Day 3: U18 Barcelona will defend ANGT continental title in Istanbul!
The reigning continental champions of the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT are returning to the 2017 finals to defend their title! There was no doubt about that as U18 FC Barcelona Lassa overwhelmed U18 Divina Seguros Joventut Badalona Joventut 74-58 on Sunday to win the Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet for the first time since 2011. Barcelona finished 5-0 for the weekend and put MVP Sergi Martinez on the all-tournament team. He was joined there by Pedro Barros of Juventut, Georgios Kalaitzakis of U18 Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, Pablo Fontanet of U18 Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet and Toni Nakic of U18 Cedevita Zagreb. From the other two semifinalists, U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas finished third and host U18 Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet fourth based on point differential in group play. Fifth place went to U18 Cedevita Zagreb, a 71-65 winner over U18 ALBA Berlin earlier on Sunday. L'Hospitalet was the first ANGT qualifying event of four whose winners will play the finals during the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Istanbul next May! Next, starting Thursday, is ANGT Kaunas qualifying event!