Iceland - Romania 77-71 Iceland beat Romania in the last game of the First Round as both teams could not make it to the Semifinal Stage. Iceland won 77:71 and finished Group A with 2-2 record. Romania meanwhile ended up on the third place with 1-3 record. More than 1200 fans came to support their team in Reykjavik in the last game. Iceland started the game with 22-13 lead and led 4 points at the halftime. Romania looked better in the third period and managed to reduce to 61:60 after three quarters. Moreover Capusan tied the score at 61:61 early in the last period, but Iceland pushed the tempo for good at the end of the game to seal the victory. Jakob Sigurdarson (192-PG-82, college: Birm.Southern) paced all the winners with 23 points and Palsson Haukur netted 14. Stefansson Jon delivered 11, whilst Ermolinskij Pavel had 9. Gutoaia Adrian scored 19 points in defeat and Nicoara Titus collected 16 points and 11 rebounds. Tudor Adrian brought 13 and Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) shot 10.
Group B Qual.
Holland - Portugal 71-53 Holland rout Portugal at the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Dutch side finished with 1-3 record after a 71:53 win. Portugal finished with 2-2 record and allowed Estonia to clinch the first place in the group. Holland started the game with 14-13 lead and added 14-7 rally in the second frame. Moreover the host posted a 24-13 surge in the third quarter and secured a 52:33 lead after Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy)'s shot at the end of the third period. Portugal managed to win the last stanza 20-19 and reduced to final 71:53 result. Worthy de Jong top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Duinker Josh scored 13. Robin Smeulders (207-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Portland) delivered 12, while Akerboom Kees notched 10. Gomes Joao scored 10 points in defeat and Miguel Miranda (205-F-78, agency: Dynamics Global Management) added 9. Fonseca Claudio finished the game with 7 points in a loss.
Group C Qual.
Denmark - Luxembourg 87-58 Denmark victoriously finished their 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round campaign. They clinched the second win in Group C beating visiting Luxembourg. Nicolai Iversen posted 17 points and 7 rebounds to pace the hosts. Denmark grabbed a 19:13 lead after the opening quarter. The Danes went on a blistering 24:8 run in the second frame to clear off. The lop-sided affair continued in the third term. The home team extended their advantage. They arrived at the final break up by 30 points. Luxembourg unleashed 26 points in the fourth frame but just sweetened the pill at the end. Jonas Zohore Bergstedt (210-C-91) produced 13 points, while Adama Darboe (190-G-86) and Mathias Seilund added 11 points each for the winners. Samy Picard answered with 15 points for Luxembourg. Pitt Koster had 10 points in the loss.
Austria - Switzerland 97-96 OT Austria celebrated victory in the final game of the preliminary round of 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. But the win brought little satisfaction for the hosts. Switzerland occupied the first position in Group C leaving Austria behind on a head-to-head tie-breaker. The Swiss team entered the game bearing in mind a 6-point win in the home encounter. The visitors quickly set in front and recorded a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. The gap grew deeper in the second quarter. The Swiss piled up a 40:30 halftime lead. But Austria narrowed the deficit in the third term. The hosts finally picked up the offensive rhythm and got within five points at the third intermission. Switzerland seemed en route to the victory when they were up by three points with 12 seconds to go in regulation. But Thomas Schreiner drained a triple and sent the game into overtime. Austria never trailed in the extra period but never gained a needed advantage to qualify into semis. Thomas Schreiner finished with 22 points for Austria. Thomas Klepeisz (185-PG-91, agency: TSS Management) contributed 21 points for the hosts. Dusan Mladjan (198-SG-86, agency: Beo Basket) answered with game-high 31 points for Switzerland. Jonathan Kazadi (193-SG-91) chipped in 12 points in the loss.
Group D Qual.
Belarus - Slovakia 114-73 Belarus have entered the semifinal stage of the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They defeated Slovak Republic in Minsk tonight to win Group D. Aliaksei Trastsinetski stepped up with 21 points, 6 boards and 6 assists to lead the hosts. Belarus got to a high-flying start. They poured in 31 points in the opening quarter to take a 10-point lead. Baskets just kept on dropping for the home side in the second quarter. Belarus accounted for 34 points and grabbed a 65:42 halftime lead. Things just got worse for Slovak Republic in the third term. Belarus stayed red hot offensively exploding with 29 points and taking a 41-point lead into the fourth frame. The hosts never looked back and coasted to the victory. Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-SF-85) finished with 18 points, while Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) chipped in 14 points for the winners. Martin Bilik answered with 17 points for Slovak Republic. Peter Dorazil had 12 points and 10 boards in the loss.
Batum announced that he will not play in the Eurobasket - 18 days ago
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Nicolas Batum(203-SF-88) confirmed that for the first time in his career he will not play for the French national team which will compete in the upcoming Eurobasket. 'I'm going to dedicate myself to this (Hornets) franchise,' Nicolas Batum said. 'I am going to get back on the court and work on myself. I need to take the summer to focus on myself for once. My team needs that, and I need that too to get back to what I'm supposed to be for this team. It's one of the most difficult decisions... [read more]
Nicolas Batum (203-SF-88) confirmed that for the first time in his career he will not play for the French national team which will compete in the upcoming Eurobasket. 'I'm going to dedicate myself to this (Hornets) franchise,' Nicolas Batum said. 'I am going to get back on the court and work on myself. I need to take the summer to focus on myself for once. My team needs that, and I need that too to get back to what I'm supposed to be for this team. It's one of the most difficult decisions of my life'. Nicolas Batum had already said to French TV station 'BeinSport' that he was thinking about resting during this summer, however when he gave the interview was not final. Courtesy of: eurohoops.net
Player of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA Eurobasket.com All-Europe Point Guard of the Year: Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) of CSKA Eurobasket.com All-Europe Shooting Guard of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year: Rudy Fernandez (197-SF-85) of Real Madrid Eurobasket.com All-Europe Power Forward of the Year: Jan Vesely (213-C/F-90) of Fenerbahce Istanbul Eurobasket.com All-Europe Center of the Year: Anthony Randolph (... [read more]
Traditionally at the end of each year Eurobasket announces the European awards
for last year.
Eurobasket has a network of almost 300 correspondents, while most of them are
located in Europe and participated in preparing the ranking below.
We have the policy of not involving the fans as it may influence the final
ranking and instead of that we rely on the opinions of experts.
The votes were made in two categories: All-Europe and All-Europeans.
All-Europe ranking applies to the players, who played in European leagues in
last (15-16) and this (16-17) season, so it may apply also to non-European
players, who played as imports in Europe.
All-Europeans category applies only to Europeans, but also these, who played
overseas (mostly in NBA).
This year, for All-Europe, votes were dominated by CSKA's backcourt duo - Nando
De Colo (196-SG-87)
who led Russian powerhouse to Euroleague Title last season. Our correspondents
selected French combo as Best Player in 2016. The Regular Season MVP was a
leading scorer of Euroleague with 19.4ppg and had great performance in the
championship game at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany (when scored 10 of
his game-high 22 points), and earned Final Four MVP honors. He also represented
French National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (5 games:
15.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, Steals-5 (1.6spg)).
For the second time (previously in 2010) Milos
named best Point Guard of the Year. Serbian player finally earned an Euroleague
title in his 5th season in CSKA. Teodosic played great in Rio, where he led
Serbian National Team to the final and named All-Olympic Games 1st Team.
Best Small Forward award went to Rudy
of Real Madrid. In his 5th season he is still their key player in both
Euroleague and Spanish Liga Endesa. He was also one of the leaders of Spanish
National Team at Olympic Games in Rio where he averaged 11.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg
and 2.0spg. Rudy was already named best SF back in 2008, 2013 and 2014.
Czech athletic phenom Jan
was once again selected as Best Power Forward of the Year. Thanks to his great
performance during the whole year he helped Fenerbahce to reach Euroleague Final
(they lost to CSKA in thriller OT) and Turkish League trophy.
Best Center Award went to versatile american big man - Anthony
of Real Madrid. Last season he was a leader of an amazing Lokomotiv Kuban team
that managed to reach Euroleague Final Four for the first time in club history
(they emilminated FC Barcelona on their way). In summer he was signed by Real
There could only be one Coach of the Year - Dimitris
finally brought Euroleague title to CSKA.
of the New York Knicks was named Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Player of the
Year. Kristaps is as exciting as any young player in the NBA, has a ton of
potential. The No. 4 overall pick of the 2015 Draft has improved immensely and
is already among league's stars.
Both backcourt positions were "reserved" for CSKA duo - Milos
Nando De Colo.
At Small Forward position we have Giannis
of Milwaukee Bucks. The "Greek Freak" at just 22 years old is proving to be a
special one, like no other, already one of the league's best players. The
stat-stuffing phenom is leading the Bucks in points, rebounds, assists, steals,
blocks, minutes and many other aspects of the game.
At Center position we have Rudy
of Utah Jazz. One of the best athletes in the NBA is still improving his game,
currently averaging double-double in his 3rd year in the league. He also
represented French National Team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
where in 5 games averaged 5.4ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.0bpg.
All-Europe - only players, who played in Europe in 2016 (both domestic and
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Player of the Year:Nando
De Colo (196-SG-87)
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Point Guard of the Year:Milos
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Shooting Guard of the Year: Nando
De Colo (196-SG-87)
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year:Rudy
of Real Madrid
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Power Forward of the Year:Jan
of Fenerbahce Istanbul
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Center of the Year:Anthony
of Real Madrid
Eurobasket.com All-Europe Coach of the Year:Dimitris
All-Europeans - only Europeans, including these, who played in Europe or
overseas in 2016
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Player of the Year: Kristaps
of NY Knicks
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Point Guard of the Year:Milos
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Shooting Guard of the Year:Nando
De Colo (196-SG-87)
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Small Forward of the Year:Giannis
of Milwaukee Bucks
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Power Forward of the Year:Kristaps
of NY Knicks
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Center of the Year: Rudy
of Utah Jazz
The EuroBasket 2017 will be the 40th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe. Tournament will be hosted by four countries: Israel, Romania, Finland and Turkey, and tournament will begin on 31. August and it will be played until 17. September&n... [read more]
The EuroBasket 2017 will be the 40th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe. Tournament will be hosted by four countries: Israel, Romania, Finland and Turkey, and tournament will begin on 31. August and it will be played until 17. September 2017. A number of 24 qualified teams will play in groups of six; the four best teams in these groups advancing to a single-elimination knockout stage.
Group A: Poland, Greece, France, Finland, Iceland, Slovenia Group B: Ukraine, Israel, Lithuania, Georgia, Italy, Germany Group C: Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Montenegro, Romania, Hungary Group D: United Kingdom, Russia, Serbia, Latvia, Turkey, Belgium
One of the rules was that host countries can choose partner-nation. The partnerships bring together Finland and Iceland, Israel and Lithuania, Romania and Hungary, and Turkey and Russia.
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