ASVEL inks two-year deal with big man Kostas Antetokounmpo

VILLEURBANNE, France — LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne added size and athleticism to its frontcourt by signing Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-year deal, the club announced on Friday. Antetokounmpo (2.08 meters, 23 years old) arrives from LA Lakers of the NBA, where he played limited minutes in 15 appearances this past season. A younger brother of the…

ASVEL adds Derrick Walton Jr. at point guard  

LYON, France — Derrick Walton Jr.  will be joining the Euroleague’s LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne until the end of the current season. “We are delighted to welcome Derrick to our club,” ASVEL president Tony Parker said in a statement. “With the schedule that promises to be very busy in 2021, we quickly positioned ourselves on the necessary…

EuroLeague, EuroCup suspends remainder of Season due to COVID-19

BARCELONA, Spain  — Europe’s top two club basketball competitions have been terminated this season without naming any winners because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020-21 EuroLeague and EuroCup seasons aim to start on Oct. 1 and Sept. 30. The same 18 teams that contested this season’s EuroLeague would also compete in the next campaign. The two…

Watch: Taylor scores 19 points in Win over Fenerbahce

MADRID, Spain — Former NBA guard, Jeffrey Taylor Jr. ( Vanderbilt University) finished with 19 points (5-of-5 two-point shooting and 3-of-4 on three-pointers) in Real’s EuroLeague season opener 81-77 victory against Fenerbahce on Thursday. Taylor contributed 2 steals and a block on the defensive end, while logging a career-high 33 minutes of action. JEFF Taylor…

BC Khimki tops Maccabi Tel Aviv 89-83

MOSCOW, Russia — Khimki Moscow Region beat Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 89-83 to grab their first win in Euroleague action on Thursday. Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach: “We didn’t relax. We had some problems with our playmakers, because Jovic was injured and we had to finish with Alexey Shved as our one man….

Jerebko inks two-year deal with Khimki

MOSCOW, Russia — Khimki Moscow inked Swedish – American forward Jonas Jerebko to a two-year deal, the club announced on Wednesday. “I’m looking forward to playing in the top level in Europe after 10 years in the NBA”, Jerebko said. “Playing against the best teams in the EuroLeague was obviously on my bucket list. I’m…

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament Returns to L.A.

LOS ANGELES, California — Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament, California’s largest street basketball tournament, now in its 11th year, will return to the streets of downtown Los Angeles and L.A. LIVE on Saturday, August 3 – Sunday, August 4. The annual family-friendly basketball weekend will kick off with an opening night ceremony and tip off party…

Trevor Huffman named head coach at Okapi Aalstar

PETOSKEY, Michigan — Former Kent State all-time leading scorer, Trevor Huffmann, will be the new head coach of Okapi Aalstar in Belgium. The 39-year-old Huffman a former player for Okapi from 2006-2009 succeeds Tony Van den Bosch. It will be his first job as a head coach. Huffman spent nearly a decade playing professonial basket…

Rick Pitino wins first Greek Cup title, beat PAOK 79-73

ATHENS, Greece — Former NBA and NCAA head coach, Rick Pitino, is standing in the winners circle again after winning  the Greek Cup Championship by beating PAOK in the final 79-73 on Sunday. Pitino, a member of the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame,  took over in December. His team reached the final after their semifinal…