European Prospects

News about Young European Basketball Prospects

Edwin Jackson and the ASVEL prospects

June 6th, 2011 · No Comments

This weekend, ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne got eliminated from the French playoffs in a semi-final Game 3 against SLUC Nancy. Despite a deplorable team effort and several imports clearly having other problems than a functioning team, the young players who have been recruited specifically by the former coach Vincent Collet to build a team on the long […]

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ASVEL builds a French future

May 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

With the signing of Kim Tillie this Tuesday, the French team of ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne has brought the next high-quality prospect to their team after having confirmed the arrival of Leo Westermann a few days ago. With the already under contract Bangaly Fofana, Paul Lacombe, Thomas Heurtel and Edwin Jackson and some interesting young players […]

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Did Thomas Heurtel really progress?

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This is the question that the leading weekly French Basketball magazine Basketnews asked recently. They discussed this point in a long story out of which will report you some extracts.

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Installation of “Home Grown Player” status in France

March 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The French League LNB has decided yesterday to introduce the “Home Grown Player” status from the 2010-2011 season. This will be a major change as this will be first country to adopt this new status as it has been defined previously in discussion between the UEFA and the European Union.

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NIJT FMP Tournament 2010: the Bigs

February 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

In the last part of our reports from the FMP City of Belgrade NIJT Qualification Tournament, we will speak about the big guys today. In this category, you could find probably the most dominating players of the tournament and in the end of the day maybe the only NBA prospects of the tournament.

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NIJT FMP Tournament 2010: the Wings

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments

The review on the best players of the FMP City of Belgrade Tournament 2010 continues today with the wing players. The quality here was probably not as good as on the guard or inside positions, however there is some interesting talent that you can find right here.

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NIJT FMP Tournament Day 2 (live from Belgrade)

February 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Waking up this morning was quite a shock as overnight fell about 20cm-30cm of snow. The city looked a bit paralyzed and this sudden weather change had also an impact on the schedule of my day as we initially planned to attend OKK Belgrade versus Mega Vizura in Pionir Arena. But the long drive throughout […]

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NIJT FMP Tournament Day 1 (live from Belgrade)

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments

After having arrived on Thursday in the capital of Serbia, we had to get up early today after a night of Serbian folk music to check out the games of this year’s edition of the FMP City of Belgrade Basketball tournament. The tournament is one of the 4 qualifiers for the Nike International Junior Tournament […]

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Bangaly Fofana debuts in the Euroleague

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments

The young French Center of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne signed his debut in the Euroleague this week in the tough overtime home loss against Fenerbahce Ülker. The 1989 born and 2m12 tall player used the minutes he got because of the injury of Curtis Borchardt and it may remain his only major minutes of the Euroleague as […]

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FMP City of Belgrade Tournament teams announced

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Today started officially the Euroleague season 2009/2010 but we also got today the first names of teams that have been invited to one of the Nike International Junior Tournament Qualifiers. In fact, Brose Baskets Bamberg announced that they have once again been invited to participate at the FMP City of Belgrade Tournament in February 2010.

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