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  Monday, April 24, 2006

Euro Roundup: Partizan Youngsters at the AL Final8
By Luis Fernández

FMP href=/profile//> Zeleznik href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Final href=/profile//> Eight href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Zagreb. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> interest href=/profile//> draft-wise href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Partizan’s href=/profile//> youngsters, href=/profile//> though. href=/profile//> Despite href=/profile//> delivering href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> performances, href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> disappointed. href=/profile//> According href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> Balkan href=/profile//> scout href=/profile//> Kristian href=/profile//> Hohnjec, href=/profile//> ”Uros href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> foul href=/profile//> trouble href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> unable href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> defend href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dribble; href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> sub-par href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> Bojan href=/profile//> Krstovic href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> trouble. href=/profile//> On href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> side, href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> inability href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> slash href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> exposed. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> often href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 5-8 href=/profile//> seconds href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> shot-clock, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> managed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> shoot href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> contested href=/profile//> fade-away href=/profile//> jumper. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> tried href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> line, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> denied href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> time.” href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> quarterfinal href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Zadar, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> final.

Kosta href=/profile//> Perovic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> usual href=/profile//> unimpressive href=/profile//> showing, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> stat-wise, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> quarterfinal, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> semifinal href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Hemofarm. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> Luka href=/profile//> Bogdanovic href=/profile//> delivered href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> double-double href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> rebounds.

For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rest href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Europe, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> transition href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> waiting href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague’s href=/profile//> Final href=/profile//> Four href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> upcoming href=/profile//> weekend. href=/profile//> Tiago href=/profile//> Splitter, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> prospect href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> event, href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> expected href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> key href=/profile//> factor href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> Vitoria. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> meantime, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Lagun href=/profile//> Aro href=/profile//> Bilbao href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> settled href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Alta href=/profile//> Gestión href=/profile//> Fuenlabrada. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> works href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> little href=/profile//> harder href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rebounding href=/profile//> department href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> Final href=/profile//> Four.

Also href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> Caio href=/profile//> Torres href=/profile//> surprised href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 15-point, href=/profile//> 7-rebound href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Granada, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> Estudiantes href=/profile//> couldn’t href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> Brazilian href=/profile//> center href=/profile//> (born href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 1987) href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> non-European href=/profile//> spots href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> roster, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> barely href=/profile//> stepped href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> He’s href=/profile//> obviously href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> consistent href=/profile//> contributor, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> kid href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> mature href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> might href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> deliver href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bench href=/profile//> regularly.

In href=/profile//> Italy, href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> solidified href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> leadership href=/profile//> (shared href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna) href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> valuable href=/profile//> victories, href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> significant href=/profile//> contributions href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Bargnani. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> talented href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> double-double href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> VidiVici href=/profile//> Bologna, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> plus href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> blocks href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> days href=/profile//> later href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> erupted href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 22 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Whirpool href=/profile//> Varese.

Angelico href=/profile//> Biella href=/profile//> keeps href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> amazing href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> playoffs. href=/profile//> Another href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> victories href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> extend href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> 9. href=/profile//> One href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> possible href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> Thabo href=/profile//> Sefolosha, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> quietly href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> effectively href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> becoming href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> foundation href=/profile//> piece href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> squad. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> delivered href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> typical href=/profile//> all-around href=/profile//> efforts href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Thursday href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Viola href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> Calabria, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> On href=/profile//> Sunday, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> settled href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Navigo.it href=/profile//> Teramo, href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> 5/7 href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2/3 href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> arc. href=/profile//>

Back href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Hoop href=/profile//> Summit href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> Luigi href=/profile//> Datome href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> Montepaschi href=/profile//> Siena href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Basket href=/profile//> Livorno, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds.

A href=/profile//> tremendous href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Loukas href=/profile//> Mavrokefalidis href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> weekend. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 29 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Iraklis. href=/profile//> Probably href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> enjoying href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> speak href=/profile//> of, href=/profile//> Mavrokefalidis href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> becoming href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> men href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> wealthier href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> squads, href=/profile//> thanks href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> skill href=/profile//> repertoire, href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> consistency href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> physical href=/profile//> set. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> teammate href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals.

 
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