The Lithuanian 1992 generation is one of the most successful ever in Europe. It all started with the Olympic Youth Festival in 2007 where the team from the Baltic country won the Gold Medal in the U15 category. They won the Gold Medal in 2008 in the U16 category where they dominated the tournament massively […]
July 22nd, 2012 · No Comments
July 26th, 2011 · No Comments
The tournament is over for quite some time but I managed to finish my report on the Big guys only today. So here we go for a review of the most interesting inside players including an updated on the Toronto Raptors drafted Lithuanian Center Jonas Valanciunas.
July 10th, 2011 · No Comments
The last day of the FIBA U19 World Championships in Riga has arrived with the big final between Lithuania and Serbia. Thousands of fans were expected to invade the Arena today but there were some other games before the showdown of the two European basketball powerhouses.
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Aleksandr Gudumak·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Bogic Vujosevic·Dario Saric·Deividas Pukis·Djordje Drenovac·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Edgaras Ulanovas·Franco Giorgetti·Hugh Greenwood·Jonas Valanciunas·Juan Jose Giaveno·Luciano Massarelli·Luka Mitrovic·Marcos Delia·Michal Michalak·Nemanja Besovic·Nikola Siladi·Pablo Perez·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Sergey Karasev·Vladislav Trushkin·Vytenis Cizauskas
July 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment
After a first day in Riga with several surprises, we were back in the Arena to follow the semi-finals day of the FIBA U19 World Championships. As the quarter-finals gave us a few surprises, we were looking forward to see if Argentina can upset another one and eventually reach the final and if the favorites […]
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Alexander Tikhonin·Bogic Vujosevic·Boris Barac·Dario Saric·Davi Rossetto·Davis Bertans·Deividas Pukis·Dmitry Kulagin·Edmunds Dukulis·Franco Giorgetti·Jonas Valanciunas·Juan Jose Giaveno·Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira·Luciano Massarelli·Marko Gujanicic·Mateusz Ponitka·Rolandas Jakstas·Sergey Karasev·Toni Katic·Zygimantas Skucas
July 8th, 2011 · No Comments
The FIBA U19 World Championship Quarter-Finals started this afternoon n Riga. Se below for our reports on the 4 decisive games.
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Alexander Varnakov·Boris Barac·Dario Saric·Djordje Drenovac·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Franco Giorgetti·Grzegorz Grochowski·Hugh Greenwood·Jeremy Lamb·Jonas Valanciunas·Juan Jose Giaveno·Marcos Delia·Marko Gujanicic·Mateusz Ponitka·Meyers Leonard·Michal Michalak·Nemanja Besovic·Owen Odigie·Patricio Garino·Patrick Young·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Toni Katic·Vladislav Trushkin
July 7th, 2011 · No Comments
The second round is done at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Riga and we see both Australia and the United States of America going out on the top of their respective groups. The major disappointment comes of course from the hosts of Latvia who finished last in Group E after losing 4 games in […]
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Alexander Varnakov·Boris Barac·Daniel Szymkiewicz·Dario Saric·Grzegorz Grochowski·Jan Grzelinski·Jonas Valanciunas·Mario Hezonja·Mateusz Ponitka·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Tomasz Gielo·Toni Katic
July 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment
With the first round done and the second round ahead, it is about time to check what happened in the first three days of the tournament. Without having seen any games, this is of course difficult so that this report is more of an analysis on stats and results while it also features some impressions […]
June 28th, 2011 · No Comments
One of the main favorites for the Gold Medal is of course the team from Lithuania. Simonas Baranauskas will give us his preview to the team around the Lottery pick Jonas Valanciunas.
June 24th, 2011 · No Comments
The NBA Draft 2011 is in the books and before we move on to other things, we go first for a quick overview of the different European picks with a short analysis of their situation.
April 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment
The NBA has published yesterday the list of Early Entrants for the NBA Draft 2011. It features 20 players based in Europe and two Europeans playing in the NCAA. We will go over the 20 Internationals, give a short scouting report with Video (where available) and make a prediction on their Draft Stock.
Tags: Abdel Kader Sylla·Abdoulaye Loum·Andrew Albicy·Bismack Biyombo·Davis Bertans·Donatas Motiejunas·Emmanouil Koukoulas·Femi Oladipo·Furkan Aldemir·Jan Vesely·Joffrey Lauvergne·Jonas Valanciunas·Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann·Leon Radosevic·Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira·NBA Draft 2011·Negueba Samake·Nihad Dedovic·Nikola Mirotic·Tomislav Zubcic·Tornike Shengelia
March 21st, 2011 · 6 Comments
Today, USA Basketball announced the official roster for the World Select Team at the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit that will be held in Portland during the first week of April. We check the different European players that got selected and discuss some players that will not be present.
Tags: Alessandro Gentile·Bismack Biyombo·Dario Saric·Davis Bertans·Dmitry Kulagin·Enes Kanter·Evan Fournier·Jonas Valanciunas·Kevin Pangos·Kyle Wiltjer·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira·Mateusz Ponitka·Nenad Miljenovic·Nike Hoop Summit·Patrick Heckmann·Philipp Neumann·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Raul Neto·Rudy Gobert
January 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment
With the start of the Top16, it is about time to get an update on some of the most promising players in relation with the upcoming NBA Draft. The schedule allowed me to follow three “big” guys in the same evening, even if they are all three very different players. I speak of Jonas Valanciunas, […]
January 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments
After having reviewed the 5 events that have marked my year 2010, I take a look forward today in order to predict the 5 things that may be the main storylines in 2011. Once again, these 5 stories are in no particular order and only represent my personal opinion.
Tags: Anthony Canty·Besnik Bekteshi·Dario Saric·David Jelinek·Davis Bertans·Donatas Motiejunas·Enes Kanter·Fabian Thülig·Jan Vesely·Jonas Valanciunas·Maik Zirbes·Maurice Stuckey·Nikola Mirotic·Patricio Garino·Philipp Neumann·Philipp Schwethelm·Robin Benzing·Simon Schmitz·Tibor Pleiss·Tomas Satoransky
December 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment
Here we go for a very specific and personal review of the Year 2010 with the events that have marked me the most in a positive or negative way. The aim of this post is not to point out all the major events that have happened over the last 12 months but specifically picking out […]
October 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments
The Lithuanian Center was the MVP of the recent U18 European Championship. Everybody expects big things in the future from the 1992 born big guy. But the future for Valanciunas has already begun as he is averaging impressive numbers for an 18-years old in the opening days of the Euroleague. We took a closer look […]
October 20th, 2010 · No Comments
The Group C of the Euroleague 2010/2011 features some of the most interesting young big men in Europe and several potential NBA Draft candidates. Additionally, Ricky Rubio is also active with his FC Barcelona in this group and the games of these 6 teams will certainly attract a large number of NBA scouts over the […]
August 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment
The big guys drew the most interest in the U18 European Championship as this group featured several highly interesting players. Even if Enes Kanter was absent, the tournament featured several NBA potentials and we go over the players that have impressed us the most.
August 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment
After a little tour in the shopping center next to the Arena, it was about time to follow the relegation round as a decisive game for relegation was ahead. Sweden faced Ukraine in a Final for the last remaining spot on the highest level of U18 European Basketball.
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·Aleksejs Rostovs·Alexander Varnakov·Andrey Loginov·Anris Misters·Arnolds Helmanis·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Davis Bertans·Deividas Pukis·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Edmunds Dukulis·Jonas Valanciunas·Jonathan Person·Kaspars Vecvagars·Latvia·Lithuania·Nikola Siladi·Olexiy Len·Renaldas Simanavicius·Russia·Serbia·Sergey Karasev·Sweden·Tamirlan Bekkiev·Ukraine·Vladislav Trushkin·Zygimantas Skucas
July 31st, 2010 · No Comments
The second day in Lithuania started with some sight-seeing in the Old Town and the first decision of the event came when Germany managed to dominate Sweden and avoid relegation. On the other hand, Bulgaria is sure about their future: Division B.
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·2011 U19 World Championship·Alexander Tikhonin·Alexander Varnakov·Andrey Loginov·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Bogic Vujosevic·Bozo Dumic·Dario Saric·Davis Bertans·Deividas Pukis·Djordje Drenovac·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Edgaras Ulanovas·Edmunds Dukulis·Janis Timma·Jonas Valanciunas·Karlis Aspitis·Kaspars Vecvagars·Latvia·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Lithuania·Marko Gujanicic·Mateusz Ponitka·Nemanja Besovic·Nikola Siladi·Petar Lambic·Rolandas Jakstas·Russia·Serbia·Sergey Karasev·Stefan Nastic·Vladislav Trushkin·Vukasin Petkovic·Vytenis Cizauskas·Zygimantas Skucas
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.
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