Haliburton shines during USA U19’s 2-0 weekend

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Through two games at the U19 FIBA World Cup over the weekend, Tyrese Haliburton has proven he belongs on the international stage.

The Cyclones’ sophomore guard especially shined on Sunday by scoring a team-high 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field while also adding eight assists and five steals in 35 minutes of play in USA’s 102-84 win over Lithuania. Haliburton scored 19 of his points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting in the first half.

That performance followed up his eight point, eight assist, three rebound and two steal output in the team’s 111-71 victory over New Zealand on Saturday.

The United States will take on Senegal in its final group play game on Tuesday at 8 a.m. central time.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.