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Dunk of the week: Marko Keselj shows driving skills against Würzburg

Here’s a nominee from BallinEurope for dunk of the week. Check out this slam from Marko Keselj in the third quarter of Valencia BC’s emphatic 97-64 Eurocup win over s.Oliver Baskets Würzburg last night.

What makes this jam particularly ridiculous is the sheer amount of floor space Keselj runs in driving this one home – so call it a road trip. Taking a cross-court pass out well past the arc, the young Serb first blows past Alex King and then posterizes Jason Boone for good measure … truly this is “machaca y vuelve loca.”

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Monday’s cigarettes

Before leaving for a well-deserved holiday, I selected some of the most interesting stories of the last weekend for you, leaving you in good hands before coming back.

  • Taquan Dean hits 8 of 8 from behind the arc.
  • Men are really that easy to manipulate. Do you know Milica Dabovic, the Serbian point guard on Fenerbahce Istanbul? I didn’t, but since her pictures in FHM, she has become a star on the European blogosphere.
  • Are you younger than 18 and want to practice with Trevor Ariza in Berlin? Check out this website.
  • TAU Ceramica wins it at the buzzer.
  • The weekly Brandon Jennings watch: 27 minutes and 14 points in a win over GMAC Bologna.
  • Who’s the worst FT shooter in the top European leagues? Jason Boone from Göttingen is one candidate, with a candid 9-of-32, or 28%, after 17 game.
  • France won the World Championship by beating Croatia in the final this Sunday. Tony Parker received the MVP trophy … oh sorry, French fans, I was only talking about handball.
  • Gordan Giricek told French media that in the NBA he was just a number. In the Euroleague, you have been just one line until now Gordan. Ok, that was mean.