• Prospects in EuroMillions Basketball League

    Vincent Kesteloot SF ’95 2.01m (Telenet Oostende) Kesteloot showed himself for the first time 3 years ago at the 2013 u18 championships where he averaged 18 points. His development got sidetracked a bit after a knee injury the following season but last year he proved he’s still one of the best Belgian talents in his age group. During the season (especially during the last part) he was often the player who helped Aalstar get the win. Kesteloot is an excellent driver and has a knack for cutting to the basket at the right time. His shot still looks a bit quirky but he managed to knock down 34% of his 3’s mainly […]

  • New dates and new system for U18 European Championship announced

    The Executive Co­mmittee of FIBA Europ­e has decided that th­e FIBA U18 European C­hampionship 2016 that­ could not be played ­this summer will now be staged in Samsun, ­Turkey, from 16-22 De­cember 2016.

  • Kay Bruhnke, Top 2001-born prospect from Germany

    From 12 to 20 of August U16 European Championships were played in the city of Radom. It was the first FIBA youth event in Poland since U18 in Wroclaw five years ago. Back then this country was one of the contenders after they finished as a runner-up at U17 World Cup the season before in Hamburg. This time it was hard to consider host team to be a frontrunner but still the competition ended up way below the expactations. It cannot be explained neither by stress effect nor by Olek Balcerowski absence. However I have to prove wrong those who think that Szymon Janczak was the only Polish bright spot during the tournament. Kay Bruhnke […]

  • Meet Arturs Zagars: Another great prospect from Latvia

      Arturs Zagars was one of the brightest backcourt prospects at FIBA U16 Europe event. His quickness, crafty ball handling and outstanding pick and roll execution by either manipulating the screens or throwing one handed passes with the perfect angle and timing drew many oohs and ahhs from the audience. Moreover those skills were based on the good level of fundamentals, maturity and combined with above average outside shooting. Beside natural-born talent it probably has a lot to do with picking up the ball at the very young age. „I started to play basketball when I was 6, because my dad was a basketball player and I got inspired from him”. Latvian youngster […]

  • Basketball without Borders camp in Helsinki

    The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Finnish Basketball Association (FBA) on Thursday announced the top 41 boys from 22 European countries who will travel to the first Basketball without Borders (BWB) Europe Camp in Finland, which will be held from 7-10 September at Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja. Jakob Szkutta (AUT)  Lazar Mutic (BIH)  Lachezar Dimitrov (BUL)  Darko Bajo (CRO)  Kresimir Nikic (CRO)  Matthias Tass (EST)  Hugo Erkmaa (EST)  Elias Valtonen (FIN)  Andre Gustavson (FIN)  Tuukka Jaakkola (FIN)  Ricky Waxlax (FIN)  Mike Besselink (FIN)  Goga Bitadze (GEO)  Isaac Bonga (GER)  Philipp Herkenhoff (GER)  Nelsen Weidemann (GER)  Hakon Hjalmarsson (ISL)  Amit Suss (ISR)  Amit Ebo (ISR)  Alessandro Pajola (ITA)  Gugliemo Caruso […]