Hachimura and Tillie Shine at U-19 World Cup
July 10, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga men’s basketball players Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie had stellar showings at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, from July 1-9.

Hachimura was the second-leading scorer in the 16-team tournament. He averaged 20.6 points in Japan’s seven games, totaling 144 points in the event. The upcoming sophomore grabbed 11 rebounds per game, which was the third-best average in the tournament. He was fifth in the event with 10 blocked shots. Hachimura made 48 percent of his shots from the field (12th in the tournament). He also dished out 2.4 assists per outing.

Hachimura finished the event with a tournament-best six double-doubles, pulling down nine rebounds with 21 points versus Korea. He led the tournament in minutes played and efficiency. Hachimura scored 27 points, on 10-of-20 shooting against Puerto Rico, on the final day. He had 14 rebounds and 22 points in a loss to Italy in the Round of 16.

Tillie helped France to four straight victories to open the tournament, winning Group A, before falling to eventual champion Canada in the quarterfinals. France placed seventh in the event after beating Argentina on the final day. Tillie had game-highs of 17 points and 12 rebounds, along with five assists versus Argentina on July 9.

Tillie averaged 12.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. He added 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals per contest. After scoring 20 points versus Puerto Rico in the Round of 16, Tillie had 22 points and 17 rebounds against Canada.

 

 

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