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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 
Full Standings
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
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski22.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.8 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 4. Petkov, Yambol18.3 
 5. Smith, Akademik PL17.7 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.3 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.9 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.4 
 9. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 10. Marinov, Spartak .15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.6 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.3 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.6 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.5 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.3 
 8. Daniels, Balkan7.6 
 9. Bruinsma, Rilski7.6 
 10. Petkov, Yambol7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.9 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.7 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.6 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.1 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 7. Dudev, Spartak .4.8 
 8. Petkov, Yambol4.3 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 2. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 3. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 4. Bellfield, Akademik.1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.6 
 8. Hott, Balkan1.6 
 9. Jones, Beroe1.6 
 10. Beane, Lukoil Acad.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Petkov, Yambol0.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .0.8 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 8. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 9. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.7 
 10. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Semple
  Akademik PL
  ( 201-F-92 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Lukoil Acad 85% Apr.27 Yambol
Akademik PL 64% Apr.27 Cherno More
Beroe 60% Apr.27 Spart.Pleven
Rilski Apr.27 Balkan 51%
Levski with a flying start of 2013 - Jan 5, 2013


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Nikolay
Varbanov
Mens team of Levski started 2013 with a flying start. They beat Balkan on their own court by the score 69-52 in the first game of the round number 11 from NBL in 2013. Titi Papazovs team controlled the match for most of the time as only for a few moments Balkan was close and even at one point tied the score. However, the players of Levski won after an excellent game in defense, especially in the last quarter when they allowed only 5 points for the home side. The victory was important for the confidence of the team Levski ahead of derby match versus Lukoil Academic next Saturday at "Universiada" hall in Sofia. After this success Levski now has 9 wins and 2 losses while Balkan has six wins and five defeats. In meantime Levski practically eliminated this potential rival fighting for second place. Success against Rilski Sportist at home later in the season will practically guarantee them a minimum second position at the end of the regular season before the playoffs.

The hosts equalized for 45 apiece minutes before the end of the third quarter, although Levski had the advantage before that point in every aspect of the game. Marko Marinovic scored a buzzer beater at the end of third to put his team by 4 points ahead of the other side - 51-47. Same player started the last quarter with a basket and more importantly - Levski didnt allow any field goal for their opponent for 6 consecutive minutes. That was crucial for the outcome as quickly the difference in their favor grew up to 18 points. Levski defence showed up big time as the hosts scored only two baskets in the last 10 minutes (three pointer and a lay up), which speaks quite enough for the excellent play under their own hoop for the boys of coach Titi Papazov.

The big advantage of this match for Levski was their offensive rebounds as well as they captured 19 rebounds and that gave them second chance opportunities.

Marko Marinovic had no luck from long distance, but as usual, the he ran the offense very well and made several spectacular and effective penetrations. He finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Nikolay Varbanov (210-C-85, agency: Interperformances) added 11 points and was a rebound shy of double double.

Derby against Lukoil Academic is next Saturday - January 12th with tip off at 15.30 local time but before that Levski will travel to Croatia to play versus Djuro Djakovic on January 8th (Tuesday). That will be one of the two remaining games for them in the first stage of the Balkan League.   




Pavel
Marinov
Pavel Marinov (ex Pitesti) agreed terms with Lille - 2 days ago
Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) inked 29-year old Bulgarian ex-international small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances). He started the season at BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 34 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.0apg this season. The last season Marinov played at CS Dinamo Bucuresti (also in Liga Nationala) where in 36 games he averaged 12.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.5apg. Among other achievements he won Bulgarian League championship title for two years in...   [read more]

Stanimir
Marinov
No Stanimir Marinov and Aaron Jones in first round of the playoffs - 2 days ago
Balkan is left without Stanimir Marinov (192-G-91, agency: Interperformances), and Lyubomir Minchev will not be able to use Aaron Jones for Beroe in the first match of the National Basketball League playoff. Both players had altercation at the last game from regular season which ended up with ejection from it. The Disciplinary Committee at NBL met and only confirmed the sanctions of both players. According to that both players were punished to miss one game from the playoffs and also wit...   [read more]

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
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. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Earl Rowland (188-83). He was the major contributor in Khimki's victory against the sixth-ranked Enisey in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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Bulgarian NBL round 27 best performance: Jordan Semple - 2 days ago  
NBL Round 27: Rilski defeats Academik Plovdiv in the closest game of the week - 3 days ago  
Beroe is the new Balkan League champion - 9 days ago  
Dee Bost selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 9 days ago  
Daniels' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 11 days ago  
NBL Round 26: Beroe defeats Academik Plovdiv in the game between Top 4 teams - 12 days ago  
Division A Round 10 (Second Stage): Akademik Sofia clinch top position despite loss - 14 days ago  
UE Varna wins Cup of BFB - 15 days ago  
Beroe is one step closer to the Balkan League title - 15 days ago  
Alexander Vezenkov selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 16 days ago  
Milovan Savic claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - 17 days ago  
NBL Round 25: Academik Plovdiv edges Spartak Pleven by one point - 18 days ago  
Fenerbahce Director visit Bulgaria to see young prospects - 21 days ago  
New coach for Cherno more, Natov resigned - 21 days ago  
Division A Round 9 (Second Stage): Levski 2014-2 hands first defeat to Akademik Sofia - 23 days ago  
Darius Adams' 35 points make him top Bulgarian player abroad of the week - 23 days ago  
Green Team celebrate a narrow win in All Star Game - 25 days ago  
Bulgarian League All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - 25 days ago  
Bulgarian NBL round 24 best performance: Stanimir Marinov - 25 days ago  
NBL Round 24: Rilski loses to Beroe in the game between Top 4 teams - 26 days ago  
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