TBF International Under-16 Tournament

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TBF International Under-16 Tournament
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016
Sport Basketball
Founded 1994
Country  Turkey
Most recent
champion(s)
 Lithuania
(1st title)
Most titles  Turkey
(5 titles)
Official website TBF Under-16 Tournament

The TBF International Under-16 Tournament, or TBF Under-16 Basketball World Cup, is an international boys' 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 (TBF). Since FIBA World does not currently organize an Under-16 age boys' world championship, this tournament serves as the de facto boys' official Under-16 World Cup. It is considered[by whom?] to be one of the most prestigious international tournaments in the boys' 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]

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Year Host Category Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1994 Sakarya
Under-18
 Italy  Germany  Turkey
1995 Edirne
Under-16
 Turkey Turkey B  Moldova
1997 Sakarya
Under-16
 Yugoslavia  France  Turkey
1998 Antalya
Under-16
 Yugoslavia (2×)  Turkey  Lithuania
1999 Antalya
Under-16
 Bulgaria  Yugoslavia  Turkey
2001 Bursa
Under-16
 Russia  Macedonia  Turkey
2002 İstanbul
B
 Sweden  Italy  Turkey
2005 Sakarya
Under-16
 Turkey (2×)  Yugoslavia  Italy
2006 Sakarya
Under-16
 Yugoslavia (3×)  Iran  Turkey
2007 Sakarya
Under-16
 Turkey (3×)  France  Croatia
2008 Sakarya
Under-16
 Greece  Italy  France
2009 Ankara
Under-16
 Turkey (4×)  Slovenia  Croatia
2010 Konya
Under-16
 Serbia  France  Turkey
2011 Gaziantep
Under-16
 China  Turkey  Germany
2012 Sakarya
Under-16
 Egypt  Poland  Russia
2013 Sakarya
Under-16
 Greece (2×)  Serbia  France
2014 Sakarya
Under-16
 Latvia  France  Germany
2015 Konya
Under-16
 Turkey (5×)  Lithuania  France
2016 Samsun
Under-16
 Lithuania  Serbia  Turkey

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