US thumps United Arab Emirates, Montrezl gets gold

LukeLuke Hancock (center), of the University of Louisville, is captured by a photographer moments before the parade of national teams during the World University Games in Russia. He scored nine points in 14 minutes of play during a 140-46 romp over United Arab Emirates in the opening basketball game Sunday.  (Photo from World University Games site.)

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Meanwhile, Montrezl Harrell was leading Team USA’s U-19 team to a 82-68 win over Serbia in the FIBA World Championship at Czechoslovakia. Harrell had 17 points, four rebounds, and four blocks in the final win. His team was 6-0 in the competition.

Harrell started every game and averaged 10.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, hit 42-of-73 field goals (.575) and added eight steals and 10 blocked shots while averaging 18 minutes a game for the USA squad coached by Florida’s Billy Donovan.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “US thumps United Arab Emirates, Montrezl gets gold”

  1. Does it reveal my generational bias that I wish Luke had straightened his cap before this photo? Wassup wit da crooked cap, man? Don’t be dat guy!

    Good kid though; and otherwise a perfect representative for the nation.

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