The 17-year-old Wembanyama, who is not eligible for the NBA draft until 2023 and was playing against a team with several projected first-round 2022 NBA draft picks, went just 1 for 5 from behind the arc but sank all nine of his free throws.
The New York Times has published allegations implicating around 12 coaches and officials in sexual abuse that involved around 100 women players. However, FIBA chief Hamane Niang was not directly implicated in the scandal.
Three-time All-Star Marc Gasol became only the second man to win an NBA crown and the World Cup in the same year after Spain brushed aside Argentina 95-75.
This is the first win for Turkey in the FIBA Basketball World Cup's Classification Round.
Team USA beat Turkey 93-92 in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup's Group E match.
FIBA says the new rule, that will allow players to wear headscarves, as well as turbans and yarmulkes, would minimise the risk of injury while ensuring uniforms are a consistent colour.
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