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2009 U16 European Championship B Division Report

November 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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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Christopher Czerapowicz shoots Sweden to Div A

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 […]

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Eurobasket 2009: the NBA Draft candidates

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.

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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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Eurobasket 2009: the generation check

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 […]

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2009 U18 European Championship: Russian coach comments

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.

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2009 U16 European Championship report

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 […]

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Today’s picks (live from Kaunas)

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.

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Today’s picks (live from Kaunas)

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.

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The Kazakhstan passport fraud story continues

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.

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Antoine Diot makes the next step

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.

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2009 U18 European Championship: French coach comments

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.

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2009 U18 European Championship: German Coach comments

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.

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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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2009 U18 European Championship Division A: the Wings

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.

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2009 U18 European Championship Division A: the Guards

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.

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Today’s picks (Final day live from Metz)

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.

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Today’s picks (Day 8 live from Metz)

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.

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Today’s picks (Day 6 live from France)

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.

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Today’s picks (Day 4 live from Hagondange)

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.

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