What'd we learn from the three Wildcats who played in the FIBA World Cup?

07/10/2017 05:56 PM

The 2017 FIBA World Cup came to a close on Sunday with Canada taking home the gold medal.

The Americans, led by John Calipari, won the bronze medal after beating Spain 96-72. This was a chance for Kentucky fans to get an early look at P.J. Washington, Hamidou Diallo and Tai Wynyard.

Washington had a solid showing in Egypt. He averaged a team-high 12.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game during the tournament. Here’s what Bradley and TJ learned from Washington during the tournament:

Diallo averaged 10.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He struggled at times, but also showed off his elite athleticism throughout the tournament. Here’s what Bradley and TJ learned from Diallo during the tournament:

Tai Wynyard was the best player for New Zealand. He led the team in scoring (14.3 PPG), rebounds (9.3) and blocks per game. Finally, here’s what Bradley and TJ learned from Wynyard during the tournament:

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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