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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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French U18 coach comments on his roster

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 […]

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French U20 coach comments on his roster

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.

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Adidas Eurocamp Treviso 2010: U20 National Teams

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.

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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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Jonathan Bourhis dies in a car accident

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.

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5 French Espoirs to follow this year

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.

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Living in America: Nikola Stojiljkovic (USF)

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.

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Eurobasket 2009: the NBA Draft candidates

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.

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Eurobasket 2009: the generation check

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 […]

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2009 U16 European Championship report

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 […]

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Today’s picks (live from Kaunas)

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.

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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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Antoine Diot makes the next step

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.

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2009 U18 European Championship: French coach comments

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.

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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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2009 U18 European Championship Division A: the Wings

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.

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2009 U18 European Championship Division A: the Guards

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.

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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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