Russia Rebound to End On High Note

Russia rebounded from their disappointing loss in the final qualifier for the 2010 FIBA World Championship to knock off Turkey 89-66 to claim seventh place at EuroBasket 2009.

Vitalii Fridzon buried seven three-pointers in scoring 26 points and leading five Russians in double figures in Russia's final game as 2007 reigning champions.

Russia, Turkey Aim To Finish EuroBasket On High Note

Pride is at stake in the game for seventh place at EuroBasket 2009 as Russia face off against Turkey in their final game as reigning champions without a chance to reach next summer's FIBA World Championship.

Russia lost against Croatia in the 5th to 8th place games and with it their last qualification opportunity for the 2010 Worlds, which will be hosted by Turkey, who did not need to worry about qualifying.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Tutku Acik PG 1.94 01.09.1980 Bismil (TUR)  
 Ömer Asik 2.12 04.07.1986 Bursa (TUR)  
 Dogus Balbay PG 1.85 21.01.1989 Kadiköy, Istanbul (TUR)  
 Hakan Demirel SG 1.93 07.05.1986 Erzurum (TUR)  
 Semih Erden 2.11 28.07.1986 Gaziosmanpasa (TUR)  
 Ersin Görkem SF 1.95 08.10.1977 Ankara (TUR)  
 Mehmet Okur FC 2.12 26.05.1979 Yalova (TUR)  
 Ömer Onan SG 1.94 04.02.1978 Mersin (TUR)  
 Bora Pacun 2.10 27.05.1987 Izmir (TUR)  
 Kaya Peker 2.07 02.08.1980 Ankara (TUR)  
 Ümit Sonkol PF 2.06 24.07.1982 Konya (TUR)  
 Hidayet Türkoglu SF 2.08 19.03.1979 Istanbul (TUR)  
 4Cenk Akyol GF 1.98 16.04.1987 Kadiköy (TUR)  
 5Sinan Güler SG 1.92 08.11.1983 Sisli-Istanbul (TUR)  
 6Engin Atsür SG 1.90 02.04.1984 Istanbul (TUR)  
 7Murat Kaya SF 1.93 13.06.1984 Ankara (TUR)  
 8Ersan Ilyasova PF 2.08 15.05.1987 Eskisehir (TUR)  
 9Fatih Solak 2.13 25.07.1980 Kayseri (TUR)  
10Kerem Tunçeri PG 1.88 14.04.1979 Istanbul (TUR)  
11Oguz Savas 2.11 13.07.1987 Balikesir (TUR)  
12Kerem Gönlüm PF 2.09 22.11.1977 Eskisehir (TUR)  
13Ender Arslan PG 1.85 13.01.1983 Istanbul (TUR)  
14Baris Hersek PF 2.07 26.03.1988 Kirklareli (TUR)  
15Cemal Nalga 2.08 16.09.1987 Izmir (TUR)  


Head Coach: Bogdan Tanjevic
Assistant Coach: Nihat Izic ,
Aziz Bekir ,
Ahmet Caki

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France came back from a 19 point first-half deficit to beat Turkey 80-68 and clinch their place in next year's World Championship in the first 5th-8th place game in Katowice.

Tony Parker had game-highs of 28 points and 10 assists as he bounced back from a sub-par performance against Spain to lead the way for Les Bleus .

France, Turkey Meet On The Rebound

France will look to bounce back from their lopsided Quarter-Final defeat against Spain and take a step towards securing a place in next year's World Championship when they face Turkey in the first of Saturday's 5th-8th place games.

After winning their first six games, Les Bleus lost to Spain 86-66 on Thursday, but are well aware there is still something to play for in their remaining two games, having learned that the hard way over the past two years.

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