CANADIAN MEN DEFEAT FRANCE 73-67 IN FIBA U19 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS

DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

LOCATION

July 7, 2017

12:45 PM EST

France

Cairo, Egypt

 

CAIRO, EGYPT (July 7, 2017) - The U19 Men's National Team defeated France, 73-67, in the quarterfinals of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017. The win over the defending European champion secures Canada's first-ever birth in the medal round at the U19 World Cup.

R.J. Barrett (Mississauga, ON) led the way with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists while Abu Kigab (St. Catharines, ON) added 17 points and 15 rebounds. Grant Shephard (Kelowna, BC) chipped in with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Click here for the box score.

Amidou Bamba (Toronto, ON), R.J. Barrett (Mississauga, ON), Danilo Djuricic (Brampton, ON), Jordan Henry (Toronto, ON), and Abu Kigab (St. Catharines, ON)started for Canada.

Click here for the full team roster.

QUOTES

"What an incredibly proud moment for this group and this team. To make history at the U19 level is sweet for us but we're not going to settle. We're focused on getting ready for the next challenge." - Roy Rana, Head Coach

“We played hard as a group, we knew what we had to do, and we got it done.” – R.J. Barrett (Mississauga, ON) 

UP NEXT

Canada moves on to the semifinals where they will face the winner of Germany and the USA on Saturday, July 8. Game time TBD - stay tuned to Canada Basketball on Twitter for more information. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

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