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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 12-2 
 2. Beroe 9-4 
 3. Akademik PL 9-4 
 4. Balkan 8-5 
 5. Rilski 7-7 
 6. Spartak Pleven 6-7 
 7. Cherno More 4-9 
 8. Yambol 3-10 
 9. Levski 2-12 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
Division Standings
East
 1. UE Varna 12-0 
 2. Cherno More 2 9-4 
 3. Shumen 8-5 
 4. Dolphin 7-6 
 5. Dunav 2016 4-9 
 6. Akademik Varna 2-10 
 7. Chernomorets 1-11 
West
 1. Chavdar 8-3 
 2. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 3. Vidabasket 7-4 
 4. Rilski 2 6-5 
 5. Akademik Sofia 5-6 
 6. CSKA 0-10 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 6-3 
 2 Beroe 6-3 
 3 Kozuv 4-5 
 4 Teodo Tivat 4-5 
 5 Bashkimi 4-5 
 6 Sigal Prishtina 3-6 
Group B
 1 Peja 6-3 
 2 Feni Industries 6-3 
 3 Sutjeska 5-4 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 4-5 
 5 SK Tirana 3-6 
 6 Trepca 3-6 
Last:1/19/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.0 
 2. Semple, Akademik.22.2 
 3. Ivanov, Levski20.3 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.8 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.8 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.9 
 8. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 9. Varbanov, Yambol16.1 
 10. Tsonkov, Cherno M.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.2 
 2. Shelton, Rilski9.7 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 5. Marincheshki, Spartak .8.8 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan8.8 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.7.9 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Daniels, Balkan6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.1 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.8 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Raley-Ross, Beroe5.2 
 6. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.4 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.1 
 3. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 8. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 9. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.4 
 4. Shelton, Rilski1.3 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 6. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 7. Doychinov, Levski0.9 
 8. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 9. Lekov, Levski0.7 
 10. Delic, Rilski0.7 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Semple
  Akademik PL
  ( 201-F-98-92 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

Beroe Jan.28 Lukoil Acad 51%
Levski Jan.28 Cherno More 53%
Spart.Pleven Jan.28 Akademik PL 58%
Yambol Jan.28 Balkan 79%
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
Next Round Schedule

Round 13 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bashkimi 64% Jan.24 Teodo Tivat
Kozuv 67% Jan.24 Sigal Prisht
Beroe 59% Jan.24 Kumanovo
Group B
Sutjeska 61% Jan.25 Trepca
Peja 81% Jan.25 SK Tirana
Karpos Sokol 53% Jan.25 Feni Industr
Jared Homan selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - May 1, 2012


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Bulgarians who are currently playing abroad.


Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.). Homan led Bayern Muenchen to a victory over the closely-ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (13-7) 86-73 in the German BBL last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Homan recorded 19 points and blocked 3 shots. FC Bayern Muenchen (22-12) is placed fifth in the BBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Homan's first season with the team. Homan is ranked fourth on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this season: 14.1ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4bpg, 2FGP: 47.3% and FT: 51.1%. Homan is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Homan played also for the Bulgarian national team in 2010. Strangely he has never played in Bulgaria.

Pero Antic
Pero Antic
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Pero Antic (210-82, agency: Beo Basket). Antic contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Panionios (14-10) 83-67 in a derby game in the Greek A1 on Tuesday night. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 19 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (23-1) is placed first in the A1. It was his team's 20th consecutive victory in a row. This year Antic averages: 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 2FGP: 55.1%(43-78), 3FGP: 30.8% and FT: 78.9% in the 26 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian. Despite Antic played previously for the FYR Macedonian national team, he played also for the Bulgarian national team in 2010.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by Beo Basket). Ivanov was the main contributor in a Fabi Shoes Montegranaro's victory against the closely-ranked Otto Caserta (12-18) 96-85 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Ivanov recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 11 rebounds. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (12-18) is placed 13th in the SerieA. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Ivanov is ranked third on the list of the best rebounders in the league. This season he has very good stats: 13.1ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 53.0%, 3FGP: 27.7% and FT: 69.6%. Despite Ivanov played previously for the FYR Macedonian national team, he is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team.

Kee Kee Clark
Kee Kee Clark
   #4. Point guard Kee Kee Clark (180-84, college: St.Peter's), who plays in the Italian SerieA could not help Umana Venezia (17-13) in their last game. Despite Clark's good performance Umana Venezia lost 61-72 at home to the lower-ranked (#10) Benetton Treviso. He was the top scorer with 13 points. Clark also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 31 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Clark has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg in the 29 games. Clark is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Clark is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #5. International swingman Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Kentucky), who plays in the Turkish TBL was not able to help Olin Edirne (8-22) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Videnov's very good performance Olin Edirne was badly defeated 72-56 on their home court in Edirne by the second-ranked Banvit BK. He was the top scorer with 16 points. Videnov also added 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists. The Regular Season already ended. Videnov has relatively good stats this season: 14.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.1apg. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Videnov is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #6. Forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza), who plays in Hungary was not able to secure a victory for Szolnok (3-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance the second-placed Szolnok lost 60-64 on their home court in Szolnok to the second-ranked Besiktas in the group J of EuroChallenge. Nikolov was the top scorer with 13 points in 26 minutes. This year Nikolov has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg in the 19 games. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Nikolov is also a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team two years ago.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #7. International forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86) contributed to a Meridiano Alicante's victory against the 16th-ranked UCAM Murcia (11-21) 82-78 in the Spanish ACB last Thursday. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Lucentum Alicante (17-14) is placed seventh in the ACB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. Ivanov belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #2. He has very solid stats this season: 12.3ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.4apg. Despite Ivanov played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #8. Guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana) couldn't help Cajasol (18-14) in their game against CAI Zaragoza (16-16) in the Spanish ACB. Calloway scored 5 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 32 minutes. Cajasol lost 59-65 on the road to the lower-ranked (#9) CAI Zaragoza. It was Cajasol's first loss after five consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Calloway's overall stats are: 7.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg in the 32 games. He is a naturalized American. Calloway used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2010. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Roderick Blakney
Roderick Blakney
   #9. An experienced former international guard Roderick Blakney (184-76, college: S.Carolina St.) couldn't help Lokomotiv (9-9) in their game against CSKA Moscow (17-1) in the Russian PBL. Blakney cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points and added 3 assists. Lokomotiv was defeated 94-87 in Moscow by the leading CSKA. It was Lokomotiv's third consecutive loss in a row. Blakney's total stats this season are: 5.9ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.6apg. He is a naturalized American. Blakney used to play for the Bulgarian national team five years ago. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

Willie Deane
Willie Deane
   #10. Point guard Willie Deane (188-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue) helped Asefa Estudiantes win their game against the closely-ranked Blusens Monbus (11-21) 79-62 in the Spanish ACB last Wednesday. Deane recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 15 minutes. Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (9-22) is placed second from the bottom (#17) in the ACB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Deane's total stats are: 5.9ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.6apg in the 10 games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Deane played previously for the USA national team, he is also a former international player as five years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #11. International swingman Ivan Lilov (196-88) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Feni Indistrija in their game against MZT Skopje in the FYR Macedonian Superleague. He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team was crushed by 25 points 84-59. Lilov has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.7apg. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Lilov is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster.

   #12. International power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) is a teammate of previously mentioned Willie Deane and both played together in the last Spanish ACB game. Simmons managed to help Asefa Estudiantes Madrid in a victory against the closely-ranked Blusens Monbus 79-62. He recorded 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 10 minutes. Simmons has averaged so far 5.8ppg and 4.0rpg in the 28 games. He is a naturalized American. Simmons is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. Former international swingman Simeon Naydenov (201-81, another player represented by Global Sports Plaza, college: Louisville) couldn't help Stade Clermont in their game against Etendard de Brest in the French NM1 (third division). Naydenov scored 6 points. His team was edged 84-81. Naydenov has reliable stats this season: 14.1ppg and 2.4rpg. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Naydenov is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster.


One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Bulgarian passport:

   #1. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.), who plays in France could not help Chalon/Saor (3-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance the first-placed Chalon/Saor lost 86-91 on the road to the second-ranked Besiktas in the group J of EuroChallenge. Evtimov recorded 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. This year Evtimov averages: 10.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg in the 16 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and French. Despite Evtimov's Bulgarian passport, he currently plays for the French national team and is not eligible to play for the Bulgarian team.   




Evan
Bruinsma
NBL Round 15: Beroe is defeated by Rilski - 13 hours ago
The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The game between second ranked Beroe (9-4) and sixth ranked Rilski (7-7) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Beroe was defeated by Rilski in Samokov 101-85. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Beroe. Rilski made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 pe...   [read more]

Darius Adams
Darius Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bulgarians playing currently abroad: - 6 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bulgarian players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international point guard Darius Adams (188-89, agency: Stealth Sport). He led Xinjiang Flying Tige to a victory over the sixth-ranked Leopards in the Chinese CBA in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Jordan
Semple
Semple's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 7 days ago
24-year old forward Jordan Semple (201-F-92) had a great game in the last round for Akademik PL and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14. He had a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed Levski (#9, 2-11) with 33-point margin 91-58. Akademik PL maintains the 3rd position in Bulgarian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Akademik PL will need more victories to improve their 8-4...   [read more]


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