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    All you need to know: FIBA U18 EuroBasket 2024

    TAMPERE (Finland) - This summer's FIBA U18 EuroBasket brings together the top nations at this age group all fighting for the ultimate prize of being continental champions.

    TAMPERE (Finland) - This summer's FIBA U18 EuroBasket brings together the top nations at this age group all fighting for the ultimate prize of being continental champions.

    This year's edition will take place in Tampere, Finland from July 27-August 4 - one of the host cities of FIBA EuroBasket 2025.

    Who is participating?

    A total of 16 teams will compete for the title in Division A. They have been split into four groups of four for the Group Phase as follows:

    Group A: Belgium, Germany, Turkiye, Croatia, 
    Group B: Denmark, Greece, France, Sweden
    Group C: Latvia, Italy, Serbia, Israel
    Group D: Finland, Slovenia, Spain, Lithuania

    What is the schedule?

    The Group Phase will take place across the opening three days of the tournament with a rest day on July 30, as teams will be seeded for the Round of 16 stage based on their group position. The competition will continue in the form of the bracket until the Final on August 4 with Classification games also determining each of the 16 positions.

    Serbia cannot be relegated as hosts of the 2025 edition, so if they finish between 14th-16th, then only the top two teams from Division B will earn promotion.

    Check out the full schedule here.

    Who were the winners in 2023?

    Hosts Serbia denied Spain a hat-trick of U18 European titles by downing them 81-71 in Nis. Nikola Topic top scored the winners with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting and added 8 assists, while Mitar Bosnjakovic chipped in with 21 points and 7 rebounds to cap off a perfect tournament, which saw them win their first trophy since 2018.

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    Latvia and Belgium were promoted from Division B for this year's tournament, while Czechia and Poland were the two relegated sides from last summer and will head to Division B. Despite finishing in the relegation places, Finland maintained their Division A status as they are this year's hosts.

    Former MVPs

    Nikola Topic was outstanding throughout the tournament, deservedly claiming the MVP award, averaging 15.3 points, 5.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game showcasing his capabilities at both ends of the floor.

    The previous five MVP recipients all come from Spain and Serbia, and they include:

    2023: Nikola Topic (SRB)
    2022:
     Izan Almansa (ESP)
    2019: Santiago Aldama (ESP)
    2018: Marko Pecarski (SRB)
    2017: Nikola Miskovic (SRB)

    Roll of honor

    Serbia's triumph shoots them to second on the all-time list ahead of Spain and two behind the old Soviet Union in terms of titles. Spain still hold the most amount of medals in total with 14.

    Position Team 🥇 🥈 🥉 Total
    1. Soviet Union 8 3 1 12
    2. Serbia 6 2 2 10
    3. Spain 5 4 5 14

    How to watch?

    All the action will be available to watch live on the FIBA YouTube channel - and can also be accessed via the respective game pages on the website.

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    Want more action?

    The best way to keep up to date for all of the action is via the official tournament website as well as following NextGenHoops across social media - on X, Instagram and Facebook.

    Don't forget to check out the action from the FIBA U18 EuroBasket, Division B and FIBA U18 EuroBasket, Division C tournament.

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