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Five UNC Basketball Recruiting Targets Set for World Cup Semifinals

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On Saturday, the USA Basketball U17 National Team, which includes four 2025 UNC basketball targets and one of the 2026 variety, defeated Canada, 111-60, in the semifinals of the FIBA U17 World Cup in Istanbul.

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It marked just the fourth-largest margin of victory by the Americans — Team USA has captured all six gold medals since the international showcase’s inception in 2010 — across their 3-0 waltz through group play and 2-0 start in tournament action. Once again, the prospects who are on the North Carolina recruiting wishlists were dominant, accounting for 60 of the 12-man squad’s 111 points.

Those Tar Heel targets are Utah Prep five-star forward AJ Dybantsa, Columbus High School (Fla.) five-star forward Cameron Boozer, Perry High School (Ariz.) five-star forward Koa Peat, Columbus five-star guard Cayden Boozer, and the lone 2026 prep in that bunch, Prolific Prep (Calif.) five-star forward Tyran Stokes.

They and their teammates square off against New Zealand in the quarterfinals at 10 a.m. ET Saturday. FIBA – The Basketball Channel broadcasts all of the games on YouTube.

If Team USA advances, the winner between Turkey and Italy will await in the championship showdown at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

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