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Nike Hoop Summit 2011 Roster announced

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.

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A “big” Euroleague night

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, […]

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My 5 predictions for 2011

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.

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The Top5 events of 2010

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 […]

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Jonas Valanciunas debuting strong

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 […]

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Euroleague 2010/2011 Preview: Group C

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 […]

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U18 European Championship 2010 Division A: the Big Guys

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.

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U18 European Championship: the Finals day

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.

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U18 European Championship 2010: Semi-Finals

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.

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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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