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 1. Lukoil Acad. 11-2 
 2. Beroe 9-3 
 3. Akademik PL 8-4 
 4. Balkan 7-5 
 5. Spartak Pleven 6-6 
 6. Rilski 6-7 
 7. Cherno More 4-9 
 8. Yambol 3-9 
 9. Levski 2-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
Division Standings
East
 1. UE Varna 12-0 
 2. Shumen 8-4 
 3. Cherno More 2 8-4 
 4. Dolphin 6-6 
 5. Chernomorets 3-9 
 6. Dunav 2016 2-9 
 7. Akademik Varna 2-10 
West
 1. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 2. Chavdar 7-3 
 3. Vidabasket 6-4 
 4. Akademik Sofia 5-5 
 5. Rilski 2 5-5 
 6. CSKA 0-10 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
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 6-2 
 2 Beroe 6-3 
 3 Teodo Tivat 4-5 
 4 Bashkimi 4-5 
 5 Kozuv 3-5 
 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:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski29.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.22.8 
 3. Ivanov, Levski20.5 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.9 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.8 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol16.9 
 8. Gibson, Beroe16.3 
 9. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Semple, Akademik.11.8 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.1 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .8.8 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.4 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 2. Hott, Balkan6.0 
 3. Bellfield, Akademik.5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 6. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.8 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.5 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.3 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.1 
 3. Parker, Rilski2.0 
 4. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 7. Gibson, Beroe1.9 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.8 
 9. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.6 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.2 
 4. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski1.0 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 7. Veselinov, Levski1.0 
 8. Daniels, Balkan0.8 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 10. Lekov, Levski0.7 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Semple
  Akademik PL
  (201-F-98)
  
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Round 15 (Regular Season)

Balkan 88% Jan.21 Levski
Akademik PL 86% Jan.21 Yambol
Lukoil Acad 78% Jan.21 Spart.Pleven
Rilski Jan.21 Beroe 57%
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Qualifying Round)

Akademik Sof Jan.19 Cherno More 56%
Rilski 2 Jan.19 Shumen 54%
Dolphin 60% Jan.19 Vidabasket
Dunav 2016 Jan.19 Chavdar 81%
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 63% Jan.24 Sigal Prisht
Beroe 58% Jan.24 Kumanovo
Group B
Sutjeska 61% Jan.25 Trepca
Peja 81% Jan.25 SK Tirana
Karpos Sokol 53% Jan.25 Feni Industr
Ibrahim Jaaber selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - Nov 13, 2012


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


Ibrahim Jaaber
Ibrahim Jaaber
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Lithuania. Jaaber could not help Zalgiris (4-1) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance the first-placed Zalgiris was defeated 77-72 on the road by the lower-ranked VEF Riga (#3) in the group B of VTB United League. Jaaber was the second best scorer with 10 points. He also added made 4 passes and 4 steals. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Jaaber belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #2. This season he averages: 8.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.0apg, 3.0spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(9-16), 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 62.5%. Jaaber is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian senior national team three years ago. Strangely Jaaber has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an Unicaja Malaga's victory against one of league's weakest teams Lagun Aro GBC (1-6) 67-54 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Calloway recorded 10 points in 24 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (5-2) is placed sixth in the ACB. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Calloway's overall stats are: 7.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 58.8%(10-17), 3FGP: 27.6% and FT: 75.0% in the seven games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Calloway played for the Bulgarian national team in 2010. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in VTB United League) faced previously mentioned Ibrahim Jaaber in the VTB United League last game. Rowland contributed to a VEF Riga's victory against the leader Zalgiris (4-1) 77-72. He scored 7 points, grabbed 9 boards, passed 8 assists and added 3 steals. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Rowland is currently first on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fifth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Rowland averages: 18.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 6.2apg, 2.4spg, 2FGP: 63.3%(31-49), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 81.0%. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian national team one years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #4. Power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League) was the major contributor in a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the ninth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-4) 73-60 in the VTB United League on Monday night. He scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (2-3) is placed sixth in group A. Ivanov's total stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #5. Former international center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany) led Bayern Muenchen to a victory against the eighth-ranked TBB Trier (4-3) 72-66 in the German BBL on Saturday night. He scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 25 minutes. FC Bayern Muenchen (5-3) is placed fourth in the BBL. Homan is currently fourth on the list of best blockers with 1.4bpg. This year his other stats are: 10.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.6apg in the eight games. Homan is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago. However Homan has never played in Bulgaria.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #6. Power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania) helped U-Mobitelco win their game against the 13th-ranked Timba Timosoara (2-5) 71-60 in the Romanian Division A in Thursday night's game. He recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and made 2 blocks. CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca (5-2) is placed fourth in the Division A. Nikolov is currently ninth on the list of top scorers. This season he has very high stats. Nikolov averages: 16.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.1apg and 2.0spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #7. International power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy) helped Enel Brindisi win their game against the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (2-5) 72-55 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. Simmons recorded 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 25 minutes. Enel Brindisi (3-4) is placed tenth in the SerieA. Simmons is currently second on the league's list of best blockers with 1.6bpg. This year he also averages: 8.3ppg and 6.3rpg in the seven games. Simmons is a naturalized American. He is also Bulgarian national team player.

Aleksandar Gruev
Aleksandar Gruev
   #8. Guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) helped CSU Sibiu win their game against the 14th-ranked Miercurea Ciuc (1-7) 77-68 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. He recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. CSU Atlassib Sibiu (3-4) is placed tenth in the Division A. Gruev has relatively good stats this season: 13.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.6apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #9. International forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Eurocup) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams BC Donetsk (0-1) in their game against Lokomotiv (1-0) in the Eurocup. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for BC Donetsk this season. BC Donetsk was edged 78-75 at home by the second-ranked Lokomotiv. Ivanov used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Hristo Petkov
Hristo Petkov
   #10. Forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Aarhus BC (4-6) in their game against Aalborg (1-10) in the Danish Ligaen, despite his very good performance on Thursday night. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Petkov also added 9 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) in 36 minutes. But Aarhus BC lost 54-64 on the opponent's court to the league outsider (#10) Aalborg. It's Petkov's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 13.9ppg and 6.9rpg in the 10 games. Petkov is a former international player as eleven years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. Former international center Krum Doychinov (206-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help the league outsider OFI in their game against Pagrati in the Greek A2 (second division), despite his good performance last Saturday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. But his team lost 69-79. Doychinov is currently fourth on the league's list of best blockers with 1.0bpg. This year he also averages: 8.8ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.2apg in the five games. Doychinov used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

   #12. U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Mazzeo San Severo in their game against Castelletto in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). He scored 5 points. His team was defeated 78-70. Sirakov's total stats this season are: 7.6ppg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team last year.


The list of other players, who all have Bulgarian passport but never been selected to any of Bulgarian national teams:

   #1. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) led Chalon/Saor to a victory over the league outsider Entente Orleans 45 (1-5) 85-80 in the French ProA in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Evtimov scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 29 minutes. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (4-2) is placed fifth in the ProA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Evtimov has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0apg in the six games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and French.

   #2. Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague could not help Khimik (9-3) in their last game. Despite Deane's very good performance Khimik lost 78-83 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#10) DniproAzot. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Deane also added 6 assists in 29 minutes. It was Khimik's first loss after three consecutive victories. Deane has relatively good stats this year: 10.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 6.5apg and 1.2spg in the 10 games. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #3. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to Olympiacos' victory against the closely-ranked Armani Milano (2-3) 84-71 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Antic scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (3-2) is placed third in group C. This year Antic's total stats are: 5.2ppg and 3.8rpg in the five games. He is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #4. Kee Kee Clark (180-PG-84, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in an Umana Venezia's victory against the closely-ranked Armani Milano (3-4) 105-100 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. Clark was MVP of the game. He recorded 26 points (!!!). Umana Reyer Venezia (3-4) is placed eighth in the SerieA. Clark belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #5. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Clark averages: 16.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. However Clark has never played in Bulgaria.

   #5. Kristoffer Gafor (194-G-92, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to Malbas' victory against the third-ranked Brahe Basket (5-2) 80-74 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) in Sunday night's game. Gafor was MVP of the game. He recorded 30 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds in 32 minutes. Malbas Oresund (4-2) is placed fifth in South group. Gafor is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 21.0ppg. He also averaged so far 6.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg in the six games. Gafor has both Swedish and Bulgarian nationalities.

   #6. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia), who plays in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga was not able to help Kozuv (1-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Kozuv was edged in an overtime 79-77 at home by the leading ABA Strumica. Karadzovski recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 6 assists. Karadzovski belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #7) and also on the list of best passers (first place). He has very reliable stats this season: 14.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 6.0apg. Karadzovski also holds two passports: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.   




Darius Adams
Darius Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bulgarians playing currently abroad: - 2 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 - 3 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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