James Weldon, who has coached UL Huskies to the last three Irish women’s titles, was in Konya for FECC and the FIBA Europe Under 18 men’s championships. After the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday evening, we asked Coach Weldon for his final thoughts on the competition.
Croatia won the bronze medal match at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under 18 men’s championship with a 75-71 win over Greece. Much like their semi-final with Serbia, the Greeks didn’t lack grit but Croatia had too much quality in the end. Marko Arapovic had 24 points and 16 rebounds and Dragan Bender had 14 points […]
Turkey will get their shot at winning back-to-back FIBA Europe Under 18 men’s titles after beating Croatia 74-67 in front of 7,000 fans in Konya. A win for Turkey against Serbia on Sunday would make it the first time since 2011 that the same nation won the Under 20 and Under 18 titles in the […]
16 year old Dragan Bender has taken social media by storm with his impressive displays for the Croatian national team at the FIBA Europe Under 18 men’s championships. Bender spoke to FIBA earlier this week and it’s worth watching before Croatia take on Turkey in today’s semi-finals. Bender, who has a 7 year contract with […]
It was close for a half and a little bit into the third quarter but when Croatia took over, they really took over. Spain were just 32-27 down at the half and 36-33 behind early in the third before falling away in the face of an offensive onslaught from Croatia. In the end Croatia ran […]
It’s nearing the business end of the FIBA Europe U18 men’s championships and two teams stood out above all on Wednesday. Serbia and Turkey were locked in a tight battle for most of their clash in Konya before the Serbs stepped up a gear in the second half to beat the hosts on a convincing […]
Dragan Bender has been the talk of Twitter this week on the back of his impressive displays for Croatia at the FIBA Europe men’s under 18 championships in Konya, Turkey. James Weldon, who has won all there is to win as a coach in the Irish women’s league, is in town for the FECC and […]
An exciting FIBA Europe Under 20 men’s championship came to a conclusion on Sunday with Turkey taking the the title. Check out the highlights of their 65-57 win over Spain below.
It was a battle from the start but only one team could make Sunday’s final. A third quarter burst move Lithuania past Croatia and into the gold medal game of EuroBasket 2013. Where did that come from? Linas Kleiza had 17 points and 7 boards in just the first half. The former Toronto Raptor delivered […]
Just in time for today’s semi finals to prove us completely wrong, here’s our updated Power Rankings for EuroBasket 2013 after the quarter final round. 1. Spain. It’s a what have you done for me lately business and nobody has done more than Spain. They leap Croatia on the back of an utter rout of Serbia. […]
After booking their places in next year’s FIBA World Cup yesterday, Lithuania and Croatia have their eyes on a more immediate prize. A place in the final of EuroBasket 2013 is up for grabs. Who will take it? The first semi final of EuroBasket 2013 may lack the star power of Spain vs France but […]
Croatia progressed to the semi finals of EuroBasket for the first time since 1995 and secured their spot in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in the process with victory over Ukraine on Thursday. The game started off with plenty of scoring but with neither side able to open a gap. The first quarter finished 22-22 […]