Euroleague Basketball regrets to inform fans that the next qualifying event of the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament, which had been set to start in Belgrade later this month, will not be held as scheduled.
The tournament is postponed due to a conviction by organizers during the current COVID-19 pandemic to maximize the health and safety of the young athletes by seeking an alternative date.
The tournament host Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade and Euroleague Basketball have started evaluations to find a new suitable date. All eight U18 club teams that were invited to the ANGT Belgrade qualifier were previously informed that it will not take place on the planned dates.
The ANGT Belgrade qualifier is one of three scheduled for this season. The first, held in Valencia in late December, saw U18 FC Barcelona crowned champion. The remaining event, ANGT Munich, has also been postponed due to ongoing restrictions in Germany to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
As is the custom throughout the tournament's history, the winners of each qualifier gain automatic berths in the ANGT Finals, which are held in parallel with the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four every spring.