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 [...]
January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment
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.
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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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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
December 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments
Tim Ohlbrecht and Tibor Pleiss played with the German National Team this summer during the Eurobasket 2009 in Poland. Both changed their Club teams this summer too so that it was time to take a closer look at them how they have adapted to their new environment in a year that can already decisive in [...]
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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October 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Davis Martens from Germany is a bit of a different case than the previous players presented in this series. The 2m04 tall forward played last season at the Patterson Prep School in the United States and so it won’t be a real Rookie Season for him. However, the Siena freshman will need to sit out [...]
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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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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August 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment
After the tournament, I spoke with the German U18 head coach Kay Blümel and he gave me his personal impressions on his full roster and commented every player’s tournament.
Tags: 2009 U18 European Championship Division A·Anthony Canty·Daniel Leithner·Danilo Barthel·Falko Theilig·Friedrich Lotze·Germany·Harald Debelka·Justin Raffington·Konstantin Klein·Mathis Mönninghoff·Ole Wendt·Philipp Neumann·Sebastian Koch
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.
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