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Final Standings

1.Lithuania
2.Greece
3.Canada
4.Australia
5.USA
6.Argentina
7.Israel
8.P.Rico
9.Slovenia
10.Nigeria
11.China
12.*Iran
* had to withdrew as Argentinian embassy did not approve visas for Iranian players

Standings
Preliminary Round

Group A

1.Australia 5-0
2.Greece 3-2
3.Argentina 3-2
4.Canada 2-3
5.Israel 1-4
6.Iran wdr.

Group B

1.USA 5-0
2.Lithuania 4-1
3.P.Rico 3-2
4.Slovenia 2-3
3.Nigeria 1-4
4.China 0-5


Lithuania won World Championships U21 2005 (Photo: FIBA)



Levon Kendall's 40 points upset
USA and put them out of medal
position range (Photo: FIBA)

   Lithuania Champion !!! - Aug 15, 2005
Renaldas Seibutis scored a couple of free throws with the time expired, breaking the tie at 63 points, and giving Lithuania the 2005 U-21 title over Greece.
Before this, Lithuania and Greece played a defensively dominated game, with poor shooting percentages due to very strong and physical defenses. No team had a lead larger than six points and both teams failde to score in the 98 seconds prior the end of the game. Seibutis, Lithuanian best player won the tournament MVP award and was part of the ideal team, alongoside forward Yotam Halperin (Israel), Levon Kendall (Canada) and Greeks Konstantinos Vasileiadis and Loukas Mavrokefalidis.
Seibutis and Brabauskas led Lithuania with 14 points apiece and Arturas Jomantas added 12 points and 10 boardsPanagiotis Vasiloupoulos led Greece with 22 points and Konstantinos Vasileiadis added 17 and Loukas Mavrokefalidis 13.
In the third place match, Canda outscored Australia 79-74, for his second surprising game of the tournament (before they beat USA in quarterfinals) Levon kendall led Canada with 15 points, Vladimir Kuljanin added 12 and Andre Rautins added 11. Australia was led by Brad Newley with 17 points And Aleksandar Maric added 16, but Canada controlled the tempo of the game from the tip off to the end.
USA beat Argentina easily in the fifth place match 111-85, Argentina turned the ball over a lot again and USA hit 11 three pointer, Jonathan Reddick led USA’s five players with 22 points (six three pointers) while Leonardo Mainoldi led Argentina with 21 points and seven boards.
In the first game of the day, Puerto Rico finished seventh after beating Slovenia 86-77 with a balanced attack where five players socred in double digit led by Jesus Verdejo (19) and Jose Barea (18), Mensud Julevic led Sloveinia with 19 points.

Final: Lithuania - Greece 65-63 (Babrauskas 14, Seibutis 14, Jomantas 12+10r, Maciulis 11, Kavaliauskas 9+5r, Silinskis 3+6r, Jankunas 2+8r, Prekevicius 0, Anisimov 0, Alijevas 0 - Vasilopoulos 22+6r, Vasileiadis 17, Mavrokefalidis 13+6r, Apostolidis 4, Xanthopoulos 3+5a, Zefkilis 2+7r, Vougioukas 2, Morfis 0, Sourlis 0, Angelopoulos 0)
Lithuania is the World Youth Basketball Championship. They beated the Greek team 65-63. The hero of the game was Renaldas Seibutis, who made the two free throw when the match was finished. Referees were in doubt if the clock was over or it was not. Finally, Seibutis earn the MVP Award.
It was a very tough match, with low field goal porcentajes. Each rebound was battled as the last one. Defence was predominant thru the game. There were to many turnovers and fouls.
Greece did a pretty good zone defence, but they could not find his first offensive option, Konstantinos Vasileiadis until the center of the third quarter, when he sank his first two points. Brabauskas and Maciulius were the key to keep the difference for Lithuania. Vasileiadis hit two three pointers in a row and it was important to Greece to take two points advantage. But Seibutis was unstoppable and could make the difference.
With 1.23 minutes remaining, Vasileios Xanthopoulos made two points and had an extra free throw, which could sank. After that Seibutis finished the game with two free throws.
HC Lithuania: Ramunas Butautas "I would like to thank and congratulate Greece and its coach for their great job. It was a tough game, based in the defensive aspect. We had troubles with the shooters. The offensive was difficult for us because of the very hard Greek’s defence. It was a tied game. We are very happy."
HC Greece: Manos Manouselis "I congratulate Lithuania for this Championship. Really, they were the best team. I will never forget, in my entire life, what I have lived with my players along these days. A Greek’s philosopher said “succeed is not just winning, also do the best effort”. Our team will sleep quiet tonight."


3rd place: Canada - Australia 79-74 (Kendall 15+9r, Kuljanin 12+10r, Rautins 11, Gallimore 10+7r - Newley 17, Maric 16+9r, Markovic 10)
Australia felt the great blow of not being in the finals and Canada took advantage of this, using its fast and powerful game style, and could win, 79 to 74. This way, the North American team won the Bronze Medal in the U21 World Championship.
HC Canada Dave Crook: "Obviously, it was a great game because we won. Australia has a spectacular performance in this tournament. Luckily, today we could defeat them. We did not think that we would achieve this stage after been defeated by teams like Argentina. But on these days we worked in the offensive and the effectiveness in the perimeter. I always believe in my players; they have good skills and quality."

5th place: USA - Argentina 111-85 (Redick 22, J.Gray 16, R.Gray 15+8r, Frazekas 15+7r, Withers 14 - Mainoldi 21+7r, Sandes 15+6r, Rivero 10+5r, Vay 10)
An overwhelming game, full of luxury, dunks and spectaculars actions, with a high effectiveness in three points shots, permitted United States to beat Argentina, 111 to 85, and to obtain the 5th position in the U21 World Championship.
HC USA Phil Martelli: "After the disappointment of not being in the finals, we went to the court thinking in recovering our game style. We did the right thing in both sides of the court. In the second half, we wanted to finish quickly, because we had made an important difference. As a balance in this tournament, I must say that 11 of 12 players have chances to be included in the NBA. We are leaving this Championship very disappointed because we did our best in the court to win the gold medal."

7th place: Puerto Rico - Slovenia 86-77 (Verdejo 19, Barea 18+8r+9a, Galindo 14+6r, Lopez 11+7r - Julevic 19, Lorbek 14, Rizvic 14, Fon 12+6r)
Puerto Rico changed its image and concluded his participation in the U21 Championship ranking 7th. Even when Zagorac did not play, Slovenians made a little difference, but at the end Puerto Rico team showed more victory´s appetite, and with Verdejo´s and Lopez´s contributions closed the game without troubles.
HC Puerto Rico Carlos Calcano: "In this tournament we did not achieve the results that we had planned at the beginning. But the last game was good and that motivated us. We lost against teams that now are in the finals. We did our best to represent our country. The players put a lot of energy to reach the 7th position. Sometimes the nerves played against ourselves, but today we played more relax. I thank Mar del Plata and his people; they encouraged us all the time."

   Lithuania and Greece will figh for the gold - Aug 14, 2005
Lithuania did not have bigger problems in the semifinal game against undefeated (so far) Australia, beating them by 23 points. Lithuania show very effective team game with 4 players scoring double figures, while Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84, agency: Interperformances) had impressive double-double (15 points and 15 rebounds). In the other semifinal game Greece managed to get victory over Canada 74-61, stopping hero of the game against USA - Levon Kendall (210-F-84), who had just 8 points.
In other games USA outscored Puerto Rico by 20 points, host Argentina gave no chance to Slovenia with comfortable 70-43 victory, and Nigeria upset Israel 110-104 in 9th place game.

Semifinals:
Greece - Canada 74-61 (Vasileiadis 18, Mavrokefalidis 17+10r, Vasilopoulos 15+6r - Rautins 14, Francis 12, Kendall 8+7r)
A strong defensive work, a great ball handling in offensives and a winner spirit were the keys in another spectacular Greek triumph. Greece beat Canada 74 to 61 and became the first U21 Championship finalist.
HC Greece: Manos Manouselis "I think it was a game against ourselves, not because Canada would be a great rival, though we wanted to challenge our destiny. In the past we reached different semi finals and we lost all of them. So the way we would think this game it was a huge psychological problem. With regard to this particular match it was very competitive. Both of us played a good defence. Our main strengthen were rebounds; that gave us more chances to win. About the finals I do not have preferences. If the others teams reach this stage is because they are good."
Lithuania - Australia 96-73 (Maciulis 19, Seibutis 17+5r, Jankunas 15+15r, Prekevicius 14 - Carter 19, Markovic 14, Newley 11)
Lithuania ratified his power and versatility with an excellent victory against Australia, 96 to 73. Consequently, this team classified to the U21 Championship finals. Tomorrow, at 9.50 PM, Lithuania will face Greece. Australia will try to rank 3th in a match against Canada.
HC Lituania: Ramunas Butautas "We know Australia very well, because we played against them a lot of times. They had strong players and good three point’s shooters. So, our mission in this match was slowed down the rhythm; not played fast as they wanted. Today, we had a great defence, but also an intelligent offensive. Now I want to celebrate this huge step; we will have time to think about tomorrow. I know we are prepared and we will win this tournament."
5-8th places:
USA - Puerto Rico 99-79
(Ray 17+8r, J.Gray 16, Fazekas 9+9r - Barea 23+6r+6a, Vassalo 13+7r, Ramos 12+13r)
United States beat Puerto Rico 99 to 79 and continue in the fight to rank 5th in the Championship. Although Puerto Rico tried to react in the third quarter using its individual stars, it was more important the American team’s production.
HC USA Phil Martelli "The human nature is hard. It was difficult to go out and play after yesterday’s defeat. In the second quarter we could make an important difference and then we could maintain it. With regard to having or not stars on the team, it is something positive, but also I think that we have played as a team along this tournament."
Argentina - Slovenia 70-43 (Mainoldi 17, Treise 17, Sandes 11+12r+5a, Schattmann 11 - Lorbek 13, Zagorc 11+5r, Rizvic 8)
Argentina obtained a clear victory against Slovenia, 70 to 43, in the last game of the day. Tomorrow, Argentina will fight for achieve the 5th position in the final rank and will face United States team. The control in the rebounds, the aggressive offensive and the high effectiveness in three points shots (50%) were the winner’s more effective tools. Argentina started the game reaching a difference of 13 points in seven minutes (19 to 6).
HC Argentina: Gonzalo Garcia "Our defence opened the game for us and Slovenia could not damage our game style. Over that base we ran and had more options to choose the right offensives. Really, our defence was the key in this victory. During this tournament we did not feel a pressure for being locals, and I do not think that referees have done things in our favour."
9th place: Nigeria - Israel 110-104 (Usman 34+6r+9a, Gumut 17, Echefu 16+5r - Halperin 34, Eliyahu 24+13r+8a, Nir 10)
In a very tied game, Nigeria got the 9th position in the tournament after beating Israel 110-104 in overtime (they tied in 93 in regular time). In the OT, Abubakar Usman came out to an outstanding performance (he scored 9 of his 34 points in the OT), so it was decisive to earn the win.
HC Nigeria: Sanni Ahmed "The players followed very well the instructions that we had planned before the match. Israel is a very good team in the fast break points, so we wanted to slow the game’s rhythm and to defend the penetrations in a tough way. Besides, we could make a lot of points from the paint and the free throws line."

   Canada upsets USA in the quarterfinals - Aug 13, 2005
This is another step in a chain of USA "accidents" in basketball World as this time is was underestimated Canada, which stopped over-confident USA. It was easy to see that all other teams were cheering for Canadians and the coutry, whose citizen invented basketball, won the game edging Americans 93-90. Another upset was host Argentina losing the game to Lithuania. But Lithuania has a long tradition of sending very skilled group of youngsters and many consider this result as no surprise at all. Host team was a little bit overwhelmed with big preassure. Australia and Greece will complete semifinals as they beat Slovenia (89-80) and Puerto Rico (88-63) consecutively.
Israel gave no chance to China in the classifications.
Quarterfinals:
Lithuania - Argentina 76-63
(Babrauskas 15+5r, Seibutis 15, Jankunas 14+6r, Jomantas 12 - Mainoldi 26+7r, Sandes 10+9r, Weigand 7)
Lithuania became the only team of venue Mar del Plata that has reached the U21 Championship semi finals. This team has beaten Argentina 76 to 63, in the last game of the day.
HC LTU Ramunas Butautas: "It was a great battle on the court and a great game for Argentina. I think that this championship’s system is wrong because good teams, for example Lithuania and Argentina, face each other in quarter finals and obligatorily one must be out of the tournament. Argentinean team has brilliant players, and I am sure that they will be stars in the future. Just in the final quarter we could break Argentinean defence, and theirs fouls and turnovers helped us to reach the victory."
Australia - Slovenia 89-80, OT (Maric 21+8r, Newley 14+6r, Markovic 14 - Zagorac 25+9r, Lorbek 20, Zagorc 19)
In an extremely tied end, Australia beat Slovenia 89 to 80, in over time (the game was tied in 69), and classified for the semi – finals.
HC AUS Guy Molloy: "We had to think and develop an intense game along the forty minutes, actually forty five minutes, to be able to win. One of ours strengthens was the physical preparation and power. The key in this match was respecting our game style. Regarding the following games I do not want to think about it; I want to enjoy this victory with my players."
Greece - Puerto Rico 88-63 (Vasileiadis 27+6r, Mavrokefalidis 18+8r, Vasilopoulos 13+6r - Barea 17, Verdejo 15, Galindo 12)
Another terrific collective performance, based in the attitude and defensive coordination, let Greece to easily beat Puerto Rico, 88 to 63, and to qualify to the semi – finals of the U21Championship. Tomorrow, Greece will face Canada.
HC GRE Manos Manouselis: "We did a great defence. At Cordoba we won three games because of our work in the defence aspect. We showed an aggressive game style. Porto Rican has two amazing players, Ramos and Barea. We were focus on them, we put pressured on them and we had success in doing that. Besides, we made good shots and assistances. I would like to congratulate my players. We have already known Canada and I think it will be a great match."
USA - Canada 90-93, OT (Ray 16, Redick 14, T.Gray 13. J.Gray 13, Rondo 12, Gay 10+10r - Kendall 40 (!!!) +12r, Kuljanin 12+6r, Doornekamp 12+9r, Kou 10)
With one of the most spectaculars individual performance in all the championship, that one made by the blond forward Levon Kendall (210-F-84) (40 points, 12 rebounds, a three point made and a decisive steal), Canada gave the tournament’s surprise defeating United Stated 93 to 90, in over time (the game was tied in 82 points). Extremely tough game where despite role of underdogs, Canadians took control from the first minutes. USA team stormed back in 3rd quarter, but Canada managed to tie the game in regular time and get 3-points victory in the final seconds of overtime. The real hero of the game was Levon Kendall (210-F-84), who scored amazing 40 points and grabbed 12 rebounds that evening. It's worth to mention that Kendall spent most of last season on a bench in one of USA colleges (Pittsburgh), while tonight the selection of American stars from the same colleges could only congratulate and wonder what was wrong...
HC Can Dave Crook: "We know Canada as a rival; to win you have to play perfectly all the game, the forty minutes. We were closed to do that. About the next games, we know Greece very well, is a tough team. We have not played against Porto Rican until now, but I think that is a great rival."
HC USA Phil Martelli: "Canada´s performance was outstanding. Kendall made forty points, but as a team they played very well. The defence was exceptional; they took 16 offensive rebounds. About United States I must say that since the Olympics we were not able to win to FIBA´s teams. Especially in this game, our mistake was that we made fewer points than they."

9-11th Places Classification:
Israel - China 95-74
(Halperin 24, Eliyahu 21+5r, Limonad 16+10r+5a - Meng 22, Sun 22, Chen 10)
Israel gained a comfortable victory against China 95 to 4 in the ninth position qualy. China team did not win any game in all the championship and left the tournament, ranking eleventh.
HC ISR Arik Shibek: "We respect China team because of theirs games here, at Mar del Plata, and his score against Slovenia. We took this match very seriously, felling very disappointed because of our failures at Cordoba. It is not easy for a coach to prepare mentally the team, especially when we lost four games. But these players came here to win."

   Preliminary Round Day 5 Summary - Aug 11, 2005
Australia, the only undefeated team together with USA, upset Argentina in the last day of eliminations.
USA barely managed to avoid surprising loss by edging Slovenia by 3 points. It was also overtime, but Miha Fon (194-G-84) 's 3-pointer was not successful.

Group A:
Argentina - Australia 76-82
 (Sandes 23+8r, Schattmann 18, Alloatti 11+9r - Markovic 20+5r, Newley 19+6r, Bruce 14)
ARG H.Coach Gonzalo García: "It is evident that the game was divided into two parts. What we didn’t do in the first half and what we did in the second. We didn’t have offensive or defensive answers to cope with this great team which has shown why it is one of the best formative teams. It is good that we left with the image we gave in the second half so that we face the following round differently"
Israel - Canada 66-78 (Halperin 22, Limonad 16 - Gallimore 24, Rautins 14, Blackwood 12)
CAN H.Coach Dave Crook: "It is better to win than to lose. We played better in the second half and our defence was stronger. It was very important to have Andrew Rautins that hadn’t played in the previous games"

Group B:
Nigeria - Puerto Rico 72-90
(Gumut 19+4r, Odiakosa 14+6r, Usman 14+7r+8a - Ramos 18+4r, Barea 17+6r+7a, Galindo 14+4r)
PUR H.Coach Carlos Calcaño "I am glad and satisfied with the effort of my team; we had a good beginning in this championship. In this round we improved our level, from the bottom to the top. I would like to congratulate Nigeria, they played well. Now, we are analyzing the next round, when we will have to play good defences and be smart in the offensive."
Lithuania - China 96-75 (Maciulis 12, Jankunas 10+6r, Kavaliauskas 10+5r, Babrauskas 10+4r - Luo 14+4r, Meng 14, Zhang 12+5r)
Lithuania controled the boards (42 rebounds) and and was better in almost every single statistical category than the Chinese. The victory was never in doubt and coach Ramunas Butautas used all 12 players of his team.
Jonas Maciulis: "We didn't play at our best, we could have done much better. China had an effective Zone defence. At least we played better in the second half"
USA - Slovenia 82-79 (Withers 15, Roberts 14+5r, Ray 12 - Zagorac 15+8r, Venta 10+5r)
USA H.Coach Phil Martelli: "In any level that basketball is played, professional or college level, not always who plays better is who wins. Today, that has happened. Slovenia had a very good performance; we did not expect a tied game like this one. His good production it will be seen in the tournament."


PARTICIPATING TEAMS' ROSTERS
ARGENTINA


Weigand


Sandes


Alloatti
4 Alejandro Alloatti (203-F/C-84) of Forum Valladolid (ESP)
5 Juan Manuel Rivero (192-G-85)
6 Leonel Schattmann (194-G-87) of Climamio Bologna (ITA)
7 Matias Sandes (201-F/G-84) of Boca Juniors Capital Feder
8 Bruno Oprandi (190-G-85) of Central Entrerriano Gualeguaychu
9 Juan Pablo Figueroa (184-G-86)
10 Jonathan Treise (186-G-85) of Deportivo Conarpesa P.Madryn
11 Fabricio Vay (205-F-86) of Pamesa Castellon (ESP)
12 Diego Brezzo (207-F/C-84) of Atenas Cordoba
13 Juan Manuel Torres (206-C-84) of CB Gandia (ESP)
14 Axel Weigand (202-C-85) of Etosa Alicante (ESP)
15 Leonardo Mainoldi (205-C-85) of Pamesa Castellon (ESP)
Head Coach: Gonzalo Garcia of Libertad Sunchales

AUSTRALIA



Newley


Bruce


Markovic


Janev


Allen
4 Nathan Jawai (207-C-86) of Australian Institute Sport
5 Adam Gibson (186-G-86) of Brisbane Bullets
6 Brad Hill (195-G/F-86) of Australian Institute Sport
7 Steven Markovic (190-G-85) of West Sydney Razorbacks
8 Blagoj Janev (203-F-84) of New Hampshire (USA)
9 Aaron Bruce (191-G-84) of Baylor University (USA)
10 Ben Allen (208-C/F-86) of Australian Institute Sport
11 Aleksandar Maric (210-C-84) of University of Nebraska (USA)
12 Sam Harris (221-C-84) of Old Dominion University (USA)
13 Brad Newley (198-G-85) of Townsville Crocodiles
15 Rhys Carter (190-G-84) of Frankston Blues
Head Coach: Guy Molloy of Cairns Taipans
CANADA



Kendall



Blackwood



Kou



Costain



Doornekamp

CHINA


Zhang


Meng


Chen


Men


Yi
4 Zhang Qing Peng (188-G-85) of Liaoning Panpan Hunters
5 Luo Zhi (190-G-87) of Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones
6 Sun Jie (192-G-87) of Shangdong Jinsidun Lions
7 Wang Zhong Kwang (193-G-87) of Bayi Army Rockets
8 Men Wei (191-G-87) of Shougang Beijing Ducks
9 Mu La Ti (196-F-85) of Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers
10 Meng Da (197-F/G-84) of Jiangsu Nangang Dragons Nanjing
11 Wang Yong (202-F-86) of Shanghai Dongfang Sharks
12 Yi Li (204-F/G-87) of Jiangsu Nangang Dragons Nanjing
13 Chen Da Wei (203-F-85) of Guandong Southern Tigers
14 Hu Ke (209-F/C-86) of Bayi Army Rockets
15 Gu Li Ye (208-C/F-86) of Liaoning Panpan Hunters
Head Coach: Min Lulei of Shougang Beijing Ducks
GREECE



Xanthopoulos



Vasiliadis



Mavrokefalidis



Vasilopoulos



Sourlis

4 Giorgos Sourlis (190-G-85) of AEK Athens
*5 Vasilis Xanthopoulos (188-G-84) of Panathinaikos Athens
6 Evangelos Morfis (192-G-85) of Panellinios Athens
*7 Costas Vasiliadis (200-G/F-84) of Unicaja Malaga (ESP)
*8 Giorgios Apostolidis (197-G-84)
9 Nikos Angelopoulos (204-F-84) of Panionios Athens
10 Themis Koupidis (192-G-84) of Near East
11 Panagiotis Karavanas (210-C/F-84) of Aris Thessaloniki
*12 Loukas Mavrokefalidis (210-C-84) of PAOK Thessaloniki
*13 Panagotis Vasilopoulos (202-F-84) of PAOK Thessaloniki
?14 Vassilis Zevkilis (204-F/G-84) of Ilysiakos Athens
15 Ian Vougioukas (209-C-85) of Ilysiakos Athens
Head Coach: Manos Manouselis of Panellinios
ISRAEL


Nir


Halperin


Eliyahu


Kazarnovski


Limonade
4 Jonatan Nir (203-F-86) of Hapoel Jerusalem
6 Abraham Ben-Chimol (195-G-85) of Hapoel Galil Elyon
7 Lior Lifshits (180-G-84) of Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion
8 Igor Simin (196-G-84) of Hapoel Tel-Aviv
9 Yotam Halperin (194-G-84) of Maccabi Elite Tel-Aviv
10 Erez Kohansky (195-F-84) of Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion
11 Ilon Zaguri (199-F-84) of Maccabi Petah Tikva
12 Raviv Limonade (190-G-84) of Hapoel Jerusalem
13 Lior Eliyahu (204-F-85) of Hapoel Galil Elyon
14 Anton Kazarnovski (205-F/C-85) of Hapoel Galil Elyon
15 Vladimir Yiermish (202-F-84) of Haifa/Nesher BC
Head Coach: Ari Shivek of RB Daewoo Antwerpen (BEL)
LITHUANIA


Babrauskas


Maciulis


Jankunas


Seibutis


Jomantas
4 Gediminas Navickas (180-G-84) of Panevezys Aukstaitija
5 Steponas Babrauskas (197-G-84) of Sakalai Vilnius
6 Jonas Maciulis (199-G/F-85) of Nevezis Kedainiai
7 Arturas Jomantas (202-G/F-85) of BC Siauliai
8 Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) of Olympiakos Pireus (GRE)
9 Marius Prekevicius (197-F-84) of University of South Florida (USA)
10 Vaidotas Pridotkas (202-F-84) of Neptunas Klaipeda
11 Antanas Kavaliauskas (210-C-84) of Barton County CC (USA)
12 Michailas Anisimovas (216-C-84) of BC Siauliai
13 Paulius Jankunas (203-F-84) of B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas
14 Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) of BC Boncourt (SUI)
15 Darius Silinskis (217-C-84) of Nevezis Kedainiai
Head Coach: Ramunas Butautas of BC Siauliai
NIGERIA
4 Ejike Ugboaja (202-F-85) of Yelwa Hawks Bauchi
5 Emmanuel Negede (200-F) of High School USA (USA)
6 Solo Alao (193-G) of Yelwa Hawks Bauchi
7 Usman Abubakar (194-G-86) of Niger Potters Minna
8 Adesola Alayande (178-G-84) of Union Bank Lagos
9 Uchechukwu Echefu (205-C-86) of Florida State (USA)
10 Buhari Mohammed (191-G-86) of Ebun Comets Akune
11 Olatunji Soroye (211-C-84) of The University of Virginia (USA)
12 Dinma Odiakosa (208-C/F-85) of Delta Force Asaba
13 Stanley Gumut (197-F-86) of Yelwa Hawks Bauchi
15 Lawrence Nwevo (208-C-85)
Head Coach: Sanni Ahmed
PUERTO RICO


Ramos


Barea


Verdejo


Lopez


Galindo
4 Peter John Ramos (220-C-85) of Washington Wizards (USA)
5 Jose Juan Barea (182-G-84) of Northeastern University (USA)
6 Jesus Verdejo (193-F/G-85) of University of Arizona (USA)
7 Sadell Ayala (193-G-85) of Gigantes de Carolina
8 Luis Brignoni (178-G-84) of UPR-Bayamon
9 Samuel Rosas (176-G-85)
10 Ivan Lopez (208-C-85) of Gallitos de Isabela
11 Alexander Galindo (200-G/F-86) of Florida International (USA)
12 Angel Vassallo (200-F-86) of High School USA (USA)
13 Angel Rosa (205-F/C-84) of Leones de Ponce
14 Ricky Sanchez (210-C-87) of High School USA (USA)
15 Gabriel Colon (201-G/F-84) of Leones de Ponce
Head Coach: Carlos Calcano
SLOVENIA


Fon


Zagorac


Lorbek


Rizvic


Urbanc
5 Aljaz Urbanc (198-F-84) of Postojnska jama Postojna
6 Ziga Zagorc (188-G-84) of Zagorje Banka Zasavje
7 Blaz Cresnar (213-C-86)
8 Miha Fon (195-G-84) of KK Zagreb (CRO)
9 Matej Venta (189-G-84) of Krka Telekom Novo Mesto
11 Saso Zagorac (206-F/C-84) of Rogla Atras Zrece
12 Mensud Julevic (201-F/C-85) of Triglav Kranj
13 Domen Lorbek (196-G/F-85) of Helios Domzale
14 Hasan Rizvic (210-C-84) of Union Olimpija Ljubljana
15 Stanko Sebic (204-F/C-84) of Krka Telekom Novo Mesto
Head Coach: Ante Perica of Pivovarna Lasko
USA



Ray



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Withers
4 Justin Gray (188-G-84) of Wake Forest University
5 Allan Ray (188-G-84) of Villanova University
6 Rajon Rondo (186-G-86) of University of Kentucky
7 Maurice Collins (197-G-84) of Temple University
8 J.J. Redick (193-G-84) of Duke University
9 Marcus Williams (191-G-85) of University of Connecticut
10 Rudy Gay (206-F/G-86) of University of Connecticut
11 Terrence Roberts (206-F-84) of Syracuse University
12 Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of University of Nevada-Reno
13 Curtis Withers (203-F-84) of North Carolina - Charlotte
14 Taj Gray (206-F-84) of The University of Oklahoma
15 Glen Davis (208-F-86) of Louisiana State University
Head Coach: Phil Martelli of St.Joseph's