From Europe

Comparing ‘Basketball Without Borders’ to AAU as Pro Hoops Pipelines

As the game endlessly globalizes, organizations at the pinnacle of basketball have collaborated to develop athletes with optimal results. This is especially true with the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) program run as a collaboration by the NBA and FIBA beginning back in 2001. It has been able to help develop global talent and allow them…

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This EuroLeague Champ, MVP Could Make an NBA Return

I’d like to begin by stating that what you will read is biased. I have had the blessing of scouting and watching Nando De Colo grow into more than a basketball player. While I do my best to stay within my lane as a consultant as well as a basketball journeyman who works around Europe…

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Vasilije Micic, Shane Larkin Make Anadolu Efes History

An NBA hopeful and a player who is making a strong pitch for a return to the league just helped Turkish club Anadolu Efes make some history by advancing to the EuroLeague Final Four. We’re talking about Philadelphia 76ers stashed guard Vasilije Micic and former Brooklyn Net and Boston Celtic Shane Larkin. And, no, I’m…

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2019 EuroLeague Playoffs: Key Performances from the Quarterfinal Series

Rounds 1 and 2 of the EuroLeague playoffs are on the books. The first week of the quarterfinal series held a bunch of stunning, truly historic upsets that leave room for a potential surprise regarding the teams that will advance in the Final Four. Heavy underdog Zalgiris Kaunas stunned mega powerhouse Fenerbahce Beko 82 –…

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Vasilije Micic Shows He’s Got Right Stuff for Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers fans are currently busy watching their team bouncing back in the playoffs, taking a 2-1 lead over the Brooklyn Nets following a stunning Game 1 loss. Though the Sixers seemed to gain control of the series and show that they are indeed the favorite, this doesn’t mean certain issues regarding the team’s depth…

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5 Players NBA Fans Should Pay Attention to During EuroLeague Playoffs

The 2019 EuroLeague playoffs begin Tuesday, April 16, with the game between CSKA Moscow and Baskonia in Russia. This is just one of the quarterfinal matches where there are players that may potentially attract NBA interest during the offseason or the further future. For fans that are looking to spice up their NBA playoffs meal…

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Former Slam Dunk Champ Jeremy Evans Works Toward NBA Return

There are two different angles to Jeremy Evans’ maiden EuroLeague campaign with Turkish club Darussafaka Tekfen. On one hand, he was the top performer for his team in two different competitions (EuroLeague and Turkish League) while showing some significant progress. On the other, there was the fact that Darussafaka finished at the bottom of the…

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Nick Calathes’ EuroLeague Triple-Double is the Stuff of Legends

The night of April 4th was one for the EuroLeague history books. With a bit more than six minutes remaining in the Round 30 game between Rick Pitino’s Panathinaikos Athens and Buducnost Podgorica (the team featuring first-round prospect Goga Bitadze), Greens’ guard Keith Langford made the drive and the jump stop from mid-range. He missed,…

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Euro Shooters for NBA Teams to Shop This Offseason

Ryan Broekhoff and, most recently, Dairis Bertans are two players that cashed in on phenomenal shooting sprees in Europe by signing the first NBA contracts of their career. Two seasons ago, Darius Miller also saw a fine EuroLeague run pay off when the New Orleans Pelicans called him back to their team. The NBA will…

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Stashed San Antonio Spurs Showing EuroLeague Game

Let’s take a look at some of the performances by two (plus one) Draft-and-stash EuroLeague players in this round’s action and one lap before the end of the competition’s regular season. While two of them suffered a defeat that could bring their team’s campaign to an end, the other helped prevent his squad from falling…

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