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Sabonis Basketball Academy: the pride of Kaunas

February 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

During my recent trip to Kaunas to cover the Nike International Junior tournament, I also had the chance to visit the Sabonis Basketball Academy. The Sabonio Krepsinio Mokykla as it is called in Lithuanian is generally considered as one of the best basketball academies in Europe so it was interesting to see how it works […]

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NIJT Final 8 teams announced

March 3rd, 2010 · 10 Comments

Today, the French federation published the names of the 8 teams that will play during the Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris from the 6th to the 9th May 2010. 4 teams were known already and the 4 other participants are no big surprise either.

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Città di Roma Tournament 2009: the next generation

January 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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 […]

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Città di Roma Tournament 2009 (Part1)

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 […]

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Stella Azzurra Città di Roma Tournament (Day 3)

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.

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Stella Azzurra Città di Roma Tournament (Day 2)

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 […]

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Who will get a Wildcard for the NIJT?

February 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

After the three qualification tournaments have been played, 6 of the 8 spots for the Nike International Junior Tournament are set. Besides FMP Zeleznik as defending champ, Kalise Gran Canaria of Spain and Montepaschi Siena of Italy qualified from the Rome tournament in December, Lietuvos Rytas of Lithuania and Unicaja of Spain from the L’Hospitalet […]

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Città di Roma 2008: Centers

January 7th, 2009 · No Comments

After talking about the forwards and the guards, time has come to talk about the big guys. Their number is even more limited than those of the Forwards. So let’s check what’s the story.

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Città di Roma 2008: Forwards

January 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

While the 30th edition of the Hospitalet Tournament starts today and we will know who will be the two next teams to qualify for Berlin, I continue my analysis of the Città di Roma tournament organized by the Stella Azzurra Basketball team in Rome. After the guards yesterday, it is the turn of the forwards […]

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Città di Roma 2008: Guards

January 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here we go for the player portraits of the 2008 edition of the Città di Roma tournament. I will start with the guards where the talent level was particularly dense.

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