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Showalter Guides USA U17 Team to Gold

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 7:00 am
Author: Zach Ulin

Mid-Prairie alumni and former Golden Hawk head boys basketball coach Don Showalter, recently captured a gold medal at the International Federation of Basketball World Championships in Spain.Showalter, who accepted a position with USA basketball last spring, guided his team to a 7-0 record during the international tournament. Team USA won the title by beating Turkey in the gold medal game by a 96-56 score. Collin Sexton led the way with 16 points and eight assists and was named the World Championship’s Most Valuable Player. Showalter’s record as head coach of USA Basketball’s U16 and U17 teams is a perfect 45-0. This is the fourth straight gold medal for the US in the FIBA World Championships.