During the trip to Kaunas for the Nike International Junior Tournament, I had also the opportunity to follow a game of KK Baltai playing University of Tartu in the Baltic League. KK Baltai is in fact the reserve team of Zalgiris Kaunas and one of the several places where the Lithuanian Euroleague team can stack [...]
February 12th, 2012 · No Comments
November 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments
Cibona Zagreb is certainly the team to watch this season in the Euroleague in terms of young potential. It is not uncommon that the Croatian team plays with four 1989 or earlier born players at the same time. And all of them have a very important role in their specific strengths. We took a closer [...]
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 [...]
July 26th, 2010 · No Comments
With the U20 European Championships of Division A and B coming to an end last weekend, it was about time to update our Generation Ranking of the 199o born players. With the Gold Medals of France in the higher competition and Austria in the 2nd one, there have been some changes that we will go [...]
Tags: Aleksandar Georgiev·Aleksandar Mitrovic·Alexis Tanghe·Andrew Albicy·Andrija Milutinovic·Bozhidar Avramov·Daniele Sandri·David Jelinek·Donatas Motiejunas·Generation Ranking·Hristo Zahariev·Jacob Cohen·Jan Vesely·Jessey Vorn·Kristers Zeidaks·Kyryl Natyazhko·Lauris Blaus·Mario Delas·Martins Laksa·Mohammed Kherrazi·Moritz Lanegger·Nikos Pappas·Paul Lacombe·Rasid Mahalbasic·Ricky Rubio·Roberto Rullo·Ruslan Otverchenko·TJ di Leo·Tomislav Zubcic·Vladimir Ivlev·Vladimir Mihailovic·Yotam Shiran
July 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments
In the quarter-finals yesterday, Croatia managed to beat Serbia with an incredible finish by Dino Butorac who scored a tough three-pointer and 2FTs to bring his team back. Mario Delas was then present to grab the offensive rebound and score the winning bucket. How to cut a 6pt deficit in 30 seconds, watch the video [...]
July 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Today starts the first European Championship of the summer with the U20 Tournament to be held in Croatia. 16 teams compete for the Medals and 2 teams will drop down to Division B. Europeanprospects.com checked the level of the different participants.
Tags: 2010 U20 European Championship Division A·Alexandre Gavrilovic·Alexis Tanghe·Andrew Albicy·Augustas Peciukevicius·Branislav Dekic·Daniele Sandri·Danilo Andusic·David Jelinek·Dejan Musli·Denis Polokhin·Deniz Kiliçli·Dino Muric·Giedrius Staniulis·Ignacio Llovet·Jan Vesely·Jessey Vorn·Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann·Jose Simeon·Josep Franch·Kostas Papanikolaou·Kostas Sloukas·Kyryl Natyazhko·Leon Radosevic·Leonidas Kaselakis·Maik Zirbes·Mantas Kadzevicius·Mario Delas·Martins Meiers·Maurice Stuckey·Maxim Can Mutaf·Melih Mahmutoglu·Mirza Sarajlija·Nicolo Melli·Nikola Mirotic·Nikola Vucevic·Nikos Pappas·Ondrej Kohout·Paul Lacombe·Roberto Rullo·Tautvydas Slezas·Tomas Satoransky·Toni Prostran·Vladimir Ivlev·Vladimir Jankovic
June 16th, 2010 · No Comments
Currently on holidays in the lovely Austrian Alps to recharge my batteries for the summer, I took some time to share my thoughts on the Croatian and French U20 National teams that compete in the Adidas Eurocamp 2010 in Treviso. Both teams prepare the upcoming U20 European Championships that will be played in Croatia.
June 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments
The second day of the Adidas Eurocamp 2010 is in the books and the result was a bit the same than on Day 1: no really big surprises in terms of the sighting of new talents and the confirmation of the talent of some of the other guys. Additionally, the cancellation of a Miroslav Raduljica [...]
Tags: Adidas Eurocamp 2010·Andrew Albicy·Bangaly Fofana·Edwin Jackson·Ivan Ramljak·Josep Franch·Josip Bilinovac·Lens Aboudou·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Mario Delas·Miroslav Raduljica·Nihad Dedovic·Nikos Pappas·Ousmana Camara·Paul Lacombe·Pietro Aradori·Robin Benzing·Rolands Freimanis·Thomas Heurtel·Tomas Satoransky·Toni Prostran
June 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment
The Adidas Eurocamp started yesterday in front of all the 30 NBA Teams being represented in the La Ghirada Sports Complex in Treviso. After I missed the morning sessions due to a late arrival, here we go for a recap of the afternoon session of the first day of the only European based Pre-Draft camp.
Tags: Abdoulaye M'Baye·Adidas Eurocamp 2010·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Dejan Musli·Dino Butorac·Donatas Motiejunas·Edwin Jackson·Mario Delas·Matias Nocedal·Semen Shashkov·Toni Prostran·Uros Lukovic·Vladimir Dasic
January 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments
The 1990 born players, who will compete this summer in Croatia for the U20 European Championship, are dominated of course by one stellar talent: Ricky Rubio. If you take him out, you have a very interesting group of players and nations that are on the same level, and the competition in Zadar will probably be [...]
Tags: Alexis Tanghe·Andrew Albicy·Andrija Milutinovic·Birkan Batuk·Bozhidar Avramov·Christophe Leonard·Christopher Ryan·David Jelinek·Dejan Musli·Deniz Kiliçli·Dino Muric·Donatas Motiejunas·Gediminas Orelikas·Hristo Zahariev·Jakub Wojciechowski·Jan Vesely·Kostas Papanikolaou·Kostas Sloukas·Leon Radosevic·Leonidas Kaselakis·Mario Delas·Melih Mahmutoglu·Moritz Lanegger·Nikos Pappas·Omar Zaghden·Rasid Mahalbasic·Ricky Rubio·Tautvydas Slezas·Tomislav Zubcic·Vladimir Jankovic·Zisis Sarikopoulos
July 16th, 2009 · No Comments
In the recent FIBA U19 World Championships, the Croatian PF Mario Delas got elected MVP of the tournament for his performance to lead the Croatian team to an unexpected Bronze medal. Delas finished the tournament with 20.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.2apg while hitting 57.9% of his shot attempts. The 2m08 tall player from KK Split has [...]
July 12th, 2009 · No Comments
After a week of holidays, here we go come back for the most exciting phase of European Youth basketball, the summer months with the different European competitions. But before the coverage of the different tournaments, here are some short news from the last days.
December 15th, 2008 · No Comments
Here we go for some short notes before the Christmas break.
Tags: Abdoulaye M'Baye·Danilo Gallinari·Donatas Motiejunas·Enes Kanter·Kosta Koufos·Lucca Staiger·Mario Delas·Milan Macvan·Miroslav Raduljica·Nando de Colo·Nikos Pappas·Omri Casspi·Ricky Rubio·Rihards Kuksiks·Tim Ohlbrecht·Tomas Satoransky·Vladimir Dasic
August 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Here are my thoughts about the ending U18 and starting U20 European Championships.
Tags: Division A European Championship·Division A European Championship·Division B European Championship·Donatas Motiejunas·Enes Kanter·Jakub Wojciechowski·Jan Vesely·Kostas Sloukas·Mario Delas·Marko Vranjkovic·Tomas Satoransky·Vladimir Jankovic
July 28th, 2008 · No Comments
The first phase of the A Division is already done and the least one could say is that there have been some surprise. I will give you a short review about the results so far and also give an update on the B division.
Tags: Dino Muric·Division A European Championship·Division B European Championship·Enes Kanter·Estonia·Evangelos Mantzaris·Greece·Joao Soares·Kostas Papanikolaou·Mario Delas·Poland·Portugal·Richard Grznár·Siim-Sander Vene·Slovenia·Vladimir Jankovic
July 25th, 2008 · No Comments
Here are my thoughts on the first day of both U18 Championships that started today.
Tags: Alejandro Hernandez·Division A European Championship·Division B European Championship·Enes Kanter·Jakub Wojciechowski·Kostas Papanikolaou·Leonidas Kasselakis·Maik Zirbes·Mario Delas·Maurice Stuckey·Nikos Pappas·Rasid Mahalbasic·Ryan Richards·Sebastian Szymanski·Tautvydas Slezas·Vladimir Jankovic
July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments
This Friday will start the FIBA Europe U18 European Championship of Division A in Amaliada and Pyrgos in Greece. I took a closer look at the different teams and collected some expert opinions on the upcoming tournament.
Tags: Alberto Jodar·Alejandro Hernandez·Andrew Albicy·Andrija Milutinovic·Bojan Subotic·Bozhidar Avramov·Carmel Bouchman·David Garcia·Deniz Kiliçli·Division A European Championship·Donatas Motiejunas·Enes Kanter·Femi Oladipo·Gilvydas Biruta·Lazar Radosavljevic·Leon Radosevic·Mario Delas·Maurice Stuckey·Nicolo Melli·Niels Giffey·Nikos Pappas·Simon Schmitz·Tomislav Zubci·Toni Prostran