Atsur finished the game with 41 points on 16-23 FGs (5-9 3pt.) and 6-8 FT. He played all 40 minutes for Turkey and is their leading scorer during the tournament, with game highs of 41 and 37 points respectively. Croatia was the defending Jr. World Champions.
"Engin Atsor (Turkey): We are a team that fights in every game. We did the same in this very difficult game, against a strong team like Croatia. We have already forgotten this victory and look ahead to the next game. For us, it is not important who scores the points. We are a good team…"
"Engin Ätsur (TUR): Ätsur was one of the top scorers at the 2002 European Championship and one of the main reasons that his team took the last qualification spot for Thessaloniki. The 1.94 shooting guard is once again showing his shooting touch at the World Championship, averaging 18 ppg to go along with 6 rpg and 3 apg."