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09/07/2017
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Barrett named MVP after winning Canada's first U19 title

6 R.j. Barrett (CAN)
6 R.j. Barrett (CAN) - Canada v Italy, 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup (EGY), Cairo - Cairo Stadium Indoor Hall 1(EGY), Final, 9 July 2017

CAIRO (FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017) - Canada star RJ Barrett received the MVP Award offered by Tissot after leading Canada to a 79-60 victory over Italy to win the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 - the country's first-ever men's youth global title.

Barrett collected 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in the final against Italy and was the tournament's leading scorer with 21.6 points to go with 8.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.7 steals.

Barrett, who only turned 17 about three weeks ago, also headed the All-Star Five Awards offered by Tissot which included his Canada teammate Abu Kigab, Italians Lorenzo Bucarelli and Tommaso Oxilia and Payton Pritchard of the United States.

Amazing patience and willingness to share such an amazing moment with the fans by #fibau19 MVP RJ Barrett

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