The son of UCLA head coach Steve Alford
, who was also in attendance, Bryce Alford was brought in to bolster the US's perimeter shooting capability. He certainly did so, showing terrific ability to rise up and make shots both with his feet set and off the dribble, looking extremely aggressive trying to make things happen offensively. Unfortunately his lack of size, strength and athleticism rendered him somewhat one-dimensional in this setting, as he struggled to finish around the rim effectively (opting for weak floaters in the lane) and could not keep opposing guards and wings in front of him defensively. While the coaching staff may have been able to use his unlimited range, he'll need to continue to add strength and gain more experience to hold his own against high level of competition of this nature, as well as in the Pac-12.