Turkey became the first team since Yugoslavia in 1986 and 1988 to win consecutive titles at the FIBA Europe Under 18 men’s championships. The home side, buoyed on by a raucous crowd in Konya, topped Serbia 85-68 in Sunday’s final. The victory also makes Turkey the first nation since Spain in 2011 to win the European Under 18 and Under 20 titles in the same year. Egumen Guven was named MVP and here’s the team of the tournament.
U18 All-Tournament Team: Stefan Lazarevic, Vasileois Charalampopoulos, Frederico Mussini, Dragan Bender, Egemen Guven
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And for the final time this week, meanwhile in Sofia…
There was also title joy for Germany as they claimed the B Division title in Sofia with a dominant 64-40 victory over Ukraine. Mahir Agva had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Germany in an impressive display. There was some consolation for Ukraine as Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk was named MVP.