#1. This week's number one is an international center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL. He could not help Olin Edirne (3-9) in their last game. Despite Parakhouski's very good performance Olin Edirne lost 62-74 at home to the higher-ranked (#7) Mersin.
He was the top scorer with 25 points. Parakhouski also added 9 rebounds and made 4 blocks in 31 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was Olin Edirne's third consecutive loss in a row.
Parakhouski is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.6bpg.
He also averaged so far 11.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 62.1%(59-95) and FT: 44.7% in the 12 games he played so far.
Parakhouski is currently a member of the Belarusian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international small forward Mikita Meshcharakou (202-88, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Italy). He led AcegasAps TR to a victory against the 12th-ranked Prima Veroli (4-8) 81-67 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday.
Meshcharakou recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds; not bad, considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. Acegas Aps Trieste (7-4) is placed sixth in the Lega2.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
This season Meshcharakou averages: 8.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 39.7%, 3FGP: 31.8% and FT: 85.0%.
He is in the roster of the Belarusian senior national team.
#3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, currently plays in VTB United League). Veremeenko contributed to an Unics Kazan's victory against the ninth-ranked PGE Turow (2-7) 69-64 in the VTB United League on Sunday night.
He scored 7 points in 20 minutes.
Unics Kazan (7-2) is placed second in group A.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
It's Veremeenko's fifth season with the team.
This year Veremeenko's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2FGP: 63.6%(28-44) and FT: 86.2% in the nine games.
He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian.
Veremeenko played for the Belarusian national team five years ago.
#4. Shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to help Siauliai (5-4) in their game against Juventus (5-5) in the Lithuanian LKL.
He scored 9 points.
But Siauliai was edged 86-83 on the road by the lower-ranked Juventus (#7).
Liutych's total stats this season are: 7.8ppg and 4.5rpg.
He is also Belarusian national team player.
#5. An experienced former international center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington, currently plays in Lithuania), who plays in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) was not able to secure a victory for Mazeikiai (17-5) in their last game. Despite Kojenets' good performance Mazeikiai lost 68-76 on the opponent's court to the league outsider (#18) Gargzdai-Bremena.
He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Kojenets also added 5 rebounds in only a mere 13 minutes.
They ended the series of seven consecutive victories.
It's Kojenets' first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg and 3.9rpg in the 20 games.
Kojenets used to play for the Belarusian national team
three years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Belarusian passport but never been selected to any of Belarusian national teams:
#1.Valentin Yurchyk (207-F-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia could not help BC Nizhny Novgorod (4-5) to beat Zalgiris (8-1). He did not beat the league record on Monday evening.
Yurchyk scored only 2 points.
The sixth-placed BC Nizhny Novgorod was badly defeated 76-58 on the road by the leading Zalgiris in the group B of VTB United League.
It was BC Nizhny Novgorod's third consecutive loss in a row.
This season Yurchyk averages just 2.0ppg.
He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian.
#2.Sergey Karpov (200-F-80, currently plays in Russia) was not able to help Sojuz Zaretchny (2-10) in their game against TEMP-SUMZ Revda (6-6) in the Russian Superlaegue (second division).
Karpov scored 9 points in only 10 minutes.
But Sojuz Zaretchny lost 64-75 in Revda to the higher-ranked (#9) TEMP-SUMZ.
It was Sojuz Zaretchny's seventh consecutive loss in a row.
This year Karpov's total stats are: 6.8ppg and 1.5rpg in the 11 games he played so far.
He is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Russian.
Tsmoki-Minsk beat Nevezis for first pre-season win - 22 days ago
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Nevezis - Tsmoki-Minsk 69:85 Tsmoki-Minks are currently in Lithuania holding the training camp. The Belarusian champions opened their preparations for the upcoming season with a test clash versus Nevezis. The visitors claimed a comfortable victory. Laimonas Kisielius (203-F-85, college: William & Mary) posted 20 points to lead the winners. Tsmoki-Minsk eked out a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap at 3-point mark at halftime 45:42. Tsmoki-Minsk held Nevezis to 16 point... [read more]
Nevezis - Tsmoki-Minsk 69:85
Tsmoki-Minks are currently in Lithuania holding the training camp. The Belarusian champions opened their preparations for the upcoming season with a test clash versus Nevezis. The visitors claimed a comfortable victory. Laimonas Kisielius (203-F-85, college: William & Mary) posted 20 points to lead the winners. Tsmoki-Minsk eked out a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap at 3-point mark at halftime 45:42. Tsmoki-Minsk held Nevezis to 16 points in the third term to open a 7-point lead. Tsmoki-Minsk limited the hosts to 11 points in the fourth quarter and rallied to a comfortable win. Nemanja Milosevic (204-PF-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) provided 18 points, while Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) added 16 points for the winners. Jermaine Love-Roberts (188-G-89, college: Ill.-Springfield) responded with 20 points for Nevezis. Ivan Smiljanic (199-F-89, agency: Octagon Europe) had 16 points in the loss.
BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year-old Belorussian international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-90, agency: TPA). He played last season at Tsmoki-Minsk (Belarus-Premier League) and averaged 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg in 25 games of VTB League. Besides, he played in FIBA Europe Cup and made 3.7ppg and 1.3rpg in 11 games. He helped his team to win Belorussian National Cup and Belorussian Premier League. In season 2014/2015 he recorded adorable statistics fo... [read more]
BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year-old Belorussian international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-90, agency: TPA). He played last season at Tsmoki-Minsk (Belarus-Premier League) and averaged 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg in 25 games of VTB League. Besides, he played in FIBA Europe Cup and made 3.7ppg and 1.3rpg in 11 games. He helped his team to win Belorussian National Cup and Belorussian Premier League. In season 2014/2015 he recorded adorable statistics for Tsmoki-Minsk in 3 different tournaments: 6.5ppg, 2.5rpg with FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 70.7% in 26 games of VTB League, 13.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 77.4%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 86.7% in 7 games of Belorussian Premier League and 9.8ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 57.1%, FT: 79.2% in 6 games of EuroChallenge. He also helped them to win Belorussian National Cup and Belorussian Premier League. Liutych has been also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. He has been playing for Belorussian national team from 2014 and has become integral part of the roster. He was the main scorer of Belarus on the qualification tournament to Eurobasket-2015. Player recorded 15.7ppg with FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 71.0% in 6 games. He is also taking part in qualification tournament to Eurobasket-2017, which occurs at the moment, and even played 1 game, where he made 11pts and 8reb. His new team Kalev/Cramo is the strongest Estonian team. They won Estonian League 6 times in the last 8 years and previous season they make the double - they won Estonian League and Estonian Cup. In the same time they are regular participant of VTB League, one of the strongest regular league in Europe, so next year Vitali Liutych will play against his previous team Tsmoki-Minsk, which is also member of this tournament. Kalev/Cramo also will play in Eurocup next season and it will be the second appearance in this tournament (the first was in season 2013/2014). The coach of Kalev/Cramo is Alar Varrak, who 8 years stays on this position and is one of creators of Estonian club's success.
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