International Basketball

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - May 15, 2019

While the NBA Playoffs have reached the conference finals, the Euroleague is also reaching its climax. The Euroleague Final Four tips off this Friday, May 17. The single-game-elimination matches will begin with Fenerbahce Beko and Anadolu Efes, both based out of Istanbul. That game begins at noon, and should prove to be a good one. […]

James Jukes - Aug 4, 2016

2016 Rio Olympics Men’s Basketball Preview: France Four years ago in London, France, the French National Team entered the Olympics as one of the main contenders. A semi-final spot was certainly achievable, but France fell just short of achieving their goal. France were beaten by rival nation Spain, in the quarter finals 59-66; in a game which […]

Thomas Tittley - Jul 17, 2016

The Canadian National Basketball Team has done what most basketball fans was impossible; they failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics. The country that has had a surge of basketball talent in the last couple of years has yet again failed to put it all together. The team management of Steve Nash and Rowan Barrett […]

Thomas Tittley - Mar 17, 2016

Basketball in Canada is an ever growing commodity, highlighted by its biggest rivalry, The Carleton Ravens versus the Ottawa University Gee-Gees.

Pete Lillo - Jan 14, 2016

The LSU Tigers haven’t had the kind of prominence in the SEC, or the country, for that matter since the days of Pete Maravich, Shaquille O’Neal and former coach Dale Brown. Mired in mediocrity, in a conference dominated by the Kentucky Wildcats, the non-football team in Baton Rouge was not ‘grabbing’ headlines in NCAA basketball. […]

Bailey VanHouten - Nov 29, 2015

Kobe Bryant announced his retirement tonight, as one of the most transcendent players to ever play to sport says he will retire after the season.

Anthony Bennett
S.W. Guest - Sep 12, 2015

As anyone familiar with the work of Andrea Bargnani, Kwame Brown and Michael Olowokandi knows, number 1 overall picks don’t always work out. What about recent first overall pick Anthony Bennett? Bargnani, taken first overall in 2006 (ahead of Rajon Rondo, Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge), was supposed to be the next Dirk Nowitzki. But, […]

James Jukes - Sep 9, 2015

In this article I will map out my best possible team, compiled of players currently competing in the FIBA EuroBasket 2015 tournament. The team will have twelve players. Five starters, a sixth man, four positional backups and two wildcard player choices. So in a way you could call it a squad, but let’s stick with […]

Rudy Reyes - Aug 15, 2015

Kobe Bryant is one who is used to diversity in situations and sometimes best served by those situations which to him are nothing more than usual. When you sit down with Kobe Bryant and not discuss the likelihood of retiring, the conversation piece may not feel complete. But to compete is something he knows all […]

Ben Kerr - Jul 25, 2015

Canada could not overcome a slow start as the Brazilians shot 12/16 in the first quarter and went on a 13-0 run early in the first half that Canada could not overcome. The Brazilians and took a 19 point lead at halftime before going on to win their 6th ever Pan Am Men’s Basketball Gold […]

Ben Kerr - Jul 24, 2015

Andrew Nicholson had a dominant performance for Canada putting up 31 points and adding 9 rebounds and Jamal Murray and Anthony Bennett came on late, as Team Canada got the victory over the United States by a score of 111-108 in the Men’s Basketball Semi-Final on Friday in the former Maple Leaf Gardens. Canada defeats United […]

Ben Kerr - Jul 22, 2015

Canada’s Men’s Basketball Team opened their Pan Am games tournament with a resounding 105-88 win over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday night in Toronto’s famed Maple Leaf Gardens. Canada Men’s Basketball Team Draws Inspiration from Women in Opening Win Basketball Canada general manager Steve Nash indicated that the Men’s team had watched the Canadian Women’s Team […]

Ben Kerr - Jul 20, 2015

The Canadian Women’s Basketball team rode a dominant performance from Kia Nurse, pouring in a game high 33 points on 59% shooting to defeat the United States 81 – 73 on Monday night and win the Pan Am Gold Medal at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens). Consider that the next […]

Bailey VanHouten - Jul 6, 2015

The Fourth of July weekend served the United States well this year, highlighted by the American women winning the World Cup 5-2 over Japan (U-S-A!). Under the radar was the Under-19 United States Men’s basketball team, as they competed for the U19 FIBA World Championship.   Recap: The American men beat Iran, Croatia, — we’ll […]

Ethan Hanson - Jun 23, 2015

Welcome back to LWOS NBA Draft Coverage, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional basketball players.  Each day The LWOS Basketball department will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NBA Draft.  Be sure to bookmark the site, follow us on Twitter, and spread the word […]

Jack Moon Perrin - Jun 20, 2015

NBA DRAFT: EMMANUEL MUDIAY DRAFT PROFILE. Mudiay elected to play in China rather than the NCAA college system. Muddily is likely to be a top ten pick

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