Serbia - Montenegro 71-73 Montenegro celebrated the second consecutive win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They upset Serbia in Belgrade tonight. Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) dropped a deadly three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation to win the game for the visitors. Serbia greeted Montenegro with a strong start to the game. Serbia ensured a 23:15 lead ten minutes into the game. However Montenegro used a 7:0 run midway through the second quarter to pull in front 33:31. Serbia tied things up at 35 at halftime. The lead changed hands throughout the third term. Serbia eked out a 55:52 advantage heading into the fourth term. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) and Milan Macvan ensured a 67:54 lead for the hosts midway through the fourth period. However Montenegro went on a 19:3 rally capped by a three-pointer from Nikola Ivanovic to seal the victory. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87) finished with 17 points to pace the winners. Aleksa Popovic and Bojan Dubljevic provided 11 points each for Montenegro. Milos Teodosic answered with 21 points for Serbia. Milan Macvan had 17 points in the loss.
Israel - Estonia 86-88 OT Estonia upset Israel in Rishon Le Zion in Day 2 of the EuroBasket qualifying campaign. Estonia needed overtime to take 88:86 road win in Group A. Israel easily started the game with 25-12 but the victory flew away from them in the second half. They managed to keep 13-point advantage after the first half as both teams scored 15 points each in the second frame. Estonia however replied with 25-18 in the third quarter and added 23-17 for 75:75 when Dorbek nailed three to tie the game. The teams exchanged the lead in overtime but Sten-Timmu Sokk and Tanel Sokk made the last free throws for the final success. Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) poured in 21 points to lead the charge and Siim-Sander Vene (203-SF-90, agency: Alti Sport) collected 17 points and 10 rebounds. Sten-Timmu Sokk delivered 16, while Tanel Sokk notched 9. Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) replied with 23 points in defeat and Lior Eliyahu added 13. Raviv Limonad produced 12 and Yotam Halperin brought 11.
Slovakia - Iceland 75-81 Stefansson Jon leads Iceland over Slovak Republic in Levice in Day 2 of the EuroBasket qualifying campaign. The player scored 28 points as Iceland won 81:75. Iceland grabbed 21-17 after the first period and increased the lead to 8 points at the halftime. Slovakia meanwhile had a great third period and won it 23-10. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) nailed three to give his side 59:52, but the hosts could not win the game. Baeringsson Hlynur closed the period at 59:53 and then Jakob Sigurdarson (192-PG-82, college: Birm.Southern) closed the run at 62:59. Iceland pushed the tempo at the end of the game and reached the necessary win. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) nailed 16 points for the winners and Jakob Sigurdarson posted 15. Baeringsson Hlynur collected 13 points and 11 rebounds in a win. Anton Gavel responded with high 31 points and Marko Roman netted 14.
Azerbaijan - Bulgaria 88-71 Azerbaijan surprise Bulgaria in Baku in Day 2 of the EuroBasket qualifying campaign. With only 6 participating players the hosts side celebrated a 88:71 victory. The hosts raced into an early 18-6 lead on two free throws from Davis, and led 26-14 at the end of the first quarter after Rasim Bashak nailed a late three-pointer. Moreover they won the second frame 27-17 and enjoyed 53:31 at the halftime. Azerbaijan also won the third period 23-21 and did not mind slowing down in the rest of the game. Bulgaria managed to win the last stanza 19-12 but could not come closer to the opponent. Charles Davis (205-C-84, college: Alabama) stepped up with 30 points for the winners, while Orhan Haciyeva (200-PF-89) collected 16 points and 15 rebounds. Fuad Niftaliyev notched 15 and Rasim Bashak added 13. Aleksandar Georgiev (203-F-90, agency: Interperformances) and Bozhidar Avramov (196-PG-90, agency: Interperformances) posted 14 points each in the losing effort as Bulgaria is with 1-1 record. Nikolay Varbanov followed them with 10 points in a loss.
Germany - Luxembourg 101-53 Germany successfully starts EuroBasket qualifying campaign as they rolled over Luxembourg in their opener. The German machine needed a strong last quarter for 101:53 win. Luxembourg meanwhile lost their second straight game. Germany started with 25:10 lead in the first period but hardly increase the lead until the end of the third quarter. They added 20-17 in the second frame and 25-22 in the third quarter. The last period was a nightmare for Luxembourg that scored only 4 points. Germany erupted with 31 and reached three digit number on the board. Tim Ohlbrecht (210-F/C-88) nailed three with the buzzer for 101:53 win. Robin Benzing (209-SF-89) stepped up with 17 points for the initial success of the team. Tim Ohlbrecht, Zirbes Maik and Staiger Lucca each scored 12 points. Christopher Jones (186-G-90) replied with 19 points in defeat and Schumacher Tom notched 12.
Austria - Ukraine 57-61 Ukraine escape with narrow win in Schwechat as they beat Austria for 2-0 record in Group C. Ukrainian kept the hosts scoreless in the last five minutes and grabbed 61:57 win. Austria was not afraid of the Fratellos team and started with 19:16 in the first period. Ukraine meanwhile answered with 16-10 in the second period and grabbed 32:29 at the halftime. Austria again took the lead back after 22-16 in the third quarter. Rasid Mahalbasic gave Austria 57:54 with 5 minutes to go, but those points were the last in the game for the hosts. Steven Burtt tied the game from the perimeter and Pecherov scored for 59:57. The latter also made a free throw and Drozdov added one more for the final result in the game. Pecherov paced all the winners with 11 points and Sergii Gladyr (196-SG-88) netted 9. Steven Burtt and Maxym Korniyenko followed them with 8 points each. Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Rasid Mahalbasic netted 17. Jason Detrick finished the game with 12 points for the hosts and Moritz Lanegger brought 6.
Croatia - Cyprus 93:38
Georgia - Romania 80-64 Georgia played their first game at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They hosts Romania in Tbilisi. The hosts celebrated a comfortable victory to improve at 1-0 record in Group D. Romania fell at 1-1 record after the loss. Jacob Pullen (183-PG-89, college: Kansas St.) led the hosts with 19 points. Georgia and Romania stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The hosts managed to clear off to a 6-point lead at the first break 24:18. Romania cut the deficit at 2-point mark midway through the second term. But Georgia were able to take a 5-point halftime lead 44:39. Georgia capped the third term with eight points in a row to finally get away at 11-point distance 60:49. Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) and Shengelia dropped back-to-back three-pointers as Georgia secured a 66:50 lead early in the fourth quarter. Georgia maintained the advantage and rolled to the victory at the end. Manuchar Markoishvili accounted for 14 points, while Giorgi Shermadini added 13 points for the winners. Catalin Baciu (214-C-88, college: Clemson) answered with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Romania. Vlad Moldoveanu had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Holland - Bosnia 89-107 Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrated the second straight win at the start of 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They shot down Netherlands for 2-0 record on top of Group D. Mirza Teletovic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) came up with another sizzling performance scoring 33 points in the win. Netherlands stayed competitive throughout the first half. The Dutch team trailed by just two points at the first break 24:26. Netherlands managed to get within a single point at halftime 50:51. Slagter opened the second half with a three-pointer to put the hosts in front. However Bosnia and Herzegovina responded with a 19:2 run to spur back in charge. The visitors silenced Netherlands posting a 90:64 lead at the final break. Bosnia and Herzegovina never looked back cruising to the victory at the end. Nihad Djedovic (198-F-90, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 28 points, while Dalibor Persic finished with 14 points for the winners. Henk Norel (214-C-87) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Netherlands. Worthy de Jong had 16 points in the loss.
Finland - Albania 112-77 Finland celebrated the first win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They marched past Albania in Helsinki. Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88) scored 29 points to lead the hosts. Albania fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Finland set the tone in the opening quarter. The hosts unloaded 37 points to take 19-point lead at the first break. Finland stayed dominant in the second quarter. The home team extended their lead to 31-point mark at the interval. Albania erupted for 30 points in the third term but cut the deficit by just one point at the final intermission. Finland adjusted defence in the fourth term limiting Albania to 17 points and claiming an easy victory at the end. Shawn Huff (198-SF-84, college: Valparaiso) posted 19 points, while Mikko Koivisto added 11 points for the winners. Gerti Shima (202-PF-86) answered with 23 points and 10 rebounds for Albania. Klaudio Ndoja had 18 points in the loss.
Switzerland - Poland 66-80 Poland earned the initial win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They bounced back after the starting loss to Belgium to defeat Switzerland in Fribourg. Marcin Gortat (213-C-84) tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. Poland aggressively entered the game. The visitors piled up a 23:19 lead after ten minutes. Poland stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. They piled up a 40:32 halftime lead. Poland stretched the margin in the third term. The visitors established a comfortable 61:44 lead at the final break. Switzerland managed to narrow the deficit but could not threaten their opponents in the final period. Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) accounted for 13 points, while Michal Ignerski added 12 points for the winners. Dusan Mladjan (198-SG-86, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points for Switzerland. David Ramseier had 12 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.
Turkey - Belarus 77-74 Turkey earned a tough home win over Belarus at the start of 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round campaign. Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) scored 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds as Turkey got away with a narrow win late in regulation. Emir Preldzic (205-SF-87, agency: Beo Basket) drained a late three-pointer as Turkey escaped with victory in opener. It was a tough battle from start to finish. The teams traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. Turkey eked out a 19:18 lead after ten minutes. Belarus stayed within a striking distance throughout the second quarter. The visitors would level things up on several occasions and eventually drew things level at 36 heading into the second half. Turkey used a 14:1 run in the third quarter to take an 11-point lead. The hosts ensured a 60:48 advantage at the final intermission. But Belarus answered with a 14:3 rally to narrow the deficit to a single point 62:63. Semih Erden and Emir Preldzic kept Turkey in front but Pustahvar and Ulyanko knotted things up at 69. The teams were tied at 74 with 8 seconds remaining in regulation. However Emir Preldzic hit a three-pointer and then Semih Erden blocked Meshcharakou's attempt to seal the victory for the home team. Emir Preldzic accounted for 14 points, while Sinan Guler added 11 points for the winners. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) answered with 21 points for Belarus. Artsiom Parakhouski netted 17 points in the loss.
Czech Republic - Italy 53-63 Italy recorded the second straight win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They took down Czech Republic in Chomutov to climb at 2-0 record on top of Group F. Danilo Gallinari (205-SF-88, agency: Players Group) posted 13 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Azzurri. Czech Republic fell at 1-1 record after the loss. Czech Republic opened the game with six straight points and stayed in front throughout the opening quarter. The hosts posted a 19:17 lead after ten minutes. However Italy tipped off the second quarter on a 9:2 run to surge ahead. Datome soon opened a double-digit lead for Italy. The Azzurri secured a 35:29 halftime advantage. Italy kept the hosts at bay throughout low-scoring third term. The visitors entered the fourth stanza up by 7 points 44:37. Czech Republic never got closer than 6 points in the final term and had to surrender at the end. David Chiotti (206-C-84, agency: Court Side, college: N.Mexico) posted 10 points, while Daniel Hackett added 9 points for the winners. Jakub Houska (206-PF-82) topscored with 14 points for Czech Republic. Petr Benda netted 10 points and 7 rebounds for the home side.
Batum announced that he will not play in the Eurobasket - 21 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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