European Prospects

News about Young European Basketball Prospects

Rho Tournament 2011: Teams announced

November 19th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The organizers of the Rho International Tournament have sent us the names of the participants for the 2011 edition that will be played in Italy from the 26th April to 1st May 2011. The tournament will be played only with U16 teams next year which means that only players born in 1995 or younger are eligible.

The participants to the 28th Trophy Luciano Carugo will come from three different continents and at the first look, the teams look rather strong with U16 National Teams from the Czech Republic and China and two selections coming from North America. Additionally, the traditional European powerhouses of Youth Basketball like FMP Belgrade and the Sabonis Basketball School will compete there as well. See below the full list of participants.

  • FMP Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Fenerbahce Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Pallacanestro Varese (Italy)
  • Robur Varese (Italy)
  • Ontario Gold (Canada)
  • China U16 National Team
  • Orobica Bergamo (Italy)
  • Osal Novate (Italy)
  • Houston Select (USA)
  • CSKA Moscow (Russia)
  • Armani Jeans Milano (Italy)
  • Victor Rho (Italy)
  • Czech Republic U16 National Team
  • Sabonis Basketball Academy (Lithuania)
  • Pallacanestro Cantu (Italy)
  • Acc. Altomilanese Legnano (Italy)

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 juan cobos // Nov 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I think a few years ago there was an ohio select team featuring BJ Mullens, but they had some problems because some of the players were older, and they weren’t allowed to play.

    I think it was this Rho Tourney but not sure. Maybe Real Madrid was over there. It was in 2008 and Real Madrid did go with a poor team bc they were at the same time playing the NJIT tourney in Madrid with the likes of Ryan Richards, Nikola Mirotic, David García Pachá, argentinian Maximiliano Martín and Agustín Ambrosino…

  • 2 juan cobos // Nov 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    When Oak Hill came to L’hospitalet, the tourney was for ’86 born or younger guys, but they made an exception for the american kids. For instance, Josh Smith was born in 1985. They would have won anyway and the show would’ve lost.

    I understood that decission.

    By the way, looks like L’Hospitalet is getting worse every year despite of the euroleague-nike endorsement and the presence of stars like tomislav zubcic, dejan musli or jonas valanciunas in the last 3 editions…

  • 3 Christophe // Nov 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    @Juan Cobos
    you are right, I was in Rho that year when BJ Mullens was there. They were not allowed to win the tournament because of their age.
    That year, some interesting players were there like Mario Delas with KK Split. FMP was only present with its 2nd team because of the NIJT in Madrid that started 1 day later.

    Here is my report from back then:

  • 4 claudio // Nov 19, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Dear Juan Cobos

    you’re right, but the Italian federation does not allow this

  • 5 Christophe // Nov 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    sorry for the errors in the teams in the post. Now it is all correct

You must log in to post a comment.