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News about Young European Basketball Prospects

A generation of Gold, even without their star

July 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

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 […]

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FIBA U19 World Championship 2011: the Guards

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.

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FIBA U19 World Championship: the Finals

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.

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FIBA U19 World Championship: Quarter-Finals

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.

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FIBA U19 World Championship Preview: Lithuania

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.

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U18 European Championship 2010 Division A: the Guards

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. […]

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U18 European Championship: the Finals day

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.

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U18 European Championship 2010: Semi-Finals

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.

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U18 European Championship 2010: Quarter-Finals

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.

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U18 European Championship Preview

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 […]

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NIJT Finals Paris 2010: the Guards

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.

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INSEP beats FMP to get the NIJT Title 2010

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 […]

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NIJT 2010: Day 3 (live from Paris)

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 […]

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NIJT 2010: Day 2 (live from Paris)

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.

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NIJT 2010: Day 1 (live from Paris)

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 […]

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Generation Ranking: 1992 born players

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 […]

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Città di Roma Tournament 2009 (Part1)

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 […]

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Stella Azzurra Città di Roma Tournament (Day 3)

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.

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Douai 2009: Lithuania Review

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 […]

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Hospitalet 2009: Review

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.

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