When it comes to the basketball battle of the sexes, it is the women who reign supreme over the men in Romania. Encouragingly for fans of the female game, it isn't just at senior level, with the Federation also encouraged and excited by last years results at youth level.
While the senior team will once again have the opportunity of staking their claim for a place at Eurobasket Women in the summer, the U20 Women also now find themselves in Division A having gained promotion last year thanks mainly to the exciting trio of Claudia Pop, Ramona Tarta and Elisabeth Pavel.
Italian national team coach Andrea Capobianco does not like to talk about individual players, but it's clear that Federico Mussini will be an integral part of Italy's chances at the U18 European Championship.
David Hein talks with Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot to gain his thoughts on how France can reverse their fortunes in men's youth basketball.
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A 40-point haul from Angela Salvadores was not enough to see Spain avoid a 77-75 defeat in the final of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women against two-time defending champions USA.
It has taken 6,604 days but EA7 Emporio Armani (Olimpia) Milano have finally celebrated again their team winning the Italian Serie A title and, just like the last time, a captain named Gentile lifted the trophy.
FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year for 2013 Dario Saric, who was selected with the number 12 overall pick, headlines the 11-strong European contingent in Thursday night's NBA Draft.
FC Barcelona eked out an 83-81 win over Real Madrid on Thursday night at home, in Game 4 of the Spanish Liga Endesa Finals, to reclaim the domestic league title from their eternal rivals.
Turkish center Ömer Asik and Spanish point guard Jose Calderon will become the first European players to change teams in the NBA when the summer transfer window opens officially next Tuesday.
Player of the year
On Wednesday Spain introduced to the public their national team who will compete in the FIBA World Championship in Turkey later this year and began by honoring one of Europe's brightest stars.
FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin was on hand to present Ricky Rubio with the 2009 FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year Award.
The names of ten lucky basketball fans who won Molten basketballs, were announced by FIBA Europe.
The winners were picked among the 15,000 voters who cast their ballot online for the FIBA Europe Player of the Year awards 2009.