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serbianhoops
01-18-2018, 09:05 PM
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serbianhoops
01-18-2018, 09:44 PM
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serbianhoops
03-19-2018, 10:48 PM
Despite sitting his first NCAA season out (redshirting at Purdue), 6'4" SG Sasha Stefanovic ('98) is invited to try out for the U20 Serbia national team for the 2018 European Championship. In 1983, his dad Ljubisha better known as Lou Stefanovic tried out for Yugoslavia's U20 team that would compete at the World University Games.

Footage of his dad Lou playing for Crvena Zvezda Belgrade against Drazen Petrovic's Cibona Zagreb in Yugoslavian League (1985/86).


http://youtu.be/X5AdVKI5j4Y

serbianhoops
03-20-2018, 12:06 AM
Sources say 6'7" freshman SF Ryan Stipanovich ('98) is no longer part of Bradley (NCAA D1) basketball program and that he is pursuing other opportunities outside of basketball. The kid missed 2 games in February for unspecified medical reason. Too bad, he had the potential to play overseas in a mid level league after his college career or perhaps even at Eurocup/Euroleague level with a Serbian passport.

serbianhoops
03-27-2018, 01:12 PM
Even without Dzanan Musa, Bosnia and Herzegovina could have had an interesting U20 squad. Unfortunately for them, their basketball federation suffer from a lack of financial resources.

6'11" Luka Garza ('98) - Iowa NCAA
6'10" Vanja Gazibegovic ('99) - Spartak Subotica (Serbia)
6'10" Amel Kuljuhovic ('99) - Lake Land NJCAA
7'0" Semin Burko ('99) - Beko Belgrade (Serbia)
6'9" Nikola Maric ('98) - Leotar Trebinje
6'9" Njegos Sikiras ('99) - Fuenlabrada (Spain)
6'8" Sasa Gazibegovic ('99) - Spartak Subotica (Serbia)
6'7" Srdjan Kocic ('99) - Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro)
6'7" Aljosa Jankovic ('99) - Igokea Aleksandrovac
6'6" Nemanja Nikolic ('98) - Igokea Aleksandrovac
6'2" Darko Talic ('98) - Kakanj
6'2" Sani Campara ('99) - Palencia (Spain)

serbianhoops
04-27-2018, 03:39 PM
List of players selected by head coach Vlada Jovanovic for the final training camp set to begin in early June.

Aleksa Uskokovic (FMP)
Boriša Simanic (FMP)
Novak Music (Mega)
Mihailo Jovicic (Mega)
Andrija Marjanovic (Mega)
Nikola Miskovic (Mega)
Vuk Vulikic (Dynamic)
Milos Glisic (Dynamic)
Dusan Beslac (Dinamik)
Tadija Tadic (Partizan)
Aleksandar Aranitovic (Partizan)
Stefan Momirov (Vrsac)
Stefan Djordjević (Vrsac)
Aleksa Radanov (Crvena zvezda)
Ranko Simovic (Crvena zvezda)
Aleksa Stepanovic (Spars Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Haris Cucovic (Ilirija Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Mihajlo Jerkovic (Venice, Italy)
Nenad Simic (Trapani, Italy)
Danilo Petrovic (Ortona, Italy)
Filip Pavicevic (Ortona, Italy)
Matija Radovic (Hofstra NCAA, USA)
Luka Vasic (Charlotte NCAA, USA)
Marko Vukojcic (DME Academy, Prep School USA)

serbianhoops
05-23-2018, 07:12 PM
24-player list selected by MKD head coach Nikola Vasilev for the final training camp set to begin on June 1st.

Hristijan Radiceski (Crn Drim)
Nenad Dimitrijevic (Joventud Badalona, Spain)
Tomislav Petrov (Kozuv)
Efremovski Viktor (Rabotnicki)
Filip Gjoreski (Vardar)
Nikola Kicev (Feni)
Damjan Krstevski (Rabotnicki)
Aleksandar Arsovski (FPM Academy)
Petar Prentovic (Vardar)
Ranko Mamuzic (Kozuv)
Petar Ognjenovic (Kumanovo)
Nikola Zarevski (Sokoli)
Gabriel Koskoski (Crn Drim)
Nikola Shopov (Karpos Sokoli)
Josif Naumoski (Karpos Sokoli)
Elvis Hot (Vardar)
Leonid Todorovski (MZT)
Ivan Volkanovski (Vardar)
Mile Stanimirovic (Vardar)
Aleksandar Jovanovski (FMP Academy)
Konstantin Martinovski (FMP Academy)
Gjorgji Georgievski (Kumanovo)
Georgi Ristovski (FMP Academy)
Vladimir Jovanovic (Kumanovo)

One of last year's best player Pavle Mihajlovski is missing. Not a single kid of Macedonian origin from Australia, Canada and Serbia on the list. At least four players from these countries could have strengthened MKD final 12-player squad.

serbianhoops
06-02-2018, 03:00 PM
List of players selected by head coach Dusan Dubljevic for U20 Montenegro training camp. The main absentees are the starting PG Ognjen Carapic (injury), back up PG Jovan Vojinovic (injury), starting SF Dino Radoncic (on senior NT roster) & back PF Jakov Milosevic (injury).

Nikola Vujovic
Milic Starovlah
Andrija Slavkovic
Vladan Kaludjerovic
Milos Kostic
Vuk Popovic
Milan Hajdukovic
Janko Cepic
Matija Jokic
Milos Popovic
Marko Simonovic
Bogoslav Bozovic
Nikola Paraca
Pavle Jovicevic
Radule Raspopovic
Bogdan Bojic

serbianhoops
06-02-2018, 03:18 PM
List of players selected by head coach Vlada Jovanovic for the final training camp set to begin in early June.

Aleksa Uskokovic (FMP)
Borisa Simanic (FMP)
Novak Music (Mega)
Mihailo Jovicic (Mega)
Andrija Marjanovic (Mega)
Nikola Miskovic (Mega)
Vuk Vulikic (Dynamic)
Milos Glisic (Dynamic)
Dusan Beslac (Dinamik)
Tadija Tadic (Partizan)
Aleksandar Aranitovic (Partizan)
Stefan Momirov (Vrsac)
Stefan Djordjević (Vrsac)
Aleksa Radanov (Crvena zvezda)
Ranko Simovic (Crvena zvezda)
Aleksa Stepanovic (Spars Sarajevo, Bosnia)
Haris Cucovic (Ilirija Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Mihajlo Jerkovic (Venice, Italy)
Nenad Simic (Trapani, Italy)
Danilo Petrovic (Ortona, Italy)
Filip Pavicevic (Ortona, Italy)
Matija Radovic (Hofstra NCAA, USA)
Luka Vasic (Charlotte NCAA, USA)
Marko Vukojcic (DME Academy, Prep School USA)

Purdue redshirt freshman Sasha Stefanovic heads to Serbia this week to try out for the Serbia U-20 National Team.


Basketball opportunity connects Sasha Stefanovic with his roots

Sasha Stefanovic seems to remember like it was yesterday, watching as the Yugoslavian National Team defeated the U.S. at the FIBA World Championships in Indianapolis.

It wasn’t yesterday, though.

It was 2002, and Stefanovic was 4 years old.

But that day forged an important and multi-layered memory for the American kid of Serbian descent, on one hand providing a measure of basketball inspiration and on another crystalizing the pride Stefanovic holds for his bloodlines, his connection to the country from which his family came, yet one he himself has never set foot in.

That will change this weekend, as Purdue’s redshirt freshman and his father, Lou, will board a flight from Chicago to New York, then connect on to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

A decade-and-a-half after seeing in person the Eastern European country compete for the final time under the Yugoslavian flag, Stefanovic will himself try out for the opportunity to represent Serbia in this summer’s European Under-20 World Championships in Chemnitz, Germany.

Stefanovic is fourth generation born in the U.S. to Lou and his wife, Helen, who was born in the United States of Macedonian descent.

He’s never visited the country his grandparents emigrated from years and years ago. He barely speaks the language, if at all.

Yet, he’s clearly taken his heritage to heart, claiming dual citizenship a few years ago.

"We're very prideful people and we like to let people know where we're from,” Stefanovic said. “We take pride in representing a small country in Eastern Europe and being known as a tough people. It's an honor to be where I'm from.”

He’s taken that lineage to heart and been eager to parlay it into basketball opportunities.

A few years ago, before he enrolled at Purdue, Stefanovic traveled to Denver to participate in a showcase of sorts for Serbian players in the U.S., an entry-level opportunity for consideration for the national team program, starting with last summer’s World University Games in Taipei.

Stefanovic probably could have had a spot on that team, Lou Stefanovic said. The problem, if you want to call it that: Purdue was representing the U.S. in that event.

He didn't — or couldn't — pursue that opportunity, but more lie ahead, starting now, as Stefanovic will be one of 25 players vying for a dozen roster spots on the Under-20 European World Championships team.

He'll inevitably be one of the youngest players there, one of only a few amateurs, and speaking only English, he'll deal with a significant language barrier.

"I've always said, 'You have to feel uncomfortable before you make strides,'" Lou Stefanovic said. "That's with anything in life. He may have to be uncomfortable."

The deck may be stacked to some extent against the younger Stefanovic, but the Serbian program is clearly invested in him, so much so that while in the U.S. earlier this spring to visit with some of his NBA players, national team coach Sasha Djordjevic spent the majority of a Sunday in West Lafayette, visiting with a player who's not even officially appeared in a college game yet.

"How he looks at it is, 'I'm the head coach of the national team, and whether it's the World University team or the U20s or the U18s or U16s, it all feeds up to the national team and I'm projecting players out, too, for 2020, 2024, 2028 and on down the line,'" Lou Stefanovic said. "It's a succession plan for the national team, and he said, 'We think he has an opportunity to be amongst some of those players as we continue this process and see how he develops."

Lou Stefanovic knows Djordjevic dating back to their days as rivals on the Serbian pro circuit, Stefanovic starring for Crvena Zvezda ("Red Star") and Djordjevic for Partizan.

"It's like a Purdue-Indiana rivalry between the two teams," Lou Stefanovic said.

Lou Stefanovic was born in Aleksinac, a town in what's now known as Southern Serbia, about two hours from the capital.

He moved to Northwest Indiana with his parents, Zoran and Ljiljana, as a child, starred at Merrillville High School, then Illinois State, before returning to his home country to play professionally, the country the youngest of his two sons will visit for the first time beginning this weekend, seeing some sights for a day or so, then immersing himself into the basketball culture of the country of his family's beginnings.

And quite a basketball culture it is, especially considering Serbia's a country of only about seven million people these days.

According to RealGM, the country has produced 26 NBA players dating back to the '40s, including a number of prominent names. The biggest-name coach in the NBA, Gregg Popovich, is of Serbian descent and came up through Merrillville High School, years before Lou Stefanovic did the same.

And Serbia, no matter what flag it's competed under throughout modern history, has enjoyed meaningful success on the international stage.

"If you go back and look at their historic performance, they're probably one of the top five programs in the world at every age group — 16, 18, University," Lou Stefanovic said. "However you stack it up, they're a top-five program worldwide, and in some cases second behind the U.S. You can have all kinds of arguments about who's in what position in the world but no one would argue they're top five.

"It's really all about teamwork for them. There are certain shortcomings they're going to have, but they're all about great team chemistry, great team basketball, being great teammates, and they're very offensive-minded and very skilled."

Sasha Stefanovic, to this point in his playing career, has fit that very mold, perhaps in some small way a product of his idols.

He grew up in the shadows of Chicago's skyline, the epicenter of Michael Jordan's influence. These days, kids grow up in awe of Kobe, or LeBron, or Durant, and so on.

But for him, growing up in Crown Point, there was one star above all others: Peja Stojakovic, the vaguely Larry Bird-like Yugoslavian national who starred in the NBA throughout the 2000s; once made that legendary full-court behind-the-back pass and that driving baseline jumper over the back of the backboard that Stefanovic says he's tried to emulate so many times in his life; and struck a chord with that little boy in the crowd on Sept. 5 of '02, in then-Conseco Fieldhouse, when he scored 20 in an 81-78 win over the United States in an event that shook USA Basketball to its core.

Now, Stefanovic has a chance to follow in his idol's footsteps, whether it be now or sometime down the line, all while strengthening a connection to a family heritage that's meant a great deal to him.

"I'm for sure going in trying to be one of the best players in the camp and not leaving it up to chance," Sasha Stefanovic said. "But ultimately me just being invited to this camp is a dream on its own, me getting to represent where my family comes from and my heritage.

"Being invited as one of the top 25 under-20 players in Serbia is a big deal to me. I'm going in trying to make that team, but just getting to go is a blessing."

serbianhoops
06-19-2018, 06:35 PM
U20 Republic of Northern Macedonia lost 2 friendlies at home against U20 Hungary.

1st game (50-67)
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/MSL/885206/

2nd game (80-82)
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/MSL/885207/

roloj
06-20-2018, 11:46 AM
U20 Republic of Northern Macedonia lost 2 friendlies at home against U20 Hungary.

1st game (50-67)
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/MSL/885206/

2nd game (80-82)
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/MSL/885207/

Efremovski, one of my favorite players. A pure shooter, a great one. Bad for him, is the only thing he can do

serbianhoops
06-25-2018, 07:42 PM
Pirot-native 6'7" swingman Martin Sotirov (1999) who plays for serbian 2nd division side Konstantin Nis will play for Bulgaria U20 national team.

LuDux
07-01-2018, 10:40 AM
Arnoldas Kulboka and Tadas Sedekerskis won't help Lithuania. Final roster TBA in few days

carlo
07-08-2018, 12:17 PM
Serbia won the Turgut Atakol tournament played in Istanbul, preceding Turkey, Italy and Lithuania, all tied 3-2, France (2-3) and Montenegro (1-4).
http://www.tbf.org.tr/detay/2018/07/07/%C3%BCmit-milli-erkek-tak%C4%B1m%C4%B1m%C4%B1z-23.-turgut-atakol-turnuvas%C4%B1-n%C4%B1-2.-s%C4%B1rada-tamamlad%C4%B1

Russia beat Latvia in two friendlies played in Riga.

carlo
07-10-2018, 06:03 AM
Davide Moretti (188 cm, Texas Tech) added to Italian team.
Final roster also includes:
Michele Antelli (184, PG, Agribertocchi Orzinuovi)
Matteo Berti (211, F/C, Segafredo Bologna)
Lorenzo Bucarelli (195, SF, Pasta Cellino Cagliari)
Guglielmo Caruso (205, F/C, Cuore Basket Napoli)
Davide Denegri (184, PG, Novipiù Casalemonferrato)
Omar Dieng (200, FW, Scaligera Basket Verona)
Alessandro Lever (206, F/C, Grand Canyon University)
Andrea Mezzanotte (207, FW, Remer Treviglio)
Tommaso Oxilia (200, SF, Assigeco Casalpusterlengo)
Alessandro Pajola (193, G, Segafredo Bologna)
Alessandro Simioni (204, C, “A. Costa” Imola Basket)

pohani komarac
07-11-2018, 05:37 PM
I'm in Chemnitz at the moment and hope I will have time to watch some games

Croatian 12

Mate Kalajzic PG 187 98. Split
Karlo Uljarevic PG 188 98. Cibona
Domagoj Saric PG 190 99. Sibenik
Antonio Jordano PG 188 99. Cedevita
Toni Perkovic PG 191 98. Cedevita
Josip Barnjak SG 193 98. Skrljevo
Mateo Dreznjak SG 199 99. Siroki
Toni Nakic SF 203 99. Sibenik
Mateo Colak SF/PF 205 98. Siroki
Domagoj Proleta PF 207 98. Zagreb
Kresimir Ljubicic C 208 98. Cibona
Ivan Vrgoc C 203 99. Split

serbianhoops
07-12-2018, 01:19 PM
Serbian roster

Borisa Simanic
Novak Music
Andrija Marjanovic
Vuk Vilikic
Milos Glisic
Dusan Beslac
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Stefan Momirov
Stefan Djordjevic
Aleksa Radanov
Aleksa Stepanovic
Tadija Tadic

slice me nice
07-13-2018, 08:16 AM
Turkish roster

PG: Ömer Utku Al - Arda Erdoğan
SG: Şehmus Hazer - Erkin Şenel - Alp Karahan
SF: Onuralp Bitim - Muhaymin Mustafa - Berkay Bayar
PF: Yesukan Onar - Emre Tanışan
C: Ragıp Berke Atar - Görkem Doğan

Only 4 '98 born players, the rest belongs to bright '99 Turkish generation. Solid SG rotation along with SF, Atar has to prove he is NBA-border talent, eyes will be on him.

serbianhoops
07-13-2018, 10:52 AM
B division

Howard University commit 6'8" SF/PF Andre Toure, born and raised in Paris, France, will play for Russia at the U20 B division championship. His mom is Russian.


http://youtu.be/JM5zP9hQSgI

serbianhoops
07-13-2018, 11:49 AM
B division

Interesting fact, the 2 tallest players on Slovenian roster 6'11" Jurij Macura and 6'10" Jakov Stipanicev are drawn from Dalmatia (Sibenik area).

Jurij through his paternal grandparents (ethnic Serbs from Kistanje). His grandfather Nebojsa & father Marko are former players as well as his grandfather's brother Branko (who played for Split & Sibenik alongside Drazen Petrovic, Zoran Slavnic & Dario Saric's dad Predrag) and Branko's son Jere (Split, Notre Dame, Zadar).

Jakov through his parents (ethnic Croats from the coastal village of Tribunj).

pohani komarac
07-14-2018, 08:08 PM
You will never envolve

Jere Macra won Croatian dunk contest several times. Wonder is his son athletic like him?

serbianhoops
07-14-2018, 09:38 PM
Did I write something wrong or do you have a problem with the genealogical facts of the Macura family ?

serbianhoops
07-14-2018, 11:09 PM
Recent basketball history is littered with professional siblings, from the Hernangomez brothers, the World Cup-winning Gasols, Antetokounmpos or Dragics.

But rare are the siblings who have played for different national teams. Among those, since today, one finds the Alibegovic brothers whose Bosnia-born & Slovenia-raised father Teoman played for the Yugoslavia U18 and U19 national teams in the late 80s and later chose to represent Slovenia when the country fall apart.

Teoman's middle son Amar has previously chosen to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina while the cadet Denis has chosen to pull on the shirt of Slovenia.

It remains to be seen for which country will play Teoman's oldest son Mirza if he reached the required level (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Italy may claim him).

And, also, what will be the choice of their cousin Luka Garza when it comes to deciding where his international allegiances lie (USA, Slovenia or Bosnia and Herzegovina).

the_black_planet
07-15-2018, 01:11 PM
Sorry guys for the possibly dumb question, I don't see Bosnia neither in A or B division. What happened?

Levenspiel
07-15-2018, 01:37 PM
Did I write something wrong or do you have a problem with the genealogical facts of the Macura family ?
I personally find this type of background information truly interesting. No need to read intentions.

saritasbora
07-15-2018, 02:14 PM
Both French and Croatian players will miss good amount of WC finale today.
Nice job Fiba

Nemanja
07-15-2018, 02:28 PM
I watched tomorrow Spain-Ukraine and Croatia-France .Spain is much better than Ukraine,happy and other things are match up Ukraine ,point guards in Spain Figueras have solid potential ,creating for others ,Font make 29 points,over average athletic ability ,good tehnique of shoot .Few else players shows something like Vila,Puerto,Maura,Horobchenko,Tyrtschnyk .

France-Croatia ,Croatia is better for half level athletically and for one and a half technically . Uljarevic is very talented,played very good,he have feeling for play ,athletically is good,excellent play on defence on pnr .Nakic which played poorly ,has great potential ,who watch him on Euroleague junior tournament,he could see that .Colak also showed good improvisation ,maybe his base are on big level but he good correct that .

In France,team- based,they are missing play which can play 1on1 ,breakthrough ,back .Their play are too without solution,shoot for 3 points,which them dont functioned .Need to mention their good defence,also Croatia have good defence,and problem for France in attack was very mobile defence of Croatia .In France,I like Tchouaffe,he have phisical condition ,he can to make breakthrough ,diagonal stand,reminds me on Batum .Sinha point-guard back up,also showed more than first point guard,similar case like Figueras ,also Vautier center ,stastically is poor ,but make solid job ,he have good rebound,defence ,vision of game .

gockun
07-15-2018, 05:25 PM
All Turkish youth teams’ (U-16, U17 U18, U20) bball IQ is painfully low. They are really talented but play like headless chikens. We should teach them how to dribble, how to pass, how to box-out, when to pass, when to shoot etc but instead they are just running, making meaningless pressure. We really dont need to win games, we really need to win those kids Mr. S. Erdoğan and Mr. Turkoglu.
İt is no coincedence that Furkan and Cedi become much more better players in just a year over NBA, although they did not play at all.

Levenspiel
07-16-2018, 04:29 PM
All Turkish youth teams’ (U-16, U17 U18, U20) bball IQ is painfully low. They are really talented but play like headless chikens. We should teach them how to dribble, how to pass, how to box-out, when to pass, when to shoot etc but instead they are just running, making meaningless pressure. We really dont need to win games, we really need to win those kids Mr. S. Erdoğan and Mr. Turkoglu.
İt is no coincedence that Furkan and Cedi become much more better players in just a year over NBA, although they did not play at all.
I haven't been able to watch the games so far in the U20, but this roster - I think - has Sehmus Hazer as the smartest player, who is normally able to stay calm even at senior level.
Onuralp Bitim already seems like a headcase for a few years now. too bad, he's the most talented one.

slice me nice
07-16-2018, 06:30 PM
I haven't been able to watch the games so far in the U20, but this roster - I think - has Sehmus Hazer as the smartest player, who is normally able to stay calm even at senior level.
Onuralp Bitim already seems like a headcase for a few years now. too bad, he's the most talented one.

Bitim was getting the same hype with Doncic and Musa 3 three years ago. His game has fallen at undeniable low degree over few years. Incredible downfall. Never ever seen a prospect disappeared from sight that fast in my life. He has serious mental issues. Leave alone affecting his teammates on court badly as usually arguing with them, the coach can't stand him because of his unnecessarily huge ego. He has to get his acts together before being obliterated by himself.

Dreamcatcher
07-16-2018, 09:16 PM
FIBA keep this stupid format when all the teams go to play off stage :mad:

Levenspiel
07-16-2018, 10:15 PM
FIBA keep this stupid format when all the teams go to play off stage :mad:
and as the group winner, you match-up Spain. :D

Dreamcatcher
07-17-2018, 05:53 PM
and as the group winner, you match-up Spain. :D

In that group Spain, France and Ukraine looked more or less equal, but i definitely would choose Ukraine over Spain in 1/8 game.

Levenspiel
07-18-2018, 01:53 PM
In that group Spain, France and Ukraine looked more or less equal, but i definitely would choose Ukraine over Spain in 1/8 game.
aaand Spain eliminated Lithuania. may even become the champion after being the last in the group. weird format indeed.

Nemanja
07-18-2018, 02:04 PM
Firs victime of system of competition is Lithuania . We saw good game,Lithuania played with amplitudes like in group,periods on high level and crisis are replaced .Spania thanks to Font,Figueras and Puerta won ,they played excellent finish ,3 quarters are almost disaster .Spain will be one of three or fourt teams which pretend to win tournament ,also Lithunia would be if won in this game.

euskadi
07-18-2018, 02:37 PM
is croatia good here or others are bad? last time i pay attention to this genertion they go from a to b division :D

pohani komarac
07-18-2018, 04:54 PM
is croatia good here or others are bad? last time i pay attention to this genertion they go from a to b division :D

This generation had lot of problems in past. 98./99. Is bit untypical Croatian team. Very deep, no star prospects, and strong on guards. We are missing a lot of players and it works very good for them. This generation should give 10-15 ABA league players and hopefully 2 PG for national team in Kalajzic and Uljarevic. Overall Toni Nakic is most talented, and he has jet to realize how talented is he.

Levenspiel
07-18-2018, 05:30 PM
wow Turkey-Ukraine game is almost +60 at the moment (99-40).

Ok, 104-46 final score.

saritasbora
07-18-2018, 05:53 PM
It still bugs me how Turkey got blown out by the Lithuanians.
Is it because Onuralp Bitim being the cancer of the team?
Since he is on the bench for the last 2 games the team is playing on a whole different level .

Nemanja
07-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Two insane results in quarter finals.Ukraine showed win against Spain was preetty occassionally,i wathed this game,but I expected that they in some case could win Turkey France showed defence style ,without much talents,phisically strong team,and generally they play collectively , misses of Montenegro are numerous ,somehow in smuggler style,what we said in Serbia,they look like correct team .

About Croatia what someone asked ,It seems to me like one of 5 the best team on tournament .Style is a similar senior team .Juncture of speed ,height and solid technique ,in some defficit with strength . Uljarevic showed very sense for play ,matureness,at generally is talented,Colak have expressive improvisation,and good phisical qualities ,Nakic is biggest talent ,although he didnt showed for now on this tournament .Others showed partially qualities ,somewise,Dreznjak have feeling for play and good shoot,Kalajzic is obvious talented ,athletically is excellent and technically solid,but miss adroitness and them miss sense for play .

Croatia have very tough rival in quarter-final Italy ,in it 4 or 5 players were second in world u19 last year ,Morretti ,Oxillia and Buccarelli are yet good players on senior level ,they are tactically better then Croatia, they are more competitive ,Croatia a are more talented ,so will be derby of quarter-finals.

Levenspiel
07-18-2018, 06:25 PM
Two insane results in quarter finals.

the last 2 games of the quarter finals are also strong candidates for being massive blow-outs

Dreamcatcher
07-18-2018, 07:16 PM
FIBA keep this stupid format when all the teams go to play off stage :mad:

As i said, too much stupid format making no sense all the games in the group. And our team that won the group goes to relegation game. It was a great 3pt ending in Spain-Lithuania game though...

Nemanja
07-19-2018, 03:41 PM
Wins of Croatia against Italy .I thought Italy have bigger chances .Because are tactically better and they are better character .I think that first half are more credible about qualities this two teams .Italy about 18 minutes in offense played good,and about 22 played very bad .They have plan ,which was good,but players werent for achive this plan.They should to play more in row near to basket for Caruso and Simione,they could make problem against Ljubicic ,Colak,Proleta. In situation in which shoot didnt work is necessary alternative solution like play with pass more or low post with forwards .Play of Italy was reduced od basic play,creation of action for 3,4 best players in their area ,shooting from correct position and waiting to something happen and mistake of Croatia .

From other side ,Croatia played first and fourth quarter very good ,second and third Italy throwd Croatia out zone of comfort .I tihnk coach of Croatia dont uses all qualities of her players ,for example Nakic,also Uljarevic. Kalajzic have most time on ball ,he cant to do this,6 turnovers,simply he isnt point guard. Uljarevic have all qualies to be point guard before Kalajzic ,he make some good decisions moves ,shoots in 4th quarter,but he can more .

Croatia have quick team,its preetty obviously in defence ,makes problems for Italy ,many rebounds are made over guards and forwards,because athletically are better than Italians ,which didnt successed to used better contact play in regard to Croatia .And one thing I missed,key players in Croatia are on postiion 1 to 3 so they dont have depth so Italy could to oppose Croatia on difference annd they could o win .I am sorry because i was long .

Nemanja
07-19-2018, 05:33 PM
How bad is this generation of Serbia .First half disaster ,second half correct and nothing more,but France completelly failled .With their play on first half,they didnt will be champions ,but sure will win this game with 10 and more points .That highlights on how level is Serbia.Radanov played excellent,and nothing else didnt played good .Surely,they wouldnt be first,medal are also very discutable .Last year also was very bad on this torunament and 2 years ago also was bed .Its known that Serbian players are specially problems on crossing amongst junior and senior level,which additionally perplex problems .

Nemanja
07-19-2018, 05:47 PM
At finally Serbia successed to lose gome,deserved.Congratulations to France .Also,behaviour of our players are shameful ,acting of fouls,protest to reffree without reason,acting surprise .Thereto ,Serbians , unfortunately ,are inclined in sport .

Levenspiel
07-19-2018, 05:58 PM
At finally Serbia successed to lose gome,deserved.Congratulations to France .Also,behaviour of our players are shameful ,acting of fouls,protest to reffree without reason,acting surprise .Thereto ,Serbians , unfortunately ,are inclined in sport .
I could not watch the game. It looks very strange that Serbia lost the game from 59-52 to 59-60, by scoring no points in the last 4 mins.

Nemanja
07-19-2018, 06:14 PM
We didnt deserved to leed 59-52 .France was preetty better team first half ,Serbia played rudimentary,without creativity,authenticity what France have .France was in crisis third quarter,Radanov played excellent,defence of Serbia was on higher level ,but attack was enforced,too shooting for 3 points,which wasnt worked ,it was much offensive rebound for us .In finish France reminds on first half and Serbia back also in fist half ,and miss 3 consequently attacks in last minutes after offensive rebound .Tchouaffe and Fevrier played excellent in Serbia Radanov is the only one worthwile .

Levenspiel
07-19-2018, 08:58 PM
Germany advances to semis, and our kids seem to have been obliterated in the 2nd quarter.

the_black_planet
07-20-2018, 04:09 PM
Simanic was a big dissapointment from Serbia. What happened to him, doesn't he progress?? I remember him having some good games with FMP this year and some good 3p shooting.

Levenspiel
07-20-2018, 07:12 PM
I've just realized the mascot of the tournament is Karl-Marx :D
apparently Chemnitz was previously called Karl-Marx-Stadt in the East Germany until the Berlin wall fell.

Straight forward
07-20-2018, 08:38 PM
I've just realized the mascot of the tournament is Karl-Marx :D
apparently Chemnitz was previously called Karl-Marx-Stadt in the East Germany until the Berlin wall fell.

Good one! Left wing tournament :)

pohani komarac
07-21-2018, 06:04 PM
Is this first medal in Israeli bb history?

Roy M
07-21-2018, 06:13 PM
Is this first medal in Israeli bb history?

Unless you don't count MTA EL trophies :p

pohani komarac
07-21-2018, 06:16 PM
Unless you don't count MTA EL trophies :p

I asked about Israeli medals, not Maccabi trophies;)

Thanks for the ans btw.

Levenspiel
07-21-2018, 06:20 PM
Is this first medal in Israeli bb history?
do you mean the gold medals? am I not getting the joke? :) didn't they have get a few silver medals, including the one last year?

Roy M
07-21-2018, 06:24 PM
do you mean the gold medals? am I not getting the joke? :) didn't they have get a few silver medals, including the one last year?

Yep. We have 3 silvers (2000, 2004, 2017).
One silver with the national team at 1979

pohani komarac
07-21-2018, 06:34 PM
do you mean the gold medals? am I not getting the joke? :) didn't they have get a few silver medals, including the one last year?

no, i was to lazy to check.

Levenspiel
07-21-2018, 07:18 PM
no, i was to lazy to check.
somehow the first thing that came to my mind was that Halperin-Eliyahu team (that lost the final to Erazem Lorbek & Slovenia) ages ago, even before the last year's team with Blatt's son and his 3 pointers from 10m. Why is this guy (Tamir Blatt) not making impact on senior level btw?

tight game on the other semis. and the FIBA commentator is funny, talking about lollipop flavors and such.

Roy M
07-21-2018, 07:42 PM
somehow the first thing that came to my mind was that Halperin-Eliyahu team (that lost the final to Erazem Lorbek & Slovenia) ages ago, even before the last year's team with Blatt's son and his 3 pointers from 10m. Why is this guy (Tamir Blatt) not making impact on senior level btw?

tight game on the other semis. and the FIBA commentator is funny, talking about lollipop flavors and such.

And Burstein - Green - Mizrahi team at 2000, which beat Gasol&Navarro easy

the_black_planet
07-21-2018, 08:04 PM
somehow the first thing that came to my mind was that Halperin-Eliyahu team (that lost the final to Erazem Lorbek & Slovenia) ages ago, even before the last year's team with Blatt's son and his 3 pointers from 10m. Why is this guy (Tamir Blatt) not making impact on senior level btw?

tight game on the other semis. and the FIBA commentator is funny, talking about lollipop flavors and such.

Tamir Blatt was fine this year in a good team as Hapoel Holiness, I think he transferred now to Hapoel Jerusalem but I'm not sure the transfer is done... He is still young to make impact in Euroleague but I believe he is on a good way to make it, despite lacking physical abilities. Congratulations to Israel from me too, I think they are a strong favourite for the gold and also Zoosman didn't show off, while he is good of course. What do you think about Deni Avdija??

pohani komarac
07-21-2018, 08:14 PM
somehow the first thing that came to my mind was that Halperin-Eliyahu team (that lost the final to Erazem Lorbek & Slovenia) ages ago, even before the last year's team with Blatt's son and his 3 pointers from 10m. Why is this guy (Tamir Blatt) not making impact on senior level btw?

tight game on the other semis. and the FIBA commentator is funny, talking about lollipop flavors and such.

Yeah, I completley forgott about Halperin Eliyahu duo.

But this is first U-20 medal in our history. And by generation that had worst result at u-18 level in our history.:)

serbianhoops
07-21-2018, 08:43 PM
Over the course of the competition I think it's fair to say the two best TEAMS are in the final and that Avdija is by far the best NBA prospect of the bunch.

Levenspiel
07-21-2018, 08:54 PM
Tamir Blatt was fine this year in a good team as Hapoel Holiness, I think he transferred now to Hapoel Jerusalem but I'm not sure the transfer is done... He is still young to make impact in Euroleague but I believe he is on a good way to make it, despite lacking physical abilities. Congratulations to Israel from me too, I think they are a strong favourite for the gold and also Zoosman didn't show off, while he is good of course. What do you think about Deni Avdija??
Thank you. it would be nice watching him in international stage.



But this is first U-20 medal in our history. And by generation that had worst result at u-18 level in our history.:)
both facts are quite strange :D. it was a well-deserved win today in front of of home crowd. congrats for the final.

@serbianhoops, any background info on Filip Stanic? Google-search says there is a Croat bball player born in Zagreb with that name, but not sure if that's the one.

serbianhoops
07-21-2018, 09:41 PM
As far as I know Filip Stanic was born in Germany to Croat parents from Herzegovina, more precisely from Tomislavgrad.

the_black_planet
07-21-2018, 11:30 PM
Thank you. it would be nice watching him in international stage.


both facts are quite strange :D. it was a well-deserved win today in front of of home crowd. congrats for the final.

@serbianhoops, any background info on Filip Stanic? Google-search says there is a Croat bball player born in Zagreb with that name, but not sure if that's the one.

Sorry for the typos also my friend, new mobile phone you see:(

Nemanja
07-22-2018, 12:37 AM
I've just realized the mascot of the tournament is Karl-Marx :D
apparently Chemnitz was previously called Karl-Marx-Stadt in the East Germany until the Berlin wall fell.

Something unusually pulled me to follow this torunament more frequently than others ,and know i realized .

slice me nice
07-22-2018, 06:00 PM
Berke Atar managed to be the most effective center of the tournament on offensive end (15.1 PPG, 63% FG in 24.1 MPG). Yet, lack of defensive effort can't be appreciated and takes many things from his potential. He has great tools to pose threat on defense, but doesn't seem to use them because of having uncaring attitudes on court when he faces the opponent. He resembles Semih Erden in many aspects. Hopefully, he will be made to learn to ignite his energy to use for defensive appetite. Big potential, should be treasured by Banvit this season.

Anyone has a thought on Borisa Simanic? It is hard to say he is justified all the hypes on him in this tournament.

Nemanja
07-22-2018, 06:01 PM
I dare congratulations to Israel on half time ,no because result.Magnigicent play of Israel,through full tournament ,in senior basketball this team would be on high half of Eurocup . Very talented players,like Beni which is old-fashion style ,what I like,very inteligent,Brisker high sense for play,hight ahtletic abilities,versality of Zoosman, team player like Avdija,good move of Fleischer.No hurry ,good improvisation,good team play,good coach . Last years ,Israel was second on Euro u 20 ,now is confidentially first.Good chances Israel will be ongoing giant in Europe in next 6 or 7 years .

pohani komarac
07-22-2018, 07:05 PM
Congratulations Israel, well deserved!

I hope Kalajzic can be something like Markovic, defensive star on PG and Uljarevic can develope as good skilled PG. We desperetley need some fresh PG's

raph
07-22-2018, 08:17 PM
Like Nemanja, Pohani and others, kudos for Israel for their performance with their well balanced team. A pleasure to see them play like this, great team work on both ends.

As for France, i am still trying to recover from watching our team play, even if we were missing quite some guys. But that does not excuse our poor display. It was almost a shame to fight for a medal.

Levenspiel
07-23-2018, 10:48 AM
Congratulations Israeli guys for your first gold medal in a Euro national competitions, with clear victories all the way to the top.
let's see if these guys can make impact on the senior level.