U19 FIBA basketball champions pick up Canadian Press team of year honours | Canada Basketball

U19 FIBA basketball champions pick up Canadian Press team of year honours

TORONTO â?? It was the perfect mix of talent and togetherness. And over one remarkable week last summer in Cairo, 12 teenagers did something no Canadian team had ever accomplished â?? claim gold on basketballâ??s world stage.

Canada captured the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup title in July, the countryâ??s first gold in the sport at any world or Olympic event, stunning the mighty Americans in the semifinals before steamrolling Italy in the final.

They were honoured for their historic performance by being voted The Canadian Press Team of the Year for 2017.

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Source: The Canadian Press