|Host nation Italy||Dates 19–29 July 1973|
|Teams 16 (from 1 federations)|
Champions Soviet Union (1st title)
The 1973 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship (known at that time as 1973 European Championship for Cadets) was the second edition of the FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. The cities of Summonte and Angri, in Italy, hosted the tournament. The Soviet Union won their first title.
The sixteen teams were allocated in two groups of eight teams each.