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.
April 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 26th, 2013 · No Comments
(Luís Cristóvão) With 5 rounds played in the Portuguese LPB, it’s time to focus in a group of players who are preparing themselves to be part of the next generation of the Portuguese National Team. The country has recently shown some good results in the FIBA Europe Women’s competitions, while their Men’s teams were not able to keep the pace along the best European teams, failing Eurobasket 2013. Nonetheless, with Mario Palma keeping his place as Head Coach in the National Team, and more players putting an end to their International careers, the Portuguese team needs more prospects.