U19 win points to bright future for Canadian basketball

R.J. Barrett, right, and Abu Kigab arrive at Toronto’s Pearson Airport Monday with other members of Canada’s under-19 basketball team after winning gold at the U19 FIBA World Cup on the weekend. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

By Jamie Strashin, CBC Sports, July 10, 2017 

Historic World Cup title turns heads

Michele O’Keefe is still giddy from the weekend.

The CEO of Canada Basketball has just returned to her Toronto office on Monday morning after an overnight flight from Cairo, Egypt, where the Canadian men’s under-19 team won the FIBA World Cup tournament for its age group.

O’Keefe had the honour of handing out the gold medals to the team after a 79-60 victory over Italy in the final.

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