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U16 European Championship 2014: the Guards

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

We start our review of the U16 European Championship with a focus on the guards. As always, we do not go that much into details as these players are still very young and a lot of their development is still difficult to foresee. Additionally, it has to be noted that I did not see all the teams play so that there some prospects missing in the reports.

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U16 European Championship 2014: the Finals

August 30th, 2014 · No Comments

The last day in Riga was also the last day of the summer youth events for 2014. The Final was played between the hosts from Latvia and the super-deep French team. Here is the report on the main action from the day.

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U16 European Championship 2014: 1/2 Finals

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

This report features information on the the 2 semi-finals of the U16 European Championship of Division A in Riga next to other comments on the games between Germany and Serbia as well as Denmark and Finland.

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U18 European Championship 2014: Turkey

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

After analyzing the Croatian team, the topic of today’s article is about the Gold Medal winners from Turkey. We took already a look at the most interesting players from this country during the Albert Schweitzer Tournament this spring but here are some additional comments on prospects like Berk Ugurlu, Tolga Gecim, Furkan Korkmaz or Egemen Güven.

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U16 European Championship 2014: 1/4 Finals

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

After a late arrival to Riga, it was time to follow the quarter finals of the U16 European Championship of Division A. I missed the game between Turkey and Italy so that this report only features comments on the other three games.

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U18 European Championship 2014: Croatia

August 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here are some notes on the 4 teams that played the semi-finals at the U18 European Championship this summer in Turkey. We start with Croatia so that this reports features scouting reports on the top level prospects Dragan Bender, Marko Arapovic, Lovro Mazalin and Ante Zizic.

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Who shined next to Nurkic in the U20B Final?

August 6th, 2014 · No Comments

We followed the Final of the U20 European Championship of Division B between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Belgium recently. Here are a few notes on the main prospects of both teams including Adin Vrabac, Manu Lecomte and others.

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Notes from the U20 European Championship 2014

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

The U20 European Championship in Crete is over. Thanks to the availability of Live Streams, it was possible to follow several games from the event. However, I could only sneak in some moments so that I can not come up with full scouting reports. So here are a few notes that I put down while watching games.

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NBA Draft 2014: Viktor Gaddefors

June 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

In our last NBA Draft 2014 profile, we take a look at the Swedish swingman Viktor Gaddefors. Does he  have a chance to follow his country mates Jonas Jerebko and Jeff Taylor.

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NBA Draft 2014: Axel Toupane

June 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Another French prospect who is a borderline NBA Draft 2014 candidate is Axel Toupane. The defensive guard from Strasbourg can have a future as role player on the highest level is he develops his weaknesses.

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NBA Draft 2014: Louis Labeyrie

June 24th, 2014 · No Comments

In our series of borderline Draft prospects, we take a look today at Louis Labeyrie from France. The French inside player has been on the radar for several years but his development has stacked a bit recently.

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NBA Draft 2014: Niels Giffey

June 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

We continue our Draft Preview with another 2nd round candidate, the German forward Niels Giffey out of UConn. Giffey did the classical pre-draft tour with several workouts, the Portsmouth Invitational and the Adidas Eurocamp. See below for his chances to get drafted.

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NBA Draft 2014: Ioannis Papapetrou

June 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today, we cover the situation of the Greek forward Ioannis Papaetrou. He is one of the younger automatically eligible players because he left the NCAA after only one season. See below to learn if he is a potential NBA Draft pick in 2014.

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NBA Draft 2014: Philipp Neumann

June 20th, 2014 · No Comments

The NBA Draft 2014 is coming closer and we take a look at the German big guy Philipp Neumann. The former player of Brose Baskets comes off an interesting season in Germany and was awarded best Power Forward of the recent Adidas Eurocamp. [Read more →]

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NBA Draft 2014: Artem Pustovyi

June 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Over the next days, I will post some Draft profiles of automatically eligible players that are not that well known. To start this little series, I will speak about the Ukrainian big guy Artem Pustovyi.
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Adidas Eurocamp 2014: Early Entry Candidates

June 12th, 2014 · No Comments

In our review of the Adidas Eurocamp, we will take first of all a look to the players that had declared early for the NBA Draft 2014. Most of these players have withdrawn their name from the pool in between though. The reports below can not be considered as full scouting reports but give an idea on what the players have showed in Treviso.

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Adidas Eurocamp 2014: Day 2 Review

June 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The second day of the Eurocamp was marked mainly by the Next Generation Camp as there have not been many other games. However, it was another occasion to see some of the players in the morning sessions and in a great matchup against Team USA for the closing of the afternoon.

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Adidas Eurocamp 2014: Day 1 Review

June 7th, 2014 · No Comments

The Adidas Eurocamp 2014 started today in beautiful and sunny Treviso. Once again, hundreds of coaches, scouts, executive and agents made the trip to the Italian city to get an update on some of the most interesting prospects.

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JBBL Top4 2014: Player review

May 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

After having covered the best prospects of the NBBL Top4 2014, this article will talk about the most interesting players of the JBBL Top4 including top prospect Isaiah Hartenstein. It has to be said that the level of individualities in the U16 category was exceptional with a multitude of future high-level players. Here is the report on the most interesting ones.

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NBBL Top4 2014: Player review

May 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

In the first part of our JBBL/NBBL Top4 review from 2014, I will analyze the main prospects from the U19 level. Overall, the U19 level was quite deep but lacked to top-level talent compared to the the U16. Nevertheless, the event was good to get an update on some promising players for the like Ismet Akpinar, Niklas Kiel or Thomas Grün.

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