NCAA Warm-Up: Top Senior Guards

With the NCAA season starting and teams globally focusing in on this class of Seniors, here’s a quick positional preview of the upcoming 2018 NCAA Class.  And to start with a wider scope we are going with the Brad Stevens positional theory for easy organizing purposes: Ball-Handlers (Guards), Wings, and Bigs.  Which really means the idea of a ‘point guard’ now... Read more

Video: Team USA/Purdue Universiade Knockout Games

USA advanced past Israel in overtime in the quarter finals, blew out Serbia in the semis and eventually lost to Lithuania, who were without leaders Kacinas & Miniotas, in the final. Top players Serbia: Marko Tejic, Ilja Djokovic. Lithuania: Donatas Tarolis, Martynas Geben, Martynas Sajus, Evaldas Saulys, Ignas Vaitkus, Tomas Dimsa. For context, were the Lithuanian selection an LKL team,... Read more

Skill Study: Post Centers

In part one of our Skill Study series, I look at up-and-coming import post players. Clips represent performance — the good and the bad. We’re not cherry-picking. Gavin Ware (5.0, 24.0 years, 206cm, class of 2016, Levallois Metropolitans) Post Player Type: Power, deep position, finishing An animal. Establishes deep position, knocks defenders off balance, tremendous finisher with either hand. Good... Read more

Game Notes: ALBA vs. Partizan

Eurocup opener. 111-85 home win for ALBA versus a young Partizan squad who started 17-year-old Marko Pecarski at power forward. Marinković drilling warm up jumpers ahead of Partizan's EC opener in Berlin. Pecarski minutes a possibility too (12 in total so far in ABA). pic.twitter.com/6iXN2CBRS4 — Simon Jatsch (@sJacas) October 11, 2017 ALBA Berlin ALBA is feeding off the unselfishness... Read more