Current Nike International Junior Tournament holders Lietuvos Rytas won the first ever event held in Siauliai, Lithuania to become the third team through to the London 2013 event.
The Lithuanian side, who defeated Fenerbahce in last year’s final in Istanbul lost their first game to VEF Riga 91-80 but then had little trouble in winning this event, beating arch-rivals Zalgiris 100-81 in the title game to book their ticket to London.
Tournament MVP Edvinas Seskus led Rytas in the title game with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, while Gediminas Zalalis had 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory.
Lietuvos Rytas are joined at the event in London which runs parallel to the Euroleague Final Four by KK Spars Sarajevo and Joventut Badalona. The venue hasn’t been determined as of yet.