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OSU Freshman Eric Dailey Jr. Scores 12, Windmill Dunks in USA Basketball’s Win against Madagascar

Dailey dunked all over Madagascar.



Incoming Oklahoma State freshman Eric Dailey Jr. was efficient in USA Basketball’s FIBA U19 World Cup opener.

The United States beat Madagascar 136-69 to start group play at the tournament in Hungary. It’s the most points the USA has ever scored at the U19 World Cup. Dailey poured in a dozen, going 6-for-11 from the field. In just 13 minutes on the floor, Dailey also had two rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.

He also had a trio of dunks, including this windmill.

Dailey was one of seven Americans to score in double figures. Tre Johnson, a top player in the Class of 2024, led the way for the USA with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. He was 3-for-4 from 3. Don’t worry, OSU has offered Johnson (as has about every other school in the country).

Dailey joins the Cowboys as the No. 55 player in the 2023 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. A 6-foot-7 do-it-all player, Dailey chose OSU over offers from Florida, Alabama, Michigan, TCU, Texas and others.

OSU coach Mike Boynton is in Hungary with Dailey. Boynton is an assistant coach on the Americans’ staff.

The United States continues group play on Sunday with a game against Slovenia at 1 p.m. central time. The game can be streamed on FIBA’s YouTube Channel. Slovenia started the tournament with a 74-58 win against Lebanon.

The USA vs. Madagascar

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