A new ANGT season starts in L'Hospitalet!
The 2016-17 EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT season tips off on Friday, January 6, with the opening day of ANGT Qualifying Tournament - Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet. This traditional event is the first in series of four qualifying tournaments, with winner of each earning the right to advance to the ANGT Finals held during the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Istanbul, Turkey from May 18 to 21, 2017. Fittingly, the action this season starts with the reigning ANGT champion U18 FC Barcelona Lassa facing off against U18 Union Olimpija Ljubljana in Group A, followed by U18 ALBA Berlin squaring off against U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. Tournament’s opening day will continue with Group B clashes, where U18 Cedevita Zagreb plays U18 Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, before the host team U18 Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet clashes with U18 Divina Seguros Joventut Badalona. The opening day will end with second round matches in Group A, as U18 ALBA plays U18 Barcelona, and U18 Gran Canaria goes against U18 Olimpija. Action in both groups will continue - and finish - on Saturday, determining top two teams in each group that will make Sunday semifinals. The big final that will provide the winner and the first qualifier to the big finale in Istanbul is scheduled for 19:00 CET on Sunday.