Haris Tournament 2012 - Day 3 Recap - Hoopsfix.com

Haris Tournament 2012 – Day 3 Recap

CB Cornella Haris Tournament 2012 Champions

CB Cornella Haris Tournament 2012 ChampionsSpanish side CB Cornella were crowned the 2012 Haris Tournament champions after defeating Akademie Weser 62-53 in the final at the Amaechi Centre on Saturday.

Tournament MVP

Aureli Luquero Haris 2012 MVPCornella’s Aureli Luquero was named the 2012 Haris MVP after an impressive display in the final. He finished with 18 points, the majority in the first half, and 6 steals, as well as a handful of huge plays down the stretch to cool off a huge Akademier Weser rally.

Across Cornella’s three games of the tournament, Loquero averaged 8.7 points, 4 rebounds, 3.3 assists (7th in the tournament) and 3 steals (3rd in the tournament) on 47.8% field goal shooting (5th).

You can find stats and all tournament leaders here.

All Tournament Team

The 2012 Haris Memorial Tournament All-Star 5 were (pictured below, left to right): Conor Porter (Manchester Magic U18s), Edin Atic (Kos), Alessandro Verga (Switzerland Select), Constantin Kalmund (Akademie Weser and Ferran Ventura (CB Cornella).Haris Tournament 2012 All Star 5

Haris Memorial Tournament 2012 Final Standings

1st: CB Cornella
2nd: Akademie Weser
3rd: Manchester Magic Under-18s
4th: Kos Sarajevo
5th: Switzerland Select
6th: Belfast Stars
7th: England U17s
8th: Manchester Magic U16s

Full Results

Switzerland beat Manchester U16s 78-59
Box score.

Belfast Stars beat England U17s 60-58

Box score.

Akademie Weser beat Manchester Magic U18s 77-61(semi-final)
Box score.

CB Cornella beat Kos Sarajevo 81-65 (semi-final)
Box score.

England U17s beat Manchester Magic U16s 78-39 (7th/8th Place playoff)
Box score.

Switzerland won against Belfast Stars 82-56 (5th/6th Place playoff)
Box score.

Manchester Magic beat Kos Sarajevo 72-54 (3rd/4th Place playoff)
Box score.

CB Cornella beat Akademie Weser 62-53 (Final)
Box score.


  • You can see highlights from Day 1 of the tournament here, Day 2, and Day 3.
  • Aidan Quinn’s buzzer beater was the highlight of the tournament, no doubt!
  • Atic Edin (Kos Sarajevo) led the tournament in scoring at 22.3 points per game, Nedim Tunovic, also of Kos Sarajevo, led the tournament in rebounds at 12.7 per game (thanks to his 21 rebound performance against Belfast!), whilst Belfast’s Conor Quinn led in assists at 4.3 per outing. All statistical leaders here.
  • Being updated as you read!

Thoughts? Did you make it to Haris? Standout players/performances?


  1. dpeti

    December 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Is the final score correct? (Assuming CB won the tournament?)

    • Sam Neter

      December 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      I believe so, it’s what it says on the stats.

      • dpeti

        December 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm

        Sorry Sam, my apologies. Have to learn to read !!!

  2. JJ

    December 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I may be wrong and this is just my opinion but I don’t think you should win a MVP award with stat averages as low as that. I mean you were there Sam, what do you think?

    • Sam Neter

      December 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      It all depends on what their criteria was. If it was just MVP for the final then he deserved it…but when Mike Shaft was announcing it he said it was for the entire tournament so if that is the case, then yeah, it’s definitely debatable.

      Ironically enough, Cornella was the one team I saw the least of during the tournament! But on talking to a couple of people, Ventura (all-tournament team) was more instrumental to Cornella’s success over the course of the three days.

    • JohnB

      December 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      What was the overall standard like ?

  3. T

    December 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    How come Belfast are better than England U17s?!

  4. dpeti

    December 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    May I suggest, before these comments go further, that we just assume that all the kids playing had a good time, enjoyed the tournament, and played as best they could.

    Congrats to CB who won the tournament and I am sure that all the younger players would have gained very valuable experience.

    Let’s leave it at that?

  5. Matt Roberts

    December 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

    If you visit the tournament website: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-9416-0-0-0 you’ll notice if you look carefully the final’s stats is missing at the minute, there was a technical error with the uploading of the game, awaiting FIBA’s instruction on how to correct this (they appear to be on holiday right now).

    The MVP was for the final only, although I was told prior to it being announced there were two MVP awards one for the final and one for the whole tournament, not sure what happened to that.

    I was really impressed with Belfast, well coached, the twins lead the team and had a decent company around them.

    Really don’t understand the logic behind the England team at all, they changed head coach every game, think it had a detrimental affect on their performance as a team, different coaches have different styles, like different players and use different schemes so the consistency wasn’t there.

    Kos Sarajevo seemed to know how to win, but didn’t look pretty. We’ve been invited to their tournament at Easter and it’s got some big name European power houses going to it, would be a great experience if we do go.

    Akademie Weser looked a good team, though they never seemed to hit their stride.

    Cornella didn’t do anything flashy but got it done every game and were worthy winners.

    Magic U18s will be a bit disappointed with their performances they never got going for some reason, though they managed to top the group in pool play.

    I only saw the Swiss team once and that was the 5/6th play off game, the coach is right character, in the nicest possible way.

    I didn’t get to see the Magic U16s play at all, just the way my schedule fell. There was a point were they were beating the England team which would have been a bit embarrassing.

    That’s all I can say as for most of the tournament I had my head looking at computer screens.

    I was told there was record interest in the tournament this year with the website receiving a record number of hits, has always been the biggest event on the club calender.

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