Spain are once again the U16 gold medal winners after shocking hosts Lithuania 70-64 in the finals of the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men.
This is the second gold medal for Spain in the U16 games after taking the gold medal three years ago in 2006.
The Omnitel U16 European Championship Men displayed more than a handful of future stars that in a few years will be known to any European Basketball fan.
The five who stood out the most and were named to the All-Tournament team are Guard Nenad Miljenovic (Serbia), Guard Jaime Fernandez (Spain), Forward Tauras Jogela (Lithuania), Forward Gleb Goldyrev (Russia) and Center Przemyslaw Karnowski (Poland).
Serbia won their second bronze medal in the U16 age category after beating Poland 75-69 in the Bronze medal game of the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men.
The first bronze medal was won in 2006, while in 2007 they won gold.
The final standings of the Omnitel U16 European Championship are close to being set with only the two medal games still to be decided.
Earlier Russia beat Croatia 83-79 to win the fifth place game behind 24 points by Ivan Vadeev while the shooter Matej Buovac scored 21 for the losing side.
Only five days ago imagining Spain in the finals of the Omnitel U16 European Championship would have feel like a pretty bizarre scenario.
Latvia was just about to finish sweeping the Spanish team on the way to an 85-58 win in the Qualifying Round.
Spain is back in the spotlight of Europe after qualifying to the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men finals following an 88-75 win over Serbia.
In the finals are waiting the hosts of the tournament from Lithuania, who earlier beat Poland in the first Semi-Final.
Lithuania is the first finalist at the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men after a 70-63 triumph over Poland in a very close and exciting Semi-Final.
To get the top spot on the podium Lithuania will need to beat the winner in the upcoming game between Spain and Serbia.
Coming to the Quarter-Finals France seemed like a strong medal contender.
They were the only team not to drop a single game in the entire competition, the first five of them won by a double-digit margin.