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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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Simon Schmitz keeps the hope alive for Bayreuth

March 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This weekend, it was again time for a quick Scouting weekend in Germany. The plan was to check out the Crailsheim Merlins at home in the decisive game for FC Bayern München to move up to the BEKO-BBL followed by a matchup between two mid- to low-level Bundesliga teams BBC Bayreuth and TBB Trier. All […]

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Young guns from Finland (2010/2011)

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Our Finnish friend Hippo came up with his already traditional annual review on the Top Finnish prospects. After Kilian Cato committed this week to the University of Maine, the Finnish League has once again confirmed its status of interesting talent reservoir both for the NCAA and the European Leagues. Check out his report for the […]

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A “big” Euroleague night

January 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment

With the start of the Top16, it is about time to get an update on some of the most promising players in relation with the upcoming NBA Draft. The schedule allowed me to follow three “big” guys in the same evening, even if they are all three very different players. I speak of Jonas Valanciunas, […]

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5 players to follow this season in the Beko-BBL

October 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments

Today starts the German BEKO-Basketball Bundesliga with the game between Eisbären Bremerhaven and the Gloria Giants Düsseldorf. We took a quick look at five players that we think are worth following during the upcoming months and weeks in the third-youngest league of the continent.

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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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Zoran Dragić – not just a brother of Goran!

September 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Slovenia is a country with great basketball tradition (not long as independent country even; since 1991) that has produced many good players. Many of them played even in NBA. But today’s reality is a little bit different. If we look for Slovenian prospects born between 1988 and 1991, so players who are 19, 20, 21 […]

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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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Adidas Eurocamp Treviso 2010 Review (Part 2)

June 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Today we continue our review of the players from the Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso with a few additional names that we are thinking are worth to be mentioned.

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Adidas Eurocamp Treviso 2010 Review (Part 1)

June 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso is done for 2010 and I must admit that the overall level was lower than during the previous editions. There was only a limited number of direct 2010 NBA Draft prospects and no overwhelming new additions. Today, we go over a first part of those players that stood out in […]

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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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Did Thomas Heurtel really progress?

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This is the question that the leading weekly French Basketball magazine Basketnews asked recently. They discussed this point in a long story out of which europeanprospects.com will report you some extracts.

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Two shooters to look at in Germany

January 18th, 2010 · No Comments

The German Bundesliga is still a US-dominated League but more and more young players are earning their minutes and showing good progress. Today, I discuss two young Shooting Guards that come from very different backgrounds. Both are having their first real impact season on the highest professional level and both are set for improving in […]

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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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Update on Finnish Prospects 2009/2010

November 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Approximately one year ago, EuropeanProspects.com made an introduction to several Finnish prospects together with our friend Hippo from Finland. Today, we will check who are the players that emerge in the season 2009/2010 up North.

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Great Documentaries about French Prospects

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Nicolas de Virieu is a French Documentary movie maker that has produced a lot of highly interesting movies about Basketball. Among them, you can find different portraits or coverage of the famous Slam Nation dunkers in their worldwide tours. For fans of young European basketball players, two films are highly recommended.

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Scouting trip to Hesse

November 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This weekend, I visited some friends in the German Land of Hesse and I used this opportunity to see a bit of basketball action. With no major European prospect present in these games, I wanted however to mention the players I could observe. You will not find a detailed scouting report but more a general […]

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