NEWS

27.07.2006
France Lift Gold Medal

The French revolution is complete.

After looking dead in the water following three consecutive losses, France defeated Lithuania 77-72 in the title game and lifted the UMCOR U18 European Championship gold medal.

27.07.2006
Batum Takes MVP Honours

Nicolas Batum lived up to the hype surrounding him and won the UMCOR U18 European Championship Most Valuable Player.

The much heralded Batum averaged 14 points and 7.9 rebounds and led France’s run to the gold medal.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Jessie Bégarin GF 2.01 05.07.1988 Abymes (FRA)  
 5Nicolas Batum GF 2.03 14.12.1988 Lisieux (FRA)  
 6Antoine Diot PG 1.90 17.01.1989 Bourg En Bresse (FRA)  
 7Abdoulaye Mbaye SG 1.89 03.11.1988 Berck-Sur-Mer (FRA)  
 8Oliver Romain PG 1.82 15.03.1988 Versailles (FRA)  
 9Alexis Ajinca 2.15 06.05.1988 Saint Étienne (FRA)  
10Benoît Mangin PG 1.89 03.06.1988 Clamart (FRA)  
11Edwin Jackson SG 1.90 18.09.1989 Pau (FRA)  
12Johwe Casseus 2.11 26.04.1989 Montfermeil (FRA)  
13Kim Tillie FC 2.10 15.07.1988 Cagnes-sur-Mer (FRA)  
14Ludovic Vaty 2.06 21.11.1988 Les Abymes (FRA)  
15Adrien Moerman PF 2.02 07.08.1988 Fontenay-aux-Roses (FRA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Richard Billant

More Headlines

26.07.2006
Fourth Quarter Surge Puts France In Gold Medal Game

With the help of a 13-3 run to start the fourth quarter, France defeated Spain 80-67 to advance to the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men gold medal game.

French sensation Nicolas Batum once again came up with a huge performance, particularly in the fourth quarter, as France earned revenge from a defeat to Spain in the preliminary round and handed the Spanish their first loss in the competition.

24.07.2006
Breaking Down The Top Talent In Greece

The UMCOR U18 European Champion Men in Greece has showcased top basketball prospects across the continent.

With the help of Jeff LaMere, a former assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, we will break down some of the top talents.

France Hold Off Italy To Notch Semi-Finals Spot24.07.2006
Streaks Snapped As France Crushes Greece23.07.2006
Gecevicius Shoots Lithuania Past France22.07.2006
Group D: Tomas Books Spanish Qualification20.07.2006
Group D: Spain Downs France, Croatia Cruises19.07.2006
Roundup: Second Quarter Surge Propels Lithuania18.07.2006
Turkish U18 Side Fall Short In Douai13.06.2006
French Center Ajinca Deals With Pressure Of Expectations 28.04.2006

Team

France
France
France

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSA. Moerman14.8
RTA. Moerman8.8
ASA. Diot3.1
STN. Batum1.1
BSN. Batum1.1

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

18.07.2006vs CRO[W] 90-56
19.07.2006vs ESP[L] 85-94
20.07.2006vs ISL[L] 61-73
22.07.2006vs LTU[L] 73-80
23.07.2006vs GRE[W] 86-43
24.07.2006vs ITA[W] 82-72
26.07.2006vs ESP[W] 80-67
27.07.2006vs LTU[W] 77-72

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