USA faces off against Argentina tonight at midnight (Detroit time) on ESPN2. I'm not sure if I'm going to stay up to watch but I'm definitely setting the DVR -- not only am I excited to see what Carlos Delfino can do in a starring role (single tear ...), I'm also interested in getting a good look at Luis Scola, who you may not be familiar with now but probably will be after this season. Henry Abbott of TrueHoop had a chance to watch a scouting DVD with footage of Scola and he had nothing but good things to say:
-- He's an active big man with size and strength to hang around in the lane, and he's not slow.
-- People leave him open a lot at the free throw line. They shouldn't do that, because at least in these video highlights, he'll nail that jumper.
-- He will catch the ball in the lane and spin into an array of finishing maneuvers.
-- In watching highlights of his teammates, it's very often Scola who ends up starring. He sets people up to score a bunch of different ways: Wrap-around passes, dumping out of the double team to a cutter in stride, at one point he even attacks the basket on the dribble, draws an extra defender, and makes a perfect shovel pass to an open teammate for a layup.
If you watch the game, consider this your open thread.