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NBL Standings
 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 4-0 
 2 Gaziantep 3-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-3 
 4 Targu Mures 0-4 
Group L
 1 Antwerp 3-1 
 2 Demir IBB 3-1 
 3 Gravelines 1-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-3 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 3-1 
 2 Vytautas 3-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-3 
 4 Apoel 1-3 
Group N
 1 Kormend 3-1 
 2 Nanterre 3-1 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 1-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-3 
Group O
 1 Alba 3-1 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-2 
 3 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 2-2 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-3 
Group P
 1 Enisey 3-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-1 
 3 Groningen 2-2 
 4 Benfica 0-4 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/12/2017
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 6-2 
 2 Beroe 5-3 
 3 Teodo Tivat 4-4 
 4 Bashkimi 4-4 
 5 Kozuv 3-5 
 6 Sigal Prishtina 2-6 
Group B
 1 Peja 5-3 
 2 Sutjeska 5-3 
 3 Feni Industries 5-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 3-5 
 5 SK Tirana 3-5 
 6 Trepca 3-5 
Last:1/12/2017
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 5 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 95% Jan.18 Targu Mures
Chalon 91% Jan.18 Sodertalje
Group L
Demir IBB 88% Jan.18 Prievidza
Gravelines Jan.18 Antwerp 80%
Group M
Vytautas 78% Jan.18 Apoel
Telekom Bsk 85% Jan.18 Oberwart
Group N
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.18 Kormend 85%
Nanterre 86% Jan.18 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice Jan.18 Alba 75%
Pau-Lacq-Ort 52% Jan.18 UBT Cluj Na
Group P
Lukoil Acad 52% Jan.18 Enisey
Groningen 93% Jan.17 Benfica
Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

Group A
Sigal Prisht Jan.17 Bashkimi 66%
Beroe 58% Jan.17 Teodo Tivat
Kozuv Jan.17 Kumanovo 66%
Group B
Peja 61% Jan.18 Trepca
Feni Industr 57% Jan.18 Sutjeska
SK Tirana Jan.18 Karpos Sokol 56%
Cedric Simmons' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bulgarians playing currently abroad - Jan 29, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bulgarian players, who play currently abroad.


Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy). Simmons led Enel Brindisi to a victory against the third-ranked Montepaschi Siena (12-5) 94-84 in the Italian SerieA last Monday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Enel Brindisi (9-8) is placed eighth in the SerieA. Simmons belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #5. This season he averages: 7.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4bpg, 2FGP: 57.0%(53-93) and FT: 73.3%. Simmons is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely Simmons 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 Eurocup). He contributed to a VEF Riga's victory against the closely-ranked CEZ Nymburk (1-2) 85-80 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. Rowland scored 8 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 32 minutes. VEF Riga (2-1) is placed second in group J. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical. Rowland has relatively good stats this year: 14.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.8apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 41.9% and FT: 73.1% in the nine 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). He helped his Spanish team Unicaja Malaga win their game against the second-ranked CSKA Moscow (4-1) 94-81 in the Euroleague last Friday. Calloway scored 9 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 27 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (2-3) is placed fifth in group E. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. This year Calloway's overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 59.6%(28-47), 3FGP: 51.0%(26-51) and FT: 72.7% in the 15 games. He is a naturalized American. Calloway played for the Bulgarian national team three years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Ivan Lilov
Ivan Lilov
   #4. Shooting guard Ivan Lilov (196-88, currently plays in EuroChallenge) led his Romanian team Gaz Metan to a 2-point victory over the closely-ranked Joensuun Kataja (1-1) 84-82 in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night. Lilov was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points and added 3 passes. CS Gaz Metan Medias (1-1) is placed second in group I. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Top 16. So now every game is very crucial. This season Lilov has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg and 2.0apg. He is also Bulgarian national team player.

Ibrahim Jaaber
Ibrahim Jaaber
   #5. Former international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Lithuania could not help Zalgiris (1-4) to beat Anadolu Efes (4-1). Jaaber cannot count it as his best performance. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 17 minutes. The sixth-placed Zalgiris lost 52-56 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Anadolu Efes in the group E of Euroleague. It was Zalgiris' third consecutive loss in a row. Jaaber is ranked second on the list of the most steals in the league with 1.9spg. He also averaged so far 5.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.2apg in the 14 games. Jaaber is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago. However Jaaber has never played in Bulgaria.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #6. An experienced small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL was not able to help Olin Edirne (3-13) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Olin Edirne was edged 85-82 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Gaziantep (#11). Videnov was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Olin Edirne this season. Videnov is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #7. Former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Lithuania) helped Lietuvos rytas win their game against the league outsider Naglis Palangos (0-13) crushing them 87-52 in the Lithuanian LKL on Monday night. He scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 17 minutes. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (5-2) is placed eighth in the LKL. It's Ivanov's first season with the team. This year Ivanov's total stats are: 6.9ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.9apg in the seven games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #8. Forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA was not able to secure a victory for Air Avellino (4-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance Air Avellino was edged in an overtime 83-82 in Varese by the leading Cimberio. Ivanov scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 34 minutes. It was Air Avellino's third consecutive loss in a row. Ivanov has reliable stats this year: 12.8ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.7spg in the six games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2011.

Andre Owens
Andre Owens
   #9. Former international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston, currently plays in Cyprus) helped Keravnos edge the fifth-ranked Apoel (7-8) 75-74 in the Cypriot Division A on Saturday night. Owens scored 8 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Keravnos Strovolou (12-3) is placed first in the Division A. Owens has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.5apg. 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.

Aleksandar Gruev
Aleksandar Gruev
   #10. Guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) led CSU Sibiu to a victory over the closely-ranked Pitesti (8-11) 79-73 in the Romanian Liga Nationala in Sunday night's game. Gruev was the best player in that game. He scored 23 points in 35 minutes. CSU Atlassib Sibiu (9-10) is placed tenth in the Liga Nationala. The Regular Season already ended. Gruev's stats this year are: 13.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.6apg in the 17 games. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. Former international guard Roderick Blakney (184-76, college: S.Carolina St., currently plays in Eurocup) couldn't help Cajasol in their game against Lokomotiv in the Eurocup. Blakney scored 7 points and added 4 assists. His team was defeated 87-80. Blakney has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg. He is a naturalized American. Blakney used to play for the Bulgarian national team six years ago.

   #12. 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 on Monday night. Nikolov scored 13 points in 25 minutes. Nikolov averaged so far 14.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.8spg in the 18 games. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. International forward Aleksandar Georgiev (203-90, currently plays in Spain) helped Assignia Manresa win their game against the fifth-ranked G.Canaria 2014 75-65 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Georgiev recorded 8 points in 21 minutes. He has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 2.2rpg in the 19 games. Georgiev is also Bulgarian national team player.

   #14. Former U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) helped Mazzeo San Severo win their game against one of league's weakest teams Perugia 84-79 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) on Sunday night. He scored 14 points and added 3 assists. Sirakov has averaged so far 8.2ppg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team back in 2011.

   #15. Former international center Krum Doychinov (206-86, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help OFI in their game against Koroivos in the Greek A2 (second division). He scored 5 points. His team was defeated 90-84. Doychinov is currently second on the league's list of best blockers. He has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1bpg. 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. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Apollon Patras (6-8) 88-69 in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 19 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (13-1) is placed first in the A1. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. This year Antic averages: 5.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.2apg in the 12 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 EuroChallenge), who plays in Ukraine could not help Khimik (0-2) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Deane's good performance the fourth-placed Khimik was defeated 77-69 at home by the leading Krasnie Krilya in the group K of EuroChallenge. He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and making 11 passes. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Top 16. So now every game will be critical. It's Deane's first season with the team. Deane is currently fifth on the league's list of best passers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Deane averages: 16.1ppg, 1.5rpg and 5.9apg. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #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 Trenkwalder RE (8-9) 75-69 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Clark scored 7 points. Umana Reyer Venezia (9-8) is placed seventh in the SerieA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Clark has reliable stats this season: 13.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #4. Dinko Marshavelski (211-F/C-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Northeastern to an easy victory against the George Mason University (4-3) crushing them 71-51 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. Marshavelski scored 11 points. The Northeastern University has quite an impressive 8-0 conference record this season. So far Northeastern won all eight 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. His stats this season are: 14.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.8spg.

   #5. Kristoffer Gafor (194-G-92, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) was not able to help Malbas (10-6) in their last game. Despite Gafor's very good performance Malbas (#3) lost 66-71 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Talje Knights in the South group. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Gafor also added 7 rebounds in 28 minutes. Gafor belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #7 with 19.0ppg. He also averaged so far 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 2.1spg in the 16 games. Gafor is another player who holds two passports: Swedish and Bulgarian.
  




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