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Living in America: Justin Raffingtion (San Francisco)

January 19th, 2011 · No Comments

In our series about European Freshmen in the NCAA, we talk today to the German big guy Justin Raffington who came to the University of San Francisco  after his years at Urspring.

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JBBL/NBBL Top4: Player Review

May 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today, we are going through the most interesting players of the weekend in Bamberg where played 8 of the best German Youth teams in U19 and U16 category.

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JBBL/NBBL Top4 2010: the Finals

May 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

On Sunday, the Finals of the German JBBL and NBBL season crowned IBBA and ALBA Urspring with the respective titles. For the JBBL, it was the first time ever that the title has been awarded while Urspring received their third NBBL crown in the 4 years of existence of the Youth League. Here we go […]

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JBBL/NBBL Top4 2010: the semi-finals

May 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The semi-finals of both the JBBL (U16) and NBBL (U19) have been played this Saturday in Bamberg. For the younger ones, it was a first-time event while the NBBL went already in its fourth season. Here we go for the round-up of the first day.

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NBBL Play-offs Preview

March 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

The German U19 League NBBL playoffs will start this weekend and decide which 4 teams will qualify for the Top4 Tournament that will be played the 15th and 16th May in Bamberg. We take today a quick look at the different 1/8 final series and use this article to talk about the best players of […]

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2009 U18 European Championship: German Coach comments

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.

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NBBL Top4 2009: the Wendt-show was not enough (UPDATED with Videos)

May 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

This weekend, the German U19 NBBL League had its third edition of the Top4 played in Berlin. For the first time, the home team qualified for the event which made the Finals day particularly loud and enthusiastic. However, the overall level of the tournament, except for the final was not very high, which may be […]

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Nike International Junior Tournament: preview

April 26th, 2009 · 8 Comments

This Thursday starts the Nike International Junior Tournament in Berlin and features some of the best U18 Club Teams in Europe. Three qualification tournaments and two Wildcards later, 8 teams will fight in 2 groups to get the trophy. I took a quick look at the teams and tell you who are the prospects to […]

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