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NBA Draft 2011: the Euro-Review

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments

The NBA Draft 2011 is in the books and before we move on to other things, we go first for a quick overview of the different European picks with a short analysis of their situation.

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Nike Hoop Summit 2011 Roster announced

March 21st, 2011 · 6 Comments

Today, USA Basketball announced the official roster for the World Select Team at the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit that will be held in Portland during the first week of April. We check the different European players that got selected and discuss some players that will not be present.

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My 5 predictions for 2011

January 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

After having reviewed the 5 events that have marked my year 2010, I take a look forward today in order to predict the 5 things that may be the main storylines in 2011. Once again, these 5 stories are in no particular order and only represent my personal opinion.

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The Top5 events of 2010

December 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Here we go for a very specific and personal review of the Year 2010 with the events that have marked me the most in a positive or negative way. The aim of this post is not to point out all the major events that have happened over the last 12 months but specifically picking out […]

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An update on NCAA recruiting in Europe

October 10th, 2010 · No Comments

The NCAA season 2010/2011 is approaching so it is about time to take a look what happened this summer in College basketball in relation with European talent. We go over the main players recruited from the 2010 class and take a look forward to the Class of 2011 and 2012.

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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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Nike Hoop Summit 2010 review

April 19th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Last weekend has been played the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. The annual event did not feature that many Europeans this year because some major prospects had to decline their invitation for different reasons. We took a quick look at the most interesting players in the World Team.

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Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2010: latest news

April 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

This year’s edition of the most prestigious U18 tournament in the world starts tomorrow (europeanprospects.com will cover it extensively, I will be present tomorrow, Monday, Friday and during the Final day), so that we went through the very latest news around the preparation of the participating teams.

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No more suspensions for European College recruits?

March 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Over the last years, nearly all of the European College recruits got suspended by the NCAA for having played in professional teams despite not being paid. The most known examples are of course German Lucca Staiger or Turkish Deniz Kilicli who both had to sit out either a full season or a large part of […]

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Nike Hoop Summit World Team 2010 unveiled

March 17th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Today, the Nike Hoop Summit World Team has been announced. The team will compete against a US selection in Portland on the 10th of April. The World team is this time a real worldwide selection as it features only 3 players currently being active in Europe and members from 4 different continents.

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Albert Schweitzer Tournament: preliminary rosters

March 9th, 2010 · 11 Comments

The German federation published on the official website of the Albert-Schweitzer Tournament the first preliminary rosters of several participating nations. I took a quick look at the already published European teams and give you some first indications concerning the quality of the rosters.

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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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Generation Ranking: 1991 born players

January 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The 1991 generation features a very dominant Serbian team that had no competition for the first spot. The nations behind are all having strong 1992 born players that helped them to reach their respective Medals in the different European Championships.

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Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2010 participants

November 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Today, the German Basketball federation officially announced the 16 participating teams of 25th Albert Schweitzer Tournament that will be played from the 3rd to the 10th April 2010 in Mannheim.

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Today’s picks (live from Kaunas)

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Having arrived in Kaunas yesterday late, it has been a full basketball day today in the legendary Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas Hall, the oldest basketball arena in Europe for the U16 European Championship of Division A 2009.

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2009 U18 European Championship Division A: the Bigs

August 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments

After having presented the different guards and wings, today’s article will feature the big guys that played in Metz and Hagondange. In this area, there is a large number of quality talent present, so read on if you want to become familiar with the most interesting inside players of the future.

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FIBA Champion U18 All Star Camp: the selection

August 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

FIBA Europe announced the creation of a new event on the Youth basketball calendar this weekend with the Champion U18 All-Star Game that will be held from 16th to 19th September 2009 in Katowice during the Eurobasket 2009. 24 players have been selected during the FIBA Europe European championship of Division A. Together with the […]

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Today’s picks (Final day live from Metz)

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

The FIBA Europe U18 European Championship 2009 is in the books now. So we go for a last daily roundup before attacking the detailed player scoutings during the next week.

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Today’s picks (Day 8 live from Metz)

August 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

The final weekend of the FIBA Europe U18 European Championship 2009 is behind us. The day featured of course the semi-finals but I had the time to check out some of the other games too.

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Today’s picks (Day 6 live from France)

July 29th, 2009 · No Comments

After a day of rest for me but not for the players, I went back to France today to watch two interesting games between Lithuania and Turkey and the decisive one between France and Germany.

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