Team USA and incoming freshman point guard Nigel Williams-Goss beat Serbia 82-68 on Sunday in the FIBA U-19 World Championship game. Williams-Goss scored 15 points on Sunday and finished the tournament averaging 7.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 steals and a team-high 2.6 assists per game. He was the only American to play more than 200 minutes (205) in the tournament's nine games.
Additionally, he shot well from the field at a 49.1 percent clip including a team-leading 42.1 percent (8-of-19) from three-point range.
Wiliams-Goss's 15 points on Sunday were the second-most on the team behind Louisville sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell who tallied 19 points. Incoming Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon took home tournament MVP honors.
Listen to what Williams-Goss said about winning a gold medal.
Call me whatever you want.. Just don't forget to call me a WORLD CHAMPION AND A GOLD MEDALIST !… http://t.co/ftrBFphqWp— Nigel Williams-Goss (@SOU_TeamGeneral) July 7, 2013
Only the 3rd time in 30 yrs USA has wo the 19U world championships... #MadeHistory— Nigel Williams-Goss (@SOU_TeamGeneral) July 7, 2013
Shout out to @SOU_TeamGeneral for help the USA U19 team win the Gold! All he does is Embrace The Grind and Win!!— Raphael Chillious (@CoachChills) July 7, 2013