Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
USA U17s rout Crotia, will get Canada in semifinals of World Championship
By ADAM ZAGORIA
The USA U17 team routed Croatia, 126-52, in the quarterfinals of the FIBA U17 World Championship in Argentina on Friday night.
The Americans will get Canada in the semifinals on Saturday.
Eight USA players score in double figures, led by Jalen Green’s game-high 27 points. The USA shot 60.4 percent from the field and scored 100 points in the paint.
Scottie Barnes added 17 points, Evan Mobley 15 and Vernon Carey Jr. and Wendell Moore 12 apiece.
Earlier Friday, Addison Patterson went for 18 points as Canada held off Australia, 74-70.
Last month, the USA U18 team beat Canada in the championship game of the FIBA U18 Americas Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.