Jul 12, 2010

News: USA becomes first U17 world champion

The USA national team won all eight games played and claimed the first edition of the U17 World Championship. The Americans defeated previously lossless Poland 111-80 in the final, with the runner-up handling the champions for only 18 minutes, as at halftime they were already losing by 17 (58-41).
James McAdoo led the winners with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals, while Bradley Beal (named tournament MVP) scored 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, Michael Gilchrist 16 points and Anthony Wroten (5 steals) less three. For Poland, Tomasz Gielo netted a game-high 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, followed by Mateusz Ponitka (3 steals) and Filip Matczak with 14 points apiece and Piotr Niedźwiedzki with 10.
Canada won the bronze medal with a 83-81 in over Lithuania.

Source: hamburg2010.fiba.com

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