August 31, 2013 - Turkey's 12 in jubilant mood Turkey
celebrated Hedo Turkoglu's achievement of a milestone on Friday by
announcing their 12-man squad for EuroBasket 2013. Turkoglu was
honoured by Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) president Turgay
Demirel for playing his 300th game with the national team.
August 31, 2013 - Tomas injury leaves Croatia with 12 Croatia
head coach Jasmin Repesa will not have the luxury of deciding which
player to cut from his final EuroBasket 2013 roster, as an injury to
Marko Tomas has left the squad with exactly 12 players.
August 30, 2013 - Budivelnik inks veteran big man Lavrinovic Budivelnik
Kiev added some experience to its frontline by signing former
All-Euroleague selection Darjus Lavrinovic on Friday. Lavrinovic (2.12
meters, 32 years old) was an All-Euroleague Second Team selection after
the 2005-06 season.
August 30, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena, Ress agree on extension On
the heels off his best season to date, big man Tomas Ress re-committed
himself to Montepaschi Siena. The sides agreed to extend his contract
through the 2014-15 campaign. Ress (2.08 meters, 32 years old) has also
been named team captain.
August 30, 2013 - Vucevic headlines Montenegro final squad Montenegro
will not arrive after all at EuroBasket 2013 with a dream frontcourt
that could have been the envy of the tournament, but head coach Luka
Pavicevic can still count with a formidable roster in the big event in
August 30, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena adds swingman Viggiano Italian
champion Montepaschi Siena added another piece to its growing roster by
signing swingman Jeff Viggiano for the coming season. Viggiano returns
to the Euroleague after last playing Europe's elite competition with
Armani Jeans Milano in the 2011-12 season.
August 30, 2013 - Size matters in Lithuania's final roster The
last two players to be cut from the squad that will represent Lithuania
at EuroBasket 2013 are both guards, as head coach Jonas Kazlauskas has
opted for a line-up well-stocked on forwards and big men.
August 30, 2013 - Germany announce EuroBasket 12-Man squad Germany
head coach Frank Menz announced publicly on Friday the 12 players that
will make up his team at EuroBasket 2013, which tips off next Wednesday
in Slovenia. Bastian Doreth made the cut and will travel to Slovenia
August 30, 2013 - Healthy Czechs out to surprise Czech
national team's nickname is 'Lions' but at the EuroBasket 2013 Draw,
back in the winter, they must have felt like they were the ones that
were pitted against the kings of the jungle. Czechs were drawn in Group
C together with Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland and Georgia.
August 30, 2013 - Latvian confidence up ahead of Slovenia Latvia
will arrive in Jesenice to take on Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday
with their confidence riding high following back-to-back wins over a
highly fancied Finnish team in Finland. Janis Blums will have more
veteran support this time around, running the Latvia offence.
August 30, 2013 - Zalgiris Kaunas signs MVP Dentmon at point Zalgiris
Kaunas announced on Friday the addition of point guard Justin Dentmon
for the upcoming season. Dentmon (1.83 meters, 28 years old) last
played in Puerto Rico with Capitanes de Arecibo, where he averaged 14.8
points, 2.8 rebounds in 16 games.
August 30, 2013 - Union Olimpija brings in young Paolo Marinelli Union
Olimpija inked young Croatian playmaker Paolo Marinelli (1.91 meters,
18 years old) on a four-year deal. He comes from Croatian club Split,
where he played the last two seasons. Marinelli started his basketball
career in Rijeka, Croatia, where he played for Jadran.
August 30, 2013 - Nizhny Novgorod signs shooting forward Babbitt Nizhny
Novgorod signed sharpshooting forward Luke Babbitt to add another
weapon to the club’s frontcourt. Babbitt (2.06 meters, 24 years old)
arrives from Portland of the NBA, where he played the past three
August 29, 2013 - Bulgaria squeeze out win, Estonia hope Bulgaria
will carry a slim three-point lead over Estonia into the second leg of
the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round final tie, after
overturning a nine-point deficit and holding on for a 58-55 win at home
August 29, 2013 - Greece cut Vougioukas, lock 12 spots Greece
head coach Andrea Trinchieri informed Ian Vougioukas on Thursday that
he will not travel with the team to EuroBasket 2013, a decision that
reveals the Greeks' final 12-man roster for the tournament.
August 29, 2013 - Russia announce final EuroBasket roster Russia
head coach Vasiliy Karasev announced at a press conference on Thursday
the 12-strong squad that will represent Europe's most sizeable nation
at the upcoming EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia.
August 29, 2013 - Partizan picks up French prospect Dallo Partizan
NIS Belgrade added another top prospect to its rankings by signing
guard Boris Dallo to a four-year contract. Dallo (1.96 meters, 19 years
old) is a product of the French national sporting academy, INSEP.
August 29, 2013 - Mancinelli, Lojeski ruled out Italy
simply cannot catch a break this summer. On the day the Azzurri
welcomed back to action Luigi Datome after a 10-day lay-off, they
received the news that fellow forward Stefano Mancinelli is forced to
miss EuroBasket 2013.
August 29, 2013 - Skjöldebrand makes Sweden's final squad Forward
Jonathan Skjöldebrand has successfully shaken off an injury to become
the player that completes Sweden's 12-strong final squad for EuroBasket
2013, which was announced on Wednesday evening.
August 29, 2013 - Brno search for Swede taste of success BK
Imos Brno have added power forward Danielle Hamilton to the roster. Hot
on the heels of signing naturalised Swedish talent Ashley Key, Brno
have snapped up the 23-year-old who will join up with her national team
August 28, 2013 - Hapoel Jerusalem secures services of playmaker Rosen Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem signed point guard Zack Rosen to a two-year contract,
the club announced Wednesday. Rosen (1.85 meters, 24 years old) arrives
from fellow Israeli club Hapoel Unet Holon, for whom he averaged 5.6
points and 2 assists per game as a rookie last season.
August 28, 2013 - Saric honoured to live EuroBasket dream Dario
Saric, touted as one of the best young players in the world, is only
hours away from being named on Croatia's team for EuroBasket 2013 and,
consequently, fulfilling one of his childhood dreams.
August 28, 2013 - Lithuania need speed, Greece a coin Lithuania
and hosts Greece were victorious on the opening day of the Acropolis
tournament, which has been serving as a EuroBasket warm-up event for
three decades, but both teams are still seeking something else
August 28, 2013 - Bilbao Basket announces Jordan Williams Spanish
squad Bilbao Basket announced on Wednesday the addition of power
forward Jordan Williams for the next season. Williams (2.08 meters, 22
years old) didn't play in any teams last season as he only managed to
be in the preseason of the Atlanta Hawks.
August 28, 2013 - Great Britain trim Squad, Israel, Belgium worry Great
Britain have cut two players from their preliminary roster and reduced
their squad to 14 men. Israel and Belgium meanwhile are sweating over
the fitness of key players. Great Britain are already in Spain, where
they will face reigning European champions in warm-up games.
August 28, 2013 - Pallacanestro Cantu lands forward Jones Pallacanestro
Cantu made official the addition of forward Marcel Jones for the next
campaign, in which the team will participate in the Eurocup. Jones
(2.03 meters, 28 years old) played in New Zealand last season with the
Telecom Business Hub Jets.
August 27, 2013 - Bourges Coach handed Les Bleues reins Bourges
Basket play-caller Valerie Garnier is to once again follow in the
footsteps of Pierre Vincent after the French Basketball Federation
revealed she has been promoted to head coach of the senior national
August 27, 2013 - CCC Polkowice announce Aguilar U-turn Polish
champions CCC Polkowice have announced that Spanish veteran Elisa
Aguilar will not be joining them after all and have reacted by securing
the services of Lithuanian Ausra Bimbaite. Aguilar had inked a deal
earlier in the summer to play with Polkowice.
August 27, 2013 - Novi Zagreb show intent with Ivankovic Croatian
national team center Luca Ivankovic has agreed to a switch from Jolly
Sibenik to Novi Zagreb. The acquisition of Ivankovic is a real coup,
since she was the standout player in the Croatian League last season.
August 27, 2013 - Finland announce EuroBasket squad Finland
head coach Henrik Dettmann announced names of the 12 players that will
represent the Nordic nation at EuroBasket 2013. The Finnish tactician
opted to maintain the hard core of the team that turned heads in the
2011 edition of the show-piece European tournament. Read more here.
August 27, 2013 - PAOK Thessaloniki inks rookie playmaker Cooper PAOK
Thessaloniki will put the ball in the hands of a promising rookie guard
this season after announcing the signing of D.J. Cooper to a one-year
contract. Cooper spent the past four seasons at Ohio University, where
he enjoyed a record-setting career.
August 27, 2013 - Spain win in more than just a friendly Marc
Gasol received a Sergio Rodriguez pass down low, posted up Alexis
Ajinca and released a trademark hook-shot three seconds from the final
buzzer to give Spain an 85-84 lead over France on Monday night in
August 27, 2013 - Greece go big, let go of Vasileadis Greece
are set to announce a EuroBasket 2013 squad including just four players
below 2.03m of height, after Kostas Vasileiadis and Dimitris Katsivelis
were informed that they will not travel to Slovenia for the big event.
August 26, 2013 - Alba Berlin completes roster with Kendall Alba
Berlin completed its roster for the 2012-13 season with the signing of
veteran big man Levon Kendall. The contract is for one season with an
option for a second. Kendall is currently with the Canadian national
team preparing for the FIBA Americas Championships.
August 26, 2013 - Serbia win while playing waiting game In
announcing their final squad for EuroBasket 2013, Serbia face a
predicament different to most other teams affected by injuries, as
their plans are hampered by the insecurity of potential, rather than
August 26, 2013 - Russia down to 13 and still short Russia
decided to trim their preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013 to 13
players, but the decision on the final 12-man team that will travel to
Slovenia will have to wait until Thursday. Vasiliy Karasev will
announce the final roster after the team's test game against Ukraine.
August 26, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena announces Rochestie, Hunter In
a press conference held Monday in Siena, Montepaschi announced the
addition of Taylor Rochestie and Othello Hunter for the next season.
Rochestie (1.85 meters, 28 years old) is a point guard arriving from
Angelico Biella of the Italian League.
August 26, 2013 - Telekom Bonn brings back Gaffney Telekom
Baskets Bonn made official the comeback of forward Tony Gaffney for the
next season in which the German team will make its comeback to the
Eurocup. Gaffney (2.04 meters, 29 years old) arrives from the Spanish
August 26, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena inks sharpshooter English Perennial
Italian champion Montepaschi Siena announced the addition of signing of
swingman Kim English for the next season. English (1.98 meters, 25
years old) arrives from Detroit of the NBA, where he averaged 2.9
points in 41 games last season.
August 26, 2013 - Poland reduce squad to 12 players Poland
have stopped short of officially announcing names of the players that
will board the plane to Slovenia next week to represent country at
EuroBasket 2013, but a late Sunday decision by their head coach Dirk
Bauermann has now reduced their squad to just 12 players.
August 26, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena nabs rookie scorer Green Montepaschi
Siena found a young player with great scoring potential to replace the
2013 Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy winner. The Italian champion
signed rookie Erick Green to a one-year deal to step into the void
filled by Bobby Brown leaving.
August 26, 2013 - Acea Rome signs ace shooter Baron Acea
Rome signed Eurocup champ and ace sharpshooter Jimmy Baron for the
2013-14 season. Baron (1.91 meters, 27 years old) averaged 10.7 points
on 44.2% three-point shooting for Lokomotiv Kuban in 12 Eurocup games;
it was his first season in the competition.
August 26, 2013 - Romero heads All Tournament team Having
helped Spain deliver their first U18 European Championship Women title
in four years, Leticia Romero was given further reason to celebrate
after taking the Tournament MVP crown in Vukovar, Croatia.
August 26, 2013 - Spain Champions, land golden sweep Spain
sealed a stunning and historical golden summer after they climbed to
the top of the podium at the U18 European Championship Women after
seeing off neighbours France 60-46 in Vukovar. Leticia Romero finished
with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
August 26, 2013 - Estonia to meet Bulgaria in Final Estonia
overturned a six-point first-leg deficit in the semi-finals with a
79-61 win over Belarus at home on Sunday and will meet Bulgaria in the
final of the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round. Kristjan Kangur
led Estonia with a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double.
August 25, 2013 - Stankovic wins Serbian Bronze on buzzer There
was stomach-churning heartbreak for the Netherlands and unbridled joy
for Serbia as Dragana Stankovic sunk a last gasp basket to take her
team to a gripping 57-56 success and successive bronze medals at the
U18 European Championship Women.
August 25, 2013 - Slovenia announce EuroBasket squad Slovenia
head coach Bozidar Maljkovic announced on Sunday the 12-man squad that
will represent the host nation at EuroBasket 2013, which starts on 4
September. The Serbian coach of the hosts has opted for experience and
a proven track record in choosing his final squad.
August 25, 2013 - Bulgaria clinch final berth in style Bulgaria
have become the first team to reach the final of the EuroBasket 2015
1st Qualification Round, after registering a comfortable 87-67 victory
over Switzerland on the road on Sunday. Kaloyan Ivanov paved the way
for Bulgaria with a team-high 17 points.
August 25, 2013 - Russia roll to fifth place finish A
strong second half performance propelled Russia to a 65-56 victory
against Italy and into fifth place at the U18 European Championship
Women in Vukovar. Yana Degtyarskaya hit the late basket that moved
Russia into safety.
August 25, 2013 - Turkey sink Sweden, nail down seventh Turkey
finished their U18 European Championship Women campaign in Vukovar on
high note after overcoming Sweden with a strong second half run to
complete a 69-48 victory and take seventh place.
August 25, 2013 - Ambassadors presented EuroBasket medals The
Ambassadors of EuroBasket 2013 were presented the medals for EuroBasket
made by Zlatarna Celje, before the last preparation game of the
Slovenian national team. With its weight of 210 grams it gives the
highest acknowledgment for hard work and effort.
August 25, 2013 - Electrifying Spain fly into the Final Spain
will play France in the final of the U18 European Championship Women in
Vukovar after they demolished the Netherlands 80-41 in another awesome
and high-octane performance from tip to buzzer. Leticia Romero and
Maria Arrojo both impressed.
August 24, 2013 - France edge out Serbia in Semi classic France
will get to defend their U18 European Championship Women title in the
showpiece game after edging out Serbia 62-60 in an engrossing,
nerve-tingling and dramatic semi-final clash in Vukovar.
August 24, 2013 - Valanciunas gearing up for battle Amid
all the talk about the high-profile big men that will miss out at
EuroBasket 2013, fans tend to overlook the fact they will still be
treated in Slovenia to battles among several of the best centers in the
August 24, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga fortifies frontcourt with Caner-Medley Unicaja
Malaga added to its frontcourt by signing athletic power forward Nik
Caner-Medley, who made his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut last
season with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Caner-Medley averaged 4 points
and 2.9 rebounds in 24 Israeli League contests.
August 24, 2013 - Acea Rome nabs rookie rebounder Mbakwe Acea
Rome signed rookie center Trevor Mbakwe to provide a rebounding and
shot-blocking presence this season. Mbakwe (2.04 meters, 24 years old)
arrives from the University of Minnesota, where he spent the previous
August 24, 2013 - Legend takes coaching reins in Vilnius Kibirkstis-VICI
have opted to change coaching roles ahead of their inaugural EuroLeague
Women season by promoting the legendary Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene
into the hot-seat. It means Tadas Stankevicious will drop to assistant
and swap duties with Streimikyte-Virbickiene.
August 24, 2013 - Ratiopharm Ulm bolsters lineup with Mangano Ratiopharm
Ulm added to its frontline with the signing of Greg Mangano to a
short-term contract. The sides agreed to terms on an eight-week deal,
though Ulm retains an option to keep Mangano (2.08 meters, 24 years
old) for the season.
August 24, 2013 - Russia lose unlucky Vorontsevich Russia
have suffered one more important loss in their frontcourt ahead of
EuroBasket 2013, as medical exams confirmed on Saturday that Andrey
Vorontsevich will miss the tournament due to injury.
August 22, 2013 - Stellar spain sink Dutch with sixth win Spain
are yet to taste the disappointment of losing at the U18 European
Championship Women in Vukovar after maintaining their proud unbeaten
record with a 70-54 success against the Netherlands to finish first in
August 22, 2013 - Red-hot France show no sign of cooling France
cruised to a sixth successive win to finish top of Group F at the U18
European Championship Women in Vinkovci after making light work of
despatching Serbia with 63-52 victory. Marine Johannès had 13
points for France.
August 22, 2013 - Italy edge Greece, take fab fifth win With
their passport to the quarter-finals already in the pocket, Italy
shrugged off a poor start against Greece to squeeze out a 52-48 win and
collect a fifth win in six games at the U18 European Championship
August 22, 2013 - Relieved Turkey claim last quarter spot Turkey
breathed a huge sigh of relief as they eventually shrugged off a
never-say-die Croatia 57-51 to take the last remaining ticket for the
quarter-finals of the U18 European Championship Women in Vukovar.
August 22, 2013 - Sweden grind out prized last eight spot Sweden
relied on their rock solid and impressive defensive game to scrape
their way past Slovenia 45-39 and sneak into the quarter-finals of the
U18 European Championship Women in Vinkovci. Anna Lundquist matched the
13 points of Swedish teammate Emma Eriksson.
August 22, 2013 - Late collapse costly for Czechs The
Czech Republic had an ideal opportunity to enhance their chances of
making it to the quarter-finals of the U18 European Championship Women
but a disastrous final period resulted in a 60-48 reverse to Russia who
took a fourth-straight win.
August 21, 2013 - Trio of wins for Portugal A
thrilling 69-63 overtime success against the Slovak Republic handed
newcomers Portugal a third consecutive success at the U18 European
Championship Women in Vukovar, confirming them as Group G winners.
August 21, 2013 - Victorious England revel in 2nd success A
mere 24 hours after attaining their first ever win as a Division A
newcomer at the U18 European Championship Women, England followed up
their inaugural success with a second victory by seeing off Belarus
71-66 in Group G.
August 21, 2013 - Magical realism for Serbia, Italy MRI
scan of Luigi Datome's injury brought about the 'good news' the player
mentioned in his tweet, just hours after Italy's hopes at EuroBasket
2013 had suffered a huge blow with the confirmation that star center
Andrea Bargnani would not recover in time to join the team.
August 21, 2013 - Belgacom Spirou adds Mookie Watkins Belgacom
Spirou made official the addition of big man Darryl "Mookie" Watkins
for the next season. Watkins (2.11 meters, 29 years old) was champion
of Bulgaria last season with Lukoil Academic, where he averaged 12.0
points, 5.3 rebounds in 6 Eurocup games.
August 21, 2013 - Olympiacos lands more talent with Ioannis Papapetrou Olympiacos
Piraeus added some more young talent with the addition of Ioannis
Papapetrou for the next five seasons. Papapetrou (2.03 meters, 19 years
old) is a forward who arrives from the NCAA, as he played with Texas
for one season.
August 21, 2013 - Sweden reduce squad to 13 players Sweden
head coach Bradley Dean has made a final decision on 11 of the spots in
his team for EuroBasket 2013 and retains a further two players in the
squad as options for the last available place on the plane to Slovenia.
August 21, 2013 - Russia on a roll, reach Quarter-Finals A
super second half defensive performance by Russia helped nail down a
super 60-40 success against the previously unbeaten Netherlands at the
U18 European Championship Women, a result which carried them to a place
in the quarter-finals.
August 21, 2013 - Italy explode to march into last eight There
was joy for Italy at U18 European Championship Women after they punched
their ticket to the last eight as Cecelia Zandalasini and Antonia
Peresson catapulted them to a thrilling 64-62 win over Serbia who
tasted defeat for the first time.
August 21, 2013 - Lisec injects life into Slovenian hopes A
double-double by Eva Lisec breathed life into the U18 European
Championship Women quarter-final hopes of Slovenia as the frontcourt
star propelled her team to a 67-56 win against Greece in Group F.
August 20, 2013 - Czechs boost Quarter-Final prospects The
Czech Republic gave their chances of making the last eight of the U18
European Championship Women a big boost after they claimed their first
win of the second round by sinking home favourites Croatia 72-47 in
August 20, 2013 - France grind out win number five There's
no stopping defending champions France at the U18 European Championship
Women in Vinkovci after they racked up a fifth straight win with a
hard-fought 51-44 victory against Sweden. Sweden rallied in the last
few minutes, but could not bridge the gap.
August 20, 2013 - Pujol stars for still strolling Spain Spain
continue to leave a big impression on the U18 European Championship
Women after a stunning display by Ariadna Pujol helped them stroll past
Turkey with a scintillating 75-32 success in Group E.
August 20, 2013 - Italy without Bargnani, wait on Datome The
medical staff of the Italian Basketball Federation (FIP) confirmed on
Tuesday that center Andrea Bargnani will not recover from pneumonia in
time to play at EuroBasket 2013. Bad news for Italy, as Andrea Bargnani
will not suit up at EuroBasket 2013.
August 20, 2013 - Olympiacos plans for future with Agravanis Olympiacos
Piraeus picked up an important piece for the future by signing teenage
power forward Dimitrios Agravanis to a multi-year contract. Agravanis
is a product of the Maroussi Athens youth setup and made his
professional debut for the club three seasons ago.
August 20, 2013 - Polish machine tired of losing Marcin
Gortat, nicknamed the 'Polish machine', made two pledges to his
national team this summer and has already delivered on the first one,
to re-join the squad in preparations during last weekend's friendly
tournament in Antwerp.
August 20, 2013 - Belgium command respect For
several months after the EuroBasket 2013 Draw took place last autumn,
Belgium kept flying under the radar of pretty much every other team,
player or coach involved in Group A of the big event.
August 19, 2013 - Stellar Serbia stroll into last eight A
podium repeat looks more and more of a possibility for Serbia after
they racked up a fourth win in as many games at the U18 Championship
Women with a 69-46 success against Slovenia to seal a spot in the
August 19, 2013 - BCM Gravelines signs Lewis BCM
Gravelines Dunkerque bolstered its frontline by signing big man Marcus
Lewis, who arrives from Spanish club UCAM Murcia. Lewis (2.03 meters,
27 years old) averaged 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 33 Spanish
league games last season.
August 19, 2013 - Netherlands go four in a row The
Netherlands continue to roll on regardless at the U18 European
Championship Women in Vukovar after they shrugged off host nation
Croatia to record a 59-35 victory in Group E and remain unbeaten.
August 19, 2013 - CAI Zaragoza pens Tomas to three-year deal CAI
Zaragoza will have a former champ in its midst when it plays its first
Eurocup season following the signing of Pere Tomas to a three-year
deal. Tomas (2.02 meters, 23 years old) has played his entire career
with Joventut Badalona or its minor teams.
August 19, 2013 - Sweden slump to vibrant Italians A
disastrous second quarter proved fatal for Sweden as they opened up
their second round campaign at the U18 European Championship Women in
Vinkovci with a 72-49 loss to a vibrant Italy in Group F.
August 19, 2013 - Besiktas inks three-point marksman Lofton Besiktas
JK Istanbul signed guard Chris Lofton, who returns to the courts after
missing a season to recover from back surgery. Lofton signed to play
with Spanish club Lagun Aro GBC in the summer of 2012, but left the
club due to back issues before the season began.
August 19, 2013 - Russia keep composure, take down Turkey Russia
hit the ground running at the start of the second phase of the the U18
European Championship Women after showing the composure required in
crunch time to pull out a 76-68 Group E victory against Turkey.
August 19, 2013 - Lokomotiv Kuban announces Marcus Williams Lokomotiv
Kuban Krasnodar, announced the arrival of Marcus Williams for the
upcoming season. Williams arrives from Unicaja Malaga, where last
season he averaged 10.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 24
Turkish Airlines Euroleague games.
August 19, 2013 - Cedevita adds Nolan Smith Croatian
team Cedevita Zagreb announced the addition of point guard Nolan Smith
for the next season. Smith (1.88 meters, 25 years old) arrives from the
Portland Trail Blazers, where he played the last two seasons. He
averaged 2.8 points ni 40 appearances for 2012-13.
August 19, 2013 - Slovak Republic scythe down Belarus Slovak
Republic delivered their first win at the U18 European Championship
Women in Vukovar with real style as they claimed an impressive 81-60
Group G success over Belarus. Lucia Ondrejkova had 16 points, Lucia
Hadicova had 18 points and eight rebounds.
August 19, 2013 - Maccabi Haifa lands big man Kokia Maccabi
Bazan Haifa announced the addition of big man Uri Kokia for the next
two seasons, in what will be the comeback of the player to the team he
helped reach the Israeli first division in 2007-08. Kokia (2.02 meters,
32 years old) arrives from Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem.
August 19, 2013 - D-Day approaching for injury list players With
just over two weeks remaining until EuroBasket 2013 tips off, medical
staff around Europe are treating injured or ill players whose ability
to participate in the big tournament in Slovenia will be decided in the
August 19, 2013 - Novak impressed with organisation At
a press conference held before the final games at the U16 European
Championship Men in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, FIBA Europe Secretary
General Kamil Novak expressed his satisfaction with the tournament and
the country's preparations ahead of EuroBasket 2015.
August 19, 2013 - JSF Nanterre completes roster with Leslie JSF
Nanterre completed its roster by signing athletic swingman Travis
Leslie, who will make his European basketball debut with the French
champs. Leslie (1.93 meters, 23 years old) played for Santa Cruz in the
NBA D-League last season.
August 19, 2013 - MVP Peno leads All Tournament team Serbia
guard Stefan Peno was named MVP of the U16 European Championship Men
after leading his team to silver. Peno scored 10 points and 10 rebounds
in the final as his team lost out to Spain in overtime.
August 18, 2013 - Spain win it all in Kyiv Samuel
Rodriguez ran the full spectrum of emotions but ended up Spain's hero
as they edged out Serbia for gold in an overtime thriller at the U16
European Championship Men. Rodriguez missed two free throws with 2.8
seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.
August 18, 2013 - Greece overpower Italy for Bronze Greece
claimed bronze at the U16 European Championship as they rolled to a
straightforward victory over Italy. Bouncing back from their sole loss
in the tournament in the semi-final, Greece dominated in all aspects of
the game to overpower their opponents.
August 18, 2013 - France top Croatia for Fifth place France
shut down Croatia to snatch fifth place at the U16 European
Championship Men and the bonus prize of a ticket to next year's
expanded U17 World Championship. Stephane Gombauld had 15 points and
eight rebounds to lead France to victory.
August 17, 2013 - Crvendakic triple-double sinks Sweden In
a contest to determine pole position in Group C at the U18 European
Championship Women in Vukovar, it was Serbia who prevailed 58-44
against Sweden thanks to a sparkling triple-double effort from
August 17, 2013 - Serbia end Greece's run to reach final Serbia
will play for gold at the U16 European Championship Men after ending
Greece's unbeaten run in the tournament at the penultimate hurdle.
Milos Glisic had 17 points and seven rebounds while Vojislav Stojanovic
added 13 points as Serbia beat Greece.
August 17, 2013 - Italy deny Slovenia in thriller Italy
had to dodge a last second bullet to record an absorbing 59-58 win
against Slovenia at the U18 European Championship Women in Vinkovci to
nail down second place in Group D. Cecilia Zandalasini led Italy with
11 points, along with seven boards.
August 17, 2013 - France edge Germany for shot at fifth France
edged out Germany in a tense battle for a shot at fifth place in the
U16 European Championship Men. Stephane Gombauld scored 17 points and
Luc Loubaki had 14 as France held off Germany in a close fourth period.
August 17, 2013 - Dinamo Sassari pens playmaker Fernandez to deal Dinamo
Banco di Sardegna Sassari strengthened its backcourt with the signing
of young playmaker Juan Fernandez, who played his first professional
season last year with fellow Italian club Centrale del Latte Brescia.
August 17, 2013 - Iceland edge Romania Iceland
exited the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round with a win after
holding off Romania for a 77-71 home success on Friday. Jakob
Sigurdarson lead Iceland to a consolation victory on Friday night.
August 17, 2013 - Netherlands exit with a win An
early 16-0 run helped propel the Netherlands past Portugal 71-53 in the
final Group B game of the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round on
Friday. Worthy De Jong led the Netherlands on Friday with 17 points.
August 17, 2013 - Denmark drop out on a high Denmark
completed the double over winless Luxembourg with an 87-58 home win in
the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round on Friday. Center Nicolai
Iversen led Denmark with 17 points as the Danes took third place in
August 17, 2013 - JSF Nanterre tabs rookie forward Thomas French
champion JSF Nanterre signed rookie forward DeShaun Thomas, who will
make his professional debut in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague this
season. Thomas (2.01 meters, 21 years old) spent the past three seasons
playing at Ohio State University.
August 16, 2013 - Spain advance as Pujol and Romero shine Spain
eased their way into the second round of the U18 European Championship
Women in Vinkovci after Leticia Romero and Ariadna Pujol inspired a
71-62 Group B win against Russia. Leticia Romero combined with
Ariadna Pujol for 19 points for Spain.
August 16, 2013 - Serbia ride long balls into Semi-finals Serbia
eased into the semi-finals of the U16 European Championship Men as they
shot down Germany from beyond the arc. Stefan Peno led Serbia with 23
points, eight rebounds and nine assists while Milos Glisic scored 12
and Slobodan Jovanovic 10.
August 16, 2013 - Electric Lisec gets Slovenia rolling A
sublime performance from Eva Lisec paved the way for Slovenia to get
off the mark at the U18 European Championship Women as they rolled past
the Slovak Republic with a 63-41 win in Vukovar. Eva Lisec was
instrumental for Slovenia with 23 points and 11 boards.
August 16, 2013 - Spain end Croatian hopes in classic Spain
claimed a huge scalp as they ended the title hopes of Croatia in a
thrilling quarter-final at the U16 European Championship Men.
Lopez-Arosteguj led Spain with 21 points while Santiago Yusta scored
August 16, 2013 - Switzerland squeeze into Semis Switzerland
are through to the semi-finals of the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification
Round despite suffering a 97-96 overtime defeat in Austria on Friday.
Dusan Mladjan top-scored for Switzerland with 31 points, adding a
team-high eight rebounds.
August 16, 2013 - Panionios posts shot-blocking presence with Michel Panionios
Athens will have a serious presence in the paint following the signing
of Guy-Marc Michel. He remains in the Greek League after playing the
past two seasons for KAO Dramas. Michel averaged 8.3 points, 6 rebounds
per game last season.
August 16, 2013 - France, Serbia with reasons to smile France
edged out Serbia 78-74 on Thursday night in a warm-up game for
EuroBasket 2013 that went into overtime, but both winners and losers
had reasons to feel satisfied after the final buzzer.
August 16, 2013 - Maccabi Haifa adds Randle at forward Maccabi
Bazan Haifa signed forward Brian Randle for the coming season. Haifa
will be his fourth club in Israel. Randle split time last season
between Alba Berlin of Germany, with whom he made his Euroleague debut,
and Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel.
August 15, 2013 - England swept away by Russia on debut Having
gained promotion to the top flight for the first time last summer,
England endured a tough initiation at the U18 European Championship
Women after being swept aside 77-53 by Russia. Anna Shchetina paced
Russia with 16 points.
August 15, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga seals deal with Hettsheimeir Unicaja
Malaga announced on Thursday the addition of big man Rafa Hettsheimeir
for the next two seasons. Hettsheimeir (2.08 meters, 27 years old)
arrives from Spanish champ Real Madrid and will fill in for big man
Luka Zoric, who switched teams to Fenerbahce Ulker.
August 15, 2013 - Serbian star Crvendakic torments Greece Rising
star Aleksandra Crvendakic underlined her potential at the U18 European
Championship Women after producing a stand-out display to help Serbia
claim a 65-52 opening day win against Greece.
August 15, 2013 - Belgacom Spirou signs rookie shooter Gruszecki Belgacom
Spirou Charleroi signed promising shooting guard Karol Gruszecki, who
will make his professional debut with the club this season. Gruszecki
is from Poland, but has spent the past four seasons playing college
basketball in the United States.
August 15, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas picks up big man Palacios Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius padded its frontline by signing big man Juan Palacios for
the coming season. Palacios (2.04 meters, 28 years old) arrives from
JSF Nanterre, which he helped win the French League championship last
August 14, 2013 - Buducnost tabs big man Coleman Buducnost
Voli Podgorica bolstered its frontline with the signing of big man Will
Coleman, who arrives from Greek club Kavala. Coleman (2.06 meters, 24
years old) averaged 14.4 points on 63.2% shooting and 6.6 rebounds in
the Greek League last season.
August 14, 2013 - Italy storm back to beat Montenegro Italy
used a huge second half to put away Montenegro after finding themselves
trailing at half-time in their final Group F game at the U16 European
Championship Men. Andrea Pecchia led Italy with 13 points while Tommaso
Guariglia had 12 and Moretti 10.
August 14, 2013 - Alba Berlin brings Jagla back home Alba
Berlin made official on Wednesday the signing of big man Jan-Hendrik
Jagla for the next season, meaning that the player will be back to his
boyhood club 12 seasons after he made his debut with the team. Jagla
arrives from FC Bayern Munich.
August 14, 2013 - Croatia edge out Serbia, stay perfect Croatia
faced their stiffest examination yet but ground out win number six at
the U16 European Championship Men by beating Serbia. Ante Zizic poured
in 20 points while grabbing 18 rebounds, while Dragan Bender and Lovro
Mazalin each had 14 points.
August 14, 2013 - MVP Sipahi steps in for Arslan When
Kenan Sipahi led Turkey to the top of the podium at the U18 European
Championship on 28 July and earned tournament MVP honours, he probably
thought he was living the highlight of his summer.
August 14, 2013 - Germany hold off Russia for third Germany
dug deep at the finish to edge out Russia and secure third place in
Group E of the U16 European Championship Men. Leon Kratzer led Germany
with 19 points and 14 rebounds while Kiel had 16 and 12 boards, while
Freudenberg had 14 points.
August 14, 2013 - Poland top Latvia for third straight win Poland
battled past Latvia to make it three wins out of three in the
classification round at the U16 European Championship. Marcel Ponitka
fired Poland to victory with 18 points, Wiktor Sewiol and Jakub
Mijakowski added 14 each.
August 14, 2013 - New-look Spain earn time Reigning
European champions Spain edged out Poland 70-66 on Tuesday in their
first warm-up game ahead of EuroBasket 2013 and while they did not
achieve greatness, they got what they really need at this stage - time.
August 14, 2013 - Russia cut Balashov, good news for Serbia Russia
head coach Vasily Karasev is convinced of the future potential of
22-year-old Nikita Balashov, but not enough to include him to the
senior national team at this stage. Karasev announced that he has
decided to release Balashov from training camp.
August 14, 2013 - FC Barcelona announces Jacob Pullen FC
Barcelona announced the addition of point guard Jacob Pullen for the
next season. Pullen (1.85 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Virtus
Bologna, where last season he averaged 22.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.9
assists and 1.6 steals in 8 Italian League appearances.
August 14, 2013 - Bulgaria punch ticket to semi-finals Bulgaria
came back from 12 points down on Tuesday to edge out Iceland 81-79 on
the road, clinch top spot in Group A of the EuroBasket 2015 1st
Qualification Round and qualify to the semi-finals.
August 14, 2013 - Serbia overpower Italy, stay unbeaten Serbia
cruised past Italy to remain unbeaten at the U16 European Championship
Men. Milos Glisic scored 21 points with 14 rebounds as Serbia dominated
at both ends of the court. Filippo Testa and Tommaso Guariglia led
Italy with seven points each.
August 14, 2013 - Croatia too strong for France Croatia
passed another test of their title credentials in convincing fashion at
the U16 European Championship Men as they knocked off France in Group
F. Ante Zizic had 20 points and Nik Slavica and Lovro Mazalin 19 each.
August 14, 2013 - Callens final piece of Prague jigsaw ZVVZ
USK Prague have added the final piece of the jigsaw for the forthcoming
EuroLeague Women season with the addition of Belgian forward Evelien
Callens, who moves across the capital from VS Prague.
August 13, 2013 - Ukraine hold on to top Montenegro Ukraine
weathered a late Montenegro rally to get back to winning ways on home
soil at the U16 European Championship Men. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk filled
up the box score with 31 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and five
August 13, 2013 - Slovaks take revenge, eliminate Hungary The
Slovak Republic avenged their heavy 32-point away loss to Hungary on
the opening day of the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round by
registering a crucially important 79-67 victory at home on Tuesday.
August 13, 2013 - Artland Dragons completes roster with Thomas The
Artland Dragons announced the completion of its roster with the
addition of Brandon Thomas for the next season. Thomas (1.98 meters, 29
years old) arrives from FC Bayern Munich where he played 40 games
averaging 9.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
August 13, 2013 - Real Madrid, Marcus Slaughter together until 2014 Spanish
champ Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that big man Marcus Slaughter
will stay with the team for one more season. Slaughter (2.04 meters, 28
years old) was one of the main pillars last season, in which Real
Madrid won the Spanish League.
August 13, 2013 - Brose Baskets makes Rakim Sanders official German
champs Brose Baskets Bamberg announced on Wednesday the addition of
guard Rakim Sanders for the next two seasons. Sanders (1.93 meters, 24
years old) arrives from Israel where last season he played with Galil
August 13, 2013 - Gechevski joins F.Y.R of Macedonia camp F.Y.R
of Macedonia have successfully completed reuniting the surprise package
that reached the semi-finals of EuroBasket 2011, as on Monday veteran
Todor Gechevski joined the training camp for September's EuroBasket.
August 13, 2013 - Croatia crush Montenegro with 100 points Croatia
underlined their status as one of the tournament favourites by making
it into triple-figures against an overwhelmed Montenegro team as they
got their second round campaign under way in style at the U16 European
August 13, 2013 - Turkey turnaround sinks Russia Turkey
rolled to a fourth straight win at the U16 European Championship Men as
they found their scoring touch in the second half to get by Russia in
Group E. Furkan Korkmaz led Turkey with 22 points, five steals and five
August 13, 2013 - Artland Dragons land veteran guard Graves Artland
Dragons Quakenbruck signed veteran guard Antonio Graves, bringing him
back to the Eurocup after two seasons away. He last played the
competition in the 2010-11 season with Banvit BK, for whom he averaged
10.2 points in five games.
August 12, 2013 - Italy rally to stun France Italy
recorded another impressive victory at the U16 European Championship
Men as they scored the final six points of the game to knock off France
63-60 and begin their second round campaign with a win. Davide Moretti
led Italy with 17 points.
August 12, 2013 - Serbia rout Ukraine, stay perfect Serbia
taught hosts Ukraine another tough lesson as they extended their own
unbeaten start at the U16 European Championship Men to four in
convincing fashion. Vojislav Stojanovic, Vanja Markinovic, Milos Glisic
and Aleksandr Aranitovic each collected 12 points.
August 12, 2013 - Nizhny Novgorod inks rookie Brandon Paul Nizhny
Novgorod hopes to have found a diamond in the rough with the signing of
shooting guard Brandon Paul. The rookie will make his professional
debut in Russia after spending four seasons at the University of
August 12, 2013 - Kalev Cramo inks Moldoveanu at forward Kalev
Cramo announced the signing of Romanian forward Vlad Moldoveanu on
Monday to a one-year contract. Moldoveanu (2.05 meters, 25 years old)
returns to the Eurocup after a one-year hiatus. He made his
professional debut with Benetton Treviso.
August 12, 2013 - Budivelnik Kiev lands scorer Ahearn Turkish
Airlines Euroleague newcomer Budivelnik Kiev signed combo guard Blake
Ahearn, who has a shot to become the club’s go-to scorer. Ahearn (1.88
meters, 29 years old) is a well-traveled scorer, who has displayed his
talents on three continents.
August 12, 2013 - France announce EuroBasket squad Vincent
Collet has announced the 12-man squad that will board the plane to
Slovenia for EuroBasket 2013. Youngsters Evan Fournier and Leo
Westermann, as well as forward/center Kim Tillie are the three players
to have been left out of the final French squad.
August 12, 2013 - Short-handed trio show early promise Italy,
Greece and Serbia were all competing in friendly tournaments without
key players at the weekend, but overcame absences admirably and gave
their fans reasons to smile, 24 days before EuroBasket 2013 tips off.
August 12, 2013 - Strasbourg adds Kevin Murphy French
champ Strasbourg announced the addition of guard Kevin Murphy for the
next campaign. Murphy (1.98 meters, 23 years old) arrives from the Utah
Jazz of the NBA, where last season he had a minor role in two stints.
August 12, 2013 - Zalgiris Kaunas plans present, future Zalgiris
Kaunas made official roster moves revolving around four players this
past weekend. For starters, the club announced the renewal with big man
Robertas Javtokas (2.11 meters, 33 years old) for two more seasons.
August 12, 2013 - Eriksson hoping Sweden can sizzle Having
played last summer at the U18 European Championship for Women when
Sweden failed to reach the quarter-finals, Emma Eriksson is hoping for
an improvement when the team step out in this years' event in Croatia.
August 12, 2013 - Salvadores heads All Tournament team Angela
Salvadores capped another impressive U16 European Championship Women by
being awarded the MVP trophy. She leads players from five different
countries on the All Tournament Team.
August 11, 2013 - Gold for Spain! Spain
survived a great effort from the Czech Republic to take their third
successive gold medal with a 54-49 win in the U16 European Championship
Women final. Angela Salvadores delivered another classy performance,
being named MVP of the tournament.
August 11, 2013 - Hungary celebrate historic Bronze Hungary
survived a late push from Italy to take a 62-55 victory in the bronze
medal match at the U16 European Championship Women, claiming their
first medal in 37 years. Debora Dubei came up big for Hungary to help
her team clinch bronze.
August 11, 2013 - U16 European Championship Women 2013, Final Preview: Spain vs. Czech Republic The
Czech Republic are looking for their first U16 European Championship
Women title. Defending champions Spain are eyeing a third successive
gold. Who will triumph in Albena on Sunday evening?
August 11, 2013 - U16 European Championship Women 2013, Bronze Medal preview: Hungary vs. Italy In
their second round match at the U16 European Championship Women on
Wednesday, Hungary dismantled Italy with a strong fourth-quarter
display. Now that a first medal in 37 years at this level is the prize,
can they repeat the feat?
August 11, 2013 - Italy blow out Ukraine to advance Italy
stunned Ukraine with an early scoring burst and never looked back as
they made sure of their place in the second round of the U16 European
Championship Men at the expense of Latvia. Davide Moretti led Italy
with 24 points and seven rebounds.
August 11, 2013 - France rout Poland to go through France
secured second place in Group C of U16 European Championship Men as
they condemned Poland to classification round with a comprehensive
defeat. France took control early and never let go of their
stranglehold on the game against an overwhelmed Polish team.
August 11, 2013 - Serbia stay perfect, top Group C Milos
Glisic poured in 26 points as Serbia ground down Montenegro in Group C
of the U16 European Championship Men. Serbia led almost all of the way
and although Montenegro did their best to keep it close Serbia always
looked as though they had another gear should it be needed.
August 11, 2013 - Turkey top Lithuania to stay perfect Turkey
overwhelmed Lithuania in the final quarter to ensure they completed
their Group B campaign unbeaten at the U16 European Championship Men
with an 82-67 win. Furkan Korkmaz finished with 29 points while Ercan
Bayrak had 13 and Baris Ulker 12.
August 10, 2013 - Czechs pull away to make Final The
Czech Republic will take on Spain in the U16 European Championship
Women final on Sunday after pulling away in the fourth quarter to take
a 73-54 semi-final win over Italy. Julia Reisingerová came up big
August 10, 2013 - Spain hold off Hungary to reach Final Debora
Dubei's shot in the dying seconds fell short and Spain escaped with a
50-49 win over Hungary in the U16 European Championship Women
semi-final. Angela Salvadores delivered another clutch performance to
carry Spain to victory.
August 10, 2013 - Pan brilliance stuns Russia Francesca
Pan made a series of huge plays to lead Italy to a stunning 61-55
semi-final win over Russia in the U16 European Championship Women.
Every time Russia threatened, Francesca Pan had the answer, with three
huge three-pointers in the second half.
August 10, 2013 - Buducnost VOLI nabs playmaker Capin Buducnost
Voli will have a veteran presence at point guard this season following
the signing of Aleksandar Capin, who returns to the Eurocup. Capin has
played parts of eight seasons in either the Euroleague or the Eurocup
with six different teams.
August 10, 2013 - Czechs hold nerve to claim victory Czech
Republic survived second-half fightback to hold off Latvia and take a
66-56 win for a place in U16 European Championship Women semi-finals.
Czech team began brightly, an 11-1 run in the first quarter
establishing an advantage which they held on to for entire match.
August 10, 2013 - Budivelnik brings in playmaker Strelnieks Budivelnik
Kiev added another young talent to the mix by signing point guard Janis
Strelnieks, whom the club faced last season in the Eurocup
quarterfinals. Strelnieks averaged 5.9 points and 3.4 assists per game
in the Eurocup last season with Spartak St. Petersburg.
August 10, 2013 - Dominant Hungary make history Hungary
overwhelmed Croatia with a strong first half performance to take a
75-50 win and reach the U16 European Championship Women semi-finals
stage for the first time since 1976. Eniko Kuttor destroyed Croatia on
August 10, 2013 - Stelmet Zielona Gora lands scorer Oliver Stelmet
Zielona Gora added some scoring punch to its backcourt by signing
Adrian Oliver. The shooting guard returns to Europe after playing
briefly in Greece for Aris Thesaloniki two years ago. Oliver was an
elite scorer at San Jose State University.
August 9, 2013 - Spain survive battle with France Spain
withstood a fantastic effort from France to take a 48-43 victory in the
first U16 European Championship Women quarter-final. Maria Conde and
Spain remain undefeated, successfully continuing their title defence.
August 9, 2013 - Cedevita signs long-term deal with rookie Baltic Cedevita
Zagreb has announced the signing of rookie big man Ivo Baltic to a
four-year deal. Baltic (2.06 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Ohio
University, where he spent the past four seasons. He averaged 7 points,
5 rebounds, 2.1 assists as a senior last season.
August 9, 2013 - Stelmet Zielona Gora adds Aussie Olympian Barlow Polish
champion Stelmet Zielona Gora further strengthened its roster by
signing Australian forward David Barlow, who arrives from Spanish club
UCAM Murcia. The contract is for two seasons. Barlow averaged 6.5
points and 4.4 rebounds in 33 Spanish League games last season.
August 9, 2013 - VEF Riga announced Gani Lawal Latvian
champ VEF Riga made official on Friday the acquisition of big man Gani
Lawal for the next season. Lawal (2.05 meters, 25 years old) arrives
from Virtus Roma of Italy, where last season he averaged 13.7 points.
August 9, 2013 - Latvia beat Russia "without euphoria" Latvia
suffocated Russia on defence and registered a 72-52 win over their
famed opponents in the first of two warm-up games between the two sides
ahead of EuroBasket 2013, in Riga on Thursday night.
August 9, 2013 - Croatia breath relief after Saric scare Croatia
breathed a collective sigh of relief as good news came in pairs for
national team, after some disappointing events previous day. On
Tuesday, Croatia suffered a 74-70 loss to F.Y.R of Macedonia and to
make things worse, Dario Saric picked up an ankle injury.
August 9, 2013 - Brno find key, Novi Zagreb ink Dabovic BK
Imos Brno have given the chance for naturalised Swedish small forward
Ashley Key to make her EuroLeague Women debut next season, whilst Novi
Zagreb have handed veteran guard Milica Dabovic a route back into the
August 9, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani announces Curtis Jerrells Italian
squad EA7 Emporio Armani Milan continued with the flurry of signings
this week with the addition of Curtis Jerrells on Thursday. Jerrells
(1.85 meters, 26 years old) is a point guard who arrives from Besiktas
August 9, 2013 - Strasbourg brings in Abromaitis French
champ Strasbourg kept on filling its roster on Thursday with the
addition of forward Tim Abromaitis for the next season. Abromaitis
arrives from Asvel Villeurbanne where last season he played 35 French
League games averaging 8.3 points.
August 9, 2013 - Hapoel Jerusalem cooks up deal with Kitchen Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem strengthened its attack by signing guard Derwin
Kitchen, who starred in the Israeli League two seasons ago. Last year
Kitchen (1.93 meters, 27 years old) made his Turkish Airlines
Euroleague debut with Panathinaikos Athens.
August 9, 2013 - Asvel Villeurbanne announces Pierre Jackson Asvel
Villeurbanne of France announced the addition of point guard Pierre
Jackson for the upcoming season. Jackson (1.78 meters, 23 years old)
will make his professional debut with Asvel. He arrives from Baylor
University, where he averaged 19.6 points.
August 9, 2013 - Telekom Baskets Bonn rounds roster with Brooks, Jordan Telekom
Baskets Bonn is getting ready for its comeback to the Eurocup with two
new summer moves: the addition of Ryan Brooks and the re-signing of
Jared Jordan. Brooks (1.93 meters, 25 years old) is a guard arriving
from the Giessen 46ers.
August 9, 2013 - Panionios Athens makes official the addition of McCollum Panionios
Athens announced on Thursday the signing of point guard Errick McCollum
for the next season. McCollum (1.85 meters, 25 years old) arrives from
another Greek team, Apollon Patras, where last season he averaged 15.1
August 9, 2013 - Asvel Villeurbanne inks forward Keselj Asvel
Villeurbanne bolstered its lineup with the addition of former
Euroleague champion Marko Keselj. The forward remains in France after
finishing last season with Le Mans. Keselj (2.08 meters, 25 years old)
started the season with Valencia Basket in Spain.
August 9, 2013 - Belgacom Spirou signs Clark to two-year deal Belgacom
Spirou Charleroi signed promising guard Jason Clark to a two-year deal.
Clark (1.88 meters, 23 years old) will start the season on the
sidelines as he recovers from an Achilles tendon injury suffered last
season when he played for fellow Belgian club Okapi Aalstar.
August 9, 2013 - Unics Kazan lands Harangody at forward Unics
Kazan fortified its roster by signing forward Luke Harangody for the
coming season. Harangody will make his European debut with the Russian
club. He averaged 19.9 points and 11.8 rebounds for Fort Wayne of the
NBA D-League last season.
August 9, 2013 - PAOK BC adds Euroleague champ Giorgos Bogris Greek
squad PAOK BC made official the agreement with big man Giorgos Bogris
for the next season. Bogris (2.13 meters, 24 years old) arrives from
Panionios, where last season he averaged 5.2 points and 2.3 in 5
Eurocup regular season games.
August 9, 2013 - Hapoel Jerusalem picks up Dupree Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem added to its lineup by signing forward Ronald Dupree
to a two-year deal. Dupree (2.01 meters, 32 years old) returns to the
Eurocup for the first time since the 2009-10 season when he averaged
9.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in five games for Telekom Bonn.
August 9, 2013 - Union Olimpija lands vet Nebojsa Joksimovic Union
Olimpija reinforced its roster for the 2013-14 with the addition of
small forward Nebojsa Joksimovic for one year. Joksimovic (1.93 meters,
32 years old) arrives from BC Igokea Aleksandrovac where last season he
averaged 6.9 points.
August 8, 2013 - Dutch hold on for vital win at Portugal The
Netherlands took a giant step towards the semi-finals of the EuroBasket
2015 1st Qualification Round on Wednesday by emerging victorious 59-57
against Portugal on the road. Robin Smeulders torched Portugal for19
points and 7 rebounds.
August 8, 2013 - Swiss edge out Austria to lead solo Switzerland
prevailed 69-63 over Austria in a tight clash at home on Wednesday to
stay as the only undefeated side in Group C of the EuroBasket 2015 1st
Qualification Round after the first three days of action.
August 8, 2013 - Ostend completes roster with rookie center Berggren Telenet
Ostend shored up its frontline by signing rookie center Jared Berggren
to a two-year contract. Berggren (2.08 meters, 23 years old) will make
his professional debut with the Belgian champion after spending five
years at the University of Wisconsin.
August 8, 2013 - Iceland take first win at Romania Iceland
defeated Romania 72-64 on the road on Wednesday to pick up their first
win in Group A of the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round and leave
their hosts with minimal chances in the race for top spot in the group.
August 8, 2013 - Latvia hang on to eliminate Greece The
Strautmane sisters were at it again, blocking Evgenia Kollatou's final
two shots to confirm Latvia's place in the quarter-finals with a 56-55
win over Greece in the last Group E match of the U16 European
August 8, 2013 - Slovak Republic out-gun Belarus The
Slovak Republic finished strong on Wednesday to prevail 97-85 over
Belarus at home and claim their first victory in Group D of the
EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round. Michal Batka paved the way for
Slovakia with 27 points,
August 8, 2013 - CAI Zaragoza anchors frontcourt with Euroleague champ Shermadini CAI
Zaragoza found an anchor for its frontline by signing Giorgi
Shermadini, who won his second Euroleague title last season with
Olympiacos Piraeus. Shermadini (2.16 meters, 24 years old) split last
season between Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and Olympiacos.
August 7, 2013 - Clutch plays earn win for Spain In
a match between the tournament's last two undefeated teams, Spain made
big shots down the stretch to take a 68-61 win over Russia and secure
top spot in Group E of the U16 European Championship Women.
August 7, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga adds Suarez at forward Unicaja
Malaga has come to terms with veteran small forward Carlos Suarez on a
deal for the coming season with an option for the 2014-15 campaign.
Suarez (2.02 meters, 27 years old) has spent the past three seasons
with Real Madrid.
August 7, 2013 - Croatia win to eliminate Turkey Croatia
secured third spot in the U16 European Championship Women Group E as
they held off a spirited Turkey side to take a 66-59 victory. Iva
Slonjsak delivered an outstanding performance, collecting 26 points,
nine rebounds and five assists.
August 7, 2013 - BC Khimki inks Popovic to two-year deal BC
Khimki Moscow Region announced Wednesday that veteran guard Marko
Popovic signed a two-year deal with the club. Popovic (1.85 meters, 31
years old), the 2011 Eurocup Final MVP, arrives from Zalgiris Kaunas.
August 7, 2013 - Pops pulls out of Great Britain, Serbia cut Musli The
hopes of Great Britain to follow up on the London Olympics with a
successful EuroBasket 2013 campaign had already been severely weakened
in July, when it was confirmed that neither of Luol Deng or Joel
Freeland will board the plane to Slovenia.
August 7, 2013 - Italy sweat over Bargnani health Italy
are playing their first friendly game on Wednesday night, in Trento
against Georgia, but on Tuesday they learnt that neither Andrea
Bargnani nor Achille Polonara will be taking to the court.
August 7, 2013 - Belgacom Spirou brings back fan favorite Mallet Belgian
squad Belgacom Spirou announced on Wednesday the comeback to the team
of one of the fan favorites in Charleroi, point guard Demond Mallet.
Last season, Mallet (1.86 meters, 35 years old) played in Germany with
the Artland Dragons.
August 7, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan inks Toure at point EA7
Emporio Armani Milan announced on Wednesday the addition of point guard
Mohamed Toure for the upcoming campaign, which will culminate with the
Final Four event in the Italian city. Toure (1.90 meters, 21 years old)
arrives from Paffoni Omegna of the Italian third division.
August 7, 2013 - Panathinaikos Athens brings back triple champ Batiste A
familiar face was confirmed to return to Athens on Wednesday as power
forward Mike Batiste will re-join Panathinaikos for the next season.
Batiste (2.03 meters, 36 years old) arrives from Fenerbahce Ulker,
where he went last season.
August 7, 2013 - Real Madrid to play in Beijing on October 11 Real
Madrid will become the latest Turkish Airlines Euroleague team to visit
China when it faces the Beijing Ducks for an exhibition game on Friday,
October 11 in Beijing. Madrid, the 2013 Euroleague runner-up, will
spend several days in the Chinese capital.
August 7, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani inks big man Wallace EA7
Emporio Armani Milano made another step ahead on the way to complete
its roster for the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign on
Tuesday by inking big man CJ Wallace (2.06 meters, 31 years old), who
arrives from FC Barcelona.
August 7, 2013 - Maccabi Electra brings home point man Naimy Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv continued fortifying its roster by bringing point
guard Yuval Naimy home to Israel with a three-year contract, the team
announced Tuesday. Naimy (1.88 meters, 28 years old) had spent his
entire career in Israel until last season.
August 7, 2013 - Montenegro lose Pekovic and a dream It
was a fascinating prospect while it lasted, but Montenegro will not
line up with a twin tower formation that would be the envy of Europe -
and the biggest part of the world - at EuroBasket 2013.
August 7, 2013 - Latvia look at U20 team, call up Berzins There
have been a number of changes to the Latvian preliminary squad for
EuroBasket 2013 since head coach Ainars Bagatskis announced it in
mid-June, with the latest addition and cuts coming on Tuesday.
August 7, 2013 - Todorovic, Teodosic updates Montenegro
forward/center Marko Todorovic has categorically refuted rumours that
he will miss EuroBasket 2013 due to injury; Serbia's doctor is
satisfied with the rehabilitation of star point guard Milos Teodosic.
August 7, 2013 - SIG Strasbourg keeps Ajinca French
squad SIG Strasbourg announced on Tuesday a contract extension with big
man Alexis Ajinca for another season. Ajinca (2.15 meters, 25 years
old) averaged 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks last season with
the team in 37 French League games.
August 6, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas adds floor general Cook Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius announced on Tuesday the addition of point guard Omar
Cook for the upcoming campaign, which will start with the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds for the team, in its own city.
Cook arrives from Laboral Kutxa Vitoria.
August 6, 2013 - Khimik signs forward Konev Khimik
Yuzhne signed forward Vladimir Konev for the coming season, the club
announced Monday. Konev (2.01 meters, 24 years old) arrives from fellow
Ukrainian club Kryvbasbasket, for whom he averaged 5.1 points and 4.5
rebounds last season.
August 6, 2013 - Croatia win a thriller The
evening game in Albena saw Croatia come out on top 55-44 in a thrilling
Group E match with Latvia at the U16 European Championship Women. Iva
Slonjsak was the driving force for Croatia on Monday night.
August 6, 2013 - Besiktas lands Aussie rookie Broekhoff Besiktas
JK Istanbul signed rookie forward Ryan Broekhoff to a multi-year deal.
Broekhoff (2.01 meters, 22 years old) will begin his professional
career with the Turkish club after playing four seasons of college
basketball at Valparaiso University.
August 6, 2013 - Hungary dominate against Belgium Hungary
used their size and speed to grab a crucial win in Group F of the U16
European Championship Women with an 81-50 victory over Belgium. Kuttor
ended with a game-high 20 points, adding 10 rebounds too.
August 6, 2013 - Brose Baskets bags former Rising Star Velickovic Former
Euroleague Rising Star Award winner Novica Velickovic will resume his
Euroleague career in Germany after signing with Brose Baskets Bamberg
for the coming season. Velickovic (2.05 meters, 26 years old) arrives
from KK Mega Vizura in his native Serbia.
August 5, 2013 - Czech defense stifles Dutch The
Czech Republic used a fantastic start to put the Netherlands away early
and earn a 68-49 win in Group F of the U16 European Championship Women.
Tereza Sipova and Julia Reisingerova each had 12 points and six
August 5, 2013 - Swedish squad begins to take shape Sweden's
squad for EuroBasket 2013 inched closer to its final form, with two new
arrivals and three cuts, all five moves involving perimeter players.
Coach Bradley Dean has released veteran point guard Olivier Ilunga,
shooting guard Martin Pahlmblad and Jonathan Person.
August 5, 2013 - France fight back falls short Despite
leading from start to finish, Italy were given a late scare by a
battling French team in their 63-57 Group F win in the U16 European
Championship Women. Francesca Pan paved the way for Italy with 19
August 5, 2013 - Intercontinental Cup of clubs re-launched FIBA,
FIBA Americas and Euroleague Basketball are pleased to announce the
return of the Intercontinental Cup as 2013 FIBA Americas League
champions Pinheiros Sky of Sao Paulo from Brazil will face 2013 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague champions Olympiacos Piraeus.
August 5, 2013 - Karasev confirmed, Bykov out There
has been a change in the composition of the Russian national team's
coaching staff, but it does not affect coach Vasily Karasev. Boss of BC
Triumph has now received the full backing of the executive committee of
the Russian Basketball Federation.
August 5, 2013 - Artland Dragons announce Lawrence Hill German
squad Artland Dragons announced Monday the addition of forward Lawrence
Hill for the next season. Hill (2.03 meters, 26 years old) arrives from
Israel, where last season he played for Hapoel Holon. In 27 games, he
averaged 12.8 points..
August 5, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani lands Angelo Gigli EA7
Emporio Armani Milan announced the arrival of Italian vet Angelo Gigli
for the next two seasons. Gigli (2.09 meters, 30 years old) arrives
from Virtus Bologna of the Italian League where last season he averaged
10.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 28 games.
August 5, 2013 - Artland Dragons add size with Frease German
side Artland Dragons officially announced the addition of Kenny Frease
for the next season. Frease (2.13 meters, 24 years old) arrives from
another German team, Walter Tigers Tuebingen, where last season he
averaged 11.0 points in 34 German League games.
August 5, 2013 - Cedevita Zagreb signs Ante Delas Croatian
side Cedevita Zagreb announced the addition of combo guard Ante Delas
for the next three seasons. Delas (2.00 meters, 25 years old) arrives
from BC Zadar where last season he averaged 6.2 points, 2.6 rebounds
and 1.7 assists in over 24 Adriatic League games.
August 5, 2013 - Smiles for Slovenia, alarms for Turkey On
Sunday, exactly one month before EuroBasket 2013 tips off, hosts
Slovenia emerged victorious in the Lasko Group tournament in Celje
ahead of Serbia, Latvia and Turkey, with the latter losing all three of
August 5, 2013 - Union Olimpija brings in Cedric Jackson BC
Union Olimpija Ljubljana signed a one-year contract with point guard
Cedric Jackson who arrives from the New Zealand Breakers of the
Australian League. Jackson (1.91 meters, 27 years old) was voted MVP of
the Australian League in the past season.
August 5, 2013 - Telenet Ostend tabs teenage star Ponitka Telenet
Ostend moved quickly to replace Belgian League MVP Matt Lojeski by
signing teenage star Mateusz Ponitka from Asseco Prokom of Poland. The
sides agreed to a two-year contract. Ponitka comes off a splendid
Euroleague debut season in which he averaged 8.8 points.
August 5, 2013 - Experience vital for player development For
some of players at U16 European Championship Women in Bulgaria, this is
their first continental tournament. But even at this young age, some
players have seen it all before. There are times when a player's talent
and size demand inclusion in squad from an even earlier age.
August 5, 2013 - France win 1st friendly A
gutsy Finland pushed France to their limits on Friday in Pau, during
the first friendly game of Les Bleus in preparation for EuroBasket 2013
and held a 52-44 lead at the half-time interval. Boris Diaw paved the
way to a 101-93 victory with an all-round display of 14 points.
August 5, 2013 - Portugal off to winning start at Estonia Portugal
managed to withhold a ferocious late assault by their hosts Estonia on
Sunday and escape with a 72-66 victory from their opening game in
EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round Group B.
August 5, 2013 - Swiss cruise to second Victory Switzerland
did their homework early at Luxembourg and return home with a 75-57
victory to set up a crucial clash with fellow unbeaten side Austria in
Group C of the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round.
August 5, 2013 - Austria hold off Denmark for road win Austria
held on for an 80-72 win at Denmark on Sunday, their second victory in
as many games in Group C of the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification
Round. Rasid Mahalbasic was Austria's top scorer with 23 points, adding
August 5, 2013 - Bulgaria make it two of two Bulgaria
have seized control of Group A in the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification
Round with a powerful display against Iceland at home that secured them
an 88-59 triumph, their second in as many games.
August 4, 2013 - Latvia take second place in Group B Both
teams struggled offensively, but Latvia were able to make enough shots
count to take a 51-26 win and claim second place over Turkey in Group B
of the U16 European Championship Women.
August 4, 2013 - FC Barcelona adds big producer in Lampe One
of the top-performing big men in the competition is changing Turkish
Airlines Euroleague teams with the announcement Saturday that FC
Barcelona has signed Maciej Lampe for the next three seasons.
August 4, 2013 - Slovaks eliminated as Czechs progress The
Czech Republic were too strong for neighbours Slovak Republic, taking a
65-44 Group D win in the U16 European Championship Women. The Czech
Republic's Julia Reisingerova (16 points, 9 rebounds) was giving the
Slovakian team big problems on both ends.
August 4, 2013 - Radnicki inked Marinovic Two
things were important for Radnicki at the beginning of July: to get the
ABA League wild-card and a place in Eurocup. Now it is time to form a
team and the first, who was signed is point-guard Marko Marinovic (183,
August 3, 2013 - Second-half surge in Italian win Italy
overcame Lithuania's defense to pull clear and remain unbeaten with a
57-35 Group C win in the U16 European Championship Women. Mariella
Santucci led the charge for Italy with a game-high 17 points.
August 3, 2013 - Cedevita follows its plans by signing Mazalin Stressing
that the rejuvenation of the team will be its main goal Cedevita did
its first step by signing the 16-year-old Lovro Mazalin, who should get
a place in the senior team in the upcoming months. Mazalin already
played for Cibona seniors last season.
August 3, 2013 - Russian power overwhelms Sweden Russia
completed their Group B campaign with a 67-56 victory over Sweden in
the U16 European Championship Women. The fate of both teams had already
been decided before this match, with Russia's two wins guaranteeing
they would top the group.
August 3, 2013 - Buva joined Siroki WWin After
it was confirmed that Siroki Wwin will received of the wild-cards for
the new ABA League season the club started to form the new team. The
first newcomer is the Croatian center Ivan Buva (208, 22), who was
until later under the contract with Cedevita.
August 3, 2013 - Zalgiris, Pocius are together again Lithuanian
champion Zalgiris Kaunas and swingman Marty Pocius are together again
after the sides agreed on a new contract. The deal is for one season
with an option on the 2014-15 season. Pocius spent two seasons between
2009 and 2011 with Zalgiris.
August 3, 2013 - Valencia Basket announces power Romain Sato Spanish
club Valencia Basket added some top experience to its roster on Friday
by adding swingman Romain Sato for the next season. Sato arrives from
Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey, where last season he played 23 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague games averaging 7.3 points.
August 3, 2013 - Turkey take vital win, eliminate Sweden Sweden
became the first team to be eliminated from the U16 European
Championship Women as Turkey grabbed a 68-61 win in their Group B
encounter. Turkey began game with a 6-0 run but teams were soon locked
together as Sweden started to pressure their opponents.
August 3, 2013 - Bayern Munich brings in low-post threat Thompson Turkish
Airlines Euroleague debutant Bayern Munich added a low-post threat to
its attack with the signing of Deon Thompson. The power forward arrives
from fellow German team Alba Berlin. Thompson averaged 12 points in 23
Euroleague games last season.
August 3, 2013 - Italy hold their nerve to beat Dutch Italy
sealed their place in the second round of the U16 European Championship
Women with a hard-fought 60-56 win over the Netherlands in Group C.
Mariella Santucci scored 16 points, had 4 steals.
August 2, 2013 - VEF Riga extends Janis Berzins Latvian
champs VEF Riga made official another move in order to get ready for
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague qualifying Rounds and it is none other
than a three-year extension to young talent Janis Berzins (2.01 meters,
20 years old).
August 2, 2013 - Russia crush Latvia Russia's
impressive start to the U16 European Championship Women continued with
a 90-39 victory over Group B rivals Latvia. Latvia recorded an
impressive victory in their first game against Sweden, but the Russian
team always threatened to be a stronger opponent.
August 2, 2013 - Benda unlucky, Gortat optimistic The
Czech Republic are considered by many as the outsiders in EuroBasket
2013 Group C, but coach Pavel Budinsky was satisfied to have all
eligible players at his disposal, from young stars Jan Vesely and Tomas
Satoransky to old-timers Jiri Welsch and Lubos Barton.
August 2, 2013 - Hackett pulls out, Bourousis injured Both
Italy and Greece, received bad news. Daniel Hackett informed FIP's
national teams sector that he does not wish to participate in the
activities with the senior national team in the preparations for
August 2, 2013 - EuroCup Women Champions eye up a repeat Reigning
EuroCup Women champions Dynamo Moscow look intent on successfully
defending their trophy after continuing to assemble a stellar squad for
the forthcoming season. Tina Charles joins Dynamo Moscow.
August 2, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas pens two-time champ Glyniadakis to deal Lietuvos
Rytas continued strengthening its roster for the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds to be hosted in Vilnius, with the addition
of Andreas Glyniadakis. The Greek center arrives from BC Astana of
August 2, 2013 - Hungary surge past Slovak Republic Dorottya
Nagy's impressive first quarter set Hungary up for a 73-41 win in their
Group D opener against the Slovak Republic in the U16 European
Championship Women. The nations met twice in last year's tournament
with Hungary winning both matches.
August 2, 2013 - Latvia celebrate an impressive Victory Latvia
grabbed an impressive win with a 65-56 victory over Sweden in their
opening Group B match of the U16 European Championship Women. Latvia
started well and Marta Jancevska's post move put them 14-9 ahead at the
end of the first quarter.
August 1, 2013 - Zielona Gora inks big man Guinn Stelmet
Zielona Gora added an experienced piece to its frontline by signing
veteran big man R.T. Guinn for the club’s debut Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season. Guinn (2.08 meters, 32 years old) arrives from
August 1, 2013 - Maccabi Bazan Haifa signs Ben Reis Israeli
champ Maccabi Bazan Haifa announced the addition of Ben Reis for the
2013-14 campaign with an option for the following one. Reis arrives
from Bnei Herzilya where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6
assists in 27 games for his best season so far.
August 1, 2013 - Gortat leaves Polish camp Marcin
Gortat has taken permission to leave the training camp of the Polish
national team for three weeks but, his participation at EuroBasket 2013
is not under question. Polish center flew to the USA on Thursday to
undergo medical tests.
August 1, 2013 - Brose Baskets makes Wright decision Brose
Baskets Bamberg fortified the playmaker spot Thursday by signing Zach
Wright. The news comes the day after the club re-signed John
Goldsberry; the two are expected to share playmaking duties.
August 1, 2013 - Igokea populates roster with Gacesa, Knezevic Igokea
Aleksandrovac of Bosnia made official on Thursday the addition of two
new players, Nikola Gacesa and Drasko Knezevic, for the upcoming
campaign. Gacesa (2.05 meters, 26 years old) is a forward who arrives
from Helios Domzale of Slovenia.
August 1, 2013 - Jerusalem signs two-time Euroleague champ Halperin Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem sent shockwaves through the Israeli basketball world
by signing two-time Euroleague champion Yotam Halperin to a three-year
deal. Halperin (1.96 meters, 29 years old) returns to his native Israel
after five years abroad.
August 1, 2013 - France hold off Czech Republic France
won their opening game of the U16 European Championship Women, defying
a fourth-quarter surge from the Czech Republic to claim a 58-50
victory. Tadic led France with 15 points and 7 rebounds, while Alexia
Chartereau contributed 11 points.
August 1, 2013 - Galatasaray signs big man Erceg for two seasons Galatasaray
Liv Hospital signed sharpshooting big man Zoran Erceg, who returns to
Istanbul after a brilliant 2011-12 campaign with Besiktas. The sides
agreed to a two-year contract. Erceg (2.11 meters, 28 years old)
arrives from CSKA Moscow.
August 1, 2013 - Russia begin with strong performance Russia
kicked off their campaign at the U16 European Championship Women in
style, defeating Turkey 76-44 in Group B action on Thursday. The
Russian side started the game slowly but picked up their defense to
pull away from Turkey and win their group opener in Albena.
August 1, 2013 - Rubio: Spain are going for Gold For
the first time since 2007, Spain are embarking on a EuroBasket campaign
without everyone in Europe considering them as the undisputed
favourites to win the competition. Some key players on 'La Roja'
however beg to differ.
August 1, 2013 - Pallacanestro Cantu announces Roberto Rullo On
Thursday morning Italian side Pallacanestro Cantu made official the
addition of guard Roberto Rullo for the next campaign. Rullo (1.92
meters, 23 years old) played in three teams last season. He started
with Capo d'Orlando in the second division.
August 1, 2013 - CSU Asesoft lands Filip Adamovic Romanian
side CSU Asesoft Ploiesti announced the addition of point guard Filip
Adamovic for the next season, Adamovic (1.81 meters, 25 years old)
arrives from Igokea of Bosnia were last season he averaged 3.6 points
and 1.7 assists in 25 Adriatic League games.
August 1, 2013 - FC Bayern Munich lands Schaffartzik Turkish
Airlines Euroleague newcomer FC Bayern Munich announced on Thursday
morning the addition of guard Heiko Schaffartzik for the next two
seasons. Schaffartzik (1.81 meters, 29 years old) is the captain of the
German national team and arrives from Alba Berlin.
August 1, 2013 - Hapoel Jerusalem lands rebounding ace Green Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem bolstered its frontline with the signing of veteran
Israeli center Yaniv Green. A former Euroleague champ and veteran of
six Euroleague seasons, he will make his Eurocup debut with Jerusalem.
August 1, 2013 - Rejuvenated Nadezhda reveal roster Russian
club Nadezhda are putting the finishing touches to their roster after
revealing a string of new signings and also players who will be staying
in situ for the 2013-14 EuroLeague Women season. Zoi Dimitrakou arrives
in Orenburg via Bourges and Kayseri.
August 1, 2013 - Hapoel Jerusalem adds veteran guard Colman Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem continued the building of a competitive team for the
2013-14 season by signing Chanan Colman to a two-year deal. Colman
helped Maccabi Haifa win the Israeli championship last season under new
Jerusalem head coach Brad Greenberg.
August 1, 2013 - Avenida retain 'Croatian pearl' Rezan Perfumerias
Avenida have re-signed Marija Rezan for a second season and are hoping
the center will be able to hit the ground running this time around,
after serious injury delayed her debut last year. Rezan, did help
Avenida land the Liga Femenina Championship.
August 1, 2013 - Budivelnik signs Summers at forward Budivelnik
Kiev added another piece for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut by
signing forward Dajuan Summers to a one-year deal. Summers (2.03
meters, 25 years old) played briefly for Montepaschi Siena in the
August 1, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas bolsters frontline with Jelovac Lietuvos
Rytas shored up its frontline by signing power forward Stevan Jelovac,
who ranked fourth in the Italian League in rebounding last season.
Jelovac (2.08 meters, 24 years old) averaged 13.7 points and 8 rebounds
over 30 games for Juve Caserta.
August 1, 2013 - Olympiacos acquires Lojeski from Oostende Two-time
defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus
signed high-scoring swingman Matt Lojeski from Belgian champion Telent
Oostende. The deal required Olympiacos to buy out Lojeski’s contract
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