After having analyzed in the detail the four best placed European nations of the tournament, I will come back to the other European teams, unfortunately only in a shorter fashion as I saw these teams only once in Mannheim. Also, I will limit myself really to the main players of these teams in order to […]
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April 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment
April 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Maybe the positive surprise of the tournament was the 8th place of Sweden. The team from coach Tommie Hansson won the game it had to win against Germany in order to qualify for the Top 8 but then declined slowly in their performance. The team has however some interesting prospects in their roster, especially from […]
April 3rd, 2008 · No Comments
The Spanish team was present but of course without their absolute superstar of the 1990 generation Ricky Rubio. The team from coach Jota Cuspinera presented however a nice combination of talent and was probably one of the deepest teams present in Mannheim. We took a particular at one of the most talented players of the […]
April 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments
Turkey came to Mannheim with a baggage full of confidence and a mixture of very talented players. The main man to scout for me was of course 1992 born Enes Kanter who has dominated the U16 Türk Telekom Tournament a few weeks before. But it was not only him that came up with interesting performances.
April 1st, 2008 · No Comments
The Greek team came to Mannheim without being considered as one of the favorites. The tallest player just being 2m02, it looked like the guys from coach Georgias Vlassopoulos would be punished inside. But it came a whole lot different. Not only that Greece won the tournament, the team featured some very interesting talent, at […]
March 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments
The Albert Schweitzer Tournament is over and it is time to talk about the players and the tournament in general. The first article will be about the level of the tournament and a report about the best non-European players.
March 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Here are my final picks from the Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2008. There will be a lot more detailed reports published in the next days. First of all, here is my report on the final day that I wrote for Ball in Europe Nearly 30.000 fans followed the tournament throughout the whole week The injury of […]
March 28th, 2008 · No Comments
Before returning to Mannheim for the Finals day tomorrow, here are some important facts of the last two days. The Final will be the awaited Greece – Turkey clash. It will be loud and rowdy in the US Sports Arena tomorrow. Nikos Pappas is the absolute favorite for the MVP trophy. The Greek guard went […]
March 25th, 2008 · No Comments
Today there are no games but here are the picks about yesterday’s action in Mannheim. Kostas Sloukas has joined the Greek team and when he is fully integrated, he will probably form the best backcourt of the tournament. Staying with the Greek team, Nikos Pappas was unstoppable by the US team despite always doing the […]
March 24th, 2008 · No Comments
Before heading off to Mannheim, here are a few picks out of yesterday’s action. Spain is dominating its group. After a 40pts success against New Zealand, the team from Iberia also demolished Croatia by 38. And it was once again a nice team effort with 5 guys in double figures. Title candidate? Some nations are […]