The 37th annual "Torneig de Básquet Júnior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet" was presented on Tuesday in suburban Barcelona with the promise of more high-level competition in the fight to reach the ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four that will be played in Berlin next May. The L'Hospitalet tournament will be held in the province of Barcelona between January 4 and 6, 2016. Organized by CB L'Hospitalet, the tournament is a time-tested holiday magnet for teams, fans and scouts from all over Europe and beyond. The follow comments were made during the tournament press conference on Tuesday:
Nuria Marin, Mayor of Hospitalet: "We are here again to present a date marked in red on all our calendars, the 37th edition of the Hospitalet Junior Tournament. The city of Hospitalet is really proud to support this event for another year and to welcome all the teams who will join us in January."
Joan Ramón Patón, President of Club Bàsquet L'Hospitalet: "We are all waiting for the 37th edition of our junior tournament. From January 4 to 6 our home court will welcome some of the most talented junior players in Europe to bring the best competition possible to the fans. We are aware that this tournament would be really difficult to organize but with the support of all our sponsors, Euroleague Basketball and the city of Hospitalet, we can make this tournament happen. Thank you all for coming and hope you enjoy the tournament."
Diego Guillén d’Arlot de Saint-Saud, Euroleague Basketball Competitions Director: "Euroleague Basketball is really proud to collaborate for the ninth year in a row with the Hospitalet Tournament that together with the other three tournaments that we organize around Europe – Belgrade, Kaunas and Rome – gather the most talented junior players of the continent playing to achieve a spot in the final, which will be played during the Final Four of Berlin. I would like to thank Adidas for being the sponsor of the tournament for the second year in a row and the Club Bàsquet L'Hospitalet for organizing such an prestigious tournament which is a reference in Europe."
Enric Prats, Catalan Basketball Federation Vice-President: "There is no need to make a presentation of the tournament that, with 37 editions, we all know because of its excellent organization and the talented players who have participated, whom we can watch now on a weekly basis playing in the top European competitions and domestic leagues."