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.
When you think of basketball in Finland there's one name that comes to mind first.
Even your average European knows that America has a complicated past when it comes to race.
BASKETBALL IN EUROPE
Dirk Nowitzki is happy for the progress fellow German international Dennis Schröder is making in his second NBA season.
Andrei Kirilenko has returned to Europe following 13 seasons in the NBA and joined his former club CSKA Moscow for the remainder of the season.
Finland head coach Henrik Dettmann has agreed to assume the reins of Besiktas Integral Forex, the Turkish club announced on Monday.
We take a look at Anadolu Efes' cup triumph over Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey as well as the national cup finals in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Strasbourg won the Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup LNB on Sunday, lifting their first trophy since 2005, while national cup champions were also crowned at the weekend in Italy, Lithuania and Poland.
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.