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Play-Off bracket1
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
Qualifying Round 2. Opening Leg - Sep 24, 2017


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Coty Clarke
Avtodor - Mornar Bar 88-70

Avtodor cruised past Mornar Bar in the opener. The game was mostly controlled by Avtodor. Mornar Bar managed to win third quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Avtodor dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Mornar Bar's 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Mornar Bar's players. It was a great evening for American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import guard Branden Frazier (190-92, college: Fordham) helped adding 13 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was guard Nemanja Vranjes (187-88) with 24 points and American forward Karviar Shepherd (211-95, college: TCU) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Mornar Bar's coach let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Avtodor: C.Clarke 21+5reb+7ast, B.Frazier 13+3reb+4ast, M.Sheleketo 11+5reb, A.Klimenko 11+1reb+2ast, E.Morris 9+3reb+4ast, I.Hummer 7+2reb+1ast
Mornar Bar: N.Vranjes 24+1reb, B.Bakic 13+4reb+2ast, K.Shepherd 10+9reb+2ast, D.Needham 9+1reb+4ast, S.Micovic 6+7reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 575690


Joventut - Kataja Basket 75-79

Kataja Basket shocked Joventut in Badalona in the opening leg. Joventut was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 24-16 charge of Joensuun Kataja, which allowed them to win the game. Joensuun Kataja made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American point guard Damier Pitts (177-89, college: Marshall, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 assists. His fellow American import swingman Wesley Saunders (196-93, college: Harvard) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Pitts is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (215-86, college: Tulsa) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Xabier Lopez-Arostegui (198-97) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Joventut. Joventut's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: D.Pitts 18+4reb+5ast, A.Marzette 11+4reb+2ast, W.Saunders 11+7reb+3ast, I.Seppala 11+3reb+1ast, T.Huolila 10+6reb, M.Hezekiah 8+1reb
Joventut: J.Jordan 15+8reb, S.Birgander 12+5reb, O.Gudul 10+2reb, N.Dimitrijevic 9+2reb+2ast, X.Lopez-Arostegui 9+6reb+2ast, P.Richard 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 575697


Tsmoki-Minsk - Budivelnyk 69-64

Tsmoki-Minsk held off Budivelnyk in the Belarusian capital to take a 5-point lead before the return leg. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Strangely Budivelnyk outrebounded Tsmoki-Minsk 35-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward David Kravish (208-92, college: California) who led the winners and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian-Bosnian point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88) accounted for 10 points and 9 assists for the winning side. Four Tsmoki-Minsk players scored in double figures. Artur Drozdov (199-80) came up with 16 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) added 7 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for Budivelnyk in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk: D.Kravish 17+9reb, A.Kudrautsau 13+2reb+1ast, M.Meshcharakou 11+3reb+3ast, F.Adamovic 10+1reb+9ast, C.Czerapowicz 8+3reb, D.Paliashchuk 5+1reb+1ast
Budivelnyk: A.Drozdov 16+9reb+3ast, M.Anisimovas 12+5reb, H.Dugat 11+1reb+2ast, B.Fields 7+6reb+9ast, R.Otverchenko 6+2reb+1ast, K.Bristol 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 575696


Groningen - Bakken 78-80

Bakken upset Groningen in Netherlands to step closer to the Third Qualifying Round. Groningen trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 25-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-80 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was Senegalese center Michel Diouf (208-89) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds. American-Trinidad and Tobago forward Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) chipped in 22 points. Four Bakken players scored in double figures. Bakken's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Brandyn Curry (187-91, college: Harvard) who recorded 15 points and American-Dutch swingman Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively.
Top scorers:
Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 22+2reb+1ast, J.Crockett 14+7reb+1ast, M.Diouf 14+16reb+1ast, A.Darboe 13+2reb+4ast, D.Wiggins 7+2reb+1ast, S.Berg 4+1reb+1ast
Groningen: B.Curry 15+3reb+3ast, S.Cunningham 10+1reb+2ast, J.Dourisseau 10+6reb+3ast, S.Domingo 10+3reb+1ast, E.Bruinsma 10+8reb, A.Slagter 9+3reb+7ast
gschID: 575695


Ludwigsburg - UBT Cluj Napoca 78-72

Ludwigsburg beat UBT Cluj Napoca at home court. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But UBT Cluj Napoca won third quarter 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. EnBW Ludwigsburg dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to UBT Cluj Napoca's 26. They outrebounded UBT Cluj Napoca 42-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Dwayne Evans (201-92, college: St.Louis) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Johannes Thiemann (204-94) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Liberian guard Lasan Kromah (198-91, college: Connecticut) who recorded 20 points and American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four UBT Cluj Napoca players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Ludwigsburg: D.Evans 17+11reb, J.Thiemann 14+7reb+3ast, K.Johnson 13+1reb+3ast, D.McCray 8+3reb+2ast, E.Cook 6+2reb, A.Waleskowski 6+6reb+2ast
UBT Cluj Napoca: L.Kromah 20+3reb+2ast, G.Watson 12+5reb+3ast, Z.Sakic 10+7reb+2ast, V.Kariniauskas 10+1reb+2ast, A.Olah 8+4reb+1ast, R.Torok 3
gschID: 575694


Antwerp - N.Novgorod 90-87

Antwerp survived a tough test versus visiting Nizhny Novgorod to snatch a narrow win in the opener. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Antwerp Giants made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Hans Vanwijn (205-95) who scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Paris Lee (183-95, college: Illinois St., agency: Interperformances) chipped in 9 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-89, agency: BeoBasket) who recorded 23 points and 8 rebounds and Aleksandr Zakharov (203-93) added 24 points respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: H.Vanwijn 17+8reb+2ast, Y.Schoepen 11+3reb, A.Marelja 11+3reb, T.Kalinoski 9+1reb, D.Dudzinski 9+6reb+2ast, D.Donkor 9+1reb+2ast
N.Novgorod: A.Zakharov 24+2reb, S.Jelovac 23+8reb+1ast, I.Strebkov 16+2ast, A.Komolov 8+2reb+1ast, I.Popov 6+3reb+1ast, V.Panin 4+6reb
gschID: 575693


Benfica - Lukoil Acad. 82-91

Lukoil ensured a strong start to their Qualifying Round 2 campaign as they stormed past Benfica in Lisbon. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Benfica won third quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Acad. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. American-Italian point guard Anthony Raffa (185-89, college: Co.Carolina) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Lukoil Acad. players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Antywane Robinson (203-84, college: Temple) who recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Nuno Oliveira (186-89) added 11 points and 7 assists respectively. Benfica's coach gave the chance to play for eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Acad.: K.Clanton 26+12reb+1ast, B.Wesley 15+5reb+1ast, A.Raffa 12+5reb+5ast, D.Pepper 12+2reb+3ast, J.Knox 8+2reb+1ast, P.Ivanov 8+2ast
Benfica: A.Robinson 19+7reb+2ast, R.Barber 13+2reb, N.Oliveira 11+2reb+7ast, T.Barroso 9, J.Silva 7+1reb, C.Andrade 6+2ast
gschID: 575692


Kalev/Cramo - Alba 78-71

Kalev/Cramo topped Alba Fehervar in Tallinn today. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 38-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kalev/Cramo outrebounded Alba 45-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Janari Joesaar (198-93, college: UTRGV, agency: 3Eye) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Dutch center Thomas vanderMars (208-90, college: Portland) chipped in 9 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Alandise Harris (198-90, college: Arkansas, agency: Diamond Sports) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: J.Joesaar 22+9reb+2ast, E.Keedus 11+3reb, K.Kangur 9+3reb+5ast, T.vanderMars 9+11reb, C.Simmons 8+7reb, M.Mazeika 8+3reb+3ast
Alba: P.Lorant 16+11reb+1ast, A.Harris 14+6reb+2ast, K.Hill 11+1reb+5ast, E.Macon 9+5reb, A.Keller 8+5reb, D.Fenner 6+4reb
gschID: 575691


  




Waverly
Austin
Nymburk Bring in Waverly Austin on Try-Out - 28 minutes ago
Czech champions CEZ Basketball Nymburk recently announced that Head Coach Ronen Ronen Ginzburg would step aside from club duties to focus on the Men's Senior National Team and that assistant Oren Amiel would take over as head coach of the Lions. In addition to this change of coaches, the club also said goodbye to Hunter Mickelson (208-F-92, college: Kansas) who played sparingly for the club and left for Legia Warsaw in the Polish PKL (where he will team with former Pardubice wing Joby Wal...   [read more]

Andrew
Rautins
Banvit adds Rautins to their roster - 39 minutes ago
Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) added to their roster 31-year old Canadian ex-international guard Andrew Rautins (193-86kg-86, college: Syracuse). He was tested by Toronto Raptors in the NBA, but was not approved after all. Rautins also spent pre-season at Tofas earlier that year. In 2010 he was drafted by New York Knicks (NBA) in second round (38th overall). Rautins attended Syracuse University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite l...   [read more]

Darrin
Dorsey
Chalon lands Darrin Dorsey, ex Usak - 1 day ago
ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) tabbed 30-year old American point guard Darrin Dorsey (188-86kg-87, college: Dakota Wesleyan, agency: 3Eye). He already started the season at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In two games he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg this season. The last season Dorsey played at ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale where in 35 ProA games he had 14.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.6spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Euro...   [read more]


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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 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. Punter, Rosa19.0 
 3. Hill, Alba17.0 
 4. Kennedy, Pinar K.17.0 
 5. Joesaar, Kalev/Cr.16.0 
 6. Marzette, Kataja B.15.3 
 7. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.15.0 
 8. Evans, Ludwigsburg14.8 
 9. Robinson, Benfica14.5 
 10. Curry, Groningen14.5 
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. Bartolo, Telekom .8.0 
 5. Jones, Pinar K.8.0 
 6. Suton, Estudiantes7.5 
 7. Saunders, Kataja B.7.3 
 8. Birgander, Joventut7.3 
 9. Vanwijn, Antwerp7.3 
 10. Koenis, Groningen7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Omar-Sharif COOK
  Estudiantes
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Cook, Estudiantes7.0 
 2. Waters, Pinar K.7.0 
 3. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo6.0 
 4. Ireland, Juventus6.0 
 5. Curry, Groningen5.8 
 6. Raffa, Lukoil Acad.5.8 
 7. Pitts, Kataja B.5.3 
 8. Sanders, Benfica5.3 
 9. Slagter, Groningen5.0 
 10. Oliveira, Benfica4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Omar-Sharif COOK
  Estudiantes
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cook, Estudiantes3.0 
 2. Robinson, Avtodor2.2 
 3. Curry, Groningen2.2 
 4. Hill, Alba2.0 
 5. Sokolowski, Rosa2.0 
 6. Marzette, Kataja B.2.0 
 7. Johnson, Ludwigsb.2.0 
 8. Bartolo, Telekom .1.8 
 9. Buterleviciu., Juven.1.8 
 10. Bruinsma, Groni.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Simon BIRGANDER
  Joventut
  (211-F/C-97)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Birgander, Joventut2.3 
 2. Brown, Estudiantes2.0 
 3. Arteaga, Estudian.1.8 
 4. Parks, Telekom Bsk1.8 
 5. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.1.5 
 6. Barber, Benfica1.3 
 7. Hezekiah, Kataja B.1.3 
 8. Sears, Ludwigsburg1.3 
 9. Huolila, Kataja B.1.0 
 10. Gamble, Telekom .1.0 
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