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Scooore League Standings
 1. Aalstar 0-0 
 2. Antwerp 0-0 
 3. Brussels 0-0 
 4. Kangoeroes 0-0 
 5. Leuven 0-0 
 6. Liege 0-0 
 7. Limburg United 0-0 
 8. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 9. Oostende 0-0 
 10. Spirou 0-0 
Last:8/2/2016
Top Division I Standings
 1. Gembo BBC 4-0 
 2. Oxaco 4-0 
 3. Waregem 3-1 
 4. Gent Hawks 2-1 
 5. Ieper 2-2 
 6. Giants B 1-1 
 7. Gistel Oostende 1-1 
 8. Royal Brussels 1-1 
 9. Melsele 1-2 
 10. Soba 1-2 
 11. Ninane 1-3 
 12. Ekeren 1-3 
 13. Houthalen 1-3 
 14. RPC Anderlecht 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:9/25/2016
Top Division II Standings
Group A
 1. Latem-De Pinte 1-0 
 2. Oostkamp 1-0 
 3. Sijsele 1-0 
 4. Spirou B 1-0 
 5. Vilvoorde 1-0 
 6. Woluwe 1-0 
 7. CEP Fleurus 0-1 
 8. Courtrai CB 0-1 
 9. Falco Gent 0-1 
 10. Lambusart 0-1 
 11. NBC Alsavin 0-1 
 12. Wevelgem 0-1 
Group B
 1. Aarschot 1-0 
 2. Geel 1-0 
 3. Hasselt 1-0 
 4. Kontich 1-0 
 5. Tongeren 1-0 
 6. Comblain 0-0 
 7. Guco Lier 0-0 
 8. Bornem 0-1 
 9. Lommel 0-1 
 10. Pepinster B 0-1 
 11. Sainte Walburge 0-1 
 12. Willebroek 0-1 
Last:9/12/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Cedevita 0-0 
 2. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 3. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 4. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 4. Khimky 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 4. Unicaja 0-0 
 5. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 2. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 3. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 4. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 5. Valencia 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Brussels 0-0 
 3. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. Targu Mures 0-0 
 2. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 3. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Verviers.
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Madgen, Verviers.19.6 
 2. Vaughn, Ironi N.17.8 
 3. Taylor, Kangoeroes16.9 
 4. Baron, Spirou16.8 
 5. Gamble, Brussels16.6 
 6. Basabe, Antwerp16.5 
 7. Simpson, Kango.16.2 
 8. Morrison, Liege16.2 
 9. Murati, Leuven15.9 
 10. Anderson, Aalstar15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell WILLIAMS
  Partizan
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Williams, Partizan10.7 
 2. Larson, Liege9.0 
 3. Gamble, Brussels8.3 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar7.3 
 5. Basabe, Antwerp7.2 
 6. Mangano, Kango.7.0 
 7. Thomas, Limburg6.9 
 8. De Thaey, Aalstar6.6 
 9. Teague, Leuven6.4 
 10. Tumba, Spirou6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Ooste.
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Marnegrave, Ooste.5.0 
 2. Holcomb Faye, Verv.4.7 
 3. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.6 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.4 
 5. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.2 
 6. Simpson, Kango.4.1 
 7. Hertay, Liege4.1 
 8. Baron, Spirou3.9 
 9. Collins, O.Lavoro.3.6 
 10. Smith, Liege3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Lucky JONES
  Liege
  (198-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jones, Liege2.5 
 2. Hollins, Leuven1.9 
 3. Baron, Spirou1.6 
 4. Avila, Leuven1.6 
 5. Thomas, Limburg1.6 
 6. Gamble, Brussels1.5 
 7. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 8. Collins, O.Lavoro.1.4 
 9. Morrison, Liege1.4 
 10. Bosco, Mons-Hai.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian GAMBLE
  Brussels
  (207-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gamble, Brussels1.9 
 2. Tumba, Spirou1.4 
 3. Heath, Spirou1.0 
 4. Basabe, Antwerp1.0 
 5. Enobakhare, Vervie.0.8 
 6. Boukichou, Oosten.0.8 
 7. Mangano, Kango.0.7 
 8. Williams, Partizan0.7 
 9. Love, Limburg0.6 
 10. Vanwijn, Limburg0.6 
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Interviews
First Round Schedule
Antwerp 50% Oct.1 Kangoeroes
Aalstar 50% Oct.1 Brussels
Oostende 50% Oct.1 Mons-Hainaut
Leuven 50% Oct.1 Limburg Unit
Spirou 50% Oct.1 Liege
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

Ninane Oct.30 Royal Brusse 66%
Gistel Ooste 76% Oct.2 Ekeren
Gembo BBC 91% Oct.2 Houthalen
Waregem 68% Oct.1 Giants B
Gent Hawks 72% Oct.1 Melsele
RPC Anderle Oct.1 Soba 87%
Ieper Oct.1 Oxaco 78%
First Round Schedule
Group A
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Group B
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Fuenlabrada
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Group D
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
Check Full Games/Schedule
First Round Schedule
Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
Check Full Games/Schedule
Hulsen's High Hopes - Jan 31, 2013


POSTED BY:
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.
  




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