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christodoulou76
08-02-2014, 10:39 AM
The tournament (http://u16men.fibaeurope.com/en/default.asp) takes place in Riga, Latvia between Aug 20-30. It features the usual suspects - Serbia, Croatia, Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Russia - as well as the following teams: Latvia, Bosnia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Ukraine.

Prep Result: Italy-Greece 57-52 (Lountzis 19 pts) in Anagni, Italy. Tomorrow, Greece faces Turkey.

carlo
08-02-2014, 11:35 AM
The tournament (http://u16men.fibaeurope.com/en/default.asp) takes place in Riga, Latvia between Aug 20-30. It features the usual suspects - Serbia, Croatia, Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Russia - as well as the following teams: Latvia, Bosnia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Ukraine.

Prep Result: Italy-Greece 57-52 (Lountzis 19 pts) in Anagni, Italy. Tomorrow, Greece faces Turkey.

Italy high scorers in the game with Greece: Michele Antelli and Tommaso Oxilia, 14 pts.

Other recent friendlies:

France lost to Montenegro (Div B) 62-56 and then won 61-50 (no box scores)
Turkey lost to Russia 61-52 (Maksim Barashkov 17 pts, Daniil Trostin 10 - Oguzhan Varol 14)


Fresh update friendlies:

Lithuania-Denmark 88-49 (for LTU: Rokas Gadiliauskas 14 pts, 10 reb and 5 bs, Eimantas Stankevicius 13)

Lithuania-Denmark 94-54 (LTU: Arnoldas Kulboka 20 pts, Stankevicius 16)

Germany-Israel (Div ??) 72-53 (for GER: Isaiah Hartenstein 17, Kostja Mushidi 10)

Italian Pride
08-02-2014, 12:56 PM
on the paper what will be the best teams?italy can be a medal contender with oxilia,moretti and bucarelli?

christodoulou76
08-02-2014, 01:39 PM
on the paper what will be the best teams?italy can be a medal contender with oxilia,moretti and bucarelli?

I have no idea tbh. We could try using Eurohopes (http://www.eurohopes.com/rankings/1998) since that method predicted the top 4 quite well in the U18 although it will probably be less predictive in the U16.


Serbia: Gilsic (2), Simanic (3), Aranitovic (7), Radanov (9), Nesic (32)
Croatia: Proleta (10), Barisic (14), Colak (18), Kotrulja (22), Lazic (30)
Germany: Hartenstein (4), Fraudenberg (11), Sanders (13)
Lithuania: Sedekerskis (1), Kulbolka (28)
Spain: Moreno (6), Esteban (8)
Greece: Christidis (26), Lountzis (33), Skoufis (46)
Italy: Badochi (23), Moretti (34), Bucarelli (48)
Turkey: Yurtseven (5), Tunc (45), Engin (49)
Poland: Pietras (16), Rutkowski (29)
Latvia: Strautins (20), Zoriks (42)
Bosnia: Gegic (19)
France: Tchouaffe (36)
Russia: Lopatin (41)

Some players on the Eurohopes list (Vila, Kurucs, Embo, Antunovic, etc.) are not listed in the team rosters on the U16 FIBA site (http://u16men.fibaeurope.com/en/cid_z8jOMILgHCsbXTL1wG4sq0.pageID_i2tp0fHvIzUedja8 MaA3n2.compID_YUjW-7-FJ,kK9s431Lyr41.season_2014.html) so I have not included them.

carlo
08-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Eurohopes rankings are OK, even if not fully convincing, but probably that's what is available for Europe.

It looks like Serbia and Croatia should be (as usual) at the top in terms of talents, but I would wait for some pre-tournament friendlies to better assess the whole field.

Lithuania romped over Denmark in two exhibition games, but with all respect for DEN it was probably too easy. In few days (Aug 5-7) Lithuania will meet Latvia, Russia and Estonia at the Baltic cup and this will put some more light on nordic forces.

Serbia is hosting France for a 3-game series this weekend, but I don't know the results so far.

Spain will host France, Greece and Turkey from Aug 9-11.

Italy is also puzzling, since two of its best players (Moretti and Bucarelli) should be engaged at the U17 WC that ends just 4 days before the U16 Euro starts. If both can safely join the current U16 contingent, I think Italy could become one of the favorites.

christodoulou76
08-02-2014, 08:01 PM
Greece-Turkey 67-59 in Anagni tournament. Christidis (16), Lountzis (10), Moraitis (10), Tataris (10) were the top scorers for Greece.

roloj
08-02-2014, 10:09 PM
Greece-Turkey 67-59 in Anagni tournament. Christidis (16), Lountzis (10), Moraitis (10), Tataris (10) were the top scorers for Greece.
Here you can see the stats of the game:
https://twitter.com/paolodepersis/status/495635954208878593/photo/1

carlo
08-03-2014, 07:02 AM
Serbia-France 71-67 in game1 of their meet in Vrsac.

Borisa Simanic 28 pts, Aleksa Radanov 14 - Bathiste Tchouaffe 15 pts.

Box score (http://www.kss.rs/Vesti/Avgust%20slike%202014/Srbija%20U16%20-%20Francuska%20U16.pdf)

In Anagni, Italy-Poland 87-82 after 1OT. Lorenzo Penna (PG, 1998, 177 cm) 18 pts, Oxilia 17, Antelli 13.

carlo
08-04-2014, 06:22 AM
In Anagni, Greece won over Poland 81-58 (Christidis 14, Moraitis 13, Skoufis 10) and Turkey beat Italy 77-71.

Greece takes the tournament preceeding Italy, Turkey ans Poland.

carlo
08-04-2014, 11:57 AM
Serbia narrowly wins also game2 with France, 65-63.

For Serbia: Bojan Nesic 15pts, Novak Music 14, Nemanja Dincic 10.
For France: Yves Pons 13, Jules Rambaut 12, Quentin Goulmy 12 (& 11 reb).

Box score (http://www.kss.rs/Vesti/Avgust%20slike%202014/Srbija%20U16-Francuska%20U16%20DRUGA%20UTAKMICA.pdf)

carlo
08-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Baltic cup is underway in Panevezys (LTU).

D1:
Latvia-Russia 76-47 (Rodions Kurucs 17, Roberts Blumbergs 14 - Kirill Popov 13, Nikita Vavilov 11)
Lithuania-Estonia 114-49 (Tadas Sedekerskis 25 pts + 10 reb, Arnoldas Kulboka 21, Rokas Gadiliauskas 16 - Kristian Kullamae 12)

D2:
Lithuania-Russia 83-54 (Sedekerskis 20, Gadiliauskas 13+12 reb, Tomas Verbinskis 10 - Daniil Trostin 13, Agasiy Tonoyan 10)
Latvia-Estonia 85-59 (Kristers Zoriks 14, Maksims Hudins & Nikolajs Zotovs 11 - Kullamae 14, Ron Arnar Pehka 12)

Latvia without G Arturs Strautins, one of its top players.

Dreamcatcher
08-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Baltic cup is underway in Panevezys (LTU).

D1:
Latvia-Russia 76-47 (Rodions Kurucs 17, Roberts Blumbergs 14 - Kirill Popov 13, Nikita Vavilov 11)
Lithuania-Estonia 114-49 (Tadas Sedekerskis 25 pts + 10 reb, Arnoldas Kulboka 21, Rokas Gadiliauskas 16 - Kristian Kullamae 12)

D2:
Lithuania-Russia 83-54 (Sedekerskis 20, Gadiliauskas 13+12 reb, Tomas Verbinskis 10 - Daniil Trostin 13, Agasiy Tonoyan 10)
Latvia-Estonia 85-59 (Kristers Zoriks 14, Maksims Hudins & Nikolajs Zotovs 11 - Kullamae 14, Ron Arnar Pehka 12)

Latvia without G Arturs Strautins, one of its top players.

Final game: Lithuania-Latvia: 70-63
Stats http://www.musukrepsinis.lt/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Lithuania-Latvia.pdf

carlo
08-08-2014, 10:25 AM
Final game: Lithuania-Latvia: 70-63
Stats http://www.musukrepsinis.lt/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Lithuania-Latvia.pdf

Gadiliauskas impressive double-double with 7/10 FG shooting.

For 3rd place, Russia easily beat Estonia 65-47 (Daniil Trostin 20).

christodoulou76
08-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Mods: please make this thread a sticky.

Spain Tournament, Aug 8-10
Participating Teams: Spain, France, Turkey, Greece

Aug 8:
France-Turkey
Spain-Greece

Aug. 9:
Greece-France
Spain-Turkey

Aug. 10:
Turkey-Greece
Spain-France

christodoulou76
08-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Spain-Greece 80-65 (Moreno 15, Martinez 14, Esteban 14; Lountzis 15, Christidis 12) It was a 1-pt game at the end of the 3Q but Spain pulled away in the 4th.

carlo
08-08-2014, 09:53 PM
Turkey-France 70-67 at the same Marin tournament (ESP).

carlo
08-09-2014, 09:33 AM
In Vrsac tournament, host Serbia narrowly defeated Sweden 64-61.

Box score (http://www.kss.rs/Vesti/Avgust%20slike%202014/U16%20Srbija%20-%20Svedska.pdf)

Sweden will play the Div B tournament.

In another game Germany routed Ukraine 92-56.

Srle
08-09-2014, 04:54 PM
It was 50:35 after third quarter . Our coach played a lot, younger boys born in 1999 in the 4th quarter so Sweden made it close at the end .

christodoulou76
08-09-2014, 07:58 PM
France-Greece 71-49 (Christidis 20) It is becoming clear that Greece is not a medal contender in the U16 Euro. Hope a couple of these players - Lountzis, Christidis - can join the talented 1997ers in the U18 Euro next year.

carlo
08-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Spain-Turkey 70-64 (S. Martinez 17, Esteban 14, Maura 10 - Yarol 20, Faruk 14).

Spain is 2-0, France & Turkey 1-1, Greece 0-2.

carlo
08-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Lopsided win of Serbia vs Ukraine 91-48 in Vrsac tournament.

Four Serbian players scored in double digits.

Box score (http://www.kss.rs/Vesti/Avgust%20slike%202014/Srbija%20U16%20-%20Ukrajina%20u16.pdf)

Germany defeated Sweden 76-68, behind 21 pts from Isaiah Hartenstein.

christodoulou76
08-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Greece demolished by Turkey 79-56 (Tataris 12, Lountzis 11)

gockun
08-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Greece demolished by Turkey 79-56 (Tataris 12, Lountzis 11)

Any link to boxscore?

carlo
08-10-2014, 07:05 PM
Serbia-Germany 82-72 in Vrsac, Nemanja Dincic 21 pts and 10 reb for the winners, Kostja Mushidi 22 pts for GER.

Box score (http://www.kss.rs/Vesti/Avgust%20slike%202014/U16%20Srbija%20-%20Nemacka.pdf)

For the 3rd place, Sweden beat Ukraine 58-53.

carlo
08-11-2014, 06:21 AM
Spain wins the Marin tounrnament defeating France 81-71 in OT.

E. Vila 18 pts, Figueras 17, Esteban 11 - Tillie 17 and Diawara 16.

Final standing: 1. Spain 2. France 3. Turkey 4. Greece

pohani komarac
08-12-2014, 03:54 PM
What to say abot this Croatian team?

First this time our federation outdone themself. Nepotism reached whole new level. At momen member of team is Ante Martinec, kid who could not crack in rotation of Cibona u-16 team wich finished 7th in Croatia. This is his stats from semifinal tournament

http://www.sportingpulse.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=198092933&client=1-9642-139390-306458-20679153

now this son of "VIP" is member of our U-16 nt
...........................................

anway hard to tell what to expect besids run and gun basketball since we are coached by Stipe Bralic, former women NT coach. Haven't watch to much of this players, but from what I saw I can't say I expect great things.. Big problem is two players who were suposed to be leaders of generation Vuk Lazic (PG 185 Zagreb) and Mateo Colak (PF 205 Siroki) missed almost entire season because injurys. At moment team leaders are Mate Kalajzic (PG 188 Split) and Lovro Buljevic (PF/C 208 Cibona). The yare looking as nice prospects, but nothing spectacular. Luka Kotrulja (193 PG/SG/SF Split) is player to folow. He is very talented kid with great upside, but physicly still underdeveloped so not expected to do great staff right now. From others Karlo Uljarevic (SG 188 Osijek) is intresting undersized scorer, but questionable upside. Kresimir Ljubicic (C 207 Rudes) is also has some potential.

To me unknown Leo Cizmic (201 SF Cajasol) is enigma as I didn't watch him. But Cajasol alredy gave him 8 year contract so I guess he could be intresting. Cajasol and Aito are doing great job fiding and developing young prospects

pohani komarac
08-12-2014, 04:18 PM
What to say abot this Croatian team?

First this time our federation outdone themself. Nepotism reached whole new level. At momen member of team is Ante Martinec, kid who could not crack in rotation of Cibona u-16 team wich finished 7th in Croatia. This is his stats from semifinal tournament

http://www.sportingpulse.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=198092933&client=1-9642-139390-306458-20679153

now this son of "VIP" is member of our U-16 nt
...........................................

anway hard to tell what to expect besids run and gun basketball since we are coached by Stipe Bralic, former women NT coach. Haven't watch to much of this players, but from what I saw I can't say I expect great things.. Big problem is two players who were suposed to be leaders of generation Vuk Lazic (PG 185 Zagreb) and Mateo Colak (PF 205 Siroki) missed almost entire season because injurys. At moment team leaders are Mate Kalajzic (PG 188 Split) and Lovro Buljevic (PF/C 208 Cibona). The yare looking as nice prospects, but nothing spectacular. Luka Kotrulja (193 PG/SG/SF Split) is player to folow. He is very talented kid with great upside, but physicly still underdeveloped so not expected to do great staff right now. From others Karlo Uljarevic (SG 188 Osijek) is intresting undersized scorer, but questionable upside. Kresimir Ljubicic (C 207 Rudes) is also has some potential.

To me unknown Leo Cizmic (201 SF Cajasol) is enigma as I didn't watch him. But Cajasol alredy gave him 8 year contract so I guess he could be intresting. Cajasol and Aito are doing great job fiding and developing young prospects

to add from 99. born kids Darko Bajo (203 SF/PF) is very intresting. another talented strech 4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rodKwoN9SuQ

carlo
08-12-2014, 07:38 PM
What to say abot this Croatian team?

First this time our federation outdone themself. Nepotism reached whole new level. At momen member of team is Ante Martinec, kid who could not crack in rotation of Cibona u-16 team wich finished 7th in Croatia. This is his stats from semifinal tournament

http://www.sportingpulse.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=198092933&client=1-9642-139390-306458-20679153



now this son of "VIP" is member of our U-16 nt
...........................................

anway hard to tell what to expect besids run and gun basketball since we are coached by Stipe Bralic, former women NT coach. Haven't watch to much of this players, but from what I saw I can't say I expect great things.. Big problem is two players who were suposed to be leaders of generation Vuk Lazic (PG 185 Zagreb) and Mateo Colak (PF 205 Siroki) missed almost entire season because injurys. At moment team leaders are Mate Kalajzic (PG 188 Split) and Lovro Buljevic (PF/C 208 Cibona). The yare looking as nice prospects, but nothing spectacular. Luka Kotrulja (193 PG/SG/SF Split) is player to folow. He is very talented kid with great upside, but physicly still underdeveloped so not expected to do great staff right now. From others Karlo Uljarevic (SG 188 Osijek) is intresting undersized scorer, but questionable upside. Kresimir Ljubicic (C 207 Rudes) is also has some potential.

To me unknown Leo Cizmic (201 SF Cajasol) is enigma as I didn't watch him. But Cajasol alredy gave him 8 year contract so I guess he could be intresting. Cajasol and Aito are doing great job fiding and developing young prospects


What about Domagoj Proleta and Luka Barisic ? They are highly ranked by Eurohopes. And 2.10 Kresimir Nikic of class 1999 ?

carlo
08-12-2014, 08:00 PM
France team:

Ludovic BEYHURST, 1999 - 167 cm
Elhadji Digue DIAWARA, 1998 - 201
Quentin GOULMY, 1998 - 203
Meven LE DOUARIN, 1998 - 190
Nathan MEPANDY, 1998 - 186
Adam MOKOKA, 1998 -190
Abdoulaye NDOYE, 1998 - 194
Romain POINAS, 1998 - 201
Jules RAMBAUT, 1998 - 199
Bathiste TCHOUAFFE, 1998 - 194
Killian TILLIE, 1998 - 203
Timothé VERGIAT, 1998 - 186

carlo
08-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Spain final roster:

Guards: Pol Figueras, Saulo Román, Víctor Aguilar
Forwards/Wings: Víctor Moreno, Aleix Font, Manuel Vázquez, Eric Martínez, Alberto Maura
Centers: Maxim Esteban, Sergi Martínez, Albert Simón, Francisco Salvador

Last cut was wing Acoydan McCarthy, a promising 1999-class wing from Real Madrid.

Spain will travel to Lithuania where is set to play three friendlies with host team.

http://www.feb.es/2014/8/12/baloncesto/u16m-seleccion-hace-las-maletas-para-lituania/55277.aspx

pohani komarac
08-13-2014, 07:35 AM
What about Domagoj Proleta and Luka Barisic ? They are highly ranked by Eurohopes. And 2.10 Kresimir Nikic of class 1999 ?

Barisic was cut, don't know reason. Nikic is on preps but at moment can't help. Don't know about Proleta, but his brother was also great as u-14, but was just early developed kid

Hrvatska – Slovenija 80:76 (20:24, 39:41, 52:57)
Hrvatska: Uljarević 16 (3 ol), Kalajžić 15 (5 il), Buljević 15 (8 sk), Čolak 8 (5 sk), Lazić 7 (3 as), Čizmić 7, Majić 4, Savić 4, Stanarević 4, Martinac, Kotrulja, Bajo.

Slovenija: Kerič 22, Jurček 21, Vesel 18, Ožegovič 12, Omladič 2, Macura 1, Klavžar, Kocman, Kregar, Bratec, Grdadolnik, Janežič.

Hrvatska – Slovenija 83:62 (26:18, 54:32, 67:50)
Hrvatska: Kotrulja 15, Uljarević 14 (7 sk), Savić 13, Čolak 12 (8 sk), Buljević 12 (5 sk), Bajo 9 (7 sk), Lazić 8 (7 as, 10 il), Vidović, Martinac, Majić, Čizmić, Nikić.

Slovenija: Bratec 12, Macura 9, Grdadolnik 8, Vesel 8, Ožegovič 8, Kerič 7, Jurček 7, Kocman 3, Klavžar, Kastelic, Omladič, Janežič.

gockun
08-13-2014, 09:39 AM
unlike previous generations, Turkey this time, doesn't have team with quality. Omer Yurtseven is nice one but can not dominate the paint, too depended on guards to play well and Turkey doesnt have even an average guard. Omer Utku Al (PG) taking a lot of compliments in Turkey but i think he has no vision. Another palyer to watch 99' born Onuralp Bitim nice SG/SF, really atletic, can score at will but selfish. Oguzhan Yarol and Tanalp Şengün are candidates to make surprise, they both had a great season. But, to be exact, none of these players is a game changer.

carlo
08-13-2014, 12:05 PM
Based on the news posted here and the prep games played so far, three teams look imo to be on top of the list:

Lithuania - won the Baltic Cup over strong Latvia, showcasing some really good players
Serbia - w/o injured Glisic is missing a lot of potential, still fared well so far and could add Aranitovic from the U17 WC
Spain - won the Spanish tournament last week over France, Turkey and Greece, will face Lithuania in some friendlies next weekend

Few additional remarks:
Latvia brilliantly won the international tournament in Sakarya (TUR) and was second to Italy in Bellegarde (FRA), but it's back in march & april. In the recent Baltic Cup Latvian team was missing Arturs Strautins, MVP in Bellegarde and Sakarya, where he averaged 24.5ppg and nearly 10rpg.
Italy has played decently in recent friendly games and is also hoping to add U17's Moretti and Bucarelli.

Srle
08-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Glisic was not planed to play for this cadet team anyway , I doubt Aranitovic will play either. This is Borisa Simanic team this year. Hopefully he will have a great tournament this year, big time prospect of Serbian basketball.

LuDux
08-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Lithuania - Spain 87:62 boxscore (http://www.musukrepsinis.lt/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/20140814_20000_LTU-ESP.pdf) (pdf)

carlo
08-15-2014, 05:55 AM
Lithuania - Spain 87:62 boxscore (http://www.musukrepsinis.lt/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/20140814_20000_LTU-ESP.pdf) (pdf)

Impressive win...it's Spain's first loss in prep phase.

carlo
08-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Lithuania won also the second friendly with Spain 86-71.

Arnoldas Kulboka 35 pts, Eric Martinez 16.

Box score (http://www.musukrepsinis.lt/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/20140815_2000_LTU-ESP.pdf)

christodoulou76
08-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Italy beat Greece 71-60 (Lountzis 14, Christidis 10, Moraitis 10). Greece continues its losing ways in the preparation phase. :(

christodoulou76
08-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Greece-Italy 62-59 (Tataris 14, Christidis 10)

carlo
08-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Italy beat Greece 71-60 (Lountzis 14, Christidis 10, Moraitis 10). Greece continues its losing ways in the preparation phase. :(

(A bit in delay) best scorers for Italy: Oxilia 16, Toffali 11, Visconti 10.

carlo
08-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Latvia hosted France in one of the last exhib games and won 60-40.

Kristers Zoriks led Latvia with 15 pts.

Srle
08-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Aranitovic will play for our u16 squad, I would like to see Nesic and Nikolic share pg spot instead , now Aranitovic will play one man basketball like he did for Red Star. I don"t want him to be featured player for our u16 national team. Simanic is by far most talented player on that squad and he needs to dominate.

Dreamcatcher
08-18-2014, 01:21 AM
Aranitovic will play for our u16 squad, I would like to see Nesic and Nikolic share pg spot instead , now Aranitovic will play one man basketball like he did for Red Star. I don"t want him to be featured player for our u16 national team. Simanic is by far most talented player on that squad and he needs to dominate.
But Glisic is better than him? He already was your leader last summer in u16. Eurohopes ranks them 2 and 3 in top list of 1998 y.o. talents. Seems you have 2 very strong PF in the same generation.

carlo
08-18-2014, 06:16 AM
Italy roster defined:

Michele Antelli, 181 cm, PG
Tommaso Baldasso, 194, G
Cesare Barbon, 192, G
Lorenzo Bucarelli, 194, Fw
Alessandro Lever, 202, C
Isacco Lovisotto, 202, F/C
Dario Masciarelli, 196, Fw
Davide Moretti, 190, G
Tommaso Oxilia, 196, Fw
Giordano Pagani, 205, C
Lorenzo Penna, 177, PG
Riccardo Visconti, 190, G

All 1998-born.

Bucarelli and Moretti are late additions from U17 WC team and didn't participate in U16's prep phase.


P.S: Antelli, Bucarelli, Moretti, Oxilia and Penna should be the top players, good expectations also from center Pagani.

Srle
08-18-2014, 12:20 PM
But Glisic is better than him? He already was your leader last summer in u16. Eurohopes ranks them 2 and 3 in top list of 1998 y.o. talents. Seems you have 2 very strong PF in the same generation.

Simanic is better prospect, he's more NBA friendly player ,very long arms, great shot blocker , good shooter, great ball handler for a big guy,good athleticism etc . Glisic is much more experienced player at this moment , that's his biggest advantage over Simanic currently . Glisic is a very good player , he also added some weight this summer , he was very skinny few months ago, now he looks like different person:D

christodoulou76
08-18-2014, 01:37 PM
Predictions of First Round Standings:
Group A:
1. Lithuania
2. Serbia
3. Turkey
4. Finland

Group B:
1. Latvia
2. Croatia
3. Greece
4. Bosnia & Herzegovina

Group C:
1. France
2. Germany
3. Poland
4. Denmark

Group D:
1. Spain
2. Italy
3. Russia
4. Ukraine

I think Lithuania, Serbia and Latvia will make the SFs. Not sure about the 4th team. Maybe Croatia or France.

carlo
08-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Serbia final roster:

Aleksandar Aranitovic, G - 194 cm
Dusan Beslac, F - 197
Haris Cucovic, F - 205
Nemanja Dincic, F - 198
Srecko Gasic, C - 206
Andrija Marjanovic, PG - 198
Novak Music, PG - 188
Bojan Nesic, PG - 198
Lazar Nikolic, G - 194
Matija Radovic, G - 198
Aleksa Radanov, F - 200
Borisa Simanic, F - 206

All 1998-born.

pohani komarac
08-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Vuk Lazic (pg-185, Zagreb)
Mate Kalajzic (pg-188, Split)
Karlo Uljarevic (sg/pg-188, Osijek)
Luka Kotrulja (pg/sg/sf-193, Split)
Ante Martinec (father son-193, Cibona)
Emil Savic (sf-199, Rudes)
Leo Cizmic (sf-201, Cajasol)
Darko Bajo (sf/pf-203 99., Spars)
Marko Prskalo (pf-200, Siroki)
Mateo Colak (pf-205, Siroki)
Lovro Buljevic (pf/c-208, Cibona)
Kresimir Ljubicic (c-207, Rudes)

serbianhoops
08-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Serbia final roster:

Aleksandar Aranitovic, G - 194 cm
Dusan Beslac, F - 197
Haris Cucovic, F - 205
Nemanja Dincic, F - 198
Srecko Gasic, C - 206
Andrija Marjanovic, PG - 198
Novak Music, PG - 188
Bojan Nesic, PG - 198
Lazar Nikolic, G - 194
Matija Radovic, G - 198
Aleksa Radanov, F - 200
Borisa Simanic, F - 206

All 1998-born.

Nope, Marjanovic & Nikolic are 1999-born.

serbianhoops
08-19-2014, 12:05 PM
As far as I know, eight U16 players from Bosnia-Herzegovina are now playing for Qatar. Next to big man Meho Haracic, Qatar also naturalized Faris Avdic, Alen Hadzibegovic, Hamza Kurtovic, Jasmin Memic, Emir Mujkic, Nedim Muslic, Faris Sadikovic and Kaid Zubovic. These kids are said to be paid over 50.000 $ per year for competing for Qatar.

Meho Haracic dunking
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Emir Mujkic dunking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd44alq6UCA

Khalid80
08-19-2014, 12:14 PM
As far as I know, eight U16 players from Bosnia-Herzegovina are now playing for Qatar. Next to big man Meho Haracic, Qatar also naturalized Faris Avdic, Alen Hadzibegovic, Hamza Kurtovic, Jasmin Memic, Emir Mujkic, Nedim Muslic, Faris Sadikovic and Kaid Zubovic. These kids are said to be paid over 50.000 $ per year for competing for Qatar.

Meho Haracic dunking
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Emir Mujkic dunking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd44alq6UCA

Thanks for the info. How come none of these players names was mentioned in the current Qatari U18 NT that is playing in the Asian Championship?
Even if they're 16 years old they are better than the majority of the current Qatari players on the U18 NT

serbianhoops
08-19-2014, 12:42 PM
As far as I know, FIBA will allow them and senegalese natives Seydou Ndoye, Momar Talla Gueye and Abdou Khadre Diop to compete for Qatar when they will reach their 21st birthday.

Abdou Khader Diop
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Dreamcatcher
08-19-2014, 01:51 PM
As far as I know, eight U16 players from Bosnia-Herzegovina are now playing for Qatar. Next to big man Meho Haracic, Qatar also naturalized Faris Avdic, Alen Hadzibegovic, Hamza Kurtovic, Jasmin Memic, Emir Mujkic, Nedim Muslic, Faris Sadikovic and Kaid Zubovic. These kids are said to be paid over 50.000 $ per year for competing for Qatar.

Meho Haracic dunking
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Emir Mujkic dunking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd44alq6UCA

What? Only one is possible to be naturalized. I can't believe this shit.

vaslover
08-19-2014, 01:59 PM
As far as I know, eight U16 players from Bosnia-Herzegovina are now playing for Qatar. Next to big man Meho Haracic, Qatar also naturalized Faris Avdic, Alen Hadzibegovic, Hamza Kurtovic, Jasmin Memic, Emir Mujkic, Nedim Muslic, Faris Sadikovic and Kaid Zubovic. These kids are said to be paid over 50.000 $ per year for competing for Qatar.

Meho Haracic dunking
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Emir Mujkic dunking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd44alq6UCA
What the fu..cking mess happens in FIBA? :( All this more than abnormal games with naturaliztion really piss me off.....

Khalid80
08-19-2014, 03:52 PM
What? Only one is possible to be naturalized. I can't believe this shit.

Not if they're younger than 16 ;) Qatar is trying to do this through their own legal methods... They don't even have a local population of 1 million so with money they're just going to bring young kids and help them develop their skills in Qatar... Maybe sort of what Spain is doing even though Qatar doesn't have the same capacity to be able to develop talent

Khalid80
08-19-2014, 03:53 PM
As far as I know, FIBA will allow them and senegalese natives Seydou Ndoye, Momar Talla Gueye and Abdou Khadre Diop to compete for Qatar when they will reach their 21st birthday.

Abdou Khader Diop
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I see... and thanks as always for this insightful info.

carlo
08-19-2014, 06:22 PM
France final roster:

Hugo BLANC, 1998 - 197 cm
Elhadji Digue DIAWARA, 1998 - 201
Quentin GOULMY, 1998 - 203
Nathan MEPANDY, 1998 - 186
Adam MOKOKA, 1998 -190
Abdoulaye NDOYE, 1998 - 194
Frank NTILIKINA, 1998 - 190
Yves PONS, 1999 - 194
Jules RAMBAUT, 1998 - 199
Bathiste TCHOUAFFE, 1998 - 194
Killian TILLIE, 1998 - 203
Timothé VERGIAT, 1998 - 186

At the end of prep phase Blanc, Ntilikina and Pons are the new entries vs previous roster.

carlo
08-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Germany final roster:

Isaac BONGA, 1999 - PG - 181 cm
Isaiah HARTENSTEIN, 1998 - PF - 207
Jona HOFFMANN, 1998 - SG - 190
Bennet HUNDT, 1998 - PG - 174
Noah KAMDEN, 1998 - C - 202
Lars LAGERPUSCH, 1998 - PF - 203
Maximilian MAYER, 1998 - PG - 174
Alexander MŐLLER, 1998 - C - 206
Kostja MUSHIDI, 1998 - SG - 190
Louis OLINDE, 1998 - SG - 195
Moritz SANDERS, 1998 - C - 210
Ferdinand ZYLKA, 1998 - SG - 188

carlo
08-19-2014, 07:29 PM
Latvia final roster:

Arturs BANGA, 1998 - PG - 187 cm
Roberts BLUMBERGS, 1998 - F - 194
Roberts DEMBSKIS, 1998 - F/C - 200
Karlis GAROZA, 1998 - F/C - 198
Niks JANSONS, 1998 - G/F - 196
Rodions KURUCS, 1998 - F - 204
Bogdans RAILANS, 1999 - F - 191
Reinis RUDZITIS, 1998 - G/F - 190
Arturs STRAUTINS, 1998 - F - 198
Toms UPE, 1998 - G - 186
Kristers ZORIKS, 1998 - PG - 187
Nikolajs ZOTOVS, 1998 - PG - 182

Strautins back in the team after missing last prep phase.

Lacking size inside, but Latvia can provide solid performances, especially with healthy Strautins.

LuDux
08-19-2014, 08:32 PM
Lithuanian NT

Lukas Zukauskas 185
Mantvydas Zukauskas 185
Eimantas Stankevicius 184
Tomas Verbinskis 198
Arnoldas Kulboka 201
Donatas Kupsas 196
Tadas Kararinas 204
Tadas Sedekerskis 200
Bartautas Blazauskas 192
Rokas Gadiliauskas 205
Gytis Masiulis 199
Lukas Taparauskas 207

Deapth chart judging by boxscores:
Gadiliauskas Kararinas Taparauskas
Masiulis Kupsas
Sedekerskis Verbinskis
Kulboka Blazauskas
Stankevicius Zukauskas Zukauskas

carlo
08-20-2014, 12:02 PM
Serbia and Germany win the openers over Finland (79-55) and Poland (72-60).

Serbia finishes with 4 players scoring in double digits, led by Borisa Simanic (15 pts).

Germany equally has 4 in double digits, with Isaiah Hartenstein leading the way with 15 pts (and 9 reb).

Srle
08-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Good thing Simanic,Radanov and Aranitovic didn"t play last quarter so they will have plenty time for the rest before game against Lithuania.

carlo
08-20-2014, 02:24 PM
Croatia lost to Bosnia and Herzegovina 65-64.

Croatia outrebounded BiH, but had poor shooting and committed a lot of TOs, that probably cost the game.

Dzanan Musa (18 pts) and Njegos Sikiras (16) led the winners, Mate Kalajzic scored 19 for CRO.

Group-B, with host Latvia and Greece could be the death-group.

christodoulou76
08-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Croatia lost to Bosnia and Herzegovina 65-64.

Croatia outrebounded BiH, but had poor shooting and committed a lot of TOs, that probably cost the game.

Dzanan Musa (18 pts) and Njegos Sikiras (16) led the winners, Mate Kalajzic scored 19 for CRO.

Group-B, with host Latvia and Greece could be the death-group.

This is a bad result for Greece. Now, even if we beat BIH, we will probably finish 4th in the group and be eliminated. :(

carlo
08-20-2014, 03:47 PM
This is a bad result for Greece. Now, even if we beat BIH, we will probably finish 4th in the group and be eliminated. :(

Looks like Greece is well performing with Latvia so far.

christodoulou76
08-20-2014, 04:14 PM
Looks like Greece is well performing with Latvia so far.

Latvia pulling away from Greece as expected. Superior rebounding and 3-pt shooting are the difference so far. Greece is committing too many fouls. Lountzis is a TO machine so far (6).

carlo
08-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Greece-Latvia was still tied with something more than 1' remaining, but a 3-pter by Zoriks and several FT made by Latvia closed the game.

Overall Greek team didn't commit many TOs (14) and was fine in FG2 shooting (51%) but made too many fouls and was completely outrebounded by Latvia.

Good start from Italy, +25 over Russia behind Moretti (14 pts) and Bucarelli (12).

LuDux
08-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Turkey 42 Lithuania 40 at halftime. Sedekerskis 24 points (3/6 3/6 9/9)

Hepcat
08-20-2014, 06:57 PM
So Team Lietuva which looked so good in the friendlies stumbled out of the gate when the real games began. The Turks literally stole the ball right out of their hands.

:mad:

carlo
08-20-2014, 07:09 PM
Turkey's win over Lithuania is a big surprise but looks well deserved. Turkey played as a team, providing an excellent ratio assists/turnovers (21/11), besides several steals. Lithuania could only rely on sharp shooting of Sedekerskis (35 pts, with 5 threes), but as often happens it's the team and not the single who wins.

LuDux
08-20-2014, 07:22 PM
Sedekerskis + Gadiliauskas 15/26 fg
Stankevicius + Kulboka + Verbinskis 2/25 fg

Straight forward
08-20-2014, 09:47 PM
Sedekerskis + Gadiliauskas 15/26 fg
Stankevicius + Kulboka + Verbinskis 2/25 fg

+1.

Love it. Don't mind the loss in this perspective at all.

Dr. Martin
08-21-2014, 09:39 AM
As far as I know, eight U16 players from Bosnia-Herzegovina are now playing for Qatar. Next to big man Meho Haracic, Qatar also naturalized Faris Avdic, Alen Hadzibegovic, Hamza Kurtovic, Jasmin Memic, Emir Mujkic, Nedim Muslic, Faris Sadikovic and Kaid Zubovic. These kids are said to be paid over 50.000 $ per year for competing for Qatar.

Nobody wants to play for Bosnia....

carlo
08-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Greece again lost in the final minutes another close game, this time with Bosnia.

Now the qualification becomes really complicate for Greek team.

christodoulou76
08-21-2014, 12:42 PM
Bosnia-Greece 56-51. Lountzis, the starting PG for Greece (recently signed by Panathinaikos), did not play in this match.

carlo
08-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Latvia clearly won over Croatia 84-62 with a good team's effort, with all players scoring.
Tomorrow's game Croatia vs Greece will decide which of the two won't advance to the main round.

Italy rolled over Ukraine and is waiting for more competitive games.

christodoulou76
08-21-2014, 05:30 PM
Latvia clearly won over Croatia 84-62 with a good team's effort, with all players scoring.
Tomorrow's game Croatia vs Greece will decide which of the two won't advance to the main round.

Italy rolled over Ukraine and is waiting for more competitive games.

I think Croatia will win. Greece will probably only have 9 players suit up tomorrow. Lountzis is out for 1 week with an injury. Bolatoglou is out of the tournament due to an injury. And Chatzikyriakidis didn't play today due to stomach problems. Not sure if he will be available tomorrow.

carlo
08-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Lithuania lost again, this time outgunned by Serbia 98-73 and will play its chances to qualify with Finland.
Serbia shot an excellent 50% from the field and Novak Music finished with 22 pts and an astounding 5/5 FG2 + 4/6 FG3 shooting.
Obvious doubt, how good was Serbia in attack and/or how bad Lithuania's defense.

Another unexpected victim today was Spain, that lost 76-67 to Russia.

Walken
08-22-2014, 05:52 AM
As far as I know, eight U16 players from Bosnia-Herzegovina are now playing for Qatar. Next to big man Meho Haracic, Qatar also naturalized Faris Avdic, Alen Hadzibegovic, Hamza Kurtovic, Jasmin Memic, Emir Mujkic, Nedim Muslic, Faris Sadikovic and Kaid Zubovic. These kids are said to be paid over 50.000 $ per year for competing for Qatar.

Meho Haracic dunking
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Emir Mujkic dunking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd44alq6UCA
Haracic with Kasun from ig
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he was 207 last year (http://www.interbasket.net/forums/showthread.php?22165-2013-3rd-FIBA-Asia-U16-Championship-Tehran-Iran-Sep-25-Oct-4&p=816103&viewfull=1#post816103), now seems he is around 215
4 bosnians and 2 senegalese players vs usa u17:
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funny that they recently deleted this pic about that game from federation twitter
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players participating in AsiaU18 marked by green (#12 "out" in last moment)

christodoulou76
08-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Croatia-Greece 56-51. Croatia advances to knockout round. Greece will play in 9-16 place classification games.

carlo
08-22-2014, 02:40 PM
Greece unlucky, always lost close games in its group.

Perfect record for Italy, that started strong with Spain and never relinquished ending 71-53. U17-reinforcement Davide Moretti with 17 pts led three other players in double figures, while Victor Moreno was high for Spain with 16. Italia advances to the main round 2-0.

Lithuania also qualifies beating 83-58 Finland, with Sedekerskis topping all scorers with 26 (and 11 reb), while Gadiliauskas confirms his strength under the boards with 17.

carlo
08-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Spain and Russia are the last qualified nations, despite Ukraine's win over Russia.

Spain will start the main round 0-2 and Russia 1-1.

Serbia beat Turkey 67-63 for the first place, holding on a strong Q4 by Turkey. Aranitovic topped all scorers with 26 pts.

Serbia will be 2-0 and Turkey 1-1.

carlo
08-24-2014, 02:36 PM
Losing to Germany 82-68, Spain is in big troubles for the qualification and must win the next two games (tomorrow vs France).

Same situation is for Croatia, who lost to Serbia.

carlo
08-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Group E: Lithuania trying to get back on track with important win over Latvia and Turkey showing big over Bosnia (with Yurtseven shooting 11/14 FG).

Group F: France and Italy cruising undefeated, with big wins vs Russia and Poland. All 12 Italian players scored today in the easy win over Poland.

gockun
08-24-2014, 07:34 PM
Turkish team keep surprising me. They seem well coached. We are not used to play well at Q4, but this one is exception. Oğuzhan Yarol and Ömer Yurtseven are doing nicely as expected.

carlo
08-25-2014, 05:26 PM
Ukraine-Greeece is in OT, for Classification group.

Greece wins 81-77, with six players in double digits.

carlo
08-25-2014, 07:20 PM
Heartbreaking final Germany-Italy 68-67. Italy fell short from a great comeback in second half (from -17), despite 29 pts from Moretti, 27 TOs from Germany and four FT missed by German players in the final seconds. Germany clearly overwhelmed Italy in rebounding and shot better (except from 3pt).

Poor shooting Latvia clearly lost to Turkey that has improved a lot.

Serbia and France are the only undefeated teams so far.

Dreamcatcher
08-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Lithuania is out. So Lithuanian youth NT teams didn't win any medals for the first time since 2003 year.

carlo
08-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Deceiving Lithuania also lost to Bosnia and is virtually out of QF.
Amazing game of Dzanan Musa, 37 pts + 5 ast.

France stays perfect with a strong win over Italy, that came back to -3 in Q3 just to be outscored 12-26 in Q4.
As usual Italy outrebounded (24 vs 49).

carlo
08-26-2014, 05:27 PM
After Lithuania, Croatia too is out of QF !

Jon_Koncak
08-26-2014, 06:41 PM
Spain will qualify with 1 win and 4 blowouts..those great fiba europe competition systems.It was better and more fair when only the top 2 of each group made the semis.

carlo
08-26-2014, 07:11 PM
Spain in fact qualifies thnx to the three-way tie.

QF will be:

Serbia-Spain
Turkey-Italy
Germany-Latvia
France-Bosnia

Dr. T
08-27-2014, 07:56 PM
Spain in fact qualifies thnx to the three-way tie.

QF will be:

Serbia-Spain
Turkey-Italy
Germany-Latvia
France-Bosnia

I like Serbia, Turkey, Germany and France to advance.

carlo
08-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Serbia upset by Spain 78-64, in a repeat of 2013 U16 tournament (undefeated Croatia eliminated by barely qualified Spain). For Serbian team Aranitovic had an awesome game, but was too alone (four Serbian players with zero points). Spain was indeed the better team today.

Much improved Turkey eliminated Italy, despite a strong comeback of Italian team in Q3, after a nightmare 1st half.

France confirms as the only undefeated team.

SaliH
08-28-2014, 08:00 PM
What about the semifinals? Who should Turkey play against? Hope it's Spain :D


PS Now I saw it's France - Turkey and Spain - Latvia.
So the final is France against Latvia. Al thought I would really like Turkey to make it 3/3 in youth competitions this summer.

carlo
08-28-2014, 08:32 PM
What about the semifinals? Who should Turkey play against? Hope it's Spain :D


PS Now I saw it's France - Turkey and Spain - Latvia.
So the final is France against Latvia. Al thought I would really like Turkey to make it 3/3 in youth competitions this summer.

In fact France-Turkey looks like a true final, imo both are currently the best teams.

SaliH
08-28-2014, 10:38 PM
In the u20 and u18 tournaments at the semifinals Turkey played against the best performing teams at the competition.

PS Where can we watch the games?

gockun
08-29-2014, 07:53 AM
In the u20 and u18 tournaments at the semifinals Turkey played against the best performing teams at the competition.

PS Where can we watch the games?

This generation is beyond the expectations, hands down. They are coached very well, plays unselfishly. Hopefully we have great players in 00' - 01' borns and i cant wait to see them to be combined with 99' borns of this team. The future looks good for Turkish National Team finally.

haribi
08-29-2014, 10:40 AM
This generation is beyond the expectations, hands down. They are coached very well, plays unselfishly. Hopefully we have great players in 00' - 01' borns and i cant wait to see them to be combined with 99' borns of this team. The future looks good for Turkish National Team finally.


Although its very early to say, it looks like the 2000 and 2001 generations are just as good as the previous generations.
There are some extremely talented players like Mert Konuk, Eray Akyüz, Emircan Ilyasoglu, Efe Yurtlu, Ege Cem Sun etc.

Here for example some footage of 2001 born Ömercan Ilyasoglu
http://youtu.be/AJRkssmHNpM

And beside those there certainly will be some late bloomers as well.
1999 is very talented as well with Onuralp Bitim, Cagatay Afsar, Enis sipahi, Muhaymin Mustafa etc. I can't wait to see all these youngsters in action in a few years.
The future of turkish basketball really does look extremely bright.

Especially because the archievements this year aren't the result of a random golden generation like the one with hedo, Okur and omer asik, ilyasova etc.
No the whole youth development system in turkey changed and from generation 1995 onwards, every single generation is among the best in europe. It won't take another decade or so for the next wave of great players like before.

SaliH
08-29-2014, 12:47 PM
That little guy Ilyasoglu looks good. He's got a feel for the game, knows how to pass the ball. I'm impressed!

carlo
08-29-2014, 07:12 PM
The final will be Latvia-France.

French team is the only undefeated and has shown a remakable continuity so far, Latvia is the host team and has improved in the last games.

carlo
08-30-2014, 07:49 PM
France wins a well deserved title beating Latvia 78-53.

Great game of French center Killian Tillie, named MVP.

France finished unbeaten in the tournament, winning always by double digits, closest game was with Germany (+11).

pohani komarac
08-31-2014, 09:22 PM
Was right about us...Still believe Kotrulja with years will be better and better and there are few decent other prospects. My prays are for Kalajzic. We need desperatly some PG's who can play pro level