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TCU’s Mike Miles Wins Gold for Team USA in U19 World Cup

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TCU’s Mike Miles scored 11 points as he helped Team USA win the gold medal in the USA Men’s U19 World Cup final in Riga, Latvia, on Sunday.

Miles, a rising sophomore at TCU, was playing for his Horned Frogs boss, Jamie Dixon, who served as the head coach of the U-19 team for Team USA.

Along with his 11 points (on 4-of-9 shooting), Miles had seven rebounds, six assists with no turnovers and four steals in 30 minutes of action on Sunday.

 

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USA men’s teams have won eight gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal while compiling an 105-14 overall record in U19 World Cup play since the event was launched in 1979.

Miles is one of the few holdovers from last year’s TCU team, one that lost in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament and saw more than half of its roster either transfer or head to the professional ranks.

As a true freshman, Miles averaged 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game and was twice named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. He was one of only five freshman nationwide to average at least 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game last season. His season best of 28 points came against Missouri. He was also named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team, and should be one of the best players in the conference in 2021-22.

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