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Day: 9 (Finals) - Jul 12, 2009

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Ashton Gibbs
3-4 spot
Australia - Croatia 81-87
Croatian U19 National Team celebrated the bronze medals at the World Championship in New Zealand. They finished their campaign on a high beating Australia in the consolation final. The Emus in the meantime suffered the second straight defeat after winning seven straight games at the start of the tournament. Mario Delas (207-C/F-90) sank the Aussies scoring 28 points for Croatia. Toni Prostran finished with 21 points, 7 boards and 4 assists for Croatia. Tomislav Zubcic had 16 points for the winners. Mitchell Young answered with 15 points for Australia. Matthew Dellavedova had 14 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in defeat.

5-6 spot
Argentina - Puerto Rico 92-70
Argentina closed their U19 World Championship in style. They knocked down Puerto Rico to claim the fifth overall spot at the tournament. Andres Landoni (206-C/F-90) notched 17 points to pace Argentina. He netted 13 points in the first half as Argentina grabbed control over the encounter. Mateo Gaynor knocked down 14 points for Argentina. Juan Manuel Fernandez, Nicolas Laprovittola and Luciano Gonzalez had 12 points apiece in the win. Michael Rosario answered with 21 points for Puerto Rico. Jiovanny Fontan had 19 points in defeat. Argentina outrebounded their opponents 44:26 and limited those to 39% from the field. The winners sank 52% of field goals.

7-8 spot
France - Canada 74-82
Canada U19 National Team clinched the 7th spot at the World Championship in New Zealand. They defeated French counterparts in the final game in Auckland. Cory Joseph (185-G-91) was instrumental in the win with 18 points, 7 boards and 3 assists for a Greg Francis team. Mangisto Arop had 16 points for Canada. Jordan Baker contributed 12 points in the win. Nicolas Lang answered with 19 points for France. Christophe Leonard delivered 15 points, 8 boards and 4 assists in the losing case.

Greece - USA 80-88
The United States triumphed at the U19 World Championshio in New Zealand. They overcame Greek counterparts in the final today. The victory marked the first success for the USA since 1991. Tyshawn Taylor (191-G-90) knocked down 18 points, made 6 assists and 5 steals to pace the USA to the historic win. Ashton Gibbs (188-G) notched 13 points, while Klay Thompson had 10 points for the winners. Costas Sloukas answered with 17 points for Greece. Nikolaos Pappas had 16 points in the losing effort.


Spanish city of Zaragoza to host 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships; Egypt and Italy to stage 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships - Mar 12, 2016

FIBA's Central Board on Saturday announced that the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women will take place in Zaragoza, Spain and also revealed the hosts of the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships. The Egyptian capital of Cairo will be the backdrop of next year's FIBA U19 World Championship, the first-ever FIBA world youth event staged in Africa. Meanwhile, the Italian cities of Udine and Cividale Del Friuli will host the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship. This summer's FIBA...   [read more]

USA capture Gold in Heraklion - Jul 5, 2015

FINAL USA - Croatia 79-71 OT The USA clinched the title at the World Championship in Heraklion. They overcame Croatia in a thrilling Final tonight. Jalen Brunson (188-G-97) scored 14 points, dished out 7 assists and grabbed 5 rebounds to pace Team USA to an overtime triumph. It was a high-quality basketball from start to finish. The USA had a slight advantage throughout the first half. They registered a 34:31 halftime lead. The USA entered the fourth quarter up by three points 50:47.    [read more]

USA and Croatia advance into Final in Heraklion - Jul 4, 2015

SEMIFINALS USA - Greece 82-76 Team USA advanced into the World Championship Final. They overcame a fierce opposition from hosting Greece to reach the title game. Jalen Brunson (188-G-97) was unstoppable for the USA with 30 points. Team USA grabbed a 17:12 lead after ten minutes. They arrived at the final intermission up by 4 points 57:53. The USA dropped 25 points in the fourth quarter and ensured a tough victory at the end. Harry Giles (206-F-98) delivered 13 points and 11 rebounds...   [read more]

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B Standings
 1. ARG 0-0 
 2. AUS 0-0 
 3. CAN 0-0 
 4. CHN 0-0 
 5. CRO 0-0 
 6. DOM 0-0 
 7. EGY 0-0 
 8. ESP 0-0 
 9. GRE 0-0 
 10. IRI 0-0 
 11. ITA 0-0 
 12. KOR 0-0 
 13. SRB 0-0 
 14. TUN 0-0 
 15. TUR 0-0 
 16. USA 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Points Per Game
 Andres FELIZ
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Feliz, DOM18.9 
 2. Brooks, CAN18.8 
 3. Zubac, CRO17.6 
 4. Flaccadori, ITA17.6 
 5. Song, KOR16.5 
 6. Jeon, KOR16.4 
 7. Dorsey, GRE15.9 
 8. Arapovic, CRO15.1 
 9. Yousofvand, IRI14.9 
 10. Jackson, CAN14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Yousofvand, IRI13.9 
 2. Giles, USA10.6 
 3. Arapovic, CRO10.3 
 4. Hu, CHN9.3 
 5. Khalaf, EGY8.4 
 6. Jackson, CAN8.0 
 7. Arar, TUR7.9 
 8. Zubac, CRO7.9 
 9. Papagiannis, GRE7.7 
 10. Severini, ITA7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Hyeonjun YOO
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Yoo, KOR6.4 
 2. Gecim, TUR6.3 
 3. Brunson, USA5.6 
 4. Djokovic, SRB5.1 
 5. Flaccadori, ITA4.9 
 6. Kapusta, CRO4.9 
 7. Della Rosa, ITA4.4 
 8. Toliopoulos, GRE4.3 
 9. Slavica, CRO4.1 
 10. Arapovic, CRO3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Yanhao ZHAO
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Zhao, CHN3.3 
 2. Yousofvand, IRI2.7 
 3. Mohamed, EGY2.4 
 4. McDowell-W., AUS2.1 
 5. Brunson, USA2.1 
 6. Flaccadori, ITA2.1 
 7. Korkmaz, TUR2.1 
 8. Gramajo, ARG2.1 
 9. Gannouni, TUN2.0 
 10. Song, KOR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Khalaf, EGY2.9 
 2. Papagiannis, GRE2.6 
 3. Sima, ESP2.0 
 4. Severini, ITA2.0 
 5. Onuaku, USA1.7 
 6. Simanic, SRB1.6 
 7. Jackson, CAN1.5 
 8. Egi, CAN1.3 
 9. Giles, USA1.1 
 10. Guven, TUR1.1 

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