Team USA claims bronze medal at U19 FIBA World Cup

Purdue's Carson Edwards scored 13 points in a win over Spain in the FIBA U19 World Cup Sunday. The Americans finished 6-1 and won a bronze medal

University of Maryland sophomore forward Kevin Huerter led the USA U19 men's basketball team to a 96-72 win over Spain Sunday en route to earning the bronze medal in the 2017 FIBA World Cup in Cairo, Egypt.

Canada will play U.S.in one semifinal game on the championship side of the bracket while Italy will play Spain in the other semifinal.

Kentucky redshirt freshman Hamidou Diallo tallied nine points and four rebounds, while his future teammate PJ Washington added six points. But it was a second consecutive disappointing game for United Kingdom redshirt freshman guard Hamidou Diallo, who had only eight points on 2-for-11 shooting.

Five-star 2018 prospect Cameron Reddish, one of the top players on UK's wishlist in his class, also had a subpar game with only seven points and five rebounds.

Team USA is coached by Kentucky's John Calipari and one of the team's assistants is Colorado coach Tad Boyle. New York native also added eight points and four assists in a preliminary round win over eventual silver medalist Italy and tied a team high with five assists along with four points and four rebounds in a opening tournament win over Iran.

Auburn sophomore Austin Wiley led the way for U.S. with 19 points and 10 rebounds against Germany (3-2). I think we just battled today. The Americans had a 62-53 rebound advantage and grabbed 30 offensive boards leading to 22 second-chance points.

Canada's 99 points were the most given up by a United States of America team since the 2011 U19 World Cup when Lithuania scored 105 in a 107-105 overtime loss to the USA. He went 3-for-13 from the field, and 12-of-14 from the free throw line against Italy.

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