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NIKE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce the dates of the four qualifying tournaments whose winners will participate in the 12th edition of the Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament in Milan, Italy next spring. A dozen years after Barcelona hosted the first tournament to crown Europe's junior champions in 2003, the NIJT has become a staple of the basketball calendar, held in parallel each season with the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. To determine which teams will play for the title in Milan from May 15 to 18, 2014, four qualifying tournaments will again be held across Europe this winter. In Rome, L'Hospitalet, Kaunas and Belgrade, Europe's elite youth players will compete to play on the biggest stage of all, the Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament!
Citta di Roma Tournament
The Torneo Città di Roma will be held 27-29 December in the city of Rome, Italy. The qualifying tournament, to be played at the Arena Altero Felici, will see four Italian teams compete against four international teams. Spars Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina reached last year's NIJT in London. The other teams competing in Rome in late December will be Cibona Zagreb of Croatia, Cajasol Seville of Spain, FC Bayern Munich of Germany, Armani Junior Milan, Virtus Siena, Virtus Rome and Stellazzurra Basketball Academy Rome all of Italy. The tournament winner will advance to the Nike International Junior Tournament at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan from 15-18 May.
Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Tournament
The Torneig de Básquet Júnior “Ciutat de L’Hospitalet” will be held 3-5 January in the city of L’Hospitalet, Spain. The tournament, to be played at the Complex Esportiu L’Hopsitalet Nord, will see five Spanish teams compete against three international teams. FIATC Joventut Badalona and FC Barcelona of Spain reached last year's NIJT in London. The other teams competing in L’Hospitalet in early January will be Union Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia, Brose Baskets Bamberg of Germany, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul of Turkey, Real Madrid, CB L’Hospitalet and Unicaja Malaga all of Spain. The tournament winner will advance to the Nike International Junior Tournament at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan from 15-18 May.
The Kaunas NIJT Qualifying Tournament will be held 7-9 February in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania. The qualifying tournament, to be played at the Zalgiris Arena, will see two Lithuanian teams compete against six international teams. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius of Lithuania reached last year's NIJT in London. The other teams competing in Kaunas in early February will be Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania, CSKA Moscow of the Russian Federation, VEF Riga of Latvia, Budivelnik Kiev of Ukraine, USK Future Stars Prague of the Czech Republic, BBA Ludwigsburg of Germany, and SMS PZKosz Wladyslawowo of Poland. The tournament winner will advance to the Nike International Junior Tournament at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan from 15-18 May.
The Belgrade-JCT will be held 21-23 February in the city of Belgrade, Serbia. The qualifying tournament, to be played at Hala BasketCity and Hala BasketLand will see four Serbian teams compete against four international teams. INSEP Paris of France and Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade of Serbia reached last year's NITJ in London. The other teams competing in Belgrade in late February will be Buducnost VOLI Podgorica of Montenegro, Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia, Canarias Basketball Academy of Spain, Partizan NIS Belgrade, Mega Vizura Belgrade and Zemun all of Serbia. The tournament winner will advance to the Nike International Junior Tournament at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan from 15-18 May.
FINAL FOUR MILAN
May 15-18, 2014
CITTÀ DI ROMA
December 27-29, 2013
January 3-5, 2014
February 7-9, 2014
February 21-23, 2014
NIJT SLIDE SHOW