Crvena Zvezda through to NIJT in London

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade have won the final Nike International Junior qualifying tournament by seeing off local rivals Mega Vizura 88-56.

Dusan Ristic led the winners with 21 points and seven rebounds. Nikola Rebic added 17 points while Marko Tejic and Marko Guduric scored 15 each for the winners who join Lietuvos Rytas of Lithuania, winner of the Siauliai Nike International Junior Tournament; KK Spars Sarajevo of Bosnia-Herzegovina, winner of the Torneo Citta di Roma; and Joventut Badalona of Spain, winner of the Ciutat de L’Hospitalet tourney.

England’s under-18 side will also compete at the NIJT as a wildcard side.

Three more sides will be added by Euroleague Basketball to complete the eight-team field.

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