Basketball In Europe
Dutch big man Henk Norel has shown exceptional strength of character ever since, as a young teenager, he was branded by many the 'new Rik Smits', in a foreign country quite different to his own.
In an era when the journey of one player tends to blur into that of another, it is rare to come across an athlete with a story to tell that separates them from the bunch. fibaeurope.com learned that Vlantimir Giankovits is one of the few.
Even the most imaginative Zalgiris fan could not have predicted that a point guard who is not named Saras and is not a recently-retired legend pacing the sidelines, would steal the limelight early into the new season.