(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 26th, 2013 · No Comments
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.
August 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments
The U16 European Championship 2013 is history. I was not able to cover the event from the Ukraine and despite the great coverage by the Ukrainian media, I could not even follow many games through live streams. So here are a few notes on the players that I managed to see at least a little. This report can not be considered as complete as I did not see all the teams nor did I see many teams over long stretches.
August 9th, 2013 · No Comments
We conclude our reports on the U18 European Championship 2013 from Riga with the scouting reports on the Big Men. These include of course the Latvian twin towers Porzingis and Pasecniks but also the highly recruited Domantas Sabonis and the Croatian talents Arapovic and Zganec.
July 31st, 2013 · 2 Comments
After discussing the guards of the U18 European Championship, here we go for a roundup of the most interesting prospects at the wing position.
July 29th, 2013 · No Comments
Here we go for the reports on the best guards of the U18 European Championship of Division A in Riga. The reports includes scoutings on the All-Tournament Team members Paolo Marinelli and Kenan Sipahi and multiple other players.
July 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments
The day started with a double-overtime thriller where Bosnia/Herzegovina secured their spot in Division A over Ukraine. Later in the day, it was about the medals.
July 28th, 2013 · No Comments
Here we go for the 2nd day in Riga to cover the U18 European Championship of Division A.
July 27th, 2013 · No Comments
Better later than never is the motto for this post as it describes the post players of the U19 World Championship 2013 in Prague. Here again, we only covered the European and Australian players from the games that we have seen.
July 27th, 2013 · No Comments
The U18 European Championships of Division A are played this year in Riga. I made the trip to Latvia to cover the last three days of the event but arrived only for the second quarterfinal so that my report does not include a game report on the matchup between Croatia and Russia.
July 21st, 2013 · No Comments
After having talked about the quite talented guard crop of the U19 World Championship, we will analyze the wing players today. In this category, there were not that many highly talented players, at least for the countries that I was scouting.
July 14th, 2013 · No Comments
The U19 World Championship 2013 is over and here is our recap of the main guards of the event. In our reports, we cover only the teams that reached the quarter finals and we do not speak about the North American teams as these players are already covered by a multitude of other websites. Enjoy.
July 8th, 2013 · No Comments
Two short interviews with Nikola Jankovic and Vasilije Micic after the Final of the U19 World Championship 2013 in Prague.
July 7th, 2013 · No Comments
The last day of the U19 World Championship in Prague has brought the decision on who will be the successor of Lithuania who won this title 2 years ago. The United States were the big favorites so read here how the tournament ended in Prague.