UPDATE: The USA U19 Team defeated China 103-56 in the second game of the FIBA U19 World Championship on Friday. UW freshman PG Kelsey Plum was scoreless in 12 minutes of play, missing her three three-point attempts. The Americans (2-0) will play Mali (0-2) on Saturday at 10:15 am (PT).
Washington PG Kelsey Plum, an in-coming freshman, will be part of the USA U19 World Championship Team that plays China (1-0) at 10:15 am PT on Friday. FIBA will provide live stats of its U19 World Championship tournament.
The Americans (1-0), who have Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves as an assistant, defeated Lithuania 113-47 in the FIBA U19 World Championship opener on Thursday in Panevezys, Lithuania. Plum played 16 minutes against Lithuania (0-1), finishing with seven points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists in the game. Connecticut star Breanna Stewart led the USA with 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting in 20 minutes.
Plum is part of UW’s best in-coming class in program history. The group is led by C Katie Collier, who missed the 2012-13 season due to a knee injury. She’s rehabilitated and cleared to play. F Chantel Osahor and G Brianna Ruiz round out the freshmen class. First-year coach Mike Neighbors also signed former Miami C Macy Keen this offseason but she’s ineligible to play until 2014-15 due to NCAA transfer rules.