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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 20-4 
 2. Akademik PL 16-8 
 3. Beroe 15-9 
 4. Rilski 14-10 
 5. Balkan 14-10 
 6. Spartak Pleven 11-13 
 7. Cherno More 7-17 
 8. Yambol 7-17 
 9. Levski 4-20 
Last:4/23/2017
Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 8-2 
 2. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 3. UE Varna 7-3 
 4. Rilski 2 4-6 
 5. Chavdar 3-7 
 6. Vidabasket 1-9 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 8-2 
 2. Shumen 7-3 
 3. Dolphin 5-5 
 4. Dunav 2016 5-5 
 5. CSKA 4-6 
 6. Akademik Varna 1-9 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/13/2017
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
Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 5-1 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-4 
 4 Sutjeska 2-4 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 3 Peja 3-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Last:3/1/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 2. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 3. Shelton, Rilski19.0 
 4. Smith, Akademik PL18.2 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.5 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.2 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.8 
 8. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 10. Bruinsma, Rilski16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.4 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 7. Bruinsma, Rilski8.2 
 8. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.7 
 10. Daniels, Balkan7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.8 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.3 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.4 
 5. Dudev, Spartak .5.3 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.2 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.5 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 8. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.5 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 8. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.6 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Semple
  Akademik PL
  ( 201-F-92 )
  
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Lukoil searching for some rhythm in first friendlies - Sep 11, 2012


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MARIA MITZOVA
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Lukoil Academik Sofia played two friendly games against Aris Thessaloniki in the last week, scoring a win and a loss vs the Greeks. Bulgarian champion is still not in full strength, awaiting its last addition PG Tomas Massamba. The two games though were meant to be the start of a newly built team, preparing for the Euroleague QR.
First one was a low-scoring affair, finishing 58:52, but Lukoil was doubtful only in the second quarter. The second game, played in away arena in Sofia, ended 71:73, with Aris Thessaloniki capturing the lead at the end of the third quarter, and strong finish by its big man.
Greeks obviously were a good shooting team, especially from distance, nailing lots of shots from behind the arc. Lukoil is definitely still looking for that scoring touch, which will surely come, with the team having Eurocup legend scorer Todor Stoykov (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances) still captaining the team, and the likes of the new additions Devin Green (201-G/F-82, college: Hampton) and Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Two Points, college: San Diego St.).
Abukar's positioning seems to wander between both forward positions, with him showing quite shooting skills in the second game against Aris Thessaloniki. He would need more rebounding action and post-up plays, if he is the one to cover the power forward. Center Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse) is a massive change from the foreigner Lukoil had last season on that spot Bruno Sundov. Reliable and strong under the basket, he still could bring more to the offensive end for the team. Green, who has already been in the team some time ago, looks sharp from the start, came in in shape, as expected, and just got to adjust again to Bulgarian environment, to be probably the leading scorer for Lukoil in the upcoming season.
Returning PG Brandon Heath will be the starter on that position, with Bozhidar Avramov and Massamba switching as his replacement, or shooting guards at times. The other Bulgarians on the roster: Tencho Banev showed his skilled game against Aris Thessaloniki, Veselin Vesselinov could be entering for more minutes as power forward this season, and Pavel Marinov and Nikolay Kolev will cover the rest in the frontcourt.
Lukoil will rely mainly on 11-player roster for the season: Stoykov, Heath, Abukar, Green, Watkins, Banev, Avramov, Vesselinov, Marinov, Kolev and Massamba. Three juniors would fill the registered list for the club tournaments.
The next challenge for Lukoil is now Barcelona, with Bulgarian and Spanish champions clashing on September 14th in Sofia.   




Dejan Ivanov
Samsun lands Dejan Ivanov - 2 days ago
Samsunspor DSI (TBL) tabbed 31-year old Bulgarian ex-international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-104kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He is not a newcomer in Turkish League as he played most recently at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league. In 18 games he averaged 10.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.1apg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ivanov also played that season for Gaziantep (also in BSL) where in 11 games he had 13.4ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. He also pla...   [read more]

Brandon
Fortenberry
Fortenberry comes back to Balkan, ex Igokea - 2 days ago
Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Brandon Fortenberry (190-84kg-90, college: SE Louisiana, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Botevgrad as he has played here before. Fortenberry played last season at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 15 ABA League games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg. Fortenberry also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5ap...   [read more]

Travis
Taylor
Travis Taylor (ex Fribourg) signs at Rilski - 3 days ago
Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) landed 27-year old American forward Travis Taylor (203-100kg-90, college: Xavier). He played most recently at Fribourg Olympic in Swiss LNA league. In 31 games he averaged 14.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg last season. Taylor helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The most of previous (2015-16) season Taylor spent at...   [read more]


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