Greece wins the Gold Medal at 2009 U20 European Basketball Championship
The tournament hosted in Rhodes saw Greece winning the first place with France second and Spain third in the U20 European Basketball Championship Men Div. A. This success comes after the U19 Greek National Basketball Team won the bronze medal, second only to the USA team, in the World Championships held in Auckland, New Zealand in July. Seven players including all five starters scored in double figures led by tournament MVP Kostas Papanikolaou’s 15 points as the golden generation added Greece’s first ever U20 gold to U18 gold in 2008 and silver from this month’s U19 FIBA World Championship.