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Austin Wiley & USA Basketball win bronze with 96-72 victory over Spain in FIBA U19 World Cup
Austin Wiley dunks on Spain as USA wins bronze medal at FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. (photo courtesy of FIBA).
July 9, 2017

AUBURN, Ala. – Sophomore Austin Wiley totaled 8 points, 8 rebounds and a block in 20 minutes as the United States won the bronze medal with a 96-72 victory over Spain in the FIBA U19 World Cup Cario, Egypt at the Cairo Stadium on Sunday.

Wiley shot 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from the foul line with half of his eight rebounds on the offensive glass.

Wiley was the only American to average a double-double and one of seven in the U19 World Cup with 10.3 points and 10.9 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game for the tournament as the United States went 6-1. He shot 50 percent from the field.

The Hoover, Ala., native’s 40-minutes per game averages would be 20.5 points and 21.7 rebounds.

The United States dominated Germany from the start, leading 25-8 after the first quarter, 49-30 at the half and 68-45 after three.

The United States shot 54 percent from the field, 63 percent (12-of-19) from 3-point range and 65 percent (24-of-37) from the foul line. The Americans had a 51-35 rebound advantage.

USA was upset by Canada 99-87 despite Wiley’s 13 points and game-high 17 rebounds in the FIBA U19 World Cup semifinals on Saturday.

Wiley won gold last summer as he averaged 8.0 points and a team second-best 6.4 rebounds for Team USA’s gold medal winner at the FIBA Men’s U17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain in 2016.

For additional information, go to usab.com and http://www.fiba.com/world/u19/2017

 

 

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