07/18/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/18/2019 15:51
TEL AVIV (Israel) - Semi-Finals pairings are set at the FIBA U20 European Championship in Tel Aviv, and four players had their own personal highlight reel to lead the way towards the final four.
Deni Avdija once again proved that he belongs to the biggest stage with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks, 3 steals against Lithuania, taking Israel to a 94-78 triumph. The hosts will play France in the Semi-Finals, because Dylan Affo Mama had his personal dunk show to hand Croatia a 71-63 defeat.
Spain survived a one-point thriller against Turkey, winning 70-69 after Muhaymin Mustafa missed a game-tying free throw with 1.2 seconds left to play. Sergi Martinez collected 21 points and 9 rebounds to take the MVP of the game honor.
Martinez and the rest of the Spanish team now has to take on Germany. Philipp Herkenhoff ended the fairy tale of Great Britain, he had 22 points and 8 rebounds in 28 minutes of work during the 81-56 blowout.