Originally published July 10, 2009 at 06:50a.m., updated July 10, 2009 at 08:11a.m.

Taylor posts 10 points, 7 assists in U.S. victory over Canada


— Kansas University sophomore Tyshawn Taylor scored 10 points off 4-of-7 shooting and dished seven assists in Team USA’s 93-73 victory over Canada on Friday at the Under 19 World Championships.

Taylor hit his only three-point try on a day the U.S. hit 14 of 26 from past the arc. The U.S. set Under 19 single-game records for most treys made and highest single-game three-point shooting percentage.

The U.S. (7-0) now will meet Croatia (6-1) in the tournament semifinals today. Croatia advanced after earning a 91-78 victory over Puerto Rico in the quarterfinals.

Greece (5-2) will face Australia (7-0) in the other medal semifinal game. Winners of the semifinal matchup advance to Sunday’s title game.

Butler University’s Gordan Hayward a scored game high 20 points and drained four of five shots from three-point range. Georgia’s Howard Thompkins contributed 12 points and four rebounds. Duke’s Seth Curry tallied 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the three-point line, while Northwestern’s John Shurna added 10 points and four blocked shots.

UTEP’s Arnett Moultrie led the USA’s rebounding effort with a game-high 11, including six offensive boards.


Dyrk Dugan 10 years, 10 months ago

into the semis.....way to go Tyshawn! keep 'er goin...representing KU very well.

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

One thing that is the same in international rules. If you trifectate for 50% or better, you win in a blow out.

The three point basket just is the unfair advantage.

Jonathan Andrews 10 years, 10 months ago

Gordon Hayward plays for Butler. Howard Thompkins plays for Georgia.

KUSPORTS.COM, where is your copy editor???

waywardJay 10 years, 10 months ago

you made the only one you took.... good job.... keep it up, T.....

KGphoto 10 years, 10 months ago

Hey Jesse. Can you get the entire stat sheet? Is that a 5 assist avg. for TT?

Does anyone know how to watch these games? It's hard to believe that "World" games of any kind would go uncovered.

Martin Shupert 10 years, 10 months ago

The assists are awesome!!! We will have quite a few scorers, I'm suspecting, so Ty will get more PT if he can keep that up. Wow! This year is going to be soooooo much fun. Let's hope our guys are good sportsmen when the blowouts begin to accumulate. We won't need to rub it in, well, unless it's K-State. (okay, bad joke) Missouri... go ahead and rub it in when you play Mizzou... that's a good joke.

FairgroveJayhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Way to go Tyshawn, you're puting together some awesome stats and gaining great experience, keep up the hard work. Rock Chalk!!

Sam Burns 10 years, 10 months ago

Here's the site to go to and check out all the teams, players, and stats.

They say you can watch games live or watch the replays....I haven't tried it yet.

Leave some good comments for Tyshawn. Not many people know about this. Tyshawn isn't getting the attention he deserves from us.

Sam Burns 10 years, 10 months ago

Thanks to shoedee for finding this site.

Sam Burns 10 years, 10 months ago

KGphoto,.......Tyshawn is leading the US team w/ 4.3 Assist/game

suttonku 10 years, 10 months ago

well the big boys lost today so its up to Tyshawn and the young guns to bring home gold

waywardJay 10 years, 10 months ago

cannot complain about 1-1...unless .... that is to suggest he shoot it more ;)

mjlindsm 10 years, 10 months ago

Why did they have Dixon coaching this team and Bo Ryan coaching the older guys? Great for Tyshawn's development, but that seems bass ackwards. Dixon consistently gets more from less. He hasn't had a first round draft pick at Pitt, yet he regularly has them as one of the top teams in the country. I really don't enjoy watching Bo Ryan teams, and though he isn't a bad coach, he's not as good as Dixon. And Frank Haith as the assistant? Yeesh. They should put Dixon with the old guys, promote McKillop to coach the U19, and send Ryan down to the ones that McKillop coaches now (the ones Releford played in last year).

Jared Grillot 10 years, 10 months ago

It's definitely looking good for the Jayhawks if TT is distributing the ball to the tune of 5 assists a game. I think that was the one thing I missed the most from 08 to 09 was the outrageous assist numbers that russ and mario gave us. This is a good sign.

yovoy 10 years, 10 months ago

gotta have more than 1 scorer, and preferably one that doesn't bring the ball up the floor then shoot, to get assists like russ and mario did. if tyshawn "only" gets 5, there's something wrong. not with him, 'cause lawdy he's off-limits for criticism, but w/ the system. if/when he sees the floor he's going to be surrounded by scorers. if we can just get the guy that brings the ball up to distribute, and keep others from standing around watching and waiting for him to create, we ought to be okay, and everyone's assists numbers should border on gaudy. the team assist numbers should be pretty high.

as for this international stuff he's sounding a bit better as we get into better competition. congrats and keep it up. consistency!

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