The U19 Team USA is preparing for its final U19 game in preliminary play on Tuesday.
The John Calipari-coached, Hamidou Diallo-led National team is now 2-0 in preliminary play, having defeated both Iran and Angola by a margin of more than 40 points. As the only team in the field to score 100+ points multiple times, Team USA is off to a dominant start.
They’ll look to continue that dominance against Italy, who beat Angola by just four points, and Iran by 19. USA will again be led by two Wildcats, as both Diallo and P.J. Washington scored in double-figures once again against Angola (Washington 11, Diallo 15).
Diallo has been on a whole other level than the competition, posting a player efficiency rating of 49.0.
UK targets Immanuel Quickley and Cam Reddish are also playing well at event thus far. Quickley finished with 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting to go with two assists in the win over Angola. Reddish finished with 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting along with four boards and two assists.
If Team USA takes care of business, they should be undefeated going into the Round of 16 on Wednesday.
Here’s how to watch and follow Tuesday’s action:
Team USA (2-0) vs Italy (2-0) in the 2017 FIBA U19 Tournament
Location: Cairo Stadium Indoor Hall 1 in Cairo, Egypt
Game time: 10 a.m. EST
Here’s the USA roster via FIBA:
Here is a link to Italy’s roster