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

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia54/1412/3749
2. Israel53/2404/4078
3. Czech Republic52/3353/3797
4. Latvia52/3361/3727
5. Spain52/3388/3787
6. Croatia52/3384/3927
Spain   Russia
9269
26-15   22-21   18-20   26-13  
Czech Republic   Latvia
8065
26-18   15-11   18-11   21-25  
Israel   Croatia
84104
25-32   25-26   15-21   19-25  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Greece54/1402/3589
2. Lithuania54/1388/3379
3. Serbia & Montenegro54/1381/3159
4. Slovenia52/3380/3737
5. Ukraine51/4377/4416
6. Belarus50/5291/3955
Serbia & Montenegro   Slovenia
7647
14-19   23-12   19-10   20-6  
Greece   Lithuania
6773
11-15   26-22   18-23   12-13  
Belarus   Ukraine
6773
15-17   15-16   11-25   26-15  

Quarter-Final Round

Russia   Slovenia
6774
17-16   15-22   20-20   15-16  
Israel   Serbia & Montenegro
8382
18-22   17-15   22-23   26-22  
Lithuania   Czech Republic
9972
22-16   29-12   22-25   26-19  
Greece   Latvia
8766
17-16   22-18   27-14   21-18  

Classification

Spain   Belarus
5984
19-25   14-23   10-21   16-15  
Ukraine   Croatia
6765
10-24   21-12   19-16   17-13  

Semi-Finals

Czech Republic   Russia
6295
12-24   17-25   10-16   23-30  
Serbia & Montenegro   Latvia
7471
23-15   15-17   19-19   17-20  
Lithuania   Slovenia
5797
11-25   21-18   11-29   14-25  
Israel   Greece
8882
15-13   21-16   26-19   26-34  

Classification

Spain   Croatia
7871
27-15   18-23   17-14   16-19  
Belarus   Ukraine
8076
20-18   15-21   29-14   16-23  

Finals

Czech Republic   Latvia
79100
14-22   12-27   22-27   31-24  
Russia   Serbia & Montenegro
86101
19-16   16-15   22-31   29-39  
Lithuania   Greece
9263
20-19   27-18   20-12   25-14  
Slovenia   Israel
6661
20-8   10-24   15-18   21-11  

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

Kostas Vasileiadis

GRE
Born : 15.03.1984
Height: 2.00

Avg: 25.5

NameAvg.
1.Vasileiadis, K. 25.5
2.Halperin, Y. 20.4
3.Koljevic, I. 20.4
4.Veremeenko, V. 20.0
5.Gasol, M. 18.3

Rebounds

Paulius Jankunas

LTU
Born : 29.04.1984
Height: 2.05

Avg: 12.1

NameAvg.
1.Jankunas, P. 12.1
2.Veremeenko, V. 11.0
3.Sada, V. 9.1
4.Steffel, D. 9.0
5.Gasol, M. 8.1

Assists

Victor Sada

ESP
Born : 08.03.1984
Height: 1.92

Avg: 4.3

NameAvg.
1.Sada, V. 4.3
2.Jomantas, A. 3.9
3.Diatlovskyi, D. 3.9
4.Cosic, P. 3.3
5.Xanthopoulos, V. 3.1