Whoever came up with the phrase shooters shoot definitely told it to San Antonio Spurs' Davis Bertans.
Through three games at the FIBA U-19 Championships taking place in Latvia, the Spurs draftee is averaging 13.7 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. He also has helped lead his team advance to the second round of the tournament, which wasn't expected for the host country. But he's also shooting 29 percent from the field and 23 percent from 3 point range. In Game one, Bertans was limited by foul trouble but still managed to score 13 points in 23 minutes on 4/6 shooting from the field and 5/6 shooting from the free throw line. However, he did miss all six of his three point attempts. Playing out of position at the center spot, Bertans also pulled down seven rebounds in Latvia's 85-67 win over Chinese Taipei.
Game two was pretty much the exact opposite of Game one. Bertans shot the lights out from three in Latvia's upset 78-68 victory over Australia. He was 6/9 from three but only 1/7 from two and went 2/2 from the free throw line. Game three against Argentina was terrible for Bertans. Six points on 3/19 shooting including 0/11 from three. Yikes! Couple of things about this game. Latvia had already secured its spot in the next round while Argentina had to win to advance. Basically the number three ranked team in the world put their foot on the gas when had to and dominated the number 34 team in the world. These things happen.