Another day, another double-double for Kentucky’s Tai Wynyard at the FIBA World Cup in Cairo.
For the second consecutive day, Wynyard recorded a double-double. Yesterday he had 17 (8-11 FGs) points and 13 rebounds. Today’s stat-line was similar: 15 points (6-10 FGs) and 13 rebounds. Today’s game is much worse, not because Wynyard had two less points, but because New Zealand lost 74-70 to Puerto Rico.
Tough game for my boys
— Tai Wynyard (@WynyardTai) July 8, 2017
New Zealand didn’t win a ton of games at the tournament, but I think it’s safe to say Tai proved he can contribute next year after averaging 13.8 points and 9.2 rebounds in six games. Cal’s 2017-18 Cats have a lot of length and versatility, but little size and strength inside. Wynyard can be an imposing force in the post that gobbles up rebounds to get the Cats running in transition.