Basketball Archive


Jonas Valanciunas, Young Men’s Player Of 2011

FIBA Europe announced on Monday that Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania is the Young Men’s Player of the Year for 2011. Valanciunas was the winner of the expert panel vote* ahead of the U20 European Championship MVP Nikola Mirotic of Spain and came in second in the public vote. The Lithuanian international propelled


Alba Torrens European Women’s Player of the Year

Munich-Germany, Feb 07, 2012: Alba Torrens of Spain was the overwhelming winner of the popular vote, receiving more points* from the fans than the following three players combined. This enormous advantage proved enough for the Spanish player to overcome Maria Stepanova of Russia, who edged her in the expert panel’s voting. The 22-year-old’s greatest


Emma Meesseman Young Women’s Player of the Year

Emma Meesseman, The 19-year-old center was the winner of the experts’ vote with 194 points* to edge Queralt Casas of Spain, who won the fans’ vote, in a very close contest. The 2010 winner, Nika Baric of Slovenia, came in third. The charismatic Meesseman had a dream summer with the national team.


Eighth-Finals Play-Offs Pairings Set 01 February 2012

Germany-Feb 02, 2011: The EuroLeague Women regular season concluded on Wednesday night after 14 weeks of action. With all games played, the ranking which will determine the Eighth-Final Play-Off pairings was also finalised. Fenerbahce topped all teams with an unbeaten record in their Group B and will take on Basket Lattes Montpellier


Draw results for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

CARACAS, Venezuela (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament) :– FIBA on Tuesday concluded its visit to Venezuela with the draw for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, to be held in Caracas from 2-8 July 2012. During a colourful ceremony, attended by a large number of officials and dignitaries, the twelve teams, who will be playing for


Successful UN Youth Camp Concludes in Doha

Doha/Geneva, Jan 20, 2012: Successful UN Youth Camp Concludes, The inaugural ‘UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp’ concluded yesterday in Doha after eleven days of intense learning. Twenty-nine young people from nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Palestinian Territory enhanced their leadership skills on how to use sport to address pressing social issues affecting