There could have been no more appropriate settings for hosting this year's FIBA Europe U14 Get Together than the city of Braga, Portugal, the European Youth Capital (EYC).
The EuroLeague Women Final Eight is as far as you can go on club level as a player, coach and referee.
At first glance, the amazingly successful EHF Euro 2012, which took place in Serbia from 15 to 29 January, has nothing in common with basketball.
The FIBA Europe Referee Coaching Certificate (FERCC) was discussed in a recent visit by Alan Richardson of the FIBA Europe Referee Department to the University of Worcester.
It is never too early to start exploring the secrets of basketball. But even learning to bounce the ball at an early age is subject to following rules and a certain methodology.
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.
Ever wondered what happens when the forces of mainstream basketball and streetball combine? Keep your head turned in the direction of Romania and it might not be long before you find out the answer - for both could be about to truly ignite basketball in Bucharest and beyond.
In a little over two decades since the revolution of 1989, the Romanian Basketball Federation has continued working hard to build a basketball infrastructure despite having restricted resources.