History L´Hospitalet - City of Basketball
L'Hospitalet is a city of basketball, a lot of basketball. Since 1929 clubs like the Centre Catòlic and the CB L'Hospitalet work and compete every season in our city. For this reason, it is a great pride to organize a big sporting event that counts with the participation of top national and international teams being considered the most prestigious basketball tournament in the U18 category in Europe. And we do it together.
The City Council is fully involved in the organization making this tournament one of the most important events of L'Hospitalet, not only in sports.
The tournament has counted on the collaboration
of Euroleague Basketball in the last 12 editions. The organization of the
most important basketball competition in Europe saw in our tournament an ideal
platform to promote the values associated with basketball such as respect, fair
play, sacrifice, team work and commitment to training young players. Now a new stage opens with new challenges for our tournament.
The Junior tournament of L'Hospitalet throughout its 40 years of history has had the best national and international Youth Programmes. Up to 6 countries on 2 continents are among the winning teams of this competition: Spain, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia and the USA.
Real Madrid - Total Tournaments: 10
1980 - 1981 - 1983 - 1991 - 1995 - 2000 - 2006 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
FC Barcelona - Total Tournaments: 7
1982 - 1990 - 1996 - 1999 - 2001 - 2011 - 2017
Joventut Badalona - Total Tournaments: 5
1984 - 1985 - 2003 - 2013 - 2018
Estudiantes Madrid - Total Tournaments: 4
1986 - 1988 - 1989 - 1993
Lietuvos Rytas (Lituania) - Total Tournaments: 2
2009 - 2012
FMP Zeleznik (Serbia) - Total Tournaments: 2
Unicaja Málaga - Total Tournaments: 2
1997 - 1998
Granollers - Total Tournaments: 1
RCD Espanyol - Total Tournaments: 1
Cajasol Sevilla - Total Tournaments: 1
CSKA Moscú (Rusia) - Total Tournaments: 1
OAK Hill Academy (EEUU) - Total Tournaments:1
Olímpija Ljubljana (Eslovenia) - Total Tournaments:1
CAI Zaragoza - Total Tournaments:1
C. B. GRan canaria - Total Tournaments: 1
The Junior Tournament of L'Hospitalet has always aimed to be the stage where the stars of the future will show the world what is to come. With this vocation, the Club Bàsquet L'Hospitalet with enthusiasm and hard work in each edition has placed the tournament in the place where it is currently, being considered the most important U18 category tournament on the international scene.
During the 39 editions of the tournament we have
seen many players pass through our city who have later become professionals of
the best leagues in the world, World Championship, European and even NBA
Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro, Jose Manuel Calderón, Luka
Doncic, Rudy Fernández, Chacho Rodríguez, Felipe Reyes ..