Tagged Spain

Early Surprises in the 2020 NBA Draft Landscape

There have been some unforeseen developments in the 2020 NBA Draft landscape through the first few weeks of the international and college hoops season. Several prospects are adding skills and adjusting to a higher level of competition sooner than we thought. Others are thriving in a bigger role and are more versatile than anticipated. They’re…

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Takeaways from 2019 FIBA World Cup

China just served up one of the most entertaining and unpredictable FIBA Men’s World Cup (formerly “World Championship”) tournaments in recent history. There was a wide-open group of contenders, and a couple of the front-runners were toppled before the medal round. Leading up to Spain’s coronation against Argentina on Sunday, we witnessed aesthetically dazzling team…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 HQ

Here you’ll find all our scouting reports and previews for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in one easy place. We’ll also add our tournament check-ins and analysis as well. Special thanks to TBW’s Brandon Jefferson and Dan O’Brien for helming coverage. Remember to check out fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2019 for all scores and game coverage. In-Tournament Coverage Previewing…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group C Preview: Iran, Puerto Rico, Spain, Tunisia

The rebranded 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31, expanding from 24 nations to 32. Said countries are split into eight groups that feature four teams apiece. The two that finish with the best record move on to the knockout round, while the other pair enter a loser’s bracket with fifth place on the line.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019: Ranking Team USA’s Biggest Threats

Formally known as the FIBA World Championship, the inaugural FIBA World Cup of Basketball begins on August 31 and has been rebranded in hopes of gaining more popularity—it was also moved from 2018 to 2019 so as not to conflict with the men’s FIFA World Cup. Since 2008, international basketball competitions have been dominated by…

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Astou Ndour, Marta Xargay Lead Spain to FIBA EuroBasket 2019 Title

Chicago Sky forward Astou Ndour was named MVP of EuroBasket 2019 as Spain cruised 86-66 over France in Sunday’s title game. France, led by six-year WNBA veteran Sandrine Gruda and New York Liberty guards Bria Hartley and Marine Johannes, has now finished as the runners-up four straight times, losing three times at the hands of…

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