Spain are once again the U16 gold medal winners after shocking hosts Lithuania 70-64 in the finals of the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men.
This is the second gold medal for Spain in the U16 games after taking the gold medal three years ago in 2006.
The Omnitel U16 European Championship Men displayed more than a handful of future stars that in a few years will be known to any European Basketball fan.
The five who stood out the most and were named to the All-Tournament team are Guard Nenad Miljenovic (Serbia), Guard Jaime Fernandez (Spain), Forward Tauras Jogela (Lithuania), Forward Gleb Goldyrev (Russia) and Center Przemyslaw Karnowski (Poland).
Lithuania is the first finalist at the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men after a 70-63 triumph over Poland in a very close and exciting Semi-Final.
To get the top spot on the podium Lithuania will need to beat the winner in the upcoming game between Spain and Serbia.
After a tough road to the Final Round Lithuania, the hosting team of the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men, qualified to the top four of the championship after a 68-60 win over France.
Lithuania is the second 4th seed team to eliminate a Qualifying Round group champion, after Serbia kicked out Russia earlier today.
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