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The supposed shortcomings and woes of basketball development in the United States certainly aren't showing up in international youth play.
USA Basketball improved to 37-0 all-time in FIBA U17 World Cup play Sunday, winning its fifth consecutive gold medal with a 95-52 thrashing of France.
"This team, from day one, I knew they could be special, and they certainly ended up being a special group," USA head coach Don Showalter said. "They are probably as good as any U17 team that we have had, from a standpoint of how well they get along with one another. They are great teammates. They are very coachable. All of those things make a special team."
Everybody on the roster scored in the final, including tournament MVP Jalen Green
of San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, Calif.)
with 11 points. Vernon Carey Jr.
of University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
also earned a spot on the all-tournament.
Green, a 6-foot-6 rising junior guard who is regarded the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2020 by 247Sports
, averaged a team-high 15.7 points per game during the World Cup.
During its seven-game run at the event in Argentina, the United States won by final margins of 78 (China), 57 (Mali), 32 (Serbia), 43 (Dominican Republic), 74 (Croatia), 49 (Canada) and 43 (France), respectively.