TBF International Under-16 Tournament

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TBF International Under-16 Tournament
Current season, competition or edition:
2014
Sport Basketball
Founded 1994
Country  Turkey
Most recent champion(s)  Latvia
(1st title)
Most titles  Turkey
(4 titles)
 Serbia
(4 titles)
Official website TBF Under-16 Tournament

The TBF International Under-16 Tournament is an international boy's youth age basketball tournament that is contested between the best Under-16 age national teams in the world. The tournament takes place every year in Turkey, and is organized by the Turkish Basketball Federation. Since FIBA World does not currently organize an Under-16 age boy's world championship, this tournament serves as the de facto boy's Under-16 World Tournament. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious international tournaments in the boy's youth categories.

History[edit]

The first TBF International Under-16 Tournament took place in Sakarya, Turkey, in 1994. In the first tournament, which was won by Italy, it was an Under-18 competition. Since then, the tournament has been an Under-16 competition. The list of some of the players that have played at the tournament, and have then gone on to have successful pro careers, includes players like: Hedo Türkoğlu, Kerem Tunçeri, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Ömer Aşık, Ersan İlyasova, and Peja Stojaković.[1][2]

TBF International Under-16 Tournament results[edit]

Year Host Category Champion
1994 Sakarya
Under-18
 Italy
1995 Edirne
Under-16
 Turkey
1997 Sakarya
Under-16
 Yugoslavia
1998 Antalya
Under-16
 Yugoslavia (2)
1999 Antalya
Under-16
 Bulgaria
2001 Bursa
Under-16
 Russia
2002 İstanbul
B
 Sweden
2005 Sakarya
Under-16
 Turkey (2)
2006 Sakarya
Under-16
 Yugoslavia (3)
2007 Sakarya
Under-16
 Turkey (3)
2008 Sakarya
Under-16
 Greece
2009 Ankara
Under-16
 Turkey (4)
2010 Konya
Under-16
 Serbia (4)
2011 Gaziantep
Under-16
 China
2012 Sakarya
Under-16
 Egypt
2013 Sakarya
Under-16
 Greece (2)
2014 Sakarya
Under-16
 Latvia

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