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EUROBASKET, DAY 4: Ante Tomic scores 26 points to pace Croatia in 87:81 win vs Montenegro

  Despite yesterday’s CroHoops.com advice Croatian NT head coach decided to rally mainly on undersized backcourt of Dontaye Draper and Marko Popovic. The risk paid it self off in this one.   Popovic (23, points, 7-10 threes) and Draper (12 assists/0 turnovers) as a part of the “smallball” line-up Draper-Popovic-Simon-Markota-Tomic ultimately orchestrated Croatia to it’s […]

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RUDY TIME? With Tomas gone coach Vrankovic should consider giving a chance to Rudez

    With 3 games left in the Group C action of 2011 EuroBasket reality has changed overnight for 1-1 Croatian NT. It’s leading 1-on-1 defensive patch and a glue guy Marko Tomas suffered hamstring injury and is now on his way back home to Croatia. Team now faces many burning questions before it’s vital […]

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EUROBASKET 2011, DAY 2: Croatia suffers 76:78 loss to Macedonia, loses swingman Marko Tomas to injury

    Croatian NT’s demons seems to be back.   After surviving a hard fought battle with the underdog Finland coach Vrankovic’s unit was not able to make it two in a row vs tough Macedonia squad which prevailed by 78:76.   For the second straight time Croatian defense was extremely vulnerable to opponent “high […]

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EUROBASKET, DAY 1: Bojan Bogdanovic hits 6 threes and helps Croatia to fight off Finland 84:79

It seems that Croatian NT finally has a Leader  – swingman Bojan Bogdanovic     It was all that we envisioned it to be – Tournament opener vs Finland was an overall struggle for Croatian NT on the both ends of the floor. Croatia somehow managed to fight off it’s own demons of the past, […]

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SHALLOW WATERS: Croatia to open it’s 2011 EuroBasket campaign vs pasky Finland

  Croatian NT will look forward to make an opening statement vs underdog Finland in it’s opening game of 2011 EuroBasket in Lithuania.   However, Finland which has just won additional FIBA EuroBasket qualifying cycle, is in it’s top form right now and just can not be taken lightly by any team.   With combo […]

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EUROBASKET: Croatian NT Roster and Schedule

    CROATIAN NT ROSTER   PG Dontaye Draper PG Marko Popovic PG Rok Stipcevic SG Kruno Simon G/F Marko Tomas G/F Bojan Bogdanovic SF Damjan Rudez F Damir Markota PF Luka Zoric PF Luksa Andric PF/C Ante Tomic C Stanko Barac     EUROBASKET  SCHEDULE   Wednesday, August 31st  vs Finland   84:79   […]

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LONDON INVITATIONAL, DAY 6: Croatia outplays China for 83:53 win en route to EuroBasket

  On the last day of 2011 London Invitational Tournament Croatia had a relatively easy task of handling down 83:53 loss to not quite well organized China.   Nets 2011 draftee Bojan Bogdanovic again led Croatia in scoring with 16 points, mainly coming on easy transition dunks and mid-range jumpers. C Ante Tomic was very […]

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