ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT | The balance of Virtus Segafredo Bologna U18 team
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ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT | The balance of Virtus Segafredo Bologna U18 team

Bologna, March 29 –

 

Having archived the first non-European experience for the Virtussino Youth Sector, it is time to take stock.

The U18 team, thus composed of athletes born in 2006 and 2007, finished in seventh place, winning the 7th-8th place final with the local Dubai Falcons team 94-84.
The team led by Mattia Largo was able to compete against some of the best teams and clubs in Europe, more accustomed to such stages.

In the three matches of Group B, the young bianconeri met in order Zalgiris Kaunas, Team Adidas Dubai (composed of 12 talents from different European countries) and Valencia. Just as many defeats came. The difference was mainly made by the physical gap with these teams, but the boys always struggled over the 40′, coming close to victory with the Spanish team on Saturday afternoon. The victory faded only in the last moments of the game, but the young bianconeri took full advantage of the opportunity to be able to improve themselves by facing some of the best players in Europe at the youth level, being able to include in their baggage something that will surely be useful to them on their path of growth, sporting and otherwise.