The Lithuanian 1992 generation is one of the most successful ever in Europe. It all started with the Olympic Youth Festival in 2007 where the team from the Baltic country won the Gold Medal in the U15 category. They won the Gold Medal in 2008 in the U16 category where they dominated the tournament massively [...]
July 22nd, 2012 · No Comments
July 14th, 2011 · No Comments
We start our round-up traditionally with the Guards and take a look at who were the perimeter players that impressed the most during the U19 World Championship. We focused the most on European players but took also a quick look at some of the best non-Europeans in the tournament. Here we go.
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Bogic Vujosevic·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Grzegorz Grochowski·Hugh Greenwood·Juan Jose Giaveno·Luciano Massarelli·Mateusz Ponitka·Michal Michalak·Vytenis Cizauskas
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 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
June 28th, 2011 · No Comments
One of the main favorites for the Gold Medal is of course the team from Lithuania. Simonas Baranauskas will give us his preview to the team around the Lottery pick Jonas Valanciunas.
August 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments
To start our review on the most interesting players of the 2010 European Championship in Vilnius, we attack with the guards of the top 8 teams of the competition. I was not able to follow other team than the Quarter-Final and the relegation teams, the report will only include prospect issued from these 12 nations. [...]
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·Alexander Varnakov·Andris Misters·Bogic Vujosevic·Charles Barton·Deividas Pukis·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Jonathan Person·Kaspars Vecvagars·Marcus Eriksson·Mathis Keita·Olexandr Prokopenko·Roko Rogic·Thomas Ceci·Toni Katic·Vukasin Petkovic·Vytenis Cizauskas
August 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment
After a little tour in the shopping center next to the Arena, it was about time to follow the relegation round as a decisive game for relegation was ahead. Sweden faced Ukraine in a Final for the last remaining spot on the highest level of U18 European Basketball.
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·Aleksejs Rostovs·Alexander Varnakov·Andrey Loginov·Anris Misters·Arnolds Helmanis·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Davis Bertans·Deividas Pukis·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Edmunds Dukulis·Jonas Valanciunas·Jonathan Person·Kaspars Vecvagars·Latvia·Lithuania·Nikola Siladi·Olexiy Len·Renaldas Simanavicius·Russia·Serbia·Sergey Karasev·Sweden·Tamirlan Bekkiev·Ukraine·Vladislav Trushkin·Zygimantas Skucas
July 31st, 2010 · No Comments
The second day in Lithuania started with some sight-seeing in the Old Town and the first decision of the event came when Germany managed to dominate Sweden and avoid relegation. On the other hand, Bulgaria is sure about their future: Division B.
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·2011 U19 World Championship·Alexander Tikhonin·Alexander Varnakov·Andrey Loginov·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Bogic Vujosevic·Bozo Dumic·Dario Saric·Davis Bertans·Deividas Pukis·Djordje Drenovac·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Edgaras Ulanovas·Edmunds Dukulis·Janis Timma·Jonas Valanciunas·Karlis Aspitis·Kaspars Vecvagars·Latvia·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Lithuania·Marko Gujanicic·Mateusz Ponitka·Nemanja Besovic·Nikola Siladi·Petar Lambic·Rolandas Jakstas·Russia·Serbia·Sergey Karasev·Stefan Nastic·Vladislav Trushkin·Vukasin Petkovic·Vytenis Cizauskas·Zygimantas Skucas
July 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments
Today, I arrived in Vilnius to cover the U18 European Championship of Division A. The main spotlight will of course be on the Top 8 teams but I will try to see every team once. The day started with the Quarter-Finals in the Siemens Arena of Vilnius.
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·Boris Barac·Croatia·Dario Saric·Davis Bertans·Deividas Pukis·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Edgaras Ulanovas·France·Gleb Goldyrev·Greece·Hugo Invernizzi·Janis Timma·Jonas Valanciunas·Lambert Diacono·Latvia·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Lithuania·Rudy Gobert·Sergey Karasev·Vladislav Trushkin
July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment
Today starts the U18 European Championship of Division A in Vilnius/Lithuania. The tournament features the highly talented European 1992 generation and even if one of the biggest names in Enes Kanter will not be present, the level of this event will probably be among the best of the whole summer. A lot of Colleges and [...]
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·Alessandro Gentile·Andrey Loginov·Bill Borekambi·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Can Korkmaz·Daniel Theis·Dario Saric·Davis Bertans·Dennis Kramer·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Enes Kanter·Giovanni Pini·Jaime Fernandez·Jan Span·Jonas Valanciunas·Kaspars Vecvagars·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Mathis Keita·Miguel Servera·Nemanja Besovic·Nikola Siladi·Ojars Silins·Pavlin Ivanov·Philipp Neumann·Safak Edge·Tommaso Ingrosso·Viktor Gaddefors·Vyacheslav Bobrov·Vytenis Cizauskas
May 10th, 2010 · 6 Comments
We will start our player review of the Nike International Junior Tournament 2010 from Paris with a detailed look at the most interesting guards of the event.
May 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments
The Final game of this year’s Nike International Junior Tournament has been played this afternoon in the Palais Omnisports Paris-Barcy in front of approximately 1000 spectators. And it was the French hosts of INSEP that took the victory with them and kicked FMP from the throne. After the Serbians managed to beat the French team [...]
May 8th, 2010 · 5 Comments
The third day of the 2010 edition of the Nike International Junior Tournament ended with some drama as it was undecided until the very last game who will be in the Final tomorrow. Even if neither Cajasol nor Ljubljana still had a chance to reach the Final, the result of their was highly important to [...]
Tags: 2010 NIJT·Alessandro Zanelli·Andrea Quarisa·Armin Mazic·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Dovydas Redikas·Edgaras Ulanovas·Filip Najev·Gabriel Darin·Hugo Invernizzi·Jan Span·Jose Pozas·Klemen Prepelic·Livio Jean-Charles·Malick Fall·Mathis Keita·Nenad Miljenovic·Nikola Jankovic·Pablo Villarejo·Pape Amadou Sow·Rafael Freire·Rolandas Jakstas·Toni Katic
May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment
The second day of the Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris is history and the games today were a lot more undecided than what we have seen yesterday. The play of the day was certainly the buzzer beating win of FMP versus KK Split.
Tags: 2010 NIJT·Alessandro Zanelli·Bojan Radulovic·Deme Mambaye·Dovydas Redikas·Edgaras Ulanovas·Esben Reinholt·Filip Najev·Filip Petrovic·Gezim Morina·Hugo Invernizzi·Livio Jean-Charles·Mathis Keita·Nenad Miljenovic·Nikola Jankovic·Pablo Villarejo·Pavlin Ivanov·Rafael Freire·Rolandas Jakstas
May 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments
Today started the Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris. It is the eight edition of this prestigious event that features the most talented U18 Club Teams in Europe. This year, the teams in Paris had to qualify through four different tournaments and the organization gave out 3 other Wildcards next to the defending champion FMP [...]
Tags: Alessandro Gentile·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Bojan Radulovic·Danilo Toskovic·Deme Mambaye·Djordje Micic·Dovydas Redikas·Esben Reinholt·Filip Najev·Gabriel Darin·Gezim Morina·Jan Span·Livio Jean-Charles·Luka Pajkovic·Malick Fall·Mathis Keita·NIJT Paris 2010·Pape Amadou Sow·Rafael Freire·Tauras Jogela·Tomas Lekunas·Toni Katic·Vytenis Cizauskas·Yannis Morin
February 1st, 2010 · 11 Comments
The 1992 generation has a lot of very talented players, especially on the inside positions. Lithuania is clearly the strongest country here though, so it is not a big surprise to see the Baltics organize the U18 European Championship this summer. Beforehand, several nations will already compete in the highly regarded Albert Schweitzer Tournament in [...]
Tags: Alessandro Gentile·Alexander Tikhonin·Boris Barac·Djordje Drenovac·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Edmunds Dukulis·Enes Kanter·Evan Fournier·Jaromir Bohacik·Joan Tomas·Jonas Valanciunas·Kaspars Vecvagars·Leo Westermann·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Michel Acosta·Miguel Servera·Milan Ryska·Nemanja Besovic·Nikoladi Siladi·Ondrej Balvin·Philipp Neumann·Rolandas Jakstas·Safak Edge·Viktor Gaddefors·Vincent Pourchot·Vyacheslav Bobrov·Vytenis Cizauskas
January 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments
The first tournament of the 2009/2010 edition of the NIJT Qualification phase has been played once again in Rome. This year, Zalgiris Kaunas totally dominated this first stage of the competition as they won every game by at least 15 points. Here we go for the first part of the detailed analysis of the main [...]
December 31st, 2009 · No Comments
After a long night at the restaurant (thank you Germano) and a sightseeing and foodtasting trip through Rome yesterday, I arrived save back home only late so that the report on the Final day of the tournament is only online now.
Tags: Alessandro di Pasquale·Alexander Tikhonin·Andrey Loginov·Armin Mazic·Artem Komolov·Benetton Fribourg·Benetton Treviso·Bruno Ondo Mengue·CSKA Moscow·Diego Monaldi·Dovydas Redikas·FMP Belgrade·Lottomatica Roma·Montepaschi Siena·Nemanja Bezbradica·Nikola Siladi·Ojars Silins·Rolandas Jakstas·Stefan Petkovic·Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin·Stella Azzurra Roma·Vytenis Cizauskas·Zalgiris Kaunas
June 17th, 2009 · No Comments
Today, I will talk about the second European team to have played in this year’s edition of the Douai World Tournament: Lithuania. A team that was composed of 1990 and 1992 born players missing all their talented 91 guard players. This came up to a situation having a team dominated by inside players and totally [...]
January 11th, 2009 · No Comments
As I was not present myself in Hospitalet, I publish this report on the tournament that I got from my friend Gerrit Kersten-Thiele who was in Spain for two days.
Tags: Alexander Andreev·Augustas Peciukevicius·Augusto Cesar Lima·Branislav Dekic·Dovydas Redikas·FMP Belgrade·Ivan Batur·Joan Tomas·Jonas Valanciunas·Joventut Badalona·Lietuvoy Rytas·Marko Todorovic·Max van Schaik·Nikola Mirotic·Nikola Rakocevic·Nikola Vukasovic·Ovidijus Varanauskas·Real Madrid·Tautvydas Sabonis·Unicaja Malaga