Sunday, July 17, 2016
Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 12 points off 5-of-9 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in Ukraine’s 90-69 victory over Serbia in the second pool play game of the FIBA Under 20 European Championships on Sunday in Helsinki, Finland.
The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk hit one of four three-pointers and now has made two of 11 threes total for (1-1) Ukraine. He also had eight turnovers to one assist with two steals in 22 minutes.
Ukraine will next meet Latvia at 10 a.m., Central time, on Tuesday in Finland.
Group competition determines seeding in the 16-team bracket to determine the overall champion. The event concludes on July 24.
To watch a replay of Sunday’s game go to the Web address http://bit.ly/29IhABZ
FOE wins: Former KU guard Tyshawn Taylor scored 18 points off 5-of-11 shooting, dished four assists and grabbed four rebounds in lifting Team FOE to a 102-94 victory over Team Maryland on Sunday in a second-round Northeast Regional game of The Basketball Tournament in Philadelphia.
Taylor, who did not attempt a three-pointer, hit 8 of 9 free throws, several down the stretch.
Former KU guard Elijah Johnson scored 13 points off 4-of-6 shooting (3-4 from three) with five assists, four rebounds and two turnovers for the winners. FOE will meet City of Gods in a Sweet 16 contest Thursday in Philly.
The Final Four semifinals are July 30 in New York.
The Basketball Tournament is a single-elimination, 64-team event entering its third year. This summer, the tournament’s prize doubled from $1 million to $2 million. Teams are formed independently and then voted on by fans to participate. NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris and Thomas Robinson are in charge of Team FOE.
Young faring well: Trae Young, a 6-1 senior point guard from Norman (Okla.) North High, who is ranked No. 14 in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, averaged 27 points and seven assists a game for MoKan Elite at the recent Peach Jam AAU tournament. Young, the son of former Texas Tech guard Rayford Young, hit 24 of 51 threes. He’s considering KU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Texas and others. His buddy, Michael Porter, recently committed to Washington. Young has said all along he’ll likely attend the same school as Porter.
Knox down to 10: Kevin Knox, a 6-9 senior small forward from Tampa, Fla., who is ranked No. 6 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, has narrowed his list of schools to 10. They are: KU, Kentucky, Arizona, Alabama, Duke, LSU, Florida State, Villanova, North Carolina and Miami. Both his parents went to Florida State.