Oklahoma State’s Isaac Likekele scored nine points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds to help USA Basketball defeat Mali, 93-79, and win gold at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece.
Likekele is the fourth Cowboy to win a gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup, joining Matt Clark (1979), Marcus Smart (2013) and Jawun Evans (2015).
USA Basketball claimed its seventh FIBA U19 World Cup title since the event was first contested in 1979.
The OSU sophomore averaged 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game over the course of the event.
Cade Cunningham, one of the top high school basketball recruits in the country and the younger brother of new Oklahoma State assistant coach Cannen Cunningham, led the USA with 21 points, while Iowa State's Tyrese Haliburton had a game-high eight assists.