After 10 days of competition, Antoine Diot was elected MVP of the Termosteps U16 European Championship in Leon, Spain.
It was a bittersweet award for the 16-year old Diot, whose side suffered a 55-61 reverse at the hands of Turkey in the gold medal game.
Playing in front of 2,300 spectators at the Municipal Pavilon in Leon, Spain, Turkey completed their second victory over France in the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men to claim the gold medal.
The final proved to be just as close as the first match-up between the two sides, in which Turkey overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the contest, 67-66.
France came back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Lithuania 76-73 and reach the final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship.
Adas Juskevicius buried a three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give the Baltic giants a 59-47 advantage but France rose to the challenge.
France will go to the semi-finals of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men thanks to their defeat of Italy on Thursday in Leon.
Both sides could have grabbed the second spot in Group F with a win, but it was France who advance thanks to a virtuoso performance from guard Antoine Diot.
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