As Spanish players celebrated their 92-83 bronze medal game victory over Turkey at center court, a misty eyed Marc Rubio pointed toward heaven to pay tribute to his fallen friend, Guillem Raventos.
Raventos, who died in a motorcycle accident yesterday, took part in the Spanish team’s preparations and was a team-mate of Rubio with DKV Joventut.
Winning and losing basketball games was tragically put into perspective at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men in Greece.
Guillem Raventos, who took part in the Spanish team’s U18 preparations, lost his life yesterday evening in a motorbike accident in Badalona, Spain.
With the help of a 13-3 run to start the fourth quarter, France defeated Spain 80-67 to advance to the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men gold medal game.
French sensation Nicolas Batum once again came up with a huge performance, particularly in the fourth quarter, as France earned revenge from a defeat to Spain in the preliminary round and handed the Spanish their first loss in the competition.
The UMCOR U18 European Champion Men in Greece has showcased top basketball prospects across the continent.
With the help of Jeff LaMere, a former assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, we will break down some of the top talents.
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