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Website LithuanianBasketball.com is reporting that Mindaugas Kuzminskas has declared his intent to enter the NBA draft. According to the ‘site, Kuzminskas was reportedly checked out by New York Knicks vice president for basketball operations Glen Grunwald and international scout Kevin Wilson last month in Lithuanian League (LKL) play. In last summer’s FIBA U20 European Championship […]
Euroleague officials announced one re-signing and one free-agent deal on Wednesday: Former NBAer and current Team Czech Republic swingman Jiri Welsch will be staying with Unicaja for a fourth season, while Bojan Bogdanovic has hooked up with Cibona Zagreb on a four-year contract. Unicaja was certainly pleased to retain the 29-year-old Welsch, who has played […]
Congratulations this morning go out to – believe it or not – Team Spain, who managed to knock off host Lithuania in Kaunas, 70-64. Jaime Fernandez led all scorers in the final game, putting in 20 points just as he had in the semifinal against Serbia. For those of you keeping score at home, Spain […]
Over at heinnews.com runs an interview with Donatas Motiejunas, the center touted as the next international superstar to come out of Lithuania. The site contends that Motiejunas is “projected as the number three pick in the 2010 NBA Draft” in leading an interview that took place during the FIBA U20 Championship Men. When asked about […]
I love it when a plan comes together. David Hein, he of heinnews.com, FIBAEurope.com and probably 10,000 other outlets, has wrapped coverage of the just-completed FIBA U20 European Championship Men. Having returned home to Germany from the competition in Rhodes, poor David sought ideas (more of them, i mean) for another basketball column to which […]
The 2009 edition of the FIBA U20 European Championship Men is in the books, with unstoppable Greece topped France thanks to five starters scoring in double figures for the gold medal. For the bronze, Spain barely held off yet another comeback from surprising Team Italy to win. FIBA roundups follow.
Headline news at the FIBA U20 European Championship Men semifinals was, of course, the crazy Italian comeback-then-upset of slick-looking Team Lithuania. On-scene reporter David Hein of heinnews provides his thoughts on the stunner of Rhodes in addition to the other youth basketball action going on down there.
The elimination tournament stage of the FIBA U20 European Championship Men tips off today with a full slate of six games. Though a few of these games seem a bit imbalanced thanks to some surprises (Turkey, Montenegro, Italy … we’re looking at you) advancing, most feature an intriguing subplot or two. And there’s an excellent […]
Ball in Europe readers know that sportswriter David Hein is currently on the FIBA U20 World Championship Men beat. Over at heinnews.com right now is posted a nice interview with Team Greece center Georgios Bogris; full interview available here. To whet your appetite a bit, here’s Bogris on his recent four-year contract signed with Panathinaikos […]
Intrepid sports reporter David Hein, he of FIBAEurope.com and heinnews.com, continues his you-are-there coverage of the FIBA U20 European Championship Men with some notes on the proceedings to date. And as for the weather in Rhodes, well, it’s hot. Damn hot.
With game threes in the book, the qualifying round of the FIBA U20 European Championship Men heads into the home stretch. Yesterday’s games had hometown Greece overcoming Russia in a real nail-biter, 73-71; Spain held off a frenzied Italian comeback to win 62-60; Croatia overcame Montenegro, 76-70; and Turkey destroyed Ukraine by a frankly unbelievable […]
Reporting for heinnews, David Hein provides coverage from the U20 European Championship in fantastic Rhodes. Playing out were Spain v. Russia, Latvia v. Slovenia, Greece v. Belgium, France v. Italy and Ukraine v. Serbia. (heinnews) – Looking at the first day of action at the U20 European Championship, a few of the big names were […]