TBF International Under-16 Tournament
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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.
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.
TBF International Under-16 Tournament results