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First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
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Review of Opening Leg of Round of 16 - Mar 1, 2017


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Gani Lawal
Banco di Srd - Le Mans 79-63

Dinamo Sassari eased past Le Mans in the opening leg of Round of 16. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Banco di Srd's pressure prevailed and they won that period 27-12 extending their advantage to 16 points. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Banco di Srd players scored in double figures. Banco di Srd's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian guard Olivier Hanlan (193-93, college: Boston Coll.) answered with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Wilfried Yeguete (201-91, college: Florida, agency: BeoBasket) added 6 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Le Mans.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: O.Hanlan 15+5reb, R.Pearson 10+1reb+2ast, L.Konate 8+3reb+1ast, G.Watson 8+1reb+3ast, P.Cornelie 7+3reb+1ast, W.Yeguete 6+7reb+2ast
Banco di Srd: G.Lawal 19+9reb, D.Savanovic 13+7reb+1ast, D.Bell 11+3reb+4ast, R.Stipcevic 10+1reb+9ast, T.Lydeka 8+1reb, D.Lighty 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 537248


Umana VE - Scandone AV 53-49

Umana Venezia held off Scandone Avellino in the opener. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 13-4 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Umana Venezia dominated on the defensive end, holding Scandone AV to just 4 points in fourth quarter. It was a very good performance for American forward Jamelle Hagins (206-90, college: Delaware) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Tyrus McGee (188-91, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 10 points for the winners. Umana Venezia's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American-Liberian point guard Joe Ragland (182-89, college: Wichita St.) answered with 11 points and 7 assists and American forward Maarten Leunen (206-85, college: Oregon) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Scandone AV.
Top scorers:
Scandone AV: J.Ragland 11+4reb+7ast, L.Randolph 11+4reb, K.Fesenko 10+10reb, M.Leunen 9+8reb+3ast, A.Thomas 4+2reb+1ast, A.Zerini 2+3reb+3ast
Umana VE: H.Peric 11+3reb+1ast, T.McGee 10+4reb+3ast, J.Hagins 8+10reb+2ast, M.Ejim 6+5reb, M.Haynes 6+3reb+2ast, A.Filloy 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 537250


Ludwigsburg - Neptunas 73-61

Ludwigsburg topped Neptunas in the opening leg of the series. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 40-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American power forward Jack Cooley (206-91, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import Roderick Trice (185-84, college: S.Carolina) contributed with 15 points and 4 steals for the winners. EnBW Ludwigsburg's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Daniel Ewing (191-83, college: Duke, agency: Stealth Sport) answered with 14 points and 5 rebounds and forward Mindaugas Kacinas (201-93, college: S.Carolina) added 5 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Neptunas.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: D.Ewing 14+5reb+2ast, V.Sarakauskas 9+5reb+1ast, C.Lofton 7+2reb+2ast, M.Mazeika 7+1reb+2ast, J.Grant 6+4reb, A.Siksnius 6+4reb+2ast
Ludwigsburg: J.Cooley 19+12reb, R.Trice 15+3reb, K.Martin 9+2reb+2ast, D.Crawford 8+2reb, D.McCray 8+1reb, J.Thiemann 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 537247


Pinar Karsiyaka - Besiktas 75-70

Pinar Karsiyaka overcame Besiktas in all-Turkish clash in Round of 16. Besiktas were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-12 charge of Pinar Karsiyaka, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Besiktas outrebounded Pinar Karsiyaka 39-21 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Besiktas were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. Polish swingman Mateusz Ponitka (196-93) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American forward Earl Clark (208-88, college: Louisville) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Besiktas. Besiktas' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: V.Stimac 20+13reb+1ast, E.Clark 14+7reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 12+1reb+2ast, M.Roll 7+2reb+3ast, K.Weems 5+3reb+3ast, M.Thompson 4+1reb
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Green 25+5reb+3ast, M.Ponitka 22+4reb+1ast, D.Summers 10+6reb+1ast, J.Owens 10+6reb, B.Petway 4+2ast, J.Brown 4+6ast
gschID: 537246


Aris - ASVEL 67-67

Aris and ASVEL are tied after the first game of the series. Besiktas were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-12 charge of Pinar Karsiyaka, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Besiktas outrebounded Pinar Karsiyaka 39-21 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Besiktas were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. Polish swingman Mateusz Ponitka (196-93) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American forward Earl Clark (208-88, college: Louisville) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Besiktas. Besiktas' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: V.Stimac 20+13reb+1ast, E.Clark 14+7reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 12+1reb+2ast, M.Roll 7+2reb+3ast, K.Weems 5+3reb+3ast, M.Thompson 4+1reb
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Green 25+5reb+3ast, M.Ponitka 22+4reb+1ast, D.Summers 10+6reb+1ast, J.Owens 10+6reb, B.Petway 4+2ast, J.Brown 4+6ast
gschID: 537246


EWE Baskets - Banvit BK 82-82

EWE Baskets drew level with Banvit at home court. Besiktas were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-12 charge of Pinar Karsiyaka, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Besiktas outrebounded Pinar Karsiyaka 39-21 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Besiktas were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. Polish swingman Mateusz Ponitka (196-93) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American forward Earl Clark (208-88, college: Louisville) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Besiktas. Besiktas' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: V.Stimac 20+13reb+1ast, E.Clark 14+7reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 12+1reb+2ast, M.Roll 7+2reb+3ast, K.Weems 5+3reb+3ast, M.Thompson 4+1reb
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Green 25+5reb+3ast, M.Ponitka 22+4reb+1ast, D.Summers 10+6reb+1ast, J.Owens 10+6reb, B.Petway 4+2ast, J.Brown 4+6ast
gschID: 537246


AEK Athens - Monaco 69-68

AEK nipped Monaco in Athens in the opening leg. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 19-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. AEK Athens made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game, while Monaco only scored nine points from the stripe. AEK Athens had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Serbian-Greek Dusan Sakota (210-86, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and American-Georgian guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) accounted for 11 points. American-Bosnian guard Zack Wright (191-85, college: Central Mo.) came up with 11 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and Ukrainian swingman Sergii Gladyr (196-88, agency: BeoBasket) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Monaco in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Monaco: Z.Wright 11+4reb+7ast, J.Shuler 10+4reb+1ast, D.Bost 9+2reb+2ast, S.Gladyr 8+6reb+1ast, B.Ouattara 7+2reb+1ast, B.Davies 7+2reb+3ast
AEK Athens: D.Sakota 20+5reb+1ast, M.Dixon 11+2reb, R.Ukic 9+2reb+1ast, D.Mavroeidis 8+4reb, C.Elonu 5+6reb, L.Mavrokefalidis 4+6reb
gschID: 537244


PAOK - Iberostar Tener. 66-63

PAOK held off Iberostar Tenerife to build a narrow lead before the return leg. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 17-9 CB Canarias' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 66-63 at the end of the game. American power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Latvian swingman Zanis Peiners (203-90) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Canadian-Dutch forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) added 12 points respectively for lost side. CB Canarias' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Iberostar Tener.: A.Doornekamp 19+12reb+2ast, M.Grigonis 12+1reb+3ast, R.San Miguel 8+2reb+3ast, G.Bogris 6+1reb+1ast, W.Hanley 4+2reb, F.Vazquez 4+1reb
PAOK: Z.Peiners 15+5reb, K.Clanton 13+10reb+1ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 11+4reb+3ast, T.McFadden 9+4reb, V.Margaritis 8+2reb+1ast, A.Glyniadakis 4+3reb
gschID: 537245


  




Emanuel
Ubilla
Emanuel Ubilla (ex ZTE KK) joins Ventspils - 10 hours ago
BK Ventspils (LBL) agreed terms with 31-year old American (has also Puerto Rican passport) point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side). He played last season at Zalakeramia-ZTE KK in Hungarian A Division. In 45 games he had very impressive stats: 17.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 8.1apg (leader !!!) and 1.3spg. Ubilla helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 1st Team, All-Imports Team and t...   [read more]

Jonte
Flowers
Juventus tab Jonte Flowers, ex BC Timisoara - 1 day ago
Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) inked 32-year old American swingman Jonte Flowers (196-89kg-85, college: Winona State). He played most recently at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 13 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg last season. The previous (15-16) season Flowers played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A where in 27 games he had 14.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Among other achievements Flowers received Eur...   [read more]

Demetris
Morant
Eurobasket Summer League MVP Demetris Morant signs at Aris - 2 days ago
Aris Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Demetris Morant (206-95kg-92, college: FGCU, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played in the summer at Golden State in Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. In ESL games he recorded 10.5ppg and 7.9rpg. Morant just graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University and it will be his first season in pro basketb...   [read more]


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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick MINNERATH
  Avtodor
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Minnerath, Avtodor20.3 
 2. Smith, Khimik17.6 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken17.3 
 4. Theodore, Banvit BK16.2 
 5. Mullings, Kataja B.15.5 
 6. Brown, Pinar K.15.5 
 7. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.4 
 8. Cummings, Aris15.2 
 9. Vojvoda, Szolnok15.1 
 10. Baron, Neptunas14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.7 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks9.8 
 3. Stimac, Besiktas9.5 
 4. Auguste, Usak8.8 
 5. Anosike, Openjobm.8.5 
 6. Fesenko, Scandone.8.1 
 7. Ellis, Mornar Bar7.7 
 8. Petrov, Khimik7.4 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Mullings, Kataja B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.5 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.9 
 3. Reynolds, Cibona6.8 
 4. Frazier, Avtodor6.5 
 5. Kramer, EWE B.6.2 
 6. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 7. Mirkovic, Oradea5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.4 
 9. Diggs, Juventus5.4 
 10. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.3.3 
 2. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.5 
 3. McKissic, Usak2.4 
 4. Robertson, Fraport .2.4 
 5. Wright, Monaco2.2 
 6. Akoon-P., Bakken2.2 
 7. Harrison, Usak2.1 
 8. Kramer, EWE B.1.9 
 9. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 10. Green, Pinar K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.7 
 2. Galdikas, Juventus2.3 
 3. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 4. Simpson, CEZ N.1.5 
 5. Kulig, Banvit BK1.4 
 6. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.4 
 7. Cusin, Scandone AV1.3 
 8. Denison, Oradea1.3 
 9. Niang, Iberosta.1.2 
 10. Kaba, Mega Leks1.2 
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