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  News archive August 2011


August 31, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011 is underway!
Spain, Serbia, Georgia and Montenegro were the first winners at EuroBasket 2011. Spain had to battle hard to edge Poland 83-78 in Group A in Panevezys. Pau Gasol led the winners with 29 points and 2008-09 Euroleague MVP Juan Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Regal added 23 on 11-of-12 free throws.

August 31, 2011 - Ikonic embraces underdog status
Sharp shooter Goran Ikonic is no stranger to causing upsets and attaining success as an underdog. Last season the guard helped propel KRKA Novo Mesto to a glorious Eurochallenge Final Four success with an MVP performance that will live long in the memory.

August 31, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 1 – Argentina, Puerto Rico dominate
The opening day of the FIBA Americas tournament witnessed three lopsided affairs as the contenders looked to separate themselves from the pretenders early. Host Argentina was among three teams to win by at least 30 points as it routed Paraguay 52-84.

August 30, 2011 - Cholet's Dozier to miss start of season
Cholet Basket will be without big man Robert Dozier for the start of the season after the player suffered a broken bone in his left foot. Dozier will undergo surgery that will sideline him for two-to-three months.

August 30, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball Announces Licensing Partnership with EA SPORTS
Electronic Arts and Euroleague Basketball are pleased to announce their licensing partnership that makes the leading global interactive entertainment software company an official partner under the video gaming category. Under this agreement EA SPORTS will include Turkish Airlines Euroleague players in the upcoming release of the mythical arcade game NBA Jam: On Fire Edition.

August 30, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011 opens with a record
The Official Opening Ceremony of EuroBasket 2011, which took place on Monday in Vilnius, was marked by a new world record of the kind that can only be produced in Lithuania. As a prelude to the ceremony, more than 55,000 fans bounced a basketball simultaneously, for a period of five minutes, in six different cities accross the country.

August 30, 2011 - Pekovic recovered and ready
Montenegro fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The captain and star of the team, Nikola Pekovic, has recovered from the knock he picked up in a friendly victory over Ukraine that forced him to miss two games against Turkey and is ready for the EuroBasket.

August 30, 2011 - AfroBasket 2011: Tunisia claims crown, Olympic berth
Tunisia became the champion of Africa for the first time by dethroning Angola 56-67 in an exciting final Sunday in Antananarivo, Madagascar, to secure the nation’s first Olympic basketball berth. Marouan Kechrid starred for Tunisia in the final with 21 points and 7 rebounds.

August 29, 2011 - Caja Laboral loses Lampe long-term
Caja Laboral center Maciej Lampe will be sidelined for at least five months due to a hip injury, the club announced Monday. Lampe will undergo surgery in the United States next week and is not expected to come back before January. Accordingly, he will miss the entire Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season.

August 29, 2011 - FIBA Americas 2011: Argentina, Aug. 30 - Sept. 11
The 2011 FIBA Americas Championship gets underway Tuesday in Mar del Plata, Argentina, with two more tickets to the 2012 London Olympic Games at stake. Three active Turkish Airlines Euroleaguers, another that will compete in the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds and tens more with experience in Europe’s premier basketball competition will take the courts hoping to lead their countries to gold.

August 29, 2011 - Buducnost lands Canadian playmaker Anderson
Perennial Montenegrin champion KK Buducnost Voli signed Canadian national team point guard Jermaine Anderson to run the team this season. Anderson (1.89 meters, 28 years old), who spent last season in Greece with Panionios, has vast experience in European basketball.

August 29, 2011 - Zalgiris-CSKA to tip off Turkish Airlines Euroleague season!
A shining new monument to Lithuania's first love, basketball, will be the starting place for a Turkish Airlines Euroleague season full of promise as Zalgiris Kaunas has been chosen to host long-time rival CSKA Moscow in the 2011-12 opening game. Zalgiris and CSKA will face each other at the recently inaugurated, 15,400-seat Zalgirio Arena on Monday, October 17 to open a week when all 24 teams of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague will see their first action of the 2011-12 season.

August 29, 2011 - A weekend streak of bad luck
Lithuania, Turkey and Belgium received very bad news from their medical teams this weekend, that force them to cut key players from their roster with less than four days to the start of the EuroBasket.

August 28, 2011 - Tripkovic, Milosavljevic cut by Ivkovic
Guards Uros Tripkovic and Dragan Milosavljevic were on Saturday told they had not made Serbia's roster for the EuroBasket. Dusan Ivkovic, the Serbia coach, thought long and hard and decided to release the two talented players.

August 28, 2011 - Zalgiris, Popovic reunite after three years
Zalgiris Kaunas announced Friday that it signed former player Marko Popovic, who spent two seasons with the club between 2006 and 2008. The contract is for one season with an option for 2012-13. Popovic (1.85 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Unics Kazan, whom he led to the Eurocup title last season.

August 28, 2011 - BCM Gravelines grabs swingman Pape Sy
Turkish Airlines Euroleague hopeful BCM Gravelines added strength on the wings by signing Pape Sy. The versatile Sy (2.01 meters, 23 years old) grew up with fellow French League side STB Le Havre, spent the past season in the United States.

August 28, 2011 - Hapoel Jerusalem picks a Strawberry
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem bolstered its backcourt by signing shooting guard D.J. Strawberry to a two-year contract. Strawberry (1.96 meters, 26 years old) finished last season with Lietuvos Rytas, with whom he averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 assists in a reserve role in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16.

August 26, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011 preview
The road to the basketball glory will run through one of the sport's sacred grounds, Lithuania, when EuroBasket 2011 starts on Wednesday, August 31 with 24 teams full or Euroleague and Eurocup talent battling not only to become continental champs, but also to win two places in the 2012 London Olympics or four berths in next summer's pre-Olympics qualifying tournament.

August 26, 2011 - Turkey beat Montenegro, Ukraine fall
Turkey beat Montenegro 81-69 on Thursday to win the Adidas Istanbul Cup. Orhun Ene's side followed up their six-point triumph over New Zealand with another victory to boost the confidence of the side with the EuroBasket in Lithuania quickly approaching. Hedo Turkoglu was named the MVP of the Istanbul Cup.

August 26, 2011 - Finland and Portugal book final two slots
Finland and Portugal have qualified for Eurobasket 2011 via the Additional Qualifying Rounds. Hungary are the sole team to miss out. Finland finished top of the AQT with a perfect 4-0 record, and will travel to Alytus where Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and F.Y.R of Macedonia await them in Group C.

August 26, 2011 - Cibona brings Zizic back after 6 years
Cibona Zagreb signed veteran big man Andrija Zizic, who returns to the club he last played for in January 2005. Zizic (2.06 meters, 31 years old) grew up with Split and then made his Euroleague debut with Cibona in the 2003-04 season.

August 25, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas tabs elite prospect Seskus
Lietuvos Rytas Vulnius announced that it signed elite teenage prospect Edvinas Seskus to a multi-year contract. Seskus (1.91 meters, 16 years old) is a do-it-all forward coming off a dominant performance at the recent Under-16 European Championships.

August 25, 2011 - Aris signs rookie scorer Oliver
Aris continued its recent youth movement by signing highly-touted scorer Adrian Oliver to a two-year contract. Oliver (1.93 meter, 23 years old) is the fourth player the club has signed directly from the NCAA ranks in recent weeks joining guard Dan Mavraides, swingman Sergio Kerusch and big man Sam Muldrow.

August 25, 2011 - AfroBasket 2011: the quarterfinals are set!
There were no major surprises in the AfroBasket 2011 eighthfinals in Antananarivo, Madagascar, as all eight favourites stormed into the next round ready to keep fighting to win the competition and clinch a spot at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

August 25, 2011 - Panathinaikos, Logan pen two-year deal
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Panathinaikos reinforced its back court by signing veteran guard David Logan to a two-year deal. Logan (1.84 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Caja Laboral, where he averaged 10.0 points and 2.4 assists in 19 Euroleague games last season.

August 24, 2011 - Anadolu Efes adds forward prospect Sirin
Anadolu Efes added another big body to its frontline by signing power forward prospect Gokhan Sirin for three seasons. Sirin (2.06 meters, 20 years old) returns to Turkey after several seasons overseas. He played the past two seasons at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he averaged 3.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in a reserve role last season.

August 24, 2011 - Collet calls in Tchicamboud
France coach Vincent Collet has called Steed Tchicamboud in to his EuroBasket squad after the withdrawal of Antoine Diot due to injury. Diot was forced to pull out with a back problem and Collet has selected the veteran Tchicamboud to take his place.

August 24, 2011 - Velickovic ruled out for Serbia
Serbia will head to the EuroBasket without key forward Novica Velickovic, who has lost his fitness battle with a muscle injury. The Real Madrid star had been training alone as he tried to regain his fitness, and has missed all of Serbia's warm-up games.

August 24, 2011 - BCM Gravelines tabs Eldridge
BCM Gravelines added a new piece to its backcourt weeks before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking shooting guard Osiris Eldridge to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Eldridge (1.91 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka.

August 24, 2011 - Caja Laboral brings back Prigioni
A legendary point guard is back to Vitoria to play for Caja Laboral, as the club announced that two-time All-Euroleague second team selection Pablo Prigioni inked a one-year deal with the Spanish powerhouse on Tuesday. Prigioni (1.93 meters, 34 years old) arrives from Real Madrid.

August 24, 2011 - Fans prepare Cido Arena for EuroBasket
There's only one week left until EuroBasket 2011 tip-off and the excitement is as high as ever. Lithuanian fans led by Tomas Balaišis-Sekla decorated Cido Arena in Panevėžys to show their support for the national team.

August 24, 2011 - VEF Riga puts Perry at point guard
VEF Riga turned to a veteran point guard to help lead the team into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by signing Marque Perry. The playmaker split last season between Union Olimpija in Slovenia and Ural Ekaterinburg in Russia.

August 23, 2011 - Azovmash inks Pecherov for two years
BC Azovmash Mariupol added one of Ukraine's top players to its roster by signing power forward Oleksiy Pecherov to a two-year contract. Pecherov (2.12 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Armani Jeans Milano. He made a brilliant Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut last season with Milan.

August 23, 2011 - Union Olimpija signs big Rothbart
Union Olimpija Ljubljana signed promising center Robert Rothbart, who arrives from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa. Rothbart (2.17 meters, 25 years old) averaged 5.8 points and 4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game in the Israeli League last season.

August 23, 2011 - Olympiacos lands Papadopoulos
Olympiacos BC announced the arrival of center Lazaros Papadopoulos, who inked a one-year deal with the Reds on Tuesday. Papadopoulos (2.10 meters, 31 years old) arrives from BC Khimki, where he averaged 4.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 25 Russian League games last season, reaching the title series against CSKA.

August 23, 2011 - Caja Laboral tabs scoring ace Williams
Caja Laboral improved its backcourt for the upcoming season by inking shooting guard Reggie Williams to a one-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Williams (1.96 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Golden State in the NBA, where he averaged 9.2 points on 42.5% three-pointers and 1.5 assists in 80 games last season.

August 23, 2011 - Asseco Prokom signs Gee
Asseco Prokom keeps improving its backcourt for the upcoming 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. Just two days after signing Leroy Nobles and Jerrel Blassingame, Prokom announced the arrival of Alonzo Gee, who inked a one-year deal with the club on Tuesday.

August 22, 2011 - Aris inks rookie swingman Kerusch to 3-year deal
Aris signed promising swingman Sergio Kerusch to a three-year contract, the club announced Monday. Kerusch (1.95 meters, 22 years old) is the third player that Aris has signed directly from college this month, joining guard Dan Mavraides and big man Sam Muldrow.

August 22, 2011 - BK Banvit lands Nalga at center
BK Banvit continued to bulk up inside by signing center Cemal Nalga to a two-year contract. Nalga (2.08 meters, 24 years old) returns to his native Turkey to play after a season-and-a-half abroad. Last season he played for Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania, where he was a teammate of another recent Banvit signing, Kenan Bajramovic.

August 22, 2011 - Gran Canaria 2014 completes roster with Butler
Gran Canaria 2014 rounded up its roster for the upcoming Eurocup Qualifying Round by inking small forward Rasual Butler to a one-year deal on Monday. Butler (2.01 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Chicago of the NBA, where he averaged 2.4 points in 8 games last season.

August 22, 2011 - Back woe sees Diot exit French team
Antoine Diot was one of France's brightest young stars at the EuroBasket in Poland two years ago when they lost just once but for the second straight summer since, he'll have to miss a big tournament because of back problems.

August 22, 2011 - Buducnost inks center Vucevic
Montenegrin powerhouse KK Buducnost Voli bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking center Nikola Vucevic to a one-year deal this weekend. Vucevic (2.13 meters, 20 years old) arrives from the University of Southern California.

August 21, 2011 - Banvit adds Bajramovic, re-signs Williams
Turkish Airlines Euroleague hopeful BK Banvit re-created its frontcourt for the new season by signing veteran power forward Kenan Bajramovic and re-signing center Lance Williams. Bajramovic (2.07 meters, 30 years old), who has spent the past season-and-a-half with Lietuvos Rytas, has past experience in Turkey with Turk Telekom in the 2008-09 season.

August 20, 2011 - Asseco Prokom inks guards Blassingame, Nobles
Perennial Polish League champion Asseco Prokom has revamped its backcourt with the signings of guards Jerel Blassingame and Leroy Nobles. Blassingame (1.75 meters, 29 years old) starred in the Polish League for Energa Czarni Slupsk last season and faced Prokom in the playoff semifinals.

August 19, 2011 - Besiktas bags veteran Hawkins
Besiktas Cola Turka signed experienced swingman David Hawkins to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday. Hawkins (1.93 meters, 28 years old) has spent the last five seasons playing for three different Euroleague teams and scoring in double figures for all of them. Last season he recorded 13 points and 1.8 steals in 10 Turkish Euroleague games for Armani Jeans Milano.

August 19, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk adds size with Naymick
Czech League champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking center Drew Naymick to a one-year deal on Friday. Naymick (2.11 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Bakersfield, where he averaged 8.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 50 NBA Development League games last season.

August 19, 2011 - Afrobasket 2011: Madagascar, 17 to 28 August
The road to the 2012 Olympic Games starts with the AfroBasket, in which 16 African teams will battle for one ticket to London. Teams were drawn into four groups and the first phase is already underway. All teams will advance to the eighthfinals and every game will be a do-or-die battle from then on until a new African champion is crowned on August 28.

August 19, 2011 - Germany sky high with Nowitzki aboard
There is not a more significant photo circulating in Germany right now than the national team picture just taken by the Germany Basketball Federation. In it is a squad full of players, most who are grinning ear to ear. Dirk Nowitzki, wearing number 14 on his Deutschland jersey, is among them. Read more here.

August 19, 2011 - Portugal, Finns punch EuroBasket ticket
Portugal stunned Hungary 66-57 on Thursday night to punch their ticket to the EuroBasket. In beating the Hungarians for the second time in the Additional Qualifying Round, the Portuguese improved to 2-1. The triumph also sealed a spot in the EuroBasket for Finland (2-0), who had won their opening two games against the Hungarians and Portugal.

August 19, 2011 - Cedevita signs 3-time Euroleague champ Smodis
Cedevita Zagreb loaded its frontline with the signing of Matjaz Smodis, who has been one of Europe’s top big men over the past decade. Smodis (2.05 meters, 31 years old) is a three-time Euroleague champion, with two of those titles coming during his recent six-year stay with CSKA Moscow.

August 18, 2011 - Gran Canaria 2014 keeps Savane
A signature big man is set to keep fighting for Eurocup glory, as Gran Canaria 2014 announced that center Sitapha Savane will stay in the team next season. Savane (2.01 meters, 32 years old) enters his eighth season with Gran Canaria, to which he helped to reach the Spanish League playoffs as many as seven times since his arrival in summer 2004.

August 17, 2011 - Dexia Mons-Hainaut hands reins to Singletary
Dexia Mons-Hainaut signed playmaker Sean Singletary to man the point guard position this season. Singletary (1.83 meters, 26 years old) spent the 2009-10 campaign with Spanish league powerhouse Caja Laboral, but did not play last season due to personal reasons.

August 17, 2011 - Kaman promises he will be ready
Chris Kaman is telling Germany's basketball fans not to worry if it takes a little while for him to find his rhythm and be a big contributor this summer at the EuroBasket. The Los Angeles Clippers center and the country's basketball icon, NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, have just linked up with the national team and have only two weeks before the start of the Final Round in Lithuania.

August 17, 2011 - Sluc Nancy brings back Amagou
An experienced playmaker is set to return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season after a long absence, as Pape-Philippe Amagou agreed to a one-year deal with French League champions Sluc Nancy Basket on Wednesday.

August 17, 2011 - FC Barcelona Regal invests in Eriksson
One of the most promising shooting guards in Europe joined a Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouse, as FC Barcelona Regal announced the arrival of Marcus Eriksson to a four-year deal on Wednesday. Barcelona keep an option to extend his contract until the end of the 2016-17 season.

August 17, 2011 - France, Serbia, Croatia and GB In London
The London Invitational Tournament, which serves as the Olympic Test Event for basketball, tips off on Tuesday. Great Britain, who will be at the Olympics as hosts, along with Serbia, Croatia, France, Australia and China will take part in the test event.

August 16, 2011 - Bizkaia Bilbao extends center Hampl
Bizkaia Bilbao agreed to a contract extension with center Tomas Hampl, the club announced Tuesday. Hampl (2.15 meters, 23 years old) is a native of the Czech Republic, but joined Bilbao as a teenager and has been a part of the club for the past five seasons.

August 16, 2011 - Le Mans lands big forward Sommerville
Le Mans Sarthe Basket completed its frontline by signing French League veteran Marcellus Sommerville for the coming season. Sommerville (2.00 meters, 29 years old) has spent most of his professional career in France, suiting up for Angers BC 49, Chalon/Saone, Le Havre, Chorale Roanne, Cholet Basket and most recently, Paris-Levallois.

August 16, 2011 - Aris picks up rookie shot-blocker Muldrow
Aris BSA 2003 signed big man Sam Muldrow, who was the club's second rookie addition in as many days. Aris agreed to terms with guard Dan Mavraides on Monday. Muldrow (2.05 meters, 23 years old) arrives from the University of South Carolina.

August 16, 2011 - Union Olimpija reunites with Varda
Union Olimpija signed Ratko Varda to man the pivot this season, bringing the center back to Ljubljana for the first time since the 2002-03 season. Varda (2.13 meters, 32 years old) helped Olimpija win the 2003 Slovenian Cup.

August 16, 2011 - PARTIZAN brings former champ Pekovic home
Partizan mt:s Belgrade supped up its frontline by signing favorite son Nikola Pekovic for the season. Pekovic (2.10 meters, 25 years old) is a former Euroleague champ and an All-Euroleague selection, who spent three formative seasons in black-and-white between 2005 and 2008.

August 16, 2011 - Charalampidis not going to Lithuania
Kostas Charalampidis of Greece will not realize his dream of playing at the EuroBasket in Lithuania. A late call-up to the squad, the 35-year-old guard once played for national team coach Ilias Zouros at club level.

August 16, 2011 - BCM Gravelines brings back Edwards
BCM Gravelines completed its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking big man JK Edwards to a one-year deal. Edwards (2.02 meters, 29 years old) arrives from BC Donetsk, where he averaged 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 61 Ukrainian League games last season, helping the team to make it to the title series.

August 15, 2011 - Zalgiris inks playmaker Ty Lawson
Zalgiris Kaunas signed playmaker Ty Lawson for the coming season, the club announced Monday. Lawson (1.80 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Denver of the NBA, where he was a teammate of another new Zalgiris signee, Sonny Weems, last season.

August 15, 2011 - Buducnost bags veteran guard Krstovic
KK Buducnost Voli signed veteran guard Bojan Krstovic over the weekend to a two-year deal. Krstovic (1.94 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Hemofarm Stada, where spent last three seasons. He averaged 6.5 points, 3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 22 minutes in 10 Eurocup games last season.

August 15, 2011 - Krka signs Stinson & Djurkovic, extends Petrov
Krka Novo Mesto shored up its roster as it begins preseason training by signing guard Curtis Stinson and big man Marko Djurkovic and extending veteran guard Simon Petrov. Stinson (1.90 meters, 28 years old) was the NBA D-League MVP last season playing for Iowa.

August 15, 2011 - Aris adds rookie guard Mavraides
Aris BSA 2003 signed rookie guard Dan Mavraides to a three-year contract, the club announced Monday. The contract will go into effect after Mavraides, whose father is Greek, receives a Greek passport. Mavraides (1.93 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Princeton University.

August 14, 2011 - Germany Surprise, Serbia Bounce Back
Germany made headlines for the second straight day at the Sportoto World Cup in Izmir with a 79-72 triumph over hosts Turkey. Fresh off their upset of Serbia, Dirk Bauermann's team clinched another confidence-boosting win on Friday with Tibor Pleiss pouring in 20 points.

August 13, 2011 - Theo Papaloukas signs with Maccabi
Euroleague legend Theodoros Papaloukas left Olympiacos and will continue his career with another European powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. The club announced the signing of a one-year deal with the player. 34-year-old veteran spent the last three seasons in his native Greece with Olympiacos. Two-time Euroleague champion had one of the largest contracts in Europe and since the club wasn't going to offer a deal to Paploukas he started for a club abroad.

August 13, 2011 - Danny Green joins Union Olimpija
BC Union Olimpija Ljubljana signed one-year contract with NBA-out option with former Tar Heel Danny Green. He will join Deon Thompson, his former teammate from University of North Carolina.

August 13, 2011 - Spirou adds promising forward Shengelia
Belgian champions Spirou Basket continued loading up for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by adding promising forward Tornike Shengalia with a two-year contract announced Saturday. Shengalia (2.05 meters, 19 years old), a former Eurocup champion, arrives from another Belgian club, Verviers-Pepinster, for whom he put up 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 18.7 minutes on average last season.

August 13, 2011 - Sabonis walks tall into hall of fame
Euroleague legend Arvydas Sabonis added another crowning achievement to his storied career when he was honored among the sport's greatest players ever at the 2011 induction ceremonies for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States on Friday night.

August 12, 2011 - Georgia 'Family' Travel To Netherlands
Georgia have taken 14 players to the Netherlands for a warm-up tournament ahead of the EuroBasket. In Holland, the Georgians will encounter the Dutch national side, Israel and American college basketball side Villanova. Their most famous player, Zaza Pachulia of the Atlanta Hawks, has accompanied the squad to the Netherlands and will no doubt be the focal point of the team this summer.

August 12, 2011 - Poland Without Gortat At EuroBasket
Poland have announced that center Marcin Gortat will not play at the EuroBasket after the federation's failure to acquire an insurance policy the NBA center needed to take part in the competition. The Phoenix Suns big man, who thrilled the home crowds at EuroBasket 2009 in Poland, is a direct casualty of the NBA lockout.

August 12, 2011 - Spirou Charleroi signs forward Gelabale
Belgacom Spirou Basket added experience and versatility before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by signing forward Mickael Gelabale to a one-year deal on Thursday. Gelabale (2.01 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Asvel Basket, where he averaged 12.2 points and 5.7 rebounds in six Eurocup games last season.

August 12, 2011 - Benetton Basket bags Becirovic
Sani Becirovic returns to Italy to play for his sixth club in the country after signing with Benetton Basket Treviso. Becirovic (1.95 meters, 30 years old) is a former Euroleague champion and a runner-up to the scoring title, who has been among the top guards in Europe over the past decade.

August 12, 2011 - Jerusalem tabs shot-blocker Varnado
Hapoel Jerusalem shored up its frontline with the signing of shot-blocker extraordinaire Jarvis Varnado to a two-year contract. The big man spent last season in the Italian second division with Pistoia, where he led the league in blocks with 2.8 per game and was third in rebounding with 8.9 per game in addition to 15.7 points per game.

August 12, 2011 - BK Prostejov tabs Eitutavicius
BK Prostej ov completed its roster for the upcoming season and got ready to fight in the Eurocup Qualifying Round against Lukoil Academic by inking playmaker Arvydas Eitutavicius to a one-year deal on Friday. Eitutavicius (1.88 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Iraklis, where he averaged 7.5 points and 1.5 assists in 24 Greek League games last season.

August 11, 2011 - Cholet, coach Kunter together through '13
Cholet Basket has given additional job security to head coach Erman Kunter by signing him to a contract extension through 2013. Kunter was already under contract for the next two years. He has coached the club for six consecutive seasons already and seven overall. Kunter guided Cholet to the 2010 French championship and its Euroleague debut last year.

August 11, 2011 - PAOK brings back Kalampokis
A well-rounded veteran has the chance to return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague with a fourth different Greek team, as PAOK announced the arrival of guard Ioannis Kalampokis, who inked a one-year deal with his new club on Thursday. Kalampokis (1.95 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Ikaros Kallitheas, where he averaged 9.3 points and 2.5 assists in 24 Greek League games last season.

August 11, 2011 - Fraport Skyliners land Davidson
An accomplished rebounder returns to the Eurocup for the second consecutive season, as Fraport Skyliners announced an agreement with Jermareo Davidson to a one-year deal on Thursday. Davidson (2.08 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Idaho of the NBA Development League, where he was second in the competition in rebounding with 10.1 boards per night.

August 10, 2011 - EB, NTV Spor of Turkey expand broadcasting agreement
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that it has agreed to an expanded broadcasting deal with Dogus Yayin Grubu (DYG) of Turkey, that country’s one of the biggest media group. The new agreement gives DYG broadcasting rights of Turkish Airlines Euroleague games for the next three seasons, until the end of the 2013-14 season.

August 10, 2011 - Le Mans adds size with Coleman
Le Mans Sarthe Basket got closer to complete its roster for the upcoming season by inking forward Will Coleman to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Coleman (2.06 meters, 22 years old) arrives from the University of Memphis, where he averaged 7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 35 NCAA games last season.

August 10, 2011 - BK Ventspils gets Young
Latvian powerhouse Ventspils got stronger weeks before trying to reach the Eurocup through the Qualifying Round by inking guard Jahmar Young to a one-year deal. Young (1.96 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Spirou Charleroi, where he averaged 9 points in 3 Belgian League games last season, helping the team to win the title.

August 9, 2011 - Gran Canaria grabs power forward Ekperigin
Gran Canaria 2014 added to its frontcourt with the signing of power forward Laurence Ekperigin, who played last season in Korea and Italy. Ekperigin (2.02 meters, 23 years old) averaged 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds in his professional debut for Mobis Phoebus in Korea before coming to Angelico Biella to finish the season.

August 9, 2011 - FC Barcelona Regal lands Huertas
One of the best point guards in the competition switched Turkish Airlines Euroleague clubs when FC Barcelona Regal announced an agreement with Marcelinho Huertas, who inked a four-year deal with his new team on Tuesday.

August 9, 2011 - Youngsters Impress As Brits Down Dutch
The mood could not be any better in the Great Britain camp ahead of the EuroBasket following a 96-70 demolition of the Netherlands in their first warm-up game on Sunday. All 14 of Britain's players in the squad for the contest played at least 10 minutes, and Ryan Richards led the way with 16 points.

August 9, 2011 - Finnish High After Win At Germany
Finland served notice they will be very tough opponents for Hungary and Portugal in the EuroBasket 2011 Additional Qualifying Round by winning 79-74 at Germany in a friendly. The triumph was not only the first for Finland against the Germans since 1995, it also marked the first time since 1973 that Germany hosted the Finns and lost.

August 9, 2011 - Montepaschi Siena extends Lavrinovic
One of the players that led Montepaschi to its current golden age is set to stay in Siena for a long time, as the club reached a new agreement with former All-Euroleague big man Ksistof Lavrinovic to extend his contract until the end of the 2013-14 season, the club announced Tuesday.

August 9, 2011 - PGE Turow adds size with Edwards
PGE Turow completed its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking center John Edwards to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Edwards (2.13 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. he started the 2010-11 season with Greek side VAP Kolossos and moved to Iowa in the NBA Development League in January.

August 8, 2011 - PGE Turow extends Wysocki
A signature player is staying put in his team, as PGE Turow reached a new agreement with swingman Konrad Wysocki to keep him in the team next season. Wysocki (2.01 meters, 29 years old) will enter his fourth season in Zgorzelec. He averaged 10.4 points and 6.9 rebounds in 40 Polish League games last season.

August 8, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk lands Wilson
A basketball globetrotter now has the chance to return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season, as CEZ Basketball Nymburk announced the arrival of power forward Lamayne Wilson, who will play for the Czech powerhouse next season. Wilson (2.03 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Budivelnik, where he averaged 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 14 Eurocup games last season.

August 8, 2011 - Anadolu Efes gets Ilievski
A well-rounded Turkish Airlines Euroleague veteran has the chance to play the competition with a sixth different team, as playmaker Vlado Ilievski inked a one-year deal with Anadolu Efes on Monday. Efes keeps an option to extend his contract until the end of the 2012-13 season. Ilievski (1.88 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Union Olimpija, where he averaged 10.8 points and 4.1 assists in 15 Euroleague games last season.

August 8, 2011 - PAOK puts Wright at point
A well-rounded playmaker is ready to battle for a Turkish Airlines Euroleague spot through the Qualifying Rounds, as PAOK BC announced an agreement with Rashad Wright for the upcoming season. Wright (1.89 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Alba Berlin, where he averaged 8.8 points and 2.7 assists in 15 Eurocup games in the 2009-10 season.

August 8, 2011 - Buducnost extends Mihailovic, Popovic
Perennial Montenegrin League champion Buducnost Voli managed to keep two of its core players for the future by extending guard Vladimir Mihailovic and forward Marko Popovic until the end of the 2013-14 season. Mihailovic (1.93 meters, 19 years old) arrived in the team last season and averaged 6.3 points in 6 Eurocup games with Buducnost.

August 8, 2011 - Olympiacos, Pelekanos stay together
Olympiacos reached an agreement with veteran swingman Michalis Pelekanos to keep him with the team for an additional season. Pelekanos (1.98 meters, 30 years old) will mark his third season with the Reds. He averaged 0.7 points and 1.2 rebounds over six games in limited minutes in the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague.

August 8, 2011 - Buducnost tabs top prospects Ivanovic, Radovic
KK Buducnost Voli announced a pair of signings on Monday that will strengthen the club for years to come. Teenagers Nikola Ivanovic (1.87 meters, 17 years old) and Nemanja Radovic (2.08 meters, 19 years old) both signed multiyear contracts with the Montenegrin champion. Ivanovic is one of the top players of his generation in Europe.

August 8, 2011 - Fraport Skyliners inks Gray
Fraport Skyliners got stronger to face its Eurocup return this season by inking combo guard Justin Gray to a one-year deal. Gray (1.88 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Guangzhou Free Man in China, where he finished a very eventful 2010-11 season.

August 8, 2011 - Aris brings back coach Alexandris
A familiar face is back to Aris BSA 2003 seven years after his departure, as the club announced the arrival of head coach Vangelis Alexandris, who will lead the team next season. Alexandris, age 60, played for Aris in the 1970s and led the team to win the 1978-79 Greek League before moving to PAOK and Iraklis.

August 8, 2011 - Mons signs combo-guard Slaughter
Eurocup hopeful Dexia Mons-Hainaut bolstered its backcourt with the signing of combo-guard A.J. Slaughter, who comes off a successful rookie season in the Italian League. Slaughter (1.91 meters, 24 years old) averaged 10.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 27 games for Angelico Biella last year.

August 8, 2011 - BK Prostejov adds center Peterson
BK Prostejov added size and power in the paint by inking center Travis Peterson to a one-year deal. Peterson (2.08 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Lukoil Academic, Prostejov's opponent in the Eurocup Qualifying Round. He averaged 13.6 points and 7 rebounds in 36 Bulgarian League games last season, helping his team to win the title.

August 6, 2011 - Olimpija hangs onto Markota
One of the pillars of Union Olimpija's surprise run to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 last season, forward Damir Markota, will be back for another season, the club announced Saturday. Markota (2.08 meters, 26 years old) posted a rock-steady 8.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 26 minutes on average in 15 games, all as a starter, last season.

August 5, 2011 - Slovenia, Serbia With Roster Changes
Slovenia coach Bozidar Maljkovic has called U18 captain Luka Rupnik into this squad after the youngster impressed at the U18 European Championship Men in Poland this summer. Rupnik is due to meet with his international team-mates on Friday as they go into the weekend's Adecco Cup friendly games.

August 5, 2011 - Unicaja extends Garbajosa
Unicaja reached a new agreement with power forward Jorge Garbajosa to keep him in the team next season. Garbajosa (2.05 meters, 33 years old) re-joined Unicaja midway through last season, averaging 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 11 Spanish League games. He had started the 2010-11 season with Real Madrid and averaged 5.4 points in 11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games before moving back to Malaga.

August 5, 2011 - Fraport Skyliners tabs Leuer
Fraport Skyliners bolstered its frontcourt by inking center Jon Leuer to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Leuer (2.08 meters, 22 years old) just finished his college career at the University of Wisconsin (NCAA). He averaged 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 34 NCAA games last season, making it to the All-Big Ten first team.

August 5, 2011 - Unicaja adds Darden
Unicaja added more depth to its roster by inking small forward Tremmell Darden to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Unicaja keeps an option to extend his contract until the end of the 2012-13 season. Darden (1.94 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Sluc Nancy, to which he helped to win the French League title last season.

August 5, 2011 - Fenerbahce Ulker brings back Demirel
Turkish League champion Fenerbahce Ulker improved its backcourt for the upcoming season by inking point guard Hakan Demirel to a one-year deal on Friday. Demirel (1.92 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Erdemirspor Belediyesi, where he averaged 11 points and 3.4 assists in 30 Turkish League games last season.

August 5, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk adds Monroe
CEZ Basketball Nymburk added more fire power to its roster by inking shooting guard Chris Monroe to a one-year deal on Thursday. Monroe (1.91 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Enel Brindisi, where he averaged 5.3 points in 3 Italian League games last season. Monroe was the 2008-09 regular season top scorer (20.6 ppg.) playing for Chorale Roanne.

August 5, 2011 - Buducnost brings back Vitkovac
Montenegrin powerhouse Buducnost Voli brought back a familiar face to its roster, as forward Cedomir Vitkovac penned a two-year deal with the club on Thursday. Vitkovac (2.01 meters, 29 years old) arrives from BC Igokea Aleksandrovac, where he averaged 10.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in 26 Adriatic League games last season.

August 5, 2011 - Pinar Karsiyaka extends Bayav
Pinar Karsiyaka reached a new agreement with center Emre Bayav to keep him in the team next season. Bayav (2.12 meters, 24 years old) arrived to the team midway through last season, averaging 2.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17 Turkish League games last season.

August 4, 2011 - Cedevita lands Warren
KK Cedevita Zagreb got stronger for the upcoming Eurocup Qualifying Round by inking swingman Chris Warren to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Warren (1.96 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, to which he helped to reach the Spanish League finals last season.

August 4, 2011 - Anadolu Efes lands Ilyasova
Anadolu Efes improved its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking power forward Ersan Ilyasova to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Ilyasova (2.07 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Milwaukee of the NBA, where he averaged 9.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 59 NBA games last season.

August 3, 2011 - Maccabi Electra adds point guard Farmar
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv moved to shore up its backcourt by signing point guard Jordan Farmar, a two-time NBA champion, to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Farmar (1.88 meters, 24 years old, arrives from New Jersey of the NBA, where he averaged 9.6 points and 5 assists in 24.6 minutes per game.

August 3, 2011 - NGC Cantu adds Bolzonella
NGC Cantu added more depth to its roster weeks before the start of the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by inking playmaker Federico Bolzonella to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Bolzonella (1.82 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Copra Morpho Piacenza, where he averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals in 14 Italian third division games last season.

August 3, 2011 - VEF Riga signs Millage
VEF Riga kept improving its backcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking guard Curtis Millage to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Millage (1.85 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Khimik-OPZ Yuzny, where he averaged 14.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.4 steals in 48 Ukrainian League games last season.

August 3, 2011 - Calathes Back But Sofoklis Out For Greece
The welcome return of Nick Calathes was overshadowed by another day of turmoil for Greece in their troubled build-up to the EuroBasket. The good news is that star guard Calathes has arrived at training camp, although he has not yet been cleared to play on his injured ankle and his condition will be assessed over the next 10 days before a decision is made as to whether to include him in full practice.

August 3, 2011 - Llull: Up To Eight Candidates For Gold
Sergio Llull has warned his Spain team-mates there are "seven or eight" teams capable of winning the EuroBasket and they will need to be at their best to get a medal in Lithuania. All the talk around the Spain squad this week has been about defending their title and taking gold once again, but Llull has admitted they cannot just expect to turn up and win.

August 3, 2011 - BK Prostejov adds guard Smith
BK Prostejov gets improving its roster to try to survive its two-way Eurocup Qualifying Round against Lukoil Academic by inking guard Jamar Smith to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Smith (1.91 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Guaiqueries de Margarita of Venezuela.

August 2, 2011 - Bjelica gets green light
Nemanja Bjelica has been cleared for full practice with Serbia ahead of the EuroBasket. The forward had been undertaking only individual exercises following surgery on his hand three months ago, but travelled to Barcelona to be examined by the doctor who operated on him and got a thumbs up.

August 2, 2011 - Olympiacos signs scorer Gecevicius
Olympiacos signed one of the best young scorers in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Martynas Gecevicius, to a two-year contract. Gecevicius (1.93 meters, 23 years old) has averaged double figures in each of the last three seasons with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius – the last two of them in the Euroleague and the previous season 2008-09, in helping Rytas win the Eurocup.

August 2, 2011 - Sluc Nancy lands Batum
Sluc Nancy announced an agreement with small forward Nicolas Batum, who will play for the reigning French League champions this season. Batum (2.01 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Portland in the NBA, where he has played in the last three seasons. He averaged 12.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 86 NBA games last season, helping the Trail Blazers to make it to the playoffs.

August 2, 2011 - Le Mans puts Rochestie at point
Le Mans improved its backcourt for its upcoming Eurocup Qualifying Round series against Pinar Karsiyaka by inking playmaker Taylor Rochestie to a one-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Rochestie (1.85 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Alba Berlin, where he averaged 8.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 27 German League games last season.

August 2, 2011 - FC Barcelona Regal extends Ndong
Spanish League champion FC Barcelona Regal has retained another big man who helped win the Euroleague title in 2010, center Boniface Ndong, for one more year, the club announced Tuesday. Ndong (2.13 meters, 33 years old) averaged 6.2 points and 12 minutes per game last season.

August 2, 2011 - Banvit gets Hammonds
Banvit improved its backcourt by adding combo guard Cliff Hammonds, who inked a one-year deal with his new team on Monday. Hammonds (1.91 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Asvel Basket, where he averaged 11.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4 assists in 6 Eurocup games last season.

August 2, 2011 - Pinar Karsiyaka gets Karaman on loan
Pinar Karsiyaka reached an agremeent with Galatasaray Cafe Crown to get up-and-coming big man Ilkan Karaman on loan this season. Karaman (2.05 meters, 21 years old) arrives from Tofas Bursa, where he averaged 8.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 30 Turkish League games last season.

August 2, 2011 - VEF Riga keeps Valters
VEF Riga reached a new agreement with playmaker Sandis Valters to keep him in the team next season. Valters (1.93 meters, 32 years old) is set to enter his third season with the club and has the chance to take it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the Qualifying Rounds. He averaged 13.3 points on 49.5% three-pointer and 2.3 assists in 18 Latvian League titles, helping VEF to lift the trophy.

August 2, 2011 - Cakarevic Ruled Out For Serbia
Marko Cakarevic has been ruled out of Serbia's EuroBasket campaign with a foot injury. The Partizan Belgrade forward, who finished third in the domestic MVP race, has had to leave training camp after failing to overcome the problem. "We did our best to help him recover, but these problems are very tough and there was no sense in continuing to ask him to do things that his body can't do at this moment," said coach Dusan Ivkovic.

August 2, 2011 - Ukic Injury Rocks Croatia
Croatia's EuroBasket hopes have been dealt a major blow with the loss of starting guard Roko Ukic with a broken foot. The 26-year-old Fenerbahce star suffered a broken metatarsal bone in his foot during practice on Friday and is likely to be out until mid-September. "I am heartsick and terribly disappointed," Ukic said. "I do not know what else to say. I was so looking forward to playing at the EuroBasket where I really wanted to help Croatia."

August 1, 2011 - Lokomotiv Kuban adds size with Traore
Lokomotiv Kuban kept bolstering its frontcourt for the upcoming future by inking big man Ali Traore to a two-year deal on Monday. Traore (2.07 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Lottomatica Roma, where he averaged 9.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season, helping his team to make it to the Top 16.

August 1, 2011 - BC Oostende tabs Booker for 2 years
BC Oostende improved its frontcourt for its upcoming Eurocup Qualifying Round series against Norrkoping Dolphins by inking center Christopher Booker until the end of the 2012-13 season, the club announced Monday. Booker (2.08 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Krka Novo Mesto, where he averaged 11.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 27 Adriatic League games last season.

August 1, 2011 - Bizkaia Bilbao gets shot-block ace Fischer
Bizkaia Bilbao bolstered its frontline with center D'Or Fischer, who has blocked more shots over the past three Euroleague seasons than any other player. Fischer (2.11 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Real Madrid, with whom he reached the Euroleague Final Four last season. Fischer was second in the league with 1.43 blocks per game last season in addition to averages of 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds.

August 1, 2011 - BC Khimki lands Nielsen
BC Khimki Moscow Region added much-needed experience to its frontcourt by inking power forward Matt Nielsen to a two-year deal on Monday. Nielsen (2.08 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Olympiacos, where he averaged 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season. He had an outstanding 2009-10 season in which he led Power Electronics Valencia to win the Eurocup title.

August 1, 2011 - Cholet Basket adds Battle, too
Cholet Basket reached an agreement with scoring ace Talor Battle, who will make his professional debut in the French powerhouse next season. Battle (1.82 meters, 23 years old) just finished his college career at the Pennsylvania State University. He averaged 20.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34 NCAA games last season, taking his team to the Big Ten Tournament final.

August 1, 2011 - Kaun knocked out of Eurobasket
As officially announced by the Russian Basketball Federaiton, Sasha Kaun will have to stay out of Eurobasket for injury reasons. The nature of the player's injury requires immediate medical attention and the player will undergo surgery in Cleveland tomorrow.

August 1, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas signs Katelynas
Lietuvos Rytas improved its frontcourt by inking power forward Mindaugas Katelynas to a three-year deal, the club announced Monday. Katelynas (2.05 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Cajasol Sevilla, where he averaged 8.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16 Eurocup games last season, helping his team to go all the way to the title game.

August 1, 2011 - Cholet Basket signs Byars
Cholet Basket kept getting ready for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking veteran swingman Derrick Byars to a one-year deal this weekend. Byars (2.02 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Bakersfield of the NBA Development League, where he averaged 17.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in 33 games.

August 1, 2011 - Asvel hands reins to Goss
Asvel Basket found a new point guard in Phil Goss, who signed a one-year deal with the French powerhouse this weekend. Goss (1.86 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Cimberio Varese, where he averaged 14.8 points, 3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 33 Italian League games last season, helping his team to make it to the playoffs.

August 1, 2011 - PAOK BC keeps Stiggers
PAOK BC reached a new agreement with playmaker Dante Stiggers to keep him in the team until the end of the 2011-12 season. Stiggers (1.87 meters, 29 years old) arrived to PAOK in March and averaged 8.1 points and 2.1 assists in 15 Greek League games last season, helping PAOK to make it to the semifinals and finish third overall.

August 1, 2011 - Benetton Basket adds size with Adrien
Benetton Basket bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking big man Jeff Adrien to a one-year deal this weekend. Adrien (2.02 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Rio Grande of the NBA Development League, where he led the competition in rebounding (12.2 rpg), also averaging 19.9 points and 1.5 blocks in 22 games.

August 1, 2011 - Azovmash inks Drozdov, Slipenchuk
BC Azovmash got closer to complete its roster for the upcoming future by inking small forward Artur Drozdov and playmaker Artem Slipenchuk this weekend. Slipenchuk penned a three-year deal and Drozdov reached an agreement and is expected to sign his contract this week.

August 1, 2011 - Redondo Named U18 MVP
Alejandro Abrines Redondo collected 16 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots in leading Spain to a 71-65 victory over Serbia for the gold medal of the U18 European Championship and securing the Most Valuable Player award. "This is incredible for me. A championship [title] and one MVP award. I have no words for this," said Redondo, who averaged 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks as Spain won all nine of their games to claim the crown.

August 1, 2011 - Spain Stand Ground To Win Title
In the final in Wroclaw, Spain held Serbia to just 3-of-19 on three-pointers (16 percent) and Spain made 24-of-30 free throws (80 percent) to win the title. Sanz scored 22 points while Redondo had 16 points, five rebounds and four blocks. Daniel Diez, who was also named to the All-Tournament Team added eight points and eight rebounds.





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