Dillon Brooks and the Canadian U19 team began the preliminary round in the 2015 FIBA World Championships with a narrow 74-71 win over Australia in Group C play at the Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena on the island of Crete in Greece.
Like last summer at the FIBA U18 Americas Championships in Colorado, Brooks was the star, scoring a game-high 22 points and throwing down this thunderous two-handed dunk in traffic early in the first quarter.
Brooks, who averaged 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season at Oregon, headlines a Canadian team that includes UNLV commit Justin Jackson, a four-star commit in the Class of 2016, Harvard forward Chris Egi and incoming Harvard sharpshooter Corey Johnson.
Canada continues pool play on Sunday against Tunisia, which lost to Italy earlier in the day.
Cody Riley is a top-15 player in the Class of 2017, according to Rivals.
The 6-foot-7 power forward displayed some high-level skills earlier this week at the 2015 Maranatha Summer Block Party. The star prospect from Sierra Canyon High (California) blew past two defenders up the floor before rising up for a one-handed dunk. Riley didn’t get the two points, but he did come down with the rim, shattering the backboard.
Riley currently holds offers from Arizona, Kansas, Maryland and USC.