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.
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.
France did not really celebrate after blowing past Italy in the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship to set up another showdown with hosts Greece in the final. And French guard Edwin Jackson had a simple reason for that.
"We came here for first place, not second place. It's good that we're in the final, but we're not satisfied. We want more. We're not gonna celebrate because we're in the final," said Jackson.
France ruined any dreams of Italy shocking Europe again by easing past the Azzurri 94-68 to set up a U20 European Championship final showdown with hosts Greece.
Edwin Jackson poured in 18 points while Kevin Seraphin had 14 points and Antoine Diot chipped in nine points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and four steals for Jean-Aymi Toupane's French, who held Italy to just 35 shooting for the game.
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