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
Spain Capture Bronze

Spain nearly blew a 20-point lead before holding on to beat Italy 75-72 and capture the bronze medal at the U20 European Championship.

Pere Tomas scored 18 points while Pablo Aguilar had 14 points and Sergio De La Fuente added 13 points for Spain, who have still not won a U20 gold but captured their seventh overall medal and fourth bronze.

26.07.2009
Lithuania Wake Up In Time To Capture Fifth

Lithuania erased an 18-point lead late in the third quarter to beat Turkey 77-72 and secure fifth place at the U20 European Championship.

Adas Juskevicius (16 points) and Sarunas Vasiliauskas (12 points) combined for 28 points in Lithuania's 37-13 run spanning the third and fourth quarters in helping the Baltic nation finish their tournament on a high note.

SCOREBOARD

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Spain33/0246/2096
2. Russia32/1206/2015
3. Latvia31/2221/2274
4. Slovenia30/3212/2483
Spain   Latvia
7366
23-18   21-17   14-15   15-16  
Slovenia   Russia
5566
21-19   6-23   12-11   16-13  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. France33/0233/1986
2. Greece32/1230/2055
3. Italy31/2219/2314
4. Belgium30/3197/2453
France   Greece
8171
22-17   13-14   15-19   31-21  
Belgium   Italy
7887
19-26   16-21   12-18   31-22  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Lithuania33/0256/1986
2. Montenegro32/1198/1815
3. Turkey31/2193/2014
4. Israel30/3193/2603
Montenegro   Israel
6650
17-12   15-8   13-13   21-17  
Turkey   Lithuania
5965
19-18   18-15   9-21   13-11  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Ukraine32/1218/2165
2. Croatia32/1252/2465
3. Serbia31/2215/2294
4. Germany31/2238/2324
Ukraine   Germany
6275
21-22   19-23   9-19   13-11  
Croatia   Serbia
8274
19-16   20-29   23-13   20-16  

Qualifying Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Spain54/1370/3449
2. France54/1396/3639
3. Greece54/1370/3569
4. Italy51/4336/3556
5. Latvia51/4362/3796
6. Russia51/4330/3676
France   Spain
7684
18-24   14-20   19-18   25-22  
Greece   Latvia
7771
20-8   19-24   21-19   17-20  
Russia   Italy
5967
14-19   15-15   13-21   17-12  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Lithuania54/1381/3409
2. Croatia53/2395/3858
3. Montenegro53/2347/3378
4. Turkey52/3335/2977
5. Ukraine52/3311/3897
6. Serbia51/4334/3556
Croatia   Turkey
7562
12-16   23-10   19-22   21-14  
Lithuania   Ukraine
8351
19-10   23-17   23-11   18-13  
Montenegro   Serbia
7370
18-17   17-11   10-19   16-14   12-9  

Classification Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Slovenia33/0250/2076
2. Germany32/1237/2115
3. Israel31/2227/2314
4. Belgium30/3191/2563
Slovenia   Belgium
7967
24-17   17-17   21-13   17-20  
Israel   Germany
7275
18-20   24-31   18-9   12-15  

Quarter Final Round

Spain   Turkey
7760
25-12   20-19   13-16   19-13  
France   Montenegro
6847
17-14   18-10   18-15   15-8  
Croatia   Greece
6877
21-20   12-15   13-20   22-22  
Lithuania   Italy
6869
25-18   11-13   25-16   7-22  

Classification Round for 9th to 12th Place

Latvia   Serbia
7467
23-12   16-12   22-22   13-21  
Ukraine   Russia
5465
19-16   12-17   11-19   12-13  

Classification Round for 5th to 8th Place

Turkey   Croatia
7869
17-18   16-17   22-12   23-22  
Lithuania   Montenegro
8072
21-24   24-19   10-18   25-11  

Semi-Finals

Spain   Greece
7687
19-11   20-20   20-30   17-26  
Italy   France
6894
14-26   25-19   13-22   16-27  

Classification Game for 11th to 12th Place

Serbia   Ukraine
8356
20-18   23-2   17-23   23-13  

Classification Game for 9th to 10th Place

Latvia   Russia
6689
19-20   12-29   13-17   22-23  

Classification Game for 7th to 8th Place

Croatia   Montenegro
7677
16-18   21-19   22-17   17-23  

Classification Game for 5th to 6th Place

Turkey   Lithuania
7277
21-10   14-16   24-18   13-33  

Classification Game for 3rd to 4th Place

Spain   Italy
7572
20-18   25-10   17-26   13-18  

Final

Greece   France
9085
22-16   23-23   19-22   26-24  

HEADLINES

Lithuania Wake Up In Time To Capture Fifth26.07.2009
U20 Championship Game Live On Eurosport 226.07.2009
Jackson, France Wait To Celebrate26.07.2009
Age, Not Gender Offers Challenges For Missas26.07.2009
France Join Greece In Golden Showdown25.07.2009
Greece Into Final25.07.2009
Turkey, Lithuania Will Vie For Fifth25.07.2009
Thanks To Meneghin Legends Neither Gone Nor Forgotten25.07.2009
Forza Italia! Azzurri Stun Lithuania24.07.2009
Germans Avoid Relegation24.07.2009

FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagGreece
2.flagFrance
3.flagSpain
4.flagItaly
5.flagLithuania
6.flagTurkey
7.flagMontenegro
8.flagCroatia
9.flagRussia
10.flagLatvia
11.flagSerbia
12.flagUkraine
13.flagSlovenia
14.flagGermany
15.flagIsrael
16.flagBelgium

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Robin Benzing

GER
Born : 25.01.1989
Height: 2.08

Avg: 22.2

NameAvg.
1.Benzing, R. 22.2
2.Sehovic, S. 17.6
3.Bogdanovic, B. 17.3
4.Dragic, Z. 16.3
5.Bertans, D. 16.3

Rebounds

Nikola Vucevic

MNE
Born : 24.10.1990
Height: 2.10

Avg: 10.8

NameAvg.
1.Vucevic, N. 10.8
2.Ivlev, V. 10.1
3.Blaus, L. 9.0
4.Tomas, P. 8.3
5.Raposo, F. 8.3

Assists

Dmitry Khvostov

RUS
Born : 21.08.1989
Height: 1.90

Avg: 6.1

NameAvg.
1.Khvostov, D. 6.1
2.Diot, A. 5.2
3.Steinbach, J. 4.8
4.Sehovic, S. 4.0
5.Sloukas, K. 3.9