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03.08.2008
Making History: Greece First Time Champions
Greece wrote another chapter in their storied basketball history by beating Lithuania 57-50 to capture the nation's first ever gold medal at the U18 European Championship Men.

Kostas Sloukas led Greece with 16 points and Kostas Papanikolaou hit two free throws and tipped in another missed foul shot over the final 44 seconds to secure the victory for the host Greeks.
03.08.2008
Motiejunas MVP, Two Greeks In All-Tournament Team
Lithunia's Donatas Motiejunas was named Most Valuable Player of the U18 European Championship Men despite Lithuania losing in the gold medal game against hosts Greece in Pyrgos.

The 17-year-old Motiejunas scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Lithuania's 57-50 loss to Greece in the final.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
Vlantimir Giankovits SF 2.02 03.03.1990 Belgrade (SRB)  
4Epameinondas Papantoniou PG 1.85 28.04.1990 Cholargos (GRE)  
5Dimitris Katsivelis SG 1.94 01.10.1991 Thessaloniki (GRE)  
6Ioannis Angelopoulos PG 1.89 28.01.1991 Cholargos (GRE)  
7Evangelos Mantzaris PG 1.95 16.04.1990 Athens (GRE)  
8Ioannis Karathanasis PF 2.00 17.02.1991 Thessaloniki (GRE)  
9Kostas Papanikolaou 2.03 31.07.1990 Trikala (GRE)  
10Georgios Georgakis 2.08 18.03.1991 Amarousio (GRE)  
11Kostas Sloukas PG 1.98 15.01.1990 Thessaloniki (GRE)  
13Nikos Pappas SG 1.93 11.07.1990 Amarousio (GRE)  
14Leonidas Kaselakis PF 1.98 01.06.1990 Cholargos (GRE)  
15Zisis Sarikopoulos 2.10 31.03.1990 Athens (GRE)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Georgios Vlassopoulos
Assistant Coach: Serafeim Theodosiou

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03.08.2008
Greece Seeking First Gold, Lithuania To Crash The Party
Hosts Greece hope to complete a perfect tournament and capture their first gold medal at the U18 European Championship Men while Lithuania look to crash the party for their second title at the age group.

When Lithuania and Greece met on Thursday in the final game of the Qualifying Round, it was almost a meaningless game since both teams had already qualified for the semi-finals. But this time glory is at stake in Sunday's final in Pyrgos.
02.08.2008
Greece Dismantle Croatia, Book Place In Final
Greece booked their ticket for the final of the U18 European Championship Men by dismantling Croatia 82-62 in the semi-final as four players scored in double figures.

Kostas Papanikolau scored all 19 of his points in the first half while Leonidas Kaselakis added 19 points of his own for the Greeks, who return to the championship match for a second straight summer in hopes of winning the nation's first gold at this age group.
Before The Semis: Numbers Talk02.08.2008
Semis: Perfect Greece Take On Tricky Croatia02.08.2008
Unbeaten Greece Conquer Lithuania31.07.2008
Defense Brings Greece Into Semis30.07.2008
Greece Come Through Late To Top Italy29.07.2008
Post-Koufos Greece Focus On "Team"28.07.2008
Greece Overcome Injury, Belgium27.07.2008
Late Surge Propels Greece To Win Over Israel26.07.2008
Greece Survive Spain Treys, Russia Blow Out Ukraine25.07.2008

Team

Greece
Greece
Greece

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSK. Sloukas15.0
RTZ. Sarikopoulos9.4
ASK. Sloukas4.0
STK. Sloukas2.5
BSZ. Sarikopoulos2.3

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SCHEDULE

25.07.2008vs ESP[W] 77-73
26.07.2008vs ISR[W] 89-67
27.07.2008vs BEL[W] 66-55
29.07.2008vs ITA[W] 68-63
30.07.2008vs SRB[W] 72-59
31.07.2008vs LTU[W] 72-54
02.08.2008vs CRO[W] 82-62
03.08.2008vs LTU[W] 57-50

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