Posted: 4:10 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013
By Mike Rutherford
Russ Smith bid farewell to Estonia in style, dropping 30 points for the East Coast All Stars in the final game of the Four Nations Cup. Unfortunately, Russ' performance wasn't enough as the All Stars fell to Estonia, 88-79.
Three teams finished the round-robin tournament with identical one-loss record, but based the point-differential tie-breaker, Belarus was named champions of the Cup. The East Coast All Stars finished third.
In addition to his 30 points, Russ also handed out three assists and snagged five rebounds. His big day could have been even more impressive had it not been for a very un-Russ 8-of-17 performance from the free-throw line.
For the three-game tournament, Russ posted team-best averages of 23.0 points and 4.8 assists, as well as 6.3 rebounds per game.