Estonia - Slovakia 95-74 Tallinn saw a successful start of the home side at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. Estonia overcame Slovak Republic 95:74 in the start of Group A in the capital. Estonia took 27:20 after the first period and added 24-22 in the second frame. Janar Talts (207-PF-83) sent the teams to the lockers at 51:42 and Sokk increased to 11 points early in the third. Estonia continued to dominate the court and grabbed 75:60 after thirty minutes. They added another productive 20-14 in the last stanza for the first victory. Janar Talts top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) added 15. Arbet Gregor netted 14, while Dorbek Gert had 11. Jozef Vojtek (204-F-85) replied with 13 points in defeat and Nuber Robert had 12. Pandula Dusan delivered 10, while Gavel Anton scored 9.
Montenegro - Israel 75-69 Montenegro won over Israel in Podgorica in front of about 4000 fans. The hosts grabbed 75:69 win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. Israel won the opening tip 8:2 and managed to win the first period 20:17. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87) later tied the game at 26:26 and then Sekulic Blagota scored for 37:34 at the end of the half. The teams exchanged the lead several more times in the third period as Lior Eliyahu (203-SF-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) scored for 54:46 at the end of it. He later brought 61:53, but Israel could not win. Suad Sehovic tied the game at 69:69 and Montenegro closed the game with a 9-0 run for the final win. Suad Sehovic top-scored for the winners with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Taylor Rochestie (185-PG-85, college: Washington St.) and Sekulic Blagota also scored 12. Dasic Vladimir netted 10 points in a winning effort. Lior Eliyahu answered with 22 points in the losing effort, while Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) posted 17. Ohayon Yogev and Tyus Alex brought 8 points each in a loss.
Iceland - Serbia 78-91 Serbia won over Iceland Reykjavik to start EuroBasket Qualification Round successfully. The Serbian side overcame the hosts 91:78 in the opener. Serbia scored the first four points in the game but then Iceland grabbed 9:7 advantage. Teodosic Milos closed the period at 24:19, while Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) scored for 29:22. Macvan Milan brought 38:25 and Vladimir Lucic delivered two for 44:27. Nedovic sent the teams to the lockers at 47:29. In the second half Iceland looked better in the court and produced two narrow victories in the third and the last periods. It was however enough to cut to 13 final points. Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Vladimir Lucic netted 16. Teodosic Milos delivered 14, while Macvan Milan had 13. Jon Stefansson (196-G-82) replied with 21 points in the losing effort and Ermolinskij Pavel delivered 14. Baeringsson Hlynur poured in 13, whilst Sigurdarson Jakob had 12.
Luxembourg - Azerbaijan 78-101 Azerbaijan registered the first win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They stunned Luxembourg on the road tonight. Zaur Pashayev (188-G-83) provided 21 points to lead the visitors. Azerbaijan exploded with 31 points in the opening quarter to clear off. They posted a 14-point lead after ten minutes. The visitors stayed aggressive offensively in the second quarter. Azerbaijan extended the lead to 18 points at halftime 59:41. Azerbaijan did not slow down after the big break. They erupted for 27 points in the third quarter to ensure a 20-point buffer before the fourth term. Azerbaijan limited the hosts to 12 points in the final term to seal a comfortable win at the end. Charles Davis (205-C-84, college: Alabama) and Orhan Haciyeva (200-PF-89) accounted for 20 points each for the winners. Samy Picard (196-PF-88) answered with 28 points for Luxembourg. Tom Schumacher provided 18 points in the loss.
Bulgaria - Sweden 78-73 Bulgaria recorded the first win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They held off visiting Sweden for 1-0 record in Group B. Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) netted 13 points to lead the home team. Bulgaria and Sweden traded baskets throughout intese first quarter. Hristo Nikolov capped the period with a three-pointer to give Bulgaria a 21:19 lead. The hosts used a 6:0 run midway through the second quarter to take a 33:27 lead. The margin soon grew at 8-point mark. Bulgaria ensured a 44:40 lead at halftime. Sweden kept within striking distance throughout the third quarter. The Scandinavian team trailed by three points heading into the fourth frame 57:60. Chester Simmons (198-G-82, college: Washington) scored first six points for Bulgaria in the fourth term to put Bulgaria up by 7 points 66:59. Sweden cut the deficit to three points on several occasions but Bulgaria hung on to escape with victory at the end. Chester Simmons posted 12 points, while Nikolay Varbanov, Filip Videnov and Hristo Nikolov added 11 points each for the winners. Jonas Jerebko (206-PF-87) answered with 26 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for Sweden. Christian Maraker had 15 points in the loss.
Cyprus - Austria 86-89 OT Austria ease past Cyprus in overtime at the start of the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Austria side grabbed 89:86 win over the host in Nicosia. At first Austria won the first period 22:17 and then erupted with 21-12 in the second frame. Jason Detrick (195-SF-80, agency: Court Side, college: Oklahoma) brought 43:29 at the halftime, but the victory was not that easy. Cyprus reduced to 5 points after three quarters when they produced 22-13 in the third period. Cyprus needed another 18-13 in the fourth period to tie the game after four periods. Cyprus led 81:78 in overtime, but Austria had a strong finish to seal the victory. Jason Detrick paced all the winners with 20 points and Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) nailed 18. Mahalbasic Rasid delivered 17, while Lanegger Moritz and Maresch Anton scored 12 apiece. Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) answered with 23 points in the losing effort. Pilavas Andreas posted 21 and Razis Christopher had 13.
Ukraine - Hungary 77-71 Ukraine beat Hungary in Dnepropetrovsk at their start of the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The home side grabbed 77:71 win in Group C opener. More than 5000 came to see the game of the National team in Dnepropetrovsk. Ukraine started well and won the first period 23-20. In the second period Hungary however grabbed the lead and had 41:39 at the halftime. Horvath Akos increased to 44:39 early in the fourth, while Trotter nailed three for 52:46. Wittmann Krisztian kept the advantage at 59:57 at the end of the third period, but the guests could not win. Ukraine trailed until the last minute, but managed to seal the victory. Burtt Steven and Sergii Gladyr (196-SG-88) were perfect from the free throw line for the final success. Sergii Gladyr paced all the winners with 19 points and Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: Beo Basket) netted 13. Burtt Steven delivered 12, while Natyazhko Kyryl posted 11. Adam Hanga (200-SG-89, agency: TSS Management) ended up with 21 points in the losing effort and Horvath Akos as well as Szabo Miklos added 10 apiece. Wittmann Krisztian followed them with 8 points in a loss.
Bosnia - Latvia 87-84 Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded the first win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They overcame visiting Latvia in Sarajevo. Mirza Teletovic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 24 points and 8 rebounds to lead the hosts. Bosnia and Herzegovina fired 23 points in the opening quarter but Latvia almost matched the effort and trailed by just one point at the first break. Bosnia and Herzegovina managed to clear off to a 3-point lead at halftime 41:38. Latvia capped the third term on a 7:2 run to take a 67:64 lead into the fourth frame. Mejeris stretched the lead to 6 points early in the fourth quarter. The lead changed hands numerous times before Persic and Zach Wright gave the home team an 85:82 lead with 5 seconds remaining. Davis Bertans put Latvia within one but Djedovic answered with two accurate free throws and sealed the victory for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Zack Wright (188-G-85, college: Central Mo.) provided 20 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Elmedin Kikanovic added 18 points in the victory. Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89) answered with 18 points for Latvia. Davis Bertans had 17 points in the loss.
Romania - Holland 90-84 Romania celebrated the opening win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They held off Netherlands in the opener in Group D. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) posted 19 points to lead the winners. Romania and Netherlands got to a flying start. The teams teamed up for 55 points in the first quarter. Romania eked out a 28:27 lead. Netherlands denied the deficit in the second quarter. The teams stayed close and arrived at halftime tied at 45. Romania pulled ahead in the third quarter. They stayed hot red offensively and it finally paid off as the home team accumulated a 7-point lead into the fourth frame. Netherlands cut the deficit at 3 points late in regulation but Vlad Moldoveanu (209-F-88, college: American) sank two free throws and sealed the victory for Romania. He finished with 16 points, 9 assists and 4 boards for Romania. Ionut Dragusin and Mihai Silvasan added 14 points each for the winners. Henk Norel (214-C-87) answered with 27 points for Netherlands. Rogier Jansen netted 18 points in the loss.
Albania - Switzerland 51-76 Switzerland roll over Albania in Tirana in the last game of Day 1 at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The Swiss side took 76:51 in their first game. Switzerland took 7:1 from the start and won the first period 20:10. Stockalper and Louissaint opened the second period from the arc, while David Ramseier (203-F/C-87) scored for 29:13. Switzerland later had 39:27 at the end of the half and Petkovic Stefan brought 45:29. Ramseier and Dusan Mladjan (198-SG-86, agency: Interperformances) closed the period at 61:42 when it became clear about the winner. The guests also added 15-9 in the last period to seal the victory. Dusan Mladjan led the way with 24 points and David Ramseier netted 13. Petkovic Stefan and Brunner Greg scored 9 points each as the latter also grabbed 11 rebounds. Ersid Luca (212-C-81) finished the game with 12 points and Karaj Erkand notched 11. Shima Gerti ended up with 10 and Hysenagolli Endrit had 7.
Poland - Belgium 57-64 Belgium upset Poland in Sopot to open their EuroBasket qualifying campaign with a victory. The Belgian side grabbed 64:57 win over the hosts at the end of Day 1. Poland looked better in the start of the game and reached 21:17 at the end of the quarter. Ignerski later scored for 29:24, but Belgium replied with a 9-0 run for 33:29. Ponitka meanwhile managed to tie the game at 33:33. Belgium looked better in the third period and scored final nine points of the period, with Maxime De Zeeuw (205-PF-87)'s three-pointer making it 49:40 on the buzzer. Poland reduced to 2 points at the end of the fourth period, but could not come closer. Tabu-Eboma and Maxime De Zeeuw brought the final points in a win. Sam Van Rossom (188-PG-86) top-scored for the winners with 13 points, while Maxime De Zeeuw and Mukubu Wen Boss posted 11 each. Beghin Christophe ended up with 10 points for the winners. Marcin Gortat (213-C-84) netted 23 in defeat, whilst Koszarek Lukasz delivered 12.
Italy - Portugal 97-45 Italy left no chance for visiting Portugal at the start of 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) scored 21 points to lift the Azzurri to a comfortable win at the end. Italy dominated from start to finish. They built a 24:7 lead after ten minutes of action. Italy fired 26 points in the second quarter to boost the lead. The hosts piled up a 50:20 halftime lead. Italy extended the lead in the third quarter. They established an insurmountable 46-point buffer heading into the fourth term 75:29. Portugal could not recover and Italy coasted to the victory in the final quarter. Angelo Gigli (209-PF-83) finished with 14 points, while Danilo Gallinari and Stefano Mancinelli added 11 points each for the winners. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) answered with 9 points for Portugal. Jaime Silva netted 8 points in the loss.
Belarus - Czech Republic 65-73 Czech Republic registered the opening win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They knocked down Belarus in Minsk in Group F opener. David Jelinek (194-SG-90) scored 16 points to lead the visitors. Czech Republic led by a single point after ten minutes 19:18. The visitors extended the lead in the second quarter. The Czech side accumulated a 39:30 halftime advantage. Belarus finally tuned their game in after the big break. The hosts got within one point at the final intermission. Charykau drew things level at 55 early in the fourth quarter. However Czech Republic kept Belarus scoreless for almost six minutes midway through the final term to take a 66:60 lead. Belarus could not recover and watched the visitors rally to the victory. Petr Benda (204-C-82, agency: Court Side) posted 13 points for Czech Republic. Tomas Satoransky and Jiri Welsch had 12 points each for the winners. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) answered with 16 points for Belarus. Artsiom Parakhouski netted 14 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
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.
FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Draw seedings announced - 3 months ago
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The official draw seedings for FIBA EuroBasket 2017 have been released prior to Tuesday's Draw. In Istanbul at 16.00 CET Tuesday, the 24 teams that will play in next summer's Final Round will be drawn into four groups of six teams each. The seedings for the Draw are based on the Competition Regulations of FIBA Europe, taking into account the results of the participating nations in their last FIBA Europe competition (s). The seedings are as follows: Seed 1: Spain, Lithuania, France, Serbia... [read more]
The official draw seedings for FIBA EuroBasket 2017 have been released prior to Tuesday's Draw. In Istanbul at 16.00 CET Tuesday, the 24 teams that will play in next summer's Final Round will be drawn into four groups of six teams each. The seedings for the Draw are based on the Competition Regulations of FIBA Europe, taking into account the results of the participating nations in their last FIBA Europe competition (s). The seedings are as follows: Seed 1: Spain, Lithuania, France, Serbia Seed 2: Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia Seed 3: Croatia, Israel, Turkey, Finland Seed 4: Russia, Slovenia, Hungary, Georgia Seed 5: Germany, Belgium, Poland, Montenegro Seed 6: Iceland, Great Britain, Ukraine, Romania.
The host federations had the right to choose one partner federation, who will be automatically drawn into the same group. The partnerships bring together Finland and Iceland; Israel and Lithuania; Romania and Hungary; and Turkey and Russia. The Draw Ceremony can be followed live on YouTube.com/FIBA from 15.00 CET. FIBA EuroBasket 2017 will take place from 31 August to 17 September and will be co-hosted by Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey. Courtesy of: fiba.com
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