These were the best performing teams in MU19 during the past edition:
Basket at sea Ostend (Belgium): rating 450
Israel Basketball Academy (Israel): average 88,8 points scored per game
Most free throws made
Belgrade Basketball Academy (Serbia): average 22 free throws scored per game
Most two pointers scored
Telenet Giants Antwerp (Belgium): average 25,2 two pointers scored per game
Most three pointers scored
Basket at Sea Ostend (Belgium): average 10 three pointers scored per game
Best field goal percentage
Basket at Sea Ostend (Belgium): avergae 58,3 %
Best rebounding team
Israel Basketball Academy (Israel): average 38,8 rebound per game
Telenet Giants Antwerp (Belgium): average 19,2 assists per game
Israel Basketball Academy (Israel): average 12,2 assists per game
Most blocked shots
Northfield Mount Hermon (USA): average 7 blocked shots per game
These are the best performers of the past edition:
Chris Ledlum (Northfield Mount Hermon) – rating 125
Chris Ledlum (Northfield Mount Hermon) – 115 points (average: 23 points per game)
Free throws top scorer:
Dusan Stanjevic (Belgrade Basketball Association) – 36 free throws made (average: 7,2 per game)
Two point field goals top scorer:
Yarik Brussen (Den Helder Suns) – 34 two point field goals made (average: 6,8 per game)
Three point field goals top scorer:
Malka Ofek (Israel Basketball Academy) – 29 three point field goals made (average: 5,8 per game)
HIGHEST field goal percentage (ay least 10 attempts)
Vincent Gielen (Antwerp Giants) – 83,3 %
Servaas Buysschaert (Basket@Sea Oostende) – 53 rebounds (average: 10,6 rebounds per game)
Keye Vandervuurst De vries (Basket@Sea Oostende) – 36 assists (average: 7,2 assists per game)
Shabat Ido (Israel Basketball Academy) – 17 steals (average: 3,4 steals per game)
Most blockED shots:
Max Lorca (Northfield Mount Hermon) – 21 blocked shots (average: 4,2 blocked shots per game)
Chris Ledlum (Northfield Mount Hermon) is the best scorer in our main category of the 2018 tournament. He averaged 25 points a game (125 points in total).
The top 10 of the past edition:
|1||#1||NORTHFIELD MT. HERMON||5||125||25|
|3||#10||DEN HELDER SUNS||5||92||18.4|
|4||#13||ISRAEL BASKETBAL ACADEMY||5||86||17.2|
|6||#16||ISRAEL BASKETBAL ACADEMY||5||85||17|
|8||#35||NORTHFIELD MT. HERMON||5||81||16.2|
|10||#10||STELLA AZZURRA ROMA||5||76||15.2|
WU14: SODERTALJE (SWEDEN) – BASKET NAMUR CAPITALE (BELGIUM) – 9Hr00
WU19: ISRAEL BASKETBALL ACADEMY (ISRAEL) – BBC SINT KATELIJNE WAVER (BELGIUM) – 10Hr40
MU14: BBC KHARKHOV (UKRAINE) – BASKET WOLUWE (BELGIUM) – 12Hr00
MU17: ISRAEL BASKETBALL ACADEMY (ISRAEL) – BASKETBALL ACADEMY LIMBURG (NETHERLANDS) – 12Hr20
MU12: BT KORTRIJK (BELGIUM) – FALCO GENT (BELGIUM) – 13Hr30
WU17: BELGRADE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION – SELECTION AWBB (BELGIUM) – 14Hr00
MU19: NORTHFIELD MOUNTH HERMON (USA) – FILOU OOSTENDE (BELGIUM) – 15Hr40
The timing of the MU14 and MU12 finals has been adapted !
MU14 final will be played at 12hr00 while the MU12 final will take place at 13hr30.
The game schedule Men Under 19 in the afternoon has been adapted.
The timing of three games has been adapted. You will find the new game schedule below
|9u||MU19||A19||1ST GROUP A||2ND GROUP B||9u||MU19||A13||3RD GROUP A||3RD GROUP B|
|PLACES 1 TO 8||PLACES 9 TO 12|
|10u50||MU19||A20||2ND GROUP A||1ST GROUP B||10u50||MU19||A14||3RD GROUP C||3RD GROUP D|
|PLACES 1 TO 8||PLACES 9 TO 12|
|12u50||MU19||A21||1ST GROUP C||2ND GROUP D||12u50||MU19||A22||2ND GROUP C||1ST GROUP D|
|PLACES 1 TO 8||PLACES 1 TO 8|
|14u40||MU19||A16||3RD GROUP B||3RD GROUP D||14u40||MU19||A15||3RD GROUP A||3RD GROUP C|
|PLACES 9 TO 12||PLACES 9 TO 12|
|16u30||THREE POINT CONTEST|
|17u30||MU19||A25||WINNER A19||WINNER A21||17u30||MU19||A23||LOSER A19||LOSER A21|
|PLACES 1 TO 4||PLACES 5 TO 8|
|19u20||MU19||A26||WINNER A20||WINNER A22||19u20||MU19||A24||LOSER A20||LOSER A22|
|PLACES 1 TO 4||PLACES 5 TO 8|
It is a tradition from the beginning: every year, we host a lot of teams from the Netherlands during the Coca Cola X-mas Tournament.
This year isn’t an exception. Hence, we never had this many competitors from our northern neighbours: 21 Dutch teams will participate in our event. Ten boys teams and 11 girls teams.
We warmly welcome our friends from the Netherlands and we wish them a lot of succes during the event !
In the past, we had six Dutch winners in the girls tournaments:
- 2011: the national team in Women Under 19
- 2012: the national team in Men Under 16
- 2014: GBA Amsterdam in Men Under 14
- 2014: BV Katwijk in women Under 19
- 2015: Tubbergen in Women Under 19
- 2016: the national team in Women Under 19
Maybe this year a first victory in our invitational competitions (Men Under 19 or Women Under 17) ? Looking forward to it !
In this competition, we offer 12 high level games in Venue Lange Munte Kortrijk on December 28th. The program:
- 9.00 Hr: LIMBURG UNITED (BELGIUM) – COOPER INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (USA)
- 9.00 Hr: ANTWERP GIANTS (BELGIUM) – STELLA AZZURA ROMA (ITALY)
- 10.50 Hr: BASKET@SEA OOSTENDE (BELGIUM) – BELGRADE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (SERBIA)
- 10.50 Hr: AWBB TOP SPORT SCHOOL (BELGIUM) – NORTHFIELD MOUNT HERMON (USA)
- 12.50 Hr: ANTWERP GIANTS (BELGIUM) – DEN HELDER SUNS (NETHERLANDS)
- 12.50 Hr: LIMBURG UNITED (BELGIUM) – ISRAEL BASKETBALL ACADEMY (ISRAEL)
- 14.40 Hr: AWBB TOP SPORT SCHOOL (BELGIUM) – CANARIAS BASKETBALL ACADEMY (SPAIN)
- 14.40 Hr: BASKET@SEA OOSTENDE (BELGIUM) – APOLLO AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS)
- 17.30 Hr: COOPER INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (USA) – ISRAEL BASKETBALL ACADEMY (ISRAEL)
- 17.30 Hr: DEN HELDER SUNS (NETHERLANDS) – STELLA AZZURA ROMA (ITALY)
- 19.20 Hr: NORTHFIELD MOUNT HERMON (USA) – CANARIAS BASKETBALL ACADEMY (SPAIN)
- 19.20 Hr: APOLLO AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS) – BELGRADE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (SERBIA)
We are happy to present our main competition, Men Under 19.
12 teams will compete during our three days event. For the first time, we will have two teams from the United States participating in this event. Northfield Mount Hermon is the first one.
The Northfield Mount Hermon boys’ basketball team plays in the prestigious New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) AAA, considered the premier prep conference in the nation. Over the past 10 years, NMH has sent more than 50 players to Division I college programs and others have gone on to great collegiate careers at Division II and Division III levels.
NMH is considered the best combination of academics and basketball in the United States. In 2015-2016, NMH had 11 players in the Ivy League, which is over three times more than any other school in the nation, with players at Princeton University, Yale University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University.
The Cooper International Academy is our second team from the States.
Cooper International Academy is a college preparatory program that bridges the transitional gap between secondary and higher education for student athletes. Their comprehensive process focuses on the student’s academic, athletic and inter-personal developmental goals to ensure a higher level of success in college and in life. An overview of the players that went through the Academy and play in NBA or college can be found on their webpage. (http://cooperacademy.org/former-players.html)
Cooper Academy is located in Pomona, California.
Of course, we are also looking forward to the participation of the European teams. The Canarias Basketball Academy is back after some years; These former finalist is a basketball institute based in Tenerife, on the Canary Islands.
The team usually participates in the Euroleague junior tournaments. It also takes part in different tournaments in the USA such as the MaxPreps Tournament, the Hoop Group Under Armour and the Adidas Nations.
Or, is the danger coming from Stellazzura Roma, a traditional participant ? This Italian academy has the ambition to win the tournament, and could be a tough opponent for everybody.
Difficult to asses the ambitions of the Israel Basketball Academy. Last year, they showed up with a very young team, so we guess that they will be stronger this year, and take their place at the top. Almost every year, they are a team to watch out for !
What to say about our friends from the Belgrade Basketball Association ? This selection of the better players from the clubs of Belgrade is a traditional top competitor. Former winners and runners up at several occasions, they will for sure aim at the highest price.
Or, is the danger coming from the North ? Apollo Amsterdam and Den Helder Suns are by far the best what the Netherlands have to offer in this age group. These teams are the main providers of players for the Dutch national team Men Under 18, that promoted last summer to the European A-group, after a convincing win of the B-championship. Maybe they will surprise everybody.
We should, of course, not forget the Belgian participants ! Limburg United, Basket@Sea Oostende and Antwerp Giants are former winners of this competition. Even last year, we had a final between Limburg United and Basket@Sea Oostende ! The fourth Belgian team AWBB Top Sport School, a basketball academy in the Southern part of the country, gathers a nice bunch of talent and could also aim high.
Unfortunately, we could only accept 12 teams. We couldn’t offer a place to teams such as London United, Atletas Kaunas, Badalona, Den Bosch or the Get Better Academy Prague (and several others). We will do our best to increase the number of participants in 2019.
We start on December 28th at 9.00 hours in Venue Lange Munte in Kortrijk, and we will know the winner on December 30th around 17hr !