Samuelson Leads U.S. Into U-17 Gold Medal Game

UConn 2015 commit Katie Lou Samuelson had game-highs of 25 points and four steals to lead the U.S. to a 91-63 win over Hungary today in the semifinals of the FIBA U-17 World Championship in Pilsen, Czech Republic. She set a team single-game tournament record by making all of her six 3-pointers in the first quarter.

The U.S. (6-0) will be seeking its third straight gold medal in the event when it meets Spain (6-0) in the gold medal game Sunday (ESPNU; 2:15 p.m.). It is a rematch of the 2012 tournament final.

UConn Class of 2015 target Asia Durr added 17 points (8-of-12 FG), four rebounds, a game-high six assists and three steals. Fellow Class of 2015 commit De’Janae Boykin finished with nine points and six rebounds.