January 9th, 2014
With the majority of the non-conference slate out of the way, teams and players can now focus on conference play. It is throughout conference play that elite players really start to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. You are going to get every team's best shot every night because the games mean something with regards to conference pride and that little thing that every team wants called a Conference Championship at the end of the season.
From December 27th to 29th in Stella Azzurra Rome the first of the four qualification tournaments took place (L’Hospitalet, Siaulai and Belgrade the other venues), of Nike International Junior Tournament. The winner of the event was the Spanish team of Cajasol Seville in the final game against the home team of Stella Azzurra Rome. Here is a list of the prospects that showed the best potential, in a tournament that lacked elite NBA prospects.
Richard Freudenberg (1998, 6’8”, SG, Bayern Munich, Germany)
Player of the Week
Askia Booker, Colorado
Booker has stepped up his play and has been contributing a lot to the Buffs’ offense over the last couple of games. He continues to show up in big games and shows his confidence to take the big shot when the game is on the line. His early season shooting slump appears to be a thing of the past.