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Adidas Eurocamp 2011: NBA Draft eligible players

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments

With the NBA Draft coming closer and closer, we go through the eligible players that were present in Treviso for the annual Adidas Eurocamp. Check below for an analysis of the most possible European Draft picks that have been present in Italy for the only European based pre-draft event.

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Edwin Jackson and the ASVEL prospects

June 6th, 2011 · No Comments

This weekend, ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne got eliminated from the French playoffs in a semi-final Game 3 against SLUC Nancy. Despite a deplorable team effort and several imports clearly having other problems than a functioning team, the young players who have been recruited specifically by the former coach Vincent Collet to build a team on the long […]

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Euroleague 2010/2011 Preview: Group D

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments

The last group of this year’s Euroleague competition is a bit more limited in terms of interesting prospects by the number. However, there are some quality young men playing with the Group D teams. Here we go to present the most interesting of them.

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Euroleague 2010/2011 Preview: Group B

October 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Today started the Euroleague season 2010/2011 with the opening game in the Group B between Olympiacos and Real Madrid. So it is about time to check who are the players to follow in the different groups of this season. We will go through the different groups and point out who are the players that we […]

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Euroleague Qualification Phase Preview

September 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Today starts the Euroleague Qualification Phase with the first games of the 2010-2011 season. 15 teams compete in two-games elimination match-ups for the remaining two spots in the Regular Season of the Euroleague. We took a quick look at the players to follow during these 3 elimination rounds that determine the two last competitors.

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“This guy called Wall, I have never heard of him”

August 15th, 2010 · No Comments

This weekend, the BEKO Super-Cup is being held in Bamberg. Germany, Lithuania, Turkey and Croatia prepare the upcoming World Championship. Similar to last summer, the German National Team features a large number of interesting prospects like Tibor Pleiss, Elias Harris or Robin Benzing. The German website spox.com talked to the Oklahoma Thunder draftee and also […]

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Tibor Pleiss: from the Circus-Tent to the NBA

June 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The German big guy Tibor Pleiss was the 2nd European player drafted in the 2010 NBA. He was picked by the New Jersey Nets who traded him to the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks then sold his rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder for close to 3,000,000 USD. Sam Presti and his team got what they […]

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Kevin Seraphin: Now listen to this Wizards

June 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With the number of European prospects drafted this year, I decided to have a review on every specific player. The first name that has been announced was Kevin Seraphin from France. It looked like David Stern has specifically practiced his French before the draft as he started his announcement with a very proud “Now listen […]

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NBA Draft 2010: Quick Euro Analysis

June 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

The NBA Draft 2010 is in the books and the number of European players picked by the Franchises has not been as low for years. With one player in the first round and only four in the second round, Europe was under-represented compared to the last years but it will probably be a different story […]

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Only 5 Europeans remain Early-Entries for the NBA Draft 2010

June 17th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The number of Europeans that stay in the NBA Draft 2010 as Early-Entry players has dropped to only 5. A multitude of big talents have opted out or did not even declare this spring so that the 2011 edition looks to be highly promising for European players. I will talk about that in a later […]

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ASVEL builds a French future

May 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

With the signing of Kim Tillie this Tuesday, the French team of ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne has brought the next high-quality prospect to their team after having confirmed the arrival of Leo Westermann a few days ago. With the already under contract Bangaly Fofana, Paul Lacombe, Thomas Heurtel and Edwin Jackson and some interesting young players […]

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NBA Draft 2010 European Early Entries Analysis (Pt. 2)

May 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today we check out the second part of the NBA Draft Early entrants from Europe. This list contains mainly those players where the presence for the NBA Draft 2010 has only been announced a few days before the early entry deadline.

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NBA Draft 2010 European Early Entries Analysis (Pt. 1)

April 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Today, the NBA released the official Early Entry Candidates List for the NBA Draft 2010. You can find the list of all the European players here. We will go through all of them and check where they will probably end up.

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Tibor Pleiss: the NBA-Interest sounds strange to me

March 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The German Center Tibor Pleiss gave recently an Interview to spox.com where he spoke about very interesting details on his past but also showed some surprise about the interest NBA Teams are having for him. You can read the full Interview in German here, I summed up the main parts in English.

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Quick review on the ongoing EuroCup season

December 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

With the year 2009 coming to an end, it is time to look back at what happened during the last months. The EuroCup season is quite shorter than the Euroleague but the teams playing here are stuffed with interesting talent. So it is time to take a quick look at those players that are emerging […]

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Two German Bigs on the rise (Pt1: Tibor Pleiss)

December 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tim Ohlbrecht and Tibor Pleiss played with the German National Team this summer during the Eurobasket 2009 in Poland. Both changed their Club teams this summer too so that it was time to take a closer look at them how they have adapted to their new environment in a year that can already decisive in […]

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A quick update on Kevin Seraphin

December 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

After a nice performance during the 2009 edition of the Nike Hoop Summit, a lot of observers had high hopes on the French Kevin Seraphin this season. With a newly signed three-year deal for Cholet, the 1989 born and 2m05 tall inside player had however a rough start into the season as he saw several […]

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Bangaly Fofana debuts in the Euroleague

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments

The young French Center of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne signed his debut in the Euroleague this week in the tough overtime home loss against Fenerbahce Ülker. The 1989 born and 2m12 tall player used the minutes he got because of the injury of Curtis Borchardt and it may remain his only major minutes of the Euroleague as […]

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Living in America: Canarias BA alumni

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments

The Canarias Basketball Academy is probably the team that brought the most players to a Division 1 Scholarship this summer; there were 6. Here we go for a short video review on 5 of them and also present what the Canarias Basketball Academy is about.

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5 French Espoirs to follow this year

October 10th, 2009 · No Comments

The website of the French Espoirs League has published recently an article about the 5 former Espoirs players to follow this season. I took the freedom to translate the article into English and tell you about the 5 players that want to confirm their potential this year.

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