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Spotlight, Dmitry Kulagin, Lokomotiv Kuban
Mar 05, 2018
Lokomotiv guard Dmitry Kulagin won the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with CSKA Moscow in 2016 and wants to use his experiences there to help propel his current team to 7DAYS...
Spotlight, Maurice Ndour, UNICS: 'Believe in your dreams'
Mar 01, 2018
From small-town Senegal to Japan to the U.S.A., Real Madrid and now UNICS Kazan, big man Maurice Ndour can hardly believe all that has happened to him in the last decade.
Spotlight on: Riccardo Cervi, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
Feb 21, 2018
Riccardo Cervi may not be the first name on people's lips when they think about Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, especially after the club’s homegrown center missed two months this...
Buducnost's Ilic happy to follow in footsteps of compatriot, former EuroCup champ Dubljevic
Feb 15, 2018
Aleksa Ilic has high aspirations in basketball and the Buducnost VOLI Podgorica forward can look to countryman and Valencia Basket center Bojan Dubljevic as a role model and...
Martynas Echodas, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Feb 02, 2018
One of the fiercest rivalries in European basketball is between Lithuanian foes Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Zalgiris Kaunas. When those two teams meet, young center Martynas...
Braydon Hobbs, FC Bayern Munich
Jan 23, 2018
When he finished his studies, Braydon Hobbs planned to pursue a career in law enforcement, but he gave basketball a shot first and now the passing wiz is starring for FC...
Dzanan Musa, Cedevita Zagreb
Jan 15, 2018
Dubbed as one of the brightest young talents of European basketball, Dzanan Musa of perennial Croatian champion Cedevita Zagreb is enjoying a breakthrough season on the elite...
Vanja Marinkovic, Partizan NIS Belgrade
Dec 15, 2017
Don't be surprised if Vanja Marinkovic sees a bit of himself in the young fans of Partizan NIS Belgrade watching their beloved team battle the best of Serbia and Europe. The...
Alpha Kaba, ASVEL Villeurbanne
Dec 11, 2017
At the tender age of 21, ASVEL Villeurbanne’s young center Alpha Kaba is showing that he has a bright future ahead on the hardwoods of European basketball. Kaba is playing his...
Ricardo Fischer, RETAbet: ‘I wanted new challenges'
Dec 08, 2017
Cover- As a teenager, Brazilian point guard Ricardo Fischer first came to Europe to play in Switzerland. A Decade later he is older, wiser and back on the Old Continent,...
Jaime Fernandez, Andorra: 'I feel more professional here'
Dec 01, 2017
In his first season away from his native Madrid, 24-year-old Jaime Fernandez of Morabanc Andorra is studying Europe's best players in order to take his career to the next level.
Yigit Arslan, Tofas Bursa
Nov 21, 2017
Turkey’s golden 1996-born generation is growing up and starting to leave their mark on the game in Europe. And one of the latest to showcase his talent in the 7DAYS EuroCup is...
Axel Bouteille, Limoges CSP
Nov 03, 2017
7DAYS EuroCup forward Axel Bouteille of Limoges CSP has started to make some serious noise early in the competition. The 22-year-old is coming off his best game to date and...
Klemen Prepelic, Levallois Metropolitans
Oct 20, 2017
Part of winning a championship is basking in the glory. However, Klemen Prepelic has not really had the opportunity to revel in helping Slovenia make history with their first...
Lucio Redivo, RETAbet Bilbao Basket
Oct 17, 2017
A new Argentinean player set to make an impact in the competition is Lucio Redivo. A Bahia Blanca native, Redivo is one of the shortest players in the competition at 1.83...
Alberto Diaz, Unicaja Malaga
Mar 16, 2017
In an era when players come and go all the time, Unicaja Malaga point guard Alberto Diaz stands out as a home-grown talent giving all he has for the team. He started honing...
Ilya Popov, Nizhny Novgorod
Feb 03, 2017
At 21 years of age, center Ilya Popov was the youngest regular member of the Nizhny Novgorod rotation this season and is one of the reasons the team's young core looks so...
Karlo Zganec, Cedevita Zagreb
Jan 20, 2017
In his third season with Cedevita Zagreb, promising power forward Karlo Zganec has taken a step forward this season as one of the top offensive rebounders in the competition....
Rolands Smits, Montakit Fuenlabrada
Dec 12, 2016
Rolands Smits of Montakit Fuenlabrada has been simply unstoppable over the past month and his recent performance has made Smits one of the front runners to win the 7DAYS...
Petar Popovic, Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
Dec 02, 2016
Even though injuries have put a damper on Buducnost VOLI Podgorica’s EuroCup campaign, there is a bright spot for the Montenegrin champion. Young Peter Popovic continues to...
Arturas Gudaitis, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Nov 22, 2016
Center Arturas Gudaitis of Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius is only 23 years old, but has been posting big numbers this season, which is just his second in the competition. Gudaitis has...
Marko Arapovic, Cedevita Zagreb
Nov 21, 2016
One of the brightest up-and-coming 7DAYS EuroCup stars these days, versatile Cedevita Zagreb forward Marko Arapovic, has a long way to go to catch the trophy and medal...
Nikola Jankovic, Union Olimpija Ljubljana
Nov 04, 2016
As Union Olimpija Ljubljana looks to the future, the Slovenian powerhouse may have found a man in the middle to build around. Center Nikola Jankovic is among the team leaders...
Dejan Todorovic, RETAbet Bilbao Basket
Oct 31, 2016
Most basketball fans in Spain and the 7DAYS EuroCup have already noticed that Dejan Todorovic of RETAbet Bilbao Basket is a terrific dunker. But apart from all his outstanding...
Danilo Barthel, FC Bayern Munich
Oct 24, 2016
FC Bayern Munich newcomer Danilo Barthel has certainly proven he belongs at this level in his first 7DAYS EuroCup season. And the power forward’s size, aggressive game and...
Stanislav Ilnitskiy, Khimki Moscow Region
Oct 14, 2016
Every so often, a player in his early 20s seems to appear from off the radar and suddenly emerge into a force at the 7DAYS EuroCup level. Often these are players who have had...
Ludde Hakanson, Montakit Fuenlabrada
Oct 03, 2016
Montakit Fuenlabrada is back in the 7DAYS EuroCup for the first time since 2003 and one of its exciting young talents, playmaker Ludde Hakanson, is getting ready to make his...
Anzejs Pasecniks, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
Mar 22, 2016
Legendary head coach Aito Garcia Reneses’s latest work-in-progress, Latvian big man Anzejs Pasecniks, is starting to bear fruits for Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, with an...
Alen Omic, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
Feb 26, 2016
No team has won more games in the Eurocup this season than Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas and one of the biggest reasons, both literally and figuratively, has been center...
Isaac Fotu, CAI Zaragoza
Feb 05, 2016
New Zealander Isaac Fotu had found success on two continents before making his debut in the Eurocup this season with CAI Zaragoza, with whom he is emerging as a Rising Star...
Amedeo Della Valle, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
Jan 29, 2016
Amedeo Della Valle may have taken the road less travelled to get where he is today, but he still arrived in time. The 22-year-old Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia shooting guard is...
Miha Lapornik, Union Olimpija Ljubljana
Jan 22, 2016
Few people in European basketball knew much about Union Olimpija Ljubljana shooting guard Miha Lapornik before this season, but his performance in the 2015-16 Eurocup has...
Artem Klimenko, Avtodor Saratov
Jan 08, 2016
Two weeks ago Artem Klimenko was named the VTB United League's Young Player of the Month for December. And the Avtodor Saratov center is high up on the shortlist of favorites...
Mam Jaiteh, JSF Nanterre
Dec 04, 2015
Mam Jaiteh is no longer one of the best basketball prospects in France. He is now an accomplished center, one of the most productive big men in the Eurocup and a 2015...
Diego Flaccadori, Dolomiti Energia Trento
Nov 20, 2015
At the tail end of the Dolomiti Energia Trento rotation there is a teenage guard who in just a few short years may have European basketball on a string. 19-year-old Diego...
Benjamin Sene, SLUC Nancy
Nov 13, 2015
The 2015-16 season will go down as the year when Benjamin Sene reached the big time. Although he had already played two seasons with SLUC Nancy’s senior team and started a...
Petr Cornelie, Le Mans Sarthe Basket
Oct 23, 2015
Petr Cornelie’s time has arrived. Many long predicted great things for the rugged rebounder with the soft touch from outside and it was clear for all to see in this season’s...
Blaz Mesicek, Union Olimpija Ljubljana
Oct 09, 2015
Teenage shooting guard Blaz Mesicek is set to make his Eurocup debut with Union Olimpija Ljubljana this season and appears to have a bright future ahead of him.
Pavel Antipov, Unics Kazan
Apr 07, 2015
After playing a big role in the quarterfinals, homegrown forward Pavel Antipov looks to make the most of his opportunities under Coach Evgeny Pashutin to help lead Unics Kazan...
Shane Lawal, Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Feb 09, 2015
Shane Lawal of Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari not only had to journey long to reach basketball's elite, but he also took an unusual and dangerous path in order to get there....
Willy Hernangomez, Baloncesto Seville
Jan 26, 2015
Only 20 years old, Willy Hernangomez of Baloncesto Seville has represented Spain at three different age levels, made his Euroleague debut, earned weekly MVP honors in both the...
Trevor Mbakwe, Brose Baskets Bamberg
Jan 05, 2015
Trevor Mbakwe may be in his second year playing professional basketball, but the Brose Baskets Bamberg big man is anything but the typical second-year player. Mbakwe is...
Vanja Marinkovic, Partizan NIS Belgrade
Nov 21, 2014
Partizan NIS Belgrade, a club that has developed dozens of youngsters into top players, seems to have found another diamond in the rough. Indeed, despite decades worth of...
Federico Mussini, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
Oct 31, 2014
There is a special talent scoring under the radar for Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. He is still in high school.
Kristaps Porzingis, Baloncesto Seville
Oct 09, 2014
Five years ago, the name of Kristaps Porzingis was completely unknown to any basketball expert in the continent.
Kostas Kaimakoglou, Unics Kazan
Apr 07, 2014
Kostas Kaimakoglou has always been a player who has had to prove himself.
Sam Van Rossom, Valencia Basket
Apr 01, 2014
Sam Van Rossom’s name has been spoken by basketball aficionado’s for the past decade. He was a core member of Belgian’s junior national teams.
Vanja Plisnic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
Mar 25, 2014
Some players, like a quality wine, get better with age. That certainly appears to be the case with 33-year-old Vanja Plisnic of Akyon TED Ankara Kolejliler.
Karsten Tadda, Brose Baskets Bamberg
Feb 14, 2014
No player on the club’s current roster identifies the most with the rise of basketball in Bamberg than the team’s homegrown Karsten Tadda.
Joe Ragland, FoxTown Cantu
Feb 10, 2014
For one of the best rookies in Eurocup this season, the journey into the world of basketball began in a small town in the United States.
Rasid Mahalbasic, CEZ Basketball Nymburk
Jan 24, 2014
One of the most interesting young big men in Europe has made his Eurocup debut this season – and more than lived up to the expectations.
Jusuf Nurkic, Cedevita Zagreb
Jan 13, 2014
Though he just recently made his first steps on the basketball court, Jusuf Nurkic of Cedevita Zagreb is already making a name for himself across the continent.
Deividas Gailius, Union Olimpija Ljubljana
Jan 06, 2014
Deividas Gailius, who joined the team last summer from Neptunas Klaipeda of his native Lithuania, is one of Union Olimpija's main pillars this season.
Miro Bilan, Cedevita Zagreb
Nov 25, 2013
Growing up in the hometown of the basketball great Drazen Petrovic always brings certain comparisons.
Mateusz Ponitka, Telenet Ostend
Nov 15, 2013
It’s fair to say that one must be careful when using superlatives to describe Mateusz Ponitka, but not too careful.
Ilian Evtimov, Elan Chalon
Oct 25, 2013
For Elan Chalon star forward Ilian Evtimov, basketball is truly a family affair.
Lukas Palyza, CEZ Basketball Nymburk
Feb 15, 2013
In Nymburk, there is a promising player is trying to find his way both at the highest levels of basketball and also outside the court.
Joan Sastre, Cajasol Seville
Feb 04, 2013
At age 21, Joan Sastre can already claim a gold medal at the Under-20 European championships, a bronze medal at the junior level, a Eurocup final and two Spanish League...
Daniel Theis, ratiopharm Ulm
Jan 18, 2013
Ratiopharm Ulm boats one of the top young post players in Germany in Daniel Theis and this season the big man has shown the rest of Europe just how special he can be.
Bojan Subotic, Crvena Zvezda Telekom
Jan 11, 2013
An important part of Crvena Zvezda's success this season is a versatile Bojan Subotic. Just turned 22, this die-hard Crvena Zvezda faithful has been an important part of...
Sergey Karasev, BC Triumph Lyubertsy
Nov 19, 2012
The name Karasev carries a lot of weight in basketball circles. Despite the impressive resume Vasily Karasev boasts, there is a new Karasev in town and the showings thus far...
Nikola Ivanovic, KK Buducnost Voli
Mar 26, 2012
The most accomplished 18-year-old in the game of basketball today could well be Montenegrin young gun Nikola Ivanovic. The KK Buducnost Voli sixth man only reached the age of...
Jonas Valanciunas, Lietuvos Rytas
Mar 22, 2012
The capital of Lithuania has many worthwhile sites to visit, however over the past two years, one of its biggest tourist attractions has been a man.
Andrew Albicy, BCM Gravelines
Feb 03, 2012
The newest name set to take Europe by storm is speedy Andrew Albicy, who is enjoying a breakout season with BCM Gravelines.
Bojan Dubljevic, Buducnost Voli
Jan 13, 2012
The future is now for Buducnost Voli big man Bojan Dubljevic, who will need to step up in the Last 16 to help his team to move on through the season.
Robin Benzing, FC Bayern Munich
Dec 09, 2011
Robin Benzing has made sure to discard the “prospect” tag over the past year.
Alessandro Gentile, Benetton Basket
Dec 01, 2011
Benetton’s Alessandro Gentile does not feel the pressure of following in the footsteps of his famous father.
Edwin Jackson, Asvel Basket
Nov 11, 2011
Edwin Jackson has managed to travel that road successfully by taking the right steps at the right time.
Dontaye Draper, Cedevita Zagreb
Mar 25, 2011
Though no one could deny his incredible skillset, Dontaye Draper has flown under the radar for several seasons.
Donatas Motiejunas, Benetton Bwin
Feb 28, 2011
Donatas Motiejunas, continues to grow into a dominant force in his second season in Italy.
Xavi Rey, Gran Canaria 2014
Jan 28, 2011
Strong, active and ready, sixth man Xavi Rey has become a pillar for Gran Canaria 2014 in its Eurocup run.
Tomas Satoransky, Cajasol
Dec 16, 2010
Tomas Satoransky is showing why he is considered one of the best young players around the continent.
Marko Simonovic, Buducnost m:tel
Nov 21, 2010
Marko Simonovic of Buducnost m:tel enjoyed one of the best performances of his professional career.
Nemanja Bjelica, Crvena Zvezda
Mar 05, 2010
Nemanja Bjelica is working hard to keep his feet on the ground even as his basketball career starts to soar.
Tibor Pleiss, Brose Baskets
Jan 12, 2010
One of the main reasons for Brose Basket's strong Eurocup performance is young center Tibor Pleiss.
Pietro Aradori, Lauretana Biella
Dec 04, 2009
Just two years ago Pietro Aradori came onto the scene as one of Italian basketball's brightest stars.
Boban Marjanovic, Hemofarm
Nov 19, 2009
Around the streets of Vrsac, Serbia, a very recognizable resident can be found doing two things people like to watch.
Victor Claver, Valencia Basket
Oct 19, 2009
Victor Claver is not only a hometown hero to Valencia Basket fans, but as of last month, a European champion with the Spanish national team.
Timofey Mozgov, BC Khimki
Mar 27, 2009
Playing in his first European club competition ever, Timofey Mozgov has been one of the biggest discoveries of this season.
Serhiy Lishchuk, Azovmash Mariupol
Mar 08, 2009
With only one game to go in the Last 16, Ukrainian champion Azovmash Mariupol can still qualify to the Final Eight.
Vladimir Stimac, Crvena Zvezda
Mar 02, 2009
Crvena Zvezda fans crowned themselves a new hero back on December 9, in the midst of the Eurocup regular season, Vladimir Stimac.
Milan Macvan, Hemofarm Stada
Feb 12, 2009
Milan Macvan has established himself as a rising star, so much so that he is drawing comparisons to big names.
Vladimir Veremeenko, Unics Kazan
Jan 26, 2009
Among the three undefeated regular season teams, one player averaged more minutes, almost 34 per game, than any other.
Loukas Mavrokefalides, Maroussi Costa Coffee
Jan 12, 2009
Going into the last regular season game, Maroussi's last Last 16 rests partly in the huge hands of Loukas Mavrokefalides.
Rok Stipcevic, KK Zadar
Jan 04, 2009
There are few better feelings than finding success with your hometown team, as KK Zadar playmaker Rok Stipcevic is doing this season.
Cevher Ozer, Besiktas Cola Turka
Dec 22, 2008
Despite his team's struggles so far in the Eurocup regular season, a dynamic power forward is tearing up the courts for Besiktas.
Joel Freeland, Kalise Gran Canaria
Nov 17, 2008
Since he started playing five years ago, Gran Canaria center Joel Freeland has become a bright hope of British basketball.
Vladimir Dasic, Buducnost Podgorica
Oct 30, 2008
As the second qualifying round of the Eurocup begins, Buducnost hangs some of its hopes on super young talent Vladimir Dasic.
Andreja Milutinovic, FMP
Oct 13, 2008
If there has even been a babyfaced superstar in Belgrade suburb Zeleznik, everybody knows that it has to be non other than FMP top prospect Andreja Milutinovic.
Jan Jagla, DKV Joventut
Apr 02, 2008
The road to European basketball prominence is rarely easy. A few players might get fast-tracked to fame, but many need to climb a step at a time. Jan-Hendrick Jagla of DKV...
Fred House, Pamesa
Mar 31, 2008
If there is a player for whom the ULEB Cup experience remains incomplete, it has to be Fred House of Pamesa Valencia. House was a star guard for Lietuvos Rytas when the...
Darryl Middleton, Akasvayu
Mar 26, 2008
He may already be the oldest veteran playing in the ULEB Cup Final Eight, but Darryl Middleton of Akasvayu Girona may never stop competing. Middleton, who will turn 42 this...
Pero Antic, Lukoil Academic
Feb 25, 2008
If any player has raised himself to superstar status during the ULEB Cup this season, it has to be Lukoil Academic forward Pero Antic.
Tadija Dragicevic, Red Star
Nov 26, 2007
In Serbia, they say that whoever washes his hands in the Morava River shall become a great basketball shooter.
Dragan Labovic, FMP
Feb 12, 2007
The basketball factory at FMP Zeleznik has been producing high-level big men for some time now.
Elvir Ovcina, Oostende
Nov 27, 2006
At first glance, Telindus Oostende center Elvir Ovcina's career looks like that of many professional basketball players.
Chris Owens, Alba Berlin
Oct 30, 2006
Seventy years after Jesse Owens chiseled his name into the memory of Berliners at the 1936 Olympics, there's a new member of the family hoping to make some history of his own.
Marko Marinovic, BC FMP
Feb 06, 2006
According to legend in Cacak, whoever washes his hands in the Morava River becomes an excellent basketball shooter. The latest hand-washer is guard Marko Marinovic of BC FMP.
Vladan Vukosavljevic, Hemofarm
Dec 19, 2005
Vladan Vukosavljevic When it needed a new big man, Hemofarm Vrsac didn't shop around much. Having run into him before in several recent domestic battles, Hemofarm went right...
Costas Vasiliadis, PAOK
Nov 22, 2004
Costas Vasiliadis He may have just turned 20 years old, but in Costas Vasiliadis, but the fans of PAOK are sure they found a leader, the kind of talented and dedicated player...
Patricio Reynes, Gran Canaria
Dec 01, 2003
Patricio Reynes of Gran Canaria The ULEB Cup is full of top young prospects who have scouts criss-crossing Europe to see them play. Auna Gran Canaria of Spain also has a new...
Axel Hervelle, Verviers-Pepinster
Nov 24, 2003
Verviers-Pepinster forward Axel Hervelle was one of the best kept secrets in European basketball, a 2.06-meter tower of talent virtually unknown outside his native Belgium, in...
Robertas Javtokas, Lietuvos Rytas.
Oct 25, 2003
Robertas Javtokas spins around, leaves his opponent behind, slashes to the basket, jumps and throws down an alley-oop slam. Nice pass, Javtokas yells to his teammate. Nice...