12 teams, 144 players but only 5 can make the All-Star team. At the Trans Eural Gas European Championship for U20 Men the five were Yotam Halperin (ISR), Ivan Koljevic (SCG), Konstantinos Vasileiadis (GRE) Linas Kleiza (LTU) and Erazem Lorbek (SLO).
It was clear that the MVP race was between Halperin and Lorbek and it was Lorbek who received the award thanks to his side's victory in the gold medal game.
After being on the wrong hands of a drubbing against Slovenia in the semi-finals, Lithuania dished out some punishment of their own in the bronze medal game of the Eural Trans Gas European Championship for U20 Men.
Greece were unfortunate enough to bear the brunt of Lithuania’s anger and they went down in spectacular fashion.
Israel ran the full gamut of emotions in another thrilling game here at the Eural Trans Gas European Championship for U20 Men.
After beating Serbia & Montenegro at the buzzer in the quarter-finals, a strong Greek side stood in the way of Israel and a berth in the final. Once again, Israel faced a size deficit against their opponents and Yotmar Halperin was still feeling the effects of his ankle injury.
Greece underlined their credentials as medal favourites here today at the Eural Trans Gas European Championship for U20 Men. The Greeks have been bridesmaids at their last 2 tournaments, picking up bronze medals at the 2002 European Championships for U18 Men and the 2003 World Championships for U19 Men.
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