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Greece U18 Head Coach Loses It with Player on the Sidelines!

July 29, 2014

Watch the video below as Greece under-18′s head-coach Ilias Papatheodorou appears to strike his own player, Panathinaikos prospect Antonis Koniaris. However, Greece have since issued a statement, in which both the coach and player deny the incident. Via Sportando: “Following the video which is circulating on Internet I must clarify that I would never hit […]

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Spurs Deny Manu Ginobili FIBA World Cup Permission

July 29, 2014

San Antonio Spurs have dashed Manu Ginobili’s hopes of competing at next month’s FIBA World Cup. The Argentine originally seemed set to miss the tournament with a stress fracture in his right leg but recently spoke about his growing optimism about being able to take part. However, the reigning NBA champions have put a stop […]

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Derrick Rose Sends Out Message at Team USA Training Camp

July 29, 2014

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is one step closer to making his competitive return as Team USA’s training camp began in Vegas. The 2011 league MVP made his long-awaited return from injury last season only to tear his meniscus in his right knee 10 games in to his comeback. Despite not having played competitively since […]

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John Wall In, Blake Griffin Out For Team USA

July 25, 2014

Blake Griffin will not compete at next month’s FIBA World Cup after deciding to withdraw from the Team USA roster. Meanwhile, Washington’s point guard John Wall has accepted a late invite. Griffin missed the chance to compete at the London 2012 Olympics due to a knee injury and now, the 6’10″ power forward will again […]

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High School Star Emmanuel Mudiay to Go Pro in China After Skipping College

July 22, 2014

18-year-old Emmanuel Mudiay will play professionally in China for the upcoming season having recently made the decision to skip college. The Congo native was ranked as the #1 high-school point guard and is already being tipped as a top lottery pick in next year’s draft. Mudiay spent last season under the wing of former NBA […]

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Turkey Crowned Division A U20s Champions

July 21, 2014

Turkey won Division A of the Under-20′s European Championships for the first time after beating Spain 65-57 in yesterday’s final in Crete. Cedi Osman contributed 20 points and 7 rebounds to finish with a tournament average of 13.7 points per game to earn the MVP award. The 19-year-old is no stranger to guiding his nation […]

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Spain Reach U20s Final with Game Winning Inbounds

July 20, 2014

Spain booked their place in the final of the Division A U20s European Championships with a last-gasp winner against Croatia. With just 1.8 seconds left on the clock, Oriol Pauli finished from close range after Alberto Diaz’s perfectly judged in-bound lob. The Spaniards suffered semi-final heartbreak last year but avoided the same fate by rallying […]

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Spain’s Dario Brizuela Hits Buzzer Beating Three to Beat Lithuania

July 15, 2014

Ok, so it wasn’t as nice as Luke Nelson’s 28 foot three to beat Greece, but Spain’s Dario Brizuela did his best impression as he sunk a three right in the face of Lithuania with a second remaining to give the Spaniards a 65-62 win. It was Lithuania’s first loss of the Division A FIBA […]

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Durant & Love Headline Initial 19-Man Team USA Roster

July 15, 2014

Reigning NBA league MVP Kevin Durant leads a strong squad named by USA as they begin their preparations for next month’s World Cup. The roster is made up entirely of NBA players and features just one pair of team-mates with the inclusion of Golden State’s sharp-shooting duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson; a.k.a ‘The […]

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Thon Maker Battles Mouhammadou Jaiteh at adidas EUROCAMP on Day 1!

June 8, 2014

The match-up of day 1 at adidas EUROCAMP, ironically, ended up being between two players who aren’t actually individual invitees. USA Select’s Thon Maker, widely regarded as the number 1 player in the Class of 2016 in the US, and France’s Mouhammadou Jaiteh, another draft prospect who blew up on the scene last year, went […]