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All you need to know: FIBA U18 European Championship 2023, Division B

MATOSINHOS (Portugal) - The FIBA U18 European Championship Division B is one of 16 youth events that will take place across the summer of 2023.

The tournament will take place in Matosinhos, Portugal from July 21-30, 2023.

Who is participating?

A total of 22 teams will compete for the title in Division B. They have been split into four groups with two groups of six and two groups of five. The Group Phase is as follows:

Group A: North Macedonia, Austria, Iceland, Great Britain, Norway
Group B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary, Montenegro, Slovakia, Albania
Group C: Estonia, Romania, Ukraine, Netherlands, Ireland, Kosovo
Group D: Portugal, Bulgaria, Belgium, Latvia, Switzerland

What is the schedule?

The Group Phase will take place across the first six days of the tournament with a rest day on July 24 and July 27. Classification games will begin on July 28, as well as the Quarter-Finals. The competition will continue in the form of the bracket with the Quarter-Finals, until the Final on July 30, with the Classification games also determining each of the 22 positions.

Check out the full schedule here.

Who were the winners in 2022?

Sweden were crowned champs last year after taking down Denmark 79-66 in the Final in Ploiesti, Romania. Elliot Cadeau went off for 36 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the victory, while Tobias Jensen led Denmark in defeat with 22 points and 9 rebounds.


The trio of medalists listed above were promoted to Division A, so the relegated teams of North Macedonia, Great Britain and Montenegro will take their place this year.

Former MVPs

Elliot Cadeau took home MVP honors after averaging 21.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.2 steals per game and went on to debut with the senior national team during the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers.

The previous five winners are as follows:

2022: Elliot Cadeau (SWE)
2019: Noam Dovrat (ISR)
2018: Nathan Kuta (NED)
2017: Luka Samanic (CRO)
2016: Ognjen Carapic (MNE)

Roll of honor

Sweden captured their third gold medal at the event, the most in the history of the competition, after breaking a tie with Montenegro. Poland still currently have the most overall medals with five.

Position Team 🥇 🥈 🥉 Total
1. Sweden 3 1 0 4
2. Montenegro 2 0 2 4
3. Czech Republic 1 2 1 4

The full list of medalists can be found here.

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.

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 Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Don't forget to check out the action from the FIBA U18 European Championship 2023, Division A and FIBA U18 European Championship 2023, Division C tournaments.