#1. This week's number one is an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain). He led Gescrap BB to a victory against the 14th-ranked CB Canarias (6-11) 78-70 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game.
Hervelle scored 13 points, grabbed 8 boards, passed 3 assists and added 4 steals in 31 minutes on the court.
Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (11-6) is placed fifth in the ACB.
This year Hervelle averages: 8.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 61.0%(61-100), 3FGP: 12.5% and FT: 79.3% in the 17 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jonathan Tabu (190-85, currently plays in Italy). Tabu contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked SAIE3 BO (6-9) 79-64 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday.
He scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists.
Mapooro Cantu (11-4) is placed fourth in the SerieA.
It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
Tabu has relatively good stats this season: 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 48.1%, 3FGP: 45.0% and FT: 88.9%.
He is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.
#3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Van Rossom could not help CAI Zaragoza (10-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance CAI Zaragoza was defeated in an overtime 93-88 on the road by the much lower-ranked Blancos de Rueda (#13).
Van Rossom scored 12 points and added 5 assists.
Van Rossom's overall stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.1apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 56.9%(29-51), 3FGP: 45.0% and FT: 84.0%.
He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.
#4. Center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84, currently plays in Poland) led Polpharma to a victory over the closely-ranked AZS Koszalin (9-7) crushing them 96-73 in the Polish TBL last Saturday.
Lichodzijewski was MVP of the game. He recorded 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes.
SKS Polpharma-Pakmet Starogard Gd. (7-9) is placed eighth in the TBL.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
It's Lichodzijewski's first season with the team.
This year Lichodzijewski's overall stats are: 8.0ppg and 4.3rpg in the 12 games.
He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Polish.
Lichodzijewski used to play for the Belgian national team
back in 2008.
#5. Former U20 international swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-17) in their game against Sheffield One Health Sharks (7-10) in the British BBL.
Hulsen recorded 9 points and added 5 assists in 27 minutes.
But the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers was crushed 99-64 in Sheffield by the higher-ranked (#7) One Health Sharks.
So far Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost all seventeen games in the Regular Season.
This year Hulsen has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.9apg in the 16 games.
He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team
four years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Belgian passport but never been selected to any of Belgian national teams:
#1.Tyler Haws (196-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) led BYU to an easy victory against the Santa Clara University (1-3) 82-64 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
Haws scored 24 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 35 minutes.
The Brigham Young University has 4-0 conference record this season.
So far his team won all four games in the conference.
It's Haws' fourth year with the team.
This season he has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg in the 15 games he played so far.
#2. Experienced Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Fileni BPA Jesi (5-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Fileni BPA Jesi was defeated 79-72 on the road by the higher-ranked AcegasAps TR (#7).
Hoover was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 3 assists.
This season Hoover has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.1apg and 2.0spg.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely Hoover has never played in Belgium.
#3.Ronrico White (190-PG-92, currently studies in the States) led Chattanooga to a victory against the The Citadel (0-4) 70-65 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game.
He recorded 11 points in 29 minutes.
The Univ.of Tennessee - Chattanooga has 2-2 conference record this season.
This year White has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.1apg and 2.0spg in the 14 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely White has never played in Belgium.
#4.Ruphin Tshiabu Kayembe (200-F-92, currently plays in Slovenia) managed to help KK Maribor Messer to win against the league outsider Polzela (0-11) 95-86 in the Slovenian Telemach League last Saturday.
He scored only 1 points.
KK Maribor Messer (9-2) is placed first in the Telemach League.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
Tshiabu Kayembe's total stats this season are: 0.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian.
#5. best in steals.
He has very reliable stats this season: 11.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.1apg and 2.6spg.
Jones is another player who holds two passports: Belgian and Luxembourg.
#6.Julien Rahier (193-G-83, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to help Starwings in their game against Monthey in the Swiss LNA.
He scored 5 points in 26 minutes.
His team was crushed by 26 points 109-83.
This year Rahier's total stats are: 9.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg in the four games.
Belgium squeeze past Poland in Anwil - 14 hours ago
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Poland - Belgium 55:58 Belgium advanced into the title game at the Anwil Basketball Challenge international friendly tournament. Jean Salumu (193-F-90) scored 18 points to lead the Lions. Poland jumped to a 16:13 lead ten minutes into the game. They held Belgium to just 7 points in the second frame to secure a 10-point halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter as Poland entered the fourth frame by 10 points. But Belgium triggered a decisive 21:8 run in the fin... [read more]
Poland - Belgium 55:58
Belgium advanced into the title game at the Anwil Basketball Challenge international friendly tournament. Jean Salumu (193-F-90) scored 18 points to lead the Lions. Poland jumped to a 16:13 lead ten minutes into the game. They held Belgium to just 7 points in the second frame to secure a 10-point halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter as Poland entered the fourth frame by 10 points. But Belgium triggered a decisive 21:8 run in the final ten minutes to snatch the victory. Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85) had 11 points, while Loic Schwartz (197-G/F-92) contributed 8 points for the visitors. Adam Waczynski (199-G/F-89) answered with 12 points for Poland. Aleksander Czyz (201-PF-90, college: Nevada) netted 9 points in the loss.
Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Scooore League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American power forward Jon Horford (208-113kg-91, college: Florida). He played most recently at Canton Charge (D-League) in the U.S. In 35 games he recorded 4.5ppg and 6.8rpg last season. Horford helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Central Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He was called during the season by the Milwaukee Bucks. Horford has trie... [read more]
Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Scooore League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American power forward Jon Horford (208-113kg-91, college: Florida). He played most recently at Canton Charge (D-League) in the U.S. In 35 games he recorded 4.5ppg and 6.8rpg last season. Horford helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Central Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He was called during the season by the Milwaukee Bucks. Horford has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015. His team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2014. Horford has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep. and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco). He attended University of Florida until 2015 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Three teams involved in the next Basketball Champions League (BCL) and hosting squad Basic-Fit Brussels with their four new recruits Chris Dowe (193-G/F-91, college: Bellarmine), Jeremy Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89, college: Charleston), Chavaughn Lewis (196-G/F-93, college: Marist) and Augustas Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) will participate in the Brussels European Tournament 2016 to be held at Complexe sportif in Neder-Over-Heembeek on Sep. 14th and 15th. Scooore! League 2016 title owni... [read more]
It should be a nice occasion for Belgian basketball fans to attend high-level basketball games at the Complexe sportif in Neder-over-Heembeek, in the Brussels area. Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt will most probably come to the Belgian capital with their new German center Daniel Mayr (217-C-95), arriving from Bayern Munich, and their Canadian guard Philip Scrubb (190-G-92), who previously played for AEK Athens. KK Cibona VIP Zagreb, the club of former superstar Drazen Petrovic and many other Yugoslav legends like Kresimir Cosic or Danko Cvjeticanin, should also come to Brussels with an impressive roster, including Zagreb-born Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88, agency: BeoBasket) who just returns from Rio where he played for Croatia in the Olympics as well as Emir Sulejmanovic (204-F/C-95) who has been included on the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team this summer.
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