Bayern-U18 wins game for fifth place

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Real Madrid won the preliminary round of the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament at the Audi Dome in Munich. In the final, the royal offspring of the EuroLeague champions beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 96-58. A total of almost 3,000 spectators came to the Audi Dome over the three days, and the game between the hosts and Tel Aviv alone saw a at least 600 fans on Saturday.

The U18 of Bayern ended a successful tournament with a sense of achievement: The team trained by Andreas Wagner won the prestige duel for fifth place with Alba Berlin on Sunday after a good performance, 94-62 and finished with a 2-2 record. Against the third-place Frankfurt as well as against finalist Tel Aviv they lost unluckily on the previous days with only six points difference and against Partizan Belgrade they had a clear victory. 

The 16-year-old Real-Center Usman Garuba (16.5 ppg, 7 rpg) won the final with 22 points and was elected MVP of the tournament. He also belonged to the Top5 selection, which included Jason George of U18 Bayern, Amar Sylla (Real/14.5 ppg), Dusan Tanaskovic (Belgrade/16.8 ppg) and the top scorer of the tournament, Deni Avdija of Maccabi (24.3 ppg, 11 rpg, 6 apg). 

FC Bayern Basketball - Alba Berlin 94-62 

The Bayern-Youngsters were successful in ending the tournament on a high note. Matej Rudan, Sasha Grant, Noah Jallow, Daniel Zdravevski and Matteo Brazzi formed the starting five for the final game. In the first quarter the guests played with nothing to lose but In the third quarter, Berlin, which started without Malte Delow (14 ppg, 4 apg)  struggled to a tune of 32-9. While Alba only had ten players left to play, FCBB coach Wagner was able to rotate and give all twelve players time on the court. Led by Noah Jallow, who delivered a complete game under the eyes of his brother Karim (13 points/5 rebounds/2 assists/3 steals), the entire squad scored. Topscorer this time was guest player Filip Skubalj with 16 points.

Forward Matej Rudan - who was used for the important 93-76 victory of the second team in the ProB over Rhöndorf  late Saturday evening (and scored twelve points) - was statistically the most effective player for the hosts at the ANGT with an average of 15.3 ppg (three-pointers: 42.9%) and 7.3 rebounds, closely followed by Jason George (15 ppg, 4.8 rpg). However, the youth national player missed out on the All Tournament award on Sunday evening due to illness.     


The FCBB U18 at ANGT 2019

Matej Rudan (12 points against Frankfurt/26 against Belgrade/18 against Tel Aviv/5 against Berlin), Jason George (13/16/20/11), Filip Skubalj (7/9/4/16), Mohamed Sillah (6/4/5/6), Jeremia Agyepong (2/3/3/2), Nicolas Buchholz (8/3/5/9), Sasha Grant (2/2/14/7), Bruno Albrecht (3/2/-/3), Matteo Brazzi (-/1/-/9), Bent Leuchten (1/-/-/2), Noah Jallow (13 points against Berlin) and Daniel Zdravevski (1/-/8/11).

FCBB coach Wagner summed up the game as follows: "Our overall conclusion is positive. Our goal was to finish the tournament with a sense of achievement and the victory against Alba was a good one. The boys presented themselves well this week and our four guest players were well integrated. Against Frankfurt and Maccabi we only lost by six points, that wasn't easy. The tournament was super organized and was a great experience for our boys."

Real reigned supreme

Partizan Belgrade won a game for seventh place (77-62). The Serbs celebrated their first victory. Once again, guard Dorde Pazin stood out, scoring 22 points and was the second best scorer in the tournament with 20 points (and 5.3 rebounds) per game. Only Maccabis' Advija (24.3 ppg), who scored 18 points in the final, scored better. Although he and his team were able to hold their own in the first quarter (17-18), the spectacularly deep and physically superior squad of the Spaniards proved superior and move on to the final round.



Friday, January 25th:

Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv - Partizan NIS Belgrade 90-83 

FC Bayern Basketball - Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt 55-61 

Alba Berlin - Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 82-78 

Real Madrid  - Ratiopharm Ulm 89-74 (55:28)

Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt - Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv 58-73 

Partizan NIS Belgrade - FC Bayern Basketball 61-66 

Saturday, January 26th:

Alba Berlin - Ratiopharm Ulm 78-94

Real Madrid - Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 98-40 

Partizan NIS Belgrade - Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt 

FC Bayern Basketball - Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv 77-83 

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens - Ratiopharm Ulm 61-89 

Alba Berlin - Real Madrid 60-111 

Sunday, January 26th:

10 am, at 7th place: Partizan NIS Belgrade - Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 77-62     

12 o'clock, at place 5: FC Bayern Basketball - Alba Berlin 94-62 

14:00, at 3rd place: Fraport Syliners Frankfurt - Rathiopharm Ulm 86-61 

16h, Final: Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv - Real Madrid 58-96 

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