European Prospects

News about Young European Basketball Prospects

Sasu Salin, the sniper from the Dark

August 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With all eyes on the upcoming FIBA World Championship, it is easy to miss the games that are currently played in the Qualification phase for the Eurobasket 2011. After having spoken already about Adam Hanga who is battling against relegation with Hungary, there is another young player currently stepping up, the Finnish guard Sasu Salin.

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“The Prodigal Sons”: Tale of Finland’s U18 Team

August 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Some eyebrows were raised in May 2010, when Finnish Basketball Federation announced that Gordon Herbert, a coach with one of the most impressive résumé in Finnish basketball history, was about to accept the head coaching duty of Finland’s u18 team.

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U18 European Championship Division B Preview on Finland

July 20th, 2010 · No Comments

As the readers of already know, Finland’s U18 team has been able to practice with one of the best coaches available this summer: Frankfurt Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert. Hippo gave us his preview on the main players for the U18 team that will compete from Thursday in the U18 European Championship of Division […]

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U20 European Championship Division B Preview on Finland

July 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Our Finnish friend Hippo is always happy to share his thoughts on the prospects coming from the North. With the U20 European Championship of Division B starting today, Hippo has sent us his opinion on the Finnish team for the tournament in Austria.

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Nordic Championships: U18 Review

May 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Nordic Championships 2010 are now over for one week so it was about time to go through the different player scoutings. We will start today with the review of the most talented U18 players that were present in Solna.

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Finland’s U18 team gets NBA reinforcement

March 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I spoke about it already a few days ago on my Twitter account, Gordon Herbert has been named as U18 National Team head coach. Our friend Hippo has sent us an interesting piece about the background of this surprising move and gives us also information on who are probably the main contributors for Herbert’s Finnish […]

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Sasu Salin wins it for Honka

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Sasu Salin probably wasn’t among the favorites to get a spot in the Nike Hoop Summit roster, but it seems he was a bit unhappy with the snub. Check the report we got from our Finnish friend Hippo about the 1991 born guard from Honka Espoon Playboys.

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Update on Finnish Prospects 2009/2010

November 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Approximately one year ago, made an introduction to several Finnish prospects together with our friend Hippo from Finland. Today, we will check who are the players that emerge in the season 2009/2010 up North.

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An introduction to Finnish Prospects (Part 2)

December 13th, 2008 · No Comments

After a part 1 discussing the future of the Finnish PG positions, today I will check who is available for the future on the wings. A third part about the Centers is unfortunately not coming as there are currently no real inside players with interesting potential available in Finland.

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