It’s basically every basketball player’s dream growing up in the US to play in the NBA. But only a few select players make the League every year. Many more end up playing professionally elsewhere – whether in the D-League, other minor leagues, or playing overseas.View full article →
For the past few years, it's been commonplace for higher-profile "name" players to skip the Portsmouth Pre-NBA Draft Invitational. Some players and agents want to give off a certain image of a player and don’t want to risk him playing badly.
But some players, regardless of their stock, just want to play and prove themselves. And one of them did wonders for his future career this past weekend.
Kobe Bryant’s recent comments about AAU basketball and the European hoops development system generated a lot of talk about basketball development. After spending a lot of time in Europe going to games and practices, here are three reasons the European system is good and the advantages it has over the system we have for youth basketball in the US.
One of the best college hoops programs is also one of the best schools for producing pro talent for Europe. Kansas has been an absolute factory for producing high-end talent to play on the Old Continent. You could make a solid European team off of former Jayhawks.View full article →
A crew of former Syracuse hoops stars and role players are droppin’ dimes and swishin’ J’s across Europe. While it may not be the same as balling in a packed Carrier Dome, these guys are getting paid to do what they love on the old continent. They’re hooping in at least five countries, with a few guaranteed head-to-head alumni matchups.
I’m Sam Meyerkopf and I handle all things social media here at POINT 3. So if you’ve had a tweet replied to or an Instagram post you liked (or hated), it was probably my doing. But my basketball life extends far beyond the sweat proof fabric at POINT 3, as I coach, write, and scout basketball, and right now I’m doing that from Europe.
I’ll be writing here and on my site about some of your favorite college stars who are now makin’ it rain on the old continent; looking at the differences in basketball skills training in Europe vs. the U.S.; as well as doing some scouting and trying to find the next Dirk.
Team USA captured the gold after a dominating performance throughout the tournament, including in the final against Serbia. The much-anticipated matchup between USA and Spain never materialized, but the U.S. didn’t leave anything to chance.
Why wasn’t anyone able to match Team USA on the court?
The FIBA World Cup is coming to an end this weekend. For basketball fans around the world, it has been a great couple of weeks of action. Here are a few of our favorite things about the tournament!
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