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Duco van Oostrum Reflections: Inspiring Success

July 31, 2013

Duco van Oostrum’s final blog about the 2013 Great Britain Under-20s, reflecting on the campaign and into the future. Great Britain U20s 2013 It’s been over a week now since the Great Britain U20s team claimed its silver medal and promotion to Division A. Almost concurrently, the England U18 achieved a 9th placed finish in […]

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One Year On: What Happened to the Olympic Basketball Legacy?

July 28, 2013

It has been almost a year to the day since the London 2012 Olympics started (wow, where has the time gone?!), and 12 months on I think it’s clear for everyone to see the Olympic legacy, for basketball, was nothing but a mere fallacy. In September of 2011, Hoopsfix published the results of a poll […]

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Duco van Oostrum: 13 Minutes Too Far

July 24, 2013

Duco van Oostrum checks in from Romania with his ninth blog of the Great Britain Under 20s’ 2013 campaign, looking at their difficult finals loss to Poland. U20 European Championship B, Pitesti, Romania Final Great Britain 71 (18, 42, 53) Poland83 (18, 42, 61) For Great Britain, this was the first ever men’s final. It’s […]

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Duco van Oostrum: Nothing Easy

July 21, 2013

Duco van Oostrum checks in from Romania with his eighth blog of the Great Britain Under 20s’ 2013 campaign, looking at their tough win over Hungary in the semi-finals to secure promotion to Division A! U20 European Championship B, Pitesti, Romania Semi-Final Great Britain 70 (24, 39, 49) Hungary61 (17, 33, 51) The long awaited […]

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Duco van Oostrum: No Pressure

July 20, 2013

Duco van Oostrum checks in from Romania with his seventh blog of the Great Britain Under 20s’ 2013 campaign, looking at their dominating quarter final performance against the Netherlands. U20 European Championship B, Pitesti, Romania Great Britain 95 (25, 48, 72) Netherlands57 (17, 29, 43) As a reward for finishing undefeated and first in the […]

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Duco van Oostrum: One Game at a Time

July 18, 2013

Duco van Oostrum checks in from Romania with his sixth blog of the Great Britain Under 20s’ 2013 campaign, looking at Group A clinching win over Hungary! U20 European Championship B, Pitesti, Romania Great Britain 65 (13, 35, 56) Hungary 60 (20, 28, 46) The game against Hungary was always going to be a serious […]

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Duco van Oostrum: We Haven’t Won Anything Yet

July 17, 2013

Duco van Oostrum checks in from Romania with his fifth blog of the Great Britain Under 20s’ 2013 campaign, looking at their upset win over tournament favourites Poland. U20 European Championship B, Pitesti, Romania Great Britain 83 (24, 51, 58) Poland 74 (27, 32, 56) Gathering from the size of crowd at this group stage […]

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Duco van Oostrum: Romanian Exhibition

July 15, 2013

Duco van Oostrum checks in from Romania with his fourth blog of the Great Britain Under 20s’ 2013 campaign, looking at their dismantling of host-team Romania. U20 European Championship B, Pitesti, Romania Great Britain 99 (22, 53, 74) Romania 43 (10, 17, 31) The game versus Romania had an asterix again it. This would be […]

Duco van Oostrum: Shoot Out in Pitesti

July 14, 2013

Duco van Oostrum, checks in from Romania with his third blog of the Great Britain Under 20s’ 2013 campaign, looking at their second day win over Luxembourg. U20 European Championship B, Pitesti, Romania Great Britain 106 (33, 48, 80) Luxembourg 92 (18, 50, 73) Today’s opponent, mighty Luxembourg. We had watched them yesterday versus Hungary, […]

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Duco van Oostrum: Here We Go…

July 13, 2013

Duco van Oostrum, checks in from Romania with his second blog of the Great Britain Under 20s’ 2013 campaign, looking at their opening day win over the Slovak Republic. U20 European Championship B, Pitesti, Romania Great Britain 75 (26, 42, 55) Slovak Republic 62 (18, 32, 47) After a long and thorough preparation, it was […]