With a few months of delay, here we go for a report on some of the most interesting players of the 2009 FIBA Europe U16 European Championship of Division B. As I could by far not see all players (I was limited to several games on tape), this report is far from being complete. The [...]
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November 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment
September 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments
During this year’s edition of the FIBA Europe Division B U18 European Championship in Sarajevo, the Swedish team marked the tournament with its playing style and underlined the continuous improving of the Swedish basketball in general. With a 4th place at the Under-20 and a 5th at the Under-16 Euro in Division B, Sverige is [...]
September 21st, 2009 · 5 Comments
The Eurobasket 2009 is history now and I take a look at the players that can be considered as the most interesting prospects of the tournament. The players featured in the article are those that are still potentially NBA Draft candidates, so all the players born in 1988 or earlier but not drafted yet.
Tags: Antoine Diot·Banvit·Baris Hersek·Brose Baskets Bamberg·Crvena Zvezda·Elias Harris·FMP Belgrade·France·Germany·Gonzaga·Hemofarm Vrsac·Iowa State·Le Mans·Lucca Staiger·Milan Macvan·Miroslav Raduljica·Nemanja Bjelica·Philipp Neumann·ratiopharm Ulm·Robin Benzing·Serbia·Stefan Markovic·Telekom Baskets Bonn·Tim Ohlbrecht·Turkey
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 [...]
September 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Coming back from holidays out of the basketball no-man’s land Switzerland, it will take me some time to get back into the feeling of the Eurobasket 2009. However, I made a quick analysis of the present teams and their different rosters in relation with the age of the players and I will try to find [...]
Tags: Antoine Diot·Bozhidar Avramov·Bulgaria·Chavdar Kostov·Croatia·Elias Harris·Emir Preldzic·Eurobasket 2009·France·FYROM·Gasper Vidmar·Germany·Goran Dragic·Great Britain·Greece·Israel·Ivan Paunic·Jaka Klobucar·Kosta Koufos·Latvia·Lior Eliyahu·Lithuania·Lucca Staiger·Milan Macvan·Milenko Tepic·Milos Teodosic·Miroslav Raduljica·Nando de Colo·Nemanja Belica·Nick Calathes·Nicolas Batum·Novicka Velickovic·Omri Casspi·Poland·Ricky Rubio·Robin Benzing·Russia·Serbia·Sergi Llull·Slovenia·Spain·Stefan Markovic·Tibor Pleiss·Tim Ohlbrecht·Turkey·Uros Tripkovic·Victor Claver
August 30th, 2009 · No Comments
After the comments of the German and the French coach, we had the chance through our friend Nikita to talk with the Russian U18 National Team coach Mikhail Solovyev and gets his comments on the full Russian roster that finished 6th in this year’s European Championship.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·alexander Burtsev·Alexander Knyazyuk·Benjamin-Pavel Dudu·Dmitry Kulagin·Gleb Plotnikov·Ivan Lazarev·Ivan Shamov·Mikhail Nabotov·Nikita Balashov·Nikita Barinov·Pavel Antipov·Pavel Shavkunov·Russia
August 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments
This summer, I had the opportunity to go for my first ever U16 European Championship and combine it with a first ever trip to the Basketball country of Lithuania. I decided to make just a short scouting report on the teams I have seen (Places 1-8) as these kids are all only 16, or even [...]
Tags: 2009 U16 European Championship Division A·Alejandro Suarez·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Andrey Loginov·Berkay Candan·Burak Yildizli·Croatia·Daniel Diez·Dario Saric·France·Gleb Goldryrev·Hugo Invernizzi·Jaime Fernandez·Kenan Sipahi·Lithuania·Livio Jean-Charles·Mantas Mockevicius·Marko Ramljak·Matej Buovac·Michal Michalak·Nemanja Bezbradica·Nenad Miljenovic·Paulius Semaska·Piotr Niedzwiedzki·Poland·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Russia·Serbia·Sergey Karasev·Spain·Tauras Jogela·Tomas Lekunas·Turkey·Vladislav Trushkin·Vukasin Vujovic·William Howard·Yannis Morin
August 16th, 2009 · No Comments
The final day of the 2009 U16 European Championship has arrived and the decisions will arrive about Gold, Silver and Bronze. But the day started of course with the games for the places 5 to 8.
Tags: 2009 U16 European Championship Division A·Alejandro Suarez·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Andrey Loginov·Berkay Candan·Croatia·France·Gleb Goldryrev·Henrik Sirko·Jorge Sanz·Lithuania·Livio Jean-Charles·Mantas Mockevicius·Matej Buovac·Michal Michalak·Nenad Miljenovic·Özgür Sahin·Paulius Semaska·Piotr Niedzwiedzki·Poland·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Russia·Serbia·Spain·Tauras Jogela·Tomas Lekunas·Turkey·Valery Truchkin·William Howard
August 15th, 2009 · No Comments
Having arrived in Kaunas yesterday late, it has been a full basketball day today in the legendary Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas Hall, the oldest basketball arena in Europe for the U16 European Championship of Division A 2009.
Tags: 2009 U16 European Championship Division A·Alejandro Suarez·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Andrey Loginov·Bruak Yildizli·Croatia·Dario Saric·Enes Kanter·Erbil Eroglu·France·Gleb Goldryrev·Jaime Fernandez·Kenan Sipahi·Mantas Mockevicius·Martynas Paliukenas·Matej Buovac·Michal Michalak·Nenad Miljenovic·Nikola Pavlovic·Piotr Niedzwiedzki·Poland·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Russia·Sergey Karasev·Tauras Jogela·Vladislav Trushkin·Yannis Morin
August 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Before flying tomorrow to Kaunas for the U16 European Championship, here are some news on the Kazakhstan basketball players passport fraud.
August 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments
With the additional Qualification round of the 2009 Eurobasket having started last week, one name has emerged in the French press that has already been followed by the experts for a long time but more than 30 different articles have been written about the current back-up PG of the French National Team.
August 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment
After the comments of the German coach Kay Blümel on his players, we have today what the French coach Philippe Ory told Basketnews about his own players. With the permission of the French magazine, here is the English translation of his words.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Chrislain Cairo·Evan Fournier·Fabien Paschal·France·Frederic Bourdillon·Geoffrey Renon·Henri Kahudi·Kevin Mondesir·Leo Westermann·Mael Lebrun·Nicolas Wachowiak·Nikola Stojiljkovic·Philippe Ory·Vincent Pourchot
August 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment
After the tournament, I spoke with the German U18 head coach Kay Blümel and he gave me his personal impressions on his full roster and commented every player’s tournament.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Anthony Canty·Daniel Leithner·Danilo Barthel·Falko Theilig·Friedrich Lotze·Germany·Harald Debelka·Justin Raffington·Konstantin Klein·Mathis Mönninghoff·Ole Wendt·Philipp Neumann·Sebastian Koch
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
August 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments
After the Guards, I will talk about the wings today. It was probably the position that showed the least talent in France this summer, however several players need to be mentioned.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Alberto Jodar·Czech Republic·Danilo Andusic·Edo Muric·Evan Fournier·France·Germany·Greece·Italy·Joan Sastre·Lazar Radosavljevic·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Lithuania·Mael Lebrun·Mathis Mönninghoff·Nemanja Jaramaz·Ondrej Kohout·Pavel Antipov·Riccardo Moraschini·Russia·Saulius Kulvietis·Serbia·Slovenia·Spain
August 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments
We start our in-deep player analysis of the 2009 FIBA Europe European Championship of Division A with a scouting of the most interesting guards. While the tournament was heavily Center-loaded, there have been some guards that I wanted to take a closer look at.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Andrea de Nicolao·Augustas Peciukevicius·Dmitry Kulagin·France·Germany·Italy·Jan Span·Leo Westermann·Lithuania·Ole Wendt·Russia·Safak Edge·Slovenia·Toni Prostran·Turkey·Vytenis Cizauskas
August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments
The FIBA Europe U18 European Championship 2009 is in the books now. So we go for a last daily roundup before attacking the detailed player scoutings during the next week.
Tags: Achille Polonara·Alberto Jodar·Andrea de Nicolao·Ante Cutura·Branislav Dekic·Burat Yüksel·Danilo Andusic·Dejan Musli·Dmitry Kulagin·Dragan Sekelja·Enes Kanter·Evan Fournier·Firat Töz·Furkan Aldemir·Ignacio Llovet·Joan Sastre·Jonas Valanciunas·Leo Westermann·Mael Lebrun·Maxim Can Mutaf·Nikita Barinov·Safak Edge·Toni Prostran
August 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments
The final weekend of the FIBA Europe U18 European Championship 2009 is behind us. The day featured of course the semi-finals but I had the time to check out some of the other games too.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Andreas Person·Branislav Dekic·Bulgaria·Danilo Barthel·Dejan Musli·Enes Kanter·Evan Fournier·France·Germany·Henri Kahudi·Hubert Wierzbicki·Ivan Batur·Jonas Valanciunas·Latvia·Leo Westermann·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Lithuania·Mael Lebrun·Nemanja Jaramaz·Nikola Vukasovic·Nimrod Tishman·Ole Wendt·Pavel Shavkunov·Philipp Neumann·Pierre Hampton·Sebastian Szymanski·Slovenia·Toni Prostran·Turkey·Vytenis Cizauskas
July 29th, 2009 · No Comments
After a day of rest for me but not for the players, I went back to France today to watch two interesting games between Lithuania and Turkey and the decisive one between France and Germany.
July 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Today started the second round of the FIBA Europe U18 European Championship of Division A in Metz and Hagondange. I made the trip once again to Hagondange and it was worth it because I saw two great games tonight.
Tags: Alberto Jodar·Croatia·Dino Jakolis·Dragan Sekelja·Edo Muric·Evan Fournier·Fabien Paschal·France·Ignacio Llovet·Jakob Celasek·Joan Sastre·Leo Westermann·Matteo Juricic·Slovenia·Spain·Toni Prostran