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August 22nd, 2015
The home team of Greece won the 2015 U18 European Championships held in Volos from July 23rd to August 3rd. The winning team clinched the gold medal after a close game in the final against a loaded Turkish team, which counted on top talents Korkmaz and Yurtseven. Lithuania claimed the bronze medal over surprising Bosnia Herzegovina. Talented teams France and Germany lost in quarterfinal games, with underachieving results. The moral of this competition is that the average level of the 1998 generation in Europe is higher than the 1997 (of course with some exceptions).
By Eric Guilleminault and Michael Visenberg
This year's adidas Nations was absolutely loaded with talent. It was difficult to pick a top 10 as there were many kids deserving. And there are sure to be a few stars that break out from the group not included in the top 10. This year's senior class has amazing depth and talent, particularly at the PG position and many of those players were on display at Nations.
Top 10 Prospects
Dennis Smith 6-2 180 PG NC 2016
Troy Brown is one of the top guards of the 2017 high school class. Known for being physically gifted for his combo guard position standing at 6’6, giving him great potential for a successful career. NBADraft.net had the opportunity to catch up with Brown at the Nike Global Challenge, here is what the Las Vegas native had to say:
NBADraft.net: How has Chicago been so far?
Whitney Young High School hosted some of the top young talent from around the world. USA, Pan Africa, Canada, and China were represented to compete with each other in front of many college basketball coaches. This tournament was unique as they play under FIBA rules, including an extended three point line. It came down to a championship game between USA West and USA South, who finished the last two minutes with only four players. Here are some of the players who stood out and a breakdown of their performances. Let’s start with the champions:
By Eric Guilleminault and Davide Bortoluzzi
Houston based DeAaron Fox is an elite level point guard prospect who has shown vast improvement in a short time. With his combination of size, speed, athleticism and point guard abilities, he's a highly intriguing prospect.
NBADraft.net: Talk a little bit about how the event has gone.