This week, the Euroleague season 2012/13 will start but the excitement for talent scouts remains a bit limited as the number of interesting prospects has gone down. The most talented players are not yet ready for being a major factor in the Euroleague so that the number of NBA Draft picks coming from the Euroleague [...]
October 9th, 2012 · No Comments
July 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments
This week will start the U20 European Championships of Division A in Slovenia. Next to the main event, there will also be a B Division competition that is the most interesting by far for the last few years. The talent level is excellent as several top nations will fight for the four spots that will [...]
Tags: 2012 U20 European Championship DivB·Aleksi Akpaso·Alex Murphy·Alex Vaenerberg·Ali Fraser·Amaury Gorgemans·Anders Haas·Andreas Bigum·Boris Bojanovski·Brian Savoy·Carlos Novas Mateo·Daniel Dolenc·Devon van Oostrum·Dimitar Dimitrov·Emmanuel Lecomte·Esben Reinholt·Evrard Atcho·Gorjan Markovski·Jere Vucica·Jesse Chuku·Joonas Caven·Jozo Radoz·Kevin Larsen·Markus Molenius·Martin Kriz·Mateusz Ponitka·Michel Ofik-Nzege·Milos Bozovic·Nizar Kapic·Obasohan Ojomoh·Ondrej Balvin·Or Solomon·Pavlin Ivanov·Philip Hertz·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Richard Grznár·Roko Rogic·Sami Eleraky·Stefan Petkovic·Tencho Tenev·Villematti Kopio
February 7th, 2012 · No Comments
The Polish 1993 generation is one of the better ones in Europe. The team around Mateusz Ponitka and Przemyslaw Karnowski had quite some success in the different continental championships that they participated over the last years. Both players have now major roles in the Polish first league so that it was time to make an [...]
July 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment
We had already arrived in Wroclaw yesterday and after some tourist attractions this morning, it was time to go to the Hala Orbita for following the Quarter-Finals of the U18 European Championship 2011 of Division in Poland.
Tags: 2011 U18 European Championship DivA·Ahmet Tuncer·Alejandro Suarez·Amedeo delle Valle·Amedeo Tessitori·Armin Mazic·Arturas Gudaitis·Benjamin John·Daniel Diez·Diego Monaldi·Grzegorz Grochowski·Jaime Fernandez·Josep Perez·Kenan Sipahi·Livio Jean-Charles·Mam Jaiteh·Mantas Mockevicius·Marko Ramljak·Martin Junakovic·Mateusz Ponitka·Matteo Chillo·Matteo Imbro·Michal Michalak·Mislav Brzoja·Nemanja Bezbradica·Nemanja Dangubic·Nenad Miljenovic·Nikola Jankovic·Paulius Semaska·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Ramazan Tekin·Raphael Gaspardo·Samet Geyik·Simonas Kymantas·Tayfun Erülkü·Tomas Lekunas·Vasilije Micic·William Howard
July 14th, 2011 · No Comments
We start our round-up traditionally with the Guards and take a look at who were the perimeter players that impressed the most during the U19 World Championship. We focused the most on European players but took also a quick look at some of the best non-Europeans in the tournament. Here we go.
Tags: 2011 U19 World Championship·Aleksandar Cvetkovic·Bogic Vujosevic·Dmitry Kulagin·Dovydas Redikas·Grzegorz Grochowski·Hugh Greenwood·Juan Jose Giaveno·Luciano Massarelli·Mateusz Ponitka·Michal Michalak·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
June 29th, 2011 · No Comments
One of the teams that comes to Latvia with a lot of hopes is Poland. After having won the Silver Medal at the U17 World Championship in Germany, it looks like the Polish teams is taking the World Championship as a preparation event for “their” U18 Euro later this summer. But as Rafal Juc explains, [...]
April 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments
The Easter Weekend is generally packed with interesting tournaments. Here we go for a quick review of the results of the main events from the last days.
Tags: Adonis Thomas·Aleksa Subaric·Alessandro Paesano·Amedeo delle Valle·Bruno Cingala Mata·Bruno Duranti·Cheikh Diagne·Daniel Dolenc·Edvinas Seskus·Filip Kovacek·Francesco Candussi·Gavin Schilling·Guillermo Hernan-Gomez·Hugo Invernizzi·Ilimane Diop·Javier de la Blanca·Johannes Richter·Joonas Caven·Jules Guichard·Julius Wolf·Karamo Jawara·Kenneth Ogbe·Ludvig Hakansson·Malik Müller·Mam Jaiteh·Martin Martinez·Mateusz Ponitka·Michal Michalak·Michalis Liapis·Michele Peroni·Nicola Akele·Nikola Simic·Paul Albrecht·Peter Moeller·Piotr Niedzwiedzki·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Rasmus Larsen·Riccardo Rovere·Sergio Herranz·Stian Emil Berg·Tobias Borg·Tomasz Gielo·Vincent Gaillard·Zaire Thompson
April 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments
With the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic behind us, the Easter weekend is a few days ahead featuring a full load of Tournaments with all kind of prospects involved: from NBA caliber guys to future Euroleague players and prospects that are potentially involved in games that you can bet on in the [...]
Tags: Adam Djukic·Adria Gasol·Agusti Sans·Alberto Martin·Alejandro Suarez·Alessandro Spatti·Bill Borekambi·Boris Dallo·Cheikh Diagne·Clint Capela·Daniel Diez·David Taylor·Dennis Schröder·Diego Monaldi·Dorijan Jelenek·Filip Zubcic·Gaston Louis Diedhiou·Gavin Schilling·Giovanni Severini·Greg Krippa·Haralds Karlis·Hugo Invernizzi·Ilia Zvezdelinov·Ilimane Diop·Ismet Akpinar·Jagos Lasic·Jaime Fernandez·Jito Kok·Johan van Zegeren·Julius Wolf·Karlo Lebo·Kenneth Ogbe·Kingsley Okoroh·Livio Jean-Charles·Malik Müller·Mam Jaiteh·Marek Soucek·Mario delle Cave·Marko Nikolic·Marko Zdravkovski·Mateusz Ponitka·Matteo Fallucca·Mihailo Knezevic·Mikel Motos·Mo Soluade·Nemanja Miskovic·Niklas Ney·Nikola Gogovcevski·Nikola Simic·Oliver Dvojakovski·Paul Zipser·Petar Jokic·Peter Moeller·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Raphael Gaspardo·Rasmus Larsen·Robyn Missa·Sid-Marlon Theis·Stanislav Ilnitskiy·Stefan Krstevski·Stevan Tapuskovic·Thomas de Thaey·Vasily Martynov·Yannis Morin
April 18th, 2011 · No Comments
A week ago, the Nike Hoop Summit 2011 saw a victory of Team USA over the World Team 92-80. We take a quick look at the European based players to see how they competed in this prestigious event.
April 8th, 2011 · No Comments
Mateusz Ponitka was one of the main players for the Polish U17 National Team that won the Silver Medal at the World Championship 2010 in Hamburg. The scoring wing has been elected to participate at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland and we got in touch with him to go through a small Q&A.
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
October 10th, 2010 · No Comments
The NCAA season 2010/2011 is approaching so it is about time to take a look what happened this summer in College basketball in relation with European talent. We go over the main players recruited from the 2010 class and take a look forward to the Class of 2011 and 2012.
Tags: Anthony Drmic·Enes Kanter·Igor Hadziomerovic·Mateusz Ponitka·Mathis Keita·Mathis Mönninghoff·NCAA·Nemanja Bezbradica·Niels Giffey·Piotr Niedzwiedzki·Przemyslaw Karnowski·Tomasz Gielo·Torgrim Sommerfeldt
August 13th, 2010 · 5 Comments
With the increasing number of players scouted during the U18 European Championship, the scoutings on several players may be a bit short but I tried to get more profiles in the articles this time which also explains the delays in bringing them online. I hope you enjoy the article however. My comments on the big [...]
Tags: 2010 U18 European Championship Division A·Anastasios Antonakis·Bogdan Bogdanovic·Dario Saric·Davis Bertans·Dmytro Marchenko·Edgaras Ulanovas·Hugo Invernizzi·Janis Timma·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Mateusz Ponitka·Patrick Heckmann·Samir Ali Hussein·Sergey Karasev·Viktor Gaddefors·Vladislav Trushkin·Vyacheslav Bobrov·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 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments
The 1993 born players competed in the first ever U17 World Championship in Hamburg this July. With the astonishing result of Poland and the disappointing ending of our #1 team Spain, there were some changes necessary. Here we go for the explanations.
July 15th, 2010 · No Comments
We start our review of the European teams that participated to the U17 World Championship with Poland. The team that finished 4th at the U16 European Championship in 2009 now won the Silver Medal and showed clearly the best progress of all the European teams that were present.
July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment
The first ever U17 World Championship has ended on Sunday in Hamburg with the victory of the United States. The team from Coach Don Showalter was clearly the best squad in the whole tournament but was also the best US Youth Team I have ever seen, not only in terms of talent but also in [...]