European Prospects

News about Young European Basketball Prospects

1990: the in-between generation for Germany

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

German Basketball is expecting a lot from two of its most talented generations: the players born in 1989 (Elias Harris, Tibor Pleiss, Robin Benzing) and in 1992 (Philipp Neumann, Patrick Heckmann). But in between these two generations, there is a group of players born in 1990 that is ready for the next step. Playing either […]

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German U20 National Team Tryouts

November 20th, 2010 · No Comments

The German U20 National Team head coach Frank Menz, who successfully practiced with the U17 team last summer, has announced a list of 32 players that have been invited for a Try-out camp from 20th to 23rd December in Heidelberg in order to create the group of players for the U20 European Championship this summer.

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NBBL Season 2010/2011 Preview

October 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last weekend started the 2010/2011 season of the German U19 NBBL League. The league features the players born in 1994,93 and 92 this season. Even if the 1992 born players are still eligible to play on this level, most of them are already a part of the rotation of professional teams on ProA or ProB […]

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U17 World Championship 2010: Germany

July 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The German U17 National Team came with the ambitions to reach the Quarter-Finals in Hamburg. This goal was reached but somehow, the team of coach Menz disappeared a bit after their elimination on Friday and could not build on their excellent showing from the Albert-Schweitzer Tournament in spring.

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U17 World Championship Preview: Germany

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The hosts of the first ever U17 World Championship come with high hopes to the competition. Germany did not qualify by the result but the team has shown its value during the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in spring. Kay Blümel gives us his opinion on the German U17 National Team.

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Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2010: Germany U18

April 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The German U18 team came into the tournament with the goal to reach the semi-finals. After the tournament, you must say that this German team could have won it all but run out of gas in the Final. Knowing that the team of Kay Blümel missed Ole Wendt, a potential starter, Jarelle Reischel, Maximilian Kleber […]

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Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2010: Germany U17

April 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The biggest surprise of the tournament was of course the third place of the German U17 team. Coming to Mannheim in order to prepare the U17 World Championships, the team of coach Frank Menz wanted to gain experience and eventually win a game or two. Even if they had probably the easiest group stage, the […]

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German All-Star Day 2010: the NBBL steals the show

January 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The German All-Star Day 2010 was on the schedule this Saturday in Bonn. With the move from Mannheim to the Telekom Dome, the BEKO BBL has made an excellent decision as the arena was sold out and a great atmosphere throughout the event confirmed the popularity of the sport in Bonn. Even Euroleague CEO Jordi […]

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Two shooters to look at in Germany

January 18th, 2010 · No Comments

The German Bundesliga is still a US-dominated League but more and more young players are earning their minutes and showing good progress. Today, I discuss two young Shooting Guards that come from very different backgrounds. Both are having their first real impact season on the highest professional level and both are set for improving in […]

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Two German Bigs on the rise (Pt2: Tim Ohlbrecht)

December 26th, 2009 · No Comments

After having talked about the current rise of Tibor Pleiss, today’s article will focus on Tim Ohlbrecht, the 1988 born German player who is already on the radar of many scouts for several years. In the year of his automatic NBA Draft eligibility, Ohlbrecht is playing the best season of his career.

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