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FIFTH FIBA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN -- 2018

  • Date:
    Nov 13, 2018

Santa Fe & Rosario, Argentina • June 30 - July 8, 2018


Led for a fifth time by Don Showalter, the USA topped its seven opponents by an average of 53.7 points per game on its way to a gold medal June 30-July 8 in Santa Fe, Argentina.


2018 USA RESULTS (7-0)
USA 115 China 37
USA 97 Mali 40
USA 93 Serbia 61
USA 103 Dominican Republic 60
USA 126 Croatia
52
USA 120 Canada 71
USA 95 France 52

2018 FIBA U17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL STANDINGS

1. USA (7-0) 9. Dom. Rep. (4-3)
2. France (6-1) 10. Serbia (4-3)
3. Puerto Rico (5-2)
11. Argentina (3-4)
4. Canada (5-2) 12. Mali (2-5)
5. Turkey (5-2)
13.
Philippines (2-5)
6. Australia (4-3)
14. New Zealand (1-6)
7. Croatia (4-3)
15. China (1-6)
8. Montenegro (3-4)
16. Egypt (1-6)

Forcing 43 turnovers, the USA opened play in spectacular fashion – racing to a 115-37 win against China that saw all 12 U.S. players score before halftime. The USA, which converted 61 points off of turnovers, limited China to just 27.5 shooting (14-51 FGs) from the field. The USA set an overall event and U.S. high for steals with 29, and De'Vion Harmon’s 3-of-3 performance from 3-point was a U.S. 3-point percentage record in men’s U17 play. Harmon led the way for the U.S. with 17 points.

The USA forced 37 turnovers out of Mali in a 97-40 win on July 1. The USA also got 50 points off the bench, and all 10 available U.S. players had scored before halftime for a second-straight game. Jalen Green led the USA with 15 points.

The USA jumped out to an early lead against Serbia and then continued to apply pressure on its way to a 93-61 win on July 3. The USA forced 38 turnovers and collected 23 steals. Additionally, the USA set an overall event and USA men’s U17 single-game record with 48 free throw attempts. Vernon Carey Jr. was the USA’s high scorer with 16 points.

The USA celebrated the Fourth of July with a 103-60 win over Dominican Republic in the round of 16. After a tight first quarter, the USA took control with a 30-13 second quarter, and overall, the USA scored 66 of its points in the paint, recorded 29 assists and had seven players finish in double-digit scoring. Jeremy Roach led the USA with 14 points.

Recording 100 points in the paint and featuring eight players in double-digit scoring, the USA put together a spectacular 126-52 defeat of Croatia in the quarterfinals on July 6. Jalen Green finished with 27 points.

Trailing 28-21 after the first quarter, the USA turned up the pressure in the second quarter and then cruised to a 120-71 victory versus Canada in the semifinals on July 7. The 49-point win was the largest margin of victory in a men’s FIBA U17 World Cup semifinal, and the 120 points were the most points scored in a men’s FIBA U17 World Cup semifinal. Green led the USA with 25 points.

In a battle of undefeated teams, the USA won the gold medal with a dominant 95-52 win over France on July 8. The USA forced 24 turnovers and outrebounded France 58-26. In all seven of the USA’s games, all available players scored. Isaiah Stewart led the way against France with 15 points.

Green was named MVP of the tournament, and he was joined on the all-tournament team by Carey. The all-tournament team was rounded out by Oumar Ballo from Mali, Rodriguez Curbelo from Puerto Rico and Killian Hayes from France.

In the bronze medal game, Puerto Rico topped Canada 90-77. 

2018 USA Men's U17 World Championship Team Roster

NAME POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Scottie Barnes F 6-8 210 16 University School West Palm Beach, FL
Vernon Carey Jr. F 6-10 277 17 University School Southwest Ranches, FL
Jalen Green G 6-5 172 16 San Joaquin Memorial High School Fresno, CA
R.J. Hampton G 6-4 176 17 Little Elm High School Little Elm, TX
De'Vion Harmon G 6-1 195 17 Guyer High School Corinth, TX
Evan Mobley F 6-11 190 17 Rancho Christian High School Temecula, CA
Wendell Moore Jr. F 6-5 215 16 Cox Mill High School Charlotte, NC
Isaac Okoro F 6-6 213 17 McEachern High School Powder Springs, GA
Jeremy Roach G 6-2 178 16 Paul VI Catholic High School Leesburg, VA
Isaiah Stewart F 6-9 242 17 La Lumiere School, IN Rochester, NY
Jalen Suggs G 6-4 194 17 Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis, MN
Romeo Weems F 6-6 220 17 New Haven High School New Haven, MI
HEAD COACH: Don Showalter, USA Basketball
ASSISTANT COACH: Scott Fitch, Fairport High School, NY
ASSISTANT COACH: Stan Waterman, Sanford School, DE
TEAM PHYSICIAN: Diane Dahm, Minneapolis, MN
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Michael Cannon, Baltimore, MD

2018 USA Men's U17 World Championship Cumulative Statistics

NAME G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
Green 7/0 40-78 .513 15-44 .341 15-25 .600 16/ 2.3 110/ 15.7 12 2 10
Harmon 7/7 40-84 .476 10-37 .270 2-8 .250 15/ 2.1 92/ 13.1 24 0 17
Stewart 7/0 29-44 .659 0-0 .--- 20-30 .667 59/ 8.4 78/ 11.1 8 4 11
Carey 7/7 34-57 .596 0-1 .000 9-16 .563 48/ 6.9 77/ 11.0 7 4 6
Barnes 6/0 23=47 .489 2-4 .500 9-19 .474 35/ 5.8 57/ 9.5 14 5 8
Mobley 7/0 27-40 .675 0-0 .--- 11-13 .846 39/ 5.6 65/ 9.3 10 18 9
Suggs 7/0 19-53 .358 4-20 .200 19-27 .704 17/ 2.4 61/ 8.7 19 1 23
Weems 7/7 26-54 .486 1-5 .200 7-9 .778 57/ 8.1 60/ 8.6 18 10 20
Moore 7/7 23-50 .460 2-10 .200 11-14 .786 21/ 3.0 59/ 8.4 16 0 11
Hampton 2/0 6-12 .500 1-4 .250 2-2 1.000 5/ 2.5 15/ 7.5 1 1 3
Roach 7/7 17-49 .347 1-12 .088 10-12 .833 9/ 1.3 45/ 6.4 19 2 5
Okoro 7/0 11-22 .500 1-4 .250 7-13 .538 13/ 1.9 30/ 4.3 9 2 11
Team                36/ 5.1        
USA TOTALS 7 295-590 .500 37-141 .262 122-188 .649 370/52.9 749/107.0 157 49 134
OPPS. 7 137-417 .329 31-115 .270 68-116 .586 241/34.4 373/53.3 76 35 50

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