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News about Young European Basketball Prospects

Scandinavian power in Manresa

November 1st, 2013 · No Comments

In 2010, I travelled to Solna in Sweden to cover the Nordic Championship, a tournament that regroups the Youth National Teams of the different Scandinavian countries. Back then, I saw for the first time Rasmus Larsen and Marcus Eriksson competing. Three and a half years later, both prospects have made the move to Spain and […]

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U18 European Championship 2012: The Bigs

September 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

In the final part of the reports on the U18 European Championship of Division A, we will talk today about the big guys that stood out.

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U18 European Championship: Semi Finals Review

August 19th, 2012 · No Comments

My second day at the U18 European Championship 2012 in Lithuania was marked by the Semi-Finals. But before the major event, there was a decisive game in the relegation group that I wanted to cover.

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Albert Schweitzer 2012: the Best of the Bottom 8

April 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Before analyzing the best prospects from the Top 8 teams; teams that I have seen at least twice during the tournament; I wanted to give a quick recap on several players from the teams that finished in the Bottom 8 and that I could only see once. So these scouting reports remain quite short and […]

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Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2012: Day 1 Recap

April 7th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Today started the 26th edition of the Albert- Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim (Germany). After having moved away from the traditional US Sports Arena, the Waldsporthalle in Viernheim was the newcomer among the gyms on the schedule. So I decided to follow the games in this new facility that was nicely filled throughout the day.

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Albert Schweitzer 2012: Denmark Preview

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Denmark is the newcomer to this year’s tournament. The organizers have noticed the focused work that has been done with the youth national teams throughout the latest years, by handing this tiny basketball nation a spot on the tournament.

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NIJT Kaunas 2012: the Bigs

February 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

The last part of our prospect review on the Kaunas Nike International Junior Tournament concerns the big guys. This was the position where some potential NBA prospect have been present with especially the Danish Power Forward Rasmus Larsen as key target. Check below to get more information and updates on the most interesting players.

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NIJT Kaunas 2012 (Day 2 Review)

February 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

The second day in the ice-cold Kaunas started again in the early morning in an arena that had some problem with the heating as it was freezing inside. Still not many spectators made the trip and the prospects had to play in front of only very few people.

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NIJT Kaunas 2012 (Day 1 Review)

February 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The first Nike International Junior Tournament of the year but the third already of the 2011-2012 season started this morning very early in Kaunas. In the huge Zalgiris Arena in front of a handful spectators in the beginning, the tournament is looking for a third team to qualify for the Final event in Istanbul.

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NIJT Qualification Participants 2011/2012

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 […]

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Easter Weekend Tournament Review

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.

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Big Tournament weekend ahead

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 […]

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NIJT L’Hospitalet 2011 (Day 1 live)

January 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Today started the 32nd edition of the Torneo de Basquet Junior Ciutat de Hospitalet. The tournament can  be considered as one of the major events of the Youth Basketball Calendar and generally features a large amount of talent. Next to the local Spanish forces, the presence of quality teams from abroad gives the event an […]

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Tweets of the week (Week 21 + 1/2 – 2010)

June 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

With a little delay, here we go for the main Tweets of my Twitter account over the last 10 days. As there will be probably a lot more over the next days when I will be in Treviso, a quick round-up today will be good.

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Nordic Championships: U16 Review

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Next to the U18 Tournament, the Nordic Championships also featured a U16 tournament. This competition was highly interesting as nearly all of the players were unknown to me, so I had a lot new potential to discover. I have put only those players in the report that had a major impact on the games during […]

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Nordic Championships 2010: Day 3 (live from Solna)

May 14th, 2010 · No Comments

The third day of the Nordic Championships 2010 was also my last day in Sweden. I really liked the tournament and talent level was also very interesting. Here we go for the round-up of Friday’s action before the detailed player reports will go online somewhere next week.

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Nordic Championships 2010: Day 2 (live from Solna)

May 13th, 2010 · No Comments

The second day of the 2010 edition of the Nordic Championships is over and we had the possibility to see all the teams at least once now. Here we go for the round-up of Thursday’s action.

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Nordic Championships 2010: Day 1 (live from Solna)

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

We arrived this morning in the sunny Stockholm to cover for the first time the Nordic Championships. This tournament features the U18 and U16 Boys and Girls National Teams of the five Scandinavian countries: Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden as a host. Here is the roundup of the first day in the Boys competition.

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