After the review of the main prospects of the first NIJT Qualification tournament, I decided to put online also a report on the next generation players. I took into account prospects born in 1994 which means players eligible for the U16 European Championships this summer. Most of these players have not seen major minutes, so [...]
Entries For '2009'
January 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment
January 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments
The first tournament of the 2009/2010 edition of the NIJT Qualification phase has been played once again in Rome. This year, Zalgiris Kaunas totally dominated this first stage of the competition as they won every game by at least 15 points. Here we go for the first part of the detailed analysis of the main [...]
December 31st, 2009 · No Comments
After a long night at the restaurant (thank you Germano) and a sightseeing and foodtasting trip through Rome yesterday, I arrived save back home only late so that the report on the Final day of the tournament is only online now.
Tags: Alessandro di Pasquale·Alexander Tikhonin·Andrey Loginov·Armin Mazic·Artem Komolov·Benetton Fribourg·Benetton Treviso·Bruno Ondo Mengue·CSKA Moscow·Diego Monaldi·Dovydas Redikas·FMP Belgrade·Lottomatica Roma·Montepaschi Siena·Nemanja Bezbradica·Nikola Siladi·Ojars Silins·Rolandas Jakstas·Stefan Petkovic·Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin·Stella Azzurra Roma·Vytenis Cizauskas·Zalgiris Kaunas
December 29th, 2009 · No Comments
I arrived this morning in Rome to cover the first NIJT Qualification Tournament of the season. The tournament organized by Stella Azzurra Roma features 8 teams that compete for one spot at NIJT to be played in May in Paris. After Day 1 updated through Twitter, here is my short report on what happened on [...]
Tags: 2009 Citta di Roma·Alessandro Gentile·Alexander Tikhonin·Andrey Loginov·Armin Mazic·Artem Komolov·Benetton Fribourg·Benetton Treviso·CSKA Moscow·FMP Belgrade·Francesco Ramengi·Lottomatica Roma·Montepaschi Siena·Nemanja Bezbradica·Nenad Miljenovic·Nikola Siladi·Ojars Silins·Riccardo Ferrarese·Rolandas Jakstas·Stefan Petkovic·Stella Azzurra Roma·Strahinja Mladenovic·Tommaso Ingrosso·Zalgiris Kaunas
September 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments
A new initiative established by FIBA Europe and sponsored by Champion was the U18 All-Stars camp for young European players held these days in Poland. 32 players got selected according to their performances at the U18 European Championships and went to work in several sessions with established coaches like Svetislav Pesic .21 players got an [...]
August 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment
FIBA Europe announced the creation of a new event on the Youth basketball calendar this weekend with the Champion U18 All-Star Game that will be held from 16th to 19th September 2009 in Katowice during the Eurobasket 2009. 24 players have been selected during the FIBA Europe European championship of Division A. Together with the [...]
Tags: Alberto Jodar·Andrea de Nicolao·Andreas Person·Augustas Peciukevicius·Branislav Dekic·Christopher Czerapowicz·Danilo Andusic·Dejan Musli·Edo Muric·Emil binev·Enes Kanter·Evan Fournier·Furkan Aldemir·Janos Eilingsfeld·Jonas Valanciunas·Lazar Radosavljevic·Leo Westermann·Linos Chrysikopoulos·Mael Lebrun·Martins Meiers·Nemanja Radovic·Nimrod Tishman·Oleksandr Lypovyy·Pavel Antipov·Philipp Neumann·Safak Edge·Samuel Deguara·Saulius Kulvietis·Sebastian Szymanski·Toni Prostran
June 28th, 2009 · No Comments
After having discussed the NBA prospects in Treviso, I take a closer look at the other players present in Treviso that may be NBA candidates in the next years or stay in Europe.
Tags: Adam Hanga·Alexey Shved·Anton Ponomarev·Artem Zabelin·BC Siauliai·Cajasol Sevilla·Carl Ona Embo·CB Granada·CSKA Moscow·Hyères-Toulon·Mindaugas Kuzminskas·Nikos Pappas·Pablo Aguilar·Reebok Eurocamp·Tomas Satoransky
June 23rd, 2009 · No Comments
Here we go for the second part of Hippo’s review on the Nordic Championships 2009 with the report on the U16 tournament.
Tags: Adrian Schonning·Chris-Ebou Ndow·Christian Benzon·Daniel Dolenc·Frederik Rungby·Ilari Seppälä·Jonathan Person·Joonas Caven·Kalle Naapi·Kevin R. Larsen·Kristofer Acox·Marcus Eriksson·Mikael Herbert·Mikko Jämsä·Nicholas Spires·Tobias Borg·Valur Orri Valsson·William Asplund
June 22nd, 2009 · No Comments
Hippo has sent us a great report on the Nordic Championships that have been played nearly a month ago in Solna, Sweden. Enjoy the read and get the info on the most talented players coming from Scandinavia.
Tags: Aegir Thor Steinarsson·Alexander Bak·Alexander Lindqvist·Andreas Person·Antto Nikkarinen·Christopher Czerapowicz·Daniel Persson·Haukur Oskarsson·Haukur Palsson·Henry McCarthy·Jonas Jerebko·Jonas Zohore Bergstedt·Jonathan Gilling·Karamo Jawara·Lauri Toivonen·Ragnar Natanelsson·Samuli Vanttaja·Sigurdur Thorarinsson·Stian Emil Berg·Tomas Tomasson·Villematti Kopio
June 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
After the in-detail reports about Lithuania and France, I will take a closer look at the players that stood out in my eyes with the four other non-European participants in Douai. The reports on these players will not be as detailed of course as they are not in the focus of this website.
June 17th, 2009 · No Comments
Today, I will talk about the second European team to have played in this year’s edition of the Douai World Tournament: Lithuania. A team that was composed of 1990 and 1992 born players missing all their talented 91 guard players. This came up to a situation having a team dominated by inside players and totally [...]
June 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments
To start the in-depth reports about the Douai World Tournament, I will take a closer look to the third placed French team. Being only one point short of the Final victory, the team looks a bit undersized compared to the different other teams in the competition and also the typical hyper athletic inside player is [...]
June 14th, 2009 · No Comments
The final day in Douai was marked by the still very open possibilities for the final results.
June 13th, 2009 · No Comments
After three days of high level competition, the 23rd edition of the Douai World Tournament continued today. Having arrived only today in the city of Northern France, it did not last long to see already some big action.
Tags: Andrew Albicy·Cody Ellis·Cory Joseph·Donatas Motiejunas·Douai·Gediminas Bertasius·Gediminas Orelikas·Jordan McRae·Kelly Olynyk·Laurent Bivard·Mangisto Arop·Mike Rosario·Paul Lacombe·Simon Bibeau
June 11th, 2009 · No Comments
Before leaving for Northern France on Saturday morning, here are some first pieces of information that could be found around the net about the Douai World Tournament 2009.
June 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments
In our first part of the review on the recent Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, I took a look at those players being automatically eligible or early entrance candidates and that have a correct chance of being drafted. The review contains only information on the European players, so Patrick Mills or Patrick Beverley have not been [...]
June 8th, 2009 · No Comments
Here we go for quick recap of the action I was able to catch from the Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso so far. A camp that has representatives from all the 30 NBA teams in attendance in addition to a long list of Agents and representatives from European teams as well.
June 5th, 2009 · No Comments
Before leaving tomorrow morning to Treviso for the Reebok Eurocamp, here are a few stories found around the net just ahead of the most important RDV of the year in terms of European Prospects.
June 4th, 2009 · No Comments
The 23rd edition of the Mondial Juniors de Basket will be played from the 10th to the 14th of June in Northern France. It is one of the last events before the NBA Draft and this year’s edition can be considered as one of the strongest preparation tournament for the Under 19 World Championship to [...]
June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments
The Swedish guard Rudy Mbemba is in the NBA Draft, finally. After multiple seasons in different European teams, the 1m83 tall player is currently playing the Italian LegaDue Finals in order to earn a Lega spot for his team of Vanoli. I had the possibility to see several of his last games with the Italian [...]
Tags: Rudy Mbemba