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Canada claim first-ever FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup title in Cairo
CAIRO, Egypt (FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017) - Canada claimed their first-ever FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 title after beating Italy 79-60, in Sunday's Final in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
R.J. Barrett led the way with game-high 18 points, and 12 rebounds in the winning cause.
Italy were paced by David Okeke who had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
Earlier in the day, USA claimed the last spot on the podium, after getting the better of Spain, 96-72, in the 3rd-Place Game.
Barrett was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, offered by Tissot, headlining the All-Star Five, where he was joined by Lorenzo Bucarelli (Italy), Abu Kigab (Canada), Tommaso Oxilia (Italy) and Payton Pritchard (USA).
Final standings of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017:
9. Puerto Rico
11. New Zealand
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