USA U19 Men Capture Gold Medal At The FIBA World Championships
The U19 National team wins first title at the FIBA U19 World Championships since 1991.
The American U19 team defeated Greece, 88-80, on Sunday night, snapping an 18 year drought at the FIBA U19 World championships while finishing with a perfect 9-0 record at the tourney in Auckland, New Zealand. Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor led the way with 18 points. “We really set as a goal to win the gold medal. We also made it very clear that we hadn’t won this since 1991, we talked about that and we used that as motivation throughout the month we’ve been together and I think it was really an important part of our work ethic and what we did. We did a great job of committing to one another for a month and I thought it was just great. We had great kids that worked all the way through and committed to getting the gold medal and gave up, sacrificed individual glory,” said Jamie Dixon of Pittsburgh, head coach of the U19 national team.