The Nike International Junior Tournament 2012/2013 came to an end on Sunday afternoon with a well deserved victory for Joventut Badalona. The day was crowned though by a great Final of the Euroleague.
May 13th, 2013 · No Comments
May 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment
The third day of the Nike International Junior Tournament is in the books and it was quite an interesting day that ended with a semi-surprise and an expected final between Joventut Badalona and FC Barcelona.
Tags: Agusti Sans·Aleksej Nikolic·Bigby Kavell·Brano Djukanovic·Damien Inglis·Doko Salic·Dusan Ristic·Jose Nogues·Luke Nelson·Marc Garcia·Mario Hezonja·Marko Guduric·Milovan Draskovic·NIJT London 2013·Nikola Rebic·Yven Smock
May 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment
After having skipped the first day of the Nike International Junior Tournament in London, I made it to the capital of the United Kingdom for the second day. After the battle with the Euroleague that ended without a result, I was however looking forward to see some of the best young players in Europe.
Tags: Alberto Abalde·Alex Abrines·Damien Inglis·Deividas Kuelis·Doko Salic·Dusan Ristic·Edvinas Seskus·Jose Nogues·Luke Nelson·Marc Garcia·Mario Hezonja·Marko Tejic·Marko Todorovic·Milovan Draskovic·NIJT London 2013·Nikola Rebic·Norbertas Giga·Xavier Assalit·Ywen Smock
July 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment
In the first part of our review on the U17 World Championship 2012, we take a look at the European players in the event. Four teams had qualified for Kaunas next to the hosts, so this might not be a good representation of whole talent group of the 1995 born players in Europe. But some [...]
Tags: 2012 U17 World Championship·Adam Pechacek·Agusti Sans·Damien Inglis·Domagoj Bosnjak·Edvinas Seskus·Ernestas Serkevicius·Ilimane Diop·Jose Nogues·Karlo Zganec·Mario Hezonja·Marko Arapovic·Martin Peterka·Petr Cornelie·Prokop Slanina·Radovan Kouril
July 8th, 2012 · No Comments
The last day of the U17 World Championship 2012 started with the same situation than the days before, 30 degrees in the streets and nice atmosphere in the Zalgiris Arena. One major change though, Lithuania has qualified for the Olympic Games in London during the night. But that’s not why we traveled to the Baltic [...]
Tags: 2012 U17 World Championship·Adam Pechacek·Agusti Sans·Alberto Abalde·Alberto Martin·Alvaro Merlo·BeeJay Anya·Connor Frankamp·Dante Exum·Gabriel Deck·Ilimane Diop·Jabary Parker·Jahlil Okafor·Justise Winslow·Kevin Zabo·Mario Hezonja·Marko Arapovic·Michael Luxford·Mirko Djeric·Nicholas Duncan·Paolo Martinelli·Tanveer Bhullar·Tomislav Gabric·Tyus Jones·Wang Zheng Bo·Zhao Ji Wei
July 7th, 2012 · No Comments
Second day for me in Kaunas and the intensity of the competition was increasing as we approached the semi-finals. But before the showdown in the evening, there were several classification games.
Tags: 2012 U17 World Championship·Agusti Sans·Alvaro Merlo·Ben Simmons·Connor Frankamp·Damien Inglis·Dante Exum·Domagoj Bosnjak·Ernestas Serkevicius·Gabriel Deck·Guo Xiao Peng·Ilimane Diop·Jack Purchase·Jahlil Okafor·Jiri Dedek·Justin Jackson·Justise Winslow·Kevin Zabo·Mario Hezonja·Marko Arapovic·Michael Luxford·Mirko Djeric·Nicholas Duncan·Radovan Kouril·Rodrigo Haag·Tyus Jones·Xavier Moix·Zhou Qi
July 6th, 2012 · No Comments
After arriving in Kaunas in the evening of Thursday, the day started early with a Classification game at 9 o’clock in the morning. That was the beginning of a long day with 6 games ahead.
Tags: 2012 U17 World Championship·Adam Pechacek·Agusti Sans·Alberto Abalde·Alberto Martin·Alvaro Merlo·Ben Simmons·Dante Exum·Domagoj Bosnjak·Gabriel Deck·Han De Long·Ilimane Diop·Ji Wei Zhao·Jiri Dedek·Jose Nogues·Justin Jackson·Karlo Zganec·Luca Vildoza·Mario Hezonja·Marko Arapovic·Martin Peterka·Paolo Martinelli·Tyus Jones·Zhou Qi
December 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments
Traditionally, the weeks around Christmas and New Year are filled with interesting tournaments. Because of logistical reasons (I moved and am still moving to a new place), I can not cover any of these tournaments live. However, here is a quick overview of the major events of the next days.
Tags: Albert Homs·Alex Ramon·Amedeo Tessitori·Andreas Obst·Axel Louissaint·Constantin Ebert·Daniel Mayr·Dario Saric·David Taylor·Dominik Mavra·Filip Knezevic·Francesco Candussi·Gerard Sevillano·Guillermo Hernan-Gomez·Ilimane Diop·Ismet Akpinar·Jan-Niklas Wimberg·Josep Perez·Maodo Lo·Marc Bauza·Mario Hezonja·Mehmet Sanli·Metecan Birsen·Oskars Reinfelds·Paul Zipser·Sergio Hernandez·Simas Raupys
November 14th, 2011 · 8 Comments
The 2011/2012 edition of the Nike International Junior Tournament is still several weeks ahead. But after the Euroleague officially announced the dates, we checked which teams will normally participate in the four Qualification Event for the NIJT 2012 in Istanbul. Please note that the official participants will only be announced in the next weeks and [...]
August 4th, 2011 · 4 Comments
Last Tuesday has been our second and last day to cover the U16 European Championship of Division A in 2011. We spent another day at the Hala Dukla of Pardubice in order to get an impression on the second group of teams that were still able to qualify for the Quarter-Finals back then. But additionally, [...]
Tags: 2011 U16 European Championship DivA·Aleksandar Vezenkov·Anton Dziuba·Ayberk Güleryüz·Cedi Osman·Damien Inglis·Lorenzo Baldasso·Luka Savic·Mario Hezonja·Marko Arapovic·Metecan Birsen·Milovan Draskovic·Okben Ulubay·Olivier Yao-Delon·Paul Rigot·Rolands Smits·Simone Fontecchio
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
June 27th, 2011 · No Comments
One of the most interesting teams for the upcoming U19 World Championship is Croatia. The team from the Balkan region features some of the most talented players from all of Europe and will be a very interesting mix of players from different ages. Our friend Boris breaks down the forces and weaknesses of Croatia.
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Boris Barac·Dario Saric·Domagoj Vukovic·Dominik Mavra·Filip Bundovic·Mario Hezonja·Marko Ramljak·Martin Junakovic·Mislav Brzoja·Stefan Zadravec·Stipe Krstanovic·Toni Katic
June 14th, 2011 · No Comments
The 2011 edition of the Adidas Eurocamp is history. Overall, the level of the camp was not one of the bests form the last years as most of the potential lottery and first round picks decided to skip the event which is a trend that we as an observer of course do not like. However, [...]
Tags: Adidas Eurocamp 2011·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Dario Saric·David Jelinek·Dogus Balbay·Dusan Cantekin·Edwin Jackson·Ilkan Karaman·Jakub Wojciechowski·Mario Hezonja·Mindaugas Kuzminskas·Nemanja Besovic·Nenad Miljenovic·Nikola Siladi·Ousmana Camara·Paul Lacombe·Samuel Deguara·Tomas Satoransky
June 13th, 2011 · No Comments
The 2nd day of the Adidas Eurocamp was marked by two very different stand-out individual performance with Dwight Howard doing the Haka with the Rugby U20 National Team of New Zealand and the Boris Barac shooting clinic from behind the three-point line.
Tags: Adam Hanga·Adidas Eurocamp 2011·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Andrija Milutinovic·Augusto Cesar Lima·Boris Barac·Josep Franch·Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira·Luka Mitrovic·Mario Hezonja·Marko Ramljak·Mindaugas Kuzminskas·Nenad Miljenovic·Nicolo Melli·Nikola Siladi·Ousmana Camara·Paul Lacombe·Raul Neto·Robin Benzing·Tomas Satoransky
May 9th, 2011 · 4 Comments
Next to Dario Saric, the team of KK Zagreb features some other highly talented players in their however small rotation. Let’s check who were the prospects that shined around the Croatian sensation for this year’s Nike International Junior Tournament winners.
May 7th, 2011 · No Comments
The third day of the NIJT in Barcelona was filled with individual brilliance of some players and the confirmation of some of the hottest names of the last months. With KK Zagreb and Zalgiris Kaunas reaching the final, clearly the two best teams will fight tomorrow for the crown as both emerged as the most [...]
Tags: Ailun Guo·Andrija Bojic·Arturas Gudaitis·Berkay Candan·Dario Saric·Dominik Mavra·Dusan Ristic·Filip Knezevic·Hugo Invernizzi·Ivan Marinkovic·Kaspars Vecvagars·Livio Jean-Charles·Mam Jaiteh·Mario Hezonja·Nacho Marin·NIJT Barcelona 2011·Nikola Rebic·Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin·Tauras Jogela·Tomas Dimsa·Ulysse Adjagba
May 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment
We arrived only for the second day of the Nike International Junior Tournament which explains the absence of any comment on Day One. So we start immediately with the coverage of the action from Friday of the Finals for this year’s biggest trophy in Junior Club Basketball.
Tags: Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Alexandr Zhigulin·Andrija Bojic·Arturas Gudaitis·Dario Saric·Dominik Mavra·Hugo Invernizzi·Ignas Ramasauskas·Josep Perez·Kaspars Vecvagars·Kerem Hotic·Livio Jean-Charles·Lluis Costa·Mario Hezonja·Metecan Birsen·Nenad Miljenovic·Nicholas Spires·NIJT Barcelona 2011·Nikola Pavlovic·Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin·Stefan Pot·Tauras Jogela
May 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment
The 9th edition of the Nike International Junior Tournament will be played from Thursday to Sunday at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. The Euroleague has assembled two groups of four teams that compete in order to follow up on the first French victory which INSEP reached last year at home in Paris. We go [...]
Tags: Ailun Guo·Aitor Gomez·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Alexandr Zhigulin·Andrija Bojic·Berkay Candan·Carles Gasque·Dario Saric·Dominik Mavra·Dusan Ristic·Erbil Eroglu·Hugo Invernizzi·Ignas Ramasauskas·Ivan Marinkovic·Ivan Saicic·Josep Perez·Kaspars Vecvagars·Kerem Hotic·Livio Jean-Charles·Mam Jaiteh·Mario Hezonja·Marius Grigonis·Mate Borbely·Metecan Birsen·Nemanja Bezbradica·Nenad Miljenovic·Nicholas Spires·NIJT Barcelona 2011·Nikola Jankovic·Nikola Rebic·Nuri Gul Guney·Simonas Kymantas·Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin·Tauras Jogela·Tonglin Sun·Turan Oguzhan·William Howard·Xiaochuan Zhai·Yannis Morin
April 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments
Today started the practices for the Jordan Brand Classic 2011 in Charlotte. Next to two games with American players, there will also be an International game again this year. After the German Malik Müller won the MVP of the International game last year, let’s check who are the Europeans that will compete in the International [...]
January 10th, 2011 · No Comments
We start our review of the 2011 edition of the Nike International Junior Tournament in l’Hospitalet traditionally with the guards. But before going into the details of the scouting, it has to be mentioned that the overall level of the tournament was not particularly high. The absence of some major Spanish teams like Unicaja Malaga [...]