NEWS

26.07.2009
Golden Greeks Conquer France

Greece's already-storied 1989-90 generation added another chapter to its legacy by defeating France 90-85 to capture the gold medal at the 2009 U20 European Championship.

Seven players including all five starters scored in double figures led by tournament MVP Kostas Papanikolaou's 15 points as the golden generation added Greece's first ever U20 gold to U18 gold in 2008 and silver from this month's U19 FIBA World Championship.

26.07.2009
U20 Championship Game Live On Eurosport 2

Fans from all over Europe and the World will have the chance to share in the excitement of the finals of the U20 European Championship Men to take place Sunday in Rhodes, Greece.

The game between hosts Greece and France will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2 starting at 8 pm Central European Time.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Evangelos Mantzaris PG 1.95 16.04.1990 Athens (GRE)  
5Spyridon Mourtos SG 1.98 05.12.1990 Cholargos (GRE)  
6Efthymios Tsakaleris 2.05 22.07.1989 Thessaloniki (GRE)  
7Nikos Pappas SG 1.93 11.07.1990 Amarousio (GRE)  
8Charalampos Giannopoulos SF 1.98 13.07.1989 Veria (GRE)  
9Evangelos Sakellariou 1.90 04.08.1989 Athens (GRE)  
10Kostas Papanikolaou 2.03 31.07.1990 Trikala (GRE)  
11Kostas Sloukas PG 1.98 15.01.1990 Thessaloniki (GRE)  
12Vlantimir Giankovits SF 2.02 03.03.1990 Belgrade (SRB)  
13Georgios Bogris PF 2.08 19.02.1989 Athens (GRE)  
14Leonidas Kaselakis PF 1.98 01.06.1990 Cholargos (GRE)  
15Zisis Sarikopoulos 2.10 31.03.1990 Athens (GRE)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Constandinos Missas
Assistant Coach: George Dikeoulakos

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26.07.2009
Age, Not Gender Offers Challenges For Missas

When Kostas Missas guided the Greek women to fifth place at the 2009 EuroBasket Women and qualification for next year's FIBA World Championship, his team had an average age of 26 years.

His team of young men at the U20 European Championship meanwhile averages just 19.1 years. And Missas has had to find strength from within to lead his talented Greeks into the final in Rhodes against France.

25.07.2009
Greece Into Final

Kostas Sloukas and Charalampos Giannopoulos combined for 33 points, including eight in the final 90 seconds, as Greece made another date with the final by beating Spain 87-76 in the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship.

Greece Streak Into Last Four24.07.2009
Bogris, Papanikolaou Lead Greece Past Latvia22.07.2009
Greece Gut Out Win Over Spain21.07.2009
Greece Fight Past Russia20.07.2009
Group B: France Sink Hosts, Italy Win18.07.2009
Group B: Greece Hold Off Italy, France Win17.07.2009
Greece’s Project U20 Faces Transition 17.07.2009
Group B: Hosts Ease Past Belgium, France Stop Italy16.07.2009
Silver-Medal Winners In Auckland Join Greece U2015.07.2009

Team

Greece
Greece

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSG. Bogris14.6
RTK. Papanikolaou6.4
ASK. Sloukas3.9
STK. Papanikolaou2.0
BSG. Bogris1.8

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

16.07.2009vs BEL[W] 80-58
17.07.2009vs ITA[W] 79-66
18.07.2009vs FRA[L] 71-81
20.07.2009vs RUS[W] 73-71
21.07.2009vs ESP[W] 70-67
22.07.2009vs LAT[W] 77-71
24.07.2009vs CRO[W] 77-68
25.07.2009vs ESP[W] 87-76
26.07.2009vs FRA[W] 90-85

ADMINISTRATION

Office

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Tel.: +30 (210) 681 30 66
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Staff

President: George Vassilakopoulos
Secretary General: Panagiotis Tsagronis
Press contact: George Valavanis
Press contact: Sophia Gialeli