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Saturday saw the climax of the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship for men with the USA beating Australia 99-92 in an exciting gold medal game. Tournament MVP Malik Newman had a double-double as the USA claimed its third straight title at this grade.
Australia came out playing far smarter basketball. Looking calm and confident, the Aussies were far slicker moving the ball around and had no trouble creating opening shots. Tom Wilson and Dejan Vasiljevic were particularly impressive with their movement inside and out to keep the American defence honest. After trading buckets early, Australia ran out into […]
The FIBA Under 17 World Championship for men final is a re-match of the 2012 decider as the United States take on Australia. The USA were pushed hard for half the game by Serbia in Friday’s first semi-final but Diamand Stone (12 points, 8 rebounds) and Josh Jackson (8 points, 11 rebounds) kept their bid […]
FIBA are unfortunately a touch slow at doling out the highlights from the knockout stages of the World Under 17 championships. For those of you out of the loop, the United States were pushed hard before pulling away from Serbia in the first of today’s quarter finals. We don’t have a clip from that 89-68 […]
As though FC Barcelona’s red-hot play – they’re now at 14-4 overall after an 0-2 start in Spain – weren’t enough to keep European basketball devotees watching, here are two more reasons for you: Mario Hezonja and Marko Todorović. At just 17 years old and despite missing the entire 2011-12 regular season, Hezonja finally got […]
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much for European hoops fans to cheer about at the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit (BallinEurope can’t believe he got up at 4am for the near-drubbing), though the world has now been formally introduced to Anthony “Son of Doc” Rivers and Bismack Biyombo. Team USA won 92-80, though this score belies the fact […]
Congratulations from BallinEurope go out today to that other national team who won a world championship yesterday, namely Team USA at the first-ever FIBA U17 World Championship. The Americans were once again a scoring machine against Poland in the championship game, simply mercilessly outgunning their opponents in the 111-80 win. Every player on the USA […]
After getting caught up in a week’s worth of hitting the refresh button for news ‘n’ rumors about big-money men on both sides of the Atlantic jumping teams, BallinEurope today takes a brief look at a pair of FIBA youth basketball championships going on in Europe: the FIBA U17 World Championship and the FIBA U20 […]
Just in case international youth basketball fans weren’t sated by the recent Albert Schweitzer and Nike Hoop Summit youth tournaments, perhaps the upcoming Jordan Brand Classic in New York today will go a bit further in sating the craving. Three games will be played between some of the world’s finest U18 players. Game two of […]
FIBA today announced the groupings for the organization’s U17 World Championship for Men competition scheduled for Germany in July. European teams competing in the 12-team tournament include Lithuania, Serbia, Poland, Spain and the hosts. Official press release follows the break.
Quite the busy week in basketball land this week, eh? Even if you did follow the slew of happenings over this seven days – the opening weeks of Euroleague and Eurocup Final 16 play, the naming of NBA All-Star teams, FC Barcelona’s streak ending in the ACB, the Greg Oden and Paul Shirley scandals, as […]