KAUNAS (2012 FIBA U17 World Championship) - The draw for the second edition of FIBA's U17 World Championship took place in Kaunas, Lithuania, on Tuesday with the ceremony also serving as a platform to officially launch the event's logo.
The 12 qualified teams were divided into two groups of six.
Here are the results of the draw:
Group A: Australia, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, USA
Group B: Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Korea, Lithuania, Spain
The 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship will be played in Kaunas from 29 June-8 July.
In the First Round, each team will play the other five in their respective groups.
The top four teams from each group will advance to the Quarter-Finals, at which point the competition continues through to the Final – on 8 July – in a standard knock-out format.
The draw was conducted by FIBA in collaboration with the Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LBBF), with FIBA Hall of Fame inductee and LBBF President Arvydas Sabonis in attendance as well as Senior Men's National Team player Jonas Maciulis.
The FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women were created by FIBA in order to boost the development of the sport among the younger age categories.
The first editions of these tournaments were held in 2010 in Hamburg, Germany (Men) and Toulouse/Rodez, France (Women).
The USA are the reigning champions having beaten surprise package Poland in the Final two years ago.