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SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Schools have been coming in droves to watch Immanuel Quickley play at the Adidas Circuit Finale.

John Calipari as well as many other high-major coaches were in attendance on Friday for Quickley's two wins, including a 27-point outing against The Firm.

"I feel good, honestly; this is a lot of fun," the 6-foot-4 Quickley out of John Carroll (Md.) told SNY.tv. "I'm just out here trying to compete and win this Adidas Finale Championship."

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After spotting Turkey (5-2) an 8-2 lead, the 2016 USA Basketball Men's U17 World Championship Team (7-0) turned on the ignition, went on a 19-0 scoring spree and continued to dominate for a 96-56 golden victory on Sunday night in Zaragoza, Spain.

The win, which was the largest margin of victory in a men's U17 title game, marked the fourth-straight gold medal for the USA in as many editions of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men and now stand at a perfect 30-0 all-time in U17 play.

Collin Sexton (Pebblebrook H.S./Mableton, Ga.), who came off the bench to finish with 16 points, including 10 in the first quarter, and eight assists, was named the U7 World Championship MVP. Joining Sexton on the All-Star Five Team was his USA teammate Wendell Carter Jr. (Pace Academy/Fairburn, Ga.), who finished the night with 11 points and eight rebounds, as well as Lithuania's Arnas Velicka, Bosnia-Herzegovina guard Dzanan Musa and Spain forward Sergi Martinez.

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Five players reached double-figures as the USA advanced to the championship game of the FIBA U17 World Championship where it will play Turkey on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET (ESPNU).

In the semifinals, the Americans ousted Lithuania, 98-70, in Zaragoza, Spain.

The USA U17 men won gold in all three previous FIBA U17 World Championships (2010, 2012 and 2014) and now stand at 29-0 all-time in U17 play.

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Collin Sexton went for 24 points as the USA U17 team obliterated South Korea, 133-81, on Thursday in Zaragoza, Spain to advance to the semifinals of the FIBA U17 World Championship.

The U.S. will play Lithuania in the second semifinal on Friday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPNU, while Turkey will face Spain in the first. ESPNU will air the championship game on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

Turkey ousted Canada, 80-74, despite 33 points from Class of 2019 guard R.J. Barrett of Montverde (FL) Academy. Instead of moving on with a chance to face the U.S. in the finals, Canada will play for fifth place.

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Gary Trent Jr. scored 17 points and had six rebounds to help lead the USA U-17 team Sunday. (Photo courtesy USA Basketball)
Gary Trent Jr. scored 17 points and had six rebounds to help lead the USA U-17 team Sunday. (Photo courtesy USA Basketball)

The possibility of a United States-Canada gold medal game at the FIBA U17 World Championships remains alive as both teams reached the round of 16.

Both countries handled business in their respective group-stage finales on Sunday. The Americans routed Egypt 104-57 in Zaragoza, Spain, to finish 3-0 on top of Group A. Later Sunday afternoon, Canada defeated China, 105-54, to polish off a 3-0 showing in Group C.

For the United States, Marquette commit Markus Howard led seven players in double-figures with a game-high 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting to go along with six assists and five rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. added 17 points and six rebounds.

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Simi Shittu plays against La Lumiere in the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Basketball Tournament. (AP)
Simi Shittu plays against La Lumiere in the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Basketball Tournament. (AP)

 

The United States Under-17 National Team entered the FIBA World Championships on Thursday afternoon a perfect 23-0 all-time at the event dating back to 2010.

That dominance didn't stop with Thursday's game.

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Kentucky head coach John Calipari as well as assistants from Duke and Kansas are among the coaches headed overseas in the next few days to watch the USA U17 squad at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain,

Coaches from UCLA, N.C. State, Oregon and St. John's are also expected in the wake of a new rule that allows college coaches to recruit at any FIBA World Championship event, sources said.

"Coach Cal said he's coming to Spain to come and watch a game," 2017 point guard Immanuel Quickley told SNY.tv.

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It's been quite the week for Immanuel Quickley, a 6-foot-4 Class of 2018 point guard from John Carroll (Md.) High School.

On Tuesday he was named to the 12-man roster for the 2016 USA Men's U17 World Championship Team. And on midnight on Tuesday college coaches began reaching out directly to Quickley.

"[Villanova coach] Jay Wright called first," Quickley told SNY.tv from Colorado Springs, Colo. "But I got texts from Duke, Washington, Miami and Kentucky."

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. -- Nojel Eastern was one of the final cuts from the USA U17 team on Tuesday. Despite the less than ideal outcome, Eastern performed well enough to put himself in contention which was a long way from last year when he was forced to watch the U16 tryouts with a boot on his foot.

"Of course watching last year helped," said Eastern, out of Evanston (IL) Township. "Seeing what the coaches wanted out of players and seeing what it takes to make the USA team. I'm just coming out and seeing what I saw last year. Seeing what the people that made did and also what the people that didn't, what they didn't do. So I just wanted to use that to my advantage."

In the spring of 2015, Eastern suffered a dislocated ankle at the Lexington EYBL stop. The injury kept him from playing throughout the summer and into the fall. Now fully healthy, Eastern has been eager to compete against some of the top players in the 2017 and 2018 classes.

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