July 31, 2013 - Leuchanka becomes Good Angel in Kosice One
of the most recognisable faces in the European women's game is
returning to EuroLeague Women after a year playing in China.
Belarussian star Yelena Leuchanka has been handed a short-term deal by
last years' semi-finalists Good Angels Kosice.
July 31, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas brings home two-time champ Gecevicius Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius signed two-time Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion
Martynas Gecevicius to a two-year deal on Wednesday. Gecevicius (1.93
meters, 25 years old) returns to his boyhood club after two seasons
with Olympiacos Piraeus.
July 31, 2013 - Khimki, Gelabale join forces a second time Khimki
Moscow Region and forward Mickael Gelabale reunited Wednesday when they
agreed to a contract for the coming season. Gelabale (2.01 meters, 30
years old) finished the 2012 season with Khimki and helped the club win
July 31, 2013 - VEF Riga gets experienced point guard Brown VEF
Riga will hand the reins on the court to Dee Brown, who signed with the
Latvian champs on Wednesday. Brown (1.85 meters, 28 years old) has past
experience in both the Euroleague and Eurocup. He arrives from Turk
Telekom of Turkey.
July 31, 2013 - 1st Qualification Round tips off Thursday Ten
of the 13 nations that will compete in the EuroBasket 2015 1st
Qualification Round commence campaign on Thursday. Once action in the
four groups concludes, four teams that will emerge at top of each pool
will clash in pairs in the semi-finals, in home and away games.
July 31, 2013 - Brose Baskets Bamberg brings back Goldsberry One
of the signature players of Brose Baskets Bamberg's rise to German
League dominance, point guard John Goldsberry, will return for his
fifth season with the club, it was announced Wednesday.
July 31, 2013 - Ratiopharm Ulm signs big man Plaisted Ratiopharm
Ulm of Germany added some size and experience for the upcoming Eurocup
season when it announced Wednesday the arrival of Trent Plaisted on a
one-year contract. Plaisted (2.11 meters, 26 years old) arrives from
Limoges of France.
July 30, 2013 - Fratello aims to build Ukraine's core Ukraine
head coach Mike Fratello had his first taste of a EuroBasket tournament
in 2011, in Lithuania, and will steer the country's national team into
September's edition of the competition, in Slovenia.
July 30, 2013 - Rising stars complete global challenge A
number of players set to shine at the U18 European Championship Women
in Croatia have been stepping up and competing on the global level at
the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Lithuania.
July 30, 2013 - Alba Berlin lands Radosevic Alba
Berlin added size and talent to its roster by inking big man Leon
Radosevic to a two-year deal on Tuesday. Radosevic (2.08 meters, 23
years old) arrives from EA7 Emporio Armani, where he averaged 5.2
points and 2.3 rebounds in 18 Italian League games last season.
July 30, 2013 - JSF Nanterre brings back Daniels A
familiar face returns to French champion JSF Nanterre as forward Will
Daniels inked a one-year deal with the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
newcomer on Tuesday. Daniels (2.03 meters, 27 years old) arrives from
July 30, 2013 - Banvit gets forward Gordon Banvit
Bandirma boosted its frontcourt strength for the upcoming Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking power forward Drew
Gordon to a two-year deal on Tuesday. Gordon (2.05 meters, 23 years
old) arrives from Banco di Sardegna Sassari.
July 30, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda inks combo guard Jenkins Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer Crvena Zvezda Beograd Telekom announced on Tuesday a big move in its backcourt with the signing of combo guard Charles Jenkins to a one-year deal. Jenkins (1.91 meters, 24 years old) arrives from the NBA.
July 30, 2013 - JSF Nanterre inks promising teen Jaiteh French
League champion JSF Nanterre added some promising young talent for its
Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut by signing big man Mouhammadou Jaiteh
for the coming season. Jaiteh (2.11 meters, 18 years old) arrives from
Stade Olympique Maritime Boulonnais.
July 30, 2013 - Serbia worry over Teodosic Serbia
head coach Dusan Ivkovic has admitted that the state of fitness of
point guard Milos Teodosic is not satisfactory at this point in time,
almost two weeks after the start of his team's preparations for
July 30, 2013 - Bisons Loimaa lands rebounding stud Kotti Finnish
champion Bisons Loimaa signed one of the country’s most experienced
international players, Tuukka Kotti, for its maiden season in the
Eurocup. Kotti (2.05 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Italian side
July 29, 2013 - Besiktas picks up rookie scorer Foster Besiktas
JK Istanbul continued its whirlwind signing spree with rookie scorer
Kevin Foster. He becomes the team’s seventh addition in the past week.
Foster arrives from Santa Clara University, which he leaves as the
school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,423 points.
July 29, 2013 - Mozgov pulls out, piles on Russian woes Russia
were shocked on Monday to learn that Timofey Mozgov, the player who was
poised to be the starting center of the national team at EuroBasket
2013, has decided to not participate in the tournament.
July 29, 2013 - Brose Baskets re-signs center Ford Brose
Baskets reached a new agreement with center Sharrod Ford to keep
working together until the end of the 2014-15 season. Ford (2.06
meters, 30 years old) averaged 8 points, 4.3 rebounds and a block in 23
Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season.
July 29, 2013 - Besiktas adds size with Buckman Besiktas
JK Istanbul got stronger around the baskets by inking big man Brad
Buckman to a one-year deal. Buckman (2.03 meters, 29 years old) arrives
from Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck, where he averaged 7.7 points and 6.3
rebounds in 18 German League games last season.
July 29, 2013 - Ratiopharm Ulm tabs Clyburn Ratiopharm
Ulm added athleticism to its roster weeks before the start of the
2013-14 Eurocup by inking swingman Will Clyburn to a two-year deal on
Monday. Clyburn (2.01 meters, 23 years old) will start his professional
career in Ulm.
July 29, 2013 - Banvit adds sharp shooter Prepelic Banvit
Bandirma improved its backcourt weeks before the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking shooting guard Klemen Prepelic
to a three-year deal on Monday. Prepelic (1.91 meters, 20 years old)
arrives from Union Olimpija Ljubljana.
July 29, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani inks Moss EA7
Emporio Armani has acquired David Moss from Montepaschi Siena. He inked
a two-year deal with his new team. Moss spent the past three seasons
with Siena, with whom he reached the 2011 Euroleague Final Four and won
three Italian League and Cup doubles.
July 29, 2013 - EWE Baskets completes roster with Aleksandrov Turkish
Airlines Euroleague hopeful EWE Baskets Oldenburg added a final player
to its 2013-14 roster, none other than versatile forward Nemanja
Aleksandrov, who inked a two-year deal. Aleksandrov (2.10 meters, 26
years old) arrives from La Bruixa D'Or Manresa.
July 29, 2013 - Maccabi Haifa signs Cubillan, Ofoegbu Israeli
League champion Maccabi Bazan Haifa improved its roster for its
upcoming Eurocup debut by inking point guard David Cubillan and power
forward Ike Ofoegbu to respective one-year deals this weekend.
July 29, 2013 - Virtus Roma tabs big man Eziukwu Virtus
Roma bolstered its froncourt by inking center Callistus Eziukwu to a
one-year deal this weekend. Eziukwu (2.08 meters, 28 years old) arrives
from Panelefsiniakos, where he averaged 13.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and
1.8 blocks in 12 Greek League games last season.
July 28, 2013 - Sipahi heads All Tournament team In
a tournament dominated by big men, it was tall Turkish point guard
Kenan Sipahi collecting the U18 European Championship MVP award and a
spot on the All Tournament Team. The charismatic guard ended the gold
medal game with a game-high 19 points and six assists.
July 28, 2013 - Turkey take Gold in Riga Turkey
celebrated a Gold Medal win at the U18 European Championship in Latvia
with a 81-74 win over Croatia in the tournament finale. Siphai's 19
points and six assists topped Turkey. Ulubay added 12 points and
Metecan Birsen scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds.
July 28, 2013 - Spain snatch Bronze from Latvia Spain
are the U18 European Championship bronze medal winners after Juan
Hernangomez knocked down a three-point shot with 2.6 seconds remaining
to defeat Latvia 57-56 in Riga on Sunday. Juan Hernangomez managed just
eight points in the win.
July 28, 2013 - Lithuania top Serbia for fifth Lithuania
concluded U18 European Championship campaign with a 63-56 win over
Serbia to secure fifth position. Domantas Sabonis came up with some big
defensive possessions as Serbia made a late comeback and converted a
hook shot in the final minute to seal the win.
July 27, 2013 - Anadolu Efes plans future with Planinic One
of the best point guards in European basketball switched Turkish
Airlines Euroleague teams when Anadolu Efes Istanbul announced that
Zoran Planinic has signed a two-year deal with the club.
July 27, 2013 - Emporio Armani tabs Haynes at guard EA7
Emporio Armani added strength to its backcourt again by making point
guard Marquez Haynes its third new signing of the off-season. Haynes
arrives from Artland Dragons of Germany, with whom he averaged 8.5
points and 2.5 assists in six Eurocup games last season.
July 26, 2013 - Fenerbahce Ulker inks former Ford Trophy winner Kleiza Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul found its go-to scorer in signing forward Linas Kleiza
to a two-year contract. Kleiza (2.03 meters, 28 years old) last played
in the Euroleague for the 2009-10 season for Olympiacos Piraeus.
July 26, 2013 - Unics Kazan tabs point guard Goudelock Unics
Kazan has signed playmaker Andrew Goudelock, who was the NBA D-League
MVP last season, in which he split time between Rio Grande Valley and
Sioux Falls. Goudelock averaged 21.1 points and 5.2 assists in a
combined 52 games between the two clubs.
July 26, 2013 - Besiktas picks up rookie center Iverson Besiktas
JK Istanbul bolstered its frontline with the signing of rookie center
Colten Iverson for the coming season, Iverson (2.13 meters, 24 years
old) played for Colorado State University last season, where he was
named the school’s athlete of the year.
July 26, 2013 - Besiktas lands promising forward Sirin Besiktas
JK Istanbul signed promising forward Gokhan Sirin, who arrives from
fellow Turkish League side Anadolu Efes. Sirin (2.06 meters, 22 years
old) spent the past two seasons with Efes. He averaged 2.4 points and 1
rebounds per game in a reserve role last season.
July 26, 2013 - Unics Kazan tabs point guard Goudelock Unics
Kazan has signed playmaker Andrew Goudelock, who was the NBA D-League
MVP last season, in which he split time between Rio Grande Valley and
Sioux Falls. Goudelock averaged 21.1 points and 5.2 assists in a
combined 52 games between the two clubs.
July 26, 2013 - Besiktas pens Yagmur to two-year deal Veteran
guard Mehmet Yagmur is back for a third stint with Besiktas JK Istanbul
after signing a two-year contract with the club. Yagmur (1.88 meters,
26 years old) previously played for Besiktas between 2007 and 2009 and
again for the 2011-12 season.
July 26, 2013 - Great Britain without Deng, Freeland Luol
Deng of the Chicago Bulls and Joel Freeland of the Portland Trail
Blazers are the big absentees from Great Britain's preliminary squad
for EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia, that was announced on Friday.
July 26, 2013 - Shengelia shock for Georgia Georgia
international Tornike 'Toko' Shengelia is to undergo knee surgery and
will not participate at EuroBasket 2013 with his national team, the
Brooklyn Nets announced on Thursday. He will have an operation to
repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee.
July 26, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani tabs Cerella EA7
Emporio Armani Milano found a new guard in Bruno Cerella, who inked a
one-year deal with the Italian powerhouse. Cerella (1.94 meters, 27
years old) arrives from Cimberio Varese, where he averaged 2 points and
1.3 rebounds in 21 Italian League games last season.
July 26, 2013 - FC Bayern Munich adds scorer Djedovic FC
Bayern Munich added more fire power to its roster by inking shooting
guard Nihad Djedovic to a two-year deal on Friday. Djedovic (1.96
meters, 23 years old) arrives from Alba Berlin, where he averaged 8.6
points in 23 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season.
July 26, 2013 - Dinamo Sassari lands big man Green Dinamo
Banco di Sardgena Sassari added size and Eurocup experience to its
roster by inking big man Caleb Green to a one-year deal on Friday.
Green (2.03 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Entente Orleans 45.
July 26, 2013 - Durant and Love on board for Spain 2014 Following
the annual USA mini-camp in Las Vegas, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin
Durant and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love have put their names
forward for the re-named world championship tournament next year in
July 26, 2013 - Besiktas, Ruzic together again A
decade later, Besiktas JK Istanbul and Tomislav Ruzic are together
again. Ruzic (2.08 meters, 34 years old) signed to play with the club
he last represented during the 2003-04 season He arrives from fellow
Turkish club Tofas.
July 26, 2013 - Zielona Gora tabs Robinson at guard Polish
champ Stelmet Zielona Gora signed guard Russell Robinson, who played
alongside one of its other new signings, Craig Brackins, for part of
last season with Italian club Angelico Biella. Robinson finished the
season in Poland with PGE Turow Zgorzelec.
July 26, 2013 - Zielona Gora signs Brackins to man the paint Polish
champion and Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer Stelmet Zielona Gora
bolstered its frontline with the signing of Craig Brackins. The big man
has previous European experience in Israel and Italy, but will be
making his Euroleague debut with Zielona Gora.
July 26, 2013 - Anadolu Efes inks swingman Hopson Anadolu
Efes added some scoring punch on the wings with the signing of Scotty
Hopson for the coming season. Hopson (2.00 meters, 23 years old)
arrives from Hapoel Eilat, with whom he ranked third in the Israeli
League in scoring with 18.6 points per game last season.
July 25, 2013 - Short-handed France still aim for Gold France
have kicked off their preparations for EuroBasket 2013 in Paris with
their optimism intact, despite missing key players in the frontcourt.
Big stars Tony Parker and Boris Diaw were all smiles on the first day
of training camp.
July 25, 2013 - Zielona Gora brings swingman Eyenga aboard Polish
champion Stelmet Zielona Gora added some athleticism to its backcourt
with the signing of swingman Christian Eyenga. He brings some
Euroleague experience with him from his time at DKV Joventut Badalona.
July 25, 2013 - Panathinaikos makes Shang Ping China's first Euroleague player Greek
champion Panathinaikos Athens made basketball history by signing
forward Shang Ping, who becomes the first Chinese player to join a
European team. Shang (2.05 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Qingdao
DoubleStar Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association.
July 25, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani adds size with Samuels EA7
Emporio Armani Milano bolstered its froncourt for the upcoming season
by inking center Samardo Samuels to a two-year deal on Thursday.
Samuels arrives from Hapoel Jerusalem, where he averaged 12.2 points
and 4 rebounds in 13 Israeli League games last season.
July 25, 2013 - Besiktas signs forward Topaloglu Besiktas
JK Istanbul added experience to its roster by inking Caner Topaloglu to
a two-year deal on Thursday. Topaloglu (1.98 meters, 28 years old)
arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka, where he averaged 4.3 points and 2.2
rebounds in 30 Turkish League games last season.
July 25, 2013 - Budivelnik adds experienced guard Minard Budivelnik
Kiev kept getting ready for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut next
season by inking combo guard Ricky Minard to a one-year deal on
Wednesday. Minard (1.96 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Besiktas
July 25, 2013 - Union Olimpija adds size with Stepheson Union
Olimpija Ljubljana bolstered its froncourt for its upcoming Eurocup
debut next season by inking center Alex Stepheson to a one-year deal on
Thursday. Stepheson (2.08 meters, 26 years old) sat out last season due
to a severe knee injury.
July 25, 2013 - Latvia remain in the running Latvia
secured a spot in the quarter-finals of the U18 European Championship
on Tuesday, ending England's first appearance at the tournament in the
Second Round with a 68-56 win. Kristaps Porzingis finished with 17
points, 9 rebounds and five blocked shots for Latvia.
July 25, 2013 - CEZ Nymburk picks up veteran Page CEZ
Basketball Nymburk found another player with Euroleague experience to
bolster the club’s chances of advancing through the qualifying rounds
by signing forward Dylan Page. Last season Page averaged 15 points on
seven Euroleague games with Union Olimpija.
July 25, 2013 - Lithuania dismiss Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia
and Herzegovina finished the Second Round of the U18 European
Championship winless, losing to Lithuania 78-60 on Wednesday. Domantas
Sabonis was once more a formiddable force under the baskets at both
ends of the court for Lithuania.
July 25, 2013 - Gravelines lands playmaker Diabate BCM
Gravelines Dunkerque found its playmaker for the next few seasons by
signing Souleyman Diabate to a multi-year deal. Diabate (1.83 meters,
26 years old) arrives from Sluc Nancy, with whom he averaged 13.4
points, 4.2 rebounds.
July 24, 2013 - Antic signs contract with Atlanta Hawks Pero
Antic will cross the Atlantic ocean in order to join the Atlanta Hawks
the upcoming year, after 14 seasons in Europe. Antic is already in
Atlanta with his manager, and if everything goes well, he will sign his
new contract with Atlanta Hawks.
July 24, 2013 - Maccabi Haifa pens deal with playmaker Roth Israeli
champion Maccabi Bazan Haifa signed playmaker Moran Roth to a one-year
deal, the club announced Wednesday. Roth (1.82 meters, 30 years old)
spent last season with powerhouse Maccabi Electra, with whom he made
his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut.
July 24, 2013 - Alba Berlin tabs guard Hammonds Alba
Berlin improved its backcourt for its upcoming Eurocup return by inking
guard Clifford Hammonds to a two-year deal on Wednesday. Hammonds (1.91
meters, 27 years old) arrives from Igokea Aleksandrovac.
July 24, 2013 - Czechs announce EuroBasket squad Czech
national team coach Pavel Budinsky has announced a squad of 14 players
for the upcoming EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia. To the relief of Czech
basketball fans the list includes the NBA star Jan Vesely who is with
the Washington Wizards and Tomas Satoransky.
July 24, 2013 - Pallacanestro Cantu signs Uter Pallacanestro
Cantu bolstered its frontcourt by inking big man Adrian Uter to a
one-year deal on Wednesday. Uter (2.00 meters, 28 years old) arrives
from Caciques de Humacao, where he averaged 13.9 points and 9.6
rebounds in 14 Puerto Rican league games this season.
July 24, 2013 - Zalgiris keeps Klimavicius, Lipkevicius Zalgiris
Kaunas reached new agreements with power forward Tadas Klimavicius and
guard Vytenis Lipkevicius to keep them in its roster next season.
Klimavicius missed the entire 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
season due to a knee injury but is expected to return soon.
July 24, 2013 - Maccabi Electra bags wingman Ingles Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv picked up an important piece for the 2013-14 season in
signing small forward Joe Ingles from FC Barcelona to a two-year deal
on Wednesday. Ingles played 65 Euroleague games for Barca the past
July 23, 2013 - Spain survive Croatia Spain
survived a scare to defeat Croatia 64-63 for their first win in the
Second Round of the U18 European Championship in Latvia. Sans had 25
points for Spain - 11 of which came in the third quarter - as the team
rebounded from Monday's shock loss to England.
July 23, 2013 - Serbia win second straight A
dismal first half from Bosnia and Herzegovina set the team up for a
77-51 blowout loss to Serbia, all but ending their chances of
qualifying for the U18 European Championship quarter-finals. Vasilije
Vucetic led Serbia with 10 points.
July 23, 2013 - FC Barcelona fortifies attack with Nachbar FC
Barcelona added some serious veteran know-how by signing Bostjan
Nachbar, who was the Euroleague runner-up in scoring last season, to a
two-year contract, the club announced. Nachbar averaged 16.1 points per
game over 23 appearances with Brose Baskets.
July 23, 2013 - Alba Berlin lands Logan, Stojanovski Alba
Berlin added fire power to its roster by inking shooting guards David
Logan and Damjan Stojanovski on Tuesday. Logan (1.85 meters, 30 years
old) inked a one-year deal with the German powerhouse. He arrives from
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.
July 23, 2013 - Basketball capital Vilnius to host qualifying rounds! One
of the world's great basketball hotbeds, the Lithuanian capital of
Vilnius, will usher in the new 2013-14 season with a bang by hosting
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds next October.
July 23, 2013 - Biedrins disembarks plane to Slovenia Andris
Biedrins announced on Monday his desire not to represent his country
this summer. Biedrins, who last represented Latvia in his country's
failed 2009 EuroBasket campaign had initially been named in Ainars
Bagatskis' wider training squad for this summer's big event.
July 23, 2013 - French win fourth straight France
reigned supreme against the height and toughness of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, winning the intriguing matchup 60-42 in their first Second
Round game at the U18 European Championship on Monday.
July 23, 2013 - CEZ Nymburk brings back Simmons After
a year apart, CEZ Basketball Nymburk and Tre Simmons are reuniting. The
two sides agreed to a contract for the 2013-14 season. Simmons
previously played for Nymburk between 2010 and 2012. He arrives from
Russian side Krasnye Krylia.
July 23, 2013 - Latvia roll on in Second Round Latvia
have won their first Group G match at the U18 European Championship
against Croatia 72-65. The host nation opened a handy advantage after a
tightly contested first half to build a 17-point third-quarter lead
that they rode to the finish line.
July 22, 2013 - VEF Riga grabs Robinson at forward VEF
Riga turned to experienced forward Antywane Robinson to provide points
and rebounds from the forward spots. Robinson brings past Euroleague
experience to the Latvian champs. He averaged 10.7 points and 5.8
rebounds per game with Cholet Basket in the 2010-11 season.
July 22, 2013 - Turkey shut Italy out of fourth quarter Turkey
broke away from Italy late in the fourth quarter to record a 75-68 win
in the team's first Second Round game of the U18 European Championship
in Liepaja on Monday. 17 points and six rebounds from Metecan Birsen
July 22, 2013 - Panathinaikos, Maciulis agree on two more seasons He
was the only Panathinaikos Athens player to start every Turkish
Airlines Euroleague game last season and the Greek champs will have
Jonas Maciulis to rely on for two more seasons after the sides agreed
to a two-year extension on Monday.
July 22, 2013 - Red hot Lithuania sink Czech Republic An
18-0 run by Lithuania to begin the game carried the team to a 96-57 win
over the Czech Republic in the opening Group E matchup at the U18
European Championship in Latvia. Ricardas Verbickas and Haroldas
Saprykinas led Lithuania with 17 points each.
July 22, 2013 - Real Madrid extends sharpshooter Carroll until 2017 One
of the best shooters in basketball is set to keep filling the baskets
for Real Madrid after the club announced Monday a new agreement with
shooting guard Jaycee Carroll to extend his contract until the end of
the 2016-17 season.
July 22, 2013 - Artland Dragons brings back Holston Artland
Dragons Quakenbrueck reached an agreement to bring back playmaker David
Holston, who inked a two-year deal with the 2013-14 Eurocup squad on
Monday. Holston (1.70 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Mersin
July 22, 2013 - Belfius Mons-Hainaut tabs guard Stitt Belfius
Mons-Hainaut improved its frontcourt with an eye on its Eurocup return
next season by inking point guard Demontez Stitt to a one-year deal on
Monday. Stitt (1.86 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Hapoel Tel Aviv.
July 22, 2013 - Maccabi Haifa
tabs coach Franco Israeli
League champion Maccabi Bazan Haifa found a new coach in Danny Franco,
who penned a one-year deal with his new team on Monday. Franco, age 39,
arrives from GreenTops Netanya, who which he helped to finish fourth in
the Israeli League regular season in 2012-13.
July 22, 2013 - Della Valle heads All Tournament team In
a tournament dominated by outstanding forwards, a guard, Amedeo Della
Valle of champions Italy, caught the eye of participating coaches and
was named MVP of the Sportland U20 European Championship.
July 21, 2013 - Die-Hard Italy come back, conquer Gold Italy
came back from their worse 20 minutes in tournament and fought off
Latvia and 6,800-strong crowd to conquer gold at U20 European
Championship with a 67-60 triumph. Della Valle, who was voted MVP of
the tournament, had 17 of his team-high 19 points in final quarter.
July 21, 2013 - Galatasaray Liv Hospital pens Jawai to two-year deal Galatasaray
Liv Hospital will flaunt one of the top rebounders in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague at the center position after signing Australian
Nate Jawai to a two-year contract. Jawai arrives from FC Barcelona.
July 21, 2013 - Spain hold off Russia for podium record Spain
held on for a 70-63 victory over Russia in the bronze medal game at the
Sportland U20 European Championship on Sunday and registered a record
seventh consecutive podium finish in the competition.
July 21, 2013 - Greece finish fifth ahead of Turkey Greece
shifted gears in the second quarter and pulled ahead to defeat Turkey
74-60 on Sunday, in the game for fifth place at the Sportland U20
European Championship, in Tallinn. Ioannis Papapetrou led all scorers
with 21 points and added six rebounds.
July 21, 2013 - Lithuania cruise past Montenegro Lithuania
concluded their Sportland U20 European Championship campaign with a
sparkling display, breezing past Montenegro 84-51 to clinch seventh
place in the final standings of the tournament. Lithuania point guard
Paulius Semaska led all scorers with 20 points.
July 21, 2013 - France Take Ninth Place From Slovenia France
scored the last 11 points in the game on Sunday to beat Slovenia 78-69
and finish in ninth spot at the Spotland U20 European Championship, in
Tallinn. Howard hit 7 of his 14 shots from the floor and finished with
19 points for France.
July 21, 2013 - U20 European Championship Men, Final preview: Italy vs.
way or the other, history will be made on Sunday night in Tallinn when
either Italy or Latvia step on the top of the podium at the Sportland
U20 European Championship. Neither of the two nations has conquered the
gold medal in the U20 age group before.
July 21, 2013 - U20 European Championship Men, Third Place Game
preview: Russia vs. Spain Each
of Russia and Spain possesses one distinctive advantage in run-up to
battle for bronze medal at U20 European Championship. At a first glance
it is direct clash of defence against offence. Russia are the
third-leading offensive side and Spain are the third-best defensive
July 21, 2013 - Hapoel Jerusalem starts anew with Coach Greenberg Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem took the first step in rebuilding the team by hiring
Brad Greenberg as its head coach for the next three seasons. Greenberg,
59, made his European coaching debut last season with Maccabi Haifa.
July 21, 2013 - Paris plugs in playmaker Ewing Eurocup
newcomer Paris Levallois turned to a guard with plenty of experience at
the highest levels in Europe when it signed Daniel Ewing for the coming
season. Ewing (1.91 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Besiktas JK
July 21, 2013 - Olympiacos adds center Begic One
of the tallest players in continental basketball switched Turkish
Airlines Euroleague teams on Saturday, when Olympiacos Pireaus
announced that center Mirza Begic inked a two-year deal with his new
July 21, 2013 - Budivelnik adds veteran Yailo Budivelnik
Kiev added experience before its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut by
inking veteran forward Leonid Yailo to a one-year deal on Saturday.
Yailo (2.06 meters, 39 years old) had been retired for one year.
July 21, 2013 - CEZ Nymburk adds size with Mahalbasic CEZ
Basketball Nymburk bolstered its frontcourt by signing center Rasid
Mahalbasic to a two-year deal. Mahalbasic arrives from Asseco Prokom
Gdynia, where he averaged 9.1 points and 6.8 rebounds in 10 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague games last season.
July 20, 2013 - Italy make title game in style Italy
produced another masterpiece of their artful ‘small-ball' on Saturday
to defeat Russia 77-68 and earn the right to face Latvia in the
gold-medal game of the Sportland U20 European Championship, in Tallinn.
July 20, 2013 - Lithuania top Serbia in overtime Lithuania
defeated Serbia 74-70 in overtime in a battle for second position in
Group A of the U18 European Championship. A 14-point, six-rebound
effort from Domantas Sabonis in the fourth and overtime periods,
completed a nine-point Lithuanian turnaround.
July 20, 2013 - Latvia survive thriller, reach Final Latvia
have survived a nail-biting Saturday thriller to prevail 64-63 over
Spain in the semi-finals and punch their direct ticket to the big final
of the Sportland U20 European Championship. Berzins collected a
double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds.
July 20, 2013 - Diamantakos halts Greek drought A
game-winning hook shot by center Georgios Diamantakos enabled Greece to
claim its first win in their final First Round game at the U18 European
Championship on Saturday. Georgios Diamantakos scored 33 points, 15
July 20, 2013 - Russia and Katsikaris part ways The
Russian Basketball Federation (RBF) officially confirmed on Saturday
that Fotis Katsikaris has stepped down as head coach of the senior
national team, two days ahead of the start of training camp for
July 20, 2013 - France top Group A in style France
completed an emphatic 66-51 win over a brave Slovenia to advance to the
Second Round of the U18 European Championship undefeated. Charly
Pontens led France with 11 points in 24 minutes.
July 20, 2013 - Greece cruise to win over Montenegro Greece
overcame disappointment from their quarter-final loss to Spain rapidly
and cruised to a 67-52 win over Montenegro on Saturday to play for 5th
place at the Sportland U20 European Championship. Ioannis Papatetrou
led the winners with 18 points.
July 20, 2013 - Slovenia open Training Camp With
47 days to go until EuroBasket 2013, the home team, Slovenia, have
started their preparations for the biggest sporting event in the
country's history. Head coach Bozidar Maljkovic gathered 13 players for
the first camp in Rogaska Slatina.
July 20, 2013 - FC Barcelona lands Kostas Papanikolaou! One
of the most-accomplished young players in world basketball has a new
Turkish Airlines Euroleague team after FC Barcelona announced Saturday
that it has signed two-time continental champion Kostas Papanikolaou to
a four-year contract, pending medical tests.
July 20, 2013 - U20 European Championship Men, Semi-Final preview:
Italy vs. Russia Italy
head coach Stefano Sacripanti was a very happy man on Friday night,
seconds after his team had clinched their passage to the semi-finals of
U20 European Championship. Italy are the smallest team in the
tournament, with just three players reaching two meters of height.
July 20, 2013 - U20 European Championship Men, Semi-Final preview:
Latvia vs. Spain The
first semi-final of the Sportland U20 European championship holds a
quite unique distinction, in that it might be the first game of this
importance in recent years where Spain are involved, and are not the
July 20, 2013 - Italy edge out Lithuania in OT thriller Italy
emerged triumphant 75-72 over Lithuania after a sublime overtime
thriller and clinched the last semi-final berth at U20 European
Championship. Eric Lombardi and Abass were not only Italy's top
scorers, but also the instigators of the fantastic third-quarter 14-0
July 19, 2013 - Anadolu Efes picks up sharpshooter Vasileiadis Anadolu
Efes signed one of the best shooters in basketball, Kostas Vasileiadis.
He arrives from Bilbao Basket, which he led to the Eurocup title game
last season. Vasileiadis (2.00 meters, 29 years old) earned All-Eurocup
First Team honors.
July 19, 2013 - Khimik signs sharpshooter Gatens Khimik
signed shooting guard Matt Gatens for the coming season. Gatens (1.95
meters, 24 years old) arrives from UCAM Murcia of the Spanish League,
where he averaged 9.6 points on 37.4% three-point shooting last season.
July 19, 2013 - Latvia too big for Spain Latvia
claimed a back and forth encounter with Spain 66-61, marking their
second straight Group C win at the U18 European Championship. Latvia's
big-man combination of Anzejs Pasecniks and Kristaps Porzingis once
again enjoyed dominant performances.
July 19, 2013 - Valencia pens deal with center Triguero Valencia
Basket bolstered its frontline with the signing of center Juanjo
Triguero for the coming season. Triguero (2.12 meters, 29 years old)
has spent the past five seasons with Cajasol Sevilla, which he helped
to the Eurocup title game in 2011.
July 19, 2013 - Spain shut down Greece to make Semis Spain
produced an amazing third-quarter display on Friday, giving up only
eight points, to pull away from Greece for an 82-60 triumph and a
semi-final berth at the Sportland U20 European Championship.
July 19, 2013 - Panionios picks up big man Symtsak Panionios
Athens turned to veteran big man Vassilis Symtsak to bolster the
frontcourt. The two sides agreed to terms on a two-year contract.
Symtsak (2.05 meters, 32 years old) arrives from fellow Greek side
July 19, 2013 - Latvia outlast Montenegro to advance Latvia
turned it up a notch just as Montenegro was running out of steam on
Friday to reach a 78-73 victory and punch their ticket to the
semi-finals of the Sportland U20 European Championship in Estonia.
July 19, 2013 - France claims tight win against Serbia A
near triple-double from Damien Inglis lifted France to a dramatic 65-62
win over Serbia at the U18 European Championship on Friday. Damien
Inglis took France to their second consecutive victory with 20 points,
nine boards and eight assists.
July 19, 2013 - Russia storm past Turkey into Last Four A
razor-sharp Russia dominated an often lethargic Turkey from start to
finish on Friday to claim an 82-70 triumph and a place in the
semi-finals of the Sportland U20 European Championship in Tallinn.
Denis Zakharov finished with 24 points and six assists.
July 19, 2013 - Italy rebound to beat Bulgaria Italy
bounced back from its opening day loss to Spain to record a strong win
against Bulgaria in Group C at the U18 European Championship on Friday.
Wings Simone Fontecchio and Nicola Akele led Italy with 21 and 16
July 19, 2013 - FC Bayern Munich adds big man Idbihi FC
Bayern Munich remained active in the off-season market and improved its
froncourt by inking mobile big man Yassin Idbihi to a two-year deal.
Idbihi arrives from Alba Berlin, where he averaged 7.4 points and 3.9
rebounds in 24 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games.
July 19, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena promotes Crespi to head coach A
high-profile assistant got a chance to coach again in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague when Montepaschi Siena announced that is handed the
club's reins to Marco Crespi on Friday. Crespi, age 51, returns to the
Euroleague as head coach for the first time in almost a decade.
July 19, 2013 - Turkey avoids shock upset Turkey
survived an inspired England to run away 18-point winners. Motivated
England came close to upsetting Turkish side in its first game in U18
European Championship, but an unanswered 18 points from Turkey to close
out game left England rueing an opportunity gone begging.
July 19, 2013 - Russia ease past Bosnia and Herzegovina Russia
began its U18 European Championship campaign in successful style with a
68-55 win against Group B opponent Bosnia and Herzegovina in Ventspils
on Thursday night. Alexander Martynov paced Russia with 13 points,
seven boards and five assists.
July 18, 2013 - Czech Republic hold on in thriller The
Czech Republic prevailed 68-67 in a thrilling Group B contest against
Greece in Ventspils on Thursday to claim their first win of the U18
European Championships. Power forward Martin Peterka paced the Czech
Republic with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
July 18, 2013 - 3x3 EuroTour next stop, Antwerp Antwerp
is preparing to host the 3x3 EuroTour's next stop as top Belgium teams
are suiting up for this weekend's action on Groenplaats, which is in
the very heart of the city. The upcoming event in Antwerp is going to
be 3x3 EuroTour's third stop this summer.
July 18, 2013 - Serbia blow away Slovenia in opener A
fast-paced and relentless Serbia piled on the points in a blowout 88-56
win over Slovenia at the U18 European Championship Ventspils on
Thursday. Shooting guard Vasilije Pusica flirted with a triple double,
scoring 11 points to go along with nine points and nine assists.
July 18, 2013 - Nontas Papantoniou joins Kolossos Rhodos Papantoniou's
next career step will be Kolossos Rhodes, after coach Fragias' demand.
Kolossos Rhodes had a mediocre season and they want to return at the
high positions they used to own over the last two years.
July 18, 2013 - Defending Champs cruise in opener Croatia
cruised to a comfortable win over Ukraine in the team's U18 European
Championship opener, overcoming a scrappy first half to run out 81-49
winners. Karlo Zganec paced Croatia with 19 points and nine boards.
July 18, 2013 - Artland Dragons gets Doreth on loan Artland
Dragons Quakenbrueck reached an agreement with FC Bayern Munich to get
guard Bastian Doreth on loan next season, both clubs announced
Thursday. Doreth (1.83 meters, 24 years old) also played on loan last
season, as he was sent to TBB Trier.
July 18, 2013 - FC Bayern Munich keeps veteran Greene A
well-rounded veteran is set to return to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague next season, as FC Bayern Munich announced Thursday that
veteran guard Demond Greene had signed a one-year contract renewal.
July 18, 2013 - Unicaja lands playmaker Granger Unicaja
Malaga learned that playmaker Jayson Granger will join the club after
his previous team, Estudiantes Madrid, decided not to exercise its
right to match Unicaja’s offer to the player. Granger has spent the
previous seven seasons with Estudiantes.
July 18, 2013 - Turkey inflict first loss on Greece Turkey
brought to an end the undefeated run of Greece at the Sportland U20
European Championship with a 72-70 success on Wednesday and took first
place in Group E. The Turkish will now go up against Russia in the
quarter-finals, while Greece will face Spain.
July 18, 2013 - Korstin and Abrosimova call it a day Russian
duo Ilona Korstin and Svetlana Abrosimova have both decided to end
their glittering basketball careers after making separate announcements
of their respective decisions within 24 hours of each other. Korstin
landed three EuroLeague Women titles in her career.
July 18, 2013 - Slovenia win falls short, Spain through Slovenia
delivered one of their best performances at the Sportland U20 European
Championship on Wednesday, but their 75-72 win over Spain fell 13
points short of a ticket to the quarter-finals. Luka Rupnik finished
with 20 points for Slovenia.
July 17, 2013 - Maccabi Haifa tabs sharpshooter Yivzory Maccabi
Bazan Haifa added a second shooting guard in a matter of hours with the
signing of Dagan Yivzory on Wednesday. The signing comes shortly after
the club penned a deal with rookie guard Sherwood Brown.
July 17, 2013 - CAI Zaragoza adds British big man Clark CAI
Zaragoza added a big piece to its frontline with the signing of Daniel
Clark. The power forward arrives from Estudiantes Madrid, where he has
spent the bulk of his career to date. Clark averaged 6.5 points in 30
Spanish League games last season.
July 17, 2013 - Maccabi Haifa invests in rookie guard Brown Israeli
champion and Eurocup debutant Maccabi Bazan Haifa penned a deal with
rookie shooting guard Sherwood Brown, the club announced Wednesday. The
contract is for one season with a team option for 2014-15.
July 17, 2013 - Real Madrid inks experienced big man Bourousis Real
Madrid signed former All-Euroleague center Ioannis Bourousis on
Tuesday. Bourousis (2.10 meters, 29 years old) arrives from EA7 Emporio
Armani Milano, where he averaged 14 points and 8.3 rebounds in nine
Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season.
July 17, 2013 - Detailed schedule for 2013-14 regular season released The
fully detailed schedule for the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Regular Season has been released, showing dates and tentative tipoff
times that fans can now use to make plans to see basketball at its best
later this year.
July 17, 2013 - Three-time scoring champ Igor Rakocevic retires One
of the best scorers in European basketball this decade has decided to
hang up his sneakers at age 35, as former All-Euroleague guard Igor
Rakocevic announced his retirement on Wednesday. Rakocevic's number 8
will be retired by Crvena Zvezda.
July 17, 2013 - Barcelona lands former champ Dorsey FC
Barcelona added size and championship experience to its roster by
inking center Joey Dorsey to a two-year deal. Dorsey (2.03 meters, 29
years old) arrives from Royal Hali Gaziantep, where he averaged 15.7
points and 12.5 rebounds in 21 Turkish League games last season.
July 17, 2013 - Spain bounce back, breeze past France Spain
recovered from their shock loss to Italy and cruised to a 70-52 win
over France on Tuesday to take control of their destiny ahead of
judgement day in Group F of the Sportland U20 European Championship.
July 17, 2013 - Turkey out-defend Lithuania to advance Turkey
delivered on Tuesday their best defensive display at the Sportland U20
European Championship to prevail 52-48 over Lithuania and punch their
ticket to the quarter-finals from Group E. Samet Geyik finished with 21
July 16, 2013 - Perfect Latvia clinch Group F top spot Latvia
did their homework early against Italy on Tuesday, picked up an 88-81
victory, their sixth in a row at the Spotland U20 European
Championship, and will go up against the fourth-placed team in Group E
in the quarter-finals.
July 16, 2013 - Cimberio Varese brings aboard swingman Coleman Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds challenger Cimberio Varese has
added swingman Aubrey Coleman to its backcourt on a one-year deal, the
team announced Tuesday. Coleman finished last season by playing 7 games
with Cholet Basket.
July 16, 2013 - Greece continue unbeaten march in style Greece
dominated Montenegro 70-47 on Monday to claim their sixth consecutive
win at the Sportland U20 European Championship and secure a top-two
finish in Second Round Group E. Ioannis Papapetrou led all scorers with
July 16, 2013 - MZT Skopje tabs playmaker Kostoski MZT
Skopje Aerodrom of FYROM celebrated its entry into the 2013-14 Eurocup
by signing point guard Aleksandar Kostoski, the top scorer in the
country's national competition last season. Kostoski (1.88 meters, 25
years old) arrives from one season with KK Kumanovo.
July 16, 2013 - CEZ Nymburk puts Reynolds at point Czech
champion CEZ Nymburk has a new playmaker to help makes its offense go
after announcing Tuesday the signing of combo guard Scottie Reynolds to
a contract for next season, which the team starts in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round.
July 16, 2013 - Lokomotiv Kuban re-signs Eurocup Final MVP Hendrix Lokomotiv
Kuban took an important step towards keeping the core of its
Eurocup-winning side together for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut
by re-signing big man Richard Hendrix for an additional three seasons.
July 16, 2013 - Banvit Bandirma re-signs Davis Turkish
Airlines Euroleague hopeful Banvit Bandirma reached a new agreement
with power forward Chuck Davis to stay together until the end of the
2014-15 season, the club announced Tuesday. Davis averaged 18.5 points
in 12 Eurocup games last season.
July 16, 2013 - Teams announced for newly expanded 2013-14 Eurocup! A
new era of Eurocup expansion in terms of participation, quantity of
games and geographical reach started today with the announcement of the
teams that will fill the competition's 2013-14 regular season groups.
July 16, 2013 - Unics Kazan lands McKee One
of the best players in the 2012-13 Eurocup is set to keep playing this
competition, as Unics Kazan announced the arrival of point guard Tywain
McKee, who inked a one-year deal with the Russian powerhouse on
July 16, 2013 - Unics Kazan tabs Sheleketo Unics
Kazan reached an agreement with versatile forward Maxim Sheleketo to
work together next season. Sheleketo (2.04 meters, 26 years old) played
for reigning Eurocup champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in each of the
last five seasons.
July 15, 2013 - Russia edge out France in chess game Russia
emerged victorious 65-61 over France on Monday, after a highly balanced
encounter that could have gone either way, and registered their first
win in Second Round Group F at the Sportland U20 European Championship.
July 15, 2013 - Papanikolaou will join Houston in 2014 Houston
Rockets announced that they will not pay the buy-out amount in order to
acquire Kostas Papanikolaou, and the Greek superstar will cross the
Atlantic Ocean next season. Houston Rockets managed to obtain the
23-year-old forward from Olympiacos.
July 15, 2013 - Perfect Latvia hold off Slovenia Latvia
held on to clinch a 78-72 win over Slovenia on Monday, their fifth in a
row at the Sportland U20 European Championship, and place one foot in
the quarter-finals of the tournament in Tallinn. Jakovics led all
scorers with 20 points.
July 15, 2013 - Greece rally to make it five of five An
explosive second-quarter spurt, in which they outscored Croatia 16-0,
enabled Greece to reach a 77-68 success on Monday and maintain their
undefeated record at the Sportland U20 European Championship in
July 15, 2013 - Telenet Ostend tabs Thompson Turkish
Airlines Euroleague hopeful Telenet Ostend added more fire power to its
roster by inking scoring machine Ryan Thompson to a two-year deal on
Monday. Thompson (1.98 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Generali
July 15, 2013 - Udrih shock for Slovenia EuroBasket
2013 hosts Slovenia have suffered a major shock ahead of the start of
their preparations as guard Beno Udrih has reverted his initial
decision and will not play for his country in September's big event.
July 15, 2013 - CAI Zaragoza adds point guard Tabu CAI
Zaragoza found a new point guard weeks before its Eurocup debut, none
other than Jonathan Tabu, who inked a one-year deal with his new team
on Saturday. Tabu (1.90 meters, 27 years old) arrives from
July 15, 2013 - Belfius Mons-Hainaut signs Firmin Belfius
Mons-Hainaut reached an agreement with point guard Geoffrey Firmin to
work together until the end of the 2014-15 season, the club announced
Sunday. Firmin (1.88 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Northern State
July 15, 2013 - Ratiopharm Ulm inks guard Long Ratiopharm
Ulm improved its backcourt by inking shooting guard Cam Long to a
one-year deal, with a team option to extend it until the end of the
2014-15 season. Long (1.93 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Le Mans.
July 15, 2013 - Buducnost VOLI lands Subotic Buducnost
Voli bolstered its frontcourt long-term by inking power forward Bojan
Subotic to a three-year deal on Thursday. Subotic (2.03 meters, 22
years old) arrives from Crvena Zvezda, where he averaged 5.8 points and
3.4 rebounds in 12 Eurocup games last season.
July 15, 2013 - Stelmet Zielona Gora tabs Zamojski, Kucharek Stelmet
Zielona Gora improved its roster weeks before its Turkish Airlines
Euroleague by inking Przemyslaw Zamojski and Maciej Kucharek on Friday.
Zamojski (1.94 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Asseco Prokom Gdynia.
July 15, 2013 - MVP Ndour heads All Tournament team Only
minutes after helping Spain to their third consecutive title at the U20
European Championship Women, Astou Ndour was voted as tournament MVP
and consequently earned a spot on the All Tournament team.
July 14, 2013 - Spain claim U20 European Championsip Women 2013 Gold Spain
have defeated Italy 59-53 to claim their third consecutive gold at the
U20 European Championship Women. After trailing for the entire first
half, Spain held Italy to no points for more than eight minutes to
start the second half.
July 14, 2013 - Kazan hosts VTB United league draw for 2013-14 season The
2013/2014 VTB United League season presentation and draw took place
today in Kazan. The annual ceremony took place at one of Tatarstan’s
most picturesque locations – the artificial island across from the
Kazan Kremlin and next to the Kazan edifice.
July 14, 2013 - Host Turkey bounce back, grab Bronze Turkey
has won the bronze medal for the second year in a row at the U20
European Championship Women, defeating Belarus 53-38. The host nation
led from start to finish, and now finish the tournament with a 7-2
July 14, 2013 - France take fifth place France
claimed fifth place at the U20 European Championship Women after
topping Russia 55-48 in the classification game for 5th to 6th place on
Sunday. During the first three quarters, the two teams often traded
leads, and appropriately went into the final 10 minutes tied at 41.
July 14, 2013 - Slovak Republic claim seventh The
seventh place at the U20 European Championship Women belongs to the
Slovak Republic after they defeated Serbia 68-56 on Sunday. Slovakia
opened the game with a 17-3 run, and never looked back.
July 14, 2013 - Belinelli ready for EuroBasket Despite
Danilo Gallinari's severe knee injury, Italy should line up with a
strong squad featuring three NBA players at EuroBasket in Slovenia.
Asides from center Andrea Bargnani and rookie forward Gigi Datome,
guard Marco Belinelli declared himself available.
July 14, 2013 - U20 European Championship Women 2013, Bronze Medal Game
nation Turkey and tournament surprise package Belarus will try their
best to bounce back from tough semi-finals losses and win bronze on
Sunday at the U20 European Championship Women. Turkey had high
expectations in front of home fans.
July 14, 2013 - National team of Serbia in big troubles After
Dusan Ivkovic announced preliminary squad in early June, he couldn’t
guess that he will have so many problems to build roster for EuroBasket
2013 in Slovenia. Coach Dusan Ivkovic currently working with only 11
July 14, 2013 - U20 European Championship Women 2013, Final preview:
Spain vs. Italy It
will be a battle of the winning streaks in the final of the U20
European Championship Women, as the two deserving teams Spain and Italy
are set to meet for the gold medal on Sunday. Spain are in their fifth
consecutive title game, and are the two-time defending champions.
July 13, 2013 - Spain rally to silence hosts Turkey Spain
have moved on to another title game at the U20 European Championship
Women, after topping host nation Turkey 57-51 in a hard-fought
encounter on Saturday night. Unbeaten Spain will play against Italy in
Sunday's gold medal game.
July 13, 2013 - Russia punch second round ticket Russia
delivered a solid performance on Saturday to register a 75-67 success
over Bulgaria and claim third place in Group C and a spot in the Second
Round at the Sportland U20 European Championship in Tallinn.
July 13, 2013 - Italy cruise into Finals Italy
and their defence picked up their seventh consecutive victory, this one
worthy of a place in the finals of the U20 European Championship Women
as they cruised past Belarus 66-50 to book a place in the final at U20
level for the first time.
July 13, 2013 - Croatia turn back Sweden to qualify Croatia
fell 10 points behind Sweden in the third quarter and saw the Second
Round at the Sportland U20 European Championship disappear in the
horizon, before coming back to win 87-75 the battle for third spot in
Group B and advance.
July 13, 2013 - French hold off brave Serbia France
will play for fifth place at the U20 European Championship Women after
downing depleted Serbia 55-50 in a classification games for 5th to 8th
place clash. Esther Moisan Niamke and Stievenard each finished with 11
July 13, 2013 - Greece edge Lithuania to Group A top Greece
prevailed 77-74 over Lithuania in a highly entertaining game that
unravelled like a roller-coaster ride on Saturday to win the battle for
first place in Group A at the Sportland U20 European Championship in
July 13, 2013 - U20 European Championship Women 2013, Semi-Final
preview: Spain vs. Turkey With
lots of history between the players of the two teams, the host nation
Turkey and the two-time defending champions Spain are ready to clash in
the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship Women on Saturday.
July 13, 2013 - U20 European Championship Women 2013, Semi-Final
preview: Belarus vs. Italy Italy
meet surprising Belarus in the semi-finals of the U20 European
Championship Women. The two sides arrive at the final four of the
tournament in very contrasting circumstances. It did take some time for
the Italians to find their game at the beginning of the tournament.
July 13, 2013 - Zalgiris, captain Jankunas commit to future together Zalgiris
Kaunas captain Paulius Jankunas has recommitted to his boyhood club by
signing a new contract for two more seasons plus an option for an
additional two years. Jankunas (2.03 meters, 29 years old) enters his
10th season with Zalgiris.
July 13, 2013 - Host Turkey set up Spain clash in Semis Hosts
Turkey will play in the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship
Women after defeating the Slovak Republic 61-42. For a place in the
title game, and a rematch of last year's semi-final, Turkey face the
unbeaten two-time defending champions Spain.
July 13, 2013 - Hosts stay alive in Qualification race Estonia
have kept alive their hopes of advancing to the Second Round of the
Sportland U20 European Championship in Tallinn with a 75-58 victory
over the Czech Republic on Friday. Martin Paasoja had 17 points and six
boards while Jurtom chipped in with 11 points.
July 12, 2013 - Perfect Spain reach Semi-Finals Two-time
defending champions Spain kept their perfect record intact, moving into
the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship Women with a
comfortable 78-45 win over Russia on Friday. Astou Ndour scored 23
July 12, 2013 - Germany send Serbia to relegation fight Germany
seized initiative once they scored their first points on Friday and
reached a 66-56 win over Serbia that sees them through to the Sportland
U20 European Championship Second Round and their opponents in the
July 12, 2013 - Belarus upset France for place in Semis Belarus
held off France 64-56 to pull off a big upset and move on to the
semi-finals at the U20 European Championship Women in Samsun. Belarus
will now play Italy on Saturday for a place in the title game.
July 12, 2013 - Jankunas misses EuroBasket train The
Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LKF) has announced that, contrary to
initial estimates, forward Paulius Jankunas will not conclude his
rehabilitation in time to play for the national team at EuroBasket
July 12, 2013 - Bayern Munich adds scorer in Taylor FC
Bayern Munich continued roster-building for its Turkish Airlines
Euroleague debut next season by inking shooting guard Bryce Taylor to a
two-year deal on Friday. Taylor (1.96 meters, 26 years old) arrives
from another German club, Artland Dragons Quakenbruck.
July 12, 2013 - Strasbourg adds Lacombe One
of the biggest prospects in French basketball is set to make his
Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season, as Strasbourg officially
announced the arrival of guard Paul Lacombe, who inked a two-year deal
with his new club on Friday.
July 12, 2013 - Banvit lands experienced big man Kuqo Banvit
Bandirma added size and experience weeks before the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking center Ermal Kuqo to a one-year
deal on Friday. Kuqo (2.07 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Anadolu
July 12, 2013 - Valencia Basket lands Lafayette Valencia
Basket reached an agreement with playmaker Oliver Lafayette to work
together until the end of the 2013-14 season, the club announced
Friday. Lafayette (1.88 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Zalgiris
July 12, 2013 - Cantu signs guard Jenkins Pallacanestro
Cantu reached an agreement with Michael Jenkins on a one-year deal.
Jenkins (1.91 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Brescia, in Italy's
second division, where he averaged 17 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists
and 1.5 steals in 38 games last season.
July 12, 2013 - Vucevic relishes reuniting twin towers Nikola
Vucevic is one of the NBA's brightest young stars, but the center
hasn't taken much time off after a long season with the Orlando Magic.
Vucevic has been hard at work preparing for September's EuroBasket.
July 12, 2013 - Khimki signs point guard Green Khimki
Moscow Region has a new member in its backcourt, point guard Mike
Green, who signed a two-year contract with the Russian powerhouse on
Friday. Green (1.85 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Cimberio Varese.
July 12, 2013 - France go big to defeat brave hosts France
did not impress on Thursday night but won 66-44 over hosts Estonia at
the Sportland U20 European Championship by using their advantage in
size and physicality to suffocate them on defence.
July 12, 2013 - Budivelnik Kiev inks Downs Turkish
Airlines Euroleague newcomer Budivelnik Kiev bolstered its frontcourt
with the signing of forward Micah Downs. The contract is for one season
with an option for the 2014-15 campaign. Downs has past experience
playing in Europe in Croatia, Belgium and Spain.
July 11, 2013 - Lithuania take next step in style Lithuania
produced a stunning display on Thursday to storm past Georgia 107-49 at
the Sportland U20 European Championship and secure either a first or
second-place finish in Group A. Five players scored in double digits
for the winners.
July 11, 2013 - Italy: stealing their way to victory Defence
wins games, and there is no team at the U20 European Championship that
knows that better than Italy. After a dismal 24-point loss in their
opening game, the Italians promoted themselves to medal contenders on a
five-game winning streak.
July 11, 2013 - Greece shut down Germany for 2nd win Greece
kept Germany to just four points in the second quarter to grab a key
10-point advantage which helped them secure a 65-56 win, their second
consecutive at the Sportland U20 European Championship in Estonia.
July 11, 2013 - Quarter-Final Previews U20 European Championship Women
elimination rounds are upon us at the U20 European Championship Women
in Samsun. After the First and Second Rounds, four teams are sitting at
5-1 or better, but in a one-game scenario, anything can happen.
July 11, 2013 - Montenegro cruise to second victory Montenegro
made easy work of their Day 3 clash with Croatia on Thursday to collect
a 79-56 win and join Turkey at the top of Group B at the Sportland U20
European Championship in Tallinn. Marko Mugosa finished with 24 points
and four rebounds.
July 11, 2013 - Maccabi Electra puts Rice at point Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv continued reenforcing its roster by inking playmaker
Tyrese Tice to a two-year deal on Thursday. Rice (1.85 meters, 26 years
old) arrives from FC Bayern Munich, where he averaged 15.8 points.
July 11, 2013 - 3x3 captures Tbilisi 2013
marked the first year the Georgian capital Tbilisi took part in the 3x3
Worldtour with the Georgian Basketball Federation organising the
Tbilisi Open on 6 and 7 July. Team And1 lifted the trophy when the
final was done and dusted, defeating Pantera 15-11.
July 11, 2013 - Budivelnik keeps star forward Drozdov A
signature player is set to stay with his club in its Turkish Airlines
Euroleague debut, as Budivelnik Kiev reached a new agreement with Artur
Drozdov to stay together for one more season. Budivelnik keeps an
option to extend his contract until the end of the 2014-15 season.
July 11, 2013 - Turkish defence halts France In
a game where baskets came few and far in between, Turkey rode an
impressive defensive effort in a 38-32 win over previously unbeaten
France, ending Second Round action at the U20 European Championship
Women in Samsun.
July 11, 2013 - Latvia leave it late but beat Russia Latvia
led Russia for most of the game but needed overtime to bend Russia's
resistance 89-85 in a highly entertaining Day 2 affair on Wednesday at
the Sportland U20 European Championship, that could have gone either
July 10, 2013 - Serbs hold on in tense Finale Serbia
ended the game on a 6-0 run to edge Greece 57-50 and claim a spot in
the quarter-finals by finishing Group F of the U20 European
Championship Women in second place. Meanwhile, Greece is eliminated,
and faces battle for survival in Division A.
July 10, 2013 - Greece bounce back to edge out Serbia Greece
came back from an 11-point deficit on Wednesday to claim a dramatic
79-73 win over Serbia in their debut game in Group A of the Sportland
U20 European Championship in Tallinn. Papapetrou led all scorers with
July 10, 2013 - Turkey announce ambitious squad Stars
Hedo Turkoglu, Ersan Ilyasova and Omer Asik headline an impressive
20-strong preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013 that the Turkish
federation made public on Wednesday. The list of Turkey head coach
Bogdan Tanjevic is an ambitious mix of old and new.
July 10, 2013 - Croatia survive Ukraine scare in OT Croatia
almost threw away a 16-point fourth-quarter lead but managed to edge
out Ukraine 77-75 in overtime and register a first victory after two
games at the Sportland U20 European Championship in Tallinn.
July 10, 2013 - Galatasaray keeps playmaker Arroyo Galatasaray
Liv Hospital ensured that it will have the same on-court leader that
led the club to the Turkish League crown last season after signing
playmaker Carlos Arroyo to a new deal. The sides came to terms on a
one-year contract with an option for the 2014-15 season.
July 10, 2013 - Lithuania beat Germany to go top Lithuania
overcame on Wednesday another slow start at the Sportland U20 European
Championship to prevail 74-62 over Germany in a battle between the two
teams that were victorious on the opening day of Group A action.
July 10, 2013 - Barcelona adds top prospect Sulejmanovic FC
Barcelona invested in its future by inking promising forward Emir
Sulejmanovic to a multi-year deal on Wednesday. Sulejmanovic (2.04
meters, 17 years old) arrives from Union Olimpija Ljubljana, where he
made his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut last season.
July 10, 2013 - Spain announce squad without Ibaka Spain
head coach Juan Orenga has chosen to announce directly a 12-man
preliminary squad for the EuroBasket, accompanied by three reserve
players, with forward/center Serge Ibaka not included on the list.
July 10, 2013 - Panathinaikos signs Mavrokefalidis Panathinaikos
Athens bolstered its frontcourt by adding big man Loukas Mavrokefalidis
to a two-year deal on Wednesday. Mavrokefalidis (2.07 meters, 28 years
old) arrives from FC Barcelona, where he averaged 6.5 points and 3.3
rebounds in 12 Spanish League games last season.
July 10, 2013 - Alba Berlin signs small forward Redding Alba
Berlin kept adding players to its roster by inking small forward Reggie
Redding to a two-year deal on Wednesday. Redding (1.96 meters, 24 years
old) arrives from Walter Tigers Tuebingen, where he averaged 14 points
in 34 German League games last season.
July 10, 2013 - France lose another center in Gobert France
head coach Vincent Collet must be thinking he has fallen victim of a
very bad practical joke, as hardly a day goes by without the
announcement of another French center becoming unavailable to play at
July 10, 2013 - Maccabi Electra, Schortsanitis join forces again Sofoklis
Schortsanitis will return to the site of some of his greatest successes
after signing a three-year contract to return to Maccabi Electra Tel
Aviv. Schortsanitis (2.06 meters, 28 years old) played for Maccabi
under Coach David Blatt between 2010 and 2012.
July 10, 2013 - Belfius Mons Hainaut brings home Tuluka Belfius
Mons Hainaut has strengthened its perimeter game by bringing back to
Belgium swingman Alex Tuluka on a two-year contract. Tuluka (1.94
meters, 24 years old) had spend the last five years at United States
July 10, 2013 - Dominant Spain clinch first place Two-time
defending champions Spain made sure they enter the quarter-final stage
from top of Group E, after a dominating 71-46 win over Serbia at the
U20 European Championship Women on Tuesday night.
July 9, 2013 - Turkey beat Croatia in first thriller Turkey
guard Ahmet Tuncer drilled a jump-shot with five seconds on the clock
to give his team a 74-73 win over Croatia in a thrilling clash on the
opening day of the Sportland U20 European Championship in Tallinn.
July 9, 2013 - Banvit Bandirma adds veteran Ozer Veteran
forward Cevher Ozer is taking his talents to a fifth Turkish team after
signing a deal with qualifying rounds team Banvit Bandirma for the next
two seasons. Ozer (2.05 meters, 30 years old) spent six of the last
seven years playing for Besiktas JK Istanbul.
July 9, 2013 - Lithuania edge out Serbia in Premiere Lithuania
improved enormously in the second half of their encounter with Serbia
to clinch a 68-64 victory on the first day of Group A action at the
Sportland U20 European Championship, in Tallinn. Lithuania forward
Vaidas Kariniauskas led all scorers with 23 points.
July 9, 2013 - France prevail in nail-biter France
remained perfect at the U20 European Championship Women in Samsun after
a thrilling and a hard-fought 59-58 win over Sweden. France overcame
Sweden's seven triples by being efficient from close range, as they
shot better than 50:% (21-for-41) for two points.
July 9, 2013 - Italy stun France in come-back victory Italy
came back from 13 points down on Tuesday to defeat France 76-70 in the
opening encounter of First Round Group D at the Sportland U20 European
Championship, in Tallinn. Marco Lagana led the charde for Italy with 16
July 9, 2013 - Greece do it again Greece
pulled off a second improbable comeback in less than 24 hours, rallying
from 14 points down to edge Belarus 64-62 on Tuesday, further improving
their chances of advancing to the quarter-finals at the U20 European
Championship Women in Samsun.
July 9, 2013 - Germany win opener with Georgia Germany
made the most of their advantage in size and physicality to prevail
89-75 over Georgia in the inaugural game of Group A at the Sportland
U20 European Championship in Tallinn. Bogdan Radosavljevic was dominant
for Germany, posting 25 points and 7 rebounds.
July 9, 2013 - More big men woes for France, Serbia France
center Ronny Turiaf has changed his mind and decided to not play at
EuroBasket 2013, while Serbia forward/center Milan Macvan was absent
from the national team's first gathering on Monday. Turiaf was one of
the few centers included in Collet's preliminary squad.
July 9, 2013 - Poland goes top of Group G Poland
picked up their second consecutive victory and jumped
atopClassification Group G with a 58-51 win over Lithuania at the U20
European Championship Women on Tuesday. Karolina Puss finished with 10
points for Poland.
July 9, 2013 - Bayern Munich adds scoring ace Delaney FC
Bayern Munich added firepower to its roster by inking scoring machine
Malcolm Delaney to a one-year deal. Delaney (1.91 meters, 24 years old)
arrives from Budivelnik Kiev, where he averaged 16.1 points, 4.3
rebounds and 2.8 assists in 16 Eurocup games last season.
July 9, 2013 - Olympiacos adds big man Dunston Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus bolstered its
froncourt by inking power forward Bryant Dunston to a two-year deal on
Tuesday. Dunston (2.03 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Cimberio
July 9, 2013 - Igokea signs point guard Mays Igokea
Aleksandrovac improved its backcourt for its upcoming Eurocup debut
next season by inking Keddric Mays to a one-year deal on Monday. Mays
(1.83 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Givova Scafati Basket.
July 9, 2013 - Zalgiris leaves VTB United League After
three days of intense negotiations between Zalgiris and Andrey
Shirokov, General Director of VTB United League, it was again confirmed
that Lithuanian champions will not participate in the tournament next
July 9, 2013 - Spain into Quarter Finals Spain
became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals from Group E,
following an 83-72 win over Belarus at the U20 European Championship
Women. Astou Ndour led Spain once again, this time with 19 points and
July 8, 2013 - Maccabi Electra pens rookie Cohen to 4-year deal Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv added another promising piece to its frontcourt by
signing rookie center Jake Cohen to a four-year contract. Cohen (2.10
meters, 22 years old) will make his professional debut with Maccabi
after playing college basketball at Davidson College.
July 8, 2013 - Magic Spanou leads Greece home Greece
rallied from a 20-point deficit to down the Netherlands 56-50 in Group
E action at the U20 European Championship Women on Monday. Spanou had a
monster game with 25 points, 17 rebounds, six assists and three steals.
July 8, 2013 - Cantu brings playmaker Gentile aboard Lenovo
Cantu signed playmaker Stefano Gentile to a two-year contract, the club
announced Monday. Gentile (1.91 meters, 23 years old) comes from a rich
basketball family. His father, Nando Gentile, was a Euroleague champion
and EuroBasket silver medalist.
July 8, 2013 - France storm into Quarter-Finals Leading
from start to finish, France eased past Germany 63-30 and became the
first team to claim a quarter-finals berth at the U20 European
Championship Women on Monday in Samsun. Sara Chevaugeon had 11 points,
and Christelle Diallo scored 10.
July 8, 2013 - Olympiacos, Spanoulis will seek three-peat Vassilis
Spanoulis will remain with the champs! Spanoulis, who led Olympiacos to
back-to-back Euroleague titles the last two seasons and earned Final
Four MVP honors each time, decided to remain with the Reds and signed a
three-year contract with the club.
July 8, 2013 - 19-0 Run lifts Serbia to victory In
the first game of Group E, Serbia used a huge 19-0 run at the start of
the second half on their way to down the Slovak Republic 54-43, and
edge closer to a place in the quarter-finals of the U20 European
July 8, 2013 - Gordon is FIBA U19 World Tournament MVP Aaron
Gordon played a leading role as the United States captured the title at
the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship and was rewarded for his efforts
by being named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, presented by
July 8, 2013 - Lithuania clings on against Ukraine Lithuania
squeezed past Ukraine 64-59 in their first match in Classification
Group G to pick up their first victory at the U20 European Championship
Women on Monday. Agne Cerneckyte was an all-round factor for Lithuania
with 10 points, six assists and five rebounds.
July 8, 2013 - Alba Berlin signs King through 2016 Alba
Berlin reached an agreement with small forward Alex King to work
together until the end of the 2015-16 season, the club announced
Monday. King arrives from s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg, where he averaged
8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 6 Eurocup games.
July 8, 2013 - First victory for Poland Poland
held on against Hungary 53-50 on the first day of action in
Classification Group G at the U20 European Championship Women on
Monday. Dominika Miloszewska had 10 points for Poland in victory.
July 8, 2013 - FC Bayern Munich re-signs Hamann FC
Bayern Munich agreed to terms with playmaker Steffen Hamann to stay
together until the end of the 2013-14 season, the club announced
Monday. Hamann (1.94 meters, 32 years old) averaged 5.1 points and 3
assists in 41 German League games last season.
July 8, 2013 - Rubio: EuroBasket will mark next decade There
are plenty who expect an end to the gold rush era of two-time European
champions Spain at September's EuroBasket in Slovenia, but young
Spanish star Ricky Rubio is having none of it.
July 8, 2013 - Real Madrid adds size with Mejri Real
Madrid bolstered its froncourt for the upcoming season by inking center
Salah Mejri to a one-year deal. Mejri arrives from Blusens Monbus
Obradoiro, where he averaged 9.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in
36 Spanish League games last season.
July 8, 2013 - Radnicki was offered a wild-card instead of Vojvodina The
ABA Sidro Assembly, which was held on June 20th in Ljubljana,
unanimously decided that BC Vojvodina Srbijagas and BC Siroki WWin need
to pay the whole amount for the 2013/14 wild-card until 5.7.2013.
July 8, 2013 - Strasbourg re-signs all-around threat Greer A
well-rounded veteran is set to return to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague after Strasbourg reached a new agreement with do-it-all
forward Ricardo Greer to keep working together for one more year. Greer
averaged 13.6 points in 37 French League games last season.
July 8, 2013 - JSF Nanterre adds combo guard Lisch JSF
Nanterre improved its backcourt before its Turkish Airlines Euroleague
debut next season by inking combo guard Kevin Lisch to a one-year deal
this weekend. Lisch (1.88 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Piratas de
July 8, 2013 - Valencia Basket tabs Van Rossom Valencia
Basket has signed playmaker Sam Van Rossom to a three-year deal, the
club announced this weekend. Van Rossom arrives from CAI Zaragoza,
where he averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3 assists in 40 Spanish
League games last season.
July 8, 2013 - The pearl of Serbian Basketball It
is hard to find a player with more experience at youth level than
Serbian star forward Natasa Kovacevic. She might have only turned 19
this past May, but Kovacevic is already playing in her seventh FIBA
Europe youth competition.
July 8, 2013 - Serbia take Silver, Lithuania Bronze Serbia fought bravely but ran
out of steam in the second half and lost 82-68 to the USA
in the final of the U19 World Championship Men in Prague on Sunday,
while Lithuania outlasted Australia 106-100 in overtime to win bronze.
July 7, 2013 - USA restore pride with U19 title The
United States restored pride at the U19 age group as they used a 13-1
fourth quarter run to pull away and win the 2013 FIBA U19 World
Championship title with an 82-68 win over Serbia in the Final.
Harrell had 17 points, four rebounds and four blocks.
July 6, 2013 - Serbia into Final Serbia
will shoot for their third medal in four tournaments as they reached
the final of the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship with a hard-fought
63-58 victory over Australia. Nikola Jankovic poured in 20 points to
lead Serbia, while Vasilje Micic added 13 points.
July 6, 2013 - France cruise to third win Riding
the hot shooting hands from Margaux Galliou, Esther Moisan Niamke and
Romane Bernies, France eased past Hungary 62-45 in the last match of
Group C at the U20 European Championship Women in Samsun on Saturday.
July 6, 2013 - Dwight Howard chooses Houston The
Dwight Howard saga has come to an end as the All-Star center has
decided to sign for the Houston Rockets. Howard has decided to sign a
free-agent contract, opting out of a three-year deal he had with the
Los Angeles Lakers.
July 6, 2013 - Second consecutive win for Sweden Sweden
topped Germany 74-65 in their last game of Group D at the U20 European
Championship Women. With this victory, Sweden carry a win into the
Second Round, while Germans carry no wins across into Group F where
they will face France, Italy and Russia.
July 6, 2013 - Slovenia trim squad to 16 players EuroBasket
2013 hosts Slovenia had announced a 34-strong preliminary squad back in
February, but head coach Bozidar Maljkovic announced on Friday the 16
men he expects to report at training camp on 19 July.
July 6, 2013 - Serbia sees off Ukraine Serbia
never trailed to see off Ukraine 73-61 and claim a place in the Second
Round of the U20 European Championship Women where they will face
Spain, Slovak Republic and Greece. Natasa Kovacevic once again led
Serbia with 21 points plus eight rebounds.
July 6, 2013 - Draw wets appetite for the season ahead In
the wake of the EuroLeague Women 2013-2014 draw, those involved with
various participating clubs have been reacting to what now lies in wait
during forthcoming months. Universal agreement that Group A appears to
be the most challenging for those teams within it.
July 5, 2013 - Spain come back to down Slovak Republic Two-time
defending champions Spain qualified for the Second Round of the U20
European Championship Women, rallying back from an early 10-point
deficit to down Slovak Republic 62-52. Astou Ndour led Spain with 17
points and 10 rebounds.
July 5, 2013 - Banvit tabs playmaker Rowland Banvit
Bandirma took another step towards building a Turkish Airlines
Euroleague-worthy team with the signing of point guard EJ Rowland for
the coming season. Rowland comes off a standout season with VEF Riga,
whom he led to the Latvian League title.
July 5, 2013 - Hot-shooting Swedes bounce back Only
hours after a dramatic loss against the host nation Turkey on Thursday,
Sweden bounced back for an important 69-47 win over Lithuania in Group
D of the U20 European Championship Women on Friday.
July 5, 2013 - Serbia: Erceg, Velickovic pull out The
'4' spot will be a major headache for Serbia head coach Dusan Ivkovic
at EuroBasket 2013, as after the already confirmed absence of Dusko
Savanovic, both Novica Velickovic and Zoran Erceg have pulled out of
the preliminary squad.
July 5, 2013 - Serbia wins big over Belarus Serbia
led from start to finish and defeated Belarus 73-53 to pick up their
first victory in Group A of the U20 European Championship Women in
Samsun on Friday. Dijana Stancic netted 15 points for Serbia.
July 5, 2013 - Partizan mt:s inks top prospect Salic Partizan
mt:s agreed to terms with one of the most talented young centers in the
region, Djoko Salic, on a multi-year deal. Salic last played for Spars
05 Sarajevo, which he led to the Nike International Junior Tournament
finals last season at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.
July 5, 2013 - Bayern Munich re-signs Benzing through 2015 Bayern
Munich retained one of its core players for the team’s Turkish Airlines
Euroleague debut by re-signing forward Robin Benzing for an additional
two seasons. Benzing (2.08 meters, 24 years old) has been with the club
July 5, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Season 2013-14 drawn The
EuroLeague Women draw for the 2013-14 season concluded on Friday in
Munich, Germany. Champions UMMC Ekaterinburg headline Group A, where
they meet last season's semi-finalists Tango Bourges Basket and Good
July 5, 2013 - Georgia strong despite Pachulia absence Star
center Zaza Pachulia, who underwent Achilles tendon surgery in April,
is the only big-name absence from the 20-strong preliminary squad for
EuroBasket 2013 that Georgia head coach Igor Kokoskov announced on
July 5, 2013 - EuroChallenge 2013-14 drawn The
Draw for EuroChallenge 2013-14 has concluded in Munich, Germany. The 32
clubs which are registered for the upcoming season were divided in two
Conferences (1 and 2) based on geographical criteria and eight First
Round groups of four teams each.
July 5, 2013 - EuroCup Women 2013-14 drawn The
Draw for EuroCup Women 2013-14 has concluded in Munich, Germany. The 28
clubs registered for the upcoming season were divided in two
Conferences (1 and 2) based on geographical criteria and seven First
Round groups of four teams each.
July 5, 2013 - Unics Kazan brings Zisis back to Russia Former
Euroleague champion Nikos Zisis is taking his game back to Russia after
Unics Kazan signed him to a two-year deal. Zisis (1.97 meters, 29 years
old) reached the Eurocup Final last season with Uxue Bilbao Basket in
what was his first season in the competition.
July 5, 2013 - EuroChallenge draw seedings released FIBA
Europe announced seedings for the draw of the EuroChallenge 2013-14
season, which will take place in Munich, on Friday, 5 July. The 32
clubs registered for this year's competition are divided into two
Conferences (1 and 2) based on broad geographical criteria.
July 4, 2013 - Igokea inks Pavkovic, Nikolic Igokea
Aleksandrovac added size and experience to its roster by inking power
forward Uros Nikolic and veteran playmaker Miljan Pavkovic to
respective one-year deals on Thursday. Pavkovic (1.78 meters, 32 years
old) arrives from CEZ Basketball Nymburk.
July 4, 2013 - Hosts Turkey survive in thriller To
the delight of the home fans, Özge Kavurmacioglu hit a game-winning
three-pointer with 15 seconds to go as Turkey picked up a dramatic
68-65 win over Sweden in Group D of the U20 European Championship Women
on Thursday night.
July 4, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, EuroCup Women Draw Seedings FIBA
Europe released seedings for the 2013-14 EuroLeague Women and EuroCup
Women Draw, to take place at Munich's Kempinski Hotel on Friday, 5
July. The clubs' seeding is decided by the ranking of their National
Federation as well as their own results in the competition.
July 4, 2013 - Panathinaikos, Diamantidis agree on extension Dimitris
Diamantidis made sure that all the best years of his career will be
spent wearing a Panathinaikos uniform after agreeing to another
extension. He has become the face of franchise while leading it to
amazing accomplishments during his nine seasons with Greens.
July 4, 2013 - Germans hold on in Thriller Germany
opened the action in Group D of U20 European Championship Women with a
thrilling 86-85 win over Lithuania on Thursday in Samsun, Turkey.
Producing turnovers and fast breaks, Germany separated themselves early
and held a 60-40 advantage in the third quarter.
July 4, 2013 - Netherlands dominate opener With
three players posting double-doubles, the Netherlands tipped off their
campaign at the U20 European Championship Women in dominant fashion,
downing Serbia 75-43 in the first game of Group A on Thursday.
July 4, 2013 - Euroleague 2013-14, Regular season, Groups analysis and
reaching the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four four times in five
seasons, FC Barcelona will have no other goal than challenging for its
third title. Its 44-6 regular season record in those five years shows
that Barcelona is always one of the teams to follow early.
July 4, 2013 - U19 World Championship, Four Europeans Into
Croatia, Serbia and Lithuania have met expectations and qualified to
the last eight of the FIBA U19 World Championship, while Russia fell
78-61 to Australia on the final day of second round action and missed
out on the quarter-finals.
July 4, 2013 - 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw results Euroleague
fans can start planning the rest of the calendar year after the draw
for the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season and the
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds Friday took place on Thursday afternoon in
July 4, 2013 - Milan, Italy to host 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Final Four Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that the 2014 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four will be held at the Mediolanum Forum in the
historic basketball capital of Milan, Italy from May 15 to 18 next
July 4, 2013 - Novak impressed by France event Kamil
Novak has returned pleased from France where he experienced his first
EuroBasket Women as the FIBA Europe Secretary General. Novak, who was
in France for long periods throughout the Championship, spoke
positively of his observations upon his return to Munich.
July 4, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball 2013-14: Team Provisional Rosters Provisional
rosters for 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. It is obvious
that there will be a lot of changes in rosters comparing to previous
season. It will be inetersting to see all new signings and preparations
for upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague season.
July 4, 2013 - Olympiacos re-signs playmaker Law Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Pireaus reached a new
agreement with point guard Acie Law to keep working together until the
end of the 2014-15 season, the club announced Thursday.
July 4, 2013 - 20 Years from Germany's Cinderella story On
4 July 1993, Germany completed one of the biggest upsets in the history
of the EuroBasket by edging out Russia 71-70 in the final and
conquering their first - and only, so far - gold medal in the
July 4, 2013 - 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season draw set for
July 4 The
first calendar event of a new and exciting basketball season – the draw
for the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague – will be held on Thursday,
July 4 in Barcelona at 12:00 CEST. The draw will be held in two parts:
one to decide the four groups of six teams.
July 3, 2013 - Coach Fragias stays in Rhodes Coach
Vassilis Fragias agreed terms with Kolossos Rhodes and he will continue
to coach the team for one more year! Today morning Kolossos Rhodes
inked the 52 years old coach Vassilis Fragias, who was the team's coach
during the last half of the past season.
July 3, 2013 - ECA Shareholders Meeting ushers in new season The
Euroleague Commercial Assets Shareholders Meeting on Wednesday in
Barcelona paved the way for the start of the 2013-14 season with the
approval of the team list for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, of rules
changes aimed at making games more dynamic.
July 3, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball opens One Team collaboration with
Projecte Home Catalunya The
corporate social responsibility programme One Team added two new
features to its ongoing expansion as Euroleague Basketball's own
in-house project in Barcelona was unveiled and playing legend Nikola
Vujcic was presented as the newest One Team Ambassador.
July 3, 2013 - Anadolu Efes Istanbul receives gold Devotion Marketing
conceiving and executing one of the biggest viral fan-interaction
moments in the sports world this year, Anadolu Efes Istanbul has been
honored by Euroleague Basketball and its fellow clubs as the winner of
the gold Devotion Marketing Award for 2013.
July 3, 2013 - EuroChallenge 2013-14 clubs confirmed FIBA
Europe announced on Wednesday the teams which will participate in the
upcoming season of EuroChallenge. The list is headed by defending
champions Krasnye Krylia from Russia. It also includes 2011 winners
Krka Novo Mesto of Slovenia.
July 3, 2013 - Fener aim to redraw map with Obradovic While
the special weight of Turkey in European basketball is beyond dispute,
the country is represented by a blank spot when one looks at the map of
clubs who have conquered the Euroleague title.
July 3, 2013 - Panathinaikos re-signs big man Skordilis Panathinaikos
reached a new agreement with big man Gaios Skordilis to stay together
for one more season, the club announced Wednesday. Skordilis (2.10
meters, 25 years old) averaged 0.8 points and 0.4 rebounds in 12
Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season.
July 3, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, EuroCup Women teams announced FIBA
Europe announced the composition of its two European club competitions
for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Twenty teams will participate in the
EuroLeague Women, with 17 of them having seen action also last season,
including defending Champions UMMC Ekaterinburg.
July 3, 2013 - Cimberio Varese lands coach Frates Cimberio
Varese found a new coach weeks before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds, none other than Fabricio Frates, who inked a
two-deal time with the five-time continental champions on Wednesday.
July 3, 2013 - Budivelnik brings back Nerush Budivelnik
Kiev added depth to its backcourt weeks before its Turkish Airlines
Euroleague debut by inking guard Alexandr Nerush to a one-year deal on
Tuesday. Nerush (1.92 meters, 30 years old) arrives from SK Cherkasy
July 3, 2013 - Van Den Spiegel calls it a Day Two-time
Euroleague winner Thomas Van Den Spiegel, the most decorated Belgian
player of the last two decades, has announced the end of his
18-year-long basketball career just a few days before turning 35.
July 3, 2013 - A EuroBasket Women adventure for Dotto She
may only be 20, but when Francesca Dotto reaches the other end of her
career and hangs up her playing shoes, her EuroBasket Women debut with
Italy will remain one of her most vivid memories.
July 3, 2013 - Euroleague media directors meet at EBI Annual Workshops Communications
was the focus Tuesday as the EBI Annual Workshops continued in
Barcelona by bringing together Euroleague Basketball staff with media
directors from throughout the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
July 2, 2013 - Laboral Kutxa brings in Hanga One
of the most promising forwards in continental basketball is set to make
his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut next year, as Laboral Kutxa
Vitoria announced the arrival of Adam Hanga, who inked a four-year deal
with his new club on Tuesday.
July 2, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom adds center Marjanovic Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
bolstered its frontcourt by adding center Boban Marjanovic
to a two-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Marjanovic (2.21
meters, 24 years old) arrives from Mega Vizura, where he averaged 16.9
July 2, 2013 - Spain look the part in run-up to Estonia Spain
gave fair warning at the weekend that despite the important absence of
Alejandro Abrines they will be among the medal contenders at the
upcoming Sportland U20 European Championship in Tallinn.
July 2, 2013 - Fenerbahce Ulker hires coaching legend Obradovic After
a one-year break, coaching legend Zeljko Obradovic will once again be
roaming the sidelines of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague! Obradovic has agreed to a two-year deal to become
the head coach of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul.
July 2, 2013 - EWE Baskets adds size with Freese EWE
Baskets Oldenburg improved its frontcourt weeks before the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by re-signing center Jannik
Freese to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Freese averaged 4.6 points and
2.7 rebounds in 17 EuroChallenge games last season.
July 2, 2013 - Valencia Basket inks Aguilar Valencia
Basket bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming seasons by inking
power forward Pablo Aguilar to a three-year deal, the club announced
Tuesday. Aguilar (2.03 meters, 24 years old) arrives from CAI Zaragoza.
July 2, 2013 - Bayern Munich adds All-Eurocup center Bryant FC
Bayern Munich bolstered its froncourt for its upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague debut by inking center John Bryant to a two-year deal, the
club announced Tuesday. Bryant (2.08 meters, 26 years old) arrives from
July 2, 2013 - France U20's Win Istanbul Tournament France
won four of their five games to finish on top in the six-nation Turgut
Atakol U20 international tournament in Istanbul, just over a week
before the Sportland U20 European Championship tips off in Estonia.
July 2, 2013 - Real Madrid re-signs legend Reyes A
signature player is set to stay in the Spanish capital until 2015, as
Real Madrid reached an new agreement with Felipe Reyes to extend his
contract for two more years, the club announced Tuesday. Reyes averaged
7.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 29 Euroleague games.
July 2, 2013 - Panathinaikos Athens brings back Fotsis A
familiar face to all Panathinaikos Athens fans is back for his fourth
stint with the Greens, as the club announced a three-year deal with
power forward Antonis Fotsis on Tuesday. Fotsis arrives from EA7
Emporio Armani Milano.
July 2, 2013 - Unics Kazan tabs Koleshnikov Unics
Kazan added fire power to its roster by inking sharp shooter Evgeniy
Koleshnikov to a one-year deal, which the club can extend until the end
of the 2014-15 season. Koleshnikov (1.95 meters, 27 years old) arrives
from Krasnye Krylia Samara.
July 1, 2013 - Olympiacos hands Simmons three-year deal Olympiacos
Piraeus continued rebuilding a championship-worthy roster by signing
big man Cedric Simmons to a three-year deal. Simmons (2.08 meters, 27
years old) joins Aaron Petway as the second new addition to the Reds’
frontline in the past week.
July 1, 2013 - EBI Annual Workshops mark run-up to draw The
Euroleague Basketball Institute Annual Workshops resume on Tuesday in
Barcelona with events that focus on ticketing, communications and
marketing in the run-up to the official start of the 2013-14 season.
July 1, 2013 - Strasbourg lands Diot, extends Toupane Strasbourg
Basket improved its backcourt by inking combo guard Antoine Diot to a
two-year deal, the club announced Monday. Diot (1.91 meters, 24 years
old) arrives from Paris-Levallois, where he averaged 13.1 points in 30
French League games last season.
July 1, 2013 - Banvit chooses Itoudis as head coach A
man that knows Euroleague success like few others will try to make
history by bringing a new club into Europe’s elite competition as
Dimitris Itoudis – a five-time Euroleague champion as an assistant
coach – looks to lead Banvit BK through the Euroleague Qualifying
July 1, 2013 - Igokea adds big man Fraser Igokea Aleksandrovac started to
put together a roster for its Eurocup debut in the 2013-14 season by inking big man Michael Fraser
to a one-year deal this weekend. Fraser (2.03 meters, 29 years old)
arrives from Byblos, where he averaged 20.1 points and 16.9 rebounds.
July 1, 2013 - Galatasaray Liv Hospital lands swingman Guler A
veteran swingman switched Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams with the
announcement on Monday that Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul inked
Sinan Guler to a two-year deal, with a club option to extend the
contract until 2016.
July 1, 2013 - Bauermann trims Squad New
Polish head coach Dirk Bauermann has trimmed his squad for EuroBasket
2013 to 17 players who will report for camp on 23 July. The list, which
was released over the weekend, sees four players removed from the
initial 21-man squad.
July 1, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani Milano finds new coach in Banchi Fresh
off an outstanding season, head coach Luca Banchi switched Turkish
Airlines Euroleague teams on Monday, when he signed a deal with EA7
Emporio Armani Milano. Banchi, age 47, arrives from Montepaschi Siena.
July 1, 2013 - 2013 Devotion Marketing Awards finalists announced Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce that Alba Berlin, Anadolu Efes
Istanbul and Olympiacos Piraeus are the three finalists for the 2013
Devotion Marketing Awards. The order of the winners will be announced
on Wednesday, July 3.
July 1, 2013 - CAI Zaragoza keeps scoring ace Roll CAI
Zaragoza reached a new agreement with sharp shooter Michael Roll to
keep working together next season, the club announced this weekend.
Roll shined in his first season with Zaragoza, averaging 11.8 points
and 3.1 rebounds in 40 Spanish League games last season.
July 1, 2013 - Panathinaikos, Lasme stay together through 2015 Panathinaikos
Athens reached a new agreement with big man Stephane Lasme to keep
working together until the end of the 2014-15 season. Lasme (2.03
meters, 31 years old) averaged 10 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks
in 28 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season.
July 1, 2013 - Buducnost Voli adds size with Komatina Buducnost
Voli Podgorica bolstered its frontcourt by inking center Milos Komatina
to a two-year deal this weekend. Komatina (2.05 meters, 28 years old)
arrives from Igokea Aleksandrovac, where he averaged 6.8 points and 2.7
rebounds in 27 Adriatic League games last season.
July 1, 2013 - Maccabi Electra adds size with Tyus Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv bolstered its froncourt by inking power forward Alex
Tyus to a two-year deal, the club announced Monday. Maccabi keeps an
option to extend the agreement until the end of the 2015-16 season.
July 1, 2013 - Lyttle takes MVP crown to go with Gold Sancho
Lyttle was hailed EuroBasket Women 2013 MVP after propelling her team
to the top of the podium with a tremendous tournament double-double.
Veteran forward finished as the best player in the competition, having
accumulated a 18.4 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.