USA Basketball Drops Gold Medal Game to Spain 94-87
July 26, 1999
LISBON, Portugal – Chris Williams (Birmingham, Ala.) of the University of Virginia scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds, but the USA Men’s Junior World Championship Team lost 94-87 to Spain on Sunday (July 25) in the gold medal game of the 1999 FIBA Junior World Championship in Lisbon, Portugal. The USA finished with an overall record of 7-1 and earned the silver medal in the 16-team tournament.
Williams, a 6-6 forward, made three of six shots from the field and one of two free throw attempts against Spain. He also had three blocked shots before fouling out of the game with 25 seconds remaining after playing 27 minutes.
Virginia’s Adam Hall (Katy, Texas), a 6-5 guard/forward, played five minutes in the game and had one assist.
Bobby Simmons scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the USA team, Steve Logan had 18 points and five rebounds, and Keyon Dooling added 12 points. Juan Navarro led Spain with 27 points and six assists.
Spain shot 53.4 percent (31-58) from the field and 74.4 percent (29-39) from the free throw line, while the USA made 46.4 percent (32-69) of its field goal attempts and 81.8 percent (18-22) of its free throw attempts. The USA team out-rebounded Spain 31-30.