Greece's already-storied 1989-90 generation added another chapter to its legacy by defeating France 90-85 to capture the gold medal at the 2009 U20 European Championship.
Seven players including all five starters scored in double figures led by tournament MVP Kostas Papanikolaou's 15 points as the golden generation added Greece's first ever U20 gold to U18 gold in 2008 and silver from this month's U19 FIBA World Championship.
Fans from all over Europe and the World will have the chance to share in the excitement of the finals of the U20 European Championship Men to take place Sunday in Rhodes, Greece.
The game between hosts Greece and France will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2 starting at 8 pm Central European Time.
When Kostas Missas guided the Greek women to fifth place at the 2009 EuroBasket Women and qualification for next year's FIBA World Championship, his team had an average age of 26 years.
His team of young men at the U20 European Championship meanwhile averages just 19.1 years. And Missas has had to find strength from within to lead his talented Greeks into the final in Rhodes against France.
Kostas Sloukas and Charalampos Giannopoulos combined for 33 points, including eight in the final 90 seconds, as Greece made another date with the final by beating Spain 87-76 in the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship.
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