Eurobasket is the premier basketball tournament in Europe, featuring the best teams from all over the continent. The event is held every two years, and it is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. Eurobasket features teams from the top leagues in Europe, and the competition is fierce. The tournament has seen some of the greatest players in the game, such as Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, and Pau Gasol, all of whom have won MVP awards at the event. Eurobasket is also a great place to discover new talent, as some of the best young players in the world compete for glory. Here you can find all the latest news, articles, and videos about Eurobasket.
In a World Cup marked by notable absences, AS Monaco big man Donatas Motiejunas returns to a major tournament with Lithuania after skipping last year's Eurobasket. This comeback holds significance, given Motiejunas' prior absence due to a dispute with the previous Lithuanian federation management.
The Dominican Republic took control of Group A in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 by mounting a comeback from a sluggish beginning to secure an 87-82 victory against Italy. Their success was highlighted by an impressive 16 three-pointers.Adding to the drama, Italian head coach Gianmarco Pozzecco was ejected from the game with 2:20 minutes remaining in the first half, having accumulated his second technical foul (and third overall on the bench). This ejection led to assistant coach Edoardo Casalone taking over leadership of the team. Notably, Pozzecco had previously been ejected from Italy's Round of 16 game during the FIBA EuroBasket 2022, where the team successfully rallied under Casalone's guidance to overcome Serbia
Latvia is rejoicing in one of their most remarkable achievements as they knocked out France at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. The thrilling victory of 88-86 included an impressive comeback of 13 points, creating an atmosphere of jubilation as the final buzzer sounded in the Indonesia Arena. The arena was filled with enthusiastic Latvian supporters who had traveled to witness the game. You might be curious about the significance of 1935. Well, that's when Latvia secured their first FIBA EuroBasket championship, a historic win that remains their only title to date. Now, fast-forwarding 88 years, this Baltic nation has stepped onto the grandest stage and is making a substantial impact. Following their initial World Cup triumph, they have continued their success story by defeating France and securing a spot in the Second Round.
Italy once again proved their dominance over Serbia by slowing down Serbia's offensive plays and having Simone Fontecchio score an impressive 30 points, securing a 78-76 victory at the start of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Second Round Group I. This win greatly enhanced Italy's chances of making it to the Quarter-Finals. Italy, despite being 16 points behind initially, managed to turn things around and now holds a 3-1 record in the Second Round. This victory marks their third consecutive win against Serbia, with previous wins in the 2021 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Belgrade Final and FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Round of 16. Prior to these victories, Serbia had won their last seven games against Italy. However, Serbia's record dropped to 3-1 after this match.
While many players choose to skip international action during the offseason to recover and prepare for the club season, Jonas Valanciunas has consistently represented Lithuania on the international stage. The New Orleans Pelicans big man has participated in major tournaments since 2011, including the Olympics and EuroBasket, with the 2023 FIBA World Cup being his third appearance in this flagship tournament.
Dennis Schroder concluded his remarkable journey at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 by securing the prestigious TISSOT Most Valuable Player award. He achieved this accolade by leading Germany to their inaugural championship victory. In the final match against Serbia, Schroder contributed 28 points to Germany's 83-77 triumph. Remarkably, this marked the seventh time in eight games that the team captain had scored at least 14 points. Over the course of the tournament, he maintained impressive averages of 19.1 points, 6.1 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game.Schroder consistently dazzled throughout the competition, with one of his standout moments being a stellar performance of 30 points and 8 assists in Germany's victory over Australia. Additionally, he recorded a notable performance of 24 points and 10 assists against Slovenia. This remarkable achievement at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 came on the heels of another outstanding performance on the grand stage, as Schroder had previously earned a spot on the All-Star 5 roster during the FIBA EuroBasket 2022, where Germany secured a third-place finish.
Germany etched its name in the annals of basketball history, attaining the pinnacle of global success for the first time. They clinched the coveted gold medal by triumphing over Serbia in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Final. A central figure in this much-anticipated clash was Johannes Voigtmann, who concluded the game with a remarkable 12 points and 8 rebounds, shooting an impressive 4/5 from the field. In the moments that followed the game, Voigtmann bared his emotions in the mixed zone.
While Luxembourg and Poland earned surprising wins, Faith Ehi Etute, Marine Fauthoux and Matilde Villa were among the young players to watch in the first two games of the EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers.