Per week after the U.S. ladies’s basketball senior group received its seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, the American ladies received the Beneath-19 FIBA World Cup in Hungary.
The U.S. group defeated Australia 70-52 within the last Sunday, with Iowa sophomore guard Caitlin Clark being named match MVP. She had 9 factors, eight rebounds and eight assists towards Australia.
The No. 1 recruits in ESPN’s HoopGurlz rankings for 2021 (Azzi Fudd, who will probably be a freshman at UConn) and 2022 (Lauren Betts, a highschool senior who’s dedicated to Stanford) had been additionally a part of the U.S. group. Betts, a 6-foot-7 submit participant, had 9 factors and a team-high 14 rebounds towards Australia, whereas guard Fudd had 5 factors and 6 rebounds.
Additionally on the group had been 5 different top-16 recruits who’re headed to varsity this fall: No. 4-ranked Sania Feagin (South Carolina), No. 7 Jersey Wolfenbarger (Arkansas), No. 12 Payton Verhulst (Louisville), No. 15 Amari DeBerry (UConn) and No. 16 Sonia Citron (Notre Dame). Citron, who had 10 factors and 5 rebounds Sunday, and Clark had been named to the match’s All-Star 5.
The opposite gamers on Staff USA are rising faculty sophomores: Diamond Johnson (NC State), Te-Hina Paopao (Oregon), Jewel Spear (Wake Forest) and Lauren Ware (Arizona).
Johnson, who performed her freshman season at Rutgers earlier than transferring to the Wolfpack, led Staff USA in scoring Sunday with 15 factors, and Paopao additionally scored in double figures with 10 factors.