FIBA are unfortunately a touch slow at doling out the highlights from the knockout stages of the World Under 17 championships. For those of you out of the loop, the United States were pushed hard before pulling away from Serbia in the first of today’s quarter finals. We don’t have a clip from that 89-68 victory but we can show you what Josh Jackson did in the previous round against China.
A reminder, that is the top rated player in his class in the United States and the 17 year-old shooting guard already has offers from Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Memphis, Ohio State, Oregon, and Texas A&M, with Michigan and Michigan State both on his radar. Jackson is averaging 10.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.
Saturday’s final is a re-match of the 2012 decider as Australia pulled off a big comeback to claw back a 22 point deficit and beat Spain.