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.
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.
As Spanish players celebrated their 92-83 bronze medal game victory over Turkey at center court, a misty eyed Marc Rubio pointed toward heaven to pay tribute to his fallen friend, Guillem Raventos.
Raventos, who died in a motorcycle accident yesterday, took part in the Spanish team’s preparations and was a team-mate of Rubio with DKV Joventut.