The NBA Global Academy (NBA GA), based at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (COE) in Canberra, has won the 2020 Torneo Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet.
The tournament was held in Barcelona, Spain and included some of the world’s best junior teams such as Basket Zaragoza and Club Joventut Badalona.
The NBA GA proved their strength winning all five of their games including the final where they defeated FC Barcelona by 19 points (93 – 74).
Josh Giddey was a strong competitor throughout the tournament averaging 11.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, earning him the tournament MVP. His strongest performance was in the winning final where he collected a double-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists.
2020 Torneo Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet Results
|GAME 1:||GAME 2:||GAME 3:|
|NBA Global Academy – 88||Club Joventut Badalona – 79||Torrons Vicens CB L´Hospitalet – 55|
|Basket Zaragoza – 77||NBA Global Academy – 80||NBA Global Academy – 87|
|GAME 4: SEMI FINAL||GAME 5: FINAL|
|NBA Global Academy – 103||NBA Global Academy – 93|
|Baskonia – 99||FC Barcelona – 74|