Romeo Weems went to Argentina hoping to have a great experience.
The New Haven junior left the country with a gold medal. Weems and his U.S. select 16-and-under teammates went 5-0 at the FIBA U16 Americas in Formosa, Argentina.
The U.S. defeated Canada, 111-60, on Sunday to earn their fifth straight FIBA U16 gold medal. The team held Canada to 29.6 percent shooting in the championship game, while shooting 60 percent.
New Haven junior Romeo Weems won a gold medal with the U.S. 16u team over the weekend. (Photo: USA Basketball)
Weems had four points and eight rebounds in the gold medal game. He played 20 minutes, which was the third highest on the team.
On Saturday, Weems scored 17 points in a 121-49 victory over Argentina to help the team advance in the gold medal game. That was just one part of Weems weekend as he also learned he picked up another college offer.
After garnering interest from Ohio State University, Michigan State and others, Weems added an offer from the University of Michigan.
"I think the offers are great for him, knowing that colleges are taking notice of his talent, work ethic, leadership and success both on and off the basketball court," New Haven coach Tedaro France II said.
"He has stayed humble through all of these experiences and he continues to work each and everyday to get better."
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