#1. This week's number one is an international center Rasid Mahalbasic (211-90, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Poland. He could not help Asseco Prokom Gdynia (1-3) to beat Maccabi T-A (4-0).
Mahalbasic recorded 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 21 minutes on the court.
The sixth-placed Asseco Prokom Gdynia was crushed 93-62 on the road by the leading Maccabi T-A in the group B of Euroleague.
It's Mahalbasic's first season with the team.
This year he averages: 5.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 47.4% and FT: 37.5% in the four games he played so far.
Mahalbasic has a dual citizenship: Austrian and Slovenian.
Ex-kelag Worthersee Piraten player is currently a member of the Austrian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Anton Maresch (191-91, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain). He was the major contributor in a River Andorra's victory against the tenth-ranked Ourense (0-1) crushing them 84-63 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday.
Maresch scored 15 points and had 3 steals.
B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold.
So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Maresch's overall stats this year are: 9.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 26.3%, 3FGP: 66.7% and FT: 75.0%.
He is in the roster of the Austrian senior national team.
#3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U16 international forward Matej Kljaic (193-91, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1. Kljaic was not able to help Djuro Djakovic (3-2) in their last game. Despite his good performance Djuro Djakovic lost 67-76 in Zagreb to the leading KK Zagreb.
Kljaic was the second best scorer with 11 points in a mere 18 minutes.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
Kljaic has been at the team for four years.
This season he averages only 4.0ppg, 2FGP: 44.4% in the five games.
Kljaic is another player who holds two passports: Austrian and Croatian.
Despite he played previously for the Croatian U18 national team, Kljaic played also for the Austrian U16 national team in 2007.
#4. Point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Anton Maresch and both played together in the last Spanish LEB Gold game.
Schreiner contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Ourense (0-1) crushing them 84-63.
He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Schreiner's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.8spg.
He is also Austrian national team player.
#5. International power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help Montepaschi Siena in a 3-point victoryagainst the closely-ranked Chalon/Saor (1-3) 93-90 in the Euroleague last Friday.
Ortner recorded only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court.
Montepaschi Siena (1-3) is placed fifth in group B.
They ended the series of three consecutive loses.
This year Ortner averages just 1.0ppg in the two games.
He plays currently for the Austrian national team.
#6. Small forward Jason Detrick (195-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in Cyprus) was not able to secure a victory for Apollon (0-2) in their game against Omonia (2-0) in the Cypriot Division A. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night Detrick was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 4 assists.
Detrick's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Detrick belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #2.
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Detrick averages: 21.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0apg.
He is a naturalized American.
Detrick is an international player who is currently on the senior Austrian National Team roster.
He used to play for UBC Stahlbau Oberwart Gunners in Austrian league.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Austrian passport:
#1.Jamie Kohn (195-G-89, college: E.Connecticut, currently plays in United Kingdom) led Tees Valley Mohawks to an easy victory against the league outsider Worthing Thunder (0-2) crushing them 123-81 in the British EBL D1 (second division) in Saturday night's game.
Kohn had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 3 steals in 29 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Kohn's first season in pro basketball. Tees Valley Mohawks (2-0) is placed fifth in the EBL D1.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
Kohn has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.0apg and 2.0spg in the two games he played so far.
Austrian U18 National Team 2016 Deutsch John Ernst Ohakwe Gentner 5 Luka Brajkovic 203-F/C-99 6 Niklas Deutsch 179-G-98 Gmunden 8 Lorenz Gerstendorfer 186-G/F-98 Dornbirn 9 Jonas John 182-SG-99 Timberwolves 10 Jakob Ernst 189-G-98 Furstenfeld 11&n... [read more]
MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 29-year old Austrian point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-88kg-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 33 Liga Endesa games he had 5.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg last season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Schreiner won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Bosman Player of the Year in 2014. [read more]
MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 29-year old Austrian point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-88kg-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 33 Liga Endesa games he had 5.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg last season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Schreiner won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Bosman Player of the Year in 2014. Schreiner represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 85.7%. Schreiner has played also professionally for other Austrian teams like UBC St. Polten, Furstenfeld Panthers and Kapfenberg Bulls. He could be described:
Really good pointguard .
Good courtvision, great understanding of the game and can lead a team !!
But can also play the 2 positon, because of his good shooting.
He is the starting five PG of the Austrian National Team with over 50 National Team Games.
This season he is leading the Austrian League in Steals and in the Assist/Turnover Ratio.
His style of playing Basketball is perfect for Teams in a League where they like to play structured and smart Basketball.
The Basket Swans Gmunden have added another new player and strengthened their roster for the upcoming season with USBC Raiffeisen Graz forward Povilas Gaidys (208-C-91, college: Southeastern, agency: SPORTlab Agency). The big man played his first year of ABL basketball last season coming from 2nd league club Villach Raiders. Gaidys adapted to the league fast and posted impressive stat averages. At 9.4 rebounds per game he led the league in this category. He added 15.8 ppg making him the s... [read more]
The Basket Swans Gmunden have added another new player and strengthened their roster for the upcoming season with USBC Raiffeisen Graz forward Povilas Gaidys (208-C-91, college: Southeastern, agency: SPORTlab Agency). The big man played his first year of ABL basketball last season coming from 2nd league club Villach Raiders. Gaidys adapted to the league fast and posted impressive stat averages. At 9.4 rebounds per game he led the league in this category. He added 15.8 ppg making him the seventh best scorer of the league. Only Fabricio Vay of Traiskirchen and league MVP Quincy Diggs have been more efficient than Gaidys last season. He appeared in 26 games for UBSC last season being hampered by an injury throughout the season. Gaidys was selected as an All Star reserve. He as well made Eurobasket.com All Austrian 2nd team and All Bosman team. Gaidys is the 6th new addition by Gmunden who have completed their roster for the moment.
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