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EuroLeague Film Study: Can Real Madrid Stop Bogdan Bogdanovic?

May 19, 2017

Austin Green is an independent journalist and scout covering EuroLeague and NBA prospects in Europe. If you’d like to support LosCrossovers.com and see more articles like this, feel free to donate. Bogdan Bogdanovic might be the best player in Europe, and he knows it. The Serbian guard, finally fresh after a season of injuries, swaggered into Athens and delivered two of the most impressive EuroLeague playoff performances in recent memory. He dominated the series with his offensive [...]

Nike Hoop Summit Scouting Wrap-Up: World Team Breakdown

April 9, 2017

Austin Green is an independent journalist and scout covering EuroLeague and NBA prospects in Europe. If you’d like to support LosCrossovers.com and see more articles like this, feel free to donate. The 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit concluded Friday night in Portland with Team USA beating World Select 98-87. Germany’s Kostja Mushidi (14 points) starred in the game itself, but prospects had almost a full week to impress NBA scouts and executives in attendance. After an embarrassing [...]

Nike Hoop Summit 2017 Photo Gallery

April 8, 2017

Team USA beat World Select 98-87 at the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. Los Crossovers photographer Austin J. Smith was there to capture all the best moments from beginning to end. Follow him on Instagram @BearBootProd and be sure to check out the full game [...]

Nike Hoop Summit Recap: Team USA beats World 98-87

April 8, 2017

Michael Porter Jr. and Jarred Vanderbilt each scored 19 points on Friday, leading Team USA to a 98-87 victory over World Select at the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. Porter and Vanderbilt — who will play for Missouri and Kentucky next season, respectively — starred on a squad loaded with NBA prospects. Their athleticism, length and free throw shooting proved to be the difference against a scrappy World team that cut the lead to 88-84 with under three minutes to play before [...]

NBA Prospect Watch: Rodions Kurucs, Barcelona

March 28, 2017

Austin Green is an independent journalist and scout covering EuroLeague and NBA prospects in Europe. If you’d like to support LosCrossovers.com and see more articles like this, feel free to donate. While most of the basketball world focused on lottery picks battling in the NCAA tournament, Rodions Kurucs made a quiet but promising EuroLeague debut on Friday. He played just 3:20, missed a smooth (perhaps nervous) catch-and-shoot 3, and made a couple defensive mistakes. It was a pretty [...]

EuroLeague Film Study: Ekpe Udoh’s Dominant Performance vs. Zalgiris

March 5, 2017

Austin Green is an independent journalist and scout covering EuroLeague and NBA prospects in Europe. If you’d like to support LosCrossovers.com and see more articles like this, feel free to donate. Ekpe Udoh is one of the most dangerous 2-way players in EuroLeague, and he showed exactly why in Fenerbahce’s 76-67 road win over Zalgiris Kaunas. With Jan Vesely out, Udoh played 38 minutes of mostly great basketball. He dominated defensively, blocking shots, altering others and [...]

In Appreciation of Ante Zizic

February 12, 2017

Austin Green is an independent journalist and scout covering EuroLeague and NBA prospects in Europe. If you’d like to support LosCrossovers.com and see more articles like this, feel free to donate. God bless Ante Zizic. Darussafaka reportedly paid a $300,000 buyout to rent Zizic for the second half of the season, and as far as I’m concerned, he’s been worth every cent. Zizic — the 23rd pick in the 2016 Draft — will likely join the Boston Celtics this summer. Until then, [...]

NBA Prospect Watch: Luka Doncic vs. Olympiacos

October 13, 2016

Austin Green is an independent journalist and scout covering EuroLeague and NBA prospects in Europe. If you’d like to support LosCrossovers.com and see more articles like this, feel free to donate. He’s not draft-eligible until 2018, but 17-year-old Luka Doncic is an essential contributor for Real Madrid. After strong performances against Unicaja, Valencia and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Doncic played a crucial role in Madrid’s 83-65 win over Olympiacos on Wednesday. [...]

LosCrossovers 2016-17 Preseason Awards: MVP, All-ACB Teams and More

September 29, 2016

Spanish basketball is back! Two-time defending champions Real Madrid face Unicaja on Friday, giving us our first glimpse of regular-season ACB action (20:00 CET, 2 pm ET). Two more games follow on Saturday and Week 1 wraps up with five games on Sunday. With the season about to tip-off, let’s dive into some preseason predictions. MVP Facundo Campazzo – PG, Murcia Love for The People’s Champ went global this summer after his excellent performance at the Rio Olympics. He [...]

Adidas NGT Recap: Top prospects at Europe’s premiere U18 club tournament

May 16, 2016

Austin Green is an independent journalist and scout covering EuroLeague and NBA prospects in Europe. If you’d like to support LosCrossovers.com and see more articles like this, feel free to donate. At the Adidas Next Generation Tournament in Berlin, an NBA scout used an analogy that I had to steal. He was talking about a prospect – I won’t say who because the player is 17 and I don’t want to trash some poor kid on the internet – and he said: “You look at him and it’s [...]