NEWS

01.08.2004
Final - Slovenia 66 Israel 61

Slovenia are the 2004 European Champions for U20 Men. In 2002 they suffered heartbreak, losing in desperately close fashion to Croatia, who made 2 free throws at the buzzer to win 74:72.

In 2004, it was Slovenia who closed the game by making not only several clutch shots, but 6 free throws in the last 30 seconds to close out Israel.

01.08.2004
U20 Men All Star Team and MVP

12 teams, 144 players but only 5 can make the All-Star team. At the Trans Eural Gas European Championship for U20 Men the five were Yotam Halperin (ISR), Ivan Koljevic (SCG), Konstantinos Vasileiadis (GRE) Linas Kleiza (LTU) and Erazem Lorbek (SLO).

It was clear that the MVP race was between Halperin and Lorbek and it was Lorbek who received the award thanks to his side's victory in the gold medal game.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Jure Mocnik 1.80 23.08.1985 Ljubljana (SLO)  
5Zan Vrecko 1.94 06.04.1986 Maribor (SLO)  
6Domen Lorbek 1.98 06.03.1985 Kranj (SLO)  
7Matej Venta 1.87 19.03.1984 Novo Mesto (SLO)  
8Miha Fon 1.93 08.01.1984 Ljubljana (SLO)  
9Dane Dmitrovic 2.07 14.01.1984 Ljubljana (SLO)  
10Goran Dragic PG 1.94 06.05.1986 Ljubljana (SLO)  
11Sasa Zagorac 2.06 01.01.1984 Ljubljana (SLO)  
12Mensud Julevic 2.01 02.11.1985 Ivangrad (SRB)  
13Stanko Sebic 2.02 02.11.1984 Celje (SLO)  
14Hasan Rizvic 2.13 18.01.1984 Zenica (BIH)  
15Erazem Lorbek 2.10 21.02.1984 Kranj (SLO)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Ivan Sunara
Assistant Coach: Ivan Perica

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01.08.2004
Israel v Slovenia - Finals Preview

At first glance, the final of the European Championship between Israel and Slovenia seems an unlikely pairing. Neither team were favoured to compete for a gold medal before the start of the championship and both overcame formidable quarter and semi-final opponents.

On the other hand Slovenia and Israel also possess the key ingredients needed to go all the way in a tournament.

31.07.2004
Semi-Final - Lithuania 57 Slovenia 97

Slovenia romped into the final of the Trans Eural Gas European Championship for U20 Men by virtue of their demolition of Lithuania in the first semi-final here in Brno.

A lightning quick start from the Slovenians rocked Lithuania to their heels and they were never able to recover. Lithuania have put up 81 ppg here so far in Brno, but suffered today what could only be described as an offensive meltdown, underlined by a 3rd quarter in which they scored only 11 points.

Russia 67 Slovenia 7430.07.2004

Team

Slovenia
Slovenia
Slovenia

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSE. Lorbek17.4
RTE. Lorbek7.5
ASJ. Mocnik2.7
STE. Lorbek3.1
BSE. Lorbek1.5

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

23.07.2004vs GRE[L] 84-91
24.07.2004vs UKR[W] 100-82
25.07.2004vs BLR[W] 84-55
27.07.2004vs LTU[L] 65-69
28.07.2004vs SCG[L] 47-76
30.07.2004vs RUS[W] 74-67
31.07.2004vs LTU[W] 97-57
01.08.2004vs ISR[W] 66-61

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