TALLIN, Estonia — University of Texas sophomore forward Ioannis Papapetrou (who has played well since the tournament started) posted a game-high 18 points to lead Greece to a 67-52 victory against Montenegro on Saturday in a classification-round contest at the Sportland Under-20 European Championship. Papapetrou converted 7-of-11 field goals (including 2-of-3 threes) and 2-of-3 free throws and added six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes of action.
Through the first nine games of the tourney, Papapetrou leads the team in scoring (15.3 ppg) and ranks second in rebounding (5.1 rpg), steals (12) and minutes played (32.6 mpg). He has reached double figures in scoring in eight of the nine contests and converted 51-of-110 (.464) field goals, including 18-of-52 (.346) from three-point range, and 18-of-23 (.783) free throws. Greece’s Under-20 team also features swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was recently selected as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.
With Saturday’s win, Greece (7-2) advances to play for fifth place against Turkey on Sunday, July 21. Tip for the Greece-Turkey contest is set for 7:45 a.m. Central (3:45 p.m. in Estonia).
Under-20 European Championships (Tallin, Estonia)
Classification-Round for Fifth to Eighth Place Result
Saturday, July 20
Greece 67, Montenegro 52
U20M 2013 Classification Montenegro-Greece Highlights