Turkey may have lost the gold medal game to Serbia & Montenegro in the U20 category yesterday, but this evening a different story unfolded in Amaliada during the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men.
With a spot in the semi-finals at stake, Turkey came out with an inspired effort to upset Serbia & Montenegro 63-58.
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.
Marc Rubio hit two clutch three-pointers in the final four minutes of play to lead Spain to an 81-77 win over Serbia & Montenegro in quarter-final round action at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men in Greece.
The 188-cm guard also hit three clutch free-throws in the waning seconds of the game and pulled down an important rebound to send his team into the semi-finals.
Not even another fabulous performance from Bulgaria’s star scorer Chavdar Kostov could do much to stop the Serbia & Montenegro juggernaut.
Kostov scored a tournament-best 39 points but Serbia & Montenegro jumped out to a 20-10 start and never trailed from then on to win the quarter-final round match-up 93-82.
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