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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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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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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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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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Today’s picks

October 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Toronto Raptors are currently scouting throughout Europe. GM Bryan Colangelo will be in Cologne next Friday to scout the German seven-footer Tibor Pleiss The German U19 NBBL has started last weekend. I will come back to the top performers a little later in the season Victor Claver looks very promising in this beginning of […]

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Today’s picks (from the U18 European Championships)

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Here are my thoughts on the first day of both U18 Championships that started today.

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Douai Tournament 2008: the Centers

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Finally, we come to the big guys present in Douai. And here, the quality was rather high with some top European talent but also good prospects from Africa and the United States.

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Douai Tournament 2008: Sunday’s picks

June 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Back in the Salle Corot for the Finals day of the tournament and the most important games of the week.

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Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2008: the best of the rest

April 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After having analyzed in the detail the four best placed European nations of the tournament, I will come back to the other European teams, unfortunately only in a shorter fashion as I saw these teams only once in Mannheim. Also, I will limit myself really to the main players of these teams in order to […]

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Today’s picks from the Albert Schweitzer Tournament

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Before returning to Mannheim for the Finals day tomorrow, here are some important facts of the last two days. The Final will be the awaited Greece – Turkey clash. It will be loud and rowdy in the US Sports Arena tomorrow. Nikos Pappas is the absolute favorite for the MVP trophy. The Greek guard went […]

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Today’s AST picks

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Before heading off to Mannheim, here are a few picks out of yesterday’s action. Spain is dominating its group. After a 40pts success against New Zealand, the team from Iberia also demolished Croatia by 38. And it was once again a nice team effort with 5 guys in double figures. Title candidate? Some nations are […]

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NBBL Regular Season Review

February 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The last day of the regular season of the German U19 NBBL has been played last weekend. So it is time to check who were the best performers of the last weeks and see where is the top talent of the 1989 and younger German generation.

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Today’s picks

January 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ricky Rubio is still amazing (13pts 5rebs 5asts 2stls), even if his team lost this weekend against local rivals Barcelona. However, he had a very special move to score against the whole Barcelona defense. Predrag Samardziski came up with a huge statistical effort this week in the Adriatic League. He destroyed Geoplin Slovan with 19pts […]

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