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Euromillions League Standings
 1. Oostende 22-4 
 2. Antwerp 17-9 
 3. Brussels 16-10 
 4. Kangoeroes 14-12 
 5. Aalstar 14-13 
 6. Limburg United 13-13 
 7. Spirou 12-14 
 8. Mons-Hainaut 10-16 
 9. Leuven 7-19 
 10. Liege 6-21 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
Top Division I Standings
 1. Gent Hawks 19-4 
 2. Oxaco 18-6 
 3. Gembo BBC 17-6 
 4. Waregem 17-7 
 5. Houthalen 15-10 
 6. Soba 12-12 
 7. Royal Brussels 11-13 
 8. Giants B 11-15 
 9. Ninane 10-14 
 10. Melsele 9-15 
 11. Gistel Oostende 9-15 
 12. Ieper 8-17 
 13. Ekeren 6-17 
 14. RPC Anderlecht 6-17 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
Top Division II Standings
Group A
 1. Spirou B 22-1 
 2. Oostkamp 18-4 
 3. Sijsele 17-5 
 4. Falco Gent 11-10 
 5. Lambusart 10-12 
 6. Courtrai CB 10-13 
 7. Latem-De Pinte 10-13 
 8. Vilvoorde 10-13 
 9. Woluwe 10-13 
 10. NBC Alsavin 9-14 
 11. CEP Fleurus 8-15 
 12. Wevelgem 5-17 
Group B
 1. Tongeren 16-7 
 2. Geel 15-8 
 3. Lommel 15-8 
 4. Comblain 14-9 
 5. Willebroek 12-12 
 6. Kontich 11-12 
 7. Bornem 10-13 
 8. Guco Lier 10-13 
 9. Hasselt 9-14 
 10. Sainte Walburge 8-15 
 11. Aarschot 6-17 
 12. Pepinster B 6-17 
Last:3/14/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Clark, Antwerp17.6 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar15.8 
 4. Miller-M., Leuven15.8 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.2 
 6. Simpson, Liege14.8 
 7. Channels, Kango.13.8 
 8. Troisfontain., Aalst.13.8 
 9. Ware, Antwerp13.7 
 10. Ubel, Brussels13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.0 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.2 
 3. Fields, Liege6.7 
 4. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 5. Badji, Kangoeroes6.5 
 6. Ubel, Brussels6.5 
 7. Ware, Antwerp6.5 
 8. Simmons, Brussels6.3 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .6.2 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.7 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.2 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.8 
 5. Marnegrave, Spirou4.5 
 6. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.1 
 7. Anderson, Limburg .4.1 
 8. Clark, Antwerp4.0 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Hertay, Liege3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Miller-M., Leuven2.0 
 2. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 3. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 5. Billbury, Leuven1.4 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 8. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 9. Simpson, Liege1.3 
 10. Clark, Antwerp1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 3. Fields, Liege1.1 
 4. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Boukichou, Oostende1.0 
 6. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 7. Ware, Antwerp0.8 
 8. Bako, Leuven0.8 
 9. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 10. Samhan, Leuven0.6 
Player of the Week

 Pape Badji
  Kangoeroes
  ( 208-F/C-92 )
  

 Nick Celis
  Oxaco
  ( 196-G-88 )
  
Belgian men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 27 (Regular Season)

Antwerp Apr.2 Aalstar 54%
Brussels 68% Apr.2 Limburg Unit
Kangoeroes Apr.1 Oostende 71%
Mons-Hainaut 56% Apr.1 Spirou
Leuven 71% Apr.1 Liege
Next Round Schedule

Round 26 (Regular Season)

Royal Brusse 55% Apr.2 Houthalen
Waregem 53% Apr.1 Gembo BBC
Gent Hawks 81% Apr.1 Soba
Oxaco 89% Apr.1 Ekeren
Ieper 59% Apr.1 RPC Anderle
Ninane 70% Mar.31 Melsele
Giants B 51% Mar.31 Gistel Ooste
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
Hulsen's High Hopes - Jan 31, 2013


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JEFF KING
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Bottom of The BBL with a 0 -19 record, knocked out of The BBL Cup at the first time of asking and then losing in the 1st round of The BBL Trophy to Worthing Thunder and EBL side one league below who also hadn't won a game all season.

You'd be forgiven if you thought that there was not much joy to be had at Mersey Tigers these days. Less than two seasons after dominating the BBL scene the Liverpool based side have struggled along in the last couple of seasons barely surviving, but surviving they are and they're still in there fighting.

And there is some light for The Tigers in the shape and form of 22-year old Belgian, Gael Hulsen (193-G/F-90, agency: LBM Management). The 6' 4" shooting guard has been one of the few successes in Mersey's troubled season and he currently averages 11.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as well as shooting almost 40% from beyond the arc.

Having played for Belgium's under-16 and under-20's team and spending time learning his sport in his homeland the affable swingman got the opportunity to play abroad in The BBL this season and decided to take that opportunity. Life has been tough as he aims to make his way in the basketball world but despite the tough season he remains upbeat about the future.

Eurobasket caught up with Hulsen after his sides loss at the home of The BBL Champions Newcastle Eagles and started by asking him his thoughts on the game which ended 121 - 58 in favour of the home side with Hulsen top scoring for The Tigers with 17 points.

"It was a very bad night. This game was very complicated for us. We came with only seven players and our coach wasn't there either. It was not a good situation to go in to the game in. Newcastle are a very good team they had obviously prepared for the game well. Their defence was not what we are used to, they have put a lot of work in to their defence its easy to see that. They were too well prepared for us and we were not ready for them and it showed during the game."

Despite the result and his feelings, Hulsen was one of the few Tigers that did impress as he kept going for the full 40 minutes and added another double-figure night to his resume. So, despite the results he's still managing to put up some decent numbers in The BBL.

"I think I'm making a good job of my first year in The BBL despite the teams results. I think that I give my best every day that I can to be at the top level that I can. I think its a very good league and its a big opportunity for me to show my level. I think I'm on the good way and just need to continue to work hard to get to the best level I can."

"Tonight it was very difficult as immediately the game started Newcastle made a lot of shots and our heads went down a bit. Its very hard to keep going as we are very young and less mature and experienced as other teams so its difficult at times to keep our heads up and work till the end."

"I just try my best to be at my top level all of the time on and off court and I try to push the others but sometimes that's very difficult. We need to keep working. This is a five-year project from my team, we are trying to build something so we have to keep working. We don't need to think about now we need to think about the future, we need to be patient and we need to work more than everybody else."

Positive words from a young man that is not in the most positive of situations and a great credit to Hulsen that he can think that way and remain upbeat. So, how did Hulsen end up at Mersey?

"There was contact to me from the coach who knew me. We talked through the summer and then he proposed that I come across for a trial. I didn't even get to the end of the practise game and the coach called me across and said he was satisfied with what he saw and offered me a job."

"He told the players that I was our new player and I was immediately accepted by all the players. I have a lot of respect for them and they have a lot of respect for me. The fans seem to like me as well as I have a lot of support from them. I feel good with the Mersey Tigers, just trying to get a win and work hard. I'm excited to be with this group and they are very kind and good towards me."

So, what is Hulsen hoping for in the remaining weeks of the season?

"For sure I want to get a win. All the players want to get a win. When you play professional sport you have to try and be competitive all the time. We will try to get a win but we need to work hard and keep our heads up no matter what happens."

And what does the future hold for Gael Hulsen?

"I don't really know what the future holds. I want to continue to do the best job I can this season and the coach has already told me that they think they'd like to sign me for another year. I don't know yet as there may be other teams that might offer me something. I need to talk with my agent and look at the positive things as well as the negative things and consider all parts so I don't really know yet."

"The BBL is a very good league so I think if I can make a good job in the BBL then people can get a view of me and it would be good if I could stay in the BBL so I'll continue to work hard, give my best and hope to stay in the BBL."

Hulsen appears a very level-headed, intelligent young man with the operative word being young. With his attitude, team ethic and hard working commitment he can only get better and there's no doubting thats what he's aiming to do. Look out for him in the future as he has the drive and energy to make it in this sport.   




Dusan
Djordjevic
Euromillions League Round 26: Antwerp Giants lose to Oostende in the game between Top 4 teams - 16 hours ago
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Matt Lojeski
Matt Lojeski selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago
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Adam Hall
Top Division I Round 24: Royal Brussels beat Soba by one after a very close game - 6 days ago
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