From Australia to Saint Mary's, Patty Mills has played in relative anonymity throughout his career. But an impressive showing at the Olympics has the nation, including NBA scouts, buzzing about this Aussie import, writes Andy Katz.
FIBA America announced Tuesday that Las Vegas and San Juan were the two finalists to host the event in August 2007 where the top two finishers will earn bids to the Olympics. A decision is due by the end of the week.
FIBA Americas gave Venezuela one last shot to come up with a suitable financial package by Monday to beat out Las Vegas or San Juan in order to host the Beijing 2008 Olympic qualifying tournament next August.