USA, Lithuania head U17 Men's groups, event logo unveiled - Jan 15, 2012
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The draw for the second edition of FIBA's U17 World Championship took place in Kaunas, Lithuania, on Tuesday with the ceremony also serving as a platform to officially launch the event's logo.
The 12 qualified teams were divided into two groups of six.
Here are the results of the draw: Group A: Australia, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, USA Group B: Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Korea, Lithuania, Spain
The 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship will be played in Kaunas from 29 June-8 July.
In the First Round, each team will play the other five in their respective groups.
The top four teams from each group will advance to the Quarter-Finals, at which point the competition continues through to the Final on 8 July in a standard knock-out format.
The draw was conducted by FIBA in collaboration with the Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LBBF), with FIBA Hall of Fame inductee and LBBF President Arvydas Sabonis in attendance as well as Senior Men's National Team player Jonas Maciulis.
The FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women were created by FIBA in order to boost the development of the sport among the younger age categories.
The first editions of these tournaments were held in 2010 in Hamburg, Germany (Men) and Toulouse/Rodez, France (Women).
The USA are the reigning champions having beaten surprise package Poland in the Final two years ago. Courtesy of: http://www.musukrepsinis.lt
Australia - Bosnia 75-72 Australia survived a thriller with Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach the Quarter-Finals of the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship. Dragan Elkaz (192-G/F-99) scored 17 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as Australia beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 75-72. Elkaz nailed four of his six three-pointers in the final period and also finished with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) led the Bosnians with 34 points while Sani Campara (188-PG-99)... [read more]
Australia - Bosnia 75-72 Australia survived a thriller with Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach the Quarter-Finals of the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship. Dragan Elkaz (192-G/F-99) scored 17 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as Australia beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 75-72. Elkaz nailed four of his six three-pointers in the final period and also finished with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Dzanan Musa (203-G-99, agency: BeoBasket) led the Bosnians with 34 points while Sani Campara (188-PG-99) scored 17 but he missed three three-pointers and a lay-up in the final 40 seconds.
Canada - Dominican Republic 79-52 Canada picked up comfortable victory to set up a Quarter-Final showdown. Ignas Brazdeikis (198-G/F-99) and Simi Shittu each had double-doubles in the Canadians' 79-52 win against Dominican Republic. Anderson Mirambeaux (196-F-99) had 16 points and 8 rebounds for Latin Americans.
Turkey - Mali 77-58 Turkey picked up an easy win over Mali. Ragip Atar (210-C-99) scored 16 points while Ahmet Duran (205-C-99) had 8 points and 19 rebounds. Abdoul Coulibaly (202-F-00) delivered 19 points for Africans.
Finland - France 38-60 Jaylen Hoard (202-SF-99) poured in 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists as France hammered Finland 60-38. Finnish players scored only 2! points in third quarter.
Egypt - Lithuania 65-80 The Lithuanians got 9 three-pointers and 34 points combined from Lukas Uleckas (196-SG-99) and Ignas Sargiunas (193-G-99) in an 80-65 victory over Egypt. Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) collected 26 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks for Egypt and Esam Mostafa (196-PF-99) had 13 points and 18 rebounds in the loss.
China - South Korea 70-75 The other nail-biter saw Korea knock off China 75-70 to reach the Final Eight for the first time. Lee Junghyun (185-G-99) scored 25 points while Shin Minsuk (197-C-99) and Yang Jae Min (198-F/C-99) had 18 apiece to pace the Koreans, who had beaten the Chinese in the Semi-Finals of the 2015 FIBA Asia U16 Championship. Korea will next take on the three-time undefeated reigning champions USA.
USA - Argentina 109-56 USA took care of Argentina with a 109-56 victory. Collin Sexton (187-G-99) and Carteare Gordon (203-F-00) had 14 points each to lead seven Americans in double figures. Francisco Caffaro (212-C-00) responded with 16 points for Argentina.
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.
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