USA win FIBA U-19 World Championship
United States of America defeated Serbia 82 -68 to win the 2013 FIBA U-19 World Championship in the final played at Prague, Czech Republic.
It is the USA’s record fifth U19 FIBA World Championship title. USA were undefeated in the championship.
Montrezl Harrell scored 17 points for USA while four players scored in double digits. Nigel William-Goss scored 15 points, Rasheed Sulaimon had 12 and team captain Marcus Smart scored 11 points for the champions.
Meanwhile, defending champions Lithuania beat Australia 106-100 in overtime to take the bronze medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship. Lithuania had won gold in 2011.
Aaron Gordon of the United States was awarded the Most Valuable Player award of the 2013 FIBA U-19 World Championship. Gordon along with Jahlil Okafor (USA), Serbia’s Vasilje Micic, Dante Exum of Australia and Croatia’s Dario Saric were named on the All-Tournament team.
Among the Asian teams China finished 7th, Iran finished 11th and Korea finished 13th in the Championship. A total of 16 teams qualified for the championship.
Final ranking of the Championship:
- Czech Republic
- Cote d’Ivoire