2008 Nike International Junior Classification Tournament Belgrade

Mar 26, 2008 by Euroleague.net Print
FMP WINS IT AT HOME!!

Host club FMP was crowned champions of the inaugural 2008 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Classification Tournament Belgrade in a title-game thriller, sneaking past Lietuvos Rytas 102-99 before 1,500 delighted fans in the Serbian capital. The game could be considered an instant classic as both teams went on run after run against each other, matching and overcoming the punches thrown their way. The Lithuanians fought valiantly for 40 minutes and deserve enormous respect for the part they played. FMP and L. Rytas will be joined by third-place Red Star at the Nike International Junior Tournament at the Final Four in Madrid the first weekend of May. FMP forward Bojan Subotic was named MVP for leading his team to a perfect 4-0 record. He was joined on the all-tournament team by fellow FMP big man Dejan Musli, Montepaschi forwar Nika Metrevelli and the Partizan duo of Nemanja Jaramay and Aleksander Vlahovic. The game brings an end to the superb tournament, which has brought delight to players, coaches, staff, fans and referees alike. No basketball lover was left indifferent. The final standings: 1) FMP 2) Lietuvos Rytas 3) Red Star 4) Hemofarm Stada 5) Partizan Igokea 6) ontepaschi Siena 7) BC Khimki Moscow Region 8) Union Olimpija Ljubljana 9) Benetton Basket Treviso 10) KK Bosna 11) Prokom Trefl Sopot 12) Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul.
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, DAY 3
GAME
RESULT
STATS
REPORT
Khimki vs. Union Olimpija (Game for 7th place)
77-69 F
Prokom Trefl vs. Fenerbahce Ulker (Game for 11th place)
51-46 F
Montepaschi Siena vs. Partizan Igokea (Game for 5th place)
71-75 F
KK Bosna vs. Benetton (Game for 9th place)
78-80 F
Red Star vs. Hemofarm (Game for 3rd place)
92-83 F
FMP vs. Lietuvos Rytas (FINAL)
102-99 F
NOTE: ALL EVENTS MARKED IN ORANGE WILL TAKE PLACE AT ARENA BASKETLAND, THE REST OF EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT ARENA FMP
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, DAY 2
GAME
RESULT
STATS
REPORT
Khimki (A2) vs. Montepaschi Siena (B2) - 5th/8th position
60-74 F
KK Bosna (A3) vs. Prokom Trefl (B3) - 9th/12th position
79-69 F
Partizan Igokea (C2) vs. Union Olimpija (D2) - 5th/8th p.
77-62 F
Benetton (C3) vs. Fenerbahce Ulker (D3) - 9th/12th position
94-65 F
FMP (A1) vs. Red Star (B1) - SEMIFINAL
97-84 F
Lietuvos Rytas (C1) vs. Hemofarm (D1) - SEMIFINAL
83-69 F

FMP BELGRADE JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
GROUPS AND SCHEDULE
 
COMPETITION FORMAT
 
GROUP A
W-L
 
GROUP B
W-L
FMP
2-0 +91
 
RED STAR
2-0 +40
BC KHIMKI MOSCOW REGION
1-1 -32
 
MONTEPASCHI SIENA
1-1 -9
KK BOSNA
0-2 -59
 
PROKOM TREFL SOPOT
0-2 -31

GROUP C
W-L
 
GROUP D
W-L
LIETUVOS RYTAS
2-0 +33
 
BC HEMOFARM STADA
2-0 +28
PARTIZAN IGOKEA BELGRADE
1-1 +27
 
UNION OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA
1-1 +15
BENETTON BASKET TREVISO
0-2 -60
 
FENERBAHCE ULKER ISTANBUL
0-2 -43
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, DAY 1
GAME
RESULT
STATS
REPORT
Khimki vs. FMP
65-102 F
Benetton Treviso vs. Lietuvos Rytas
69-95 F
Montepaschi Siena vs. Red Star
66-82 F
Union Olimpija vs. Fenerbahce
75-54 F
Benetton Basket vs. Partizan Igokea
46-80 F
Khimki vs. KK Bosna
64-59 F
Union Olimpija vs. Hemofarm Stada
77-83 F
Montepaschi Siena vs. Prokom Trefl
70-63 F
Lietuvos Rytas vs. Partizan Igokea
86-79 F
FMP vs. KK Bosna
106-52 F
Fenerbahce Ulker vs. Hemofarm Stada
52-74 F
Red Star vs. Prokom Trefl
89-65 F