Bulgaria - Denmark 63-68 OT Denmark beat Bulgaria in overtime and clinched the third position in Group A. Agah Kizilkaya (181-G-99) scored 18 points, 6 steals and 5 assists for the winners. Denmark eked out a 32:31 halftime lead. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second half arriving at the end of regulation tied at 59. Denmark dropped 9 points in the extra period and sealed the victory. Aleksandar Nedic (193-SF-99) finished with 15 points for Denmark. Vladiyan Avramov (194-F-99) answered with 23 points and 18 rebounds for Bulgaria.
Poland - Scotland 91-39 Poland registered the fifth straight win in Group A. They stormed past Scotland to stay undefeated. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Karol Nowakowski netted 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the winners. Poland jumped to a 39:15 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Szymon Wojcik (201-F-99) and Jan Wojcik (201-G/F-99) added 13 points each in the victory. Yousef Khalil (194-C-99) responded with 11 points for Scotland.
Slovakia - Romania 60-64 Romania improved at 2-3 record in Group A. They toppled Slovak Republic as Valeriu Zaharia (193-PF-99) and Andrei Arion (187-PG-00) scored 14 points each. Romania grabbed a 47:45 lead at the final intermission. They held Slovak Republic to just 15 points in the fourth frame and iced the win. Stefan Birloveanu (202-F/C-99) had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. David Javorsky (197-SF-99) and Martin Bizub (204-C-99) responded with 13 points each for Slovak Republic.
Norway - Holland 43-59 Netherlands recorded the fourth victory in Group B. They clinched the second position in the group and advanced into the Second Stage of the tournament. Yassine Raji (180-G-99) stepped up with 11 points to lead the winners. Netherlands piled up a 23:20 halftime lead. They scored 36 points in the second half and claimed a comfortable victory. Sven Lemke (204-F-99) accounted for 8 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Kristian Sjolund (196-G-99) answered with 10 points for Norway.
Slovenia - Ireland 92-61 Slovenia coasted past Ireland to improve at 5-0 record on top of Group B. Matevz Mlakar (202-C-99) notched 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Slovenia registered a 31:27 halftime lead. They unleashed 51 points after the big break and coasted to the win. Maks Klanjscek (193-F/G-99) delivered 13 points in the victory. Blake Murphy (180-G-00) responded with 12 points for Ireland.
Austria - Czech Republic 81-74 Simon Kasparet (190-SF-99) and Jakob Szkutta (182-PG-99) nailed 24 points each to lead Austria past Czech Republic in Group B action. The Czech team accumulated a 40:34 halftime advantage. Austria unloaded 47 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Erol Ersek (190-G-99) had 10 points in the win. Jan Mraz (179-PG-99) responded with 16 points for Czech Republic.
Belarus - Georgia 58-85 Georgia advance into the Second Stage as they rolled past Belarus for 4-1 record in Group C. Goga Bitadze (202-C-99, agency: Agency) nailed 17 points to lead the winning side. Georgia established a 44:19 halftime lead. Georgia unleashed 27 points in the third term to boost the margin at 35-point mark at the final break. They never looked back afterwards coasting to the victory. Akaki Pipia (193-SG-99) tossed in 15 points for the winners. Uladzislau Blizniuk (175-G-99) responded with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Belarus.
Belgium - Luxembourg 84-47 Belgium overcame Luxembourg to clinch 5-0 record on top of Group C. Vincent Peeters (F-99) provided 12 points for the winners. Belgium claimed a 40:21 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Yannick Kande (F-99) and Maxime Gonda (G-99) recorded 11 points each for the winners. Philippe Germeaux (181-SF-99) and Eric Zenners (192-PF-00) responded with 8 points each for Luxembourg.
Switzerland - Hungary 64-70 Hungary beat Switzerland for 3-2 record in Group C. Jozsef Katona (186-PG-99) stepped up with 16 points to lead the winners. Switzerland and Hungary were tied at 31 at the big break. Hungary spurred ahead in the third term. They eked out a 49:48 lead at the final break. Hungary sank 21 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Mate Fazekas (206-C-00) provided 15 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Matteo Marmondi (179-PG-99) replied with 15 points for Switzerland.
Ukraine - Iceland 82-61 Ukraine capped the preliminary round action with the victory. They knocked Iceland for 2-3 record in Group D. Yaroslav Voytovych (200-PF-99) scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the winners. Ukraine built a 45:26 halftime lead. They protected the lead well throughout the second half and marched to the win. Anton Loginov (191-PG-97) added 17 points for the winners. Hakon Hjalmarsson (187-G-99) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Iceland.
Estonia - FYR Macedonia 94-53 Estonia remained on the winning track in Sofia. They rallied past FYR Macedonia to gain 5-0 record atop of Group D. Mart Rosenthal (191-G-99) posted 28 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Estonia used a 21:6 run in the second frame to gain a 15-point halftime lead. Estonia unleashed 57 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Eric Schmalz (185-G-99) tossed in 16 points for the winning side. Hristijan Radicheski (182-PG-99) responded with 21 points for FYR Macedonia.
Portugal - Sweden 53-70 Sweden fired past Portugal for 4-1 record in Group D. David Czerapowicz (186-G-99) scored 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the Scandinavian team. Sweden piled up a 39:25 halftime lead. They notched 21 points in the fourth frame and marched to the win. Olle Lundqvist (199-F-99) had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Vladyslav Voytso (198-PF-99) responded with 16 points and 11 boards for Portugal.
16 National Team that will compete in the 2017 FIBA U16 European Championship in the hopes of earning the promotion in the First Division after the total disaster of the Euro 2016 participat... [read more]
Three-time Basketball champion head coach Konstantinos Papadopoulos (with the team of Panathinaikos) and another seven times Attica champion (Panathinaikos and Ilysiakos) and the most successful Head Coach (in youth ages of the last two decades), has been tabbed as head coach for the Basketball Men's U16 National Team that will compete in the 2017 FIBA U16 European Championship in the hopes of earning the promotion in the First Division after the total disaster of the Euro 2016 participation and the last position among 16 countries (1-6 record) with the previous coaching team. Selected to assist Papadopoulos is the well known in the North part of the country, Theodoros Asteriadis (PAOK Thessaloniki), both of whom tackle their first serious assignment as a coaching duet coming from academies and youth teams.
An amazing selection from the Greek Basketball federation as it is the first time after quite many years that a National Coach in younger ages has actually professional career on the specific age area and quite successfully as the previous 'cases' and predecessors fail in total as they were coaching mostly Men Teams or no teams at all…
The Greek Basketball Federation probably felt that Papadopoulos has done a tremendous job with his players (in Panathinaikos and now in Doukas as he has been dismissed last summer from Panathinaikos after winning all the titles..) over the past fifteen years and that having continuity within the program has been a key to the success of the teams, he is coaching all these years.
The U16 European championship 2017 Division B will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from the 10-19 of August 2017, and Greece will be among the National teams to fight for the promotion in a division which is more suitable for the country. In addition to Greece teams competing in the U16 zone Division B' championship include: host Bulgaria, Belarus, Belgium. Bosnia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Luxemburg, FYROM, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
Training camp to determine the 12-member Greek squad will be held in Athens by Papadopoulos himself while Assistant Coach Asteriadis will be doing the same in Thessaloniki so as to cover the country in total.
Coach Papadopoulos is planning to scout at all edges to be able to find the best players in the country and try to develop a strong and healthy team at all positions, try to give attention to detail, and relate to all the members of the Greek NT the winning mentality and try to combine all the talents with the best feasible way to try and get a gold medal for Greek Basketball even if we will compete in a division lower than we supposed to'. The U16 roster will be bright new and will be build up from scratch..
Eurobasket.com wishes all the best to the new coaching team of the U16 Greek NT
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