SZOLNOK (FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup Qualifiers 2017) Estonia's men and France's women won the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup Hungary Qualifier 2017 after defeating Israel and Czech Republic respectively in Szolnok on August 5-6 2017.
In the men's category, Estonia went from underdogs to top dogs after finishing the event undefeated.
Tamir Schiller could not lead Israel to victory in Hungary but the U18 World Cup star led the scoring charts in the men's competition, finishing the event with 42 points, 12 more than Aleksander Hint from Estonia. Áron Frank (Hungary) and Yoeri Hoexum (Netherlands) were tied at third with 27 points.
France continued to dominate the women's category on the old continent. 'Les Blueuettes' had a perfect record in Hungary and conceded less than 8 points per game on average. The reigning U18 European champs will have a chance to defend their title in Debrecen after defeating U18 World Cup silver medalists Czech Republic in the final.
Belgium's Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka led the scoring charts with 36 points. Mathilde Pereygne (France) was second with 24 points.
In total, 11 teams secured a spot for the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup in Debrecen on September 1-3.
Men: Estonia, Israel, France, the Netherlands and Czech Republic
Women: France, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Israel and Italy