The French revolution is complete.
After looking dead in the water following three consecutive losses, France defeated Lithuania 77-72 in the title game and lifted the UMCOR U18 European Championship gold medal.
Nicolas Batum lived up to the hype surrounding him and won the UMCOR U18 European Championship Most Valuable Player.
The much heralded Batum averaged 14 points and 7.9 rebounds and led France’s run to the gold medal.
With the help of a 13-3 run to start the fourth quarter, France defeated Spain 80-67 to advance to the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men gold medal game.
French sensation Nicolas Batum once again came up with a huge performance, particularly in the fourth quarter, as France earned revenge from a defeat to Spain in the preliminary round and handed the Spanish their first loss in the competition.
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.
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