Tag: basketball

5 legendary Hungarian athletes

Here are some of the best athletes Hungary has ever had :) #basketball #football #swimming #hungarian #athletes

National Basketball Academy opens in Pécs

The National #Basketball #Academy opens in #Pécs #hungary #hungarian #sport

Hungarian basketball player signed to Barcelona

San Francisco Spurs had their eyes on Ádám Hanga too

Government representative in Szeklerland hinders local efforts

Press release – This week we have once again witnessed a phenomenon that is, unfortunately, all too familiar for the Hungarian community of Szeklerland and of Sfântu Gheorghe/Sepsiszentgyörgy in particular, namely that the general wellbeing and development of the local community is not among the main concerns of the Romanian government’s representative. Sebastian CUCU, the Covasna County prefect, has recently blocked a number of local council resolutions, which were meant to support the local football and basketball teams, both of which are playing in the first division. The prefect has refused to sign off on a draft government resolution that ... Read more

Hungary welcomes FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Trophy Tour upon return to the big stage

With #Hungary returning to #FIBA EuroBasket for the first time in 18 years

US basketball player Yvonne Turner becomes Hungarian citizen

The 29-year old player of Uniqa Sopron Yvonne Turner took the Hungarian citizenship oath on Monday and is ready to play in the Hungarian national team. Turner has a contract with Uniqa Sopron until 2019 reported the women’s division of the club. HUNGARIAN PASSPORT IS RANKED AMONG THE WORLD’S THIRTY MOST POWERFUL ONES By acquiring Hungarian citizenship, the 179 cm tall player’s national status in the Euroleague has changed from US to European, which takes effect in the 2017/18 season. Turner is the second US basketball player that acquired Hungarian citizenship in recent months. In November, Courtney Vandersloot received Hungarian ... Read more

230 cm tall Szekler basketball player discovered on YouTube by Americans

444.hu writes that Róbert Bobroczky attracted the world’s attention as Europe’s tallest basketball player a few years ago at the age of 14, when he was already 226 centimetres tall. The boy, who was born in Arad and speaks Hungarian as his mother tongue, but is a Romanian citizen, was taken to Stella Azzurra, because he didn’t only seem to be extremely tall, but also very clever. Bobby Bossman, the director of Ohio SPIRE Institute, watched a video of the 16-year-old boy on YouTube and looked him up on Facebook. They already made a contract on their first meeting. Bossman ... Read more

US Basketball Player Courtney Vandersloot has become a Hungarian citizen

US-born Courtney Vandersloot took the Hungarian citizenship oath on Monday; she got her passport on Tuesday and she may debut in the Hungarian National Basketball Team at the European Championship qualifiers in November, hungarianambiance.com reports. Based on information provided by the Hungarian Basketball Association the 173 centimeter tall player was born on February 8, 1989 in the United States. In 2011 she was selected among the top three picks in the WNBA draft from Chicago Sky. Vandersloot started her European career in 2011 with the Turkish club Besiktas. Currently, she is the player of the Turkish Yakin Dogu Üniversitesi, with Hungarian ... Read more

Hungarian men’s national basketball team qualifies for EuroBasket after 18 years – PHOTO GALLERY

The Hungarian men’s basketball team has qualified for the 2017 European Basketball Championship. Hungary’s win against Luxembourg and Macedonia’s defeat by Great Britain secured the Hungarian team’s place at the 2017 EuroBasket, index.hu writes. Hungary beat Luxembourg 68-65, winning five out of five games in the qualifier round and advancing to the championship as the first team in Group G. Ádám Hanga (above), one of the key players of the team has also been selected by FIBA into the dream team of the round. The men’s basketball team hasn’t managed to qualify for the EuroBasket since 1999. That year, the ... Read more

European Basketball Championship begins in Hungary in 50 days

The Hungarian national team will play team matches in full house on the Women’s European Basketball Championships beginning on June 11, which will be organized by Hungary and Romania. Ivan Bodrogvary, leader of the organizing committee of the European Championship said at his press conference on Thursday: tickets are bough well, the Swedes have already ordered 500, the Slovaks hundreds of them, so the 2500-people Sopron hall will be full. Tamas Gall, one of the assistant coaches of the Hungarian national team said the team would begin the joint preparations for the EC in Miskolc on May 4, Stefan Svitek ... Read more