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United States Win U-18 Basketball Gold

The gold medal game between the USA and Brazil was a tight one until the end, but in the end the giants of international basketball came out on top. Kyrie Irving, who will be headed to Duke in the fall, had a game high 21 points. He also had 10 rebounds and 5 assists. He and Austin Rivers, who had 19 points, stole the show for the USA all tournament. Their speed was nearly impossible for opponents to combat.

Rivers, who is the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, upped his recruiting stock more than perhaps any prospect in this tournament as he flashed a smooth shooting stroke, including a 35 point outburst in the semifinals against Canada when he made 7 three pointers in a row.

The team was coached by Jeff Capel, who coaches the University of Oklahoma.

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