#1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92, currently plays in Baltic League). He led his Lithuanian team Siauliai to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Sakalai (1-5) 92-74 in the Baltic League in Wednesday night's game.
Liutych recorded 12 points in 31 minutes on the court.
BC Siauliai (4-2) is placed second in group H.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the Baltic League Top 16. So now every game will be critical.
Liutych has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 58.7%(44-75), 3FGP: 37.1% and FT: 70.3% in the 15 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Belarusian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL. Parakhouski could not help Olin Edirne (4-15) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Olin Edirne was defeated 69-59 at home by the much higher-ranked Galatasaray (#4).
Parakhouski recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks.
Parakhouski is currently seventh on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (first place).
He has very reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.3apg, 1.8bpg, 2FGP: 65.4%(100-153) and FT: 50.7%.
Parakhouski 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). He contributed to an Unics Kazan's victory against the tenth-ranked Azovmash (2-13) 78-71 in the VTB United League on Sunday night.
Veremeenko scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Unics Kazan (11-4) is placed first in group A.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
It's Veremeenko's fifth season with the team.
This year he averages: 8.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2FGP: 59.7%(40-67) and FT: 86.5% in the 14 games.
Veremeenko has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian.
He played for the Belarusian national team six years ago.
#4. Small forward Mikita Meshcharakou (202-88, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) was not able to help AcegasAps TR (8-11) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Meshcharakou's very good performance AcegasAps TR was defeated 94-88 on their home court in Trieste by the second-ranked Tuscany Pistoia.
He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Meshcharakou also added 6 rebounds.
It's Meshcharakou's first season with the team.
His overall stats this year are: 9.3ppg and 4.4rpg.
Meshcharakou is also Belarusian national team player.
#5. An experienced former international center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington, currently plays in Lithuania) was the major contributor in Mazeikiai's victory against the 15th-ranked Ezerunas-Karys (10-24) crushing them 86-55 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) last Friday.
He scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes.
Mazeikiai (27-7) is placed first in the NKL.
The Regular Season already ended.
This year Kojenets has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg and 4.1rpg in the 32 games.
He used to play for the Belarusian national team
four years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Belarusian passport but never been selected to any of Belarusian national teams:
#1.Vladi Yeremishin (201-F/C-84, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (6-12) crushing them 97-70 in the Israeli National League (second division) on Tuesday night.
Yeremishin scored 6 points.
Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan (10-8) is placed seventh in the National League.
Yeremishin's overall stats this season are: 3.3ppg and 2.1rpg.
He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Israeli.
Despite Yeremishin's Belarusian passport, he previously played for the Israeli university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Belarusian team.
#2.Yivgeni Lioutrine (200-C-88, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Elitzur Yavne in a victory against the closely-ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (10-8) 83-78 in the Israeli National League (second division) in Tuesday night's game.
Lioutrine scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 12 minutes.
Elitzur Yavne (13-5) is placed fourth in the National League.
This year Lioutrine's overall stats are: 7.5ppg and 4.1rpg in the 18 games he played so far.
He is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Israeli.
#3.Igor Suhinin, who plays in the Russian Superleague (second division) could not help Planeta-Universitet Ukhta (6-14) to beat Ural Ekaterinburg (15-4). Suhinin cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones.
He recorded only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Planeta-Universitet Ukhta was defeated 66-58 on the road by the second-ranked Ural Ekaterinburg.
It was Planeta-Universitet Ukhta's sixth consecutive loss in a row.
Suhinin's overall stats this season are: 5.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg.
Tsmoki-Minsk beat Nevezis for first pre-season win - 23 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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