NEWS

04.08.2004
European Youth Championships Attract Record Viewers

Israel returned home from the Eural Trans Gas European Championship for U20 Men this week to a hero’s welcome. 250,000 fans in Israel had tuned in to watch their country’s remarkable run to the Final live on Israel’s Sports Channel. The Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final were broadcast live, and the final gained a 8.3% audience share.

21.07.2004
Spain: A Star in the Making - Sergio Rodriguez

Sergio Rodriguez's life has turned upside down since guiding Spain to the gold medal at the European Under-18 Championships for men in Zaragoza.

The point guard was voted most valuable player of the tournament with a performance in the final against Turkey that brought much acclaim from the basketball world.

20.07.2004
Vidorreta Hails Rising Star

Spain coach Txus Vidorreta has revealed his admiration for Sergio Rodriguez after the youngster made a stunning impact on the European Under-18 Championships.

Rodriguez emerged as the star attraction at the Zaragoza-staged tournament, leading Spain to the title.

SCOREBOARD

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Italy54/1438/4059
2. Serbia & Montenegro53/2433/3918
3. Russia53/2473/4308
4. France53/2420/3858
5. Georgia51/4353/4676
6. Latvia51/4369/4086
Serbia & Montenegro   Georgia
10164
18-17   25-15   31-15   27-17  
France   Russia
100106
30-25   22-27   14-23   20-11   14-20  
Latvia   Italy
6884
19-17   15-24   10-21   24-22  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Israel53/2416/4048
2. Spain53/2424/3898
3. Turkey53/2358/3478
4. Greece52/3389/4087
5. Bulgaria52/3392/4137
6. Lithuania52/3429/4477
Greece   Lithuania
10093
22-20   27-16   11-29   20-15   6-6   14-7  
Israel   Bulgaria
8981
20-25   25-19   16-7   15-25   13-5  
Spain   Turkey
7578
12-11   13-25   29-24   21-18  

Classification Games for 9th to 12th Place

Georgia   Lithuania
6196
17-26   15-23   16-23   13-24  
Bulgaria   Latvia
10596
30-20   16-29   21-22   22-18   16-7  
Georgia   Latvia
8071
19-23   13-20   29-12   19-16  
Lithuania   Bulgaria
9688
19-20   24-25   27-14   26-29  

Quarter-Finals

Israel   France
5679
16-22   18-18   12-24   10-15  
Italy   Greece
7574
17-10   16-12   18-29   14-14   10-9  
Serbia & Montenegro   Turkey
5676
18-18   8-17   18-17   12-24  
Spain   Russia
10181
17-16   32-18   20-16   32-31  

Classification Games for 5th to 8th Place

Russia   Greece
8076
24-26   14-15   22-16   20-19  
Serbia & Montenegro   Israel
8862
12-21   24-9   24-12   28-20  
Greece   Israel
8982
23-25   31-22   12-22   23-13  
Russia   Serbia & Montenegro
8185
16-22   26-17   14-25   25-21  

Semi-Finals

Turkey   France
5755
12-14   13-20   13-14   19-7  
Spain   Italy
9578
28-14   22-23   18-19   27-22  

Finals

Italy   France
6874
7-20   22-18   27-20   12-16  
Spain   Turkey
8971
18-17   25-19   23-20   23-15  

HEADLINES

Vidorreta Hails Rising Star20.07.2004
Rodriguez Voted Best in Zaragoza20.07.2004
Spain Wins European Championship For U18 Men18.07.2004
Bronze Medal Game: France 74 Italy 6818.07.2004
5th - 8th Place Classification Games18.07.2004
Semi-Final: Spain 95 Italy 78 17.07.2004
Semi-Final: Turkey 57 France 5517.07.2004
Player Profile: Viktor Sanikidze, Georgia 17.07.2004
Classification Games: Serbia & Montenegro 88 Israel 6217.07.2004
Classification Games: Russia 80 Greece 7417.07.2004

FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagSpain
2.flagTurkey
3.flagFrance
4.flagItaly
5.flagSerbia & Montenegro
6.flagRussia
7.flagGreece
8.flagIsrael
9.flagLithuania
10.flagBulgaria
11.flagGeorgia
12.flagLatvia

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Nikita Kurbanov

RUS
Born : 05.10.1986
Height: 2.02

Avg: 21.1

NameAvg.
1.Kurbanov, N. 21.1
2.Ivanov, D. 20.4
3.Suarez, C. 20.1
4.Slaveykov, S. 19.7
5.Antelo, J. 19.3

Rebounds

Martynas Andriuskevicius

LTU
Born : 12.03.1986
Height: 2.18

Avg: 13.4

NameAvg.
1.Andriuskevicius, M. 13.4
2.Petro, J. 10.6
3.Antelo, J. 10.5
4.Kurbanov, N. 10.3
5.Sanikidze, V. 9.8

Assists

Sergio Rodriguez

ESP
Born : 12.06.1986
Height: 1.90

Avg: 8.5

NameAvg.
1.Rodriguez, S. 8.5
2.Jeromanovs, E. 5.3
3.Milosevits, I. 4.9
4.Zibirov, D. 4.8
5.Demirel, H. 4.6