International Basketball

British men’s basketball has produced several NBA players over the years. Great Britain is not the first country people think of when it comes to basketball. Surprisingly though, the British have produced a lot of quality NBA players that people may not know about. Not to mention current Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, who […]

Pro Basketball Resume
Last Word Staff - May 1, 2020

People all over the world have been forced to isolate themselves at home with no clear end in sight. The authorities insist on people staying at home and keeping the distance to slow the spread of the virus as much as possible. This is already a strain on some. If you add the fact that […]

The Canadian women and their basketball team will be heading to Tokyo as they finished first in their group with a close 80-78 win over Japan on February 9th. However, that game was more of an exhibition match as Canada already qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics. This is because of the win they achieved […]

Canada got a big win over Belgium winning 61-56 in Ostend, Belgium at Sea’Arena. Belgium is ranked 9th, which is the highest-ranked team besides Canada in their Olympic Qualifying group. Japan ranked 10th and Sweden ranked 22nd are the other two teams in Canada’s Olympic Qualifying Group. The big reason Canada won because of its […]

Kemal Rutkay Ozcan - Jan 27, 2020

The two best teams in EuroLeague closed out the Regular Season Round 21 in one of the most anticipated games of the season. The first-placed Anadolu Efes and the second-placed Real Madrid clashed on Friday night in WiZink Center, Madrid. In the end, it was the visiting team who got arguably the most memorable W of […]

Kemal Rutkay Ozcan - Jan 23, 2020

They’re cool. They have all the talent in the world outside the USA. They are one of the favorites this season in EuroLeague to win it all. A well-known, legendary coach guides them. They’re the ones your girl tells you not to worry about. Yet, not all the pieces fit together for the glory. FC […]

Kemal Rutkay Ozcan - Jan 6, 2020

A brand-new decade kicked off in EuroLeague with the nine Round 17 games played on January 2nd and 3rd. The first half of the regular season is now over, and the last round of the first half will make its mark in the books with milestones, debuts, surprises, and redemption. EuroLeague Round 17 Recap Vassilis […]

EuroLeague takeaways from Round 16
Kemal Rutkay Ozcan - Dec 30, 2019

The last EuroLeague gameday of 2019 is now behind us. All eighteen teams stepped onto the courts all around Europe on either December 26 or December 27, 2019, and there were some interesting takeaways from round 16. The 2019-20 EuroLeague regular season has come and gone with plenty of thrill, delight, and frustration. EuroLeague Round […]

EuroLeague round 14 and 15
Kemal Rutkay Ozcan - Dec 24, 2019

The 51st week of 2019 was a double-week in EuroLeague. Between December 16 and December 20, a total of 18 games have been played in the competition. Each round was over in two days. So, regular season Round 14 and Round 15 are now behind us, as a result of tight EuroLeague schedule. The third […]

Kemal Rutkay Ozcan - Dec 17, 2019

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv bolstered its backcourt with an important move. Israeli outfit has signed Aaron Jackson until the end of this season. Jackson confirmed the move via Twitter. Maccabi Tel Aviv Brings Aaron Jackson Back to Europe According to Eurohoops, Jackson has agreed to terminate his contract with Chinese club Zhejiang Lions. The 33-year-old guard […]

Kemal Rutkay Ozcan - Dec 12, 2019

Anadolu Efes is on top of the standings in EuroLeague after Round 12, having won 10 games. Last year’s runner-up has one of the best offenses in the competition and the most dangerous player in Europe in Shane Larkin. The Most Dangerous Player in Europe is Shane Larkin The Rise of Anadolu Efes A person […]

FIBA World Cup
Tyler Marling - Sep 23, 2019

FIBA World Cup is an international basketball competition contested by men’s national teams. The cup’s structure is similar to the FIFA World Cup, but it is not the same. 1967 was the first year when a team was awarded the winning Naismith Trophy. As of right now, the reigning champions are the United States of […]

Thomas Tittley - Sep 17, 2019

The 2019 FIBA World Cup has come to an end. Spain is the champion of the world once again after routing Argentina in the Finals 95-75. It was one of the most interesting international tournaments in recent years. Five Takeaways From the 2019 FIBA World Cup Marc Gasol Belongs in the Hall of Fame Most […]

Team USA Turkey FIBA
Kyle Pineda - Sep 3, 2019

Team USA narrowly beats Turkey in overtime with a score of 93-92 in Shanghai, China. The Americans move to 2-0 in FIBA World Cup 2019 play. The streak is still alive as the last time the Americans lost in an official tournament was in the 2004 Athens’ Olympics versus Argentina in the semifinal round. Team […]

Fiba World Cup
Thomas Tittley - Aug 12, 2019

Nick Nurse has taken the reigns of Team Canada ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. For the past decade, this has been touted as Canada’s golden generation. Yet, once again, the majority of the best players have decided to not represent Canada. Most are preferring to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. Medalling at […]

de'aaron fox team USA basketball

Team USA has invited young players like De’Aaron Fox for training camp ahead of the FIBA tournament. If history has proven anything, its that young players like Fox will thrive. Whether he makes the team or not, the Sacramento Kings should benefit from the De’Aaron Fox USA Basketball exposure. USA Basketball Will Benefit De’Aaron Fox […]

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