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  News archive August 2013


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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 Slovenia.

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 with Germany.

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 seasons.

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 on Thursday.

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 colleague.

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 team.

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 Montpelier.

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 confirmed, absences.

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 League.

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 world.

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 three seasons.

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 Group E.

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 Women.

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 Group E.

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 quarter-finals.

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 coming days.

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 Aleksandra Crvendakic.

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 Group C.

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 15.
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 season.

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 steals.

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 Gilboa.

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 Championship Men.

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 assists.

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 Illinois.

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 the glass.

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 competition.

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 JK Istanbul.

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 points.

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 Championship Women.

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 rebounds.

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 points.

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 their games.

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 10 rebounds.

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, 30).

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 EuroBasket 2013.

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 Kazakhstan.

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 Panathinaikos Athens.

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 2011-12 campaign.

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 from Oostende.

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