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Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Banco di Srd 59% Oct.18 Telekom Bsk
Enisey 57% Oct.18 UCAM Murcia
Group B
Neptunas 57% Oct.18 Ventspils
PAOK Oct.18 Gaziantep 95%
Group C
Banvit BK 57% Oct.18 Olimpija
Bayreuth 57% Oct.18 Strasbourg
Estudian. 95% Oct.18 Rosa
Group D
Nanterre 57% Oct.18 Scandone AV
Aris add Benson to their roster, ex Guizhou - Sep 28, 2017


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Keith Benson
Aris Thessaloniki (A1) added to their roster 29-year old American center Keith Benson (211-107kg-88, college: Oakland). He played last summer at Guizhou in Chinese NBL league. In two games he had very impressive stats: 21.5ppg and 10.0rpg.
Benson was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2016 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Benson played at another team Sioux Falls Skyforce in U.S. NBA-G-League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 56 games he recorded 13.3ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.6bpg.
In 2011 Benson was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in second round (48th overall). He attended Oakland University and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
He is quite experienced player. Benson's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Benson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Belarus (Tsmoki-Minsk), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo), Italy (Banco di Srd), Lithuania (Neptunas), Philippines, Turkey (Banvit) and NBA (Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat).
On Benson: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Runs the floor well and shows good reactive leaping skills that help him some on the glass and blocking shotsDisplays a developing post game that is pretty solid right nowHas a very soft touch and is still adding moves to his repertoireHas a right-handed jump hook that is very effective, and with his length looks to translate seamlesslyNever seems to rush into his moves. Can be pushed out of the post by more physical bigs, and sometimes struggles to establish position consistently against strength Will need to get much stronger in his lower body Doesn't play very tough, physical ... His motor is also very improvable
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Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Weaver
Ioannis Athineou
Spyros Mourtos
Kwame Vaughn
Gary Bell
Dimitrios Flionis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis
Ioannis Patsiavaouras
Ioannis Sidiroilias

Forwards:
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Brent Petway
Michalis Tsairelis
Demetris Morant
Efstratios Voulgaropoulos
Vangelis Dimitrakas
Konstantinos Lazarou
Fotis Gounaropoulos
Dimitris Lysselis
Antreas Tretiakov
Konstantinos Altinis
Nikos Tsirilakis

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Keith Benson
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 Enisey 1-0 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 5 Banco di Srd 0-1 
 6 EWE Baskets 0-1 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 Neptunas 1-0 
 3 Ventspils 1-0 
 4 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 PAOK 0-1 
 8 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 1-0 
 2 Estudiantes 1-0 
 3 Strasbourg 1-0 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Umana VE 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 0-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-1 
 8 Rosa 0-1 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 1-0 
 2 Scandone AV 1-0 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 4 Besiktas 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jarrod JONES
  Pinar K.
  (207-F/C-90)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Jones, Pinar K.26.3 
 2. Hill, Alba17.0 
 3. Kennedy, Pinar K.17.0 
 4. Joesaar, Kalev/Cr.16.0 
 5. Marzette, Kataja B.15.3 
 6. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.15.0 
 7. Evans, Ludwigsburg14.8 
 8. Curry, Groningen14.5 
 9. Robinson, Benfica14.5 
 10. Clark, Antwerp14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  Lukoil Acad.
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10
 1. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.10.0 
 2. Kennedy, Pinar K.9.5 
 3. Kravish, Tsmoki-Minsk8.7 
 4. Jones, Pinar K.8.0 
 5. Bartolo, Telekom .8.0 
 6. Vanwijn, Antwerp7.3 
 7. Saunders, Kataja B.7.3 
 8. Birgander, Joventut7.3 
 9. Koenis, Groningen7.2 
 10. Evans, Ludwigsburg6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Pinar K.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Waters, Pinar K.7.0 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo6.0 
 3. Ireland, Juventus6.0 
 4. Raffa, Lukoil Acad.5.8 
 5. Curry, Groningen5.8 
 6. Pitts, Kataja B.5.3 
 7. Sanders, Benfica5.3 
 8. Slagter, Groningen5.0 
 9. Atsur, Betaland Cdo4.8 
 10. Oliveira, Benfica4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Justin ROBINSON
  Avtodor
  (174-G-95)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Robinson, Avtodor2.2 
 2. Curry, Groningen2.2 
 3. Johnson, Ludwigsb.2.0 
 4. Hill, Alba2.0 
 5. Marzette, Kataja B.2.0 
 6. Buterleviciu., Juven.1.8 
 7. Bartolo, Telekom .1.8 
 8. Bruinsma, Groni.1.7 
 9. Walkup, Ludwigsb.1.6 
 10. Kennedy, Pinar K.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Simon BIRGANDER
  Joventut
  (211-F/C-97)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Birgander, Joventut2.3 
 2. Parks, Telekom Bsk1.8 
 3. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.1.5 
 4. Sears, Ludwigsburg1.3 
 5. Hezekiah, Kataja B.1.3 
 6. Barber, Benfica1.3 
 7. Huolila, Kataja B.1.0 
 8. Gamble, Telekom .1.0 
 9. Fonseca, Benfica0.8 
 10. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
Player of the Week

 Gediminas Orelik
  Umana VE
  ( 199-G/F-90 )
  
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