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News about Young European Basketball Prospects

Living in America: Eividas Petrulis (St. Mary’s)

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

We start the Living in America season again this winter and we present some European-born NCAA College Freshmen that have arrived in the United States this summer. To start the series, we take a look at one of the more unknown players, the 1990 born Lithuanian Forward Eividas Petrulis.

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U18 European Championship: the Finals day

August 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

After a little tour in the shopping center next to the Arena, it was about time to follow the relegation round as a decisive game for relegation was ahead. Sweden faced Ukraine in a Final for the last remaining spot on the highest level of U18 European Basketball.

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U18 European Championship 2010: Semi-Finals

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.

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U18 European Championship 2010: Quarter-Finals

July 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Today, I arrived in Vilnius to cover the U18 European Championship of Division A. The main spotlight will of course be on the Top 8 teams but I will try to see every team once. The day started with the Quarter-Finals in the Siemens Arena of Vilnius.

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Jonas Valanciunas vs. Przemyslaw Karnowski: Video Analysis

July 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Two of the most promising Center talents in Europe met this week in the U18 European Championship in Vilnius. Jonas Valanciunas from Lithuania had to play against the one year young Przemyslaw Karnowski from Poland. I used this opportunity to make a Video Analysis of their game.

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U17 World Championship 2010: Lithuania

July 15th, 2010 · 4 Comments

The fourth place of Lithuania can be considered as a surprise as their main player and U16 European Championship MVP Tauras Jogela was missing. The predictions in the Lithuanian press were not very positive either but a team that lacked size and talent but had the cojones to win the games that counted was one […]

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U17 World Championship Preview: Lithuania

July 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Lithuanian U16 National Team won the Silver Medal in Kaunas last summer. Now this same generation tries to be as successful on the next level but our Lithuanian author is not that optimistic about their possibilities.

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Martynas Gecevicius shooting star

November 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Lithuanian guard is on fire during the beginning of this season so it was time to take a closer look at the Lietuvos Rytas player. Martynas Gecevicius, who I follow for quite a few years now is finally getting the playing minutes with Rytas to show what he is able to do on the […]

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Eurobasket 2009: the generation check

September 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Coming back from holidays out of the basketball no-man’s land Switzerland, it will take me some time to get back into the feeling of the Eurobasket 2009. However, I made a quick analysis of the present teams and their different rosters in relation with the age of the players and I will try to find […]

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2009 U16 European Championship report

August 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

This summer, I had the opportunity to go for my first ever U16 European Championship and combine it with a first ever trip to the Basketball country of Lithuania. I decided to make just a short scouting report on the teams I have seen (Places 1-8) as these kids are all only 16, or even […]

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