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VIENNA, Austria – Hailey Van Lith and Team USA defeated France, 16-12, in the championship to claim the gold medal at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup Sunday Morning.

With the win, Van Lith is now a five-time USA Basketball gold medalist (5-on-5 and 3x3). This was her second time playing with the senior team and it marks her first gold medal at that level.

Team USA made it out of pool play dropping only one game, its opener against Canada before reeling off seven wins in a row to claim gold. Van Lith led the squad in scoring in three games.

In the championship game, Van Lith had 7 points and 6 rebounds. Through the tournament she averaged 6.3 points.

Van Lith will be entering her first season at LSU after joining the defending national champions as the top player in this year’s transfer portal.

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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10 Comments
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bluebuck113 months
A Mulkey Baller excelling on the international stage!
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Poboytom13 months
I imagine goals counted as one point each.
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MasonTiger13 months
All this attention. Anyone else think there may ge a clash of egos on the team next season?
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JohnZeroQ13 months
That’s a lot less tattoos than I was expecting.
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2geaux13 months
16-12? Do they just play 15 mins or so?
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cattus13 months
Congrats, beat the defending Champs and won gold for the first time for US in 9 years.
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cajunmud13 months
I guess 3x3 means 3 on 3 huh? They couldn't find a couple more to play?
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GumboPot13 months
Seems weird reading "LSU's Hailey Van Lith". Technically correct but she hasn't even played a game in an LSU uniform yet. Maybe "LSU transfer Hailey Van Lith" would be more appropriate. But whatever.
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chadr0713 months
You worried about the wrong shite dude lol
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Homesick Tiger13 months
Mulkey will see to it that doesn't happen.
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