Weaver tallied seven points, 11 rebounds and team-high three steals in a 88-62 win versus Denmark (July 26). She then capped the tournament off with her team-high 16 points and team-best four steals against China (July 27).