UMBC incoming freshman guard Jose Placer (Orlando, Fla./Master's Academy) is competing for Puerto Rico in the FIBA Under-18 Americas Championships in St. Catherines, Ontario. The team is off to a 2-0 start in Group A play with wins over Panama, 84-51, on Sunday and Dominican Republic, 108-94, on Monday. Puerto Rico is set to take on defending champion United States, coached by Kansas' Bill Self in the final game of group play today. Placer has scored 10 points in each game. The quarterfinals take place Thursday and all games are televised by YouTube.com/FIBA.
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