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Albert Schweitzer Tournament update

Albert Schweitzer Tournament update

The ongoing Albert Schweitzer Tournament (AST) 2014 is in full swing and several future basketball stars are stepping up in the heat of the competition. The 16-nation tournament of U18…

Albert Schweitzer Tournament preview

Albert Schweitzer Tournament preview

As international Basketball tournaments go, the Albert Schweitzer Tournament may fly under the radar of some hoops fans. However, for those who like to keep an eye on roots Basketball,…

2014 FIBA World Cup schedule

2014 FIBA World Cup schedule

With the 2014 FIBA World Cup approaching, the match schedule for the tournament has been announced. The eyes of the Basketball world will turn to Spain between August 30th and…

Ukraine withdraws as Eurobasket 2015 host

Ukraine withdraws as Eurobasket 2015 host

Ukraine has formally informed FIBA of its desire to withdraw as the Eurobasket 2015 hosts. The move is understandable considering the current political tension between them and Russia. Tensions were…

Saric wins 2013 Young Player of the Year

Saric wins 2013 Young Player of the Year

FIBA Europe has named Croatia’s Dario Saric (204 cm) the 2013 Young Men’s Player of the Year. He beat out Kenan Sepahi (198 cm) and Giannis Antekuonmpo (206 cm). The…

Andray Blatche could join Philippine NT

Andray Blatche could join Philippine NT

A congressman from the Philippines has filed two separate bills seeking the naturalization of NBA centers JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche. The Philippines National Basketball Team is looking for a…

2014 Basketball World Cup groups set

2014 Basketball World Cup groups set

FIBA has announced the groupings for the 2014 Basketball World Cup which will be held in Spain this coming August. Madrid, Spain will be the primary venue with games also…

FIBA selects wildcards for 2014 World Cup

FIBA selects wildcards for 2014 World Cup

The four wildcards for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup have been named by FIBA´s Central Board after a meeting in host nation Spain. The teams chosen to be wildcards…

New Zealand gets 2014 funding

New Zealand gets 2014 funding

The New Zealand National Team had good news today as the team known as the Tall Blacks was given substantial funding for 2014, including for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World…

Evgeny Pashutin appointed Russia NT coach

Evgeny Pashutin appointed Russia NT coach

The Russian Basketball Federation has made a decision to shake things up in the national team. They are bringing in Evgeny Pashutin as the new head coach. The 44-year-old Pashutin…

FIBA Central Board welcomes 2 new federations

FIBA Central Board welcomes 2 new federations

Buenos Aires – FIBA held a Central Board meeting on Sunday and there were several things tackled on the agenda. One of the salient points of the meeting was the…

FIBA Europe approves shorter Eurobasket

FIBA Europe approves shorter Eurobasket

The duration and competition system for Eurobasket will be changed from 2017 onwards after the FIBA Europe Board (image) met in Madrid to discuss making the tournament shorter. The board…

Bozidar Maljkovic leaves Slovenia

Bozidar Maljkovic leaves Slovenia

The Basketball Federation of Slovenia (KZS) will be on the lookout for a new national team coach after legendary tactician Bozidar Maljkovic stepped down. The 61- year old Serbian leaves…

Sergei Belov passes away

Sergei Belov passes away

World Basketball is in mourning after the sad passing of one of the games greats, Sergei Belov (pictured left). The Russian died today in Perm in his native country, he…

EuroBasket 2013: France wins first ever title

EuroBasket 2013: France wins first ever title

The road to the EuroBasket 2013 championship contest started when they were teenagers. For France’s Tony Parker and Boris Diaw, the gold medals they won on Sunday after defeating Lithuania…

EuroBasket 2013: France ousts Spain in OT Thriller

EuroBasket 2013: France ousts Spain in OT Thriller

In the second EuroBasket 2013 semifinal it took Tony Parker and a few of his closest friends an extra session to send the two-time defending champions from Spain to the…

EuroBasket 2013: Croatia, Lithuania move on to SFs

EuroBasket 2013: Croatia, Lithuania move on to SFs

The next round of the EuroBasket 2013 competition is now set as all four semifinalists have been determined and the match-ups scheduled. After Wednesday’s quarterfinals, the top half of the…

EuroBasket 2013: Spain rolls, France downs hosts

EuroBasket 2013: Spain rolls, France downs hosts

Looking at the final standings of the EuroBasket 2013 Round 2 would leave one thinking that 2013 might be some other club’s turn to stand on top of the podium,…

Eurobasket 2013: Quarterfinals previews

Eurobasket 2013: Quarterfinals previews

The Eurobasket 2013 Quarterfinals are set and ready to kick off. Teams have finally reached the key part in the competition where everything is on the line. It’s now win…

EuroBasket 2013: Spain, Slovenia fall, QFs set

EuroBasket 2013: Spain, Slovenia fall, QFs set

Round 2 of EuroBasket 2013 is now complete and the quarterfinals are set, but not before some last minute drama as Finland upset host club Slovenia by 16, Italy put…

Eurobasket 2013: Ukrainians grab final QF spot

Eurobasket 2013: Ukrainians grab final QF spot

It’s been a roller coaster ride for the Ukrainians at EuroBasket 2013. They opened Round 1 with three straight wins, lost a tough contest to France and closed the preliminary…

EuroBasket 2013: Slovenia, Croatia grab seats in QFs

EuroBasket 2013: Slovenia, Croatia grab seats in QFs

With one day remaining in Round 2 of EuroBasket 2013, five of eight spots in the quarterfinals are now firm. On Friday, Lithuania, France and Serbia picked up their advancement…

EuroBasket 2013: Three from Group E qualify for QFs

EuroBasket 2013: Three from Group E qualify for QFs

EuroBasket 2013 Group E got Day 2 of Round 2 in the books on Friday and as a result France was the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals with…

EuroBasket 2013: Day 1 of Round 2 full of upsets

EuroBasket 2013: Day 1 of Round 2 full of upsets

EuroBasket 2013 has put it’s first full day of the Round 2 in the books and to say it was an interesting day would be a gross understatement. With the…

Mexico takes Gold at 2013 FIBA Americas

Mexico takes Gold at 2013 FIBA Americas

It was a huge and exciting victory for the dark horses of the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, Mexico. The Mexicans defeated their Puerto Rican opponents, 91-89. This win was the…

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