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The first half was bad basketball. The third quarter was mostly good basketball. The fourth was good bad basketball. Emmet Ryan almost fell asleep in Palau Blaugrana but eventually got a hot mess to enjoy as the BiE tour saw Barcelona fall to Valencia. The bad basketball was however a fine excuse to go off […]
In the first of our 16 team previews in 16 days, Emmet Ryan looks at what to expect from perennial underachievers Anadolu Efes of Istanbul. With ambitions in both Turkey and Euroleague, how will the talent heavy outfit fare managing both goals in the quest to lift silverware? As the intro suggests, we’re doing a […]
They live and die off streaks but Efes need to find what they are if they are to make a legitimate Final Four push according to Emmet Ryan On paper this team is stacked. Heurtel, Saric, Granger, Diebler, Dunston, Tyus, Osman, are the type of names that belong on a Final Four roster. This side […]
In a (sort of) repeat of the 2009 final, the 2010 FIBA U20 European Championship Men final game will pit France against Greece in Zadar tonight. France got past Spain 86-83 in yesterday’s thriller in Croatia, while the host nation’s team lost to the Greeks a bit earlier, 71-56. Team France gave its U20 roster […]
This just in (Okay, about five hours ago): According to the always excellent Draft Express, at least two high-profile young European players will *not* be entering their names into the NBA’s 2010 draft pool. Tweeted one of the Expressers: Serbian Dejan Musli & Georgian Giorgi Shermadini will not be entering their names in the 2010 […]
On the eve of Eurobasket 2009, Ball in Europe’s man in Italy, Francesco Cappelletti, looks back at this summer’s youth competitions to assess where Europe’s national programs stand and where they’re headed. From where will the future be launched? Read on! One day until Eurobasket 2009: It has been a full summer which started with […]
Tau Ceramica and Asvel Basket both fortified rosters today in officially announcing new signings. Guard Pau Ribas jumps to Tau from DKV Joventut, while Kristjan Kangur moves from his native Estonia to Asvel. Perhaps the biggest score of the day (thus far), however, was Asvel’s inking of French homegrown talent Thomas Heurtel.
Reporting for heinnews, David Hein provides coverage from the U20 European Championship in fantastic Rhodes. Playing out were Spain v. Russia, Latvia v. Slovenia, Greece v. Belgium, France v. Italy and Ukraine v. Serbia. (heinnews) – Looking at the first day of action at the U20 European Championship, a few of the big names were […]
With a 95-88 defeat this Tuesday against Cholet Basket, Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez has definitely been relegated to the ProB, the French second division. After 35 years of playing first-division basketball in the Bearn region, the team must now play one division lower and several levels lower than it was used to in previous years.