Congratulations Coach Goolsby!
Congratulations to Coach Goolsby for helping the Men’s 17U USA Basketball Team bring home the gold at the FIBA World Championships in Dubai!
For the third time since its inception, the United States won the gold medal in the FIBA U17 World Championships.
USA Basketball pulled away from Australia in the second half en route to a 99-92 victory in the championship final in Dubai.
Australia was USA Basketball’s toughest opponent from start to finish. The U.S. led by 14 in the fourth quarter, only to have Australia cut the deficit to single digits and make it a two-possession game on multiple occasions in the final three minutes. The game was extended for several minutes, as USA Basketball struggled to close the game out from the free throw line.
Australia had doubled up the U.S., 14-7, in the early goings, but had difficulty competing on the boards, as USA Basketball took a 57-30 advantage in that department.
USA Basketball previously won the gold medal in this tournament in 2010 and 2012.
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