NEWS

15.07.2005
Frates Bemoans Lack Of Experience

Italy coach Fabrizio Frates conceded Greece had been a class above his players after they crashed out of the A.C.I. Trading Limited U20 European Championship in Chekhov.

The Azzurrini led 43-33 three minutes into the third quarter but were unable to hold off their opponents who claimed a 79-71 triumph.

14.07.2005
Italy Crash Out Of Tournament

Greece ended Italy's hopes at the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men on Thursday in dramatic fashion.

A Thrasyvoulos Sfeikos three-pointer with just 23 seconds remaining capped a Greece victory after a furious finish in which either side could have claimed the win.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Simone Berti 1.94 13.06.1985 Firenze (ITA)  
 5Maurizio Ferrara PG 1.80 10.08.1986 Avellino (ITA)  
 6Luca Castelluccia 2.01 17.04.1986 Lanciano (ITA)  
 7Luca Vitali PG 2.01 09.05.1986 Bologna (ITA)  
 8Tommaso Marino PG 1.88 05.02.1986 Siena (ITA)  
 9Marco Belinelli SG 1.96 25.03.1986 S. Giovanni in P. (ITA)  
10Michele Antonutti GF 2.03 19.02.1986 Udine (ITA)  
11Matteo Canavesi 2.02 20.08.1986 Gallarate (ITA)  
12Brian Sacchetti 1.97 04.05.1986 Moncalieri (ITA)  
13Riccardo Cortese 1.97 12.05.1986 Cento (ITA)  
14Giovanni Fattori 2.02 20.05.1985 Cecina (ITA)  
15Luca Lechthaler 2.06 23.01.1986 Trento (ITA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Fabrizio Frates

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13.07.2005
Italy Beat Israel

Italy are officially the "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" team of the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men in Chekov after coming back from a huge deficit to stun Israel on Wednesday.

The Italians led hosts Russia by 21 points on Tuesday but lost 76-72, however, one day later Fabrizio Frates' men battled back from 19 points down to win 64-62.

12.07.2005
Fridzon Shoots Russia To Victory

Vitaly Fridzon sparked Russia to a win in their first quarter-final round encounter of the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men in Chekov on Tuesday.

Russia faced an uphill struggle after a poor opening 30 minutes saw them trail by as many as 21 points. But Fridzon stepped up for his side in the final period, scoring 11 of his game high 18 points to lead Russia to a 72-76 win.

Italy Defeat Czechs09.07.2005
Bargnani A Blow Italy May Not Recover From08.07.2005
Bargnani Blow For Italy06.07.2005
Italy: Belinelli Turns Sights On Europe24.06.2005

Team

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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSM. Belinelli16.6
RTL. Lechthaler7.8
ASL. Vitali3.3
STM. Antonutti1.5
BSL. Lechthaler0.9

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

08.07.2005vs LTU[L] 77-109
09.07.2005vs CZE[W] 73-52
10.07.2005vs BLR[W] 64-53
12.07.2005vs RUS[L] 72-76
13.07.2005vs ISR[W] 64-60
14.07.2005vs GRE[L] 71-79
16.07.2005vs FRA[L] 57-93
17.07.2005vs LAT[L] 69-85

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