UVA Basketball: Caffaro, Stattmann at the FIBA U19 World Cup
Caffaro’s Argentina team lost 77-57 to Puerto Rico, and Stattmann’s Australia team lost 91-74 to Lithuania.
Caffaro, a 7’1” redshirt freshman, scored just four points in the Argentina loss, on 1-of-4 shooting, but he pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds in 32 minutes.
He also shot a ghastly 2-of-8 from the free-throw line, continuing a tournament-long trend.
Through four games, Caffaro is shooting 38.1 percent from the foul line (8-of-21).
He is averaging 9.0 points on 53.8 percent shooting from the floor (14-of-26) and 9.3 rebounds per game for Argentina, which falls to the consolation rounds.
Australia will also move to consolation play with its loss to Lithuania, in which Stattmann, a 6’7” sophomore, scored nine points on 4-of-15 shooting, including 0-of-6 shooting from three-point range.
For the tournament, Stattmann is averaging 11.3 points per game on 44.8 percent shooting from the field (13-of-28) and 17.2 percent shooting from three (5-of-29).
Story by Chris Graham