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Haliburton, USA Basketball u19 team win gold medal

Photo credit: USA Basketball

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


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.

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