U18 All Star Game Players Announced

EuroBasket 2011
12. Dario Saric (Croatia)
Dario Saric won the U16 European Championship with Croatia in 2010 and also stood out this year

On Wednesday, FIBA Europe announced the players who will feature in the U18 All Star Game which will take place during the EuroBasket Final Round on September 17 in Kauno Arena.

24 players were chosen according to their performances in this year's U18 European Championship and FIBA U19 World Championship.

The list features prominent names such as U19 World Championship silver medallist Aleksandar Cvetkovic of Serbia and last year's U16 European Championship MVP Dario Saric.

Sergey Karasev of Russia is another player who collected silverware this summer as well as last year to secure his spot in the prestigious event.

Players that impressed at the U18 European Championship Division B and C were also invited.

Pavlin Ivanv, the MVP of the U18 European Championship Division B is part of the selection as well as Denmark power forward Rasmus Larsen who featured in Denmark's first appearance in Division A at the U16 European Championship Men 2010 and secured his return to Division A for next season.

The U18 All Star Game, which was first played at EuroBasket 2009 in Katowice, with Lithuania star Jonas Valanciunas winning the MVP trophy, will be played on the same court as the EuroBasket Finals, the brand new 14,500 seat Kauno Arena.

The players will arrive for a short preparation on September 15 and be split into two teams after the first practice on the same evening.

The four coaches that were the best of the class in the second cycle of the FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate (FECC) that ended this summer at the U20 European Championship in Bilbao, Spain, will prepare and coach the teams in the All Star Game.

The coaches that achieved the best grades are Mathias Eckhoff from Norway, Jorgen de Linde Lind from Denmark, Slovenian coach Radovan Trifunovic and Dimitris Avdalas from Greece.

The practices and the All Star Game will be led by legendary coach and FECC Mentor Svetislav Pesic.

The list of players for the U18 All Star Game:

Name (Country)
Pos. Height (CM)
A. Abrines-Redondo (ESP) 3 196
T. Borg (SWE) 1 182
J. Cavén (FIN) 5 211
A. Cvetkovic (SRB) 1 190
A. Della Valle (ITA) 2 193
V. Gerun (UKR) 5 207
S. Geyik (TUR) 4 203
J. Gualtieri (SMR) 1 188
M. Imbrò (ITA) 2 192
H. Invernizzi (FRA) 2 198
P. Ivanov (BUL) 2 195
S. Karasev (RUS) 3 202
P. Karnowski (POL) 5 214
S. Kymantas (LTU) 5 210
R. Larsen (DEN) 5 211
W. Magarity (SWE) 4 210
V. Micic (SRB) 2 195
N. Miljenovic (SRB) 1 194
P. Niedzwiedzki (POL) 4 210
B. Radosavljevic (GER) 5 213
E. Reinholt (DEN) 2 196
D. Saric (CRO) 3 204
P. Semaska (LTU) 1 183
A. Suarez (ESP) 4 204

Coaches (best coaches of the FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate):
Mathias Eckhoff (NOR)
Jorgen de Linde Lind (DEN)
Radovan Trifunovic (SLO)
Dimitris Avdalas (GRE) 

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