BATON ROUGE – USA Basketball’s U19 team, which includes LSU Basketball player Adam Miller, has advanced through its first two games of pool play 2-0 heading into a Tuesday afternoon contest.
In its first game Saturday in Riga, Latvia, the USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team opened with an 11-0 run and never looked back en route to recording a decisive 83-54 victory over Turkey in both teams’ opening game of the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup.
Sunday, after a tight first quarter where the Americans opened a 29-23 lead, the USA rode a 26-13 second quarter scoring surge and never looked back while rolling over Mali for a 100-52 win. The victory was the 100th win all-time for the USA in U19 competitions and improved USA’s U19 record in Fourth of July games to 5-0.
In the first game, Miller played 18 minutes with 3 points, 1 rebound and 2 assists. In the Sunday victory, Miller played 20 minutes with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Miller will be preparing for his first season at LSU after transferring from Illinois.
The USA will conclude their preliminary round play on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. (CDT) versus Australia (1-1) with the Round of 16 starting on Wednesday.