El Arroyo 88 - Loranca 85 What a way to start the second day of matches in the Eurobasket Summer League Madrid as both games were played to over-time this morning! At 10.30 hours Loranca and El Arroyo, both teams who lost yesterday afternoon came against their respective rivals and played a very tough match for which it was necessary to extend the time beyond the standard 40 minutes. The fight for the ball has been intense from the first minute, reflected in the contribution in rebounds and almost all the two templates (31-21 in the 1st quarter). As for notation, Loranca has reigned on the scoreboard during the first two quarters, watching Arroyo dangerously close to finishing on the break just three points apart (43-40). So the second part continued with Loranca still ahead, yet with the great performance of Alexis Elsener (194-G/F-88) (25 pts., 10 reb., 4 aces) and Evan Yates (198-F-90) (18 pts., 9 reb., 1 as). El Arroyo fought to force an extension as they represented the final victory (88-85), despite having gone down for 35 minutes. In the set of Loranca is necessary to highlight the performance Ashton Pitts (201-F) as he ended the match with 23 points and 13 rebounds.
La Serna 80 - La Avanzada 77 Without giving time to cool the floor, the team of La Serna, in which there are familiar faces from Fuenlabrada as Alvaro Muoz, Adrian Laso (204-F/C-90) and Moussa Diagne (210-C-94), and center of bila Jos Mara Gonzlez, has been released in the competition the Eurobasket Summer League Madrid La Avanzada facing at 12:30. Just from the start the game between these two teams had great chemistry and intense match. From the first quarter La Serna has had a slight advantage on the scoreboard (17-23) thanks to Laso points (7) and Moussa Diagne (6), which has been keeping it close (34-40 , 56-56) as was increasing the contribution of Senegalese center (a total of 16 pts and 12 rebounds). Although John DiBartolomeo (183-PG, agency: Duran International) had an unstoppable performance (30 pts., 5 reb., 4 aces.) Has complicated the final with a 67-67 tie at twenty-six seconds of the horn, after scoring two free throws that have certified the extension also this match. La Avanzada have not wasted their big opportunity to turn around the game although the vast defense has been carrying La Serna and has prevented them reach their goal, and followed behind on the scoreboard despite three at the buzzer that marked Dibartolomeo to leave the final score at 77-80 in favor o La Serna.
La Serna 95 - Loranca 64 The two games on Wednesday afternoon have led the greatest differences in score for the first time of the event. But this has only just begun. Just three hours after finishing his party this morning, La Serna is back to go public to face Loranca 17.30. Despite the short time of rest with which the group formed mostly by Spanish, La Serna has entered superiority on the track from minute one, and has managed to secure a commanding lead from the end of the first quarter (21-14) until the break (47-30). In the first half all players except La Serna Fabio Santana have made their contribution to the scoring with a calm game where he dominated the ball pass the previous study of the plays and have managed to maintain for forty minutes. The whole game has been dominated by La Serna as two of the top players for Loranca are out of game because of exhaustion, although it has yielded in effort and have been able to highlight the performances of three of its players like Matt Fogarty (203-SF-90, college: Rocky Mountain) (19 pts., 5 reb.) Has made possible a set in the third quarter at only one point difference (partial 19-18, 66-48 score), John Brandemburg (15 pts., 8 reb.), and Brandon Armstrong (185-G-90, college: Lincoln Memorial, agency: Wright Sports International) (16 pts., 4 aces., 3 reb.). The difference has increased in the last ten minutes to finish with a score of 95-64 in part thanks to the brilliant show of Moussa Diagne who has scored 11 points and six rebounds in the fourth quarter (total 20 pts., 10 reb. , 1 as.), plus good numbers also Adrian Laso (20 pts., 6 reb.) and Carl Ona-Embo (185-PG-89) (14 pts., 4 reb., 2 ace.).
La Avanzada 88 - El Naranjo 63 On the second day of competition, it becomes evident the teams that have achieved and take a team mentality, it is directly reflected in their attitude on the floor. This has been seen in the first meeting this afternoon and the second, between the Advanced and El Naranjo. The match started very even and with a regular rhythm, probably partly a result of the physical but especially the growing ability of communication between players, not scoring extravaganza promised (12-17 late in the first quarter) but a desperate struggle for control of the meeting. During the first half both teams took turns taking controls sharing the lead in the two sets (12-17, 24-13) to reach the break with a 36-30 for La Avanzada. Naranjo, since in the next 20 minutes failed to move ahead, although the points contributed by Adam Pegg (206-C-89) (14) and Spencer Wells (11), and the distance between marker records was extended (61-46 end of third quarter). The team of La Avanzada are becoming more and more comfortable with each other and their reign in the game shared between all teammates of the picture.
The 2016 Los Angeles Eurobasket Summer League opened up the winter season Saturday November 12th with our Skills and Athleticism portions of the combine. All players are available immediately. Videos are broken up by Group and Station Work. Skill Tests and Drills Performed: Shooting: Spot up (Mid Range and 3's), Dribble Pull Ups, Shots of Screens, Post Work Athleticism: Vertical Jump, 3/4 Sprints, Full Court Sprints, Lane Agility, and Lateral Speed Situational: 3 on 2, 2 on 1 Tran... [read more]
The 2016 Los Angeles Eurobasket Summer League opened up the winter season Saturday November 12th with our Skills and Athleticism portions of the combine. All players are available immediately. Videos are broken up by Group and Station Work.
Skill Tests and Drills Performed:
Shooting: Spot up (Mid Range and 3's), Dribble Pull Ups, Shots of Screens, Post Work
Athleticism: Vertical Jump, 3/4 Sprints, Full Court Sprints, Lane Agility, and Lateral Speed
Situational: 3 on 2, 2 on 1 Transition, Miami Transition, One on One defense, and 3 on 3 competition
The Eurobasket Summer League is entering it's 10th year in existence helping aspiring basketball players an opportunity to show they can play at the professional level. The Summer League has had 3 Directors over that 10 year period (Darryl Reshaw, Chris Warren, and the current Director Dustin Simcox) that have helped secure over 1,000 contracts in 78 different countries! By far the most successful exposure camp across the globe. With so much success we have never spotlighted our players t... [read more]
The Eurobasket Summer League is entering it's 10th year in existence helping aspiring basketball players an opportunity to show they can play at the professional level. The Summer League has had 3 Directors over that 10 year period (Darryl Reshaw, Chris Warren, and the current Director Dustin Simcox) that have helped secure over 1,000 contracts in 78 different countries! By far the most successful exposure camp across the globe. With so much success we have never spotlighted our players that went on to the professional level. Every Sunday moving forward we will post the stories of two former Summer League participants and their current successes overseas. We hope these stories will motivate other players to chase their dreams of becoming professional athletes.
Player 1: Cameron Naylor (201-F-94, college: Texas St.), Texas State University, 2016 Las Vegas Summer League Attendee.
Naylor a 6'7 Forward came to the Las Vegas Summer League from Texas State University. As a senior at Texas State in 2015/16 averaged 9.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, and shot 45% from the 3 point line. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Naylor went to the University of North Florida where as a freshman he only averaged 1.5 ppg in very limited playing time. Which lead to his transfer to Tallahassee Community College in Florida where he made got his first significant taste of college basketball. He had a successful sophomore campaign where he averaged 12.8 pts, 5.3 reb, but only shot 28% from 3. In his junior year at Texas State he was a member of the starting five and averaged 8.2 ppg and 4.9 rpg. A symbol of consistency gave him the opportunity he needed to get a shot. Cameron was given his first pro opportunity for UBSC Graz in Austria where so far through 3 games he is averaging 12.3 pts and 10.7 reb. His last two games have been double-doubles against Vienna (10 pts, 12 reb) and Oberwart (19 pts, 11 reb). We are looking forward to following Cameron throughout his rookie season.
Player 2: Kazembe Abif (201-F, college: Drexel), Drexel University, 2016 Portsmouth Summer League Attendee
Abif, another 6'7 Forward that came through the ESL system from Drexel University attended the 2016 Portsmouth Summer League. Kazembe showed resilience and growth over his four years at Drexel Univ. The Elizabeth, NJ native only saw action in 19 games as a freshman averaging 1.6 ppg and 1.2 rpg. Slowly but surely those numbers began to rise as his sophomore year improved to 4.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg while his junior season raised to 7.2 ppg and 6.6 rpg. He finally cracked the starting lineup on a consistent basis his senior year in 2015/16 as he played in 31 games averaging 9.3 ppg and 7.0 rpg. He came to the Summer League in Portsmouth eager to show what he could do. "Kazembe was a tweener at the forward position as he was a bit undersized to play the 4, but his strength gave him the ability to battle on the inside and penetrate to the basket against bigger opponents. He was willing to do whatever needed to be done," Dustin Simcox said. In two games at the Summer League he averaged 12.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg. Abif is getting his first opportunity in Germany for Vechta. He had his first game last week in which he contributed 23 pts, 6 reb, and knocked down 3 of 5 perimeter jump shots. Again, like Cameron Naylor, we are looking forward to watching Kazembe's career grow.
The end of September marks the beginning of many leagues in the European market meaning that most teams have fulfilled their signing objectives at this current time. However, that does not mean if you are unsigned that you will have to sit out the entire 2016/2017 season. Throughout the European season their will be players that unfortunately get injured, under perform expectations, or simply do not enjoy the international lifestyle. When these instances happen, the players will be sent h... [read more]
The end of September marks the beginning of many leagues in the European market meaning that most teams have fulfilled their signing objectives at this current time. However, that does not mean if you are unsigned that you will have to sit out the entire 2016/2017 season. Throughout the European season their will be players that unfortunately get injured, under perform expectations, or simply do not enjoy the international lifestyle. When these instances happen, the players will be sent home and their respective clubs will be looking for replacement players to finish the season. These are opportunities that will go to currently unsigned players.
There are also many countries that have leagues that start later in the year such as Canadian, South American, and Australian leagues. These are teams that are still looking for players and can only be filled by currently unsigned players. So just because you may be unsigned at this point does not mean their will not be other opportunities presenting themselves in the coming months. You need to stay in the gym and stay ready for whenever your number is called to join a team and help them immediately.
There are several ways that you can enhance your opportunity to be picked up in these open positions. You can obviously stay close with an agent and hope they have the connections to make it happen, you can sign up for the job market on Eurobasket and see which jobs open up, or you can attend one of the Eurobasket Summer League Winter events. ESL has been one of the top exposure events (if not the best) exposure events in the last 10 years. We have produced almost 1,000 contracts for players in that time frame and work side-by-side Eurobasket.com and the many opportunities that they bring (such as the Job-Market, Make-it-Pro, etc). Also by attending a ESL event gives you an opportunity to play on one of the ESL Tour Teams that heads across the water to play professional teams. Our most recent Tour Team played in Germany this past summer going 9-1 against all professional teams.
We have 3 Winter ESL events for you to choose from:
November 12-13 in Los Angeles, CA December 3-4 in Chicago, IL December 10-11 in Atlanta, GA
You may ask which one is the best one to go to? All of them are structured identically and have the same benefits. The only difference would be the dates. Los Angeles will give players a longer period to get signed as that event is in Mid November. The longer the period of being seen, the more opportunities there are to be had. However, there is a disadvantage to attending Los Angeles in compared to Chicago or Atlanta. For Chicago and Atlanta you would have more time to prepare to be game ready and show you can compete immediately. So as a player you must decide: A) Do you need more time to prepare or B) Do I want the longest possible time to be seen? When you answer that question is when you know which one to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact Eurobasket Summer League Director Dustin Simcox at firstname.lastname@example.org
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