#1. This week's number one is an international point guard Jonathan Tabu (190-85, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. He could not help Cantu (13-7) in their last game. Despite Tabu's good performance Cantu lost 65-69 on the road to the lower-ranked (#9) Enel Brindisi.
He was the top scorer with 14 points. Tabu also added 4 rebounds in 32 minutes on the court.
Tabu has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 48.1%, 3FGP: 41.9% and FT: 84.8% in the 20 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 Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain). Van Rossom led CAI Zaragoza to a victory over the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (13-9) 76-62 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday.
He was MVP of the game. Van Rossom recorded 17 points and added 3 passes.
CAI Zaragoza (13-9) is placed seventh in the ACB.
This season Van Rossom averages: 9.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 58.5%(38-65), 3FGP: 45.7%(37-81) and FT: 85.3%.
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 forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain). He managed to help Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket in a victory against the league outsider Lagun Aro GBC (4-18) 91-72 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday.
Hervelle recorded 5 points in 19 minutes.
Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (14-8) is placed fourth in the ACB.
This year Hervelle's overall stats are: 8.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 60.3%(73-121), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 82.4% in the 21 games.
He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.
#4. Point guard Retin Obasohan (185-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Alabama's victory against the Mississippi State University (2-12) 64-56 in the NCAA last Wednesday.
He scored only 4 points and had 5 steals.
The The University of Alabama has a solid 10-4 conference record this season.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Obasohan's first year with the team.
This season Obasohan has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.1apg.
He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Nigerian.
Obasohan is also Belgian U20 national team player.
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 a 2-point victory against the Utah State University (7-5) 70-68 in the NCAA on Tuesday night.
Haws scored 27 points (!!!) and had 3 steals in 36 minutes.
The Brigham Young University has a solid 9-5 conference record this season.
There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Haws' fourth year with the team.
This season his overall stats are: 9.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.0apg in the 22 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 (7-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Hoover's very good performance Fileni BPA Jesi was defeated in an overtime 94-90 on the road by the much higher-ranked Novipiu Casale (#3).
He was the second best scorer with 25 points. Hoover also added 4 passes.
This season Hoover has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.8apg and 1.7spg.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely Hoover has never played in Belgium.
#3.Ronrico White (190-PG-92, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Chattanooga (7-9) in their last game on Thursday. Despite White's good performance the Chattanooga (#28) was crushed 94-68 at home by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
He recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists (made all of his eight free throws).
There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
White's total stats this season are: 8.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.0apg.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely White has never played in Belgium.
#4.Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83, college: Tusculum, currently plays in France) led JA Vichy to a victory over the closely-ranked Souffelweyersheim (14-6) 60-51 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game.
He was the best player in that game. Tshomba scored 13 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 29 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. JA Vichy Val d'Allier Auvergne basket (16-5) is placed first in the NM1.
This year Tshomba has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.1apg in the 16 games.
#5.Ruphin Tshiabu Kayembe (200-F-92, currently plays in Slovenia) was not able to secure a victory for Maribor Messer (11-5) in their game against Helios (12-4) in the Slovenian Telemach League.
He recorded only 4 points in 7 minutes on the court.
Maribor Messer lost 73-82 on their home court in Maribor to the leading Helios.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
It's Tshiabu Kayembe's first season with the team.
This year Tshiabu Kayembe's total stats are: 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg in the six games.
He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian.
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.
Rilski inks Kelvin Parker, ex Verviers-Pep. - 16 hours ago
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Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) signed experienced 34-year old American point guard Kelvin Parker (184-85kg-82, college: Northwest Missouri State). He played last season at VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster in Belgian Top Division II, but left the team in Apr.'16. In 12 games he had 14.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg. The most of previous (2014-15) season Parker spent at Inter Bratislava in SBL where in 14 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.9apg and 2.2spg. He helped them to make it to the se... [read more]
Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) signed experienced 34-year old American point guard Kelvin Parker (184-85kg-82, college: Northwest Missouri State). He played last season at VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster in Belgian Top Division II, but left the team in Apr.'16. In 12 games he had 14.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg. The most of previous (2014-15) season Parker spent at Inter Bratislava in SBL where in 14 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.9apg and 2.2spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. Parker also played that season for Al Jaysh (D1) in Qatari league. In 14 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.9apg. Parker is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Parker has played previously professionally in Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart), Germany (Bayern Muenchen and Dragons Rhoendorf), Italy (Lighthouse Conad Trapani), Switzerland (Monthey and Geneve Lions), Norway (Asker Aliens) and PBL (Vermont FH). He attended Northwest Missouri State until 2004 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player. Parker could be described:
Physical & Mental: Very quick with good reflexes.
Ball Skills: Strong with the ball... Penetrates aggressively... Runs the floor well.
Offense: Good offensive player... Good shooter from range... Moves well without the ball... Sees the floor well.
Defense: Very good anticipation... Quick hands and feet... Reads the defensive floor well.
Game Knowledge: Will earn a coach's trust with his court vision on both ends of the floor.
Strengths: Effective when he blends in with a team set, as well as when he is asked to create on his own.
Opportunities for Improvement: Needs to continue to work on finishing off penetration.
Overall Comments: Needs to develop more of his game.
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