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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 25-2 
 2. Balkan 21-6 
 3. Beroe 20-7 
 4. Rilski 18-9 
 5. Cherno More 13-14 
 6. Spartak Pleven 12-15 
 7. Levski 2014 11-16 
 8. Yambol 7-20 
 9. Akademik PL 6-21 
 10. Chernomorets 2-25 
Last:4/21/2016
Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Levski 2014-2 7-2 
 2. UE Varna 7-3 
 3. Chavdar 7-3 
 4. Akademik BL 5-5 
 5. Shumen 2-8 
 6. Vidabasket 1-8 
Places 7-11
 1. Rilski 2 6-2 
 2. Akademik Sofia 6-2 
 3. Dolphin 5-3 
 4. Akademik Varna 1-6 
 5. Dunav 2007 1-6 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/5/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Mornar Bar 4-2 
 2 Beroe 4-2 
 3 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 4 Bashkimi 1-5 
Group D
 1 Sigal Prishtina 6-0 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Peja 2-4 
 4 Levski 2014 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/16/2016
Points Per Game
 Milijan BOCKA
  Yambol
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Bocka, Yambol20.3 
 2. Jovovic, Akademik.20.3 
 3. Bjelic, MCO18.5 
 4. Koev, Chernomorets17.6 
 5. Simeonov, Levski16.6 
 6. Williams, Chernomo.16.1 
 7. Sakic, Lukoil Acad.16.0 
 8. Turner, Rilski15.9 
 9. Iliev, Cherno More15.6 
 10. Savic, Spartak14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dejan BJELIC
  MCO
  (209-C-90)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Bjelic, MCO12.5 
 2. Marincheshki, Spar.9.7 
 3. Savic, Spartak9.4 
 4. Gugino, Rilski9.2 
 5. Sakic, Lukoil Acad.8.2 
 6. Agre, Yambol7.4 
 7. Koev, Chernomorets7.3 
 8. Simeonov, Levski7.1 
 9. Barovic, Lukoil Ac.7.1 
 10. Nikolov, Stal Ost.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler LASER
  Kavala
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Laser, Kavala5.9 
 2. Aleksiev, Beroe5.8 
 3. Bocka, Yambol5.3 
 4. Gruev, Spartak5.2 
 5. Williams, Chernomo.5.2 
 6. Ratkovica, Lukoil5.1 
 7. Turner, Rilski4.8 
 8. Bellfield, Akademi.4.8 
 9. Velickovic, Spartak4.7 
 10. Karavaev, Chernom.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Donnell TAYLOR
  Lukoil Acad.
  (198-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Taylor, Lukoil Aca.2.5 
 2. Bocka, Yambol2.4 
 3. Timberlake, Month.1.9 
 4. Turner, Rilski1.9 
 5. Nikolov, Stal Ostr.1.8 
 6. Bellfield, Akademi.1.7 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.6 
 8. Slaveykov, Levski1.5 
 9. Simeonov, Levski1.4 
 10. Ratkovica, Lukoil1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan BJELIC
  MCO
  (209-C-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bjelic, MCO1.8 
 2. Doychinov, Levski1.2 
 3. Milutinovic, Levski1.0 
 4. Barovic, Lukoil Ac.0.8 
 5. Maravic, Vienna0.8 
 6. Cvetkovic, Balkan0.7 
 7. Banev, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 8. Varbanov, Balkan0.6 
 9. Cvetkovic, Chernom.0.6 
 10. Simeonov, Levski0.6 
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First Round Schedule
Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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First Round Schedule
Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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Ibrahim Jaaber selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 1, 2013


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We bring you last week's top performances from Bulgarians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Ibrahim Jaaber
Ibrahim Jaaber
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Lithuania. Jaaber could not help Zalgiris (0-1) to beat Panathinaikos (1-0). He recorded 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. The fifth-placed Zalgiris was edged 67-66 on the road by the leading Panathinaikos in the group E of Euroleague. Jaaber belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #2. This season he averages: 6.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.4apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 36.0% and FT: 66.7%. Jaaber is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian senior national team four years ago. Strangely Jaaber has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Latvia). He contributed to a VEF Riga's victory against the seventh-ranked Barons kvartals (7-7) 84-72 in a derby game in the Latvian LBL on Saturday night. Rowland recorded 10 points and added 9 assists in 29 minutes. VEF Riga (9-1) is placed third in the LBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Rowland has relatively good stats this year: 13.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 7.1apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 48.4%, 3FGP: 47.4%(9-19) and FT: 74.1% in the eight games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian national team in 2011. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Euroleague). Calloway helped his Spanish team Unicaja Malaga win their game against the seventh-ranked Brose Baskets Bamberg (0-1) 85-82 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. He recorded 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Unicaja Malaga (1-0) is placed third in group E. This season Calloway has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 55.9%(19-34), 3FGP: 54.1%(20-37) and FT: 72.2%. He is a naturalized American. Calloway played for the Bulgarian national team three years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #4. Forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA was not able to help Air Avellino (3-10) in their last game. Despite Ivanov's good performance Air Avellino was edged in an overtime 86-84 in Caserta by the higher-ranked (#10) Juvecaserta. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. Ivanov also added 3 assists and 5 steals in 39 minutes. It was Air Avellino's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Ivanov has reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.5apg and 3.0spg in the two games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2011.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #5. Former international center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany) led Bayern Muenchen to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven crushing them 104-71 in the German BBL last Wednesday. Homan scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks. FC Bayern Muenchen (10-6) is placed sixth in the BBL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Homan belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #5. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3bpg. Homan is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago. However Homan has never played in Bulgaria.

Roderick Blakney
Roderick Blakney
   #6. An experienced guard Roderick Blakney (184-76, college: S.Carolina St., currently plays in Spain) helped Cajasol win their game against the closely-ranked Blancos de Rueda (6-9) crushing them 94-57 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He scored 8 points and added 6 assists in 15 minutes. Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (4-11) is placed 16th in the ACB. This year Blakney's overall stats are: 5.5ppg and 2.3apg in the four games. He is a naturalized American. Blakney is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team six years ago.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #7. International power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Enel Brindisi (7-6) in their game against Lottomatica Roma (8-5) in the Italian SerieA. Simmons cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Enel Brindisi was defeated 86-82 at home by the higher-ranked Lottomatica Roma (#5). They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Simmons belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #3. His total stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.5bpg. Simmons is a naturalized American. He is also Bulgarian national team player.


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

   #1. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Greece could not help Olympiacos (0-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance the eighth-placed Olympiacos lost 74-82 on the road to the second-ranked Caja Laboral in the group F of Euroleague. Antic was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 4 assists in a mere 19 minutes. This year Antic averages: 5.9ppg and 3.3rpg in the 11 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #2. Experienced Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to help Khimik (12-9) in their game against Kryvbasbasket (10-14) in the Ukrainian Superleague, despite his very good performance last Friday. Deane was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added made 4 passes and 3 steals in 27 minutes. But Khimik was badly defeated 89-73 in Krivoy Rog by the lower-ranked (#10) Kryvbasbasket. It was Khimik's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Deane has reliable stats this year: 10.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 6.0apg in the 19 games. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #3. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Chalon/Saor (9-5) in their game against Strasbourg IG (9-5) in the French ProA. He scored 6 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 5 assists. The league leader Chalon/Saor was defeated 73-66 in Strasbourg by the second-ranked Strasbourg IG. Evtimov has reliable stats this season: 12.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.9apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and French.

   #4. Dinko Marshavelski (211-F/C-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Northeastern in their game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points in 8 minutes on the court. The Northeastern was badly defeated 83-63 in Birmingham, AL by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It's Marshavelski's fourth season with the team. This year Marshavelski's total stats are: 6.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.5bpg in the 13 games.
  




Kelvin
Parker
Rilski inks Kelvin Parker, ex Verviers-Pep. - 4 hours ago

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]

Earl Rowland
Khimky inks Earl Rowland - 17 hours ago

BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) signed 33-year old Bulgarian point guard Earl Rowland (188-86kg-83, college: St.Mary's, CA). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Rowland played last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. In 40 games he had 11.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Rowland also played 16 games in Eurocup where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.9apg and 1.2spg. Rowlan...   [read more]

Georgi
Mladenov
Arkadia hire coach Georgi Mladenov - 22 hours ago

54-year old Bulgarian coach Georgi Mladenov (agency: Global Sports Plaza). He coached last season at NTS Basket Rimini Crabs in Italian Serie B. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mladenov won Bulgarian Division A championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian Division A Coach of the Year back in 2012. Mladenov was coaching Bulgarian Senior National Team two yea...   [read more]


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