Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds in 10 minutes of playing time Friday afternoon for the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National team in a 109-67 victory against Canada in the quarterfinals of the FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.
Stokes was 3-for-4 from the field.
“Canada really came out ready to play,” Stokes said through a release. “Although we won by a large amount, we will have to play better to win in the next round.”
The U.S. (7-0) will play Lithuania (6-1) in the semifinals at 2:15 p.m. Saturday and will be streamed online at www.ESPN3.com. Serbia (6-1) will play Australia (4-3) in the other semifinal. Both have lost to the U.S. in the tournament.
Through seven games, Stokes is averaging 7.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 12.3 minutes per game.