USA Men's Basketball Team Beat Mali, Win 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup
Bleacher Report - Mon 8 Jul 00:09 GMT

The future is strong for USA Basketball. The United States defeated Mali 93-79 in Sunday's FIBA U19 World Cup title game to take home the championship for the seventh time in program history...

  The United States defeated Mali 93-79 in Sunday's FIBA U19 World Cup title game to take home the championship for the seventh time in program history.

  The Americans also won the gold at the event in 1979, 1983, 1991, 2009, 2013 and 2015.

  There was an element of redemption for the Red, White and Blue in this tournament after they were eliminated by Canada in the semifinals of the 2017 U19 World Cup.

  Cade Cunningham spearheaded a balanced attack with 21 points as one of five United States players to finish in double figures.

  Reggie Perry, who won the tournament's MVP, finished with 10 points and four rebounds, while Jalen Suggs added 15 points and five boards.

  Suggs is a 4-star prospect in the class of 2020, while Cunningham is a 5-star recruit and the No. 2 overall player in the class, per 247Sports' composite rankings.

  They both have international gold on their resumes before even stepping foot in a collegiate game, while Perry will turn his attention toward his second season with Mississippi State after earning SEC All-Freshman honors in 2018-19.