NEWS

26.07.2009
Golden Greeks Conquer France

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.

26.07.2009
U20 Championship Game Live On Eurosport 2

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.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Carl Ona-Embo PG 1.86 06.08.1989 Lille (FRA)  
 5Thomas Heurtel PG 1.87 10.04.1989 Beziers (FRA)  
 6Antoine Diot PG 1.90 17.01.1989 Bourg En Bresse (FRA)  
 7Lamine Sambe SG 1.89 15.12.1989 Orleans (FRA)  
 8Amath M'Baye SF 2.03 14.12.1989 Bordeaux (FRA)  
 9Fernando Raposo FC 2.06 07.07.1989 Stuttgart (GER)  
10Antoine Gomis PF 2.04 02.04.1989 Paris (FRA)  
11Edwin Jackson SG 1.90 18.09.1989 Pau (FRA)  
12Sarra Camara 2.06 12.05.1989 Mont-Saint-Agnan (FRA)  
13Kévin Seraphin 2.05 07.12.1989 Cayenne (FRA)  
14Florent Tortosa SF 1.97 03.09.1989 Montpellier (FRA)  
15Octavio Da Silveira PF 2.04 04.08.1989 Maisons Laffitte (FRA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Jean Aimé Toupane

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26.07.2009
Jackson, France Wait To Celebrate

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.

25.07.2009
France Join Greece In Golden Showdown

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.

Diot Drives France Into Semis 24.07.2009
Spain End France Perfect Run22.07.2009
France Thump Russia21.07.2009
Latvia Just Miss Upset Of France20.07.2009
French Look To Stay Grounded20.07.2009
Group B: France Sink Hosts, Italy Win18.07.2009

Team

France
France
France

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSE. Jackson16.0
RTF. Raposo8.3
ASA. Diot5.2
STA. Diot2.4
BSF. Raposo0.7

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

16.07.2009vs ITA[W] 74-66
17.07.2009vs BEL[W] 78-61
18.07.2009vs GRE[W] 81-71
20.07.2009vs LAT[W] 84-82
21.07.2009vs RUS[W] 81-60
22.07.2009vs ESP[L] 76-84
24.07.2009vs MNE[W] 68-47
25.07.2009vs ITA[W] 94-68
26.07.2009vs GRE[L] 85-90

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