Likekele makes the U19 USA World Cup team

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I know there are 3 threads already on the News Feed about this but thought it should be on the main board. Congratulations to Ice and hopefully he can work on recruiting Cunningham along the way.
 
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Reports are Ice has really improved his skillset. He made huge gains during the season as becoming the primary ballhandler and taking care of the ball. If he's making open 3's, then he's going to be a problem for big 12 teams. Making this team shows his vast improvement. Remember, he was a late pick up for us, so that's quite a jump in a year's time to make this team. I like Ice's demeanor and his relationships with Dallas based talent has certainly helped us in recruiting as well.

In the end, he could be the guy we look back on that Boynton brought in to help establish his culture and foundation for success for the long term.
 
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The latest on Likekele...

A pair of Big 12 standouts teamed up Sunday to help USA Basketball take down Lithuania, 102-84, in a key Group A showdown at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece.

Oklahoma State guard Isaac Likekele posted 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting while Iowa State’s Tyrese Halliburton led all players with 21 points, including 19 in the first half, and a game-high eight assists.
 

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In two games at the FIBA U19 World Cup, Likekele is averaging 10.0 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds on 69.2 percent shooting. A complete box score and play-by-play of the (last) contest can be found with this link.
 

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Is he playing mostly point over there?
I'm pretty sure that he is only playing PG...

he had the 2nd highest minutes against New Zealand (23)
https://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19/2019/game/2906/USA-New-Zealand#|tab=boxscore

16 minutes in the Lithuania game
https://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19/2019/game/3006/Lithuania-USA#|tab=boxscore

and 20 minutes in the Senegal game (almost all of the regulars got about 20 min)
https://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19/2019/game/0207/Senegal-USA#tab=boxscore

today (July 3) in the "round of 16" he got about 20 min again (as did most) against Latvia
https://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19/2019/game/0307/USA-Latvia#tab=boxscore

Quarterfinals are July 5 against Russia....
https://www.fiba.basketball/world/u19/2019/groups
 

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From the little bit of action I have seen it seemed like all the guards on the floor were interchangeable and whoever had the ball coming up the court initiated the offense. I'm sure with as little practice time as they had a lot of their half court offense is based off pick/roll or isolations. They do seem to get a lot from transition after misses or steals.
 
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fyi...

Oklahoma State’s Isaac Likekele scored nine points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds to help USA Basketball defeat Mali, 93-79, and win gold at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece.

Likekele is the fourth Cowboy to win a gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup, joining Matt Clark (1979), Marcus Smart (2013) and Jawun Evans (2015).

USA Basketball claimed its seventh FIBA U19 World Cup title since the event was first contested in 1979.

The OSU sophomore averaged 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game over the course of the event.

Cade Cunningham, one of the top high school basketball recruits in the country and the younger brother of new Oklahoma State assistant coach Cannen Cunningham, led the USA with 21 points, while Iowa State's Tyrese Haliburton had a game-high eight assists.