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Stellazzurra Basketball Academy, Superfinal EYBL U17 is coming!

Pubblicato il Martedì 19 Maggio 2015 - EYBL / EGBL


It 's the last act of this great experience in EYBL U17. Stellazzurra Basketball Academy will play since 21 to 24 May the Superfinal in Klaipeda in Lithuania and will face teams of high level.


The debut match will see the team coached by Michele Catalani challenge Vasas Academy Budapest. That should be considered a sort of derby, just defining the match in virtue of the partnership between the two teams.  The winner will continue to play for the final and will face the winner between Sabonis Academy and the WEST COAST All-Stars, the loser will continue to play for the third place.

The quarter finals are composed by these matches: Sabonis Academy - West Coas All Stars; Stellazzurra Basketball Academy - Vasas Academy; Khimki - DSN Riga; Klaipeda - Asciai.


The match against Vasas will be play at 11:45 (local time), you can follow the match by play by play at the  link

At the following link you can show the complete schedule


These are the impressions by  coach Michele Catalani before departure: "After 3 stage now we have a better knowledge of our competitors, even phisically then technical.  The fact that the first game it's a knockout game it raise up the competitiveness.  Unfortunately we will have some important absence, but we will have anyway the aim of playing the title in the final of May 24. We will have to adapt and take advantage of individual characteristics to make more effective our game both offensively and defensively, so as to be as competitive as possible. We come from a challenging period since the majority of the team was committed to play for Madrid in the days before the Next Generation Adidas Tournament in conjunction with the Final Four of the Euroleague and the National Finals U19 Elite. While it will cost us a bit 'in terms of physical energy, by the other side will be an experience that will help us to be even more competitive. It will be definitely critical  also our mental approach, as well as in all knockout matches, because we will know how to deal with the inevitable moments of difficulty by real team, overcoming them together and trying to raise our level of play match after match. Our first opponent will be Vasas Academy  Budapest, considered among the favorites at the start of the tournament and we've played against during the russian stage in  Khimki. It is an hard opponent to manage we will need mental and physical determination."