CANADA DEFEATS ANGOLA 87-65 IN FIBA U19 WORLD CUP ROUND OF 16

DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

LOCATION

July 5, 2017

7:15 AM EST

Angola

Cairo, Egypt

 

CAIRO, EGYPT (July 5, 2017) - The U19 Men's National Team defeated Angola, 87-65, in the Round of 16 at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017. The win secures a spot in the quarter-finals where Canada will compete for its first-ever birth in the medal round at the U19 Men's World Cup.

Danilo Djuricic (Brampton, ON) led the way with 22 points while Abu Kigab (St. Catharines, ON) added 17 points and 16 rebounds. RJ Barrett (Mississauga, ON) chipped in with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Click here for the box score.

Lindell Wigginton (Halifax, NS), Abu Kigab (St. Catharines, ON), R.J. Barrett (Mississauga, ON), Danilo Djuricic (Brampton, ON) and Amidou Bamba (Toronto, ON) started for Canada.

Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

“I’m excited and proud of these boys for making the final eight (teams) of the World Cup and excited for the opportunity to go to the final four.” – Roy Rana, Head Coach

“Coach told me not to hesitate on my shot, so when I was open I let it fly and it was falling today. We had a tough first half but we picked up our defensive intensity and our intensity overall in the second (half) to get the win.” – Danilo Djuricic (Brampton, ON)

UP NEXT

Canada moves on to the quarter-finals where they will face the winner of France and Puerto Rico on Friday, July 7. Game time TBD - stay tuned to Canada Basketball on Twitter for more information. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

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