Mega Mozzart wins EuroLeague ANGT ahead of European basketball celebrities / News
U18 Mega Mozzart Belgrade became the 11th club to win the EuroLeague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament title by eliminating the U18 Next Generation Select team 82-61 (13-17, 19-22, 25-12, 25-10) in the 2022 ANGT Championship game.
It was the third lucky time for the Serbian team, which had lost in the final in 2017 and 2019 but took control of the game in the Hala Sportova Ranko Zeravica with a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter.
In the annals of ANGT history, Mega joins other champions U18 Real Madrid, U18 CSKA Moscow (both three crowns), U18 Zalgiris Kaunas, U18 FMP Belgrade, U18 PFYM INSEP Paris, U18 Rytas Vilnius (all two), U18 FC Barcelona, U18 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, U18 KK Zagreb and U18 Joventut Badalona.
The tournament final caught the attention of many familiar faces in basketball, including Ivica Zubac, Jordi Bertomeu, Nikos Zisis, Theo Papaloukas, Misko Raznatovic and Ramunas Siskauskas.
Olympiacos fans were also in the stands, as they supported Next Generation Select Team head coach Vassilis Spanoulis.
The winners were led by Bassala Bagayoko. The 15-year-old Mali center finished the duel with a double-double, racking up 16 points (7/9 2PT, 2/2 FT), 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 4 turnovers and a game-high 28. PIR .
Mega Mozzart: Nikola Djurisic 21 (7 TO), Andrija Jelavic 19, Bassala Bagayoko 16 (11 REB).
Next Generation Selection Team: Filip Jovic 11 (6 REB), Zacharie Perrin 11 (9 REB), Alexandros Samontourov 9.