August 31, 2012 - Panathinaikos bulks up with Armstrong at center Panathinaikos
Athens fortified its frontline by signing center Hilton Armstrong, who
will make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut this season with the
Greens. Armstrong (2.08 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Asvel Basket
Lyon Villeurbanne, with whom he played his first season in Europe last
August 31, 2012 - Alba Berlin closes roster with Miralles As
announced by the club on Friday, big man Albert Miralles will be the
player to close the 2012-13 season roster for Alba Berlin. Miralles
(2.08 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Angelico Biella of the Italian
League, where last season he averaged 10.8 points and 6.9 rebounds in
August 31, 2012 - Qualifying Round full schedule revealed The
games schedule of the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round
has been made public on Friday by Euroleague Basketball. The games will
start on September 25 and the tourney will go on until a final team is
left standing on September 28, to earn its berth in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague 2012-13 regular season.
August 31, 2012 - Hapoel Jerusalem adds promising Pullen Hapoel
Jerusalem picked up promising young guard Jacob Pullen, who comes off a
spectacular debut season in Europe. Pullen (1.85 meters, 22 years old)
averaged 16 points, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals over 32 Italian League
games with Angelico Biella last season.
August 31, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda lands promising Pekovic Crvena
Zvezda Belgrade announced the addition of young big man Radoslav
Pekovic for the comeback season of the team to the Eurocup. Pekovic
(2.15 meters, 18 years old) is still in the first steps of what
promises to be a long and successful career.
August 31, 2012 - Marvellous Montenegro stay perfect Unbeaten
Montenegro moved to within touching distance of a place at EuroBasket
2013 after inspirational performances by Bojan Dubljevic and Vladimir
Dasic lifted them to a super 81-76 road win in Israel, their sixth
straight success of the campaign.
August 31, 2012 - Latvia overpower Bosnia and Herzegovina Latvia
gained sweet revenge for their heart-breaking opening night loss to
Group D EuroBasket qualification rivals Bosnia and Herzegovina by
registering a fine 80-64 win in Riga. Having lost 87-84 right at the
death in front of 7,000 fans in Sarajevo earlier in the month.
August 31, 2012 - Panathinaikos Athens tabs Skordilis Panathinaikos
Athens added big man Gaios Skordilis to its roster on a one-year deal
with an option for a second season. The team formally announced the
signing on Thursday. Skordilis (2.07 meters, 24 years old) arrives from
Ikaros of the Greek League, where last season he averaged 5.8 points
and 3.9 rebounds over 13 minutes per appearance.
August 30, 2012 - Union Olimpija inks Omic to 4-year deal Union
Olimpija Ljubljana locked up promising young center Alen Omic to a
four-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Omic (2.15 meters, 20
years old) has impressed at every level over the past season and will
now try to make an impact in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
August 30, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds presented in Desio The
2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds were presented
Thursday afternoon at a media conference in Desio, Italy, attended by
local dignitaries, Pallacanestro Cantu officials and Euroleague
August 30, 2012 - Trefl Sopot lands Sime Spralja Eurocup
debutante from Poland, Trefl Sopot, announced on Thursday the arrivel
of forward Sime Spralja for the upcoming season. Spralja (2.06 meters,
29 years old) arrives from BC Timisoara of Romania, where he averaged
10.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in 11 Romanian League games.
August 30, 2012 - Crunch time for Poland It's
not how your start, but how you finish. That is the mantra of Poland's
team as it tries to recover from two losses in their first four
EuroBasket Qualification Round games.
August 30, 2012 - Jerebko availability still unknown Sweden
won't know until the day of their clash with Bulgaria on Thursday if
Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko can shake off an ankle injury and
play in the crunch game. Jerebko got hurt in the second half of Monday
night's home win against Luxembourg when he stepped on an opponent's
August 29, 2012 - BC Donetsk signs veteran big man Songaila BC
Donetsk made veteran big man Darius Songaila its third addition to its
frontline in the past week with the announcement that the sides signed
a one-year contract. Songaila (2.06 meters, 34 years old) joins D'or
Fischer and Kaloyan Ivanov as the newest Donetsk players.
August 29, 2012 - Union Olimpija, playmaker Mocnik stay together Union
Olimpija Ljubljana re-signed veteran playmaker Jan Mocnik for the
2012-13 season, the club announced Wednesday. Mocnik (1.76 meters, 25
years old) joined Olimpija midway through last season and averaged 7
points and 3 assists in two Turkish Airlines Euroleague games and 7.4
points and 2.8 assists in 16 Adriatic League games.
August 29, 2012 - Besiktas JK lands Jerrells at point Turkish
champs Besiktas JK Istanbul announced on Wednesday the addition of
point guard Curtis Jerrells for the upcoming season, in which the team
will make its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut. Jerrells (1.85 meters,
25 years old) arrives from UCAM Murica of Spain.
August 29, 2012 - Cajasol Sevilla substitutes Lagun Aro On
Wednesday it was officially confirmed by Euroleague Basketball that
Cajasol Sevilla of Spain will fill in in the competition for another
Spanish team, Lagun Aro San Sebastian, who decided not to take part in
the 2012-13 Eurocup season.
August 29, 2012 - Rampant Israel beat Serbia Israel
put their 0-2 start to the EuroBasket Qualification Round firmly in the
past on Tuesday night by beating Serbia, 89-76. In arguably the hardest
of all the six qualifying pools, Group A, the Israelis, Serbians and
Estonians are all now 3-2 behind Montenegro (5-0).
August 29, 2012 - Veteran Welsch a key for Czechs Jiri
Welsch has played at the highest level of the professional game,
competing in the NBA, the Spanish ACB and the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague. Even when bothered by a groin injury, the 32-year-old can
make timely contributions that swing the momentum of a contest.
August 28, 2012 - BC Donetsk adds Ivanov to mix at forward Ukrainian
champion BC Donetsk fortified its frontline with the signing of forward
Kaloyan Ivanov, who was the Spanish League's second-best rebounder last
season. Ivanov (2.01 meters, 26 years old) averaged 12 points and 7.7
rebounds in 33 Spanish League games with Lucentum Alicante last season.
August 28, 2012 - Elan Chalon inks big man Williams Elan
Chalon fortified its frontcourt with the signing of big man Shelden
Williams. Though this will be his first season playing in Europe,
Williams (2.06 meters, 28 years old) has the right people to fall back
on for knowledge; His brother-in-law is three-time European champion
and two-time Euroleague MVP Anthony Parker.
August 28, 2012 - Orleans Loiret adds Caleb Green On
Tuesday morning, French squad Orleans Loiret Basket announced the
addition of forward Caleb Green for the upcoming season. Green arrives
from Spirou Basket Charleroi, where last season he averaged 9.6 points,
5.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
August 28, 2012 - Fabulous Finns win again Finland
remained undefeated in the EuroBasket Qualification Round with a 89-60
Group E triumph over Switzerland on Monday night. Henrik Dettmann's
team raced into a 49-29 lead by half-time in Fribourg and never turned
August 28, 2012 - Austria fade late against Croatia Croatia
stayed unbeaten in the EuroBasket Qualification Round on Monday with a
hard-fought, 82-75 victory at Austria. Austria have been playing like a
team on the rise in Europe, giving more celebrated opponents all they
can handle. That was the case against the Croatians as well but once
again, the team coached by Nedeljko Asceric came up just short of
August 28, 2012 - Asseco Prokom signs Aussie center Khazzouh Polish
champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia continued its roster building Monday by
signing Australian center Julian Khazzouh to a three-year contract.
Khazzouh (2.09 meters, 26 years old) has played most of his
professional career to date in his native Australia, including the past
two seasons with the Sydney Kings.
August 27, 2012 - Banvit BK re-signs big man Bajramovic Banvit
BK and veteran power forward Kenan Bajramovic will be together for an
additional season after the sides signed a new contract over the
weekend. Bajramovic (2.07 meters, 31 years old) averaged 9.3 points and
4.9 rebounds in 11 Eurocup games and 11.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in
the Turkish League for Banvit last season.
August 27, 2012 - Maccabi great and three-time European champ Burstein retires Maccabi
Tel Aviv great Tal Burstein announced his retirement from professional
basketball at a press conference on Monday evening at Nokia Arena in
Tel Aviv. Burstein, 32, took the decision to walk away from the game
after learning that he would have to undergo surgery on his injured
hip, which would have cost him the entire 2012-13 season.
August 27, 2012 - Golden Spain down Russia, keep Crown Spain
successfully defended their U20 European Championship Women crown after
a super start in Debrecen and a fine double-double from Laura Gil
helped them take a convincing 59-46 victory against Russia who again
had to settle for silver.
August 27, 2012 - Tikhonenko crowned Tournament MVP Russian
center Ksenia Tikhonenko was able to take some consolation from not
scooping gold at the U20 European Championship Women after being
crowned Tournament MVP in Debrecen. Without her leadership and
performances under the basket, there's little doubt Russia would have
struggled to get near the podium.
August 26, 2012 - Classy Spain en route to Title defence Reigning
champions Spain will get to defend their U20 European Championship
Women crown after finally shrugging off a resilient Turkey 58-50 in
Debrecen to set up a third successive Final against Russia.
August 26, 2012 - Russia down Dutch to roll to the Final A
stellar display by center Ksenia Tikhonenko lifted Russia past the
Netherlands 73-55 and into their third successive U20 European
Championship Women gold medal game. Once Russia broke the game open,
they never looked back and they now wait to see whether they will play
Spain or Turkey in the Final.
August 26, 2012 - BC Donetsk nets shot-blocking stud Fischer Ukrainian
champion and Turkish Airlines Euroleague hopeful BC Donetsk signed one
of the greatest shot-blockers in European history, D'or Fischer, over
the weekend. Fischer (2.11 meters, 30 years old) is the competition's
career leader in blocks per game (1.49 bpg.) and is sixth all-time with
August 25, 2012 - Serbia rally to see off Estonia Serbia kept up the pressure on neighbours Montenegro at the top of Group A in the EuroBasket 2013 Qualifiers as they eased to an 88-63 win over Estonia.
They took control of the game midway through the first quarter and
never looked back as they improved to their record in the group to 3-1.
August 25, 2012 - Croatia make it three in a row Croatia
cruised to a big 89-65 win over neighbours Hungary as they stayed
unbeaten in Group C of the EuroBasket 2013 Qualifiers. Roko Ukic had 18
points and Luksa Andric added 15 as Croatia dominated from start to
August 24, 2012 - Zalgiris: Javtokas out 4-6 months Zalgiris
suffered a blow with the news that veteran center Robertas Javtokas
will need surgery and will miss the entire Turkish Airlines Euroleague
regular season. Javtokas is scheduled to undergo an operation next week
for a stress fracture in his foot.
August 24, 2012 - Valencia Basket completes roster with Pietrus Valencia
Basket closed its roster for the 2012-13 season with the re-signing of
Florent Pietrus to a one-year deal with an option to another. Pietrus
(2.02 meters, 31 years old) averaged 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 32
Spanish League games last season and 5.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13
August 24, 2012 - Cedevita Zagreb lands Marques Green As
announced by the club on Friday, Turkish Airlines Euroleague debutante
BC Cedevita Zagreb signed point guard Marques Green to a one-year deal.
Perry (1.67 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Air Avellino of Italy,
where he spent the last two seasons.
August 24, 2012 - Asseco Prokom inks rookie Viney Polish
champs Asseco Prokom mad eofficial on Friday the addition of forward
Drew Viney for the next two seasons. Viney (2.03 meters, 24 years old)
is a rookie who arrives from Loyola Marimount of the NCAA, where he
started playing in 2008.
August 24, 2012 - Union Olimpija tabs elite prospect Prepelic Union
Olimpija Ljubljana announced Thursday that it signed top Slovenian
prospect Klemen Prepelic to a three-year deal. Prepelic (1.91 meters,
19 years old) arrives from fellow Slovenian club Helios Domzale, for
whom he shined at the senior level last season.
August 24, 2012 - Trefl Sopot snags playmaker Gamqrelidze Trefl
Sopot signed playmaker Giorgi Gamqrelidze to a one-year deal, the club
announced Thursday. The move comes the day after the club signed
another points guard, Frank Turner. Gamqrelidze (1.84 meters, 26 years
old) has played most of his career between his native Georgia and
August 23, 2012 - Spirou Charleroi, Walsh reunite Belgian
squad Belgacom Spirou Basket Charleroi announced that swingman Matt
Walsh will return to the club, which he previously helped win
back-to-back Belgian League titles. Walsh (1.97 meters, 30 years old)
first joined Charleroi in February 2008 and remained until the end of
the following season.
August 23, 2012 - Kavurmacioglu intent on a Gold rush Turkey
has still never won a medal at a women's youth tournament but for Özge
Kavurmacioglu, finally making the podium at the U20 European
Championship Women will only taste beautifully sweet if it means gold.
August 23, 2012 - Lokomotiv Kuban lands Jimmy Baron Lokomotiv
Kuban owner Andrey Vedischev confirmed on Thursday that guard Jimmy
Baron has signed a one-year deal with the club. Baron (1.91 meters, 26
years old) arrives from Lagun Aro of the Spanish League where last
season he averaged 11.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 37 Spanish League
August 23, 2012 - Netherlands grab last Quarter-Final slot An
incredible opening quarter for the Netherlands and a stellar 30-point
display by Zera Butter provided the launch-pad for a fantastic 84-59
win against Belarus at the U20 European Championship Women which was
more than enough to take the last remaining Quarter-Final berth.
August 23, 2012 - Iagupova records stunning Triple-Double Alina
Iagupova showed her all-round skills and influence by completing a
wonderful triple-double at the U20 European Championship Women as
Ukraine moved into the Quarter-Finals and eliminated Serbia with an
85-63 Second Round success.
August 22, 2012 - Besiktas picks up big man Markota Besiktas
JK Istanbul added to its frontcourt by signing experienced big man
Damir Markota to a one-year contract. Markota (2.08 meters, 26 years
old) is a veteran of seven Euroleague seasons with three different
August 22, 2012 - Cholet Basket inks swingman Mason Cholet
Basket signed Anthony Mason Jr. to a one-year contract, the club
announced Wednesday. Mason (2.01 meters, 25 years old), whose father of
the same name was a basketball star in the United States, will make his
European basketball debut with the French powerhouse.
August 22, 2012 - Trefl Sopot lands Turner at point Polish
debutante Trefl Sopot announced the addition of point guard Frank
Turner for the Eurocup first appearance of the team. Turner (1.78
meters, 24 years old) arrives from the EiffelTowers Den Bosch of the
August 22, 2012 - Serbia bounce back with win in Slovakia Serbia bounced back from the disappointment of their last-gasp loss to Montenegro as they cruised to a 93-71 victory over Slovak Republic
on the road. Serbia were involved in the most dramatic finish of a game
yet in the EuroBasket qualifiers when Nikola Ivanovic's half-court
buzzer-beater lifted Montenegro to a 73-71 win at the weekend.
August 22, 2012 - Artland signs former champ Popovic Artland
Dragons bolstered their lineup in terms of both size and experience by
signing center Petar Popovic, who won the competition with DKV Joventut
in 2008. His Artland teammate Demond Mallet also played with Popovic on
that title-winning team.
August 22, 2012 - Bogdanovic trey lifts Croats over Ukraine Bojan
Bogdanovic nailed a late three-pointer and Roko Leni Ukic was able to
breathe a huge sigh of relief after Croatia edged out Ukraine 80-79 in
overtime. Ukic missed two free throws with two seconds left in
regulation to send the game to overtime, but Bogdanovic bailed him out
when he hit a three-pointer six seconds from the overtime buzzer to win
August 22, 2012 - Fantastic five in a row for Turkey There's
still no beating Turkey at the U20 European Championship Women as Aziz
Akkaya and his players racked up a fifth straight success in Debrecen
with a 56-43 victory against the Slovak Republic to rubber-stamp their
place in Friday's Quarter-Finals.
August 22, 2012 - Unicaja completes frontcourt with Gist Unicaja
Malaga completed its frontcourt Tuesday by signing athletic power
forward James Gist, who arrives from Fenerbahce Ulker. Gist (2.06
meters, 25 years old) averaged 7.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and
0.9 blocks in 16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games as a starter last
August 21, 2012 - Real Madrid gets rebounding ace Slaughter One
of the best rebounders in last season's Turkish Airlines Euroleague
switched teams with the news that Real Madrid signed Marcus Slaughter.
The athletic big man signed a two-year deal with Los Blancos. Slaughter
(2.03 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Brose Baskets.
August 21, 2012 - Galatasaray gets together with All-Euroleague guard Domercant Galatasaray
Medical Park continued putting together a championship-caliber team by
signing super scorer Henry Domercant, who achieved All-Euroleague
honors last season with Unics Kazan. Domercant (1.92 meters, 31 years
old) starred for Unics as he guided the team to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague playoffs for the first time.
August 21, 2012 - Unicaja signs Dragic to lengthy deal Unicaja
Malaga finished a busy Monday by signing guard Zoran Dragic to a
multi-year contract. The announcement came hours after the club
announced the signing of center Kosta Perovic. Unicaja and Dragic (1.96
meters, 23 years old) came to terms on a two-year deal with a club
option for the following two seasons.
August 21, 2012 - Cibona signs rookie playmaker Ware Cibona Zagreb signed rookie point guard Dustin Ware
over the weekend. Ware (1.78 meters, 22 years) comes to the Croatian
capital after playing four years for the University of Georgia. He
averaged 8.1 points and 2.3 assists per game as a senior last season.
August 20, 2012 - Lukoil Academic adds Watkins at center Turkish
Airlines Euroleague hopeful Lukoil Academic shored up its frontline by
signing center Darryl Watkins to a one-year deal. Watkins (2.11 meters,
27 years old) finished last season with New Orleans of the NBA, with
whom he averaged 4.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks over five
August 20, 2012 - Partizan mt:s tabs rookie big man Gordon Partizan mt:s Belgrade announced Monday that it has signed promising rookie Drew Gordon
for the coming season. Gordon (2.05 meters, 22 years old) arrives from
the University of New Mexico, for whom he averaged 13.7 points, 11.1
rebounds and 1 block over 35 games last season.
August 20, 2012 - Montepaschi Siena land Kangur Italian
champs Montepaschi Siena announced a new deal with small forward
Kristjan Kangur for the upcoming season. Kangur (2.01 meters, 30 years
old) arrives from Cimberio Varese of the Italian League.
August 20, 2012 - Brose Baskets lands Sharrod Ford As
announced by the German club on Monday morning, Brose Baskets Bamberg
reached an agreement with big man Sharrod Ford for the upcoming season.
Ford (2.06 meters, 30 years old) arrives from the Erie Bay Hawks of the
August 20, 2012 - Montepaschi Siena bulks up with Kasun Italian
champs Montepaschi Siena announced over the weekend the addition of big
man Mario Kasun to a one-year deal with the option of another. Kasun
(2.13 meters, 32 years old) arrives from KK Zagreb, where last season
he averaged 12.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in 9 Turkish Airlines
August 20, 2012 - Unics Kazan adds Eidson for two seasons As
announced by the club on its webpage and Twitter accounts, Unics Kazan
has landed swingman Chuck Eidson for the next two seasons. Eidson (2.02
meters, 32 years old) arrives from FC Barcelona Regal.
August 20, 2012 - Unicaja adds size with Perovic As
announced by the club late on Sunday, Unicaja Malaga landed big man
Kosta Perovic for the upcoming season. Perovic (2.17 meters, 27 years
old) arrives from FC Barcelona Regal where he played the last two
August 20, 2012 - Montepaschi Siena lands Rasic Italian
champs Montepaschi Siena announced over the weekend the addition of
Aleksandar Rasic for the upcoming season. Rasic (1.95 meters, 28 years
old) arrives from Lietuvos Rytas, where last season he averaged 7.1
points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 16 Eurocup games.
August 20, 2012 - Saric leads Croatia to Gold Saric's
impact on the game was immediate with the forward already collecting
two points, an assist and a block within the first minute of play. By
the end of the opening period the forward had nearly outscored the
entire Lithuanian team with his 12 points assisting Croatia to a 22-15
August 20, 2012 - Pot pots Bronze for Serbia After
having a minimal impact during the first two rounds, Pot came to the
fore in his team's quarter-final win over Bulgaria and was again
leading from the front on Sunday, going six-for-11 from the floor as
Serbia had to manage without playmaker Nikola Radicevic who failed to
take to the floor and their star player Nikola Jankovic who was forced
to watch most of the game from the bench after injuring his ankle early
August 20, 2012 - Morris Almond signed 1-year deal with Crvena Zvezda Diva Crvena
Zvezda Diva continues with building respective roster for coming season
as they signed Morris Almond for 1-year contract. In his career Morris
Almond played in NCAA for Rice University, had some short appearance in
Utah Jazz and Orlando Magic in NBA league.
August 19, 2012 - Montenegro stuns Belgrade Arena and Serbia 18,000-strong
Serbian fanatics that piled out of the Belgrade Arena last night and
woke up this morning are still wondering what on earth happened? With
under five minutes left, their team were up 67-54 and seemed to be
crusing. Their bitter rivals Montenegro looked out of sorts and unable
to finish strong but the passionate and proud support turned to shock
August 17, 2012 - FC Barcelona Regal, Sada agree on new deal Spanish
squad FC Barcelona Regal announced on Friday a new agreement with guard
Victor Sada (1.92 meters, 28 years old) for the next two seasons. Sada
has spent most of his professional career in Barcelona and last season
he averaged 3.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in over 15 minutes
in 21 Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearances.
August 17, 2012 - Fenerbahce Ulker adds Ilkan Karaman Turkish
powerhouse Fenerbahce Ulker increased its roster another notch with the
addition of forward and young Turkish talent Ilkan Karaman, as the club
announced Friday. Karaman (2.05 meters, 22 years old) has signed a
two-plus-one years deal with the club and arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka
of Turkey, where last season he averaged 10.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and
1.1 assists in 32 games.
August 17, 2012 - Ratiopharm Ulm lands Allan Ray Qualifying
Round team Ratiopharm Ulm announced on Friday the addition of guard
Allan Ray for the upcoming season. Ray (1.88 meters, 28 years old)
arrives from Pau-Orthez of France, where last season he averaged 15.2
points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 22 French League games, even
though he had started the season in Slovenia with KRKA Novo Mesto.
August 17, 2012 - Asseco Prokom keeps Blassingame As
announced by the club on Friday morning, Asseco Prokom Gdynia and guard
Jerel Blassingame extended their agreement for one more season.
Blassingame (1.75 meters, 31 years old) averaged 5.4 points, 2.1
rebounds and 4.5 assists last season in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
regular season games.
August 17, 2012 - Asseco Prokom bags Tomasz Snieg Polish
champs Asseco Prokom Gdynia announced the addition of point guard
Tomasz Snieg for the upcoming season. Snieg (1.90 meters, 23 years old)
arrives from Polpharma of the Polish League where he averaged 7.7
points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists - ranking fourth overall - in 35
August 17, 2012 - Galatasaray inks star swingman Hawkins Galatasaray
Medical Park made an impact signing by reuniting swingman David Hawkins
with his coach from last season, Ergin Ataman. Hawkins (1.93 meters, 29
years old) played under Ataman – and alongside new Galatasaray center
Erwin Dudley – lasts season at Besiktas Milangaz, which they led to a
masterful season resulting in the Turkish League, Turkish Cup and
August 17, 2012 - Lagun Aro adds Ekene Ibekwe Eurocup
debutante Lagun Aro San Sebastian announced on Thursday the addition of
big man Ekene Ibekwe for the upcoming season. Ibekwe (2.10 meters, 27
years old) arrives from BBC Bayreuth of Germany, where last season he
averaged 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 34 German League games.
August 17, 2012 - BC Azovmash lands Lynn Greer, Akin Akingbala BC
Azovmash Mariupol announced two new additions for its roster, guard
Lynn Greer and big man Akin Akingbala. Veteran Greer (1.86 meters, 33
years old) arrives from Unics Kazan of Russia where last season he
averaged 7.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague over 19 appearances.
August 17, 2012 - Cajasol Seville adds Bradley Buckman Buckman
(2'03, 1984) comes from Turkey, where he played for Tofas Bursa, and
signs for the next season. This is the second addition for the spanish
team after the signing of John Holland, in order to replace Guille
Rubio, starting power forward last year, who left the team a couple of
August 16, 2012 - Fenerbahce Ulker announces David Andersen On
Tuesday, Fenerbahce Ulker officially announced the addition of center
David Andersen for the next two seasons. Andersen (2.12 meters, 32
years old) arrives from Montepaschi Siena, with which he won the
Italian double crown last season.
August 16, 2012 - BC Donetsk inks Denys Lukashov, Andriy Malysh Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round team BC Donetsk of Ukraine
announced two new additions this week, power forward Andriy Malysh and
point guard Denys Lukashov, both players arriving from Budivelnyk.
August 16, 2012 - Spirou Charleroi adds Allen, Scott Belgian
squad Spirou Basket Charleroi announced the additions of forwards
Derrick Allen and Mike Scott, the former to a two-year deal and the
latter to a one-plus-one contract. Allen (2.03 meters, 32 years old)
arrives from Alba Berlin.
August 16, 2012 - Rockets sign Carlos Delfino Carlos
Delfino, most recently played for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA,
agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets. The veteran forward
averaged 15.5 points per game for his national team in the Olympics
where Argentina fell short of a medal finishing fourth.
August 15, 2012 - Artland Dragons land veteran Wilson The
Artland Dragons announced the arrival of forward Lamayne Wilson for the
following season. Wilson (2.03 meters, 32 years old) arrives from CEZ
Basketball Nymburk, where last season he averaged 11.0 points and 5.1
rebounds in 14 Eurocup appearances.
August 15, 2012 - Cholet Basket brings in Uzoh Cholet
Basket announced on Tuesday the addition of point guard Ben Uzoh for
the upcoming season. Uzoh (1.91 meters, 24 years old) arrives from the
United States where he played for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA for 16
August 15, 2012 - Montepaschi Siena great Stonerook announces retirement As
announced by the player himself on his Twitter account on Tuesday,
captain Shaun Stonerook is calling it a career. A central figure in the
success of Montepaschi Siena in the last years, Stonerook arrived to
the team in the summer of 2005 and together they won six consecutive
Italian League titles from 2007 to 2012.
August 15, 2012 - Union Olimpija promotes Sulejmanovic As
announced by the club on Tuesday, Union Olimpija Ljubljana signed a
multiyear contract with young power forward Emir Sulejmanovic.
Sulejmanovic (2.02 meters, 17 years old) was part of Union Olimpija's
youth system last season with the junior team.
August 15, 2012 - Telenet Oostende lands Mario Stojic Belgian
squad BC Telenet Oostende announced the addition of swingman Mario
Stojic for the upcoming season. Stojic (1.98 meters, 32 years old)
arrives from Lucentum Alicante of the Spanish League, where last season
he averaged 4.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 35 games.
August 15, 2012 - Le Mans put Cuthbert Victor at forward Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round team Le Mans Sarthe Basket
announced the addition for one year of forward Cuthbert Victor. Victor
(1.97 meters, 29 years old) arrives from the Russian League, where he
played for Spartak Primorye Vladivostok.
August 14, 2012 - Partizan mt:s testing Mexican and Argentinian players Partizan
mt:s started preparation for upcoming season with new, drastically
changed roster as some of older players left team, and several young
talents already signed contracts. One Mexican player already joined
practices with Partizan mt:s and will try to prove himself and get
contract. His name is Jorge Gutierrez.
August 14, 2012 - Defense work in progress for Poland Poland
coach Ales Pipan is confident his team will reach EuroBasket 2013 but
admits it will be tough to advance from Qualification Round Group E,
especially as his defense still needs some work.
August 13, 2012 - Real Madrid lands speedy Draper The
Turkish Airlines Euroleague's most potent offense last season has put
extra speed in the backcourt as Real Madrid on Monday announced the
signing of playmaker Dontaye Draper to a two-year contract.
August 13, 2012 - Panathinaikos agrees with Giannopoulos As
announced by the club on Monday, Panathinaikos Athens has reached an
agreement for the upcoming season with an option for another with
forward Charis Giannopoulos. Giannopoulos (2.06 meters, 23 years old)
arrives from Peristeri of the Greek League.
August 13, 2012 - Germany edge Poland to win SuperCup Germany
beat Poland 78-74 to win the Beko SuperCup in Bamberg. Jan Hendrik
Jagla had 16 points for the Germans, who took command in the first
quarter when they poured in 29 points. The Poles are a solid team,
though, and they bounced back after in the second frame to lead 46-45.
August 13, 2012 - Gallinari status up in air Italy
are hoping to have Danilo Gallinari available for Wednesday's
EuroBasket Qualification Round opener against Portugal in Sassari,
Sardinia. The Denver Nuggets forward has missed all of Italy's
preparation games this summer.
August 12, 2012 - Panathinakos announces guard Derwin Kitchen The
Greens announced a new addition for the upcoming season, none other
than point guard Derwin Kitchen, who inked a one-year deal with his new
club on Sunday. Panathinaikos keeps an option to extend his contract
until the end of the 2013-14 season.
August 12, 2012 - Alba Berlin adds size with Thompson Alba
Berlin bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by inking power forward Deon Thompson to a one-year
deal, the club announced Sunday. Thompson (2.03 meters, 23 years old)
arrives from Union Olimpija.
August 12, 2012 - London 2012, Bronze Medal Game Russia
won its first Olympic medal as an independent country by edging
Argentina 77-81 in the Bronze Medal game at the O2, home of the 2013
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, on Sunday.
August 12, 2012 - Besiktas tabs big man Vidmar Besiktas
JK Istanbul found a force for its frontline in Euroleague veteran
Gasper Vidmar. The big man arrives from fellow Istanbul side Fenerbahce
Ulker, for whom he averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 15 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague games last season.
August 12, 2012 - Cedevita inks Babic through 2016 A
promising small forward is set to make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague
debut next season, as Cedevita Zagreb announced the arrival of Luka
Babic, who inked a four-year deal with the Croatian powerhouse. Babic
(2.01 meters, 20 years old) arrives from KK Split.
August 12, 2012 - Hapoel Jerusalem tabs big man Smith Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming season by
signing Craig Smith to a one-year deal this weekend. Smith (2.01
meters, 28 years old) arrives from Portland in the NBA, where he
averaged 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 47 games last season.
August 11, 2012 - Zalgiris adds Lafayette, brings back Juskevicius Zalgiris
Kaunas completed its roster for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by inking combo guard Oliver Lafayette and swingman
Adas Juskevicius on Friday night. Lafayette (1.88 meters, 28 years old)
arrives from Anadolu Efes Istanbul.
August 11, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda inks two, re-signs three Crvena
Zvezda Diva Belgrade got closer to complete its roster for the upcoming
season by re-signing three players - Branko Lazic, Filip Covic and
Bojan Subotic - and inking two others- Ivan Smiljanic and Milan
Milovanovic - to respective three-year deals.
August 11, 2012 - Returning MVP Casas is ready to roll Reigning
U20 European Champion and MVP Queralt Casas is determined to repeat
last year's glorious gold medal when she takes to the floor with Spain
for one final fling at youth level, competing at the U20 European
Championship Women in Debrecen, Hungary.
August 11, 2012 - Latvia advance, put Turkey in trouble Latvia
have made the home fans happy for a second consecutive night, defeating
Turkey 73-65 to make the Second Round of the Samsung U18 European
Championship. Pre-tournament favourites Turkey however are still
winless after two games and face a do-or-die contest on Saturday.
August 10, 2012 - London 2012, Semifinals Spain made it to its third Olympic final by topping Russia 67-59
in the first Olympic semifinal. Former All-Euroleague forward Pau Gasol
led the winners with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Jose Manuel Calderon
added 14 points while Marc Gasol and Real Madrid star Rudy Fernandez
each added 11 for Spain.
August 10, 2012 - Montepaschi brings back Eze Montepaschi
Siena bolstered its frontcourt and added more experience to its roster
by inking center Benjamin Eze to a two-year deal on Friday. Eze (2.07
meters, 31 years old) arrives from EA7 Emporio Armani Milano.
August 10, 2012 - Brose Baskets announces AJ Ogilvy German
champions Brose Baskets Bamberg announced the addition of big man AJ
Ogilvy for next season. Ogilvy (2.11 meters, 24 years old) arrives from
Valencia Basket of Spain, with which he played the Eurocup final last
season losing to BC Khimki Moscow Region.
August 10, 2012 - Unics Kazan lands Mire Chatman Unics
Kazan announced early Friday that the club reached an agreement with
veteran guard Mire Chatman for one season. Chatman (1.87 meters, 33
years old) arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka of Turkey and he has the
credentials for being a worthy addition.
August 10, 2012 - McCarty to stay in Unics Kazan As
the Russian club announced on Friday morning, forward Kelly McCarty
will stay with Unics Kazan one more season. McCarty (2.01 meters, 37
years old) arrived in Kazan in 2010. Since then, he has always been a
solid contributor in the team, leading it to its first continental
August 10, 2012 - Lagun Aro brings in Guille Rubio Lagun
Aro Gipuzkoa Basket announced the addition of power forward Guille
Rubio for the next two seasons. Rubio (2.02 meters, 30 years old)
arrives from Cajasol Sevilla where last season he averaged 4.5 points
and 2.9 rebounds in over 36 Spanish League games.
August 10, 2012 - Hapoel Jerusalem acquires swingman Fells Israeli
squad Hapoel Jerusalem announced the addition for next season of
swingman Courtney Fells. Fells (1.98 meters, 26 years old) arrives from
Gilboa/Galil where last season he averaged 12.6 points and 4.0 rebounds
per game in the Israeli League.
August 10, 2012 - Triumph Lyubertsy lands Denis Polokhin Triumph
Lyubertsy announced the addition for next season of guard Denis
Polokhin. Polokhin (1.95 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Spartak
Primorie Vladivostok where last season he averaged 2.7 points and 1.7
rebounds in 15 Russian League games.
August 10, 2012 - Panionios inks rookie Gibbs Panionios
On Telecoms of Greece announced the addition of Ashton Gibbs for the
upcoming campaign. Gibbs (1.87 meters, 22 years old) arrives directly
from college. He played in Pittsburgh from 2008 to this past summer.
August 10, 2012 - Russia record comfortable win Russia
have completed day one action in Liepaja with a 70-59 win over Slovenia
at the Samsung U18 European Championship. Following a tense opening
half in which Russia came out of leading by three, Aleksandr Chernov's
team started the second stanza strongly.
August 10, 2012 - Spain make winning start Spain
overcame an early eight-point deficit to defeat Germany, 86-75, on the
opening day of Group A action at the Samsung U18 European Championship.
After starting the game slowly, the Spanish began to build into their
work in the second quarter.
August 10, 2012 - Zalgiris Kaunas adds Ksistof Lavrninovic, keeps Klimavicius Lithuanian
champion Zalgiris Kaunas solidified its frontcourt on Thursday by
announcing the arrival of former all-Euroleague big man Ksistof
Lavrinovic and the re-signing of veteran forward Tadas Klimavicius for
August 9, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda brings home Rakocevic Three-time Euroleague scoring champion Igor Rakocevic is returning to his original club, Crvena Zvezda Diva
Belgrade, to play in the 2012-13 Eurocup, the club announced Thursday.
Rakocevic (193, 34) arrives from Montepaschi Siena, where he averaged
9.4 points in 19 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season.
August 9, 2012 - Montepaschi Siena keeps vets Carraretto, Ress Amid
other changes on its roster, Montepaschi Siena will rely on veterans
Marco Carraretto and Tomas Ress for the foreseeable future after both
players signed two-year contracts on Thursday. Ress (2.08 meters, 31)
will have completed 10 years in the Euroleague by the end of the new
August 9, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda announces extension with Nikolic Crvena
Zvezda announced signing of a two-year contract extension with power
forward Uros Nikolic on Thursday meaning that he will stay with the
club until the end of 2013-14 season. Nikolic (2.07 meters, 25 years
old) arrived to Crvena Zvezda two years ago from Krka Novo Mesto of
August 9, 2012 - Gescrap BB adds Sergio Sanchez Spanish
squad Gescrap Bilbao Basket announced on Thursday the addition of
forward Sergio Sanchez for the upcoming season. Sanchez (1.97 meters,
28 years old) arrives from Santurtzi CB of Spain.
August 9, 2012 - Cholet Basket lands experienced Goree Cholet
Basket bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming Eurocup season by
inking veteran big man Marcus Goree to a one-year deal on Thursday.
Goree (2.03 meters, 34 years old) arrives from Benetton Basket, where
he averaged 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 6 Eurocup Last 16 games last
August 9, 2012 - Orleans tabs forward Young Orleans
Loiret Basket added more fire power to its roster for the upcoming
Eurocup season by inking small forward Jahmar Young to a one-year deal
on Wednesday. Young (1.96 meters, 25 years old) arrives from BK
Ventspils, where he averaged 15.3 points, 2 assists and 1.2 steals in
23 Latvian League games last season.
August 9, 2012 - Lagun Aro re-signs Papamakarios Lagun
Aro San Sebastian reached a new agreement with combo guard Manolis
Papamakarios to keep him in the team next season. Papamakarios (1.92
meters, 32 years old) averaged 3.4 points and 1.1 assists in 36 Spanish
League games last season.
August 8, 2012 - Sassari signs veteran swingman Thornton Dinamo
Sassari added experience and talent before its Eurocup debut next
season by inking swingman Bootsy Thornton to a one-year deal, the club
announced Wednesday. Thornton (1.95 meters, 35 years old) arrives from
Montepaschi Siena, where he averaged 5.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11
Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season.
August 8, 2012 - Asseco Prokom re-signs three, adds Pamula Asseco
Prokom Gdynia improved its roster for the upcoming season by extending
a core of Polish players and bringing in a new face. On Wednesday,
Prokom announced that small forward Piotr Szczotka, center Adam
Hrycaniuk and swingman Robert Witka re-signed for one more season.
August 8, 2012 - Besiktas keeps Hersek, Cetin Besiktas
JK Istanbul reached new agreements with guard Serhat Cetin and forward
Baris Hersek to stay in the team next season. Cetin (1.97 meters, 26
years old) averaged 6.2 points and 3.1 assists in 34 Turkish League
games last season.
August 8, 2012 - Montepaschi inks playmaker Brown Montepaschi
Siena improved its backcourt for the upcoming season by inking point
guard Bobby Brown to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday.
Brown (1.88 meters, 27 years old) arrives from EWE Baskets Oldenburg,
where he became the German League's top scorer at season at 16.1 points
August 8, 2012 - London 2012, Quarterfinals Russia
reached the Olympic tournament semifinals as an independent country for
the first time by topping Lithuania 83-74 in the Quarterfinals on
Wednesday. Reigning Euroleague MVP Andrei Kirilenko led the winners
with 19 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks.
August 8, 2012 - Cedevita Zagreb also signs Goran Suton BC Cedevita Zagreb announced its third signing in less than 48 hours on Wednesday with the arrival of big man Goran Suton
to the team for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut season. Suton
(2.09 meters, 26 years old) arrives from KK Cibona Zagreb.
August 8, 2012 - Cedevita Zagreb also announces Suput Turkish Airlines Euroleague debutante BC Cedevita Zagreb kept busy this week as on Wednesday morning it also announced the addition of power forward Predrag Suput
for the upcoming season. Suput (2,00 meters, 35 years old) arrives from
Brose Baskets Bamberg, where he played the last five seasons.
August 8, 2012 - Cedevita Zagreb brings in veteran Tomas Turkish Airlines Euroleague debutante BC Cedevita Zagreb announced the addition of veteran guard Marko Tomas
for the next season. Tomas (2.01 meters, 27 years old) arrives from
Fenerbahce Ulker, where he played the last two seasons.
August 8, 2012 - Olympiacos inks Stratos Perperoglou In
a move that is not usually seen in Greece, Turkish Airlines Euroleague
champion Olympiacos Piraeus announced on Wednesday the arrival of
forward Stratos Perperoglou from archrival Panathinaikos Athens for the
next two seasons.
August 8, 2012 - FC Barcelona Regal gets young prospect Todorovic As
announced by FC Barcelona Regal, young prospect Marko Todorovic signed
a two-year contract with the Spanish champions after the club reached
an agreement with Joventut Badalona, the previous owner to the rights
of the player.
August 7, 2012 - Spartak SPB, Zavoruev extend deal Russian
team BC Spartak St. Petersburg and guard Vasily Zavoruev reached an
agreement to stay together for two more years as the club announced.
Zavoruev (1.96 meters, 25 year old) averaged 1.5 points and 0.3
rebounds in four Eurocup games last season, including the two in the
August 7, 2012 - Union Olimpija switches from Thompson to Page As
announced by the club on Tuesday, Union Olimpija Ljubljana announced
the termination of the contract with Deon Thompson by mutual agreement,
and at the same time, the arrival of power forward Dylan Page for the
next season. Page (2.03 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Chorale
Roanne of France.
August 7, 2012 - BC Donetsk announces Doron Perkins Getting
ready for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round next
September, BC Donetsk announced the addition of ace Doron Perkins for
the upcoming season. Perkins (1.89 meters, 29 years old) arrives from
Bennet Cantu where last season he played in two Top 16 games averaging
10.0 points and 7.5 rebounds.
August 6, 2012 - CEZ Nymburk adds Coleman CEZ
Basketball Nymburk added more fire power to its roster just six weeks
before the start of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds
by inking scoring guard Aubrey Coleman to a one-year deal on Monday.
Coleman (1.93 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Angelico Biella.
August 6, 2012 - Asseco Prokom signs Koszarek Asseco
Prokom Gydnia added experience and shooting range to its backcourt by
inking point guard Lukasz Koszarek to a two-year deal on Monday.
Koszarek (1.87 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Trefl Sopot.
August 6, 2012 - London 2012, Preliminary Round, Game 5 Australia finished Group B with a 3-2 record
by edging previously undefeated Russia 82-80 on a game-winning
three-pointers by Patty Mills. Joe Ingles of Regal FC Barcelona paced
the winners with 20 points. Mills and three-time Euroleague winner
David Andersen added 13 while Matt Dellavedova had 10 for the Boomers,
that was fourth in Group B.
August 6, 2012 - Unicaja announces Earl Calloway Unicaja
Malaga kept building a new roster for the 2012-13 season as on early
Monday it announced the arrival of guard Earl Calloway for the next two
campaigns. Calloway (1.90 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Banca
Civica of Spain.
August 6, 2012 - Zalgiris Kaunas brings home veteran Kaukenas A
veteran scorer heads home for the first time in more than decade with
the announcement Sunday night that Zalgiris Kaunas has signed shooting
guard Rimantas Kaukenas for the next Turkish Airlines Euroleague
season. Kaukenas (1.92 meters, 35 years old) arrives from Montepaschi
August 6, 2012 - Golden France edge Russia in Final French
basketball added a new chapter to their glorious history after winning
a first U18 European Championship Women gold medal with a 65-61 success
against Russia in a gripping and frenetic finale to the action in
August 6, 2012 - Serbia shut down Dutch to take Bronze Serbia
achieved their first podium finish at the U18 European Championship
Women for five years after blowing away the Netherlands early to coast
to a 59-46 success and take the bronze medal in Bucharest.
August 5, 2012 - France hold off Dutch to reach Final A
devastating final quarter performance by France helped them fight back
to claim a 60-47 success against the Netherlands and secure
back-to-back appearances in the U18 European Championship Women Final.
August 5, 2012 - Russia outlast Serbia in Semi-Final A
sparkling three-point shooting performance by Zhanna Byarzova and tough
defence during crunch time propelled Russia to a 75-69 win against
Serbia and a place in the final of the U18 European Championship Women
August 5, 2012 - Olympiacos re-signs Dorsey through 2014 Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Pireaus reached a new
agreement with center Joey Dorsey to stay together until the end of the
2013-14 season, the club announced Saturday. Dorsey (2.03 meters, 28
years old) arrived midway through the 2011-12 season and helped
Olympiacos to improve in defense and toughness.
August 4, 2012 - London 2012, Preliminary Round, Game 4 France advanced to the Olympic Quarterfinals by downing Tunisia 69-73 in Group A on Saturday.
France will finish second in Group A if it beats Nigeria on Monday.
Meanwhile, Tunisia dropped to 0-4 and is out of chances to reach the
August 4, 2012 - Never-say-die Serbia shock Spain Serbia
set up a semi-final showdown with Russia at the U18 European
Championship Women after upsetting favourites Spain, 64-60, in a truly
absorbing encounter in Bucharest. Down by double-digits early in the
second half to the team many had tipped to land gold, Serbia showed a
huge amount of heart and resilience as they slowly but surely changed
the course of the game.
August 4, 2012 - Rampant Russia storm into Semi-Finals Russia
made light work of despatching Italy as they coasted into the
Semi-Finals of the U18 European Championship Women courtesy of a 64-42
success in Bucharest. Dominant during the first half, when they put the
building blocks in place which facilitated the victory, Russia simply
had too much for Italy all over the floor.
August 3, 2012 - Montepaschi adds shooter Janning Montepaschi
Siena kept adding perimeter help on Friday with the signings of Matt
Janning, a shooting guard who will make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague
debut next season. Janning (1.97 meters, 24 years old) made his debut
in the Italian League last season with Casale Monferrato.
August 3, 2012 - Brose Baskets adds Teddy Gipson German
champs Brose Baskets announced on Friday the arrival of shooter Teddy
Gipson, arriving from Pau-Orthez of France. Gipson (32 years old, 1.91
meters) averaged 17.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in
the French League last season.
August 3, 2012 - Le Mans and Koffi, two more years Le
Mans Sarthe Basket of France will go to battle in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds behind one of its signature players after
signing center Alain Koffi to a new two-year contract on Friday. Koffi
(2.05 meters, 28 years old) has spent all but one season of his 10-year
pro career with Le Mans.
August 3, 2012 - Spartak SPB puts scorer Carter on the perimeter Spartak
St. Petersburg moved quickly to fill a void on its perimeter with the
signing of swingman Josh Carter to a two-year contract on Wednesday.
Carter (2.01 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Maccabi Ashdod, where
he was the Israeli League's fifth-best scorer last season at 17 points
August 3, 2012 - Buducnost added size with Gerald Lee With the 2012-13 Eurocup in its sights, KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica moved quickly to fill a void in its frontcourt by signing center Gerald Lee to a two-year contract.
Lee (2.08 meters, 24 years) will be called on to patrol the paint for
the Montenegrin champs after Bojan Dubljevic transferred to Valencia
Basket of Spain.
August 3, 2012 - Race for All Tournament team heats up The
race to make the All Tournament Team at the U18 European Championship
Women is heating up as we prepare to enter the final phase of the
tournament on Friday. There is of course still plenty of time for any
player to make an even bigger impression.
August 3, 2012 - Slim works hard to take next step Netherlands
forward Isabella Slim is hoping her work ethic will help her take the
next step both at the U18 European Championship Women and in her future
career. Slim has impressed and attracted a lot of attention during her
team's run to the Quarter-Finals in Bucharest and believes she can
continue her development as a player.
August 2, 2012 - Maccabi Electra tabs veteran big man Mensah-Bonsu High-flying
big man Pops Mensah-Bonsu, whose played only parts of two previous
Euroleague seasons were, will return to the competition on a two-year
contract with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, the club announced on Thursday.
August 2, 2012 - VEF Riga re-signs Berzins through 2015 A
familiar face is set to stay in Riga long-term, as VEF announced
Thursday that center Kaspars Berzins signed a new deal that will keep
him in the team until the end of the 2014-15 season. Berzins (2.13
meters, 26 years old) averaged 7.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 9 Eurocup
games last season, helping VEF to reach the Last 16.
August 2, 2012 - Fenerbahce Ulker signs Ford Trophy winner McCalebb In what will surely be one of the most important moves of the summer, Fenerbahce Ulker announced the signing of point guard Bo McCalebb
to a three-year deal. McCalebb (1.83 meters, 27 years old) arrives from
Montepaschi Siena, where he played the last two seasons.
August 2, 2012 - Elan Chalon re-signs Schilb French
League champion Elan Chalon reached a new agreement with shooting guard
and team leader Blake Schilb to keep him on the team next season. Just
as Chalon, Schilb (2.00 meters, 28 years old) is set to make his
Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut next season.
August 2, 2012 - Besiktas JK inks Guler, Ozer, Christopher Besiktas
JK Istanbul added three players to its roster by inking sharp shooter
Cehver Ozer, swingman Patrick Christopher and guard Muratcan Guler.
Christopher (1.96 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Cholet Basket,
where he averaged 12.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 26 French League
games last season.
August 2, 2012 - Buducnost signs playmaker Bost KK
Buducnost Voli Podgorica found a new point guard, none other than Dee
Bost, who inked a two-year deal with the perennial Montenegrin League
champion on Wednesday. Bost (1.89 meters, 22 years old) is set to start
his professional career with Buducnost, as he just graduated from
Mississippi State University (NCAA).
August 2, 2012 - Weurzburg completes roster with McIntosh s.Oliver
Baskets Wuerzburg got ready for its Eurocup debut next season by inking
guard Lamont McIntosh to a one-year deal on Wednesday. McIntosh (1.90
meters, 30 years old) arrives from AZS Koszalin.
August 2, 2012 - France and Russia advance to Quarters France,
Russia and the Czech Republic survived close calls in the Olympic
women's basketball tournament on Wednesday while Great Britain, Croatia
and Turkey fell to defeat. Les Bleues, just two days removed from their
74-70 overtime triumph against Australia, held on for a third win at
the London Games.
August 2, 2012 - Montepaschi Siena tabs swingman Kemp Italian
League champion Montepaschi Siena reenforced its perimeter for the
2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by signing swingman Marcelus
Kemp to a one-year contract, the club announced Wednesday. Kemp (1.96
meters, 28 years old) comes off a very successful season with Besiktas
August 1, 2012 - Stanacev sparkles, Serbia in Quarters Point
guard Aleksandra Stanacev fired Serbia into the Quarter-Finals of the
U18 European Championship Women with a sparkling 24-point performance
that shot down the Slovak Republic, 71-56. Eager to bury the
disappointment of losing in gut-wrenching fashion to the Netherlands
during overtime in the previous game, Serbia looked a team intent on
taking their second chance, and so it proved.
August 1, 2012 - Union Olimpija also lands Baynes Union
Olimpija Ljubljana stayed busy this week as on Wednesday the Slovenian
club announced the addition of big man Aron Baynes. An Australia
native, Baynes (2.08 meters, 25 years old) is currently playing in the
London Olympic Games with the Australian national team.
August 1, 2012 - Gescrap Bilbao puts Hamilton in frontcourt Bizkaia
Bilbao Basket will head into the 2011-12 Eurocup Regular Season with a
new center, Lamont Hamilton, the club announced on Wednesday. Hamilton
(2.08 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Paris-Levallois of the French
League, where he averaged 17 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.4
blocks last season.
August 1, 2012 - Spain dance into the Quarter-Finals Another
classy and powerful performance by Spain handed them a spot in the
Quarter-Finals of the U18 European Championship Women after an early
onslaught helped blow out fellow medal-hopefuls Turkey, 78-53.
August 1, 2012 - Galatasaray Medical Park lands Milan Macvan In its return to the Eurocup, Turkish team Galatasaray Medical Park will surely try to make some noise as on Wednesday it announced a new addition, power forward Milan Macvan,
for the next two seasons. Macvan (2.06 meters, 22 years old) arrives
from Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, even though he played last season with
Partizan mt:s Belgrade on loan from the Israeli club.
August 1, 2012 - Gescrap Bilbao inks top prospect Saric One
of the most promising players in world basketball is set to make his
Eurocup debut this season, as Gescrap Bilbao Basket announced the arrival of versatile forward Dario Saric, who inked a five-year deal with the Spanish powerhouse on Tuesday night. Check news archive here.