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July 19, 1999

ALMADA, Portugal- Adam Hall (Katy, Texas) and Chris Williams (Birmingham, Ala.) of the University of Virginia combined for 19 points and eight rebounds to help the USA Men’s Junior World Championship Team to a 96-53 victory over Egypt Saturday (July 17) in the FIBA Men’s Junior World Championship in Almada, Portugal.

The victory over Egypt enabled the USA team to finish preliminary pool play with a 3-0 record. The USA advances to the tournament’s medal quarterfinals play where it faces Argentina (2-1) on Monday (July 19).

Hall, a 6-5 guard/forward, was one of three USA players in double figures in the victory over Egypt. He scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds. He made five of six shots from the field, including his only three-point field goal attempt, and missed his only free throw attempt. Hall also had one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 21 minutes of action.

Williams scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds. He made three of five shots from the field, missing both of his three-point field goal attempts, and he made two of three free throw attempts. Williams also blocked two shots, had one assist, one steal and one turnover in 15 minutes of playing time.

Steve Lepore led the United States with 13 points and Bobby Simmons added 10 points. Each of the 12 players on the USA roster scored at least five points in the game.

The USA shot 46.8 percent (36-77) from the field and out-rebounded Egypt 53-28. The USA had 26 offensive rebounds.

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