Archive for the 'Overseas' Category

NBA Draft, Overseas / Jun 23, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Likely Lottery Pick Saric To Stay In Europe

Dario Saric

Teams choosing in the mid- to late- lottery of Thursday night’s NBA Draft were just dealt a sizable blow. According to ESPN, Croation forward and likely top 10 pick Dario Saric has signed a contract overseas that will keep him from playing in the league for at least two years. Read More »

NBA, Overseas / May 28, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Pacers Director of Intl Scouting, Pete Philo, On His Pro Scout School

Danilo Gallinari, Pete Philo

Many guys have dreams of breaking into the NBA but don’t quite know where to start. Organizations in the National Basketball Association often march to the beat of their own drum, making it very difficult for a recent college grad to break into this extremely competitive industry. Read More »

Overseas / May 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andray Blatche Might Play For Philippines In The FIBA World Cup

Andray Blatche

Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche is moving towards getting his citizenship with the Philippines and will represent the country at the upcoming FIBA World Cup event in September. And even better, he’s not the first NBA player approached by the Philippines to play. Read More »

Overseas / May 19, 2014 / 10:45 am

Maccabi Tel Aviv Makes Surprising Run To Euroleague Championship

Maccabi Tel Aviv

A champion was crowned this past weekend. In the Euroleague Championships, Maccabi Tel Aviv rode an incredible comeback in the semifinals to make the championship game, where they defeated Real Madrid in overtime to claim the title. Read More »

Overseas, Video / Apr 8, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: “Baby Shaq” Starts Riot In The Stands After Fan Threatens His Family

Sofoklis Schortsanitis

Anyone here remember Sofoklis Schortsanitis? You probably should–not too many basketball players with the name Sofoklis Schortsanitis. You probably also know him as Baby Shaq, the guy who was once drafted by the Clippers after he destroyed Team USA with Greece during the 2006 FIBA World Championship. During a recent game between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv, the 6-10, 350-pound big man ran into the stands to confront a taunting fan. His reasoning? Reportedly, the fan said he was going to rape his daughter. Read More »

D-League, Overseas, Playground / Mar 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Scott Odom, The First One-Legged Pro Basketball Player

Scott Odom

There are constantly conversations in the NBA about players wanting more money and leaving teams just to get a few extra million. Lost in all the glitz, glamour and money is the ugly undercut of basketball. While everyone just enjoys the competition placed on national TV night after night, no one thinks about the people that don’t get that shot, the players that must leave their families, travel to different countries, praying to get a shot to live their dreams. Read More »

D-League, NBA Draft, Overseas / Mar 11, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Aquille Carr Talks NBA Draft & His Road Less Traveled

Aquille Carr

There are a handful of American basketball players who have entered the NBA Draft without attending college since the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement put a damper on any high schoolers dreaming to jump straight to the pros. It isn’t a perfect science, but players like Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler have stuck around NBA circles after their unorthodox methods to get there. Read More »

Overseas, Playground, Video / Oct 2, 2013 / 11:00 am

Aquille Carr’s Ridiculous 2013 Summer Mixtape

Aquille Carr

High school legend Aquille Carr spent most of the past summer killing the competition overseas, including shutting it down at the adidas Eurocamp in Italy. However, he still had time to come home to Baltimore and show how it’s done during the Goodman versus Melo League showdown and the Will Barton Stop The Violence Challenge. Check out the highlights after the jump. Read More »

College, Overseas / Oct 1, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Dante Exum Is The Best Basketball Player You Probably Won’t See Play This Year

Dante Exum

With the 2013 NBA season about a month away, anticipation for another year of NBA basketball is beginning to rise. The doldrums of the summer that left us with only some uninspired summer league play are now long behind us. However, when the season tips off in October one of the best players in the world will not be setting foot on an NBA court because he’s still only 18 years old. Read More »

Overseas, Smack / Sep 9, 2013 / 10:15 am

Aquille Carr Is Showing Out As He Starts His Pro Career In China

Aquille Carr

First there was Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler. Now there’s Aquille Carr. Originally committed to Seton Hall, the 5-6 Carr decided to forgo college and start his professional career overseas, and earlier this summer on a USA Legends Tour (playing with people like Tracy McGrady, Jason Williams and Gary Payton) he played well enough to receive a contract offer. Check out some of his best highlights from the summer. Read More »