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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 14-3 
 2. Akademik PL 11-6 
 3. Beroe 11-6 
 4. Rilski 10-7 
 5. Balkan 9-8 
 6. Spartak Pleven 8-9 
 7. Cherno More 5-12 
 8. Yambol 4-12 
 9. Levski 4-13 
Full Standings
Last:2/26/2017
Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 3-0 
 2. UE Varna 2-1 
 3. Levski 2014-2 2-1 
 4. Rilski 2 1-2 
 5. Chavdar 1-2 
 6. Vidabasket 0-3 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 3-0 
 2. Shumen 2-1 
 3. Dunav 2016 2-1 
 4. Akademik Varna 1-2 
 5. Dolphin 1-2 
 6. CSKA 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:2/12/2017
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 4-1 
 2 Kozuv 2-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-3 
 4 Sutjeska 2-3 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 4-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-2 
 3 Peja 2-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-4 
Last:2/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Shelton, Rilski25.6 
 2. Semple, Akademik.21.6 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 4. Ivanov, Levski19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.5 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.9 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.1 
 8. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski16.0 
 10. Dimitrov, Akademik.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.4 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.3 
 4. Savic, Spartak .9.1 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.9 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan8.8 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.8 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Petkov, Yambol7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.6 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.5.9 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.7 
 7. Aleksiev, Beroe4.6 
 8. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.5 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.0 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.3 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.0 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 4. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.9 
 5. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 6. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 7. Hott, Balkan1.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 9. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 10. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.3 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .0.9 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.9 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.9 
 7. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 8. Shelton, Rilski0.8 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.8 
 10. Veselinov, Levski0.8 
Player of the Week

 Evan Bruinsma
  Rilski
  ( 202-F-97-92 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 20 (Regular Season)

Rilski 76% Mar.4 Cherno More
Spart.Pleven 66% Mar.4 Yambol
Lukoil Acad 75% Mar.4 Balkan
Levski Mar.4 Beroe 75%
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Second Stage)

Places 1-6
Akademik Sof 73% Feb.26 Levski 2014-
Vidabasket Feb.26 Rilski 2 77%
Chavdar Feb.26 UE Varna 67%
Places 7-12
Akademik Var 82% Feb.26 CSKA
Dunav 2016 Feb.26 Cherno More 69%
Shumen 75% Feb.26 Dolphin
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Second Stage)

Group C
Kumanovo 90% Mar.1 Karpos Sokol
Feni Industr 57% Feb.28 Kozuv
Sutjeska Feb.28 Beroe 71%
Group D
Peja Mar.1 Teodo Tivat 56%
Earl Rowland's 30 points make him top Bulgarian player abroad of the week - Jan 22, 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.


Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Eurocup). He led his Latvian team VEF Riga to a victory over the fourth-ranked Gescrap BB (0-2) crushing them 99-76 in the Eurocup in Tuesday night's game. Rowland was MVP of the game. He scored 30 points (!!!) and had 3 steals in 28 minutes on the court. VEF Riga (1-1) is placed second in group J. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical. It's Rowland's first season with the team. Rowland has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.8apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.1%(36-63), 3FGP: 40.7% and FT: 70.8% in the eight games he played so far. Rowland is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian senior national team two years ago. Strangely Rowland has never played in Bulgaria.

Ibrahim Jaaber
Ibrahim Jaaber
   #2. best in steals with 1.9spg. This year his other stats are: 6.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg, 3FGP: 36.4% and FT: 63.2% in the 13 games. Jaaber is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian national team in 2009. Apparently Jaaber has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League). Ivanov contributed to a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the fourth-ranked Unics Kazan (8-4) 87-80 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (6-6) is placed sixth in group A. This year Ivanov's overall stats are: 8.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 2FGP: 66.7%(28-42), 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 67.6% in the 10 games. He played for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #4. Guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Unicaja Malaga (8-10) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Calloway's good performance Unicaja Malaga was crushed 91-67 on the road by the leading Real Madrid. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Calloway's total stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American. Calloway used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2010. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Andre Owens
Andre Owens
   #5. An experienced former international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston, currently plays in Cyprus), who plays in the Cypriot Division A was not able to help Keravnos (11-3) in their last game. Despite Owens' very good performance the league leader Keravnos lost 67-75 at home to the second-ranked AEK. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Owens also added 6 rebounds in 25 minutes. They ended the series of five consecutive victories. The Regular Season already ended. This year Owens' total stats are: 7.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg in the 10 games. He is a naturalized American. Owens used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago. He played also for Lukoil Academik Sofia in Bulgarian league.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #6. Power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Enel Brindisi (8-8) in their game against Cimberio Varese (14-2) in the Italian SerieA. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 19 minutes. Enel Brindisi lost 71-83 in Varese to the leading Cimberio. Simmons is currently third on the list of best blockers with 1.4bpg. This year his other stats are: 6.8ppg and 5.8rpg in the 16 games. Simmons is a naturalized American. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster. However Simmons has never played in Bulgaria.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #7. Former international forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Air Avellino (4-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Air Avellino was crushed 95-71 in Montegranaro by the higher-ranked Sutor (#13). Ivanov was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 8 rebounds. Ivanov has relatively good stats this season: 13.0ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.8spg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

Roderick Blakney
Roderick Blakney
   #8. Guard Roderick Blakney (184-76, college: S.Carolina St., currently plays in Spain) helped Cajasol win their game against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (7-11) 81-73 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Blakney scored 9 points in only 14 minutes. Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (7-11) is placed 12th in the ACB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Blakney has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 2.3apg in the seven games. He is a naturalized American. Blakney used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2007.

Ivan Lilov
Ivan Lilov
   #9. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (196-88, currently plays in Romania) helped Gaz Metan win their game against the closely-ranked Targu Mures (5-11) 76-63 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. Lilov scored 9 points and had 4 steals. CS Gaz Metan Medias (10-8) is placed eighth in the Liga Nationala. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Lilov has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg and 2.7spg. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

Aleksandar Gruev
Aleksandar Gruev
   #10. Guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help CSU Sibiu (8-10) in their game against Oradea (0-15) in the Romanian Liga Nationala, despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. Gruev was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 4 passes in 32 minutes. But CSU Sibiu lost 76-83 on their home court in Sibiu to the lower-ranked (#14) Oradea. The Regular Season already ended. Gruev belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6 with 4.8apg. He also averaged so far 13.0ppg and 2.8rpg in the 16 games. Gruev is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. International power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania) was the major contributor in U-Mobitelco's victory against the 14th-ranked Miercurea Ciuc crushing them 87-56 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Monday. He scored 13 points. This season Nikolov has relatively solid stats: 14.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.8spg. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

   #12. International shooting guard Pavlin Ivanov (194-93, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help Buducnost in their game against Partizan in the Adriatic League. Ivanov cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was defeated 63-50. This season Ivanov averages just 1.8ppg. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. Former U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Mazzeo San Severo in their game against Bari in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). Despite his good performance on Sunday night He was the top scorer with 11 points. Sirakov has averaged so far 7.8ppg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team two years ago.

   #14. International forward Aleksandar Georgiev (203-90, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Assignia Manresa in a victory against the tenth-ranked Blusens Monbus 83-69 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Georgiev scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. He has averaged so far 4.7ppg and 2.2rpg in the 18 games. Georgiev plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

   #15. Former international center Krum Doychinov (206-86, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) helped OFI win their game against the closely-ranked Ermis Lagkada 86-82 in the Greek A2 (second division) on Saturday night. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. Doychinov is currently second on the league's list of best blockers with 1.2bpg. This year his other stats are: 9.9ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.5apg in the 13 games. Doychinov used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.


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

   #1. Experienced Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Ukraine) led Khimik to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Dnipro (8-18) 74-67 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Deane scored 24 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 8 assists (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line). Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (15-11) is placed fifth in the Superleague. The Regular Season already ended. Deane has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 5.6apg. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #2. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Apollon Patras (5-8) 88-69 in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (13-0) is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all thirteen games in the Regular Season. Antic's overall stats this season are: 5.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #3. Kee Kee Clark (180-PG-84, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an Umana Venezia's victory against the closely-ranked Cantu (11-5) 83-79 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. Clark recorded 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Umana Reyer Venezia (8-8) is placed seventh in the SerieA. Clark has relatively good stats this season: 14.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.2apg. He is a naturalized American. However Clark has never played in Bulgaria.

   #4. Dinko Marshavelski (211-F/C-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Northeastern's victory against the Hofstra University (2-3) 65-60 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Marshavelski recorded 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes. The Northeastern University has a very solid 6-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all six games in the conference. Marshavelski is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Northeastern's roster. He has reliable stats this season: 14.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.8spg in the 17 games he played so far.

   #5. Kristoffer Gafor (194-G-92, currently plays in Sweden) was the major contributor in Malbas' victory against the eighth-ranked Hoganas (7-9) crushing them 99-77 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) last Sunday. Gafor scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes. Malbas Oresund (10-5) is placed third in South group. Gafor is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 19.1ppg. This year he also averages: 7.1rpg, 1.5apg and 2.2spg in the 15 games. Gafor is another player who holds two passports: Swedish and Bulgarian.

   #6. Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80, currently plays in Norway) managed to help Tromso Storm to win against the closely-ranked Baerum Basket 89-78 in the Norwegian BLNO last Sunday. He scored 5 points and added 6 passes. Mihaylov has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.0apg.

   #7. Viktor Vladov (202-F-91, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Leitershofen's victory against the tenth-ranked Hanau 89-84 in the German ProB (third division) in Friday night's game. He scored only 2 points. Vladov has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He has both Bulgarian and German nationalities.   



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