European Prospects

News about Young European Basketball Prospects

A “big” Euroleague night

January 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment

With the start of the Top16, it is about time to get an update on some of the most promising players in relation with the upcoming NBA Draft. The schedule allowed me to follow three “big” guys in the same evening, even if they are all three very different players. I speak of Jonas Valanciunas, […]

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Mirza Sarajlija – »Lost and found« or Where is he now?

December 31st, 2010 · No Comments

At the last day of the Year 2010, Luka Bassin brings us once again an excellent article on a Slovenian prospect. This time, I guess several ALBA Berlin fans will be happy to read the article as it talks about Mirza Sarajlija. Enough said I guess, so let’s go Luka.

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Breaking down Kostas Papanikolaou

December 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

One of the nice surprises of the Euroleague Regular season is the contribution of the 1990 born Greek prospect Kostas Papanikolaou. Together with the statistical database of, I put together a analysis of his game based on numbers and skills as well as a short scouting report.

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Nihad Dedovic–the underestimated scorer

November 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Nihad Dedovic plays already his 2nd season on the highest level after having spent several seasons in lower  Spanish divisons before coming to Roma to compete for the first time in the Euroleague. The 1m96 tall Bosnian is growing step by step and looks like a veteran despite being only 20 years old at the […]

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Some quick hits from the Euroleague

November 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Having followed several Euroleague games this week, I put together some thoughts on three players that I scouted in particular. I speak of the following three guys: Nicolo Melli, Christophe Leonard and Augusto Cesar Lima.

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Jonas Valanciunas debuting strong

October 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Lithuanian Center was the MVP of the recent U18 European Championship. Everybody expects big things in the future from the 1992 born big guy. But the future for Valanciunas has already begun as he is averaging impressive numbers for an 18-years old in the opening days of the Euroleague. We took a closer look […]

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Euroleague 2010/2011 Preview: Group D

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments

The last group of this year’s Euroleague competition is a bit more limited in terms of interesting prospects by the number. However, there are some quality young men playing with the Group D teams. Here we go to present the most interesting of them.

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Euroleague 2010/2011 Preview: Group C

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments

The Group C of the Euroleague 2010/2011 features some of the most interesting young big men in Europe and several potential NBA Draft candidates. Additionally, Ricky Rubio is also active with his FC Barcelona in this group and the games of these 6 teams will certainly attract a large number of NBA scouts over the […]

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Euroleague 2010/2011 Preview: Group A

October 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Group A of the Euroleague 2010/2011 features on the one hand several teams without any notable prospect but also some of the most talented players of the whole competition. So let’s check who are the guys to follow in this group.

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Euroleague 2010/2011 Preview: Group B

October 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Today started the Euroleague season 2010/2011 with the opening game in the Group B between Olympiacos and Real Madrid. So it is about time to check who are the players to follow in the different groups of this season. We will go through the different groups and point out who are the players that we […]

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