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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July 26th, 2011 · No Comments
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.
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.
Tags: Abdel Kader Sylla·Abdoulaye Loum·Andrew Albicy·Bismack Biyombo·Davis Bertans·Donatas Motiejunas·Emmanouil Koukoulas·Femi Oladipo·Furkan Aldemir·Jan Vesely·Joffrey Lauvergne·Jonas Valanciunas·Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann·Leon Radosevic·Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira·NBA Draft 2011·Negueba Samake·Nihad Dedovic·Nikola Mirotic·Tomislav Zubcic·Tornike Shengelia
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Branislav Dekic·Croatia·Dejan Musli·Dragan Sekelja·Enes Kanter·Fabien Paschal·France·Germany·Ignacio Llovet·Ivan Lazarev·Jonas Valanciunas·Latvia·Lithuania·Martins Meiers·Nikola Rondovic·Philipp Neumann·Russia·Serbia·Spain·Turkey·Vincent Pourchot
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.
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.
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.
Tags: ALBA Berlin·FMP Belgrade·Friedrich Lotze·Hemofarm Vrsac·Jonas Valanciunas·Kalise Gran Canaria·Lietuvos Rytas·Mirza Sarajlija·Montepaschi Siena·Nemanja Knezevic·Nenad Miljenovic·Niels Giffey·Nika Metreveli·Nunzio Sabbatino·Olimpija Ljubljana·Oscar Alvarado·Petar Lambic·Tommaso Ingrosso·Unicaja Malaga
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.
Tags: ALBA Berlin·Augusto Cesar Lima·Branislav Dekic·Dejan Musli·FMP Belgrade·Hemofarm Vrsac·Jonas Valanciunas·Lietuvos Rytas·Malick Fall·Malte Ziegenhagen·Montepaschi Siena·Niels Giffey·Osvaldas Matulionis·Unicaja Malaga
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 [...]
Tags: ALBA Berlin·Alejandro Lopez·Andriy Lebedintsev·Augustas Peciukevicius·Augusto Cesar Lima·Bakary Konate·Branislav Dekic·Brian Wenzel·Dejan Musli·Djordje Micic·FMP Belgrade·Hemofarm Vrsac·Jonas Valanciunas·Justin Raffington·Kalise Gran Canaria·Kevin Bright·Lietuvos Rytas·Mantas Kadzevicius·Matic Sirnik·Milan Jaros·Mirza Sarajlija·Montepaschi Siena·Niels Giffey·Nika Metreveli·Nike International Junior Tournament·Nikola Vukasovic·Nunzio Sabbatino·Olimpija Ljubljana·Oscar Alvarado·Osvaldas Matulionis·Ovidijus Varanauskas·Petar Lambic·Samuel Dominguez·Simone Centanni·Strahinja Mladenovic·Tautvydas Sabonis·Tommaso Ingrosso·Unicaja Malaga
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.
Tags: Alexander Andreev·Augustas Peciukevicius·Augusto Cesar Lima·Branislav Dekic·Dovydas Redikas·FMP Belgrade·Ivan Batur·Joan Tomas·Jonas Valanciunas·Joventut Badalona·Lietuvoy Rytas·Marko Todorovic·Max van Schaik·Nikola Mirotic·Nikola Rakocevic·Nikola Vukasovic·Ovidijus Varanauskas·Real Madrid·Tautvydas Sabonis·Unicaja Malaga