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Haliburton, USA Basketball u19 team win gold medal

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Tyrese Haliburton is a world champion.

The Cyclones’ sophomore point guard helped the USA Basketball u19 team complete its run to the gold medal in the FIBA u19 World Cup with a 93-79 win over Mali on Sunday. The 6-foot-5 floor general from Oshkosh, Wis. finished the game with six points, eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers.

He was named to the tournament’s All-Star Five.

Haliburton was one of the team’s standouts as he concluded the seven-game slate averaging 7.9 points and 6.9 assists per game. He finished the tournament with a team-high 48 assists to just eight turnovers while also shooting 56 percent from 3-point range.

Haliburton has long been considered a first-round type prospect for the 2020 NBA Draft, but his performance over the last two weeks in Greece only helped him improve his future stock.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.