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Six You First Clients at the Euroleague Quarter Finals
After the Top 16, six You First Sports clients will take part at the Euroleague quarterfinals. Today, April 15th, will take place the first playoff which will lead to the final. The teams that will face off are Real Madrid, with Tremmell Darden, will play against Olympiacos Piraeus with our client Cedric Simmons; On the other side FC Barcelona with the point guards Marcelinho Huertas and Victor Sada will face off Galatasaray. Tomorrow ...
Levon Kendall and Reggie Redding, clinch Cup title with Alba Berlin
Alba Berlin held off Ratiopharm Ulm in the Final of the German Cup by 86-80. This is the second title for them after won on September the Supercup against Brose. The two You First Clients have a really good performance: Levon Kendall scored 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, issued 1 assists and 1 block while Reggie Redding chipped in 13 points, grabbed 7 boards and issued 7 assists in the victory.
Iberostar Tenerife ink Carl English and Daniel Kickert
Iberostar Tenerife agreed terms with two You First Clients: 33-year old Canadian ex-international guard Carl English and signed 31-year old Australian ex-international power forward Daniel Kickert. Both have experience in the ACB League due to they played in Spain in the last. In 2003 English was drafted by Idaho Stampede in fourth round (25th overall) and has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zadar), Italy (Granarol...
You First Basket opens a new office in Turkey
You First Sports has announced the opening of a new You First Basket office in Istanbul, Turkey, as a part of its expansion and growth policy which has led it to have 15 offices in 10 countries and 3 different continents. This new office has been opened with the objective of having a presence in the Turkish market, a basketball league that has grown from a sporting and economic point of view in the last few years. To carry out this oper...
Mike Bramos wins the Greek Cup with Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos won their third consecutive Greek Cup, the 15th in their history, after defeating Aris 90-53 in Heraklion. The teams headed into the half time interval tied at 40 points each but an incredible 35-7 streak in the third quarter put an end to Aris' hopes, who fell to the defending Greek league and cup champions. Mike Bramos got his hands on his second Greek Cup with Panathinaikos. 
Tremmell Darden's Real Madrid wins the Spanish Copa del Rey
A three point shot on the buzzer by Sergio Llull gave Real Madrid the Copa del Rey title, defeating FC Barcelona 77-76. The game was tight from beginning to end, with Barcelona heading into the half time break with a 42-38 lead, but Real Madrid fought back to claim their 24th Copa del Rey. A You First Sports client figures amongst the winning team’s roster: Tremmell Darden. The American small forward averaged 1.3 points, 2.3 rebounds a...
14 You First Sports clients will take part in the Spanish Copa del Rey in Malaga
A total of 14 You First Sports clients – 13 players and one coach – will take part in the Spanish basketball Copa del Rey which gets underway in Malaga tomorrow. The first quarter final tie will see Tremmell Darden’s Real Madrid take on Herbalife Gran Canaria, coached by Pedro Martínez and with Edy Tavares, Eulis Báez, Javier Beirán, Óscar Alvarado and Tomás Bellas on the roster, tomorrow at 19:10h CET. Once this game is over, CAI Zar...
Juan Palacios obtains Spanish citizenship
Lietuvos Rytas’ Colombian power forward Juan Palacios has recently obtained Spanish citizenship. Palacios played a total of four seasons in Spain between 2008 and 2012, plying his trade for Vic, La Palma and Gran Canaria. The 28 year-old is having a great season in Lithuania and admits that “physically I’m in great shape and I think I’m heading into my best years”. Proof of this is his average of 12.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 assis...
Curro Segura named new head coach of Kuwait
Curro Segura has been named the new head coach of Kuwait’s national basketball team. The 41 year-old will lead the Asian side at the Gulf Cup of Nations, the Asian Championships and the Asian Games and will be accompanied by Quique Gutiérrez and Jesús Lázaro as assistant coaches. Are you looking forward to taking on the task of coaching Kuwait’s national team? Yes, I’m really looking forward to it because it’s a very important challen...
The Top 16 of the Euroleague gets underway today with 15 You First Sports clients
The second phase of the Euroleague, reserved for the best sixteen teams from the first round, gets underway today with 15 players represented by You First Sports. In Group E, Marcelinho Huertas and Victor Sada (FC Barcelona), Dogus Balbay (Anadolu Efes), Marquez Haynes (EA7 Emporio Armani), Cedric Simmons (Olympiacos), Jayson Granger (Unicaja), Walter Hodge and Devon van Oostrum (Laboral Kutxa), and Mike Bramos (Panathinaikos). And in...
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