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PJ Washington and Cam Reddish thrive in USA win over Italy: Highlights and Box Score

PJ put on a show and was easily the best player on the floor.

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Team USA remains unbeaten in the FIBA U19 World Cup.

In Tuesday’s 98-65 win over Italy, USA was led by PJ Washington with 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting, including several tough and-one finishes. He also chipped in four rebounds, two steals, one assist and a game-high +/- of 30.

While Washington thrived, Hamidou Diallo was held in check for the first time in FIBA play. Diallo went 1-of-6 in the first half as he struggled to finish around the rim, including a missed dunk that would have been a highlight-reel slam he connected.

Diallo finished the game with just five points on 2-of-9 shooting to go with four rebounds, three assists and no turnovers. Seeing him make a positive impact elsewhere with his offense struggling was nice, but he’ll need to play better for the US to win the tournament.

UK recruit Cameron Reddish was easily the second-best player on the court today, finishing with 15 points on 3-of-5 shooting and went 6-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Immanuel Quickley had a nice game distributing the ball, finishing with six assists and no turnovers to go with four points on 2-of-4 shooting. He also had five boards, two steals and a blocked shot.

UK target Romeo Langford returned to action after missing Sunday’s win over Angolo with “back spasms.” The five-star guard finished with just two points on 1-of-5 shooting to go with two rebounds. He did have a fantastic block towards the end of the game.

USA has now wrapped up pool play and will begin Round of 16 play on Wednesday. Here is today’s final box score:

Check out a replay of Moinday’s game here, as well as highlights from USA’s other two wins in the tournament:

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