The UMCOR U18 European Champion Men in Greece has showcased top basketball prospects across the continent.
With the help of Jeff LaMere, a former assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, we will break down some of the top talents.
In a tune-up for their semi-final match-up on Wednesday, Spain easily defeated Bulgaria 89-49 in the teams’ last quarter-final round games in Amaliada, Greece.
Six players tallied double-digit scoring and Bulgaria’s Chavdar Kostov was held to 13 points as the Spanish notched their sixth consecutive win at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men.
Sometimes a new look can make a big difference.
With top players Baris Hersek and Dogus Balbay sitting on the bench to start the game, Turkey jumped out to a 21-9 lead and never looked back to defeat Bulgaria 78-60 in quarter-final round play.
Not even another fabulous performance from Bulgaria’s star scorer Chavdar Kostov could do much to stop the Serbia & Montenegro juggernaut.
Kostov scored a tournament-best 39 points but Serbia & Montenegro jumped out to a 20-10 start and never trailed from then on to win the quarter-final round match-up 93-82.