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Albert Schweitzer 2012: Sweden Preview

April 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

With only one day to go until the 2012 edition of the Albert Schweitzer Tournament starts, we will take a look at Sweden today.

Sweden knows it will be tough, but look forward to the Albert Schweitzer tournament very much anyway. It’s going to be very cool to meet teams this good. I’ve never played a tournament, so I’m really looking forward to it, Swedish forward Alexander Gorskisays.

Swedens coach Olle Lundén has more experience from the international stage. He’s coached several Swedish teams in the European Championships and has been to the Albert Schweitzer four times before. But only as a spectator, so I’m really looking forward to coaching in the tournament. I know the quality of play at this stage, so I hope we’ll be ready for it. I think we have a pretty good team, now we just have to show the toughness required on this stage, Olle Lundén says.

The best known Swedish player is probably Ludvig Håkanson. Son of Olle Håkanson, former national team player for Sweden, the 17-year old now plays for Barcelona. He is a point guard with pretty good size, quickness, has a good eye for the game and a knack for making crucial shots.

Lukas Bergäng, who plays for Italians team Casale, has also registered on many scouts radar. Bergäng, a 210 centimeters tall center/forward prospect, was invited to the Jordan Brand Classic in 2011 and is now trying to make a name for himself in Italy.

We know we have to play with a lot of intensity and that we have to be prepared for games played in very high tempo. Every practice makes us better, so I think we can be okay, Alexander Gorski says.

Henrik Schöldström is the head of communications of the Swedish Basketball Federation.

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 carro // Apr 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Ludvig Håkanson is 16 born 1996!

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