Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament
The Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, known as the Adidas Next Generation Tournament 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. The tournaments's Final Four also features a slam dunk contest and 3 point shootout contest.
|Current season, competition or edition:|
2019–20 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament
|No. of teams||32|
| Real Madrid|
|Most titles|| CSKA Moscow|
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.
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.
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.
Performance by clubEdit
2004, 2005, 2006
2005, 2006, 2011
|6||Crvena zvezda Telekom||1
|–||FC Barcelona Lassa||1
|13||Maccabi Tel Aviv||0
Performance by countryEdit
Žalgiris (2), Lietuvos rytas (2)
Žalgiris (3), Lietuvos rytas (1)
Real Madrid (2), FIATC Joventut (1), FC Barcelona Lassa (1)
FC Barcelona Lassa (2), Real Madrid (1)
FMP (2), Crvena zvezda Telekom (1)
FMP (2), Crvena zvezda Telekom (2), Mega Bemax (2)
CSKA Moscow (3)
INSEP (1), Centre Fédéral (1)
Montepaschi Siena (1), Stella Azzurra (1)
Maccabi Tel Aviv (1)
- Announcing the Euroleague Basketball adidas Next Generation Tournament!; Euroleague.net, 5 December 2014
- Euroleague.net Field set for 2013 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament.
- Euroleague.net Heng wins NIJT Slam Dunk crown, Hakanson Three-Point title.
- Euroleague.net NIKE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR TOURNAMENT.