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July 2019
Team Germany
21/07/2019
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Tournament tracker: Germany climb the podium, Italy dodge the bullet to stay in Division A

TEL AVIV (Israel) - For the entire duration of the FIBA U20 European Championship 2019, our Tournament Tracker will make sure you don't miss all they key moments.

We will highlight the special performers, key numbers and news stories from Game Day 1 until the medals are handed out.

Finals

Headlines Israel win their second straight U20 title, becoming only the second team to defend the title (Serbia 2007, 2008) by defeating Spain in the Final;
Germany take down France to claim third spot;
Italy dodge a bullet, defeat Poland 86-63 to win the last spot which secures safety in Division A
Feature Read all about the Final, and Israel's success in front of the packed Shlomo Group Arena;
Find out who finished in the All-Star Five of the tournament
Star Performers Armands Berkis (LAT) - 21 points
Darko Bajo (CRO) - 28 points, 10 rebounds

Gabriele Stefanini (ITA) - 20 points, 6 assists
Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 29 points, 18 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks

Miha Skedelj (SLO) - 21 points, 8 rebounds
Andrii Voinalovych (UKR) - 22 points, 14 rebounds

Dimitris Moraitis (GRE) - 25 points, 8 assists, 7 steals
Issuf Sanon (UKR) - 21 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 5 steals

Yohan Choupas (FRA) - 22 points, 5 assists
Philipp Herkenhoff (GER) - 20 points, 8 rebounds

Deni Avdija (ISR) - 23 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks
Yam Madar (ISR) - 17 points, 8 assists

Carlos Alocen (ESP) - 10 points, 11 assists, 5 steals
Daily  Highs Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 29 points

Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 18 rebounds

Carlos Alocen (ESP) - 11 assists

Dimitris Moraitis (GRE) - 7 steals

Deni Avdija (ISR) - 3 blocks
Samuel Reynolds-Keita (GBR) - 3 blocks
Adrian Bogucki (POL) - 3 blocks

Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 38 efficiency

 

Semi-Finals and Classification Games 9-16

Headlines Spain back in the Final after three years; Israel back in the Final for the third straight year;
Italy deliver an 86-63 blow to Serbia, sending the Balkan nation to Division B for the first time in all youth competitions; Latvia also out; Italy v Poland in the battle for 13th and safety;
Georgios Kalaitzakis makes it back-to-back triple-doubles for Greece
Feature Deni Avdija is different, read all about it here;
Watch the highlights from the two Semi-Finals here
Star Performers Darko Bajo (CRO) - 24 points, 10 rebounds
Arnas Velicka (LTU) - 15 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds
Lukasz Kolenda (POL) - 20 points, 6 assists

Muhaymin Mustafa (TUR) - 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
Jacob Round (GBR) - 30 points, 8-of-11 three-pointers
Gabriele Stefanini (ITA) - 27 points, 5 assists

Alessandro Pajola (ITA)
- 19 points, 4 steals
Carlos Alocen (ESP) - 18 points, 3 steals
Sergi Martinez (ESP) - 18 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks

Issuf Sanon (UKR)
- 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks
Georgios Kalaitzakis (GRE) - 23 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, 3 steals
Dimitris Moraitis (GRE) - 12 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 4 steals

Deni Avdija (ISR)
- 26 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 blocks
Eidan Alber (ISR) - 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Daily  Highs Jacob Round (GBR) - 30 points

Sergi Martinez (ESP) - 13 rebounds

Georgios Kalaitzakis (GRE) - 11 assists

Deni Avdija (ISR) - 5 steals

Deni Avdija (ISR) - 3 blocks
Francis Lacis (LAT) - 3 blocks

Georgios Kalaitzakis (GRE) - 36 efficiency

 

Quarter-Finals and Classification Games 9-16

Headlines Israel v France; Spain v Germany in the Semi-Finals;
Dimitris Moraitis pulls off a triple-double to save Greece, sends Serbia to the relegation zone;
Serbia to play Italy - loser drops to Division B!;
Marko Simonovic explodes to save Montenegro, sends Latvia to the relegation zone;
Latvia to play Poland - loser drops to Division B!
Feature Best highlight video you'll see: Avdija, Martinez, Herkenhoff and Affo Mama with dunks, blocks, assists, three-pointers, steals and everything else!
Star Performers Dylan Affo Mama (FRA) - 17 points, 4 steals
Ludovic Beyhurst (FRA) - 14 points, 4 assists

Issuf Sanon (UKR) - 25 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
Andrii Voinalovych (UKR) - 24 points, 7 rebounds

Lukasz Kolenda (POL)
- 24 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block
Adrian Bogucki (POL) - 21 points, 14 rebounds, 3 blocks

Philipp Herkenhoff (GER)
- 22 points, 8 rebounds
Marko Pecarski (SRB) - 26 points, 15 rebounds

Dimitris Moraitis (GRE)
- 23 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, 6 steals
Josep Busquets (ESP) - 19 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Sergi Martinez (ESP)
- 21 points, 9 rebounds
Alessandro Pajola (ITA) - 12 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals

David Kralj (SLO)
- 21 points, 12 rebounds
Deni Avdija (ISR) - 16 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks, 3 steals

Lukas Uleckas (LTU)
- 23 points, 7 rebounds
Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 34 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks
Daily  Highs Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 34 points

Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 15 rebounds
Armands Berkis (LAT) - 15 rebounds
Andriy Grytsak (UKR) - 15 rebounds
Marko Pecarski (SRB) - 15 rebounds

Dimitris Moraitis (GRE) - 11 assists

Dimitris Moraitis (GRE) - 6 steals

Deni Avdija (ISR) - 4 blocks

Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 48 efficiency

 

Round of 16

Headlines Serbia, Greece drop to relegation battles after defeats to Great Britain, Germany, respectively;
Israel and Lithuania set up a massive game in the Quarter-Finals;
Onuralp Bitim hits the biggest shot of the day to defeat Italy;
Spain on cruise control against Slovenia; France and Croatia with ease against Ukraine, Poland
Feature  Hosana Kitenge is your new favorite player, you just don't know it yet
Star Performers Yam Madar (ISR) - 18 points, 7 assists, 0 turnovers
Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 15 points, 16 rebounds
Antonio Jordano (CRO) - 21 points
Toni Nakic (CRO) - 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
Lukasz Kolenda (POL) - 24 points, 4 steals
Nils Hassfurther (GER) - 21 points, 6-of-8 three-pointers
Philipp Herkenhoff (GER) -15 points, 11 rebounds
Marko Pecarski (SRB) - 23 points, 11 rebounds
Onuralp Bitim (TUR) - 25 points, 7 rebounds
Sehmus Hazer (TUR) - 19 points, 3 steals
Arnas Velicka (LTU) - 21 points, 5 assists
Daily  Highs Onuralp Bitim (TUR) - 25 points

Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 16 rebounds

Jacob Round (GB) - 7 assists
Yam Madar (ISR) - 7 assists
Yair Kravits (ISR) - 7 assists

Lukasz Kolenda (POL) - 4 steals
Joshua Obiesie (GER) - 4 steals

Andrii Voinalovych (UKR) - 4 blocks

Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 26 efficiency

 

 

Game Day 3

Headlines France, Serbia, Lithuania and Spain win groups;
Lithuania rise to first, send Greece to second, Poland to third and Slovenia to fourth ON ONE SINGLE SHOT;
Point guards Velicka, Mader, Beyhurst star in their teams' wins;
Pecarski destorys Italy with 25 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, day-high efficiency 34
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Also, pairings are now set for the Round of 16
Star Performers Igor Drobnjak (MNE) - 22 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 16 points, 16 rebounds
Toni Nakic (CRO) - 21 points, 3-of-6 from three-point land
Vitalijus Kozys (LTU) - 18 points, 13 rebounds
Arnas Velicka (LTU) - 14 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds
Two Kalaitzakises (GRE) - 44 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks
Lukasz Kolenda (POL) - 24 points
Marko Pecarski (SRB) - 25 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals
Gabriele Stefanini (ITA) - 27 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists
Sehmus Hazer (TUR) - 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
Daily  Highs Gabriele Stefanini (ITA) - 27 points

Marko Simonovic (MNE) - 16 rebounds

Arnas Velicka (LTU) - 9 assists
Yam Mader (ISR) - 9 assists
Ludovic Beyhurst (FRA) - 9 assists

Mert Akay (TUR) - 5 steals

Andriy Grytsak (UKR) - 5 blocks

Marko Pecarski (SRB) - 34 efficiency

 

Game Day 2 

Headlines Hosts enjoy big games from Avdija, Mader to take down Italy in front of sell out crowd;
Sanon shines for Ukraine against Serbia, Klavzar and Slovenia stun Lithuania;
Turkey, France, Spain and Greece remain the only unbeaten teams
Feature Read the unreal story of Issuf Sanon's travel from the NBA Summer League to Tel Aviv
Star Performers Onuralp Bitim (TUR) - 29 points, 12-of-16 shooting, 4-of-6 from deep
Nejc Klavzar (SLO) - 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Arnas Velicka (LTU) - 26 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals
Issuf Sanon (UKR) - 30 points, 11-of-19 shooting, 6 rebounds, 5 steals
Dylan Affo Mama (FRA) - 22 points, 10-of-11 shooting in 20 minutes
Carlos Alocen (ESP) - 13 points, 5-of-7 shooting, 7 assists, 0 turnovers in 19 minutes
Yam Madar (ISR) - 20 points, 8-of-12 shooting, 8 assists, 2 blocks
Deni Avdija (ISR) - 17 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Guglielmo Caruso (ITA) - 20 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals, 3 assists
Dimitris Moraitis (GRE) - 19 points, 5-of-7 shooting, 8 rebounds
Georgios Kalaitzakis (GRE) - 19 points, 5-of-9 shooting, +33
Daily  Highs Issuf Sanon (UKR) - 30 points

Stefan Momirov (SRB) - 11 rebounds
Guglielmo Caruso (ITA) - 11 rebounds

Yam Madar (ISR) - 8 assists

Issuf Sanon (UKR) - 5 steals
Rodrigo Bumeisters (LAT) - 5 steals
Ioannis Nikolaidis (GRE) - 5 steals

Andriy Grytsak (UKR) - 3 blocks
Guglielmo Caruso (ITA) - 3 blocks
Michele Ebeling (ITA) - 3 blocks
Miguel Gonzalez (ESP) - 3 blocks

Guglielmo Caruso (ITA) - 32 efficiency

 

Game Day 1

Headlines France pull of a 27-point swing against Montenegro, erasing a 17-point deficit to win by 10;
Serbian sharp-shooters quiet down the packed Shlomo Group Arena;
Dominant displays all around Tel Aviv - no single-digit games!
Star Performers Philipp Herkenhoff (GER) - 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists in W over Latvia
Georgios Kalaitzakis (GRE) - 21 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists in W over Slovenia
Dimitris Moraitis (GRE) - 17 points, 9 assists, 2 steals in W over Slovenia
Ragip Atar (TUR) - 20 points, 9 rebounds, +15 in W over Great Britain
Mert Akay (TUR) - 14 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals, 3 assists, eff. 23 in W over GB
Carlos Alocen (ESP) - 12 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds in W over Croatia
Ivan Fevrier (FRA) - 31 points, 10-of-16 shooting, 9 rebounds, eff. 32 in W over MNE
Lukas Uleckas (LTU) - 25 points, 7-of-11 three-pointers, +33 in W over Poland
Arnas Velicka (LTU) - 17 points, 11 assists in W over Poland
Stefan Momirov (SRB) - 7 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals in W over Israel
Ranko Simovic (SRB) - 18 points, 9 rebounds, +25 in W over Israel
Yam Madar (ISR) - 24 points, 9 assists in L to Serbia
Guglielmo Caruso (ITA) - 17 points, 11 rebounds in W over Ukraine
Daily  Highs Ivan Fevrier (FRA) - 31 points
Stefan Momirov (SRB) - 13 rebounds
Arnas Velicka (LTU) - 11 assists
Mert Akay (TUR) - 6 steals
Andriy Grytsak (UKR) - 3 blocks
Ivan Fevrier (FRA) - 32 efficiency


Pre-tournament

Features Go through all the rosters to see who is in for the FIBA U20 European Championship 2019 in Tel Aviv;
Learn who are the five players to watch and a handful of others who should be in your notebook by now;
Explore the all-time records of Tamir Blatt, Vlado Ilievski and others in the FIBA U20 European Championship, and the FIBA European Championship for Young Men, as it was called in 2000, 2002 and 2004.


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