Lobo Impresses at Basketball Championships

 

RIGA, Latvia — Lobo basketball player Hugh Greenwood was named first-team all-tournament at the U-19 FIBA World Championships for his efforts with Australia.

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 17.1 points, 2.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds a game as the Australians finished sixth in the tournament.

“For Hugh to make first team all-tournament is an incredible honor,” UNM coach Steve Alford said. “… His experience at the FIBA U-19 World Championships will certainly benefit him down the road.”

He scored 26 points, including six 3-pointers, in the 78-77 loss to the United States in Sunday’s fifth-place game. He also had six rebounds, five assists and only one turnover. His desperation 3-pointer missed in the final seconds.

Greenwood was ranked the tournament’s No. 1 breakout college player.

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Tim Hardaway, Jr. of Michigan scored 21 points for the U.S.

Greenwood shot 43 percent from the field for the tournament, and 37.7 percent from 3-point range, going 23-of-61.

Greenwood will be the fourth Australian to play for UNM, following his friend and current Lobo Cameron Bairstow, Ryan Kersten and Luc Longley.

— This article appeared on page D1 of the Albuquerque Journal

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