USA - Australia 105-70 The United States of America U17 registered their spot at the semi-finals of FIBA U17 World Championship. The favorites edged Australia U17 105:70 with Bradley Beal (191-G-93) on top of the scoring list. Australia U17 surprised the US team with 5:2 lead in the opening tip. After 8:8 USA however created a 14-0 run to take 22:8. Wroten Anthony made two free throws to close the first period at 28:16. The favorites enjoyed 10-15 points difference in the second period and controlled the game. Teague made it 36:21, while Thomas scored for 41:28. Bradley Beal nailed a three-pointer for 52:36 at the halftime. The third quarter continued the dominance of the US team as Bradley Beal hit another bomb for 63:40. Thomas increased the lead to plus 30, at 74:44. Wroten Anthony closed the third quarter at 85:49 as USA won the period 33-13. Although USA controlled the end of the game, Australia managed to win the last quarter. Richardson nailed a three-pointer in the last seconds for 21-20 last-quarter-win. It did not however upset the favorites that advanced to the semis. Bradley Beal paced all the winners with 25 points. McAdoo James notched 17, while Wroten Anthony added 11. Dyson Taylor delivered 16 points in the losing case. Carlin Daniel, Gilmore Samuel and Chircu Phil each added 9.
Lithuania - Germany 73-61 Lithuania U17 beat the hosts of the FIBA U17 World Championship to take the spot in the Semifinals. The Baltic side rolled over Germany U17 73:61. It was a real European battle for the semifinal spot in Hamburg. Germany won the opening tip, while Lithuania grabbed 11:10 lead. The Baltic side managed to win the opening quarter and took 21:18 as Olisevicius made two points inside the paint. For the next two minutes the teams remained scoreless, while Paliukenas scored 4 in a row for 25:18. The hosts played tough though and Radosavljevic Bogdan gave them 29:28 later in the half. He also remained his team in front for 33:30 at the halftime. Germany led the game until the last two minutes of the third quarter when Lekys scored for 45:42. Lithuania continued their run until the beginning of the last period and reached 53:42. Tomas Lekunas (195-F-93) shocked the hosts for 59:43, while Germany managed to reduce a bit. Krumbeck made two points inside the paint to bring 67:55 on the board. Lithuania kept the lead for good and won the game. Tomas Lekunas poured in 14 points for the winners and Paliukenas Martynas netted 13. Kymantas Simonas collected 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Semaska Paulius had 12. Wolf Julius ended up with 14 points and 14 rebounds for Germany. Bekteshi Besnik and Radosavljevic Bogdan followed him with 12 points in defeat.
Poland - Serbia 100-70 Poland U17 continues their streak and reached already the Semifinals. The team smashed the Serbian U17 team 100:70 in the last game of the Quarterfinals. Poland started strong even though Serbia had 4:2 lead. The Polish side grabbed 16:8 as Tomasz Gielo (204-F-93) made two points. He also scored the last points in the frame for 23:17 advantage. Poland added an 8-0 run in the start of the second frame and increased to 31:27 when Michalak Michal made a jump shot. Grochowski hit the 3 point shot for 53:30 lead at the halftime. Poland easily reached that deficit at the halftime proving their ambitions for the Semifinal. The favorites had 70:40 with 4 minutes to go in the third period. Moreover Niedzwiedzki made two points inside the paint for 76:43. Mitrovic made two points inside the paint to bring 78:47 at the end of three quarters. Serbia managed to win the last stanza 23-22 however could not upset the favorites. Kolakowski brought three digit number on the board making two free throws at the end. Tomasz Gielo top-scored for the winners with 24 points to taste the qualification to the semis. Ponitka Mateusz nailed 19, while Michalak Michal added 17 points and 8 assists. Miljenovic Nenad finished the night with 12 points in the losing effort. Bezbradica Nemanja scored 11 and Mitrovic Luka notched 10.
Canada - China 102-96 Anthony Bennett (204-F-93) leads Canada U17 into semis of the FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg. Canada U17 rolled over China U17 102:96. Lomomba opened the game for Canada and took 16:8 in the middle of the period. They had also 26:13, while China reduced to 28:20 at the end of the quarter. Guo Ailun scored two for China in the start of the second frame and Wang scored for 30:23. Hanlan hit the 3 point shot for 41:30 and Wiggins posted two for 48:35. Zhai Xiaochuan sent the teams to the lockers for 50:42. Later he cut it to 54:49, while Guo Ailun remained China alive for 61:56. Canada played better int he end of the third frame and Hanlan closed it at 81:70. Anthony Bennett kept the same difference in the start of the last frame after the jump shot. Webster-Chan Negus increased to 86:72 and Pangos Kevin nailed three for 92:78. China was still too far to give up and Wang reduced to 98:94. Guo Ailun scored his 28th point in the game but those points were the last in the game. Anthony Bennett exploded with 29 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Webster-Chan Negus nailed 16, while Pangos Kevin posted 15. Guo Ailun erupted with 28 points in defeat and Zhai Xiaochuan added 18.
Group 9-12 places
Argentina - South Korea 90-77 Argentina U17 won the first game of the qualification round for place 9-12 at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg. The team from Latin America rolled over winless South Korea U17 90:77. Valentin Marchisio (188-F-93) opened the game from the perimeter and Han Sang-Hyeok responded for 3:3. Korea also tasted 6:5 lead, while Argentina's 5-0 run allowed them to take 11:6 in the middle of the quarter. The latter grabbed 20:14 in the end of the frame and had 26:18 in the first two minutes of the second period. Patricio Garino increased the lead to 36:21, but South Korea 39:34 early in the third. Han Sang-Hyeok cut it to 43:39 with 6 minutes in the quarter. Argentina again pushed the tempo and enjoyed 63:54 after 30 minutes in the court. Luciano Massarelli made 2nd free throw for plus 15 at 69:54 and Frederico Herrera made two points inside the paint brought 71:58. Patricio Garino answered all the questions about the winners as he gave Argentina 84:65 lead. Han Sang-Hyeok made the last two free throws for the final result. Valentin Marchisio top-scored for the winners with 18 points. Patricio Garino nailed 16, while Matias Bortolin collected 14 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Han Sang-Hyeok had a great game for South Korea as he poured in 28 points. Kim Hyeong-Jun notched 19 and Lee Dong-Yeop added 10.
Spain - Egypt 87-62 Spain U17 outscored Egypt U17 in the second game of the day at the qualification round for places 9-12 at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg. The European team needed 35-19 in the third quarter for the final 87:62 win. Spain wont he opening tip 7:1 and Jaime Fernandez increased to 15:6 later in the period. Spain controlled the court in the first period and had 19:10 after it. Ramon hit the 3 point shot for 22:10 in the start of the second quarter, while Jaime Fernandez delivered for 24:13. Egypt however was too far to give up and Omar Abbas reduced to 33:31 at the halftime. Spain opened the third period with 5-0 and shocked the opponents in the quarter as they had 35-19 in the next 10 minutes. The European team enjoyed 68:50 advantage after 30 minutes. Attia reduced to 69:58 later in the fourth frame and Ahmed Hamdy made it 76:60. Conde brought Spain 80:60, while another free throw from him allowed Spain to take 86:62. Costa brought the final victory for the European team. Jaime Fernandez and Jorge Sanz (189-G-93) paced all the winners with 17 points each, while Alejandro Suarez followed them with 10 points. Ahmed Hamdy responded with 23 points in the losing effort and Omar Abbas notched 11.
Group A Egypt - Turkey 61-71 Turkey rallied past Egypt in Group A opener. Mert Konuk (194-SG-00) posted 13 points for the winning side. Egypt jumped to a massive 27:8 lead after the opening quarter. However Turkey responded with a 51:17 run in the next two periods to pull ahead. They maintained the advantage throughout the final frame and marched to the victory. Ragip Atar (210-C-99) chipped in 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Turkey. Tarek Raafat (187-G-99) responded with 26 points... [read more]
Egypt - Turkey 61-71 Turkey rallied past Egypt in Group A opener. Mert Konuk (194-SG-00) posted 13 points for the winning side. Egypt jumped to a massive 27:8 lead after the opening quarter. However Turkey responded with a 51:17 run in the next two periods to pull ahead. They maintained the advantage throughout the final frame and marched to the victory. Ragip Atar (210-C-99) chipped in 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Turkey. Tarek Raafat (187-G-99) responded with 26 points for Egypt.
USA - Taiwan 119-45 The USA got to the winning start of the championship. The defending champions cruised past Taiwan in the opener. Seven players scored in double digits for the winners. Kevin Knox II (201-F-99) led the charge with 15 points. The USA piled up a 67:24 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Wendell Carter (208-F/C-99) produced 14 points for the winning side. Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) responded with 12 points for Taiwan.
Spain - Mali 86-55 Spain outmuscled Mali at the start of the tournament. Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) came up with 20 points to lead the European side. Spain eked out an 18:17 lead after the first period. They held Mali to just 14 points in the next two periods to boost the margin at 29-point mark. Spain sank 26 points in the fourth quarter and eased to the victory. Josep Busquets (197-G/F-99) produced 19 points for the winners. Blaise Keita (210-C-99) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Mali.
Argentina - Lithuania 57-74 Lithuania opened their World Championship campaign on a high note. They outscored Argentina in the opener. Ignas Sargiunas (193-G-99) stepped up with 15 points for the Baltic team. Lithuania rallied to a 41:26 halftime lead. They stayed in charge throughout the second half and coasted to the win. Lukas Uleckas (196-SG-99) chipped in 12 points for Lithuania. Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Argentina.
Finland - China 65-58 Finland held off China for the opening victory in Zaragoza. Elias Valtonen (192-G/F-99) delivered 22 points to lead the effort. Finland recorded a 23:12 lead after ten minutes. China pulled within 5 points at the final intermission. However Finland held their opponents to just 15 points in the fourth stanza and marched to the victory. Andre Gustavson (184-PG-99) netted 18 points and 7 rebounds in the win. China answered with 14 points and 10 rebounds from Li Xiangbo (203-F-99).
Australia - Canada 78-81 Canada held off Australia in the tight contest in Group C. Simisola Shittu (205-SF-00) posted 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the North American side. Australia and Canada were tied at 34 after twenty minutes of action. Canada however used a 26:16 run in the third term to surge ahead. Australia narrowed the deficit in the fourth frame but Canada hang on to snatch a tough victory at the end. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-99) totaled 19 points for Canada. Dragan Elkaz (192-G/F-99) answered with 22 points for Australia.
South Korea - France 90-84 OT South Korea topped France in overtime for 1-0 record in Group D. Yang Jae Min (198-F/C-99) stepped up with 32 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. South Korea established a 39:33 halftime lead. France narrowed the distance to a single point heading into the fourth frame. Les Bleues denied the deficit in the next period forcing overtime. But South Korea drained 12 points in the extra period and marched to the win. Lee Junghyun (185-G-99) tossed in 23 points and issued 7 assists for South Korea. Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) responded with 41 points for France.
Bosnia - Dominican Republic 84-59 Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace Bosnia and Herzegovina past Dominican Republic. The Europeans dominated from start to finish. Bosnia registered a 25:9 lead at the first break. They stretched the margin at 21-point mark at halftime. Dominican Republic could not recover in the second half as Bosnia rallied to the victory. Sani Campara (188-PG-99) tossed in 18 points for the winning side. Yeison Rivera (178-PG-99) nailed 17 points for Dominican Republic.
Draw results in for FIBA U17 World Championships - 2 months ago
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The Official Draws of the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women took place in Zaragoza, Spain, early Wednesday evening. Both events are to be staged in Zaragoza from 22 June to 3 July. It will be the first time the tournaments are played jointly - as part of a youth world basketball festival. Here the Draw Results: FIBA U17 World Championship 2016 (23 June to 3 July) Group A: 1. USA; 2. Egypt; 3. Turkey; 4. Chinese Taipei Group B: 1. Argentina; 2. Spain; 3. Mali; 4. Lithu... [read more]
The Official Draws of the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women took place in Zaragoza, Spain, early Wednesday evening. Both events are to be staged in Zaragoza from 22 June to 3 July. It will be the first time the tournaments are played jointly - as part of a youth world basketball festival.
Here the Draw Results: FIBA U17 World Championship 2016 (23 June to 3 July)
Group A: 1. USA; 2. Egypt; 3. Turkey; 4. Chinese Taipei Group B: 1. Argentina; 2. Spain; 3. Mali; 4. Lithuania Group C: 1. Australia; 2. Finland; 3. China; 4. Canada Group D: 1. Bosnia and Herzegovina; 2. Korea; 3. France; 4. Dominican Republic.
Spanish city of Zaragoza to host 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships; Egypt and Italy to stage 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships - 3 months ago
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FIBA's Central Board on Saturday announced that the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women will take place in Zaragoza, Spain and also revealed the hosts of the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships. The Egyptian capital of Cairo will be the backdrop of next year's FIBA U19 World Championship, the first-ever FIBA world youth event staged in Africa. Meanwhile, the Italian cities of Udine and Cividale Del Friuli will host the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship. This summer's FIBA... [read more]
FIBA's Central Board on Saturday announced that the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women will take place in Zaragoza, Spain and also revealed the hosts of the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships. The Egyptian capital of Cairo will be the backdrop of next year's FIBA U19 World Championship, the first-ever FIBA world youth event staged in Africa. Meanwhile, the Italian cities of Udine and Cividale Del Friuli will host the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship. This summer's FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women will be played jointly for the first time ever - as part of a youth world basketball festival - from 22 June-3 July. This comes after FIBA endorsed the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB)'s proposal of having a unique and innovative sporting event that combines all the elements most attractive to youth basketball players - competition, fun, shared experience, music and technology. The young players from 16 men's and 16 women's national teams - and united by the excitement of basketball - will have the opportunity to be part of a diverse community, sharing experiences with people of the same age group from different cultures and backgrounds
Here are the countries that qualified and will compete in the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women: MEN (23 June-3 July) Host: Spain Africa: Egypt, Mali Americas: USA, Canada, Argentina, Dominican Republic Asia: Korea, Chinese Taipei, China Europe: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lithuania, Turkey, France, Finland Oceania: Australia
WOMEN (22 June-2 July) Host: Spain Africa: Mali, Nigeria Americas: Canada, Brazil, USA, Mexico Asia: China, Japan, Korea Europe: Czech Republic, Portugal, Italy, Latvia, France Oceania: Australia
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