With Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie coming off the bench, the U.S. U19 team completed group play undefeated at the FIBA U19 World Cup with a win over Italy Tuesday in Cairo.
Okogie, the first active Tech player to make a U.S. roster since 1995, scored two points in 18 minutes but contributed seven rebounds, a block and a steal in the 98-65 win over Italy.
As winners of Group D at 3-0, the U.S. team will play Mali, the last-place finisher in Group C on at 9:30 a.m.a Wednesday. The winner will play the New Zealand-Germany winner in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Through three games, Okogie is third on the team in rebounding with 6.7 per game and is averaging 7.0 points per game.
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