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03.08.2004
Israel Welcome Home Heroes

Israel's Under-20 team received a hero's welcome when they returned home from the Czech Republic after claiming the silver medal at the European Championship.

For the second time in a row, Israel lost in the final. This time they fell to Slovenia, but their supporters praised the team's efforts.

01.08.2004
Final - Slovenia 66 Israel 61

Slovenia are the 2004 European Champions for U20 Men. In 2002 they suffered heartbreak, losing in desperately close fashion to Croatia, who made 2 free throws at the buzzer to win 74:72.

In 2004, it was Slovenia who closed the game by making not only several clutch shots, but 6 free throws in the last 30 seconds to close out Israel.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Micha Bargig 2.11 24.05.1984 Beer Yaakov (ISR)  
 5Gilad Hirsh 1.87 20.03.1985 Kfar-Saba (ISR)  
 6Avraham Ben Chimol 1.95 22.05.1985 Kfar Sava (ISR)  
 7Lior Lipshits 1.80 22.12.1984 Beer Sheva (ISR)  
 8Igor Simin 1.97 21.05.1984 Kishinev (RUS)  
 9Yotam Halperin SG 1.93 24.01.1984 Tel-Aviv (ISR)  
10Erez Kohansky 1.94 03.07.1984 Ramat-Gan (ISR)  
11Eilon Zagury 2.00 09.09.1984 Petah Tikva (ISR)  
12Raviv Limonad SG 1.91 26.08.1984 Natanya (ISR)  
13Lior Eliyahu SF 2.03 09.09.1985 Tel Aviv (ISR)  
14Anton Kazarnovski 2.05 21.01.1985 Moscow (RUS)  
15Vladimir Ermichin 2.02 26.04.1984 Minsk (BLR)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Arik Shivek
Assistant Coach: Yaakov Gino

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01.08.2004
U20 Men All Star Team and MVP

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.

01.08.2004
Israel v Slovenia - Finals Preview

At first glance, the final of the European Championship between Israel and Slovenia seems an unlikely pairing. Neither team were favoured to compete for a gold medal before the start of the championship and both overcame formidable quarter and semi-final opponents.

On the other hand Slovenia and Israel also possess the key ingredients needed to go all the way in a tournament.

Semi-Final - Israel 88 Greece 8231.07.2004
Israel 83 Serbia & Montenegro 8230.07.2004
Interview with Yotam Halperin26.07.2004

Team

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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSY. Halperin20.4
RTA. Kazarnovski6.6
ASR. Limonad2.8
STR. Limonad2.3
BSA. Kazarnovski0.9

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

23.07.2004vs LAT[W] 73-68
24.07.2004vs RUS[L] 83-90
25.07.2004vs ESP[W] 86-77
27.07.2004vs CZE[W] 78-68
28.07.2004vs CRO[L] 84-104
30.07.2004vs SCG[W] 83-82
31.07.2004vs GRE[W] 88-82
01.08.2004vs SLO[L] 61-66

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