Serbia outlasted a gritty Greek team in the first of Saturday’s FIBA Europe Under 18 men’s semi finals. Neither team did well from beyond the arc but Radovan Djokovic’s pair of treys gave Serbia some breathing room in the fourth before Greece rallied. The victory secured Serbia’s place in the final for the first time since 2011.
In the classification games, Italy secured their spot in the Under 19 World Championships with a convincing 80-57 win over Lithuania. It was another big day for #Mussadori with Diego Flaccadori scoring 26 point and had 6 assists, 6 rebounds, and 5 steals while Federico Mussini had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Spain will join Italy at the World Championships after Marc Garcia, a first round prospect for the 2015 draft, scored 26 points and grabbed 6 boards in an 83-78 win over Latvia. Meanwhile in Sofia…
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Ukraine secured their spot in the A division with a tight 65-64 win over Finland in the B division semi-finals. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, soon to be with the Kansas Jayhawks, had 22 points and 10 boards for Ukraine. They will play either Germany or Sweden in Sunday’s final.