Aaron Harper has been the face of Levski Sofia for the last three seasons. Harper quickly became not only topscorer for his Bulgarian team, but one of the most popular faces amongst kids, playing basketall around the whole country. Couple of cup wins, MVP awards and scoring champ titles, and there he is, three seasons into his "Bulgarian adventure". What brought Aaron Harper in Bulgaria, his wise advices and the story, he never told before, in the following Q&A:
Q: You are known as the leader of BC Levski and the athlete who can score easily 40 points a game only if you decide. Please tell us how you found yourself in the gym? How did you start playing basktball?
Aaron Harper: My father and my big brother used to play basketball. I was going with them to watch them play every time and it was normal for me to be the next one on the line. I have always loved to play basketball and I had just looked up at them and started. I had started in the Boys' and Girls' club in the city of Jackson. I was 7 and was short. I really grew in high school.
Q: Are there any other athletes in your family?
Aaron Harper: Besides my brother and father, my mom used to play the game as well. My big brother was better than me at some moment but he had never gone to play professional.
Q: Every single kid has its heros while growing up. Who were your basketball (sports) heros or role models? Who was the hero you wanted to be like when you grow up?
Aaron Harper: There is only one answer to that question. We say "LIKE MIKE". Everyone wants to be like Michael Jordan. He was my hero, my only basketball role model. He is still. Nobody else ever. When I was young i was watching and reading all about him. Wanted to be like him so bad that i was copying all he was doing.....
Q: What was the hardest moment in your career so far that you have had to struggle with?
Aaron Harper: Every time i lose is a hard moment for me. I reject losses and losing. It is not in my blood. It is not in my DNA. I have never learned to lose for so many years of playing and being professional basketball player. I hate to lose, so i am still learning to accept defeats.
Q: Is there any moment that left you breathless and speechless so far? What is your most precious "basketball" moment so far?
Aaron Harper: It was 1996 and i was playing with my high school team against a senior who was stronger, older, bigger, more exprienced and way more confident. It was about the time i have started to realize that basketball is what i want to do and i am really good in it. So i was playing aginst this guy and it very cool and modern back in the days to shoot after you put the ball under your leg and then spins it around your waist. So i did it and scored after. The crowd got excited and the guy got mad becuase i kind of embarrassed him. I felt so good and i was happy. This memory is very sweet for me and it will probably means nothing to you but when you are young and you are starting the things you do for the first time are really impoprtant and lifts. Another great memory is my State High School championship in Mississippi. Then the title in France, the Cup in Bulgaria, the Balkan League trophey.
Q: How come you became such a great shooter? Have you spent much time in the gym shooting and how many shots were you doing per day (per practice) in order to perfect your shots? Are you still working on your shooting skills or only when you were young?
Aaron Harper: It is God's gift, I am blessed. You know how some people can sing, other can draw, third can play musical instruments. Well, I can shoot. I have always been a shooter and a scorer. It is in my blood. But do not get me wrong. I have also worked hard. When i was starting I put hard work in my practices. I had been taking extra shots every day at each practice. Do not remember how many they were but i did. Just i was doing nothing special. I just got it. Later in my career after high school i was working on the details of my shooting. I knew i could score. So i had started to work on shooting the ball the same every time and do not move even an inch from the way the ball should goes off my hands. I was paying attention to the details so i can be perfect. At first it was hard because i was not making baskets but later it worked out.
Q: What was the thing that you had most troubles to adjust and adopt in Europe when it comes to way fo living and basketball? Is there anything you have never managed to get used to after so many years playing basktball far away USA?
Aaron Harper: Hmmm, in Europe everything is smaller. You know how in America everything is huge and big. So your beds are smaller, your doors, cars, apartments, evrerything. The the language barrier and the clutural differences. It was hard for me to adopt and especially if you switch the teams every season, but it is also interesting. It is very different overseas - food, traditions, people's temper, even the metric system. European people are different too. When it comes to basketball - i had problem in the beginning with the travelling and the time outs, but it was not a big deal. Regarding the style of the basketball in Europe I am adjusting easy. It was hard playing the game. You see, as a basketball player you have to adjust at every level - boys basketball to high school level, then college, then professional teams. You do not have other choice but adjust. Each level is stronger, quicker, faster and more tactical.
Q: It has been 3 years you play in Bulgaria. What is your first memory by our country?
Aaron Harper: I remember it was really cold and it was raining. But i liked the city. It was different than all the places i have been at so far. Sofia is a big city, capital and I enjoy it. My coach Titi met me at the airport and he took me to a small restaurant for dinner. It is very strange and shocking how you can still see horse and carriage here and there.
Q: What you like and dislike about Bulgaria?
Aaron Harper: I almost like everything about Sofia. It is a big, modern city, which gives you lots of opportunities to live your life. You have things to do here and it is never boring - malls, movie theatres, clubs, restaurants, entertainment places. I like the people here and i have created a few friends here. I like my team, the teammates. Really feels good to be here. Bulgaria treats Americans great. Like the people around a lot. The only one thing i probably will never get used to is the traffic. It goes crazy when it rains or is pretty hot.
Q: The current season your team Levski has lost 2 finals very dramatically in the last seconds, coming short - the Bulgarian Cup and the Balkan League? Thinking of it now after some time has passed, what do you think was the thing that Levski was missing?
Aaron Harper: Very hard time for all of us. Cannot even describe how it felt. It was like somebody put bad spell on the team. We played good even better in some moments of the game and we came short. We were prepared mentally, physically and tactically. And we have worked hard. But it has never worked out for us. It is so painful to lose by 2 or the way we did. Mabe we have had lack of concentrationin the key moments. It is like playing cards - you have bad cards and you cannot cange it, but you still have to play the game. We have good players in Levski this season and the squad was good. If we were not good we won't be at the finals. But these moments make you be stronger and better men.
Q: What Levski should cange mentally and tactically in order to dethrone Lukoil Academic? Do you have to change the way you think or something related to the basketball only?
Aaron Harper: People should know that when it comes to Lukoil Acadmic you should be very relaxed but more mentally stronger. And when you step on the court you should forget that they are 10 times champions in a row. They are just a team like the rest. Their players are human beings just like the Levski players and they have their weak points as well. The thing with them is that each one of them has role and when you comine them they have it all. So if we want to succeed with them we should be mentally relaed, have our roles and play tougher. They are confident and it is normal, because they have a good team, but we have to find how to beat their confidence.
Q: What is the piece of advice you want to drop to the young ball players, who want to be like you one day - a succesful professional basktball player?
Aaron Harper: To never say "NO". Never let anybody tells them what they can do something. They have to stay strong, believe in themselves, work really hard, pursue their dreams. Be humble. Work hard and be yourself. Do not try to be somebody else. There is your spot out there in this World. Stay focused and do not let the small unimportant stuff gets in your head. Be real, do not fake, chase your dreams. It is right there. You will have ups and downs but do not give up.
Q: What piece of advice did you get when you were young and that you would never forget?
Aaron Harper: I always think fo something that my mom told me: "Just take control of the things that are in front of you, do not look in the future and do not turn back to the past. Take one day at a time. Do not rush."
Q: How you see yourself in the future when you hang the jersey on the wall? Agent, coach or anything else oustside basketball?
Aaron Harper: I think I will still be connected to basketball. Probably coach, but a high school coach. I want to teach the kids the fundamentals. I have been trough a lot with basketball so I hope I can pass it to the young people and help them be succesful. Why not to change somebody's life for good and be motivation?
Q: Your message to the fans in Bulgaria: Aaron Harper: Fill the arenas up a ilttle bit more. Basketball is growing here and the greatest game ever needs you. Wish everybody success in the basketball World.
1. Favorite meal: All kinds of pasta 2. Favorite beverage: Peach juice 3. Favorite sport: American football 4. Favorite athlete: Serena Williams, Michael Jordan 5. Favorite movie: Juice 6. Favorite actor/actress: Eddie Murphy, none 7. Favorite music: Hip Hop, R'n'B 8. Favorite song: I believe I can fly by R Kelly 9. Favorite singer: Beyonce, Michael Jackson 10. Favorite automobile brand: Chevrolette 11. Favorite NBA team, NFL team, baseball team: LA Lakers, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco 49ers 12. Motto: Hate It or Love It
Interview taken and translated by Lili Borisova, Originally posted in Bball.bg.
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Bulgarian NBL round 18 best performance: Evan Bruinsma - 5 days ago
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202-F-92, agency: Inception Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Rilski, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Akademik PL (#2, 11-5) 94-82. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Rilski is placed at 4th position in Bulgarian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few gam... [read more]
American Forward Evan Bruinsma (202-F-92, agency: Inception Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Rilski, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Akademik PL (#2, 11-5) 94-82. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Rilski is placed at 4th position in Bulgarian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Rilski will need more victories to improve their 9-7 record. In the team's last game Bruinsma had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Rilski's top player in his first season with the team. Evan Bruinsma averages this season 12.0ppg and 6.9rpg.
The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old Martin Marinov (191-SG-85, agency: 011 Sports) of Spartak Pleven. Marinov had a very good evening with 29 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course he led Spartak Pleven to another comfortable win 93-77 over slightly lower-ranked Cherno More (#7, 5-11) being unquestionably team leader. Spartak Pleven's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Marinov is a newcomer at Spartak Pleven, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was another Rilski's star - American forward D.J. Shelton (208-F-91). Shelton got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds . He was another key player of Rilski, helping his team with a 94-82 win against #2 ranked Akademik PL in a game of the week. Rilski needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 7 lost games. Shelton has a great season in Bulgaria. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.6ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 10.4rpg (2nd best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Dimitar Marincheshki (200-F/C-90) of Spartak Pleven - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Mihailo Sekulovic (206-C-91) of Balkan - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Milovan Savic (205-C-87) of Spartak Pleven - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Yordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Rilski - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Stoyan Petkov (198-F-85) of Yambol - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Stjepan Tesija (206-F/C-89) of Beroe - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Vasil Bachev (195-SG-92) of Akademik PL - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
#1. This week's number one is an international point guard Darius Adams (188-89, agency: Stealth Sport, college: Indianapolis, currently plays in China). He led Xinjiang Flying Tige to a victory over the 12th-ranked Qingdao Eagles (15-20) 110-102 in the Chinese CBA in Sunday night's game.
Adams was MVP of the game. He scored 42 points (!!!), grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 42 minutes on the court.
Xinjiang Flying Tigers (29-6) are placed second in the CBA.
It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Adams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 32.6ppg, 5.7rpg, 6.1apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 56.1%(239-426), 3FGP: 35.3% and FT: 87.1% in 33 games he played so far.
Adams is a naturalized American.
He is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely Adams has never played in Bulgaria.
#2. Second place goes to an international point guard Dee Bost (188-89, agency: BeoBasket, college: Mississippi St., currently plays in France). He was the main contributor in Monaco's victory against the 16th-ranked Olympique Antibes (6-13) 91-84 in the French ProA last Friday.
Bost was the best player in that game. He recorded 21 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!).
AS Monaco Basket (17-2) is placed first in the ProA.
It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row.
Bost has relatively good stats this season: 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.4apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 43.4%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 79.7%.
He is a naturalized American.
Bost is in the roster of the Bulgarian senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.
#3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Alexander Vezenkov (206-95, currently plays in Euroleague). Vezenkov could not help FC Barcelona (8-14) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the 12th-placed FC Barcelona (8-14) lost 62-69 at home to the lower-ranked (#15) Galatasaray in the group A of Euroleague.
Vezenkov was the top scorer with 18 points in 25 minutes.
It was FC Barcelona's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Vezenkov's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 66.7%(38-57), 3FGP: 52.4%(22-42) and FT: 85.7% in 22 games.
He has a dual citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian.
Despite Vezenkov played previously for the Cypriot U16 national team, he is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team.
#4. An experienced point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Khimky (4-2) in their last game. Despite his good performance Khimky was crushed 96-74 on their home court in Khimky by the leading Bayern Muenchen.
Rowland was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 38 minutes.
They ended the series of three consecutive victories.
There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial.
It's Rowland's first season with the team.
This year Rowland has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.7apg and 1.5spg in 13 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Rowland used to play for the Bulgarian national team
back in 2011. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.
#5. Former international power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in VTB United League) was not able to secure a victory for Kalev/Cramo (4-12) in their game against BC Nizhny Novgorod (5-10) in the VTB United League. Despite his very good performance on Monday night Simmons recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds.
Simmons' total stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1bpg.
He is a naturalized American.
Simmons used to play for the Bulgarian national team
five years ago.
However he has never played in Bulgaria.
#6. Small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Romania) contributed to a 2-point Pitesti's victory against one of league's weakest teams Craiova (5-14) 101-99 in the Romanian Liga Nationala in Monday night's game.
Marinov was the top player that evening. He scored 21 points and added 5 passes in 38 minutes.
BCM U Pitesti (12-8) is placed fourth in the Liga Nationala.
Marinov's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important.
Marinov has reliable stats this year: 14.3ppg, 4.9rpg and 4.2apg in 20 games.
He is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team three years ago.
#7. Former international power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) was the major contributor in Tofas' victory against the closely-ranked Demir IBB (6-12) 73-69 in the Turkish BSL last Saturday.
Ivanov scored 11 points.
Tofas Bursa (8-10) is placed tenth in the BSL.
Ivanov averaged so far 12.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.8apg.
He used to play for the Bulgarian national team
four years ago.
#8. Guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Istanbul BBSK (6-12) in their game against Besiktas (9-8) in the Turkish BSL.
Calloway scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 32 minutes.
Istanbul BBSK lost 73-86 in a derby game to the much higher-ranked (#5) Besiktas.
It was Istanbul BBSK's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
Calloway's stats this year are: 11.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.7spg in 16 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Calloway used to play for the Bulgarian national team
back in 2010.
#9. Former international guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) managed to help CSM CSU Oradea in a victory against the third-ranked Usak Sportlif 82-72 in the FIBA Europe Cup in Wednesday night's game.
Mirkovic recorded 5 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists in 21 minutes. It was his first game for Oradea this season.
His team is placed seventh in group Q.
Mirkovic used to play for the Bulgarian national team
four years ago.
#10. Forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Gipuzkoa (16-7) in their game against Burgos (7-9) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Despite his good performance last Friday He scored 10 points.
Simeonov's total stats this season are: 5.5ppg and 2.9rpg.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.
#11. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (194-88, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help Szedeak in their game against Falco KC in the Hungarian A Division, despite his very good performance on Saturday night.
Lilov was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 3 passes (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line) in 34 minutes.
But his team lost 69-74.
Lilov has very impressive stats this year: 21.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg in 18 games.
He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.
#12. Former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Yesilgiresun Bld in their game against Fenerbahce in the Turkish BSL.
Ivanov scored 5 points.
His team was defeated 76-65.
Ivanov averaged so far 11.6ppg and 6.6rpg.
He used to play for the Bulgarian national team
back in 2013.
#13. Former international small forward Atanas Penev (195-85, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Hertener Loewen in their game against Muenster in the German Regionalliga (fourth division).
Penev scored 6 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists.
His team was defeated 80-74.
Penev's total stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg.
He used to play for the Bulgarian national team
sixteen years ago.
#14. Former international forward Sim Iliev (204-89, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Furstenfeld Panthers in their game against Gmunden Swans in the Austrian A Bundesliga.
Iliev recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 39 minutes.
His team lost 68-74.
Iliev has very impressive stats this year: 15.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 2.0apg in 21 games.
He used to play for the Bulgarian national team
back in 2014.
#15. Former U20 international guard Milen Zahariev (190-92, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Hagen BG's victory against the 14th-ranked Bielefeld 100-89 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Saturday.
Zahariev recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and making 11 passes. He also added 6 rebounds and 6 steals.
Zahariev averaged so far 11.7ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6spg.
He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team
six years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Bulgarian passport but never been selected to any of Bulgarian national teams:
#1. Experienced Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) led his Latvian team Ventspils to a victory over the third-ranked Umana Venezia (9-5) 74-67 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game.
Deane was the top player that evening. He recorded 16 points, 3 assists and 3 steals.
BK Ventspils (7-7) is placed fifth in group C.
This season Deane has relatively solid stats: 12.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.1apg and 1.7spg.
He is a naturalized American.
Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.
#2.Pero Antic (211-F/C-82, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague). Antic could not help Fenerbahce (14-8) to beat Darussafaka (11-11). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones.
Antic recorded only 3 points in 8 minutes on the court.
Fenerbahce (#4) lost 65-72 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#9) Darussafaka in the group A of Euroleague.
It was Fenerbahce's first loss after four consecutive victories.
This year Antic's total stats are: 4.9ppg and 2.4rpg in 20 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.
#3.Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) was not able to help Cholet Basket (6-13) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Evtimov's good performance Cholet Basket was defeated 79-66 on the road by the second-ranked Chalon/Saor.
He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Evtimov also added 4 assists.
Evtimov averaged so far 11.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg.
He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and French.
#4.Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Balkan League) was not able to secure a victory for Kumanovo (3-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Karadzovski's good performance Kumanovo was badly defeated 85-68 in Peje by the one of league's weakest teams Peja (#11).
He scored 10 points and added 5 passes.
There are only two games left until the end of the Balkan League Second Stage. So now every game will be critical.
Karadzovski's total stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.1apg.
He has both Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian nationalities.
#5.Kiril Pavlovski (210-C-85, also represented by Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Ohrid AV (2-9) crushing them 97-61 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga last Saturday.
Pavlovski scored 6 points in only 13 minutes.
KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje (10-2) is placed first in the Prva Liga.
His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season.
This year Pavlovski's total stats are: 2.4ppg and 2.4rpg in five games.
He also holds two passports: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.
#6.Musa Gunes (201-C-85, currently plays in Turkey) managed to help Istanbulspor Beylikduzu to win against the 15th-ranked Gelisim 87-74 in the Turkish TBL (second division) on Friday night.
Gunes scored only 2 points.
Gunes' total stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 1.9rpg.
He has Bulgarian and Turkish nationalities.
#7.Kristoffer Gafor (195-G-92, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Trelleborg in their game against Wetterbygden in the Swedish Basketettan (second division).
Gafor recorded 8 points in 30 minutes.
His team lost 63-78.
This year Gafor's total stats are: 2.8ppg and 1.9rpg in 15 games.
He has dual citizenship: Bulgarian and Swedish.
#8.Juliy Arabadzhiyski (204-F-93, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Bielefeld in their game against Hagen BG in the German Regionalliga (fourth division).
Arabadzhiyski scored 8 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and made 2 blocks.
His team was defeated 100-89.
Arabadzhiyski's total stats this season are: 9.0ppg and 6.7rpg.
#9.Boyan Tenev (204-F-88, college: Lincoln Memorial, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Aschersleben's victory against the seventh-ranked Westerstede 102-91 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game.
He scored 8 points.
Tenev's total stats this season are: 8.9ppg and 1.2rpg.
#10.Georgi Krastev (195-SF-94, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Karlsruhe SC's victory against the 13th-ranked Saarlouis/Dillingen 99-87 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Saturday.
He scored 7 points in 16 minutes.
This year Krastev's total stats are: 5.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg in 18 games.
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