The USA U19 team captured gold at the FIBA World Championships on Sunday with a 79-71 overtime win over Croatia inside the Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena on the island of Crete in Greece.
It was the first time since 1983 that the USA U19 team captured back-to-back titles at the FIBA World Championships. Jalen Brunson, the incoming Villanova point guard was named MVP while rising high school senior Harry Gile was named to the all-tournament team. Both were included in some of the top plays from the World Championships.
But it was Jayson Tatum’s posterization in the semifinals that wound up being the best play from the global event.