The group stage of the 2023 Adidas EuroLeague Next Generation Tournament Finals has now come to a close and the two undefeated teams, U18 Next Generation Select Team and U18 Real Madrid, are set to battle for the junior crown in the ANGT Championship Game on Sunday.
Real was the first to book its ticket for Sunday's title game, following its 72-54 triumph against FC Barcelona on Saturday morning in the last game of Group A. This will be Los Blancos' sixth title bout since 2014, as they look to add to their three ANGT titles (2015, 2019 and 2021). Jan Vide has averaged 22.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in Kaunas for Real, which has allowed just 66.6 points per game.
NGS Team clinched its place in Sunday's game by holding off the host team, U18 Zalgiris Kaunas, 73-62 in the final game of Saturday's program. Mouhamed Faye shined in the deciding game with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals and a PIR of 52. Faye has been the team's top performer at Kaunas Sports Hall over the past three days, posting 23.0 points and 12.0 rebounds. This will be the second straight time that NGS Team plays in the title bout, having lost to U18 Mega MIS Belgrade last season.
The championship game is set for 12:30 local time (11:30 CEST) on Sunday at Kaunas Sports Hall, and it will be streamed live for free on the live streaming and VOD platform SKWEEK, just like all the other ANGT Finals games in Kaunas.