Game Center: Real wins third straight ANGT Munich title
Reigning continental champion U18 Real Madrid will have a chance to defend its Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament title after capturing first place at the ANGT Munich with an 88-104 victory over U18 Stellazzurra Rome. Konstantin Kostadinov led the way with 23 points and 9 rebounds for Real, which has now won the ANGT Munich for all three editions and will play at the ANGT Finals for a seventh straight year. Tristan Tsalikis-Vouktsevits added 19 points and 4 blocks. Real, which also won the 2015 continental crown, will join U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria at the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Cologne, Germany. The latter qualified when it took first place at the ANGT Valencia. Stellazzurra, which reached the ANGT Championship Game in 2018, was paced by Fedor Zugic with 26 points.
Host U18 FC Bayern Munich placed third after an 82-78 victory over U18 Porsche Ludwigsburg in an all-German battle. Filip Skobalj scored 26 points with 5 rebounds and 4 steals while Siimonas Lukosius had 16 points, including the game-clinching free throws with 3.3 seconds left. U18 CSKA Moscow finished fifth place with an 83-82 victory over U18 Promitheas Patras. Aleksandr Maltsev led three-time continental champion CSKA with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals - as well as the game-winning layup with 4.6 seconds left. U18 ALBA Berlin grabbed its first victory by beating fellow German side U18 ratiopharm Ulm 59-81 to for seventh place. Hao Dai led ALBA with 17 points.
Real guard Juan Nunez was named tournament MVP. He was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Real teammate Eli John Ndiaye, Abramo Canka of Stellazzurra, Sasha Grant of Bayern and Lefteris Mantzoukas of Promitheas. Nunez, who was born in 2004 and is two years younger than the rest of the competition, averaged 9.5 points on 80.0 percent two-point shooting, 2.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals for a performance index ranking of 15.0. Nunez led the competition in two-point percentage, was tied for third in assists and ranked fourth in steals.