Top-rated Class of 2013 recruit Jabari Parker
and Kansas Jayhawk commitment Conner Frankamp
scored 18 points each Sunday to help the United States improve to 3-0 at the FIBA U17 World Championship with a 111-73 victory over Egypt.
Parker, a 6-foot-8 small forward from Simeon (Chicago)
, and Frankamp, a 6-1 point guard at North (Wichita, Kan.)
, combined to knock down 16 of 23 field goal attempts. The United States connected on nearly 60 percent of its shots for the game.
The USA will get a day off Monday after wins over Australia, Czech Republic and Egypt at the event, which is being played in Kaunas, Lithuania. France (July 3) and China (July 4) will be the final two opponents in preliminary play.
Though the United States outscored Egypt in all four quarters and won by 38, the contest wasn't quite the landslide many expected after the Middle Eastern country was soundly defeated in its first two games in Lithuania.
"I have to give Egypt a lot of credit," USA head coach Don Showalter said. "They played very, very well. They're a much, much better team than they had two years ago (at the 2010 U17 World Championship) in Germany. They've made a lot of progress in their program."
In addition to Parker and Frankamp, Kendrick Nunn
(12 points), Jahlil Okafor
(10, 7 rebounds) and Johnathan Williams III
(10) finished in double figures for the Americans.