Adidas Next Generation Tournament - Città di Roma 2015: the program
The Adidas Next Generation Tournament - Città di Roma 2015 will be held from December 27th to 29th and will be host by Stellazzurra Basketball Academy at Arena Altero Felici in Rome.
The Adidas Next Generation Tournament is an event dedicated to the Euroleague Youth Program and during any season it takes place in 4 different qualification stages, any round in 4 different european cities. During this edition will be involved the best teams and players in Europe, '98 class and following. Eight teams for each stage will play to reach the Final Eight in Berlin, which will take place from May 12th to 15th, 2016. Real Madrid is the reigning champion.
Città di Roma is one of such stage, at the 2015 edition will take part the following teams divided into two groups:
ANADOLU EFES ISTANBUL (Turkey)
CSKA MOSCOW (Russia)
STELLAZZURRA BASKETBALL ACADEMY (Italy)
VIRTUS BOLOGNA (Italy)
ARMANI JUNIOR MILAN (Italy)
MEGA LEKS BELGRADE (Serbia)
UMANA REYER VENICE (Italy)
UNICAJA MALAGA (Spain)
Will be played 6 games per day during the days of Sunday 27th and Monday 28th. At the end of this first phase, the teams will contest depending on ranking of each group: 4th GroupA vs 4th GroupB, 3rd GroupA vs 3rd GroupB, 2nd GroupA vs 2nd GroupB and finally 1st GroupA vs 1st GroupB to reach the only spot for the Final Eight.
The Finals will be held in December 29th, during the same date is provided an International Clinic for coaches, joyned by Dusko Vujosevic, former head coach of Partizan Belgrade, CSKA Moscow, Serbian NT and Montenegrin NT, Aleksandar Trifunovic, former head coach of Zalgiris Kaunas and Lietuvos Rytas, and Veljko Perovic, coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv's youth.