Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes scored seven points Tuesday afternoon as the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National team beat Australia, 94-51, in the FIBA U19 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.
Stokes, a rising junior, started and played seven minutes in the first half due to foul trouble. He finished with five rebounds and a steal in 10 total minutes of action.
“We played a very good team,” Stokes said in a UT release. “But luckily we probably played our best all-around game. We dictated tempo for almost the entire game.”
Team USA (5-0) will play Serbia (5-0) at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday to determine Group F’s top seed. The quarterfinals begin Friday, with semifinals on Saturday and the gold-medal game Sunday.
For the tournament, Stokes is averaging 7.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game in 12.6 minutes of playing time, while shooting 70.4 percent (19-for-27) from the field.
He is 8-for-14 (57.1 percent) from the free-throw line.