In a repeat of the 2012 U17 Worlds Final, Malik Newman paced the Americans with 21 points and 11 rebounds while Jayson Tatum had 15 points and both Harry Giles and Josh Jackson scored 13 points. Dejan Vasiljevic knocked down six three-pointers in scoring 29 points while Tom Wilson had 23 points and Isaac Humphries was saddled with foul trouble throughout the game and was held to 10 points and seven rebounds. Click here for the full game report.
The Third-Place Game saw Serbia prevail in a battle of European powers as they knocked off Spain, 62-59. The win enabled the Serbs to get a measure of revenge for their loss to Spain in the Final of last summer’s U16 European Championship, the qualifying tournament for the U17 Worlds. Click here for the full game report.
Newman was rewarded for his impressive play in the tournament by being named the Most Valuable Player, presented by Tissot. He headlined the All-Tournament Team which also consisted of his USA team-mate Diamond Stone, the Australian pair of Humphries and Vasiljevic and Serbia's Nikola Rakicevic.
Final Standings of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship
5. Puerto Rico
16. United Arab Emirates (UAE)