EuroBasket 2003

The European Basketball Championships 2003, Men, short Euro Basket 2003 was held from September 5 to 14, 2003 in Sweden. It was the 33rd European Championships. Winner of the tournament and thus gold medalist was Lithuania. Spain won the silver medal and Italy won bronze. Germany failed to qualify for the quarter-finals and finished at the end of 9th place

The European Basketball Championship is a biennial basketball competition between European powers teams, which is organized by the Munich-based FIBA Europe, the European Basketball Federation.

  • 3.1 mode
  • 3.2 Elimination Round
  • 3.3 tournament tree 3.3.1 Places 5-8
  • 6.1 Overall
  • 6.2 Most points
  • 6.3 Most points per game
  • 6.4 Most rebounds per game
  • 6.5 Most assists per game


The preliminary matches were held in the four cities of Luleå (A), Norrköping (B ), Södertälje (C) and Borås (D) according to the group. From the quarter- finals, the games were played at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.

Preliminary round

In the preliminary round of four teams playing in four groups against each other. The winner of the match was awarded two points, the loser one point. Stand a game at the end of regulation time draw, so there was extension.

The draw gave the following groups:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • France France
  • Italy Italy
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Germany Germany
  • Israel Israel
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lithuania 1989 Lithuania
  • Russia Russia
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
  • Spain
  • Greece Greece
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Ukraine Ukraine

Group A - Luleå

Group B - Norrköping

Group C - Södertälje

Group D - Borås

Final rounds


After the preliminary round, the first team in each group directly qualifying for the quarter-finals. The runner-up of each group had to play for a place in the quarter-finals with a third-placed another group. Subsequently, both the winners of the quarter finals met in the semifinals each other, and the losers in the "small semi-finals ." The winners of the semi-finals to the finals, the loser in the match for 3rd place, the winner of the " small semi-finals " played for 5th place, the losers to 7th place

Elimination Round

Tournament tree

All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST )

Places 5-8


Small semi-finals


Game for 7th place

Match for 5th place

3rd Place Match


End figures


To the best players of the tournament ( MVP) of Lithuanians Šarūnas Jasikevičius was chosen. In a total of six games Jasikevicius scored an average of 14 points, 3 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 0 blocks per game. He had a hit rate of 38.7 % (29 of 75) from the field and 76.5 % (13 of 17) from the free throw line.

Ins All- Tournament team in addition Jasikevicius His teammate Saulius Štombergas, Frenchman Tony Parker, the Russian Andrei Kirilenko and Pau Gasol of Spain were elected.



  • 40 Games
  • 6,210 points
  • 2,467 rebounds ( 717 of them offensively and defensively 1750 )
  • 933 Assists
  • 1,939 Fouls
  • 1,127 turnovers
  • 488 steals
  • 205 Block Throws

Most points

Most points per game

Most rebounds per game

Most assists per game

Qualification for the 2004 Summer Olympics

This tournament served as a qualification tournament for the Olympic Summer Games 2004. Greece had already qualified as hosts, as well as Serbia and Montenegro as a world champion in 2002 (then as Yugoslavia). The three free places for Europe secured the medal winners of the European Championships: Lithuania, Spain and Italy.

The German team

The German team consisted of Stephen Arigbabu, Mithat Demirel Patrick Femerling, Stefano Garris Steffen Hamann, Jörg Lütcke, Robert Maras, Dirk Nowitzki, Misan Nikagbatse, Ademola Okulaja, Marko Pesic, Sven Schultze, (Coach Henrik Dettmann )

Pictures of EuroBasket 2003