A Bundesliga Quarterfinals: First games (best-of-five) - Apr 9, 2012
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First games of the A Bundesliga Quarterfinals are completed tonight. Second games are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
Wels - Oberwart 78-64 (1-0) It looked good early as Oberwart Gunners took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Raiffeisen Wels had a 21-16 second period charge getting the lead and Oberwart Gunners were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-78. They outrebounded Oberwart Gunners 36-20 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. American center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and American-Iranian point guard Ali Farokhmanesh (183-88, college: N.Iowa, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) accounted for 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Raiffeisen Wels players scored in double figures. American guard Vernard Hollins (190-80, college: Wright St.) came up with 17 points and naturalized American power forward Jason Johnson (202-77, college: Tennessee St.) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Oberwart Gunners in the defeat. Top scorers: Wels: D.Lamesic 19+8reb+1ast, J.Werner 16+13reb+2ast, A.Farokhmanesh 16+6reb+6ast, Q.Pryor 13+6reb+3ast, T.Brown 12+2reb+3ast, T.Csebits 2+1ast Oberwart: V.Hollins 17+1reb+3ast, J.Johnson 12+6reb+2ast, J.Dean Shaw 9+3reb+2ast, D.Jandl 7+1reb, H.Ochsenhofer 7+2reb, H.Artner 5+2ast
Klosterneub. - Furstenfeld 64-74 (0-1) The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 10 points. Furstenfeld Panthers forced 25 Xion Dukes turnovers. American forward Jeff Robinson (198-88, college: Seton Hall) stepped up and scored 30 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Anthony Shavies (191-83, college: Missouri St., agency: Interperformances) chipped in 6 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and Bosnian-Slovenian guard Damir Zeleznik (188-80) scored 13 points. Top scorers: Furstenfeld: J.Robinson 30+6reb, K.Payton 11+5reb+2ast, G.Ware 10+7reb, L.O'Neal 6+1reb+5ast, A.Shavies 6+13reb+11ast, M.Graf 5+3reb Klosterneub.: C.Bobb 16+8reb, D.Zeleznik 13+3reb, R.Suljanovic 10+4reb+1ast, L.Sallomon 7+2reb+1ast, C.Nagler 7+5reb+2ast, J.Chappell 5+8reb+1ast
Kapfenberg - Gussing 80-86 (0-1) The guests were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 20-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. Gussing Knights players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Serbian power forward Aleksandar Djuric (210-82) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). International guard Thomas Klepeisz (188-91) contributed with 16 points and 8 assists for the winners. Gussing Knights' coach Robert Langer allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Jeremy Fears (196-85, college: Bradley) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 16 assists and the other American import power forward Demetrius Nelson (203-86, college: Citadel, agency: Court Side) added 21 points (made all of his seven free throws) in the effort for Kapfenberg Bulls. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Gussing: A.Djuric 19+5reb+4ast, T.Klepeisz 16+1reb+8ast, C.Scott 14+4reb+3ast, S.Koch 13+4reb, E.Kadic 13+1reb+1ast, M.Heard 6+10reb+2ast Kapfenberg: J.Fears 21+7reb+16ast, D.Nelson 21+4reb+1ast, L.Gordon 14+5reb+1ast, D.Mayes 13+2reb, S.Knabl 4+6reb+1ast, T.Schreiner 3+2reb+3ast
Gmunden - BC Vienna 76-77 (0-1) The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 30-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78, agency: World Sport Agency) fired 25 points and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Jean Francois (197-80, college: Georgia South, agency: I.D.S. Law) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Morris Curry (178-87, college: Providence) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 assists and the other American import forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four BC Vienna and five Gmunden Swans players scored in double figures. Top scorers: BC Vienna: S.Stazic 25+3reb+4ast, B.Matthews 18+6reb, J.Francois 15+9reb+1ast, D.Toroman 11+4reb+4ast, T.Gaspar 8+6reb+2ast, D.Hasenburger 0 Gmunden: M.Curry 20+3reb+11ast, R.Arnold 13+4reb+2ast, M.Mayer 12+8reb+4ast, F.Schoeninger 12+3reb+5ast, D.Oppland 11+11reb+3ast, M.Oppland 4+2reb
After three seasons playing for the BKM Rocks Mattersburg in Austria second league, David Jandl (180-PG-84, agency: Court Side) is back in the ABL. He debuted for the BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers on Sunday when the team secured a tough road win over the BK Dukes Klosterneuburg. Jandl played a bit more than 16 minutes, he scored two points on four shots and had 1 assist. Jandl had played for the Panthers from 2006 to the beginning of 2008. He went on to play for St. Poelten, for Gij... [read more]
After three seasons playing for the BKM Rocks Mattersburg in Austria second league, David Jandl (180-PG-84, agency: Court Side) is back in the ABL. He debuted for the BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers on Sunday when the team secured a tough road win over the BK Dukes Klosterneuburg. Jandl played a bit more than 16 minutes, he scored two points on four shots and had 1 assist. Jandl had played for the Panthers from 2006 to the beginning of 2008. He went on to play for St. Poelten, for Gijon in Spain and his orginal club the Oberwart Gunners. in 2013 he set an end to his ABL career and signed for the Rocks in league 2. Until now Jandl has played in 395 ABL career games. He has won the ABL cup in 2005 as well as vice championships with Oberwart in 2005 and 2013. He is a three time ABL All Star and was voted MVAP in 2004 and 2005.
Austrian A Bundesliga round 19 best performance: Kareem Jamar - 5 days ago
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American Guard Kareem Jamar (194-G-92) had a great game in the last round for Kapfenberg, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19. The 24-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, five rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass UBSC Graz (#8, 5-12) with 43-point margin 98-55. Kapfenberg maintains the 4th position in Austrian A Bundesliga. Kapfenberg is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a littl... [read more]
American Guard Kareem Jamar (194-G-92) had a great game in the last round for Kapfenberg, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19. The 24-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, five rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass UBSC Graz (#8, 5-12) with 43-point margin 98-55. Kapfenberg maintains the 4th position in Austrian A Bundesliga. Kapfenberg is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-8 record. In the team's last game Jamar had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He turned to be Kapfenberg's top player in his first season with the team. Kareem Jamar averages this season 12.9ppg.
The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Argentinian Fabricio Vay (207-F-86, agency: Interperformances) of Arkadia. Vay had a very good evening with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Arkadia cruised to a 72-60 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Gmunden (#2, 12-5). Arkadia's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-10 record. Vay is one of the most experienced players at Arkadia and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.4ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 8.5rpg and 3.4apg.
Third on the list of top players last round was international center Jozo Rados (208-C-93) of Klosterneuburg (#9). Rados showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, nineteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Rados' great performance Klosterneuburg lost 60-62 to the higher-ranked Furstenfeld (#5, 7-9). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Klosterneuburg can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 4-13 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Rados he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Rados has individually a great season in Austria. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.7ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 11.1rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 51.7%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Jamari Traylor (203-F-92) of Oberwart - 16 points and 9 rebounds 5. Andell Cumberbatch (196-G-93) of Oberwart - 15 points and 9 rebounds 6. Filip Kramer (202-SF-92) of Kapfenberg - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Sim Iliev (204-F-89) of Furstenfeld - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Chris Ferguson (206-F-89) of Vienna - 12 points and 8 rebounds 9. Enis Murati (194-F-88) of Gmunden - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Bogic Vujosevic (190-PG-92) of Kapfenberg - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Thomas Schreiner selected the top Austrian playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago
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We bring you last week's top performances from Austrians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He contributed to an easy Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Sevilla in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.
We bring you last week's top performances from Austrians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.
#1. This week's number one is an international point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sevilla (7-9) crushing them 95-69 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.
Schreiner scored 9 points and added 5 assists in 23 minutes on the court.
MoraBanc Andorra (9-7) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa.
It's Schreiner's fifth season with the team.
This year he averages: 4.3ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 18.2%, 3FGP: 44.2% in 16 games he played so far.
Schreiner is currently a member of the Austrian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain). He led Sevilla to a victory against the sixth-ranked Unicaja Malaga (10-6) 76-68 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday.
Mahalbasic recorded 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (7-9) is placed tenth in the Liga Endesa.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
It's Mahalbasic's first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 12.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 67.5%(27-40) and FT: 82.6%.
Mahalbasic has a dual citizenship: Austrian and Slovenian.
Ex-kelag Worthersee Piraten player is in the roster of the Austrian senior national team.
#3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Italy). He contributed to a 2-point Umana Venezia's victory against the eighth-ranked Enel Brindisi (7-8) 108-106 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night.
Ortner scored 6 points in 16 minutes.
Umana Reyer Venezia (11-4) is placed second in the Serie A.
This year Ortner's overall stats are: 4.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2FGP: 54.3% in 15 games.
He played for the Austrian national team four years ago.
#4. Point guard David Kramer (191-97, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Ratiopharm Ulm in a victory against the 11th-ranked Science City Jena (2-9) crushing them 114-83 in the German BBL last Sunday.
He scored only 2 points in 9 minutes on the court.
Ratiopharm Ulm (17-0) is placed first in the BBL.
So far his team won all seventeen games in the Regular Season.
This year Kramer's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.3rpg in four games.
He is another player who holds two passports: Austrian and German.
Kramer used to play for the Austrian U16 national team
back in 2013.
#5. Former international forward Jakob Poeltl (213-95, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Brooklyn Nets (8-32) 132-113 in the NBA on Friday night.
He recorded only 4 points.
The Toronto Raptors have a solid 27-13 record this season.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
Poeltl has averaged so far 2.3ppg and 2.7rpg.
He used to play for the Austrian national team
two years ago.
#6. Point guard Valentine Bauer (183-94, currently plays in NCAA2) could not help the Mars Hill College (1-8) in their last game. Despite Bauer's very good performance his team lost 74-84 on the road to the Lenoir-Rhyne College.
He recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his five free throws) in 26 minutes.
Bauer has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 5.3apg in 10 games.
He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Austrian team three years ago.
#7. International point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked SISU (3-9) crushing them 89-66 in the Danish Ligaen last Thursday.
Lanegger scored 6 points, had 5 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 5 balls.
Team FOG Naestved (8-8) is placed fifth in the Ligaen.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
Lanegger has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.8spg.
He is also Austrian national team player.
#8. Forward Maximilian Hopfgartner (206-92, also represented by Dynamics Global Management, college: John Brown, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Navarra's victory against the closely-ranked Zornotza (8-9) 64-60 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Saturday night.
Hopfgartner scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 25 minutes.
Basket Navarra de Pamplona (10-7) is placed seventh in the LEB Silver.
This year Hopfgartner has relatively solid stats: 13.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.6apg in 17 games.
He plays currently for the Austrian national team.
#9. International point guard Thomas Klepeisz (186-91, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an Braunschweig's surprising victory against the fourth-ranked BBC Bayreuth (13-4) 82-63 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game.
Klepeisz scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (2-11) is placed 12th in the BBL.
Klepeisz has averaged so far 6.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.7apg.
He is also in the roster of the Austrian national team.
The list of other players, who all have Austrian passport but never been selected to any of Austrian national teams:
#1.Bryce Douvier (201-F-91, college: Texas A&M-CC, currently plays in Portugal) was the major contributor in Ovarense's victory against the closely-ranked Lusitania (3-12) 78-73 in the Portuguese LPB in Saturday night's game.
Douvier recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added and 4 steals; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Douvier's third season in pro basketball. Ovarense Dolce Vita (7-8) is placed seventh in the LPB.
This season Douvier has relatively solid stats: 14.3ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely Douvier has never played in Austria.
#2. Experienced Michael Kaiser (195-G/F-82, currently plays in Germany). Kaiser could not help Herzogenaurach (3-12) to beat Ansbach (6-9).
He recorded 7 points in 20 minutes.
The 13th-placed Herzogenaurach (3-12) lost 78-92 on the road to the higher-ranked (#8) Ansbach in the South-East group.
It was Herzogenaurach's seventh consecutive loss in a row.
Kaiser is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his ninth year in Herzogenaurach's roster.
Kaiser has reliable stats this season: 14.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.7apg and 1.5spg in 15 games he played so far.
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