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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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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.   




Dalton
Pepper
Dalton Pepper joins Lukoil Academic - 1 hour ago
Bulgarian NBL champion Lukoil Academic agreed terms with 27-year old American swingman Dalton Pepper (196-SF-90, college: Temple). He played last two seasons at Italian Serie A2 team Rieti. In 30 games Ppper had 16,3 points, 5,5 rebounds and 2,4 assists during 2016/2017 and 17,8 points, 4,7 rebounds and 2,8 assists in another 30 games during 2015/2016. Before joining Riti, Pepper spent a season at Polish Dabrova Gornitsa. In 27 games in PKL Pepper averaged 12,5 points, 3,3 rebounds and...   [read more]

Konstantin
Papazov
Papazov returns on the bench - 2 days ago
Konstantin Papazov will return to coaching after couple of years rest. Papazov will be head coach for BC Levski 2014 Sofia, and will continue his duties as Chairman of the team. Titi Papazov had the most successful season coaching Levski back in 2014, when the team won historic treble. Financial colapse led the team to bankrupcy and Papazov formed a new club - BC Levski 2014 Sofia - which he is trying to develop from then on. Now he will take the lead as head coach for the new season.   [read more]

Dejan Ivanov
Samsun lands Dejan Ivanov - 6 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]


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