ANGT location changes for U18 Zalgiris 0

The locations and dates for the remaining two Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament qualifying events have been confirmed. The ANGT Munich qualifier, originally scheduled for late January, will be hosted by Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the Turkish metropolis from March 19 to 21. The ANGT Belgrade, which was due to have been played in February, remains in the Serbian capital and will take place on from March 26 to 28.

Because Germany’s pandemic protocols do not allow non-professional sporting events to take place, the ANGT Munich needed a new home. Efes rose to the occasion with a hosting plan that included facilities and logistics that fit perfectly with organizational needs.

The ANGT Istanbul will be played at Efes’ training facility. No fans will be allowed to attend the tournament, but access will be granted to a limited number of media and scouts.

In addition to U18 Anadolu Efes, the ANGT Istanbul will feature two-time champions U18 Real Madrid of Spain and former champion U18 Pole France Yvan Mainini (formerly known as CFBB Paris). U18 Zalgiris Kaunas, U18 Promitheas Patras, U18 Stellazzurra Rome, U18 Basket Brno from the Czech Republic and U18 Casademont Zaragoza from Spain will fill out the tournament field in Istanbul

The teams and arena for the ANGT Belgrade remain the same with the only change being the date. The participating teams are 2014 ANGT champion U18 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade and fellow Serbian sides U18 Partizan NIS Belgrade and U18 Mega SoccerBet Belgrade; U18 Buducnost VOLI Podgorica from Montenegro, U18 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana from Slovenia, U18 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar from Russia, U18 Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel and U18 U-BT Cluj Napoca from Romania.