Okolie, Team Canada Places Sixth at FIBA U19 World Championships
Okolie helped Team Canada to its best ever finish at the FIBA U19 World Championships (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising sophomore Agunwa Okolie helped the Canadian Junior Men's National Team to a sixth-place showing at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships, held this year in Prague, Czech Republic, June 27 through July 7.
The sixth-place finish represents the highest finish ever for Team Canada at the competition, matching the 1987 U20 squad which also took sixth. Team Canada finished the tournament with a 4-5 overall record with wins over Korea, Iran, Argentina and China.
Okolie appeared in seven of Canada's nine games and averaged 2.7 ppg with 2.7 rpg. His breakout performance came against Team USA when he turned in 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with six rebounds and two blocks. He also grabbed six boards in the win over China and posted two points and four rebounds against Argentina.
The Ajax, Ont., native played in 22 games as a freshman for the Crimson, including one start. He scored a season-high 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Manhattan in just his third collegiate game, and then matched that total with 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting, 5-of-6 from the line, in his first career start against Fordham. Okolie finished the season averaging 1.6 ppg and 1.1 rpg.
For complete details on the tournament, click here.