Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament

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Next Generation Tournament
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament
Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament logo.png
Sport Basketball
Founded 2002
CEO Jordi Bertomeu
President Jordi Bertomeu
No. of teams 32
Continent Europe Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
France Centre Fédéral
(1st title)
Most titles Russia CSKA Moscow
(3 titles)
Official website Official website

The Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, known as the Adidas Next Generation Tournament[1] for sponsorship reasons, and until 2014, called the Nike International Junior Tournament (NIJT) for sponsorship reasons, is an international boy's youth age basketball tournament that is contested between the best basketball clubs in Europe in the Under-18 age category. The tournament is organized by Euroleague Basketball, and is sponsored by Adidas. The tournament's Final Four takes place during the senior men's EuroLeague Final Four event.[2] The tournaments's Final Four also features a slam dunk contest and 3 point shootout contest.[3]

History[edit]

The first Next Generation Tournament Final Four was held in 2003, in Barcelona, Spain. The tournament was originally officially called the Euroleague Basketball International Junior Tournament and was sponsored by Nike. Its sponsorship name was originally the Nike International Junior Tournament (NIJT). Originally, the tournament featured only 8 teams in total. In 2014, the name of the tournament was officially changed to the Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, and Adidas took over as the tournament's main sponsor. Thus, the tournament's new sponsorship name became the Adidas Next Generation Tournament.

The four regional tournaments were originally the Torneo Città di Roma, the Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet, the Kaunas International Junior Tournament, and the Belgrade International Junior Tournament. In 2016, the Torneo Città di Roma was replaced by the Torneo Costa del Sol.

Format[edit]

In total, 34 teams compete to play for the Next Generation Tournament title, at the Next Generation Tournament Final Four. 32 teams compete in 4 regional tournaments, in order to qualify to the 8 team Final Four qualification tournament. The regional tournaments are the Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet, the Kaunas International Junior Tournament, the Belgrade International Junior Tournament, and the Torneo Costa del Sol. The winners of each of the 4 regional tournaments qualify to the Final Four qualification tournament.[4]

In addition to the 4 winners of each of the regional qualification tournaments, the reigning champion from the previous season, as well as three wild card invitees, also take part in the Final Tournament, which is played by eight teams that are divided into two groups of four teams each. The two group winners play on the same court where the senior men's EuroLeague Final Four is held.

Next Generation Tournament Finals[edit]

Season Host City Champion Runner-up Score MVP
2002–03 Barcelona Lithuania Žalgiris Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 87–80 Lithuania Rolandas Alijevas
2003–04 Tel Aviv Russia CSKA Moscow Italy Montepaschi Siena 90–62 Russia Vasiliy Zavoruev
2004–05 Moscow Russia CSKA Moscow Lithuania Žalgiris 97–64 Russia Vasiliy Zavoruev
2005–06 Prague Russia CSKA Moscow Lithuania Žalgiris 59–55 Russia Ivan Nelyubov
2006–07 Athens Lithuania Žalgiris Serbia FMP 78–74 Lithuania Donatas Motiejūnas
2007–08 Madrid Serbia FMP Spain FC Barcelona 80–70 Serbia Dejan Musli
2008–09 Berlin Serbia FMP Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 123–110 Serbia Dejan Musli
2009–10 Paris France INSEP Serbia FMP 83–73 France Livio Jean-Charles
2010–11 Barcelona Croatia Zagreb Lithuania Žalgiris 76–65 Croatia Dario Šarić
2011–12 Istanbul Lithuania Lietuvos rytas Turkey Fenerbahçe 88–70 Turkey Metecan Birsen
2012–13 London Spain FIATC Joventut Spain FC Barcelona 82–59 Spain Alberto Abalde
2013–14 Milan Serbia Crvena zvezda Telekom Spain Real Madrid 55–42 Serbia Vojislav Stojanović
2014–15 Madrid Spain Real Madrid Serbia Crvena zvezda Telekom 73–70 Slovenia Luka Dončić
2015–16 Berlin Spain FC Barcelona Lassa Serbia Crvena zvezda Telekom 90–82 Serbia Boriša Simanić
2016–17 Istanbul France Centre Fédéral Serbia Mega Bemax 65–58 France Ivan Février

By Club[edit]

Rank Club Champion Finalist
1 Russia CSKA Moscow 3
2004, 2005, 2006
0
2 Lithuania Žalgiris 2
2003, 2007
3
2005, 2006, 2011
3 Serbia FMP 2
2008, 2009
2
2007, 2010
4 Serbia Crvena zvezda Telekom 1
2014
2
2015, 2016
5 Spain FC Barcelona Lassa 1
2016
2
2008, 2013
6 Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 1
2012
1
2009
6 Spain Real Madrid 1
2015
1
2014
7 France INSEP 1
2010
0
8 Croatia Zagreb 1
2011
0
9 Spain FIATC Joventut 1
2013
0
10 France Centre Fédéral 1
2017
0
11 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 0
1
2003
12 Italy Montepaschi Siena 0
1
2004
13 Turkey Fenerbahçe 0
1
2012
14 Serbia Mega Bemax 0
1
2017

By Nation[edit]

Rank Nation Champion Finalist
1. Serbia Serbia 3
FMP (2), Crvena zvezda Telekom (1)
5
FMP (2), Crvena zvezda Telekom (2), Mega Bemax (1)
2. Lithuania Lithuania 3
Žalgiris (2), Lietuvos rytas (1)
4
Žalgiris (3), Lietuvos rytas (1)
3. Spain Spain 3
FIATC Joventut (1), Real Madrid (1), FC Barcelona Lassa (1)
3
FC Barcelona Lassa (2), Real Madrid (1)
4. Russia Russia 3
CSKA Moscow (3)
0
5. France France 2
INSEP (1), Centre Fédéral (1)
0
6. Croatia Croatia 1
Zagreb (1)
0
7. Israel Israel 0
1
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1)
8. Italy Italy 0
1
Montepaschi Siena (1)
9. Turkey Turkey 0
1
Fenerbahçe (1)

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