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25th U20 World Tournament in Tourcoing, France from Jun. 18th to 22nd, 2014: "les Bleus" defeat Turkey in the final

The World Basketball Tournament of Tourcoing , France has become a classic over the years . Eight teams showed up in at the Sport Center Leo Lagrange in Tourcoing from Jun. 18 th to 22 nd , 2014. Besides a selection of excellent US prospects (the USA Elite Team of Coach Linzy Davis ), the seven  other teams involved in the tourney are currently in their  preparation  campaign for the U20 FIBA European  Championship for Men which will be held in Crete , Greece from Jul . 8 th to 22 nd . Turkey of Head Coach Erhan Toker advanced out of a tough Group A with Croatia , Germany and the USA Elite Team and reached the final after struggling hard against Israel at the semi-final stage. France of Coach Jean Aime Toupane made it out of Group B, also including Israel , Great Britain and Montenegro , and qualified for the final after winning over Croatia in the other semi-final . Led by their star Mouhammadou Jaiteh of JSF