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Casto, Thompson help USA past Iran at U19 World Championship

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Washington State University rising-sophomore DeAngelo Casto scored 10 points and his classmate Klay Thompson added nine points as the United States defeated Iran, 106-55, Thursday morning NZDT (Wednesday afternoon PDT) in Group B action of the FIBA U19 World Championship.

A native of Spokane, Wash., Casto finished the game 5-for-6 from the field and added two rebounds. He was one of seven USA team members to score in double figures. Thompson, from Ladera Ranch, Calif., added three rebounds, three assists and a steal to his nine points. He was 3-for-8 from the field and 2-for-6 from beyond the 3-point arc. Both Cougars started for the United States, as Casto won the opening tip, while Thompson played the third-most minutes by an American, logging 19:27.

The USA (1-0) was led by Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor with 13 points, three assists and two steals. Seth Curry (Duke, 12 points), Terrico White (Mississippi, 11 points), John Shurna (Northwestern, 11 points, 10 rebounds), Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh, 10 points) and Howard Thompkins (Georgia, 10 points) joined Casto in double figures.

Mohammad Hasanzadeh and Arsalan Kazemi led Iran (0-1) with 17 and 15 points, respectively.Hasanzadeh added a team-high six rebounds, while Kazemi had a game-best seven steals.

The USA got off to a slow start, leading by two, 14-12, with less than three minutes to go in the first quarter. At that point, USA went on a 16-1 run to take a 30-13 lead after the first period of play. The United States team went on to a 55-27 halftime lead as Casto had eight points at intermission and Thompson put up three in the first half.

Casto, Thompson and the USA squad continue Group B play as they take on France, Friday, July 3 at 10 a.m. NZDT (Thursday, July 2, 3 p.m. PDT). Incoming WSU freshman Brock Motum will take the court with the Australian U19 squad, tonight (Wednesday) at 10 p.m. PDT.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS
United States U19 Team vs Iran
07/02/09 10:00 a.m. at North Shore Event Centre

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VISITORS: United States U19 Team 1-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

10 Gordon Hayward...... * 3-9 1-4 2-2 4 1 5 1 9 1 0 1 2 18

13 DeAngelo Casto...... * 5-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 10 0 0 0 0 16

5 Seth Curry.......... * 4-8 2-5 2-2 3 1 4 3 12 0 3 1 0 16

7 Shelvin Mack........ * 3-8 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 7 3 2 0 3 18

8 Klay Thompson....... * 3-8 2-6 1-3 1 2 3 0 9 3 3 0 1 19

11 John Shurna......... 4-6 1-2 2-2 5 5 10 2 11 2 2 0 0 17

12 Darius Miller....... 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 2 4 4 3 2 6 16

14 Arnett Moultrie..... 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 7

15 Howard Thompkins.... 3-6 0-1 4-4 3 4 7 2 10 0 0 1 0 15

4 Ashton Gibbs........ 4-6 2-2 0-0 2 0 2 1 10 4 1 0 2 20

6 Tyshawn Taylor...... 6-7 1-2 0-1 0 1 1 1 13 3 2 0 2 18

9 Terrico White....... 4-7 2-5 1-2 0 0 0 1 11 2 2 2 0 20

Totals.............. 41-74 12-31 12-16 23 22 45 16 106 23 19 7 16 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 0-0 0.0% 2nd Half: 41-74 55.4% Game: 55.4% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-0 0.0% 2nd Half: 12-31 38.7% Game: 38.7% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 0-0 0.0% 2nd Half: 12-16 75.0% Game: 75.0% 0

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HOME TEAM: Iran 0-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

12 Mohammad Hasanzadeh. * 7-13 0-1 3-4 4 2 6 1 17 0 1 0 4 29

14 Arsalan Kazemi...... * 6-9 0-1 3-4 2 2 4 3 15 2 3 0 7 31

15 Farbod Farman....... * 3-8 0-1 0-0 5 0 5 3 6 0 2 0 1 24

4 Mohammad Falahat.... * 0-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 0 19

5 Emad Salmani........ * 1-10 1-6 1-3 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 19

10 Mohammad Amjad...... 2-5 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 6 1 2 0 0 12

11 Ramtin Zare Shirazi. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 10

13 Sooren Derboghosian. 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 13

6 Ramin Honarmand..... 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 13

7 Mehdi Shirjang...... 2-6 0-4 1-2 0 0 0 1 5 0 4 0 0 17

8 M Jamshidijafarabadi 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 8

9 Amir Samani......... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5

TEAM................

Totals.............. 22-63 3-19 8-13 14 9 23 16 55 13 22 1 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 0-0 0.0% 2nd Half: 22-63 34.9% Game: 34.9% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-0 0.0% 2nd Half: 3-19 15.8% Game: 15.8% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 0-0 0.0% 2nd Half: 8-13 61.5% Game: 61.5% 3

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Officials: Sinisa Herceg, Arnolfo Bermeo, Vitalis Gode

Technical fouls: United States U19 Team-None. Iran-None.

Attendance:

Score by Periods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

United States U19 Team........ 30 25 28 23 - 106

Iran.......................... 13 14 14 14 - 55

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