- Carlik Jones scores 35 points and records a double-double in his FIBA World Cup debut
- South Sudan loses to Puerto Rico in overtime
- Jones named NBA G League MVP and had successful college career at Louisville
Carlik Jones had an impressive debut for the South Sudan Men’s National Basketball Team at the FIBA World Cup, dropping 35 points and 11 rebounds in a game against Puerto Rico. Despite his outstanding performance, South Sudan lost 101-96 in overtime. Jones, who was named the NBA G League Most Valuable Player last season, has already had a notable career, including stints with the Chicago Bulls and the Denver Nuggets. South Sudan still has two more group stage games in the tournament.
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