The new season in Europe is about to start and there are several players that are already emerging in the different pre-season tournaments as potential NBA Draft picks 2013. We selected five players and a Wildcard that we suggest you should follow particularly well as they might end up as some of the most intriguing [...]
September 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment
August 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment
Dario Saric earned the MVP trophy of the U18 European Championship in Vilnius on Sunday after winning the Gold Medal as well. These were two more awards for the already richly decorated young man (U16 Gold in 2010, NIJT 2011) from Croatia who once again showed that he is among the most dominant youth players [...]
August 20th, 2012 · No Comments
The last day of the U18 European Championship, but also the last day of the summer season with the different National Team events, saw Lithuania facing Croatia in a final match-up of the Scouting Period 2011/2012. The games did not only decide who will win Medals but also who is the last qualified nation from [...]
Tags: 2012 U18 European Championship Div A·Alberto Diaz·Amedeo Tessitori·Augustinas Jankaitis·Dario Saric·Denis Kristinin·Doko Salic·Dominik Mavra·Edgar Vicedo·Guillermo Hernan-Gomez·Igor Kanygin·Jakov Mustapic·Jokubas Gintvainis·Justas Tamulis·Karlo Zganec·Lukas Lekavicius·Marius Grigonis·Matteo Imbro·Mihajlo Andric·Mikhail Kulagin·Nikola Cvorovic·Nikola Jankovic·Nikola Rebic·Oriol Pauli·Pavel Kechetov·Rokas Gustys·Serdar Annaev·Simas Raupys·Stanislav Ilnitskiy·Stefan Pot·Tomislav Gabric
August 19th, 2012 · No Comments
My second day at the U18 European Championship 2012 in Lithuania was marked by the Semi-Finals. But before the major event, there was a decisive game in the relegation group that I wanted to cover.
Tags: 2012 U18 European Championship Div A·Augustinas Jankaitis·Boris Dallo·Dario Saric·Doko Salic·Igor Kanygin·Jakov Mustapic·Justas Tamulis·Kacper Borowski·Karlo Lebo·Karlo Zganec·Luka Andjusic·Lukas Lekavicius·Mam Jaiteh·Marius Grigonis·Maximilian Ugrai·Mihajlo Andric·Mikhail Kulagin·Mikolaj Witlinski·Mislav Brzoja·Nikola Jankovic·Nikola Radicevic·Paul Zipser·Rasmus Larsen·Rostislav Karenin·Serdar Annaev·Simas Raupys·Stanislav Ilnitskiy·Stefan Pot·Tomislav Gabric
August 18th, 2012 · No Comments
The U18 European Championship came into its decisive phase today with the Quarterfinals in Siemens Arena Vilnius. The winners were sure to compete for a Medal but also to be qualified for the U19 World Championship that will be held 2013 in the Czech Republic. So let’s check what happened today.
Tags: 2012 U18 European Championship Div A·Albert Homs·Alberto Diaz·Aleksandar Vezenkov·Amedeo Tessitori·Armands Ginters·Dario Saric·Davis Geks·Denis Kristinin·Denislav Vutev·Dominik Mavra·Guillermo Hernan-Gomez·Igor Kanygin·Ilja Gromovs·Jakov Mustapic·Justas Tamulis·Karlo Zganec·Kris Minkov·Marius Grigonis·Matteo Imbro·Mihajlo Andric·Mikhail Kulagin·Mislav Brzoja·Nikola Jankovic·Nikola Radicevic·Rokas Gustys·Rostislav Karenin·Serdar Annaev·Simas Raupys·Simone Fontecchio·Stanislav Ilnitskiy·Stefan Pot·Tomislav Gabric·Tommaso Laquintana
March 26th, 2012 · No Comments
Today, Nike revealed the selection for the Hoop Summit World Team edition 2012. Here we go for a quick Video Review of those players that have been selected to compete in the event on the 7th April in Portland.
March 6th, 2012 · No Comments
The Nike International Junior Tournament in Rome is already a few months back but our friend Danny Mills has sent us his scouting reports on the main players. We are of course happy to provide you his thoughts on some of the most interesting prospects in Europe. Here we got for the first part which [...]
February 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments
After having arrived in the afternoon only, I had the possibility to follow one game from the Nike International Junior Tournament plus the Adriatic League game between Crvena Zvezda and KK Zagreb. So the report on the first day is quite short.
Tags: Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Andrija Milutinovic·Brano Djukanovic·Dario Saric·Erjon Kastrati·Jules Akodo·Jusuf Nurkic·Marko Tejic·Nemanja Nedovic·NIJT Belgrade 2012·Nikola Cvorovic·Nikola Jankovic·Nikola Rebic
December 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments
Traditionally, the weeks around Christmas and New Year are filled with interesting tournaments. Because of logistical reasons (I moved and am still moving to a new place), I can not cover any of these tournaments live. However, here is a quick overview of the major events of the next days.
Tags: Albert Homs·Alex Ramon·Amedeo Tessitori·Andreas Obst·Axel Louissaint·Constantin Ebert·Daniel Mayr·Dario Saric·David Taylor·Dominik Mavra·Filip Knezevic·Francesco Candussi·Gerard Sevillano·Guillermo Hernan-Gomez·Ilimane Diop·Ismet Akpinar·Jan-Niklas Wimberg·Josep Perez·Maodo Lo·Marc Bauza·Mario Hezonja·Mehmet Sanli·Metecan Birsen·Oskars Reinfelds·Paul Zipser·Sergio Hernandez·Simas Raupys
November 14th, 2011 · 8 Comments
The 2011/2012 edition of the Nike International Junior Tournament is still several weeks ahead. But after the Euroleague officially announced the dates, we checked which teams will normally participate in the four Qualification Event for the NIJT 2012 in Istanbul. Please note that the official participants will only be announced in the next weeks and [...]
October 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments
This week starts the 2011-2012 season of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. The league looks stronger than ever with several big names using the lockout to play in the toughest competition outside the United States. But there is one name that we might have to follow more than others in relation with our blog which is [...]
Tags: Dario Saric
July 20th, 2011 · No Comments
After having analyzed the most impressive guards a few days, here we go for the wing players that stood out the most. As previously, I concentrated my scouting mostly on European players which explains the small information on non-Europeans in the report.
July 10th, 2011 · No Comments
The last day of the FIBA U19 World Championships in Riga has arrived with the big final between Lithuania and Serbia. Thousands of fans were expected to invade the Arena today but there were some other games before the showdown of the two European basketball powerhouses.
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Aleksandr Gudumak·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Bogic Vujosevic·Dario Saric·Deividas Pukis·Djordje Drenovac·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Edgaras Ulanovas·Franco Giorgetti·Hugh Greenwood·Jonas Valanciunas·Juan Jose Giaveno·Luciano Massarelli·Luka Mitrovic·Marcos Delia·Michal Michalak·Nemanja Besovic·Nikola Siladi·Pablo Perez·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Sergey Karasev·Vladislav Trushkin·Vytenis Cizauskas
July 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment
After a first day in Riga with several surprises, we were back in the Arena to follow the semi-finals day of the FIBA U19 World Championships. As the quarter-finals gave us a few surprises, we were looking forward to see if Argentina can upset another one and eventually reach the final and if the favorites [...]
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Alexander Tikhonin·Bogic Vujosevic·Boris Barac·Dario Saric·Davi Rossetto·Davis Bertans·Deividas Pukis·Dmitry Kulagin·Edmunds Dukulis·Franco Giorgetti·Jonas Valanciunas·Juan Jose Giaveno·Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira·Luciano Massarelli·Marko Gujanicic·Mateusz Ponitka·Rolandas Jakstas·Sergey Karasev·Toni Katic·Zygimantas Skucas
July 8th, 2011 · No Comments
The FIBA U19 World Championship Quarter-Finals started this afternoon n Riga. Se below for our reports on the 4 decisive games.
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Alexander Varnakov·Boris Barac·Dario Saric·Djordje Drenovac·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Franco Giorgetti·Grzegorz Grochowski·Hugh Greenwood·Jeremy Lamb·Jonas Valanciunas·Juan Jose Giaveno·Marcos Delia·Marko Gujanicic·Mateusz Ponitka·Meyers Leonard·Michal Michalak·Nemanja Besovic·Owen Odigie·Patricio Garino·Patrick Young·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Toni Katic·Vladislav Trushkin
July 7th, 2011 · No Comments
The second round is done at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Riga and we see both Australia and the United States of America going out on the top of their respective groups. The major disappointment comes of course from the hosts of Latvia who finished last in Group E after losing 4 games in [...]
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Alexander Varnakov·Boris Barac·Daniel Szymkiewicz·Dario Saric·Grzegorz Grochowski·Jan Grzelinski·Jonas Valanciunas·Mario Hezonja·Mateusz Ponitka·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Tomasz Gielo·Toni Katic
July 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment
With the first round done and the second round ahead, it is about time to check what happened in the first three days of the tournament. Without having seen any games, this is of course difficult so that this report is more of an analysis on stats and results while it also features some impressions [...]
June 27th, 2011 · No Comments
One of the most interesting teams for the upcoming U19 World Championship is Croatia. The team from the Balkan region features some of the most talented players from all of Europe and will be a very interesting mix of players from different ages. Our friend Boris breaks down the forces and weaknesses of Croatia.
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Boris Barac·Dario Saric·Domagoj Vukovic·Dominik Mavra·Filip Bundovic·Mario Hezonja·Marko Ramljak·Martin Junakovic·Mislav Brzoja·Stefan Zadravec·Stipe Krstanovic·Toni Katic
June 14th, 2011 · No Comments
The 2011 edition of the Adidas Eurocamp is history. Overall, the level of the camp was not one of the bests form the last years as most of the potential lottery and first round picks decided to skip the event which is a trend that we as an observer of course do not like. However, [...]
Tags: Adidas Eurocamp 2011·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Dario Saric·David Jelinek·Dogus Balbay·Dusan Cantekin·Edwin Jackson·Ilkan Karaman·Jakub Wojciechowski·Mario Hezonja·Mindaugas Kuzminskas·Nemanja Besovic·Nenad Miljenovic·Nikola Siladi·Ousmana Camara·Paul Lacombe·Samuel Deguara·Tomas Satoransky
May 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments
The Croats from KK Zagreb won the Nike International Junior Tournament 2011 behind a great performance of their star trio during the days in Barcelona. Built around a core of three very different players and a key workhorse in the paint, Zagreb has only limited support coming from the bench but it was enough to [...]