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By Jeff Pack

Mobley helps bring home gold at FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup

The 6'11" Rancho Christian rising junior averaged 9.3 points per game during the tournament


Last updated 7/12/2018 at 4:56pm

Evan Mobley holds the FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup championship trophy while flanked by his parents, Nicol and Eric in Argentina.

Nicol Nicholas Mobley

Rancho Christian's Evan Mobley and his teammates, a star-studded lineup of Under-17 USA Basketball's biggest names, pulled away from fellow finalist, France, to secure the gold medal at the FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup in Argentina July 8.

Team USA got out to a quick start, but France closed the gap to just 5 points with six minutes left in the first half. But a 20-5 run to close the half put the Americans safely in the lead at 45-25 heading into the locker room. At the end of three quarters, the score was 77-38, leaving no room for drama in the fourth.

When the final buzzer sounded,...

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