NEWS

23.07.2006
Slovenia Grab Bronze Medal

Emir Preldzic scored 29 points as Slovenia secured the bronze medal at the OSTCHEM U20 European Championship Men with an 83-75 victory over Italy.

Preldzic scored five points in a crucial 9-0 fourth quarter run as Slovenia pulled ahead 72-63 with 3:28 remaining in the game.

22.07.2006
Serbia & Montenegro Move To U20 European Final

Nenad Mijatovic made four free throws in the final 19 seconds as Serbia & Montenegro beat Italy 89-83 in double overtime to reach the final of the Ostchem U20 European Championship Men.

Mijatovic and Nikola Pekovic combined for 44 points for Miroslav Nikolic's team, who will play in Sunday's final against either Slovenia or hosts Turkey, who were playing the other semi-final later Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Alessandro Piazza PG 1.78 21.10.1987 Bologna (ITA)  
5Carmine Cavallaro 1.96 28.05.1986 Vigevano (Pavia) (ITA)  
6Ivan Scarponi 1.98 13.03.1986 Roma (ITA)  
7Francesco Gergati PG 1.90 20.09.1987 Varese (ITA)  
8Gino Cuccarolo 2.20 26.11.1987 Asolo (ITA)  
9Michele Antonutti GF 2.03 19.02.1986 Udine (ITA)  
10Luca Vitali PG 2.01 09.05.1986 Bologna (ITA)  
11Matteo Canavesi 2.02 20.08.1986 Gallarate (ITA)  
12Alberto Chiumenti FC 2.02 01.07.1987 Schio (ITA)  
13Luigi Datome PF 2.03 27.11.1987 Montebelluna (ITA)  
14Brian Sacchetti 1.97 04.05.1986 Moncalieri (ITA)  
15Luca Lechthaler 2.06 23.01.1986 Trento (ITA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Stefano Sacripanti

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20.07.2006
Vitali Steers Italy To Victory

A 14-0 run in the fourth quarter helped Italy overcome Croatia 86-74 and book their place in the semi-finals of the OSTCHEM U20 European Championships.

Luca Vitali made eight free throws in the final 56 seconds to seal the victory, which gives Italy a 2-1 record in the Group F quarter-final round.

19.07.2006
Vitali's Late Heroics Get Italy Past Greece

Luca Vitali hit a three-pointer and three free throws in the final 1:26 to lead Italy past Greece, 76-60, in their quarter-final round clash at the U-20 European Championships.

Trailing 68-67, Vitali knocked down a three-pointer to give Italy the lead for good. The swingman also hit three free throws in the final 13 seconds to seal the victory.

Turkey Overpower Italy18.07.2006
Italy Rout Hungary16.07.2006
Vitali Keeps Cool To Shoot Italy To Win16.07.2006
Israel Win Thriller Over Italy14.07.2006

Team

Italy
Italy

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSL. Vitali14.1
RTL. Datome6.0
ASA. Piazza3.8
STA. Piazza1.8
BSL. Datome1.1

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

14.07.2006vs ISR[L] 64-66
15.07.2006vs SLO[W] 74-70
16.07.2006vs HUN[W] 74-41
18.07.2006vs TUR[L] 53-75
19.07.2006vs GRE[W] 76-70
20.07.2006vs CRO[W] 86-74
22.07.2006vs SCG[L] 83-89
23.07.2006vs SLO[L] 75-83

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