Switzerland - Iceland 83-80 Switzerland snapped three-game losing skid and beat Iceland for the first victory in Group A. David Ramseier (202-F/C-87) posted 19 points to lead the hosts. Iceland secured an 18:15 lead after the opening quarter. Switzerland picked up the tempo after the break. They sank 25 points in the second term to pull within a single point. Switzerland held Iceland to 13 points in the third term to spur ahead. They erupted for 27 points in the fourth stanza and iced the victory. Jonathan Kazadi (193-G-91) tossed in 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the win. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) responded with 19 points for Iceland.
Cyprus - Belgium 55-72 Belgium claimed the fourth straight victory in Group A. They fired past Cyprus in Nicosia to remain perfect. Khalid Boukichou (208-C-92, agency: BeoBasket) posted 13 points to pace the winners. Belgium dominated in the first half. The Lions established a 43:21 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Kevin Tumba (205-C/F-91) and Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85) produced 10 points each for the winners. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M) responded with 15 points for Cyprus.
Austria - Holland 61-75 Netherlands beat Austria away from home today to improve at 3-1 record on top of Group B. Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) and Jessey Voorn (197-SG-90, agency: Court Side) came up with 19 points each to lead the Dutch side. Austria ensured a narrow 23:21 lead after the first period. But Netherlands snatched a 39:38 halftime advantage. Netherlands held the hosts to just 7 points in the third term to take a 13-point lead at the final intermission. Netherlands kept the home side at bay throughout the fourth term and rallied to an important victory. Yannick Franke (194-G-96) posted 12 points in the win. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Austria.
Denmark - Germany 106-102 3OT Denmark survived a triple-overtime drama to tame visiting Germany. Six players scored in double digits to pace the hosts. Alan Voskuil (191-G-86, college: Texas Tech) nailed 22 points to lead the Scandinavian team to the first win in Group B. Denmark established a 48:37 halftime lead. But Germany went on a strong rally in the second half to force overtime. The teams did not decide on the winner in the first two extra periods. However Denmark sank 14 points in the third overtime to snatch victory. Darko Jukic (199-G-90) provided 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Danilo Barthel (207-PF-91) responded with 26 points and 10 rebounds for Germany. Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) had 20 points in the loss.
Bosnia - Russia 67-78 Russia posted the third straight victory in Group C. They upset Bosnia and Herzegovina away from home tonight. Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) recorded 17 points to pace the winners. Bosnia ensured a 22:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Russia however slowed the hosts down in the second term. The visitors ignited a strong 47:28 second half rally to seal the winning outcome. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-F-87) netted 16 points and collected 8 rebounds for the winners. Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: BeoBasket) answered with game-high 23 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Portugal - Poland 74-81 Poland snatched a road win over Portugal tonight. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) posted 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the visitors. Poland piled up a 45:36 halftime lead. Portugal pulled within 5 points at the final intermission. But Poland protected the lead and registered the fourth straight win in Group D. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) provided 13 points in the win. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) and Jose Silva (194-G/F-89) responded with 16 points each for Portugal.
Belarus - Estonia 79-63 Belarus improved at 2-2 record in Group D as they held off visiting Estonia. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) posted 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the hosts. Belarus established a 42:33 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 12-point mark at the final intermission. Belarus stretched the margin in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Aliaksandr Semianiuk (207-F-93) netted 13 points for the home team. Reinar Hallik (208-F/C-84) responded with 14 points for Estonia.
Kosovo - Slovenia 81-91 Slovenia registered the fourth win in a row in Group E. They outlasted Kosovo on the road. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) nailed 27 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Kosovo accounted for a 41:38 halftime lead. Slovenia however picked up the tempo in the third term. They unloaded 30 points to take a 6-point lead at the final intermission. Slovenia kept Kosovo at distance throughout the fourth term and marched to the win. Gasper Vidmar (211-C-87) had 20 points and 9 rebounds for the visitors. Justin Doellman (205-F-85, college: Xavier, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 30 points for Kosovo.
Bulgaria - Ukraine 67-72 Ukraine toppled Bulgaria on the road to improve at 2-1 record in Group E. Viacheslav Kravtsov (211-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) posted 18 points to pace the visitors. Bulgaria eked out an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Ukraine stepped on the gas in the second frame to secure a 35:29 halftime advantage. They extended the lead at 11-point mark at the final intermission. Bulgaria put up a fight in the fourth term but came up short of victory at the end. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) provided 14 points, while Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors. Alexander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) responded with 19 points for Bulgaria.
Albania - Georgia 64-84 Georgia thumped Albania on the road to gain the third victory in Group F. Zaza Pachulia (211-C-84) posted 20 points to lead the winning side. The teams were tied at 36 at the interval. Georgia however went on a strong 28:13 run in the fourth term and secured the victory. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) recorded 15 points in the win. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84, college: BYU, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 26 points for Albania.
Slovakia - Montenegro 62-99 Montenegro ensured the fourth consecutive victory in Group F. They stormed past Slovakia on the road. Five players scored in double digits in the victory. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) posted 17 points in the win. Montenegro established a 47:31 halftime lead. They sank 35 points in the third term to clear off for good. Derek Needham (180-PG-90, college: Fairfield) accounted for 13 points for the winners. Nenad Milosevic (190-PG-83, agency: 011 Sports) answered with 15 points for Slovakia.
Luxembourg - FYR Macedonia 74-82 FYR Macedonia rolled past Luxembourg on the road tonight. Aleksandar Kostovski (186-PG-88) netted 20 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished out 7 assists for the visitors. FYR Macedonia piled up a 48:34 halftime lead. However Luxembourg unleashed 31 points in the third term to eke out a narrow lead at the final break. But FYR Macedonia limited the hosts to just 9 points in the fourth stanza and iced the victory. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) netted 18 points in the win. Alex Laurent (196-PF-93) replied with 25 points for Luxembourg.
United Kingdom - Hungary 80-88 Hungary upset Great Britain to stay perfect in Group G action. Adam Hanga (199-SG-89, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 18 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the visitors. Great Britain secured a 44:38 halftime lead. But Hungary used a 27:17 surge in the third term to spur ahead. They poured in 23 points in the fourth stanza and snatched the victory. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) and Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) tossed in 18 points apiece in the win. Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 17 points for Great Britain.
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 - 4 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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