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.
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.
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.
|30-25 22-27 14-23 20-11 14-20 |
|22-20 27-16 11-29 20-15 6-6 14-7 |
|20-25 25-19 16-7 15-25 13-5 |
Classification Round 9-12
|30-20 16-29 21-22 22-18 16-7 |
|17-10 16-12 18-29 14-14 10-9 |