Making The Jump Part III: Champions League Come Up

I’m doing a series of these Making The Jump articles with the focus on players moving up in level.  And with an extra focus on rookie, D-League, or NBA players making their first foray into Europe and players heading into their second or third season in Europe who are on the rise. Part I: Euroleague Part II: Eurocup And now... Read more

Making The Jump Part II: Hello Eurocup

Will do a series of these Making The Jump articles with the focus on players moving up in level.  And with an extra focus on rookie, D-League, or NBA players making their first foray into Europe.  The first edition focused on the Euroleague and now it’s time to dive into the new Eurocup Players. Robert Carter Jr: Enel Brindisi to... Read more

Making The Jump Part I: Welcome To The Euroleague

Will do a series of these Making The Jump articles with the focus on players moving up in level.  And with an extra focus on rookie, D-League, or NBA players making their first foray into Europe.  The first edition will focus on the Euroleague’s new blood. Jason Thompson: Shandong Golden Stars to Fenerbahce After canvassing the CBA last season for... Read more

Scouting The 2017 Las Vegas Summer League

Just a quick reminder, Summer League is still Summer League.  It’s great to scout and see so many players at once but this is unstructured basketball.  It’s not similar to pro games during the season.  And evaluations, both good and bad, needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  Just because someone is ‘killing it’ or ‘getting destroyed’ doesn’t... Read more

Scouting the 2017 Orlando Summer League

Just a quick reminder, Summer League is still Summer League.  It’s great to scout and see so many players at once but this is unstructured basketball.  It’s not similar to pro games during the season.  And evaluations, both good and bad, needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  Just because someone is ‘killing it’ or ‘getting destroyed’ doesn’t... Read more

Euros in the 2017 NBA Draft: Early Entrants

There are a lot of NBA Draft guides out there where you can find the classic player breakdowns but since we’ve seen all the Euro prospects live over the past few years we thought we’d send out our live game notes with some added context.  So from youth showcases, to pro games, to National Team play, here are our notes... Read more

Eurocamp Day 3: Jaramaz, Bako Run By The Path

In the last and final day of Eurocamp there was a weird mix in the schedule that led to the same All-Star team from the day before play the other American team (The Path).  Which meant that the rest of teams had to disband and players were put into new teams.  The final two games of the day lacked a... Read more

Eurocamp Day 1: Defenders And Playmakers Step Up

The 2017 Eurocamp is similar in talent to recent years.  A mix of a slightly older prospects who are already getting pro minutes, in-betweeners looking to get exposure in-between their youth and pro careers, and quite young players with the most promise like Dzanan Musa and Isaac Bonga.  So while there aren’t so many players with NBA potential in the... Read more

Euro Trip Journal: Euroleague ANGT Istanbul Rewind

With the Adidas Eurocamp coming up this weekend, I wanted to dust off the notebook and breakdown some of my favorite and most interesting prospects from the Euroleague Adidas Next Generation Tournament (ANGT) that happened a couple weeks ago in Istanbul. The ‘Finals Stars’ as determined by the Euroleague were: Ivan Fevrier (MVP, CFBB Paris), Yanik Blanc (CFBB Paris), Goga Bitazde... Read more