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2016 Novipiù Cup, U15 Men Stellazzurra Academy in Piedmont defending double champion title

Pubblicato il Mercoledì 23 Marzo 2016 - Tournaments and Experiences

 U15M Stellazzurra Basketball Academy has been defending double champion title and is ready to gain their title once again in the Novipiù Cup 2016 (in the pic, its 2015 victory). Wednesday 23 March its new adventure begins, with the 5th edition of the most important tournament in Italy, except for the National Finals, for the U15 team led by Claudio Carducci, which will take place in Piedmont until Saturday 26, between Moncalieri, Casale Monferrato and Biella.


The tournament consists of 12 teams, all competing to not allow Stellazzurra achieve their third title. Stellazzurra team, reconfirming that they are Lazio region Champions (photo on the side), have been placed into the Green Group along with Novipiù Campus Team (a team made up of a project involving 19 clubs from Piedmont, Liguria and Lombardia) and Fortitudo Bologna, opponents that Djordje Pazin and teammates will face at PalaEinaudi in Moncalieri on Wednesday at 6pm and Thursday at 11:30am (in case of a defeat in the first match) or at 18pm (in case of a win). The other groups taking part are: Red Group, which include Pall. Biella, Olimpia Milan and Reyer Venice; Blue Group: Novipiu Casale Monferrato, Pall. Reggiana and Eurobasket Rome; Yellow Group: PMS Moncalieri, Virtus Bologna and Mens Sana 1871 Siena.


 The first two teams from each Group will qualify for the Final Round of the PalaFerraris and PalaFiliberti in Casale Monferrato, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday morning with another round, with placements determining the finals Saturday afternoon. The teams, who ranked third in the first Group round, will face each other in the same days of the tournament in Palestra Leardi in Casale Monferrato.


In 2014 Stellazzurra beat Olimpia Milano in the final by 70-58, while last year it beat PMS Moncalieri 94-66.


In the link you will find the official brochure of the event, with all the fixtures information and the roster of the teams taking part.


This is the video about the tournament produced by the organizing committee.