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FIBA U19 World Championship 2011: the Bigs

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

The tournament is over for quite some time but I managed to finish my report on the Big guys only today. So here we go for a review of the most interesting inside players including an updated on the Toronto Raptors drafted Lithuanian Center Jonas Valanciunas.

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NBA Draft 2011: the Euro-Review

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments

The NBA Draft 2011 is in the books and before we move on to other things, we go first for a quick overview of the different European picks with a short analysis of their situation.

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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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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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Jonas Valanciunas debuting strong

October 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Lithuanian Center was the MVP of the recent U18 European Championship. Everybody expects big things in the future from the 1992 born big guy. But the future for Valanciunas has already begun as he is averaging impressive numbers for an 18-years old in the opening days of the Euroleague. We took a closer look […]

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Euroleague 2010/2011 Preview: Group C

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 […]

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U18 European Championship 2010 Division A: the Big Guys

August 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The big guys drew the most interest in the U18 European Championship as this group featured several highly interesting players. Even if Enes Kanter was absent, the tournament featured several NBA potentials and we go over the players that have impressed us the most.

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Jonas Valanciunas vs. Przemyslaw Karnowski: Video Analysis

July 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Two of the most promising Center talents in Europe met this week in the U18 European Championship in Vilnius. Jonas Valanciunas from Lithuania had to play against the one year young Przemyslaw Karnowski from Poland. I used this opportunity to make a Video Analysis of their game.

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Eurobasket 2009: U18 All-Star Game

September 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A new initiative established by FIBA Europe and sponsored by Champion was the U18 All-Stars camp for young European players held these days in Poland. 32 players got selected according to their performances at the U18 European Championships and went to work in several sessions with established coaches like Svetislav Pesic .21 players got an […]

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2009 U18 European Championship Division A: the Bigs

August 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments

After having presented the different guards and wings, today’s article will feature the big guys that played in Metz and Hagondange. In this area, there is a large number of quality talent present, so read on if you want to become familiar with the most interesting inside players of the future.

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NIJT 2009: the Centers

May 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

After the guard and forward review, here we go for the last part of my recap on the Nike International Junior Tournament 2009 in Berlin.

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Today’s picks (live from Berlin)

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

The Nike International Junior Tournament has come to an end this afternoon and saw FMP Belgrade win it after a big Final against Lietuvos Rytas.

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Today’s picks (live from Berlin)

May 1st, 2009 · No Comments

The second day of the Nike International Junior Tournament is in the books. Everything looks like it is going to be a Final between FMP Belgrade and Lietuvos Rytas. But both teams need another win to be for sure in the O2 World on Sunday.

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Today’s picks (live from Berlin)

April 30th, 2009 · No Comments

The first day of the Nike International Junior Tournament is history and the day ended nearly with a massive upset as the 2008 champ FMP Belgrade won against the hosts of ALBA Berlin by only 1 point.

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Nike International Junior Tournament: preview

April 26th, 2009 · 8 Comments

This Thursday starts the Nike International Junior Tournament in Berlin and features some of the best U18 Club Teams in Europe. Three qualification tournaments and two Wildcards later, 8 teams will fight in 2 groups to get the trophy. I took a quick look at the teams and tell you who are the prospects to […]

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Hospitalet 2009: Review

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments

As I was not present myself in Hospitalet, I publish this report on the tournament that I got from my friend Gerrit Kersten-Thiele who was in Spain for two days.

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