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.

03.08.2004
Israel Welcome Home Heroes

Israel's Under-20 team received a hero's welcome when they returned home from the Czech Republic after claiming the silver medal at the European Championship.

For the second time in a row, Israel lost in the final. This time they fell to Slovenia, but their supporters praised the team's efforts.

01.08.2004
Final - Slovenia 66 Israel 61

Slovenia are the 2004 European Champions for U20 Men. In 2002 they suffered heartbreak, losing in desperately close fashion to Croatia, who made 2 free throws at the buzzer to win 74:72.

In 2004, it was Slovenia who closed the game by making not only several clutch shots, but 6 free throws in the last 30 seconds to close out Israel.

SCOREBOARD

Qualifying Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Spain33/0296/1886
2. Israel32/1267/2405
3. France31/2271/2574
4. Luxembourg30/3175/3243
Israel   Luxembourg
10058
27-11   22-16   29-13   22-18  
Spain   France
8873
21-13   26-16   26-22   15-22  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Croatia44/0413/3378
2. Ukraine43/1348/2817
3. Italy42/2348/3106
4. Bulgaria41/3269/3285
5. Portugal40/4284/4064
Croatia   Italy
8781
20-16   13-21   19-14   35-30  
Ukraine   Bulgaria
8053
23-21   21-5   23-16   13-11  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Lithuania44/0401/3028
2. Latvia43/1339/2727
3. Germany42/2303/3306
4. Sweden41/3282/3305
5. Finland40/4265/3564
Finland   Lithuania
66120
23-33   16-23   8-34   19-30  
Sweden   Latvia
6295
8-12   18-18   19-30   17-35  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia44/0347/2658
2. Serbia & Montenegro42/2319/2836
3. Poland42/2301/2956
4. Slovak Republic41/3311/4025
5. Estonia41/3292/3255
Estonia   Serbia & Montenegro
7774
19-17   22-24   14-17   22-16  
Slovak Republic   Poland
8496
15-28   15-30   27-20   27-18  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Greece55/0442/33210
2. Slovenia54/1345/3059
3. Belarus52/3359/3907
4. Turkey52/3373/3657
5. Switzerland51/4283/3656
6. Hungary51/4355/4006
Turkey   Belarus
7687
21-16   18-18   14-22   23-31  
Hungary   Switzerland
7273
16-15   26-8   10-20   20-30  
Greece   Slovenia
8072
25-15   10-23   23-19   22-15  

HEADLINES

Final - Slovenia 66 Israel 6101.08.2004
U20 Men All Star Team and MVP01.08.2004
Bronze Medal Game- Lithuania 92 Greece 6301.08.2004
Israel v Slovenia - Finals Preview01.08.2004
Semi-Final - Israel 88 Greece 8231.07.2004
Semi-Final - Lithuania 57 Slovenia 9731.07.2004
Interview With Russia's Viktor Keiru31.07.2004
Interview With Latvia's Gatis Jahovics31.07.2004
Israel 83 Serbia & Montenegro 8230.07.2004
Russia 67 Slovenia 7430.07.2004

FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagSlovenia
2.flagIsrael
3.flagLithuania
4.flagGreece
5.flagSerbia & Montenegro
6.flagRussia
7.flagLatvia
8.flagCzech Republic
9.flagBelarus
10.flagUkraine
11.flagSpain
12.flagCroatia

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Yotam Halperin

ISR
Born : 24.01.1984
Height: 1.93

Avg: 25.3

NameAvg.
1.Halperin, Y. 25.3
2.Pasalic, D. 25.3
3.Jankunas, P. 24.8
4.Jahovics, G. 24.0
5.Gavel, A. 22.8

Rebounds

Maciej Lampe

POL
Born : 05.02.1985
Height: 2.11

Avg: 13.0

NameAvg.
1.Lampe, M. 13.0
2.Jankunas, P. 12.5
3.Biedrins, A. 11.3
4.Sefolosha, T. 10.6
5.Akesson, J. 10.5

Assists

Anton Gavel

SVK
Born : 24.10.1984
Height: 1.88

Avg: 5.0

NameAvg.
1.Gavel, A. 5.0
2.Koszarek, L. 5.0
3.Massamba, T. 5.0
4.Prekevicius, M. 4.7
5.Halperin, Y. 4.3