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Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament

The Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, known as the Adidas Next Generation Tournament[1] for sponsorship reasons, and until 2014, called the Nike International Junior Tournament (NIJT) for sponsorship reasons, is an international boy's youth age basketball tournament that is contested between the best basketball clubs in Europe in the Under-18 age category. The tournament is organized by Euroleague Basketball, and is sponsored by Adidas. The tournament's Final Four takes place during the senior men's EuroLeague Final Four event.[2] The tournaments's Final Four also features a slam dunk contest and 3 point shootout contest.[3]

Next Generation Tournament
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019–20 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament
Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament logo.png
SportBasketball
Founded2002
CEOJordi Bertomeu
PresidentJordi Bertomeu
No. of teams32
ContinentEurope Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Spain Real Madrid
(2nd title)
Most titlesRussia CSKA Moscow
(3 titles)
Official websitewww.adidasngt.com

HistoryEdit

The first Next Generation Tournament Final Four was held in 2003, in Barcelona, Spain. The tournament was originally officially called the Euroleague Basketball International Junior Tournament and was sponsored by Nike. Its sponsorship name was originally the Nike International Junior Tournament (NIJT). Originally, the tournament featured only 8 teams in total. In 2014, the name of the tournament was officially changed to the Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, and Adidas took over as the tournament's main sponsor. Thus, the tournament's new sponsorship name became the Adidas Next Generation Tournament.

The four regional tournaments were originally the Torneo Città di Roma, the Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet, the Kaunas International Junior Tournament, and the Belgrade International Junior Tournament. In 2016, the Torneo Città di Roma was replaced by the Torneo Costa del Sol.

FormatEdit

In total, 34 teams compete to play for the Next Generation Tournament title, at the Next Generation Tournament Final Four. 32 teams compete in 4 regional tournaments, in order to qualify to the 8 team Final Four qualification tournament. The regional tournaments are the Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet, the Kaunas International Junior Tournament, the Belgrade International Junior Tournament, and the Torneo Costa del Sol. The winners of each of the 4 regional tournaments qualify to the Final Four qualification tournament.[4]

In addition to the 4 winners of each of the regional qualification tournaments, the reigning champion from the previous season, as well as three wild card invitees, also take part in the Final Tournament, which is played by eight teams that are divided into two groups of four teams each. The two group winners play on the same court where the senior men's EuroLeague Final Four is held.

FinalsEdit

PerformancesEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Rank Club Titles Runners-up
1   CSKA Moscow 3
2004, 2005, 2006
0
2   Žalgiris 2
2003, 2007
3
2005, 2006, 2011
3   FMP 2
2008, 2009
2
2007, 2010
4   Real Madrid 2
2015, 2019
1
2014
  Lietuvos rytas 2
2012, 2018
1
2009
6   Crvena zvezda Telekom 1
2014
2
2015, 2016
  FC Barcelona Lassa 1
2016
2
2008, 2013
8   INSEP 1
2010
0
  Zagreb 1
2011
0
  FIATC Joventut 1
2013
0
  Centre Fédéral 1
2017
0
12   Mega Bemax 0
2
2017, 2019
13   Maccabi Tel Aviv 0
1
2003
  Montepaschi Siena 0
1
2004
  Fenerbahçe 0
1
2012
  Stella Azzurra 0
1
2018

Performance by countryEdit

Rank Country Titles Runners-up
1   Lithuania 4
Žalgiris (2), Lietuvos rytas (2)
4
Žalgiris (3), Lietuvos rytas (1)
2   Spain 4
Real Madrid (2), FIATC Joventut (1), FC Barcelona Lassa (1)
3
FC Barcelona Lassa (2), Real Madrid (1)
3   Serbia 3
FMP (2), Crvena zvezda Telekom (1)
6
FMP (2), Crvena zvezda Telekom (2), Mega Bemax (2)
4   Russia 3
CSKA Moscow (3)
0
5   France 2
INSEP (1), Centre Fédéral (1)
0
6   Croatia 1
Zagreb (1)
0
7   Italy 0
2
Montepaschi Siena (1), Stella Azzurra (1)
8   Israel 0
1
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1)
  Turkey 0
1
Fenerbahçe (1)

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