Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

US U19 team, Okogie, eliminated at world championship tournament

Canada defeats France in quarter-finals at men's under-19 hoops World Cup US moves into medal round
Heather Davidson | 11 July, 2017, 00:49

Ryerson men's basketball head coach Roy Rana and recruit Jordan Henry helped Canada's U19 men's basketball team to its first world title on Sunday, beating Italy in the FIBA U19 World Cup Finals with a decisive 79-60 win.

United States of America was upset by Canada 99-87 despite Wiley's 13 points and game-high 17 rebounds in the FIBA U19 World Cup semifinals on Saturday.

He averaged 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the tournament.

Kentucky-bound big man P.J. Washington led the way in the scoring column for the U.S., tallying 17 points.

Payton Pritchard (Oregon/West Linn, Ore.) connected on back-to-back 3s to help the United States of America keep pace with Canada, and following a traditional 3-point play by Louis King (Hudson Catholic H.S./Columbus, N.J.) with 54 seconds left, the score was tied 42-42. David Okeke tallied eight points for Italy in the quarter to try to keep the team in the game, but Canada led 51-36 at the break.

Following a Barrett basket, Canada led 15-14 with 2:33 left in the first quarter.

R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2019, scored 18 to lead Canada. "So, we'll go back and see if we can get something going". "Nobody should have that many points on us", said Pritchard. Additionally, the USA force Germany into 23 turnovers that led to 20 points. The Americans had a 62-53 rebound advantage and grabbed 30 offensive boards leading to 22 second-chance points.

Wiggins posted a photo of Canada's winning team on his Instagram account with the caption: "Congratulations to Team Canada for making history on winning the #FIBAU19 World Cup Championship". They shot 58.1 percent from the free-throw line and 26.1 percent from distance.

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