PJ Washington dominates as Team USA beats Mali 117-69

07/05/2017 11:28 AM

Team USA improved to 4-0 as they beat Mali 117-69 on Wednesday morning.

The Americans were led by Kentucky freshman PJ Washington, who put together another dominant performance. Washington scored a team-high 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists. This is his second straight 20-point game and second straight game leading the team in scoring.

Hamidou Diallo also had a strong showing, scoring 14 points and grabbing six boards. Washington and Diallo have been two of the best players for John Calipari’s USA team thus far.

The Americans now advance to the quarterfinals, where they will play the winner of Germany vs. New Zealand (Tai Wynyard) on Friday.

Full box score is attached here:

Bradley McKee and Clayton Abernathy recap PJ Washington and Hamidou Diallo’s strong performances:

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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