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Adidas Eurocamp 2012: auto-eligible players

June 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment

We start our in detail analysis of the Adidas Eurocamp 2012 with those players that are automatically eligible for the NBA Draft 2012. Even if the number of high level prospects is limited, there might be one or two players that will see their name come up in the second round as a pick and […]

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Maik Zirbes confirms, Philipp Neumann emerges

December 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This week, the game between TBB Trier and Brose Baskets Bamberg was a good opportunity to see some of the most promising Centers of German Basketball face-to-face. The already drafted Tibor Pleiß together with the top prospect Philipp Neumann had to play against one of the best big men of the Bundesliga season so far: […]

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Abdel Kader Sylla starts to play

December 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

SLUC Nancy was one of the main attractions in the Euroleague this season because of the presence of the French National Team player Nicolas Batum. However, since his departure, the team struggles in the main competition but they find some time to integrate one of their most interesting prospects into the regular rotation.

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5 prospects to follow in the Bundesliga 2011/2012

September 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The seasons in the different European Leagues are about to start next weekend so that we check who are the prospects to follow in some of the main leagues. We will start today with the German Bundesliga that becomes more and more interesting also for young players to get some minutes on a good level.

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The “other” Early-Entrants for the NBA Draft 2011

June 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Every year, the Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso is the place to go for NBA Teams in order to scout the European Draft prospects. But the camp does not always invite all the Early-Entrants or Automatically eligible players that are out there. This year, 6 Early Entrants are not on the list as of today so […]

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NBA Draft 2011–Early Entrants Analysis

April 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The NBA has published yesterday the list of Early Entrants for the NBA Draft 2011. It features 20 players based in Europe and two Europeans playing in the NCAA. We will go over the 20 Internationals, give a short scouting report with Video (where available) and make a prediction on their Draft Stock.

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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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1990: the in-between generation for Germany

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

German Basketball is expecting a lot from two of its most talented generations: the players born in 1989 (Elias Harris, Tibor Pleiss, Robin Benzing) and in 1992 (Philipp Neumann, Patrick Heckmann). But in between these two generations, there is a group of players born in 1990 that is ready for the next step. Playing either […]

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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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European Championships 2010 B Division All-Tournament Teams

August 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

With a bit of delay, we got the names of the U18 and U20 B Division European Championship All-Tournament teams and MVP trophy winners. A big thank you to FIBA Europe for providing us with the names. So here we go for the three All-tournament Teams of the B Division for 2010.

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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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Who is Tomasz Nowakowski?

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

This question is certainly asked by a lot of NBA Draft followers over the last days since the Polish player declared as early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft. We checked with our friends in Slovenia, as he is playing over there for a few years, if they could give a little more information […]

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FIBA U19 World Championships: France

July 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

France finished at a correct 8th place at the recent U19 World Championships in New Zealand and are therefore classified as the “third European nation”. Basketnews spoke to NT coach Richard Billant who gave them his individual report on any of his players. I translated his comments in English, the original can be found in […]

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Douai 2009: Lithuania Review

June 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Today, I will talk about the second European team to have played in this year’s edition of the Douai World Tournament: Lithuania. A team that was composed of 1990 and 1992 born players missing all their talented 91 guard players. This came up to a situation having a team dominated by inside players and totally […]

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Douai 2009: France Review

June 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

To start the in-depth reports about the Douai World Tournament, I will take a closer look to the third placed French team. Being only one point short of the Final victory, the team looks a bit undersized compared to the different other teams in the competition and also the typical hyper athletic inside player is […]

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NBBL Top4 2009: the Wendt-show was not enough (UPDATED with Videos)

May 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

This weekend, the German U19 NBBL League had its third edition of the Top4 played in Berlin. For the first time, the home team qualified for the event which made the Finals day particularly loud and enthusiastic. However, the overall level of the tournament, except for the final was not very high, which may be […]

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Heavy weekend picks

April 10th, 2009 · 13 Comments

This Easter weekend is once again packed with interesting tournaments and events around European Youth basketball. I try to give a short preview about all the stuff that you can follow throughout the net over the upcoming days.

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NBBL Playoffs started this weekend

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments

The German U19 NBBL playoffs started this weekend with some interesting match-ups. Europeanprospects was present in Trier to cover the game between TBB Junior Team around Maik Zirbes and Basket College Rhein Neckar. Additionally, two Top4 participants of last year challenged each other already in the first round.

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NBBL All-Star game review

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments

This weekend has been played the NBBL All-Star game in Mannheim. It is always difficult in such a context to scout players, especially if the game has no real impact and the clock is not stopped during the first 3 quarters. The result of this was a very poor first half. At least, during the […]

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NBBL All-Star Teams published

December 26th, 2008 · No Comments

During the German All-Star Day, the U19 NBBL All-Star game is the main event for checking out which are the current top prospects in the NBBL. So here are the rosters of both teams that will play each other on the 17th January in the Mannheim SAP Arena.

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