How the non-US college players fared in the FIBA U19 World Championships


The FIBA U19 World Championships are ending on Sunday as the event gave a handful of college basketball players a chance to play in a competitive environment over the summer. While the American team is the primary focus of the casual college basketball fan, plenty of players on international rosters competed as well. Here’s a look at how those players performed through the last few weeks.


Jack McVeigh (Nebraska): The future Nebraska wing was second on the team at 11.1 points while also pulling in a team-leading 5.7 rebounds per contest. The 6-foot-7 McVeigh shot 47 percent from the field and was up to 54 percent from the field when not including his 0-for-9 3-point shooting.


Drew Urquhart (Vermont): A 6-foot-8 forward, Urquhart played four games and saw around 10 minutes per outing. He averaged 4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Jalen Poyser (UNLV): The 6-foot-4 future Runnin’ Rebel was a potent reserve scorer, averaging 7.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in only 13.6 minutes of action.

Dillon Brooks (Oregon): One of the better players in the event was the 6-foot-7 Oregon rising sophomore. Brooks averaged 18.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Justin Jackson (UNLV commit): Another UNLV commit, 6-foot-7 Jackson averaged 14.8 points, 8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game in six games.

Corey Johnson (Harvard): The 6-foot-3 sharpshooter had a great tournament from beyond the arc (46 percent, 24-for-52) while averaging 12.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Chris Egi (Harvard): The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while also registering 1.3 blocks per contest.

Jadon Cohee (Seattle): A 6-foot-4 freshman reserve at Seattle, Cohee averaged 6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in 20 minutes a contest.

Matt Neufeld (Saint Louis): The Saint Louis commit provided reserve minutes and the 6-foot-11 big man averaged 5.1 points and 3 rebounds a game on 56 percent shooting.

Dominican Republic

Weisner Perez (Harvard): The 6-foot-6 rising freshman played a reserve role for the Dominican Republic, averaging 3.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.


Tyler Dorsey (Oregon): Getting a last-minute roster spot, Dorsey averaged 15.9 points, 5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Even more impressively, Dorsey was 55 percent from the floor and 52 percent from 3-point range.

Konstantinos Mitoglou (Wake Forest): The Wake Forest big man averaged 9.7 points and 7 rebounds per game. A 6-foot-11 rising sophomore, Mitoglou also shot 45 percent from the floor.

Giorgios Papagiannis (potential 2015 recruit): A potential center in college basketball next season, Papagiannis averaged 8.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. The 7-foot-1 big man also shot 59 percent from the field.

Georgios Tsalmpouris (Iowa State): A 7-foot-1 rising sophomore, Tsalmpouris averaged 3.7 points and 2 rebounds per game in a role off the bench.


Francisco Alonso (UNC Greensboro): The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 9.1 points, 3.1 assists and 2 rebounds per game while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range.

Yankuba Sima (St. John’s): In seven games, Sima was productive and put up 9.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. The 6-foot-10 center could see immediate minutes at St. John’s this season.