Arizona Women's Basketball

Lauren Ware earns gold medal with Team USA in FIBA U19 World Cup

Arizona’s Lauren Ware (13) celebrates with Team USA (USA Basketball photo)

The Team USA women’s basketball team and Arizona second-year freshman forward Lauren Ware struck gold Sunday by defeating Australia 70-52 in the FIBA U19 World Cup championship at Debrecen, Hungary.

Ware started for Team USA and finished with seven points, five rebounds, and one blocked shot. She averaged close to 15 minutes per game and scored almost seven points per game. She had a rebounding average of close to five a game.

Tournament MVP Caitlin Clark of Iowa averaged team-highs of 15.2 points and 5.2 assists per game over the seven games.

Ware, a two-sport start who is also on the volleyball team at Arizona, played as a freshman for Adia Barnes’ team last season with the Wildcats reached the NCAA title game against Stanford.

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