ISTANBUL TOURNAMENT
Lietuvos-rytas
Lietuvos Rytas, NIJT champ
The 10th Nike International Junior Tournament delivered a new name on the list of champion teams when Lietuvos Rytas beat Fenerbahce Ulker 88-70 in the title game on Sunday afternoon at Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. This is the first NIJT title for Rytas after losing the gold in 2009 to INSEP. FB-Ulker lost in its first appearance in the final. Rytas won the title in great fashion winning all four games, three of them, including the title game, by a double-digit margin. Edvinas Seskus had 17 points for the new champs, Augustinas Jankaitis added 15, Tautvydas Jodelis finished with 12 and Alvydas Zarskus collected 11. James Birsen led the runner-ups with 20 points, Umar Atin finished with 13 and Mehmet Sanli collected 11 points with 14 rebounds. One player that made it to the record books of the NIJT is Jokubas Gintvainis of Rytas won dished 10 assists and by that tied the record for most assists in an NIJT final round tournament set by FMP's Nenad Miljenovic in 2009 against Lietuvos Rytas. Fenerbahce Ulker failed to win but small forward James Metecan Birsen claimed the Most Valuable Player trophy. Birsen collected 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in a losing effort in the final at Sinan Erdem Arena. For the NIJT finals, Birsen averaged 21 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals. Birsen’s top showing came against Zalgiris Kaunas as he scored 23 points to go along with 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 steal for an index ranking of 27. Birsen also topped the All-Tournament Team, which included Fenerbahce’s 16-year-old point guard Berk Ugurlu, shooting guard Tomas Dimsa from Zalgiris Kaunas, forward Dario Saric from KK Zagreb and Crvena Zvezda center Dusan Ristic.

ISTANBUL TOURNAMENT PARTICIPATING TEAMS

GROUPS AND STANDINGS
GROUP A
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
3-0, +64
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade
2-1, -6
FC Barcelona Regal
1-2, -4
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
0-3, -54
GROUP B
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2-1, +19
Zalgiris Kaunas
2-1, +50
Team China
1-2, -42
KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje
1-2, -27

THE VENUES
Efes Pilsen Arena - Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall Abdi Ipekci Arena
10 Yil Caddesi, Zeytinburnu,
34760
Istanbul
Sinan Erdem Arena Sinan Erdem Arena
Olimpiyatevi Yani, Atakoy,
34158
Istanbul

ISTANBUL TOURNAMENT, THURSDAY, MAY 10, DAY 1
GAME
RESULTS
STATS
REPORT
Crvena Zvezda vs. FC Barcelona Regal
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Anadolu Efes vs. Lietuvos Rytas
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Team China vs. Zalgiris
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KK Zagreb vs. Fenerbahce Ulker
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ISTANBUL TOURNAMENT, FRIDAY, MAY 11, DAY 2
GAME
RESULTS
STATS
REPORT
Crvena Zvezda vs. Anadolu Efes
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FC Barcelona Regal vs. Lietuvos Rytas
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Team China vs. KK Zagreb
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Zalgiris vs. Fenerbahce Ulker
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ISTANBUL TOURNAMENT, SATURDAY, MAY 12, DAY 3
GAME
RESULTS
STATS
REPORT
Anadolu Efes vs. FC Barcelona Regal
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Lietuvos Rytas vs. Crvena Zvezda
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KK Zagreb vs. Zalgiris
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Fenerbahce Ulker vs. Team China
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ISTANBUL TOURNAMENT, SUNDAY, MAY 13, DAY 4
GAME
RESULTS
STATS
REPORT
FINAL: Lietuvos Rytas vs. Fenerbahce Ulker (@ Sinan Erdem Arena)
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NIJT ROME, 2011

Dec 07, 2012 Print
CITTÀ DI ROMA TOURNAMENT
KK Zagreb CO Champ, 2011 Rome NIJT
KK Zagreb CO Champ!
The 2011 edition of the Citta di Roma Tournament saw a new champion celebrate as KK Zagreb CO beat Fenerbache-Ulker 62-52 in the final of the tournament on Thursday night in Rome, Italy. The trophy isn't the only thing Zagreb won but also the first ticket to the 2012 Nike International Junior Tournament that will take place during the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four for the 10th year in a row. FB-Ulker, the champs of 2012 in Rome, will settle for the second place. Dario Saric, champion and MVP of the 2010 NIJT, reached the same stage in Rome as well winning another title and MVP award. He tailed 19.8 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals in four games to reach an index rating of 30.5 for the entire tournament. On the All-Tournament team are Saric's teammate in Zagreb guard Dominik Mavra who finished the tournament with 21.0 points, 50% from three point land on 3 made shots per game, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and an index rating of 20.0. His 32 points on 75% shooting in the game that decided the winner of Group B was his best performance on the tournament. FB-Ulker's tall guard James Birsen led his team to the final and finished the games with 13.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. Virtus Siena's forward-center Amedeo Tessitori collected 21.3 points and 12.8 rebounds and an index rating of 27.0 that helped his team finish third. Dnipro's Vladyslav Smyrnov scored over 20 points in three games and finished the games with 18.8 points on 52.9% from the perimeter and 4.8 rebounds. Gran Canaria's Tridon Makonda played only three games but wrote 13 points and 3.7 rebounds to complete the All-Tournament team. Earlier on Day 3 Virtus Siena beat the hosting club Stella Azzurra 83-78 to win the third place, Gran Canaria 2014 upset Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv 60-53 for the fifth spot and Dnipro beat Acea Virtus Roma 71-65 to finish seventh.

CITTÀ DI ROMA TOURNAMENT PARTICIPATING TEAMS
Fenerbahce Ulker
Virtus Siena
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Virtus Roma
Fenerbahce Ulker
[roster]
Virtus Siena
[roster]
Maccabi Teddy
[roster]
Acea Virtus Roma
[roster]
KK Zagreb
Stella Azzurra
Gran Canaria 2014
Dnipro
KK Zagreb CO
[roster]
Stella Azzurra
[roster]
Gran Canaria 2014
[roster]
Dnipro
[roster]


GROUPS AND STANDINGS
GROUP A
Fenerbahce Ulker
3-0, +17
Virtus Siena
2-1, +40
Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv
1-2, -13
Acea Virtus Roma
0-3, -44
GROUP B
KK Zagreb CO
3-0, +57
Stella Azzurra
2-1, +2
Gran Canaria 2014
1-2, -20
Dnipro
0-3, -39

THE VENUE
Arena Altero Felice
Arena Altero Felici
Via Flaminia 867
00191 Rome
Italy

CITTÀ DI ROMA TOURNAMENT, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, DAY 1
GAME
RESULTS
STATS
REPORT
Virtus Roma vs. Fenerbahce Ulker
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Maccabi Teddy vs. Virtus Siena
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Stella Azzurra vs. Gran Canaria 2014
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KK Zagreb CO vs. Dnipro
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Virtus Roma vs. Virtus Siena
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Maccabi Teddy vs. Fenerbahce Ulker
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CITTÀ DI ROMA TOURNAMENT, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, DAY 2
GAME
RESULTS
STATS
REPORT
Gran Canaria 2014 vs. KK Zagreb CO
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Stella Azzurra vs. Dnipro
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Virtus Roma vs. Maccabi Teddy
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Fenerbahce Ulker vs. Virtus Siena
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Dnipro vs. Gran Canaria 2014
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KK Zagreb CO vs. Stella Azzurra
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CITTÀ DI ROMA TOURNAMENT, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, DAY 3
GAME
RESULTS
STATS
REPORT
Virtus Roma (4th A) vs. Dnipro (4th B)
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Maccabi Teddy (3rd A) vs. G. Canaria 2014 (3rd B)
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Virtus Siena (2nd A) vs. Stella Azzurra (2nd B)
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FINAL: FB Ulker (1st A) vs. KK Zagreb (1st B)
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ROME NIJT 2011, ACCUMULATED STATS