THE CHAMPION IS HERE
26. August at 17:15
What a day. The last day of the tournament was spectacular from the first game to the last. Fans gathered in big numbers and the atmosphere was incredible. Teams did their best and represented their flag admirably. The treat of the day was the big finale in which Slovenia won against Israel in an overtime with 62 : 60. Incredible comeback by the Slovenians after being down by 18 points. Unfortunately we saw an injury in the finals when one of the best players of the tournament dislocated his shoulder. Fortunately nothing was broken and we wish him a speedy and successful recovery. Italy came third followed by Poland, Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary, North Macedonia, Ukraine and Bulgaria. The best five of the tournament was Kajetan Kuczawski (POL), Jurica Zagoršak (CRO), Alberto Pellizzari (ITA), Yarin Simon Dazanashvili (ISR) and Luka Šmitran (SLO). Best scorer of the tournament was Teo Vojnovikj (NMK), best rebounder was Jurica Zagoršak (CRO), assist leader and MVP of the tournament was Luka Šmitran (SLO).
The tournament was a great success as both boys and girls showed their skills and gained valuable experiences. At this point we want to thank to all of the teams, referees, fans and other team staff for making this an unforgettable experience and one of the best Slovenia Ball tournament ever.
See you next year on 16th Slovenia Ball in Slovenj Gradec.