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Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2014: Day 3

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The last day of the first round at the 2014 edition of the Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2014 was also my first day at the traditional U18 event. The day started with a decisive game for advancing to the second round and finished with the classical Germany versus Turkey matchup.

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Players to watch at the AST 2014 (Group C+D)

April 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

After having discussed the players to watch in groups A and B during the Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2014 in Mannheim, let’s take a look now at the groups C and D to see who are the main prospects.

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Players to watch at the AST 2014 (Groups A+B)

April 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Albert Schweitzer Tournament will start tomorrow Saturday in Mannheim into its 27th edition. Considered by many people as the unofficial U18 World Championship, the tournament will feature once again 16 teams from all around the World. We take a quick look at who are the players to follow this year. In a first article, we are analyzing the players in Group A and B while a second article will feature the prospects in Group C and D.

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Notes on the Nike Hoop Summit 2014

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

The 2014 edition of the Nike Hoop Summit has been played last weekend in Portland. This year, there have only been 5 European players present in the event and they could not really put their mark on the game like in previous years. Nevertheless, he are some quick notes on these five players.

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Why Kenneth Ogbe will shine for Utah in the future

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

The German guard Kenneth Ogbe finished his Freshman year this spring at the University of Utah. After having played several seasons for Urspring Academy in Germany, he decided to follow his brother Dennis, who recently graduated with excellent academic results at Tennessee Tech, and committed to play for the Utes. We talked with Jim Gwilliam, managing editor of LightTheU.com who gave us his impressions on the German prospect.

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Jusuf Nurkic Scouting Report Mind Map

March 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

After having tested the Mind Map format for a Scouting Report a year ago for Alex Abrines, I prepared now an even more detailed Mind Map for the Bosnian big man prospect Jusuf Nurkic.

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NIJT Belgrade 2014: the Bigs

March 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

In the last part of our review of the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade, I am going to talk about the big guys. In this group, you will find scouting reports on the top-level prospects Dragan Bender and Ante Zizic as well as some interesting players for the College level like Norbert Janicek.

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NIJT Belgrade 2014: the Wings

March 17th, 2014 · No Comments

In the second part of our analysis of the Nike International Junior Tournament qualification event in Belgrade, we will talk about the main wing players. These include some high-level prospects like the Croatian Lovro Mazalin or the French Stephane Gombauld.

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NIJT Belgrade 2014: the Guards

March 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The last qualification event of the Nike International Junior Tournament has been played in Belgrade in late February. We are taking a look at the most interesting prospects and as always, we start our reports with the guards.

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NIJT Belgrade 2014: Day 3 Recap

February 24th, 2014 · No Comments

The last day of the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade was of course marked by the Final, the different contests and the individual trophies handed out to the players. See below for the review of Sunday’s action.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic on the way of being a PG

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The trip to the NIJT in Belgrade was a good opportunity as well to get an update on the Partizan prospects as they played a Euroleague game just the day before the Youth Event. The article will focus on Bogdan Bogdanovic who has played himself into the first round of NBA Draft projections this season.

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NIJT Belgrade 2014: Highlights and Interviews

February 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

The Nike International Junior Tournament is going into its final day today. But here you can find some video highlights and interviews with some of the most interesting prospects. This post will be updated as soon as new videos come online.

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NIJT Belgrade 2014: Day 2 Recap

February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The second day of the Nike International Junior Tournament brought first decisions in the morning session where a qualification for the semi-finals was on the line. Here is the report on the morning and evening sessions.

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NIJT Belgrade 2014: Day 1 Recap

February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

For my first trip of the 2013-14 season, I went once again to Belgrade to cover the Qualification Event for the  Nike International Junior Tournament. 8 teams competed in the Serbian capital with a majority of squads from the Balkan area. Here is the recap of the first game day.

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Getting to know Jakob Pöltl

February 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Austrian big guy Jakob Pöltl is currently in the United States to take official visits at the Universities of California-Berkeley, Utah and Arizona. The 1995 born seven footer is an interesting player who made the headlines of the diverse B Division Youth Championships and he is currently in his decision process for the future of his career.

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Alex Olah plays himself into the spotlights

January 25th, 2014 · No Comments

We rarely talk about current NCAA players in this blog but we make an exception today as the following post discusses the Romanian big man Alex Olah. The 2m13 tall inside player moved to the United State in 2010 and is currently in his Sophomore year with Northwestern in the relevant Big 10 Conference.

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Serbian guards to follow (Pt.2): Ognjen Jaramaz

January 7th, 2014 · No Comments

After having analyzed the game of Jovan Novak in our first part of the series on Serbian guards next to Vasilije Micic, the focus today is on the 1995 born combo guard Ognjen Jaramaz who plays for Smederevo in the Serbian 1st League.

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Serbian guards to follow (Pt.1): Jovan Novak

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments

The future for Serbia on the PG position looks to be Vasilije Micic. But behind the 1994 born prospect, there are other young guards emerging. We will take a look at two of them in a series of two articles. Today, Jovan Novak is being in the focus while we will talk about Ognjen Jaramaz in the second part.

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Quick notes on a meaningsless game

December 19th, 2013 · No Comments

When you are in Berlin and there is a Eurocup game going on, there are good chances that I go to see that match even if there is not much to expect. Well, it was the case today between ALBA and Mons but here are some quick notes on two auto-eligible draft prospects.

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Daniel Mayr working his way in the German ProA

December 12th, 2013 · No Comments

With Tibor Pleiss doing his job in the ACB and earning MVP trophies on a weekly basis, there is another German seven-footer on its way to the top at the moment. Born in 1995 and son of the former German National Team player Rolf “Bibo” Mayr who was once considered as the tallest German ever, Daniel Mayr is getting decent minutes with the German ProA team Science City Jena this season. Therefore, it is about tome to check out what the 2m16 tall Center is putting on the court.

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