The United States on Sunday evening defeated Serbia by 82-68 to become the FIBA U19 World Champions.
Harrell led the U.S. with 17 points and 4 blocked shots. Payton scored 9 points and led the team with 6 assists and 5 essential steals.
There were plenty of heroes for the Americans, who did not lose a game in the tournament and only once—against this same Serbia team in the final game of the second round—were held to a single-digit victory margin.
Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon got the U.S. off to a great start with two first-half 3-pointers and scored 12 points.
The victory gave the U.S. the U19 World title for only the second time since 1995. It also meant the Americans now hold the FIBA world titles at every men’s age group: U17, U19, senior and Olympics.