The last qualification event of the Nike International Junior Tournament has been played in Belgrade in late February. We are taking a look at the most interesting prospects and as always, we start our reports with the guards.
March 4th, 2014 · No Comments
February 24th, 2014 · No Comments
The last day of the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade was of course marked by the Final, the different contests and the individual trophies handed out to the players. See below for the review of Sunday’s action.
February 24th, 2014 · No Comments
The trip to the NIJT in Belgrade was a good opportunity as well to get an update on the Partizan prospects as they played a Euroleague game just the day before the Youth Event. The article will focus on Bogdan Bogdanovic who has played himself into the first round of NBA Draft projections this season.
February 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
The Nike International Junior Tournament is going into its final day today. But here you can find some video highlights and interviews with some of the most interesting prospects. This post will be updated as soon as new videos come online.
February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments
The second day of the Nike International Junior Tournament brought first decisions in the morning session where a qualification for the semi-finals was on the line. Here is the report on the morning and evening sessions.
February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments
For my first trip of the 2013-14 season, I went once again to Belgrade to cover the Qualification Event for the Nike International Junior Tournament. 8 teams competed in the Serbian capital with a majority of squads from the Balkan area. Here is the recap of the first game day.
February 8th, 2014 · No Comments
The Austrian big guy Jakob Pöltl is currently in the United States to take official visits at the Universities of California-Berkeley, Utah and Arizona. The 1995 born seven footer is an interesting player who made the headlines of the diverse B Division Youth Championships and he is currently in his decision process for the future of his career.
January 25th, 2014 · No Comments
We rarely talk about current NCAA players in this blog but we make an exception today as the following post discusses the Romanian big man Alex Olah. The 2m13 tall inside player moved to the United State in 2010 and is currently in his Sophomore year with Northwestern in the relevant Big 10 Conference.
January 7th, 2014 · No Comments
After having analyzed the game of Jovan Novak in our first part of the series on Serbian guards next to Vasilije Micic, the focus today is on the 1995 born combo guard Ognjen Jaramaz who plays for Smederevo in the Serbian 1st League.
December 28th, 2013 · No Comments
The future for Serbia on the PG position looks to be Vasilije Micic. But behind the 1994 born prospect, there are other young guards emerging. We will take a look at two of them in a series of two articles. Today, Jovan Novak is being in the focus while we will talk about Ognjen Jaramaz in the second part.
December 19th, 2013 · No Comments
When you are in Berlin and there is a Eurocup game going on, there are good chances that I go to see that match even if there is not much to expect. Well, it was the case today between ALBA and Mons but here are some quick notes on two auto-eligible draft prospects.
December 12th, 2013 · No Comments
With Tibor Pleiss doing his job in the ACB and earning MVP trophies on a weekly basis, there is another German seven-footer on its way to the top at the moment. Born in 1995 and son of the former German National Team player Rolf “Bibo” Mayr who was once considered as the tallest German ever, Daniel Mayr is getting decent minutes with the German ProA team Science City Jena this season. Therefore, it is about tome to check out what the 2m16 tall Center is putting on the court.
November 26th, 2013 · No Comments
(Luís Cristóvão) With 5 rounds played in the Portuguese LPB, it’s time to focus in a group of players who are preparing themselves to be part of the next generation of the Portuguese National Team. The country has recently shown some good results in the FIBA Europe Women’s competitions, while their Men’s teams were not able to keep the pace along the best European teams, failing Eurobasket 2013. Nonetheless, with Mario Palma keeping his place as Head Coach in the National Team, and more players putting an end to their International careers, the Portuguese team needs more prospects.
November 19th, 2013 · No Comments
In their first season in the ABA League, the team from Mega Vizura is one of the most exciting ones to follow for talent scouts. Next to a multitude of interesting prospects, the team also features three high-level talents in their back court combo of Vasilije Micic and Nenad Miljenovic together with the upcoming inside presence of Nikola Jokic. I took a look at the latest developments of their talents recently.
November 1st, 2013 · No Comments
In 2010, I travelled to Solna in Sweden to cover the Nordic Championship, a tournament that regroups the Youth National Teams of the different Scandinavian countries. Back then, I saw for the first time Rasmus Larsen and Marcus Eriksson competing. Three and a half years later, both prospects have made the move to Spain and play now together for the same team in Manresa. It was time to make an update on the two very promising players.
October 15th, 2013 · No Comments
Around 2010, the name of Amedeo della Valle appeared first in the European scouting circles as a flashy and superbly quick Italian PG of the future. Playing for Junior Casale, della Valle impressed some scouts traveling around Italy before making it to the Italian U18 National Team in 2011. The next season might be a crucial one for the MVP of the U20 European Championship so here we go for an analysis.
October 4th, 2013 · No Comments
In the third part of our season preview, we take a look at the French ProA today. Several of the most interesting prospects have left the league to play in the NBA or in Serbia, the number of talented prospects remains high even if it might be not that impressive than it was over the last years. Nevertheless, here we go for our five prospects that we suggest to follow this season.
September 27th, 2013 · No Comments
The BEKO BBL season starts this Saturday with the Champions Cup while the regular season really kicks off on the 2nd October. It’s time to check who are the players to follow this season in one of the upcoming leagues in Europe.
September 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment
Before the seasons in the different professional leagues start in the next weeks, we will take a look at the players to follow in some of the main competitions in Europe. We start with a new addition in this already traditional pre-season show as we analyze the Belgian Ethias League. The Belgian league is constantly on the rise in terms of quality over the last years and a specific rule giving financial advantages to teams signing young players (not regarding their nationality) has had an effect that more international prospects came to the Ethias League over the last years. But also the Belgian players are improving.
September 3rd, 2013 · No Comments
The Eurobasket 2013 starts tomorrow in Slovenia and we took a quick look at some prospects that will most likely use this stage to make a name for themselves on the International scene for the first time.