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.
July 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments
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 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments
With the U18 European Championships starting this Thursday in Lithuania, the French magazine Basketnews spoke 3 weeks ago with Head coach Philippe Ory to give his opinion on the players of the U18 team. When the interview was made, there were still a lot of other players in the roster which explains the absence of [...]
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·France·Hugo Invernizzi·Hugo Naurais·Jordan Fauconnet·Lambert Diacono·Livio Jean-Charles·Mathis Keita·Philippe Ory·Rudy Deal·Rudy Gobert·Theo Leon·Thomas Ceci·Valentin Bigote·Yannis Morin
July 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments
With the U20 European Championship starting this Thursday in Croatia, the French magazine Basketnews spoke with Head coach Jean-Aimé Toupane who commented on every player of his roster. As France has not decided already who are the 12 players that will be present, there may be some changes to definitive list for the Championship.
Tags: 2010 U20 European Championship Division A·Alexandre Gavrilovic·Alexis Tanghe·Andrew Albicy·Christophe Leonard·Ferdinand Prénom·France·Henri Kahudi·Joffrey Lauvergne·Jonathan Rousselle·Lens Aboudou·Maxime Courby·Mickael Var·Nicolas Lang·Paul Lacombe·William Herve
June 16th, 2010 · No Comments
Currently on holidays in the lovely Austrian Alps to recharge my batteries for the summer, I took some time to share my thoughts on the Croatian and French U20 National teams that compete in the Adidas Eurocamp 2010 in Treviso. Both teams prepare the upcoming U20 European Championships that will be played in Croatia.
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.
Tags: 2010 Albert Schweitzer Tournament·Alessandro Gentile·Argentina·Australia·Brazil·Canada·Croatia·Enes Kanter·Evan Fournier·France·Germany·Greece·Israel·Italy·Japan·Joan Tomas·Lars Wendt·Leo Westermann·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Mathis Mönninghoff·Miguel Servera·New Zealand·Nunzio Sabbatino·Ole Wendt·Philipp Neumann·Safak Edge·Spain·Tommaso Ingrosso·Turkey·USA·Vincent Pourchot
November 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments
The French guard Jonathan Bourhis died today in a car accident. The 1990 born player from JDA Dijon crashed on the way back from a game at 6 o’clock this morning.
October 10th, 2009 · No Comments
The website of the French Espoirs League has published recently an article about the 5 former Espoirs players to follow this season. I took the freedom to translate the article into English and tell you about the 5 players that want to confirm their potential this year.
September 27th, 2009 · No Comments
Today we continue our series “Living in America” which presents young Europeans that chose to play in the US College League NCAA next season. Nikola Stojiljkovic is a French forward who comes out of the famous CFBB basketball school and will move to San Francisco this fall.
September 21st, 2009 · 5 Comments
The Eurobasket 2009 is history now and I take a look at the players that can be considered as the most interesting prospects of the tournament. The players featured in the article are those that are still potentially NBA Draft candidates, so all the players born in 1988 or earlier but not drafted yet.
Tags: Antoine Diot·Banvit·Baris Hersek·Brose Baskets Bamberg·Crvena Zvezda·Elias Harris·FMP Belgrade·France·Germany·Gonzaga·Hemofarm Vrsac·Iowa State·Le Mans·Lucca Staiger·Milan Macvan·Miroslav Raduljica·Nemanja Bjelica·Philipp Neumann·ratiopharm Ulm·Robin Benzing·Serbia·Stefan Markovic·Telekom Baskets Bonn·Tim Ohlbrecht·Turkey
September 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Coming back from holidays out of the basketball no-man’s land Switzerland, it will take me some time to get back into the feeling of the Eurobasket 2009. However, I made a quick analysis of the present teams and their different rosters in relation with the age of the players and I will try to find [...]
Tags: Antoine Diot·Bozhidar Avramov·Bulgaria·Chavdar Kostov·Croatia·Elias Harris·Emir Preldzic·Eurobasket 2009·France·FYROM·Gasper Vidmar·Germany·Goran Dragic·Great Britain·Greece·Israel·Ivan Paunic·Jaka Klobucar·Kosta Koufos·Latvia·Lior Eliyahu·Lithuania·Lucca Staiger·Milan Macvan·Milenko Tepic·Milos Teodosic·Miroslav Raduljica·Nando de Colo·Nemanja Belica·Nick Calathes·Nicolas Batum·Novicka Velickovic·Omri Casspi·Poland·Ricky Rubio·Robin Benzing·Russia·Serbia·Sergi Llull·Slovenia·Spain·Stefan Markovic·Tibor Pleiss·Tim Ohlbrecht·Turkey·Uros Tripkovic·Victor Claver
August 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments
This summer, I had the opportunity to go for my first ever U16 European Championship and combine it with a first ever trip to the Basketball country of Lithuania. I decided to make just a short scouting report on the teams I have seen (Places 1-8) as these kids are all only 16, or even [...]
Tags: 2009 U16 European Championship Division A·Alejandro Suarez·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Andrey Loginov·Berkay Candan·Burak Yildizli·Croatia·Daniel Diez·Dario Saric·France·Gleb Goldryrev·Hugo Invernizzi·Jaime Fernandez·Kenan Sipahi·Lithuania·Livio Jean-Charles·Mantas Mockevicius·Marko Ramljak·Matej Buovac·Michal Michalak·Nemanja Bezbradica·Nenad Miljenovic·Paulius Semaska·Piotr Niedzwiedzki·Poland·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Russia·Serbia·Sergey Karasev·Spain·Tauras Jogela·Tomas Lekunas·Turkey·Vladislav Trushkin·Vukasin Vujovic·William Howard·Yannis Morin
August 16th, 2009 · No Comments
The final day of the 2009 U16 European Championship has arrived and the decisions will arrive about Gold, Silver and Bronze. But the day started of course with the games for the places 5 to 8.
Tags: 2009 U16 European Championship Division A·Alejandro Suarez·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Andrey Loginov·Berkay Candan·Croatia·France·Gleb Goldryrev·Henrik Sirko·Jorge Sanz·Lithuania·Livio Jean-Charles·Mantas Mockevicius·Matej Buovac·Michal Michalak·Nenad Miljenovic·Özgür Sahin·Paulius Semaska·Piotr Niedzwiedzki·Poland·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Russia·Serbia·Spain·Tauras Jogela·Tomas Lekunas·Turkey·Valery Truchkin·William Howard
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.
Tags: 2009 U16 European Championship Division A·Alejandro Suarez·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Andrey Loginov·Bruak Yildizli·Croatia·Dario Saric·Enes Kanter·Erbil Eroglu·France·Gleb Goldryrev·Jaime Fernandez·Kenan Sipahi·Mantas Mockevicius·Martynas Paliukenas·Matej Buovac·Michal Michalak·Nenad Miljenovic·Nikola Pavlovic·Piotr Niedzwiedzki·Poland·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Russia·Sergey Karasev·Tauras Jogela·Vladislav Trushkin·Yannis Morin
August 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments
With the additional Qualification round of the 2009 Eurobasket having started last week, one name has emerged in the French press that has already been followed by the experts for a long time but more than 30 different articles have been written about the current back-up PG of the French National Team.
August 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment
After the comments of the German coach Kay Blümel on his players, we have today what the French coach Philippe Ory told Basketnews about his own players. With the permission of the French magazine, here is the English translation of his words.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Chrislain Cairo·Evan Fournier·Fabien Paschal·France·Frederic Bourdillon·Geoffrey Renon·Henri Kahudi·Kevin Mondesir·Leo Westermann·Mael Lebrun·Nicolas Wachowiak·Nikola Stojiljkovic·Philippe Ory·Vincent Pourchot
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.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Branislav Dekic·Croatia·Dejan Musli·Dragan Sekelja·Enes Kanter·Fabien Paschal·France·Germany·Ignacio Llovet·Ivan Lazarev·Jonas Valanciunas·Latvia·Lithuania·Martins Meiers·Nikola Rondovic·Philipp Neumann·Russia·Serbia·Spain·Turkey·Vincent Pourchot
August 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments
After the Guards, I will talk about the wings today. It was probably the position that showed the least talent in France this summer, however several players need to be mentioned.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Alberto Jodar·Czech Republic·Danilo Andusic·Edo Muric·Evan Fournier·France·Germany·Greece·Italy·Joan Sastre·Lazar Radosavljevic·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Lithuania·Mael Lebrun·Mathis Mönninghoff·Nemanja Jaramaz·Ondrej Kohout·Pavel Antipov·Riccardo Moraschini·Russia·Saulius Kulvietis·Serbia·Slovenia·Spain
August 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments
We start our in-deep player analysis of the 2009 FIBA Europe European Championship of Division A with a scouting of the most interesting guards. While the tournament was heavily Center-loaded, there have been some guards that I wanted to take a closer look at.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Andrea de Nicolao·Augustas Peciukevicius·Dmitry Kulagin·France·Germany·Italy·Jan Span·Leo Westermann·Lithuania·Ole Wendt·Russia·Safak Edge·Slovenia·Toni Prostran·Turkey·Vytenis Cizauskas
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.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Andreas Person·Branislav Dekic·Bulgaria·Danilo Barthel·Dejan Musli·Enes Kanter·Evan Fournier·France·Germany·Henri Kahudi·Hubert Wierzbicki·Ivan Batur·Jonas Valanciunas·Latvia·Leo Westermann·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Lithuania·Mael Lebrun·Nemanja Jaramaz·Nikola Vukasovic·Nimrod Tishman·Ole Wendt·Pavel Shavkunov·Philipp Neumann·Pierre Hampton·Sebastian Szymanski·Slovenia·Toni Prostran·Turkey·Vytenis Cizauskas
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.