The 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, from June 29 to July 8. In 2010 USA 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. James Michael McAdoo (205-F-93) 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 Filip Matczak (184-PG-93) produced 14 points for the 'Silver' team. Representing Europe will be FIBA Europe U16 champions Spain, runners-up Belgium, bronze winners Italy, as well as Turkey and U17 Worlds hosts Netherlands. The draws will take later.
Group A Turkey - Taiwan 76-56 Easy win for Turkey against team who after this game don't have any victory from three games - team of Taiwan. Turks are lead by Ahmet Duran (205-C-99) with 16 points and 15 rebounds, amazing performance was also done by Ragip Atar (210-C-99) with 8 points and 14 rebounds (10 defensive). In Taiwan, Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) scored 15 points. First quarter was decided victory as Turkey won the first ten minutes with 29:11. After that entire game was equal bu... [read more]
Turkey - Taiwan 76-56 Easy win for Turkey against team who after this game don't have any victory from three games - team of Taiwan. Turks are lead by Ahmet Duran (205-C-99) with 16 points and 15 rebounds, amazing performance was also done by Ragip Atar (210-C-99) with 8 points and 14 rebounds (10 defensive). In Taiwan, Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) scored 15 points. First quarter was decided victory as Turkey won the first ten minutes with 29:11. After that entire game was equal but that difference from first quarter decided winning team.
USA - Egypt 104-57 Another win for USA and perfect score for them after 3 rounds on World Cup U17. They again dominated game with big victory, this time against Egypt who didn't had much chance against probably the most talented team on this competition. Troy Brown (198-G-99) led the USA team with 15 points and 11 rebounds, also we need to write that all players from USA scored at least 5 points. Another great performance come from Markus Howard (185-G-99) who scored 21 points and had 6 assists. In Egypt Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) scored 17 points with 7 rebounds and Tarek Raafat (187-G-99) scored 15 points. USA dominated in every segment of the game as they had 61 rebounds while Egypt had only 29. Egypt finished group with 1-2 record.
Mali - Lithuania 73-96 Lithuania flushed nearly 100 points in this game and they dominated against Mali playing great game. 50 rebounds for Lithuania, 26 assist for them and only 4 by Mali. Vitalijus Kozys (200-SF-99) lead Europeans with 20 points, while for African team Abdoul Coulibaly (202-F-00) had amazing performance with 29 points and 6 rebounds.
Lithuania won three of four quarter on this game which was enough for really big win for their team with +23 points difference.
Argentina - Spain 49-59 Again great game for Spain and another victory for them on this tournament. They send Argentina to the bottom of the standings in group B as they have 0-3 and European team have 3-0. Spain started better, they go to half time with +12. Argentina showed how to respond in 3rd quarter with 19:11 win but last quarter was again better for Spain with 10:16 and that's for final result of 59:49 on Spanish side. In Spain Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) had 19 points and 16 rebounds, truly amazing game for this Spanish young player. In Argentina Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) flushed 17 points and had 6 rebounds.
China - Canada 54-105 More then 50 points difference in this game for Canadian side. They won it with 105:54 against China who didn't had much chance against more then in the best mood for this game. They win all four quarters. Canada was leaded by Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-99). with 17 points and Oluwasimisola Shittu (210-C-99) with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
For China Wang Yibo (185-G-99) scored 14 points and Huang Rongqi (190-G-99) scored 15.
Australia - Finland 77-62 Pretty interesting group as we have after 3 rounds, three teams with 1-2 score. Tom Fullarton (200-F-99) lead Australia to first win in tournament with 19 points and 8 rebounds. While in Finland there are four players who scored at least 10 points but that was not enough as Australia scored 77 points in total while Finland had only 62. Biggest difference is coming from bench players, as for Australia they scored 23 and for Finland only 9.
For Finland best was Elias Valtonen (192-G/F-99) with 18 points and 6 rebounds.
France - Dominican Republic 78-48 Second win for France and they are now in Group D with 2-1, same as Bosnia. They win first quarter with 22:12 and that how let Dominican Republic that they have nothing to look for in this game. They only confirmed that in second quarter with another win with 21:12 and in 3rd with 18:6. They just have tied game in last ten minutes with win for Dominican Republic 18:17. France was leaded by Eddy Kayouloud (195-F-99) with 15 points and 5 rebounds and with Ivan Fevrier (200-F-99) with 14 points and 11 rebounds. In Dominican Republic Yeison Rivera (178-PG-99) scored 10 and Anderson Mirambeaux (196-F-99) scored 11 with 7 rebounds. Dominican Republic finished Group D without win (0-3).
Bosnia - South Korea 105-85 Bosnia nipped first position after this big win against South Korea. 20 points difference for Bosnian side leading from Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) with amazing performance, best of the night with 36 points and 11 rebounds for total ranking of 33. True MVP of this game. Also Sani Campara (188-PG-99) had amazing night with 25 points and 7 assists. For South Korea we also had one player with really big performance, Lee Junghyun (185-G-99) who scored 32 points and had 6 assists, and he was followed with Lee Hyunjung (192-F-00) 21 points.
Group C Canada - Finland 92-68 Canada crushed Finland on this game. They at very beginning showed 'who is the boss' by winning first quarter with 37:22 and second one with 19:9 for going on half time with big lead 56:31. Rowan Barrett Jr.(201-SF-99). lead her team with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ignas Brazdeikis (198-G/F-99) with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Finland responded via Andre Gustavson (184-PG-99) with 17 points and 5 rebounds. China - Australia 90-72 China get first win on thi... [read more]
Canada - Finland 92-68 Canada crushed Finland on this game. They at very beginning showed 'who is the boss' by winning first quarter with 37:22 and second one with 19:9 for going on half time with big lead 56:31. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-99). lead her team with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ignas Brazdeikis (198-G/F-99) with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Finland responded via Andre Gustavson (184-PG-99) with 17 points and 5 rebounds.
China - Australia 90-72 China get first win on this tournament and it was big win against Australia by 18 point margin. Bai Haotian (192-G-99) lead Chinese team to the victory with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. In away team best was Tom Fullarton (200-F-99) with amazing performance of 25 points and 5 rebounds for index rating 17 in total. For Australian team this was second lose on this tournament.
Dominican Republic - South Korea 71-77 South Korea stayed perfect and recorded another win on World Cup this year. They win against Dominican Republic by 6 points. It was ups and downs in this game. South Korea won first quarter by 6, then Dominican Republic won second quarter by 7 and they had lead on half time. In third quarter South Korea comes with more freshness and won this period of the game by 5 (16:21) which was enough for the new lead and in last period they just confirmed win on the game by wining last quarter with 2 points.
Shin Minsuk (197-C-99) lead his team to the victory with 19 points and 7 rebounds and Anderson Mirambeaux (196-F-99) had good response with 24 points and 22 rebounds at Dominican Republic team.
France - Bosnia 84-65 Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) with 23 points and Yves Pons (192-F/G-99) with 22 points lead France to second victory on tournament, this time they are a lot of better then Bosnian and Herzegovian team. Big talent from Bosnia, Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) nipped 19 points for losing side. France was just better on this game, they played smarter with great shooting from the field. They scored 24 from 50 attempts for 2 points and 6 from 22 for 3 points. They are also better in rebound so this victory of France was not a surprise at all.
Group A Taiwan - Egypt 71-88 Abdelrahman Abdelmaged (190-SG-00) lead the Egypt in first victory of this tournament against Taiwan. He nipped 16 points and had 11 rebounds for his double double record at this game. He was followed by Esam Mostafa (196-PF-99) with 15 points and 13 rebounds and also, Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) had huge game as he score 11 points and had big rebound game with 16 rebounds. In Taiwan Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) had amazing performance with 30 points alongside his... [read more]
Taiwan - Egypt 71-88 Abdelrahman Abdelmaged (190-SG-00) lead the Egypt in first victory of this tournament against Taiwan. He nipped 16 points and had 11 rebounds for his double double record at this game. He was followed by Esam Mostafa (196-PF-99) with 15 points and 13 rebounds and also, Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) had huge game as he score 11 points and had big rebound game with 16 rebounds. In Taiwan Lin Ting-Chien (190-SG-99) had amazing performance with 30 points alongside his name and 6 rebounds. Even his great game, that was not enough for Taiwan as Egypt had more then a good game.
Turkey - USA 66-84 USA stayed with perfect record after this win while Turkey is now at 1-1. USA won 3 out of 4 quarters this game and had domination in all segments. Biggest was in the rebounds as they catch 44, while Turkey had only 21 rebounds for 40 minutes of the game. Collin Sexton (187-G-99) was a leader of this game for USA as he scored 20 points and 4 assists while in Turkey Erkin Senel (191-G/F-99) was the best individual in there with 10 points and 5 rebounds for only 13 minutes on the floor.
Lithuania - Spain 61-65 On European derby, Spain was better this time with 4 point game win this time. Lithuania had it better opening of the match as they won first quarter with 18:9 and they go to half time break with 40:32. After that Spain put another energy of the court and they make amazing comeback as they won third and fourth quarter allowing Lithuania only 21 points in second half time and they scored 33. That was enough for final result of 61:65 for Spanish side. Sergi Martinez (201-PF-99) was true MVP of the game as he scored 16 points and have same amounts of rebounds (!). Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) followed him with 19 points. In Lithuania Lukas Uleckas (196-SG-99) had 12 points and Tomas Balciunas (201-F-00) had 6 points and 10 rebounds.
Mali - Argentina 56-47 Mali make history. They won it against Argentina for now 1-1 record and they send Argentina to the bottom of the standings in Group B with 0-2. Small amount of the points in entire game, but Mali know how to play defense on this game as they allowed Argentina only 47 points for 40 minutes played. Mali won second quarter with 19:11 and that was most crucial part of the game, after that Argentina didn't know how to respond and Mali was winning side with 56:47 victory. Lassana Haidara (197-SF-99) had 13 points for Mali, while Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) scored 18 points with 12 rebounds for losing side.
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