USA - Poland 111-80 USA U17 became the winner of the U17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany. The favorites overcame European best team Poland U17 111:80. Pre-tournament favorites USA has looked unstoppable all tournament long and rightfully reached the trophy. Poland on the other hand were not pre-tournament favorites. Poland's unbeaten run has come as such a surprise that the Polish Federation and a number of media booked a last minute trip to Hamburg to assist the semi-final, and have stayed on for the final. Poland surprised the US team with four straight points in the start. James McAdoo (206-F-93) gave USA 9:7, while Wrotten delivered for 29:21 after the first quarter. Szymkiewicz closed the first frame at 29:24. Niedzwiedzki scored for 32:28, but USA responded with 8-0 run as Teague made it 40:28. Ponitka Mateusz cut it later to 46:41, while Drummond closed the run for the USA at 58:41. Poland actually won the third frame 21-20 and reduced to 78:62 after thirty minutes. USA enjoyed 78:62 win in the start of the final period. They grabbed 84:65 with 8 minutes in the court and reached three digits with 2.23 to go as Parker made it 101:75. USA kept the advantage for good and triumphed in the tournament. James McAdoo led all the winners with 20 points for the trophy. Beal Bradley nailed 19, while Gilchrist Michael netted 16. Gielo Tomasz delivered 21 points in the losing case. Ponitka Mateusz and Matczak Filip produced 14 points for the 'Silver' team.
Canada - Lithuania 83-81 Canada reached the podium at the U17 World Championship in Hamburg. They snatched a tough win in the consolation final against Lithuania. Olivier Hanlan (188-G-93) tallied 15 points to pace the North American side. Lithuania finished fourth despite 18 points and 5 assists from Martynas Paliukenas. Lithuania and Canada exchanged baskets throughout intense first frame. Lithuania were able to eke out a 28:24 lead at the first break. Narkevicius exploded with back-to-back three-pointers at the start of the second period to give Lithuania a 36:25 advantage. Canada however trimmed the deficit at just three points at halftime 40:43. Negus Webster-Chan opened the second half with a triple to draw things level. Osvaldas Olisevicius answered with five points in a row as Lithuania regained control. The Baltic team soon stretched the margin to 11 points but Canada once again proved character. They wrapped up the third term on a 9:0 rally to get within just two 59:61. Kymantas and Mantas Mockevicius gave Lithuania some breathing space at 65:59 at the beginning of the fourth term. But an 8:0 run from Canada put them in the drivers seat. The teams stayed neck and neck in the reminder of the contest. Semaska provided Lithuania with a four-point advantage with 44 seconds to go in regulation. Olivier Hanlan came up with a timely three-pointer to drag Canada closer. Olivier Hanlan followed with two free throws to put the North American team in charge. Pierre then accounted for one free throw to ensure an 83:81 lead for Canada. Mantas Mockevicius had a chance to force overtime but missed a lay-up and sealed the win for Canada. Junior Lomomba produced 14 points for the winners. Negus Webster-Chan and Kevin Pangos added 13 points each for Canada. Osvaldas Olisevicius delivered 17 points in the loss.
Australia - Serbia 64-74 Serbian U17 team occupied the fifth spot at the World Championship in Germany. They wrapped up their campaign on a high note firing past Australia. The Aussies finished in the sixth position. Luka Mitrovic stepped up with 18 points and 9 rebounds to pace Serbia. Daniel Carlin (202-C-93) and Odigie ensured a 4:0 start for Australia. But Serbia gradually turned things around and soon accumulated a 17:12 lead. The Balkan team won the opening stanza 21:18. Luka Mitrovic scored four points in a row at the start of the second period to boost the lead. Australia could not deny the deficit as they trailed by 7 points at halftime 34:40. Milosevic and Luka Mitrovic kept Serbia in charge throughout the third frame. However a 9:0 run from Australia drew things level at 52. Aleksandar Cvetkovic and Nenad Miljenovic allowed Serbia to enjoy a 56:52 lead at the final pause. Nenad Miljenovic and Luka Mitrovic helped Serbia to clear off to an 8-point distance in the fourth stanza. Australia could not respond and had to surrender at the end. Aleksandar Cvetkovic provided 17 points and 8 rebounds for Serbia. Nenad Miljenovic accounted for 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. Daniel Carlin answered with game-high 27 points for Australia. Mitch Norton tallied 10 points in the loss.
China - Germany 65-64 Germany U17 lost their last game of U17 World Championship to finish on the 8th spot. China U17 grabbed 65:64 win to take the seventh position. China scored the first five points of the game and kept the hosts scoreless in the first four minutes of the quarter. Germany tied it later at 5:5 and then grabbed 14:12 lead at the end of 10 minutes. Moreover Germany continued their run until 20:12 when Muller hit the three-pointer. Germany increased to 34:19 at the halftime and looked forward to keep the score for good. China however changed after the break and produced another style in the next two periods. The Asian team reduced to 41:46 at the end of the third period as they exploded with 22-12 in the third frame. Moreover China tied the game at 48:48 in the start of the last stanza. Bleck brought 49:48 for Germany, while Guo Ailun (193-G-93) closed 6-0 run fro 54:49 with 6 minutes to go. Wang made it 60:54 with 4 minutes and Guo Ailun scored for 63:54. The European team finished with 6-0 run but it was enough only for 64:65 on the board. Guo Ailun stepped up with 23 points for the winners. Wang Zirui nailed 16, while Xu Tao posted 8. Bekteshi Besnik brought 23 points for the home side. Muller Malik and Radosavljevic Bogdan delivered 8 points each in a loss.
Draw results in for FIBA U17 World Championships - Apr 13, 2016
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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 - Mar 12, 2016
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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
Best Player: Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) of USA Best Guard: Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) of USA Best Forward: Diamond Stone (6'10''-C/F-97) of USA Best Center: Isaac Humphries (216-C-98) of Australia 1st Team G: Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) of USA SG: Nikola Rakicevic (198-SG-97) of Serbia G: Dejan Vasiljevic (187-G-97) of Australia C/F: Diamond Stone (6'10''-C/F-97) of USA C: Isaac Humphries (216-C-98) of Australia 2nd Team G: Stefan Peno (193-G-97) of Serbia SG: Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-... [read more]
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