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U.S. wins gold at FIBA 3x3 hoops World Cup

The United States men's team won its first gold medal at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup with an 18-14 victory over Latvia on Sunday in Amsterdam.

Former Purdue star Robbie Hummel was named tournament MVP after scoring 46 points over seven games.

Also on the winning U.S. team were former Florida guard Canyon Barry, former Brown guard Damon Huffman and former Princeton forward Kareem Maddox.

"It's pretty surreal," Hummel said. "For our team to have come together, Kareem, Damon and I have played a good amount with each other during the summer, but Canyon is very new. I'm so proud of everybody on this team. I think anybody could have been named MVP. We had contributions from everybody. Defensively I thought we were awesome. We were a complete team, a solid unit on both ends of the floor."

The medal was Team USA's second in five appearances at the 3x3 World Cup, after winning silver in 2016.

By finishing in the medals, the U.S. earned an automatic berth to the 2020 Olympic qualifying tournament next spring. The 3x3 event will be part of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo for the first time. The games, which are played on a half court, last until one team scores 21 points or the 10-minute clock runs out.

China won the women's tournament with a 19-13 victory over Hungary.