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U.S. U19 team, Okogie, eliminated at world championship tournament

Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie received less than a minute of playing time in the U.S. U19 team’s semfinals loss to Canada in the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo Saturday. (USA Basketball)
Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie received less than a minute of playing time in the U.S. U19 team’s semfinals loss to Canada in the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo Saturday. (USA Basketball)

The U.S. U19 team, with Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie on the roster, was eliminated from the FIBA U19 World Cup Saturday, falling to Canada in the semifinals in Cairo.

After winning its first five games by an average of 28.8 points, the U.S. team fell 99-87 to the Canadians. Okogie played his fewest minutes of the tournament, playing a team-low 53 seconds in the game.

For Canada, forward R.J. Barrett, rated the No. 1 high-school prospect in the country, scored 38 points on 24 field-goal attempts with 13 rebounds.

The U.S. team, which had won the past two U19 World Cups, will play in the third-place game against Spain Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.