The last U17 tournament this year was dominated by the players of the Austrian BBLZ
The last time this season, the teams in the U17 category met, this time in Poland, where the tournament in the beautiful basketball hall was hosted by the SKM Zastal Zielona Góra team. In the end, the players from Austria turned out to be in the best shape.
The home club put two of its teams into the tournament, one in 2005 and the other in 2006. It was their mutual duel that started the entire tournament on Thursday. Unfortunately, both home teams were unlucky in the opening duel to injure their key players, which certainly affected their further results.
With a very well-composed team, the BBLZ - Reach the Top, v jehož středu byl i nejužitečnější hráč turnaje, který v tomto, stejně jako minulém turnaji, prokazoval velký útočný talent. In the end, the Austrians dominated the tournament without a single loss.
Stříbro remained at home in the team of the year 2005, which, despite the injuries of its main quarterback, managed to beat all opponents except the winners.
The bronze medals then travel to the Czech Republic when they are taken away by BA Grizzlies Plzeň players.
The fourth place goes to ADFORS Basket Litomyšl in the Czech Republic and the younger team of the organizing club finished fifth. The youngest team of the tournament, the Czech Sršni Písek.
Unfortunately, this tournament did not offer too many dramatic endings and only 3 matches ended with a difference of less than 10 points. In general, the tournament can be evaluated as a defense tournament, when not too many points were scored, after all, the average point per match was only 116 points.
1. BBLZ - Reach the Top (Austria)
2. SKM Zastal Zielona Góra 2005 (Poland)
3. BA Grizzlies Plzeň (Czech Republic)
4. ADFORS Basket Litomyšl (Czech Republic)
5. SKM Zastal Zielona Góra 2006 (Poland)
6. Sršni Písek (Czech Republic)
The following players received individual awards:
Nico Zeleznik ( BBLZ - Reach the Top )
Natan Kubka (SKM Zastal Zielona Góra 2005)
Petr Poláček (BA Grizzlies Plzeň)
Tomáš Folta (ADFORS Basket Litomyšl)
Kuba Kucza (SKM Zastal Zielona Góra 2006)
Jakub Douda (Sršni Písek)
Tournament top scorer:
Nico Zeleznik ( BBLZ - Reach the Top ) - 83 points (16.6 points per match)
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Author: Martin Šorf (cs)