During the trip to Kaunas for the Nike International Junior Tournament, I had also the opportunity to follow a game of KK Baltai playing University of Tartu in the Baltic League. KK Baltai is in fact the reserve team of Zalgiris Kaunas and one of the several places where the Lithuanian Euroleague team can stack [...]
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February 12th, 2012 · No Comments
November 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments
Cibona Zagreb is certainly the team to watch this season in the Euroleague in terms of young potential. It is not uncommon that the Croatian team plays with four 1989 or earlier born players at the same time. And all of them have a very important role in their specific strengths. We took a closer [...]
October 20th, 2010 · No Comments
The Group C of the Euroleague 2010/2011 features some of the most interesting young big men in Europe and several potential NBA Draft candidates. Additionally, Ricky Rubio is also active with his FC Barcelona in this group and the games of these 6 teams will certainly attract a large number of NBA scouts over the [...]
July 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments
In the quarter-finals yesterday, Croatia managed to beat Serbia with an incredible finish by Dino Butorac who scored a tough three-pointer and 2FTs to bring his team back. Mario Delas was then present to grab the offensive rebound and score the winning bucket. How to cut a 6pt deficit in 30 seconds, watch the video [...]
June 16th, 2010 · No Comments
Currently on holidays in the lovely Austrian Alps to recharge my batteries for the summer, I took some time to share my thoughts on the Croatian and French U20 National teams that compete in the Adidas Eurocamp 2010 in Treviso. Both teams prepare the upcoming U20 European Championships that will be played in Croatia.
July 16th, 2009 · No Comments
In the recent FIBA U19 World Championships, the Croatian PF Mario Delas got elected MVP of the tournament for his performance to lead the Croatian team to an unexpected Bronze medal. Delas finished the tournament with 20.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.2apg while hitting 57.9% of his shot attempts. The 2m08 tall player from KK Split has [...]
August 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Here are my thoughts about the ending U18 and starting U20 European Championships.
Tags: Division A European Championship·Division A European Championship·Division B European Championship·Donatas Motiejunas·Enes Kanter·Jakub Wojciechowski·Jan Vesely·Kostas Sloukas·Mario Delas·Marko Vranjkovic·Tomas Satoransky·Vladimir Jankovic
July 25th, 2008 · No Comments
Here are my thoughts on the first day of both U18 Championships that started today.
Tags: Alejandro Hernandez·Division A European Championship·Division B European Championship·Enes Kanter·Jakub Wojciechowski·Kostas Papanikolaou·Leonidas Kasselakis·Maik Zirbes·Mario Delas·Maurice Stuckey·Nikos Pappas·Rasid Mahalbasic·Ryan Richards·Sebastian Szymanski·Tautvydas Slezas·Vladimir Jankovic
July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments
This Friday will start the FIBA Europe U18 European Championship of Division A in Amaliada and Pyrgos in Greece. I took a closer look at the different teams and collected some expert opinions on the upcoming tournament.
Tags: Alberto Jodar·Alejandro Hernandez·Andrew Albicy·Andrija Milutinovic·Bojan Subotic·Bozhidar Avramov·Carmel Bouchman·David Garcia·Deniz Kiliçli·Division A European Championship·Donatas Motiejunas·Enes Kanter·Femi Oladipo·Gilvydas Biruta·Lazar Radosavljevic·Leon Radosevic·Mario Delas·Maurice Stuckey·Nicolo Melli·Niels Giffey·Nikos Pappas·Simon Schmitz·Tomislav Zubci·Toni Prostran
July 2nd, 2008 · No Comments
In general, not a lot of good forward material was present in Douai. The most talented one would have been Tomislav Zubcic but he was not present with the Croatian National team. So I included some PF into this category in order to have some guys to talk about.
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.
June 28th, 2008 · No Comments
I arrived this morning in Douai, the city of the Giants for the 22nd edition of the Douai World Tournament. And here are short recaps of the games from this Saturday.
May 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment
I have spent this 1st of May in the Palalido in Milano, Italy to follow the final day of the 25th edition of the Victor Rho Tournament. Unfortunately, this year’s edition did not feature the same amount of talent than the years before because of the International Junior Tournament played in Madrid. For this reason, [...]
December 31st, 2007 · No Comments
This year’s edition of the Onil U18 Tournament ended with the success of the Spanish U18 team. The second place was for Turkey, while Germany beat Croatia for the third place. The Spanish PG Alejandro Hernandez, a NBA Basketball Without Borders participant in 2006 and member of the Youth teams of FC Barcelona, got elected [...]