Villanueva's game on the rise

Updated: July 23, 2004, 11:29 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Charlie Villanueva took an entry pass in the low post from David Padgett, power-dribbled, spun and scored over Curtis Sumpter.

A few possessions earlier, Villanueva grabbed an offensive rebound, got hacked and converted the free throw for a three-point play.

Earlier in the USA Basketball trials practice last weekend for the World Championship for Young Men's qualifying team, he blocked a Sean May shot, and then hit a 3-pointer at the other end.

Throughout ...

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