|Mehmet Alemdaroglu and the rest of the U16 Turkey team impressed in Spain|
Omar Ugurata, the coach of Turkey, had said before the event "it will be advantageous to see Italy and England up close".
Indeed, the Turks' trip to the Iberian Peninsula provided not only insight into their Group A opponents but may have also given them a psychological edge before they square off against the English on 19 July and then Italy two days later.
Italy bounced back on their second day and edged Spain, 86-84, and then won convincingly against England, 85-55.
Spain only managed to defeat England on the first day, 90-43, to finish third.
In their defeat to Turkey, Adnan Omeragic had 19 points and both Marc García and Carlos Martínez weighed in with 14 apiece.