France Hold Off Greece To Win Title In Zadar

France were crowned champions of the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Croatia thanks to a 73-62 victory against Greece and amidst scenes of high emotion after the final buzzer, the tears flowed freely as they immediately dedicated their gold medal success to former team-mate Jonathan Bourhis who died tragically in a car accident last year.

A Case Of Déjà Vu: Greece Meet France In Zadar Final
In a repeat of last year's U20 European Championship Men 2010 final, Greece will once again lock horns with France as the pair battle it out to finish top of the podium. Two players who will be fundamental to their respective teams are the versatile Kostas Papanikolaou, who was crowned MVP last year, and Paul Lacombe who exploded in the semi-final against Spain to enable France to have another shot of trying to finish as champions.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Jonathan Rousselle PG 1.92 07.02.1990 Seclin (FRA)  
 5Lens Aboudou SG 1.90 09.02.1990 Colombes (FRA)  
 6Andrew Albicy PG 1.78 21.03.1990 Sèvres (FRA)  
 7Maxime Courby 2.01 23.11.1990 Roubaix (FRA)  
 8Paul Lacombe SG 1.95 12.06.1990 Venisseux (FRA)  
 9Nicolas Lang SG 2.00 01.05.1990 Mulhouse (FRA)  
10Alexis Tanghe PF 2.08 19.09.1990 Blois (FRA)  
11Alexandre Gavrilovic 2.05 25.11.1991 Strasbourg (FRA)  
12Christophe Leonard 1.99 03.01.1990 Schoelcher, Martinique (FRA)  
13Tanguy Ramassamy 2.04 17.01.1990 Pointe-à-Pitre (FRA)  
14Ferdinand Prénom 2.03 11.01.1991 Paris (FRA)  
15Henri Kahudi PG 1.94 08.01.1991 Kinshasa (COD)  


Head Coach: Jean Aimé Toupane
Assistant Coach: Laurent Vila ,
Laurent Hantz

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Albicy, Lacombe On Song As France Earn Final Ticket

There was a real sense of deja vu at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Zadar after France claimed a terrific 86-83 win over Spain in a superbly entertaining encounter to set up a repeat of last years tournament final against Greece.

In an absorbing and compelling contest from tip to buzzer, France were impressive defensively as usual and had many important contributors offensively, though none were more influential than team leader Andrew Albicy or Paul Lacombe who emerged as the hero in the late stages.
Early Shooting Spree Secures France Semi-Final Spot

France breezed into the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship Men 2010 after a spectacular and flawless first quarter bombardment from the perimeter left Ukraine feeling shell-shocked and eventually on the wrong end of an 80-57 blowout.

Having been decidedly cold from outside for most of the tournament, the change of scenery certainly suited the French who lit up the Kresimir Cosic Hall in Zadar with an incredible seven of seven from downtown during the opening period.
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PTSA. Albicy12.3
RTC. Leonard4.3
ASA. Albicy5.9
STA. Albicy3.1
BST. Ramassamy0.3


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08.07.2010vs NED[W] 66-54
09.07.2010vs ITA[W] 61-58
10.07.2010vs RUS[W] 60-59
12.07.2010vs SLO[W] 50-43
13.07.2010vs CRO[L] 40-65
14.07.2010vs ESP[L] 66-69
16.07.2010vs UKR[W] 80-57
17.07.2010vs ESP[W] 86-83
18.07.2010vs GRE[W] 73-62



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