Junior ABA League

Short History

     The Junior ABA League, officially known as the U19 ABA League Championship is the regional U-19 men's basketball competition that features the youth selections of clubs from the ABA League. It is run by the ABA League JTD and it is contested between teams from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. The ABA League Assembly, held on July 24, 2017, decided to organize the Junior League, and the first season was held in the 2017/18. The 2019/20 season was temporarily suspended, and later definitely cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Teams Matches
1. 2017/18 Laktaši
(Bosnia & Herzegovina)
24 Nov 2017 - 28 Jan 2018 10 teams 24 matches
2. 2018/19 Slavonski Brod
(Croatia)
29 Nov 2018 - 7 Apr 2019 11 teams 29 matches
3. 2019/20 Belgrade
(Serbia)
28 Nov - 1 Dec 2019 12 teams 30 matches

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 2017/18 Laktaši
(Bosnia & Herzegovina)
MEGA BEMAX
(Serbia)
Crvena Zvezda
(Serbia)
Igokea
(Bosnia & Herzegovina)
2. 2018/19 Slavonski Brod
(Croatia)
CIBONA
(Croatia)
Crvena Zvezda
(Serbia)
Igokea
(Bosnia & Herzegovina)
3. 2019/20 Belgrade
(Serbia)

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
1. 2017/18 Laktaši
(Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Mega Bemax - Crvena Zvezda 82-60 Igokea - Budućnost 77-74 Mega Bemax - Igokea 73-70
Crvena Zvezda - Budućnost 63-57
2. 2018/19 Slavonski Brod
(Croatia)
Cibona - Crvena Zvezda 73-68 Igokea - Cedevita 90-88 Cibona - Cedevita 76-59
Crvena Zvezda - Igokea 73-66
3. 2019/20 Belgrade
(Serbia)
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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