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Sunday July 7, 2013Donovan, Frazier Earn Gold At FIBA U19 World Championships

Gainesville, Fla.

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Florida head coach Billy Donovan led USA Basketballís U19 team to a perfect 9-0 record at the FIBA World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, capped by an 82-68 win over Serbia in the gold medal game on Sunday.

 

Though UF guard Michael Frazier II (Tampa, Fla.) did not score in the final, he contributed six rebounds off the bench. Throughout the course of the championships, Frazier averaged 6.7 points and 3.1 rebounds for the USA, playing in all nine games and starting one, the quarterfinal victory vs. Canada.

 

Following last summerís 5-0 gold medal performance at the FIBA U18 Americas, Donovan now holds a 14-0 record in international competition and holds two gold medals.

 

Also representing UF with the USA Basketball team throughout the event were trainer Duke Werner, assistant to the head coach Mark Daigneault and walk-on Billy Donovan (Gainesville, Fla.), who served as team manager. Former Florida assistant coach and current VCU head coach Shaka Smart was an assistant coach.

 

Preliminary Round Results

Date

Opponent

Result

Score

Frazier Pts./Reb.

June 27

Ivory Coast

W

88-29

2 / 5

June 28

China

W

113-57

15 / 0

June 29

Russia

W

115-47

12 / 3

 

Eighth Final Round Results

Date

Opponent

Result

Score

Frazier Pts./Reb.

July 1

Brazil

W

91-66

5 / 3

July 2

Australia

W

94-51

5 / 2

July 3

Serbia

W

71-62

0 / 0

 

Knockout Rounds

Date

Round

Opponent

Score

Frazier Pts./Reb.

July 5

Quarterfinals

Canada

109-67

12 / 6

July 6

Semifinals

Lithuania

100-60

9 / 3

July 7

Gold Medal Game

Serbia

82-68

0 / 6

 

All-Time USA Finishes at U19 World Championships

Year

Finish

Location

1979

Gold

Latvia

1983

Gold

Spain

1987

Silver

Italy

1991

Gold

Canada

1995

7th

Greece

1999

Silver

Portugal

2003

5th

Greece

2007

Silver

Serbia

2009

Gold

New Zealand

2011

5th

Latvia

2013

Gold

Czech Republic

 

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