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. 

History_Teams

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 MadridTotal Tournaments:  4

1986 - 1988 - 1989 - 1993 

Lietuvos Rytas (Lituania) - Total Tournaments: 2

2009 - 2012

FMP Zeleznik (Serbia) - Total Tournaments: 2

2007- 2008

Unicaja Málaga - Total Tournaments: 2

1997 - 1998 

Granollers - Total Tournaments: 1

1992

RCD Espanyol - Total Tournaments: 1

1987 

Cajasol Sevilla - Total Tournaments: 1

2010

CSKA Moscú (Rusia) - Total Tournaments: 1

2005

OAK Hill Academy (EEUU) - Total Tournaments:1

2004

Olímpija Ljubljana (Eslovenia) - Total Tournaments:1

2002

CAI Zaragoza - Total Tournaments:1

1994

C. B. GRan canaria - Total Tournaments: 1

2019 

History_Players

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 champions: Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro, Jose Manuel Calderón, Luka Doncic, Rudy Fernández, Chacho Rodríguez, Felipe Reyes ..