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17.07.2004
Classification Games: Georgia 80 Latvia 71

Georgia’s 2nd win of the tournament saved them from last place. In the 11th-12th place game it was Latvia who suffered the loss, despite another big performance from Edgars Jeromanovs who finished with 29 points and 9 rebounds.

16.07.2004
Qualification Games: Bulgaria 105 Latvia 96 (OT)

Yet another overtime in this Championship. Bulgaria needed the extra 5 minutes to send Latvia to the 11-12 games, and face Lithuania in attempt to capture the 9th.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Agris Alksnis   06.05.1986 Riga (LAT)  
 5Einars Bucs 2.02 06.02.1986 Cesis (LAT)  
 6Gatis Engelis SF 1.94 30.06.1986 Tukums (LAT)  
 7Agnis Cavars PF 1.98 31.07.1986 Riga (LAT)  
 8Rolands Brencs SF 1.97 23.01.1986 Riga (LAT)  
 9Raimonds Eglitis   13.01.1986 Cesis (LAT)  
10Edgars Jeromanovs PG 1.86 18.04.1986 Saldus (LAT)  
11Oskars Strupovics SG 1.88 18.01.1986 Riga (LAT)  
12Girts Ledins SF 2.02 03.03.1987 Jurmala (LAT)  
13Raimonds Elbakjans 1.85 13.05.1986 Riga (LAT)  
14Andrejs Vaganovs   24.03.1986 Riga (LAT)  
15Ugis Bers 2.04 13.06.1986 Riga (LAT)  

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14.07.2004
Interview: Edgars Jeromanovs, Latvia

In the last few years we have become used to seeing a big man dominate the young Latvian teams. First came Kasparas Kambala, then Raitis Grafs and most recently Andris Biedrins from the Latvian cadets. This year's U18 team was supposed to be led by the same Biedrins in this championship, but the talented center became a lottery pick in the last NBA draft and signed with Golden State Warriors. Latvia was left without its #1 star and in fact without a dominating power in the paint as it has become accustomed in the recent young national teams.

Once Biedrins quit, the spotlight moved directly to the back court and point-guard Edgars Jeromanovs had to step up. Jeromanovs spent one season in the USA before coming back to Latvia and joining the junior team of Ventsplis, the Latvian champion, and deciding that basketball is what his mind is set upon.

08.07.2004
Biedrins Becomes A Warrior

The Golden State Warriors have signed forward Andris Biedrins - the first Latvian to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft. Under the League's rookie salary scale, Biedrins receives a three-year deal worth a minimum of 4.64 million US dollars with a club option for the 2007-08 season.

2004 European Championship for U18 Men Field Set06.04.2004
Georgia Wins for Third Time in Tight Finish05.04.2004
Italy Open Group C with Victory02.04.2004

Team

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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSE. Jeromanovs17.6
RTA. Cavars9.8
ASE. Jeromanovs7.0
STA. Cavars2.4
BSU. Bers0.8

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

06.08.2003vs FIN[L] 58-69
07.08.2003vs GER[W] 69-55
08.08.2003vs ENG[W] 91-51
09.08.2003vs SWE[W] 86-74
10.08.2003vs EST[L] 55-58

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