NEWS

15.07.2004
France are Europe's U16 Champions

France’s U16 Boys made history today in Amaliada, Greece, becoming the first side ever from their country to win a European Championship at this age level. It is the 18th time that this competition has been played and in 17 attempts, France had failed to win a medal.

Les Bleus had come close in recent history, finishing in 4th place in 1997 and 1999, and 5th in 2001 and 2003.

14.07.2004
Russia Dominate All-Star Selections

France may have won gold in Amaliada, but Russia scooped the individual awards as 2 of their players were selected to the Tournament All-Star Five.

Vitaly Kuznetsov was chosen to the All-Star Five and selected as Tournament MVP. The 194 cm forward averaged 18.1 ppg in Amaliada, including a championship-high 35 points against Lithuania in the semi-finals. He was especially lethal from long range and made 48.8% of his 3-point attempts (21/43).

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Matthieu Lefevre SF 1.95 21.01.1989 Domont (FRA)  
5Nicolas Batum GF 2.03 14.12.1988 Lisieux (FRA)  
6Antoine Diot PG 1.90 17.01.1989 Bourg En Bresse (FRA)  
7Abdoulaye Mbaye SG 1.89 03.11.1988 Berck-Sur-Mer (FRA)  
8Oliver Romain PG 1.82 15.03.1988 Versailles (FRA)  
9Jean Yves Zahoui 1.75 08.03.1988 Paris (FRA)  
10Aurelien Rigaux PG 1.78 14.05.1988 Saint Omer (FRA)  
11Adrien Moerman PF 2.02 07.08.1988 Fontenay-aux-Roses (FRA)  
12David Aristee 1.89 06.03.1988 Evreux (FRA)  
13Benjamin Mboli PF 1.99 09.02.1988 Coulommiers (FRA)  
14Ludovic Vaty 2.06 21.11.1988 Les Abymes (FRA)  
15Alexis Ajinca 2.15 06.05.1988 Saint Étienne (FRA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Lucien LeGrand
Assistant Coach: Stanislaus Hacquard ,
Tahar Assed-Liegeon

Team

France
France

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSA. Moerman14.1
RTL. Vaty11.5
ASN. Batum2.1
STA. Diot2.3
BSN. Batum1.8

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

06.07.2004vs TUR[L] 45-53
07.07.2004vs LAT[W] 88-71
08.07.2004vs CRO[W] 61-51
10.07.2004vs ITA[W] 66-56
11.07.2004vs RUS[L] 77-81
12.07.2004vs ESP[L] 65-66
14.07.2004vs TUR[W] 70-61
15.07.2004vs RUS[W] 65-60

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