By KEVIN HARRIS
CAIRO, Egypt – New Albany standout Romeo Langford and his USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup teammates competed in two exhibition games Wednesday and Thursday in preparing for the FIBA U19 World Cup that will start Saturday.
On Wednesday, Langford scored two points in Team USA’s 89-66 victory over Lithuania. Las Vegas native PJ Washington led the Americans with 18 points, followed by University of Kentucky player Hamidou Diallo with 17. Auburn player Austin Wiley added 15.
On Thursday, Team USA beat France 82-60. Langford had two points, shooting 1-of-2 from the field. He made two steals and one assist as he played 8 minutes and 52 seconds.
Diallo scored 15 points as he made 6-of-9 field-goal attempts. Washington had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Team USA will face Iran in preliminary round action at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The American will compete in Group D.