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U20 EuroBasket – Player Preview

The U20 EuroBasket starts this weekend in Gdynia, Poland. In this article I will preview some of the players that I think should be paid attention to. All of those guys want to rise their stock with this upcoming tournament, and prove themselves as a valuable option in a 12-man rotation. Noah Penda – France,…

Get to know the international prospects in the 2024 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is here and with a major European presence. From the top of the draft to the late second round, a lot of players from the old continent will hear their name heard in the first two-day draft ever. Throughout the year, we have followed the best Europeans in college closely so you…

Standouts from ANGT Finals in Berlin

Another ANGT season is in the books, with the Finals held in Berlin crowning Real Madrid once again as champions after a thrilling game against PFBB INSEP. The Spanish powerhouse secured back-to-back titles in the ANGT Finals by defeating INSEP 85-84 in overtime. This victory marks Real Madrid’s fifth trophy in the tournament. Real Madrid…

Standouts from ANGT Paris

The fourth and last qualifier of the Adidas Next Generation Tournament is in the books, with the Next Gen Team coming away victorious. After Real Madrid, Barcelona and ratiopharm Ulm won the last three qualifiers, this was the first time a select team won the final. Next Generation Team by António Dias A consistent performance…

ANGT Paris Preview

The Adidas Next Generation Tournament is back for the fourth and last qualifier, this time in Paris. Real Madrid, Barcelona and ratiopharm Ulm have guaranteed a place in Berlin already. Seven teams from three countries (plus the NGT select team) will compete for the last direct spot in the finals this weekend. AS Monaco First…

Standouts from ANGT Dubai

The third Adidas Next Generation Tournament qualifier for the 2023/2024 season was held in Dubai. The German team Ratiopharm Ulm secured the ticket for the ANGT Finals by defeating Zalgiris Kaunas (89-84) in what was arguably one of the best ANGT games we have seen to date. Ratiopharm Ulm The German team had a great…

ANGT Dubai Preview

The Adidas Next Generation Tournament heads East, as Dubai becomes a host for the first time in its history. The third qualifier starts this Friday with teams from seven different countries (plus the select team), trying to do the same thing Real Madrid and Barcelona did in the first two: win and book a ticket…

Greek Rising Stars U18 Final-8 Review 

During the first weekend of March, not only was the ANGT qualifier held in Belgrade, but also the Greek Rising Stars U18 Final-8, featuring the following teams: Olympiacos, 10Academy, Panathinaikos, Peristeri, Panerythraikos, Aris, Promitheas, and Milonas. Olympiacos was crowned champions after defeating 10A in the Final (72-67).

Standouts from ANGT Belgrade

FC Barcelona The Spanish dominance continues at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament. After Real Madrid took the first qualifier, it was Barcelona’s turn to come away victorious in Belgrade. Barcelona controlled the action right from the first game and took command of the final early, leaving Milan behind. The MVP was Kasparas Jakucionis, in his…

ANGT Belgrade Preview

The second Adidas Next Generation Tournament qualifier starts this Friday, in the capital of Serbia. Eight more teams will compete for a spot in the finals, after Real Madrid left Podgorica victorious. Four countries (Serbia, Israel, Spain and Italy) will compose this second qualifier, plus the usual Next Generation select team, with players from all…

Standouts from ANGT Podgorica

Real Madrid The title holders came out on top once again, but they were in real danger of losing the final. Playing from behind, Mitar Bosnjakovic took over to get Real Madrid back in the game, with Hugo Gonzalez applying the finishing touches, despite playing the last minutes of the game with four fouls. Gonzalez…

ANGT Podgorica Preview

Adidas Next Generation Tournament, possibly the best youth club tournament in Europe, is back! Played for the first time in Podgorica, the first qualifier takes place this weekend and Eurohoops Scouting will be present at the event. Before it starts, we’ll give you a rundown of the main prospects to watch in the next three…

Zaccharie Risacher, perfect complementary piece

Zaccharie Risacher started making the rounds some years ago as a young player for Asvel and a constant presence in big tournaments for the French national team. Standing 6’8, the young wing is a known name for scouts all around Europe, but a transfer to JL Bourg has put him in the podium in several…

Greek U18 Rising Stars Review

During the weekend of October 27th to 29th, the inaugural three gamedays of the Rising Stars U18 tournament took place in Greece, featuring matchups in multiple venues across Athens and Thessaloniki. A total of 18 thrilling games unfolded during this action-packed weekend, showcasing a crop of promising young prospects who truly shone with their exceptional performances. In this report, we will take a closer look at the standout talents from the first weekend of action.

The Nikola Topić school of pick and roll

After some impressive Adidas Next Generations Tournament performances and a summer run that saw Serbia take the gold medal in the U18 European Championships, Nikola Topić has arrived at the senior level, launching his campaign to the 2024 NBA Draft. With Mega’s focus in developing talent, Topić has found a place where he can evolve…

Late 1st/2nd Round International prospects to get to know before the NBA Draft

On June 22nd, 58 players (due to NBA team suspensions) will become part of the NBA, a dream of a lifetime for most young players. On the international front, Victor Wembanyama is the clear number 1 option, already preparing to be a San Antonio Spur. Bilal Coulibaly has developed this season into a clear lottery…

Your guide for the 2023 ANGT Finals

The Adidas Next Generation Tournament comes to a close this weekend in Kaunas, along with the Euroleague Final Four. Qualifier winners Real Madrid and Barcelona share Group A with Crvena Zvezda and Panathinaikos, while Joventut Badalona and Mega, winners of the other two qualifiers, will be playing in Group B along Next Generation Select Team and Zalgiris. We bring you the players to keep an eye on during the tournament, with a collection of some of the best talented young players in Europe.

The generational passing ability of Juan Nuñez

Let me preface this by clarifying that I rarely give out the “generational” stamp to whatever skill from a player I’m watching or writing about. If used too many times, it loses its meaning, so I am very careful with the way and how often I use it. And that’s why I did it with…

Munich ANGT Recap

No surprise in Munich, as Real Madrid took home the trophy, after a completely dominant and convincing display at the tournament. Here is the recap of three days full of basketball in south Germany.

Ones to watch – ANGT Munich

The Adidas Next Generation Tournament is back in Munich. From January 20th to the 22nd, eight teams will battle for a place in the Finals. At the Audi Dome, teams from five different countries, plus the Next Generation Team, constituted by players from the nearby regions. 3 days full of exciting games, where scouts, coaches and fans will have the chance to watch the best prospects in European basketball. A tournament to follow through Eurohoops (both the website and social media).

L’Hospitalet U18 Tournament: Final Day

Yesterday was the final day at the 43rd Torneig Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet, the U18 International Tournament in L’Hospitalet, a marquee date in scouting calendars in Europe. In the morning games, FC barcelona outlasted Unicaja Málaga in an epic 2006 generation showdown between Barcelona’s Dame Sarr and Dayan Nessah and Unicaja Málaga’s Mario Saint-Supéry, the…

L’Hospitalet U18 Tournament: Days 1 & 2

The yearly Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet features several of the best U18 squads in Spain, including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Joventut Badalona or Unicaja Málaga. Missing only Valencia (Sergio de Larrea, Lucas Marí and Pablo Navarro, all playing in third division LEB Plata with Valencia’s affiliate team) and Zaragoza (Aday Mara and…

Íscar International U16 Tournament: Final Day

After a dominant tournament throughout, Italy were crowned champions of the Íscar International U16 Tournament, defeating Spain U16 in convincing fashion after a dominant third quarter. The final score was 88-66. The Italians looked fully in control in the second half, able to dictate the tempo of the game and impose their physical advantage over…

Íscar International U16 Tournament: Day 3

Day 3 of the Íscar International U16 Tournament was supposed to feature games between Italy U16 and Portugal U16, which the Italian team won comfortably with a final result of 85-69, and Spain U16 against Greece U16. However, the Greek side, impacted by several cases of non-covid illness and flu symptoms both before and after…

Íscar International U16 Tournament 2022: Days 1 & 2

The two first days of action are in the books in the Villa de Íscar International U16 Tournament, and we will give a brief recap of the most impressive performances from days 1 & 2. As mentioned in our tournament preview, the Íscar tournament is a marquee date on scouting calendars – one of the…

Torneo Villa de Íscar U16 2022 – Tournament Preview

One of the biggest dates in the European scouting calendar at the U16 level, the yearly Villa de Íscar tournament returns for its XXV edition and it comes with a bang. Rather than its customary 4 teams, Íscar is backpedalling to its older format with 6 participating sides: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain Red, Spain White and a regional select team of Castilla y León U16 players. The two Spain teams will presumably feature a mix of their 2007 and 2008 generations, both of which are holding a MiniCamp since this Monday all the way through to the end of the tournament. 

Tournament Review: U15 Torneo Fundacion Leucemia y Linfoma

This past weekend saw the 12th edition of the U15 Torneo Fundación Leucemia y Linfoma, a marquee yearly tournament featuring several of the better teams in Spain and the first milestone in the U15 Spain basketball scene, with renowned past MVPs like Domantas Sabonis or Usman Garuba. In this edition, CB Canarias (the youth system of BCL and ACB team Lenovo Tenerife) and Valencia Basket joined Real Madrid as ACB clubs, competing alongside two competitive local teams in CB Alcobendas and Real Canoe and the regional Madrid U14 team, featuring a selection of the best players from all Madrid teams from the U14 category.

Next Gen Cup 2022 Recap

Last weekend Pesaro hosted “Ibsa Next Gen Cup” where the U19 youth programs of Italian LBA clubs faced up to in two different groups. In these days, just the first phase of the tournament has been held, attending the final stage at the end of February that will be located in Trento. In the group A, Pesaro and Tortona got three wins in as many games, with Treviso and Trieste that answer positively with a 2-1 record. In the group B, Trento ended up the only undefeated team with 4 rivals chasing (Milano, Venezia, Verona and Napoli).

Marqus Marion, the quiet kid taking Denmark by storm

With a handful – well, almost two handfuls – of college offers in his pocket and an explosive start to his professional career, Marqus Marion has been one of the main figures in the early season in Europe. Standing 6’9”, this athletic forward has been making the rounds in Denmark, after a breakthrough summer, helping his Under-18 national team reach the final of the European Championship – Division B.

Scouting the II Torneo de Canteras ACB

Over the past weekend, Getafe, a city on the periphery of Madrid, Spain, hosted the II Torneo de Canteras ACB, the first notable date on the calendar for the U14 Spanish basketball generation. Featuring three powerhouses in Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Valencia Basket, notable ACB teams UCAM Murcia, Carplus Fuenlabrada and BAXI Manresa and a youth category staple in Movistar Estudiantes along with the hosts Aristos Getafe.

Draft Film Room: Sidy Cissoko

The first European playing for G-League Ignite, Sidy Cissoko caught almost everyone by surprise in last year’s Nike Hoop Summit. A sturdy 6-7 wing, who can handle the ball and defend at a high level doesn’t come around that often and that makes Cissoko so intriguing. He was a big part of both exhibition games…

Interview with Spanish guard Sergio De Larrea

If you have been following the main youth international tournaments, there’s a good chance that you have heard of a kid named Sergio De Larrea. Originally from San Agustin, Spain, Sergio is one of the purest talents of his generation, someone who has basketball in his DNA and the type of player who makes watching youth games fun while being extremely efficient and effective. After strong showings at Belgrade’s ANGT and Basketball Without Borders, we decided to interview him for you.

Pete Mickeal presents the NTX combine

The former EuroLeague star has created a showcase for players with the ambition of establishing a point of reference for young, upcoming talent. Pete Michael is a household name in the world of basketball. A EuroLeague champion in 2010 alongside players like Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro, a former scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves and
Washington Wizards and now the organizer of the NTX combine.

Q&A with coach Roy Rana

Roy Rana is a very familiar name in the NBA circles. Currently, an assistant in Sacramento, born and raised in Canada and also half Indian, Rana is a mix that proves how much the game has become global in every aspect. And it’s only fitting that he is coaching for the 10th straight year in the Nike Hoops Summit. Just before the big game Rana talked to Eurohoops Scouting about his background, the game and also the future of international basketball.

Varese ANGT Tournament Recap

A recap of the top prospects seen at the third leg of the Euroleague ANGT that took place in Varese, Italy, last weekend. Pole France won the ANGT Varese after beating Next Generation Varese in the final game.

2022 Play For Passion U16 Tournament Roundtable

The Play For Passion U16 tournament in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, gave scouts and club representatives an opportunity to evaluate some of the best U16 prospects in Europe and put the Play For Passion tournament on the calendar as an important scouting event to attend on a yearly basis. Our scouts Kostas Psimoulis, Ludovico Basso and Federico Gaibotti got into roundtable discussion on who stood out over the four tournament days in Italy.

Meet Greek prospect Alex Samontourov

Born and grow up in Greece to Georgian parents, Samodurov joined 10 Academy at the age of 10. He has two brothers with the younger one, Aggelos (2008 born), also playing basketball. Former Greek player Nikos Chatzivrettas has been a mentor and a role model for him.

Interview with Leonardo Okeke

Leonardo was born on July 16, 2003, in Monza, a city in the Lombardy region of Italy. He played youth basketball at College Borgomanero where he also made his pro debut in the 2019/20 season in the C Gold championship.

Interview with Michael Caicedo

Born on June 21st, 2003 from a Colombian father and a Spanish mother, Michael Caicedo has quickly become one of the hottest names in the international basketball landscape. Originally from Inca, a city in the central-north part of Mallorca, Caicedo took youth competitions by storm, winning individual and team awards.

Recruit to Follow: Lebanese Youssef Khayat

Khayat’s basketball journey started in Lebanon where he played until he was 14. Then, in March 2018, the talented kid went to France for a camp and try-out with Nanterre. It so happened that attending the try-out was a Coach from Limoges who saw him and proposed to join their team for a practice

Recruit To Follow: Swiss Rafael Martinez

Martinez represented the U16 Swiss National Team at the FIBA European Championships in 2018 and 2019 as well as the U18 National Team at the FIBA Challengers this past summer. Standing at 6’8 205, the Swiss prospect grew up playing in Switzerland for Bernex before moving to Geneva Basketball Academy. He last played in France in the LNB Espoirs league for Dijon before leaving for the US where he’s about to take a post grad year at Williston Northampton High School in Massachusetts.

Recruit to Follow: Icelandic Almar Atlason

Over the last years Iceland has become an important place for prospects that have followed the college route. Plenty of recruits ended up in college just in 2021 whether at the D1 or D2 level with Styrmir Prastarson (Davidson), Aljaz Vidmar (Howard), Arnor Eythorsson (Toledo) among others. Atlason started playing basketball when he was four years old at KR Reykjavik and now at 17 he’s part of the senior team rotation.

Recruit to Follow: Estonian Karl Poom

Karl Poom is a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward out of Estonia and is one of the most intriguing bigs in the class of 2023. Poom started playing basketball when he was 7 years old at Erkmaa Basketball School, a youth basketball academy in the city of Tartu founded by Aivo Erkmaa.

First edition of Paris European Games

The Paris European Games tournament kicked off this Saturday, and Eurohoops Scouting was present covering the event. The event conducted from September 11-12 at the Halle Georges Carpentier in Paris, France, and the Parisian spectators were able to watch Euroleague level teams since the 2013/14 season of Nanterre 92, as they had the chance to watch Olympia Milano, Alba Berlin, LDLC ASVEL and their team of Paris Basket. 

2021 Sofia U16 Challenger Recap

Recapping several notable performances over the first three days at the 2021 FIBA U16 European Challenger in Sofia, Bulgaria. Despite Spain’s heavy absence, plenty of players have stood out including Ruben Prey, Martin Kalu, Aleksandar Gavalyugov and more.

Marvin Brumfield Is Joining DME Academy For Senior Year

Danish guard Marvin Brumfield is joining DME Academy for his senior year as DME recently announced on Instagram.

Ex-Real Madrid prospect Alexandre Sarr is the first European signing of Overtime Elite League

16-year-old former Real Madrid power forward Alexandre Sarr is the latest signing of the Overtime Elite League, a transformative new sports league that offers young basketball players a better pathway to turning pro that will launch its operations this September.

Latvian Big Noa Viljamsons Lands At A Prep School In Connecticut

Noa Viljamsons is going to do a prep year at St. Thomas More School in Connecticut according to Eurohoops Scouting sources. Viljamsons, who graduated this summer, is now one of the best European bigs in the class of 2022.

Central Pointe Christian Academy Trio Garnering Interest

Slovenian forward Luka Tekavcic, Swedish center David Hermes, and French forward/center Nicolas Pavrette, all ranked in the Class of 2021, have been attracting a wide range of college interest.

Why Victor Wembanyama has opted to link up with ASVEL

French prospect Victor Wembanyama has been subject to intense publicity for quite some time now. With many projecting the 7-foot-2 big to be the #1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. Wembanyama is set to become a hot commodity as he becomes draft eligible, but not many expected his talents to be available this early on. As he opted to part ways with Nanterre 92 to further his development.

There’s a Finnish Centre of Excellence called Helsinki Basketball Academy

The FBF started Helsinki Basketball Academy in 2012. HBA’s mission is to help young players develop into men’s and women’s national team players.

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Eurohoops Academy suspends operations, cancels Eurohoops Showcase

Eurohoops Showcase, NCAA-certified event, will not be held at the Eurohoops Dome due to the World Health Organization confirming COVID-19 as a pandemic.

Eurohoops Showcase 2020: A unique opportunity for students – basketball athletes to gain an NCAA scholarship

Eurohoops organization welcomes NCAA in Europe with Eurohoops Showcase 2020.

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