1987 FIBA Under-19 World Championship

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1987 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Italy
DatesJuly 29–August 5
Teams12 
(from 5 federations)
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Yugoslavia
(1st title)
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Nigeria Lawal Garba (23.0)  Yugoslavia (108.9)
Official website
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The 1987 FIBA Under-19 World Championship was the third edition of the FIBA Under-19 World Cup and was held in Bormio, Italy from July 29 to August 5, 1987. Yugoslavia won their first and only championship (as Yugoslavia) in the tournament after beating the defending champions, the United States, 86–76 in the final.[1] Toni Kukoč was named the tournament MVP.[2]

Several players who played at the tournament have been inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, including Vlade Divac and Toni Kukoč, while Gary Payton and Dino Rađa are members of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Venue[edit]

Bormio
1987 FIBA Under-19 World Championship (Italy)
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Capacity: N/A
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Qualification[edit]

Defending World Champions
Host country
FIBA Americas (4) FIBA Europe (4) FIBA Asia (2) FIBA Africa (1) FIBA Oceania (1)
 United States  Italy  China  Nigeria  Australia
 Brazil  Soviet Union  Chinese Taipei
 Canada  West Germany
 Puerto Rico  Yugoslavia

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 587 429 +158 10 Advance to Semifinals
2  United States 5 4 1 486 402 +84 9
3  Puerto Rico 5 3 2 456 499 −43 8
4  Australia 5 2 3 435 420 +15 7
5  China 5 1 4 390 388 +2 6
6  Nigeria 5 0 5 378 494 −116 5
Source: FIBA Archive

Matches[edit]

29 July 1987
10:00
Nigeria  79–105  Australia
Scoring by half: 35–56, 44–49
Pts: Odaudu 23 Pts: Vlahov 18
29 July 1987
15:00
Yugoslavia  126–79  China
Scoring by half: 66–39, 60–40
Pts: Rađa 19 Pts: Song 19
29 July 1987
20:00
United States  109–89  Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 51–33, 58–56
Pts: Huery 20 Pts: Borges 23

30 July 1987
10:00
Nigeria  82–126  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 40–73, 42–53
Pts: Garba 29 Pts: Rađa 19
30 July 1987
12:00
Puerto Rico  101–91  China
Scoring by half: 45–55, 56–36
Pts: Muñoz 25 Pts: Chen 28
30 July 1987
20:00
United States  84–80  Australia
Scoring by half: 44–34, 40–46
Pts: Thompson, Simmons, Williams 14 Pts: Heal 21

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 5 4 1 453 393 +60 9 Advance to Semifinals
2  West Germany 5 3 2 392 417 −25 8[a]
3  Soviet Union 5 3 2 381 333 +48 8[a]
4  Canada 5 3 2 426 380 +46 8[a]
5  Brazil 5 2 3 426 435 −9 7
6  Chinese Taipei 5 0 5 356 476 −120 5
Source: FIBA Archive
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c West Germany 2–0; Soviet Union 1–1; Canada 0–2;

Matches[edit]

Final round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
August 4
 
 
 Yugoslavia89
 
August 5
 
 West Germany64
 
 Yugoslavia86
 
August 4
 
 United States76
 
 Italy84
 
 
 United States89
 
Third place
 
 
August 5
 
 
 West Germany66
 
 
 Italy77

Source: FIBA Archive

Semifinals[edit]

Bronze medal match[edit]

Final[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
Gold medal icon.svg  Yugoslavia 7–0
Silver medal icon.svg  United States 5–2
Bronze medal icon.svg  Italy 5–2
4th  West Germany 3–4
5th  Australia 4–3
6th  Canada 4–3
7th  Soviet Union 4–5
8th  Puerto Rico 3–4
9th  China 3–4
10th  Brazil 3–4
11th  Chinese Taipei 1–6
12th  Nigeria 0–7

Source: FIBA Archive

Medal rosters[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4 Zoran Kalpić, 5 Luka Pavićević, 6 Nebojša Ilić, 7 Toni Kukoč, 8 Miroslav Pecarski, 9 Teoman Alibegović, 10 Aleksandar Đorđević, 11 Samir Avdić, 12 Vlade Divac, 13 Radenko Dobraš, 14 Dino Rađa, 15 Slaviša Koprivica (Head coach: Svetislav Pešić)[3]

Silver medal icon.svg United States 4 Kevin Pritchard, 5 Larry Johnson, 6 Gary Payton, 7 Stephen Thompson, 8 LaBradford Smith, 9 Lionel Simmons, 10 Scott Williams, 11 Stacey Augmon, 12 Robert Brickey, 13 Ron Huery, 14 Dwayne Schintzius, 15 Brian Williams (Head coach: Larry Brown)[4]

Bronze medal icon.svg Italy 4 Sandro Brusamarello, 5 Nando Gentile, 6 Riccardo Pittis, 7 Massimiliano Aldi, 8 Stefano Rusconi, 9 Andrea Niccolai, 10 Michele Zeno, 11 Davide Pessina, 12 Alberto Ballestra, 13 Gustavo Tolloti, 14 Giovanni Savio, 15 Genaro Palmieri (Head coach: ?)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THIRD FIBA MEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1987". usab.com. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. ^ All time Medalists
  3. ^ "Yugoslavia at the 1987 FIBA Under-19 World Championship". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ "USA at the 1987 FIBA Under-19 World Championship". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Italy at the 1987 FIBA Under-19 World Championship". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.

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