Here we go for the first part of our scouting reports from the Nike International Junior Tournament. The guard group was somehow quite limited in this event but overall you have to add that it was once again difficult to scout all the players in details with two games running parallel at all times.
May 17th, 2013 · No Comments
May 13th, 2013 · No Comments
The Nike International Junior Tournament 2012/2013 came to an end on Sunday afternoon with a well deserved victory for Joventut Badalona. The day was crowned though by a great Final of the Euroleague.
May 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment
The third day of the Nike International Junior Tournament is in the books and it was quite an interesting day that ended with a semi-surprise and an expected final between Joventut Badalona and FC Barcelona.
May 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment
After having skipped the first day of the Nike International Junior Tournament in London, I made it to the capital of the United Kingdom for the second day. After the battle with the Euroleague that ended without a result, I was however looking forward to see some of the best young players in Europe.
May 7th, 2013 · No Comments
After having been denied in 2010, 2011 and 2013, I have decided in cooperation with other websites to write an Open Letter to Mr. Jordi Bertomeu to make him aware of the situation. As there has been no answer so far from the Euroleague, we have decided to put this letter online to explain to our readers why we can not cover the Euroleague Final 4 as expected.
April 20th, 2013 · No Comments
Philipp Neumann has been considered a high-level talent for a long time already. But this season is the one where he really emerges on the top level in Germany and shows what potential he has. The 2m09 big guy, who was moving between PF and C in the youth categories playing often facing the basket has now totally settled as a low-post presence for the German champion Brose Baskets Bamberg.
April 16th, 2013 · No Comments
In a way to explore new things, I tried to put together a scouting report on Alex Abrines in a different way. Using the concept of Mind Mapping, this is a first idea/draft on what can be possible. The content of the Scouting report is also far from being complete as it has been put together for a first try. I have some thoughts how to improve it but I want to check first if this concept of a Scouting reports is interesting for the readers. Every comment is welcome so do not hesitate to put your ideas in the comments or just send them over to me.
April 2nd, 2013 · 2 Comments
The Easter weekend is traditionally the first weekend in the year where a multitude of tournaments and international friendly games are played. Here we go for a review of the most important events of the last days.
March 29th, 2013 · No Comments
Mouhammadou “Mam” Jaiteh is currently one of the hottest names in the European prospects scene. The French big guy made the not so usual choice to sign with a ProB team coming out of INSEP while the most interesting prospects generally decide themselves in favor of a ProA team after their years with the French academy. The results so far look great for Jaiteh as he is averaging a stunning 16.7ppg (65.2% FGs), 9.8rpg and 0.9bpg in his first professional season. The question though is what is the value of these stats as he is playing “only” in the second French division. We will take a more detailed look at him as well as analyze the season of his team mate Abdoulaye Loum.
March 16th, 2013 · No Comments
In the last part of our review of the Nike International Junior Tournament 2013 in Belgrade, we will analyze the game of the tournament MVP Dusan Ristic and the rest of the big guys present in Serbia. The level on the Center positions was not great in general with the exception of the Crvena Zvezda players.
March 12th, 2013 · No Comments
In the second part of our player report on the Nike International Junior Tournament, we take a look on two very interesting wing players in Marko Guduric and Damien Inglis. On the other hand, a list of several potential role player prospects completes this part of the evaluation series before talking about the big men in the final article on the tournament.
March 7th, 2013 · No Comments
We start the review of the main players of the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade traditionally with the guards. The overall talent level on this position was a bit limited and the number of future top level back-court players present in this tournament was not very high. But here we go for those that we considered as the most interesting.
March 3rd, 2013 · No Comments
During the Nike International Junior Tournament, I had the opportunity to follow the Serbian League game between Mega Vizura and Metalac. In the team from the Belgrade suburbs, the 1994 born PG Vasilije Micic runs the show next to a couple of other interesting prospects.
March 1st, 2013 · No Comments
Here are Video Highlights of a multitude of games of the Nike International Junior Tournament 2013 in Belgrade.
February 28th, 2013 · No Comments
During the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade, I also had the possibility to follow the Adriatic League game between Partizan Belgrade and Union Olimpija Ljubljana. Over the last two years, Nemanja Nedovic used this moment where lots of NBA Scouts are present to showcase his skills. This time, the French big guy Joffrey Lauvergne was best at improving his stock during the Seniors game on Saturday evening.
February 25th, 2013 · No Comments
The last day of the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade started again quite early at 9.30am. The game for the 7th place was the opener for us on Sunday while we foresaw to also check out Vasilije Micic in the Serbian League game between Mega Vizura Zemun and Metalac.
February 24th, 2013 · No Comments
The second day of the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade started for me quite early in order to follow the morning session of the event. In the afternoon, I decided to skip the semi-finals in order to see the prospects of Partizan play their Adriatic League game against Olimpija Ljubljana in Pionir.
February 23rd, 2013 · No Comments
After several weeks, I am again on a Scouting trip, to follow the Nike Inthernational Junior Tournament in Belgrade. After missing the morning sessions as I flew only in at noon, I had the chance to check out the games from the evening but only through one half per team.
February 6th, 2013 · No Comments
The University of Maine has put its name on the map through their international recruiting over the last years. Till Gloger, who comes from Germany, is one of their international freshmen this season. Here is what the Power Forward has to tell us in today’s Living in America edition.
February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments
In our Living in America series, we spoke with the Swedish forward Elias Desport today. He decided to go a different way than most of the Swedish prospects who signed in Southern Europe and went to the East Coast of the United States to play with St. Peter’s in Jersey City.