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Washington, Diallo Lead Team USA to Exhibition Victory over Lithuania

Diallo dunks in Egypt via USA Basketball

A pair of Wildcats wasted no time making their mark in Egypt for Team USA.

On their first day in Cairo, P.J. Washington and Hamidou Diallo led Team USA to a 89-66 exhibition victory over Lithuania.  Washington led all scorers with 18 points while Diallo scored 17 points.

“Hami didn’t play for me last year, he practiced, so this is all new. But, he’s going to be fine,” John Calipari said after the game. “P.J. Washington is what he is, he’s a beast.”

Facing unfamiliar competition, the first exhibition did what it was supposed to, kick off the rust.

“I felt good. That’s the first time in an official game in a long time, and I felt good,” Diallo said.  “I think I played well, but I’ve got to get better on a bunch of things, I’m still a little rusty, but I felt  like I played well and helped my team come up with a W.”

Team USA will play another exhibition tomorrow against one of the best teams in the tournament, France.  For more on today’s game, check out USA Basketball’s recap.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Washington, Diallo Lead Team USA to Exhibition Victory over Lithuania

  1. whodeynation
    8:25 pm June 28, 2017 Permalink

    Anywhere I can get some video of the game(s) ? Can’t exactly keep up with It in real time, but would rather watch a tape of these games than whatever is on now.

  2. tubby b smith
    9:06 pm June 28, 2017 Permalink

    may had dodge a bullet on mamba…his brother is on instagram telling all his family business and says he took stuff