Canadian JMNT Advances to Quarterfinals at U19 World Championship
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July 3, 2013
PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Thanks to efforts by Illinois State sophomore guard Kaza Keane and incoming freshman forward MiKyle McIntosh, the Canadian Junior Men's National Team (JMNT) qualified for the FIBA U19 World Championship quarterfinals, with a 78-62 win over Argentina Wednesday morning.
The JMNT went 2-1 in the Eighth Final Round, with a loss to Lithuania (82-76) Monday, followed by a win over Iran (95-57) Tuesday. With Wednesday's victory, in a must-win scenario against Argentina, Canada has advanced to the quarterfinals. Following a day off, Canada will face the United States Friday at 1:15 p.m. The JMNT has now gone 3-3 at the FIBA U19 World Championship.
Keane and McIntosh have both played in all six games so far. Keane scored his tournament-high nine points, with a game-best eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals to lift Canada to Tuesday's win over Iran. McIntosh also contributed two points with two rebounds and one assist.
The Illinois State duo secured spots on the 12-man JMNT roster after proving themselves during a 10-day, 22-player training camp earlier this month.
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