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Interview with Jonathan Tabu (Belgian NT) - Sep 3, 2013


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Jonathan
Tabu
Belgium qualified for 2013 EuroBasket after finishing third in Group E of qualifications, behind Poland and Finland, in front of Switzerland and Albania.
Two best players in Belgian national team were Sam Van Rossom (188-PG-86, averaged 12.0 points per game) and Jonathan Tabu (190-PG-85, 11.9 ppg). Interestingly, both of them will play in Spanish league next season - Sam Van Rossom moved from Zaragoza to Valencia, while Jonathan Tabu is new player of Zaragoza. They will lead Belgian team at EuroBasket as well and Eurobasket.com talked to Jonathan Tabu...

When have you started with preparations for EuroBasket and where did you spend your preparation period?

We started on 25th of July and we spent the preparation mostly in Belgium. We have been to Lithuania for two games and to Turkey for three games.

Belgium played 12 friendly games, won five and lost seven, are you satisfied with team's performance in test games?

Well, we met some really good teams! When you see teams like Serbia, Turkey, Croatia, Lithuania - those are second round or even podium candidate teams in my opinion and it was good to play those teams. Because even though we lost, we did some really good things! We need to be more consistent for 40 minutes! Could have been better if we had stolen one game or two.

What you need to improve in upcoming days before the start of competition?

We need to be better throughout the whole game, not just some part of the game, and improve our execution. I think this is going to help us a lot! This is what we have to work on before the start of the competition!

What will be your team's main strengths in Slovenia?

Our main strength is the team! We don't have that superstar that can take over the game and I like that the danger can come from anywhere! I think this is good.

Belgium will play in Group A, how do you rate your rivals - France, Germany, Israel, Ukraine and Great Britain?

I think the favourite team is France. For the others I would say that it is pretty open, but we gonna have to be ready and focus on each game because it is not going to be easy at all.

Belgium finished 21st at 2011 EuroBasket, what is your goal for upcoming tournament and which final position would satisfy you?

I might shock some people, but I think we gotta chance to go for the second round! Two years ago was two years ago, we learned and I think this one will be different! Anyway, we gonna have to show it on the court. We will take game after game!   




Nando De
Colo
- European Awards 2016 - - 3 months ago
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]
FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Draw - 4 months ago
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...  
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FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Draw seedings announced - 4 months ago
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]


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European Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Finland 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. Greece 0-0 
 4. Iceland 0-0 
 5. Poland 0-0 
 6. Slovenia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Georgia 0-0 
 2. Germany 0-0 
 3. Israel 0-0 
 4. Italy 0-0 
 5. Lithuania 0-0 
 6. Ukraine 0-0 
Group C
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. Spain 0-0 
 4. Hungary 0-0 
 5. Montenegro 0-0 
 6. Romania 0-0 
Group D
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
 4. Russia 0-0 
 5. Serbia 0-0 
 6. Turkey 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vojdan STOJANOVSKI
  MKD
  (194-G-87)
  Avg: 28
 1. Stojanovski, Vojdan28.0 
 2. Veideman, Rain24.0 
 3. Hanga, Adam23.0 
 4. Gomes, Joao22.0 
 5. Dragic, Goran21.0 
 6. Vojvoda, David20.5 
 7. de Jong, Worthy19.5 
 8. Nurkic, Jusuf19.0 
 9. Lawrence, Andrew19.0 
 10. Hermannsson, Mart.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jusuf NURKIC
  BIH
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 15
 1. Nurkic, Jusuf15.0 
 2. Gomes, Joao10.5 
 3. Baeringsson, Hlynur9.5 
 4. Todorovic, Marko9.0 
 5. Karasev, Sergey9.0 
 6. Iarochevitch, Ioa.8.0 
 7. Shengelia, Tornike7.5 
 8. Tumba, Kevin7.0 
 9. Gordon, Ben7.0 
 10. Fesenko, Kyrylo7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Goran DRAGIC
  SLO
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Dragic, Goran8.5 
 2. Lypovyy, Oleksandr7.5 
 3. Tsintsadze, Giorgi7.5 
 4. Gordon, Ben6.5 
 5. Mihailovic, Vladim.5.5 
 6. Vojvoda, David5.5 
 7. Travis, Romeo5.5 
 8. Vilhjalmsson, Hord.5.0 
 9. Tabu, Jonathan5.0 
 10. Velikov, Asen5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Derek NEEDHAM
  USA
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Needham, Derek4.0 
 2. Dorbek, Martin3.5 
 3. Keller, Akos3.0 
 4. Baburin, Evgenii3.0 
 5. Hajrizi, Drilon3.0 
 6. Obasohan, Retin3.0 
 7. Broadus, Rashaun3.0 
 8. Tumba, Kevin2.5 
 9. Barroso, Tomas2.5 
 10. Kostov, Chavdar2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vyacheslav BOBROV
  UKR
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bobrov, Vyacheslav2.0 
 2. Kulagin, Dmitrii2.0 
 3. Panteli, Iakovos1.5 
 4. Zipser, Paul1.5 
 5. Benzing, Robin1.5 
 6. Palsson, Haukur1.5 
 7. Hajrizi, Drilon1.5 
 8. Bergstedt, Jonas1.5 
 9. Kitsing, Kristjan1.0 
 10. Mahalbasic, Rasid1.0 
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