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Obradovic, Jofresa and Villacampa salute fans (Photo: Penya.com)
 
Joventut Badalona
1993-1994
 Ferran Martinez (212-C/F-68)
 Jordi Villacampa (196-G-63)
 Chandler Thompson (192-G/F-70) (USA)
 Mike Smith (198-F-63) (USA-GRE)
 Rafael Jofresa (183-G-66)
 Tomas Jofresa (184-G-70)
 Juan Antonio Morales (211-C-69)
 Ivan Corrales (181-G-74)
 Daniel Perez (198-F-69)
 Alfonso Albert (210-C-73)
 Head coach: Zelimir Obradovic (SRB)

In 1994, two years after losing the final game against Partizan in Istanbul on a buzzer-beater, the "Golden Generation" of Joventut Badalona managed to take the title. The previous summer, "Penya" had signed the very coach of the same Partizan that took the 1992 title from its hands, Zeljko Obradovic. But during group play, Joventut didn't have a very good season, finishing third at 9-5, but in the elimination rounds was able to eliminate Real Madrid in a 2-0 quarterfinals sweep for a ticket to the Final Four in Tel Aviv. In Israel, three more teams would be waiting: Barcelona which had risen from fourth to take group leader Efes Pilsen, a newcomer to that stage, in the quarters; Olympiakos, who downed Virtus Bologna 2-1; and another newcomer in the elite, Panathinauikos of Greece, who defeated defending champs Limoges in quarters by 2-1 as well. In the first semifinal, a Catalan duel, Joventut destroyed Barcelona's zone defense thanks to a rain of threes by Jordi Villacampa and Tomas Jofresa. In the Greek semifinal, 32 points by Russian legend Aleksandar Volkov were not enough for Panathinaikos because Olympiakos had a big variet of scorers, including Zarko Paspalj (22), Roy Tarpley (21), Giorgos Sigalas (15) and Panagiotis Fassoulas (13). In the big final, a crucial triple by Corny Thompson, and great defense on the last possession for Olympiakos play gave Joventut its first title. At last, two years later than it expected, "Penya" could call itself champion.
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 FINAL FOUR: Tel Aviv, Israel
 FINAL: Joventut Badalona - Olympiakos Pireus 59-57 (39-29)
 Joventut: Ferran 17, Villacampa 16, Thompson 9, Smith 6, R.Jofresa 4; T.Jofresa 5, Morales 2
 Olympiakos: Paspalj 15, Tarpley 12, Tomic 10, Bakatsias 2, Fassoulas 2; Sigalas 14, Limniatis 2, Stamatis
 THIRD PLACE: Panathinaikos - FC Barcelona 100-83 (49-54)
 Panathinaikos: N. Galis 30, A. Volkov 29, S. Vrankovic 14, F. Alvertis 9, C. Miriounis 8, G. Georgikopoulos 6, N. Ekonomou 2, G. Chrissantopoulos 2, K. Patakouvas, I. Papagianis. Head coach: Costas Politis
 Barcelona: F. Roberts 19, T. Massenburg 18, JA. San Epifanio 16, JA. Montero 11, E. Andreu 10, X. Crespo 7, A. Jimenez, JL. Galilea 2, S. Diez, V. Alemany, O. Fuentes. Head coach: Aito G. Reneses

Final Four MVP: Zarko Paspalj of Olympiakos

 SEMIFINALS
 Olympiakos Pireus - Panathinaikos 77-72 (36-36)
 Olympiakos: Z. Paspalj 22, R. Tarpley 21, G. Sigalas 15, P. Fassoulas 13, M. Tomic 6, E. Bakatsias, A. Stamatis, A. Kambouris, F. Nakic, D. Tarlac. Head coach: Iannis Ioannidis
 Panathinaikos: A. Volkov 32, S. Vrankovic 11, N. Galis 8, K. Patavoukas 7, C. Miriounis 6, G. Georgikopoulos 3, N. Ekonomou 3, F. Alvertis 2, M. Gekos, I. Papagianis. Head coach: Costas Politis
 Joventut Badalona - FC Barcelona 79-65 (31-36)
 Joventut: T. Jofresa 21, J. Villacampa 20, C. Thompson 12, F. Martinez 12, M. Smith 11, R. Jofresa 3, I. Corrales, JA. Morales, D. Perez, A. Albert. Head coach: Zelimir Obradovic
 Barcelona: JA. San Epifanio 23, T. Massenburg 10, F. Roberts 7, JA. Montero 5, X. Crespo 5, JL. Galilea 5, A. Jimenez 3, E. Andreu 3, S. Diez 2, V. Alemany 2. Head coach: Aito G. Reneses
 
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