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July 2023
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All you need to know: FIBA U20 European Championship 2023

HERAKLION (Greece) - The FIBA U20 European Championship is one of 16 youth events that will take place across the summer of 2023.

The tournament will take place in Heraklion, Greece from July 8-16, 2023.

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 is as follows:

Group A: Belgium, Israel, Turkey, Italy
Group B: Estonia, Spain, Montenegro, Serbia
Group C: Poland, Lithuania, Croatia, Greece
Group D: Iceland, France, Germany, Slovenia

What is the schedule?

The Group Phase will take place across the opening three days of the tournament before a rest day on July 11, with teams 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 July 16 with Classification Games also determining each of the 16 positions.

Check out the full schedule here.

Who were the winners in 2022?

Spain came through the 2022 tournament with flying colors, finishing 7-0 with the gold medal after defeating Lithuania in the Final in Podgorica, Montenegro. Ruben Dominguez provided a spark off the bench with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field in 19 minutes, while Mantas Rubstavicius led Lithuania in defeat with 15 points.


Portugal, Czech Republic and Ukraine were the three teams relegated to Division B, so Serbia, Iceland and Estonia will be taking their spots in this year's edition.

Former MVPs

Nunez was awarded with MVP honors after averaging 11.6 points, 4.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. He also shot 50.7 percent from the field and went on to debut with the senior national team.

The previous five winners of the tournament's MVP are as follows:

2022: Juan Nunez (ESP)
2019: Deni Avdija (ISR)
2018: Yovel Zoosman (ISR)
2017: Vasileios Charalampopoulos (GRE)
2016: Marc Garcia (ESP)

Roll of honor

Spain claimed their third title in competition history last year, becoming the third country to lift the trophy for a third time along with Serbia and Greece. Serbia are the most successful side in terms of gold medals with four, while Spain have the most total medals at the event at 14.

Position Team 🥇 🥈 🥉 Total
1. Serbia 4 0 2 6
2. Spain 3 5 6 14
3. Greece 3 1 0 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 also check out the action from the FIBA U20 European Championship 2023, Division B tournament.