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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 Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
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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Earl Calloway selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 5, 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 Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Spain). He led Unicaja Malaga to a victory over the league outsider Lagun Aro GBC (3-17) 74-70 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Calloway was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes on the court. Unicaja Malaga (9-11) is placed tenth in the ACB. It was his team's first victory after five consecutive loses. It's Calloway's first season with the team. This year Calloway averages: 7.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.9apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 49.0%, 3FGP: 27.9% and FT: 85.2% in the 20 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Calloway played for the Bulgarian senior national team three years ago. Strangely he 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). Rowland was the major contributor in a VEF Riga's victory against the fourth-ranked CEZ Nymburk (1-3) crushing them 81-59 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. He recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. VEF Riga (3-1) is placed first in group J. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical. Rowland has relatively good stats this season: 14.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.7apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 44.1% and FT: 72.7%. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian national team in 2011. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy). Simmons contributed to a Enel Brindisi's victory against the third-ranked Montepaschi Siena (13-5) 94-84 in the Italian SerieA on Monday night. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. Enel Brindisi (9-9) is placed eighth in the SerieA. This year Simmons' overall stats are: 7.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 58.8%(60-102) and FT: 71.9% in the 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Simmons is also a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #4. Power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League) helped his Lithuanian team Lietuvos rytas win their game against the closely-ranked BC Astana (7-6) crushing them 93-60 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 20 minutes. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (7-6) is placed fifth in group A. This year Ivanov's total stats are: 8.4ppg and 5.8rpg in the 11 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) helped Bayern Muenchen win their game against the 16th-ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (6-14) 79-72 in the German BBL on Saturday night. Homan scored 16 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. FC Bayern Muenchen (14-7) is placed third in the BBL. This season Homan has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg. He is a naturalized American. Homan used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #6. Power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania) helped U-Mobitelco win their game against the closely-ranked Ploiesti (13-7) 97-88 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Saturday. Nikolov scored 20 points. CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca (14-6) is placed third in the Liga Nationala. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Nikolov has reliable stats this season: 14.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.6apg and 1.7spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

Roderick Blakney
Roderick Blakney
   #7. An experienced former international guard Roderick Blakney (184-76, college: S.Carolina St., currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Cajasol (7-13) in their last game. Despite Blakney's good performance Cajasol lost 68-77 on the road to the higher-ranked (#13) CB Canarias. He scored 13 points in a mere 15 minutes. Blakney has averaged so far 6.4ppg and 2.0apg in the nine games. He is a naturalized American. Blakney used to play for the Bulgarian national team six years ago.

Andre Owens
Andre Owens
   #8. Guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston, currently plays in Cyprus) helped Keravnos win their game against the sixth-ranked AEL (6-11) crushing them 70-46 in the Cypriot Division A in Wednesday night's game. Owens recorded 13 points and added 5 passes. Keravnos Strovolou (14-3) is placed first in the Division A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Owens has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American. Owens used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2009. He played also for Lukoil Academik Sofia in Bulgarian league.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #9. International 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 (3-14) in their last game. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Olin Edirne was edged 69-67 at home by the second-ranked Banvit BK. Videnov scored 12 points and added 5 assists in 34 minutes. It was Olin Edirne's eighth consecutive loss in a row. Videnov has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg in the two games. Videnov is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

Ivan Lilov
Ivan Lilov
   #10. Shooting guard Ivan Lilov (196-88, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to secure a victory for Gaz Metan (1-2) in their game against Ventspils (1-2) in the EuroChallenge. He scored 8 points. The fourth-placed Gaz Metan was crushed 96-64 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Ventspils in the group I of EuroChallenge. There are only three games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Top 16. So now every game will be important. Lilov's stats this season are: 10.7ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) helped CSU Sibiu win their game against the league outsider CS Dinamo Bucuresti crushing them 110-46 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. Gruev scored 12 points, made 8 passes and 4 steals in 24 minutes. Gruev belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #7 with 4.8apg. This year his other stats are: 13.5ppg and 2.6rpg in the 18 games. Gruev used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

   #12. International forward Aleksandar Georgiev (203-90, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Assignia Manresa in their game against Regal FC Barcelona in the Spanish ACB. He scored 7 points in 16 minutes. His team lost 76-88. Georgiev has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 2.1rpg in the 20 games. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. Former U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Mazzeo San Severo in their game against Casalpusterlengo in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Sirakov recorded only 3 points in 17 minutes. His team lost 63-69. This year he averages just 7.7ppg in the 21 games. Sirakov used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team two 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), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague could not help one of league's weakest teams Khimik (15-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Deane's good performance Khimik was defeated 80-72 on the road by the higher-ranked Halychyna (#4). He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and making 14 passes. Deane also added 7 rebounds. This season Deane has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 3.2rpg and 6.0apg. 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 Euroleague) managed to help Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in a victory against the seventh-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (1-5) 82-71 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Antic scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 15 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (3-3) is placed fifth in group F. Antic has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 3.6rpg in the 16 games he played so far. 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 a 3-point Umana Venezia's victory against one of league's weakest teams VL Pesaro (4-14) 71-68 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. Clark scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. Umana Reyer Venezia (10-8) is placed seventh in the SerieA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Clark's stats this year are: 13.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.1apg in the 14 games. He is a naturalized American.

   #4. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Balkan League) led his FYR Macedonian team Kozuv to a victory against the fourth-ranked Mornar Bar (0-2) 72-64 in the Balkan League on Tuesday night. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Kozuv Gevgelija (2-0) is placed first in group D. There are only three games left until the end of the Balkan League Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Karadzovski is currently seventh on the list of best passers. He has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. Karadzovski is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #5. Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80, currently plays in Norway) was the major contributor in Tromso's victory against the fifth-ranked Gimle BBK (9-13) 75-65 in the Norwegian BLNO in Saturday night's game. He recorded 19 points and had 3 steals. Tromso Storm (15-4) is placed first in the BLNO. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Mihaylov is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his seventh year in Tromso's roster. Mihaylov has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.8apg.

   #6. Viktor Vladov (202-F-91, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Leitershofen's victory against the fourth-ranked Noerdlingen 96-92 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. Vladov scored only 3 points. He has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. Vladov has both Bulgarian and German nationalities.
  




Gerasim
Nikolov
Spartak Pleven keeps Nikolov for another season - 1 day ago

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) re-signed 23-year old guard Gerasim Nikolov (188-93). He played there last season. In 33 NBL games he averaged 6.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. Nikolov helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also spent pre-season at BC Levski 2014 Sofia that year. Nikolov won Bulgarian League championship title in 2014. He has played also professionally for other Bulgarian teams like Dunav 2007 Ruse and Bulgaria U20 team Sofia. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transf...   [read more]

Dimitar
Marincheshki
Marincheshki re-signs at Spartak Pleven - 2 days ago

BC Spartak Pleven (NBL) confirmed in their roster 26-year old power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-99kg-90). He played there last season. In 35 NBL games he had 13.8ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.8apg. Marincheshki helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 3rd Team. The previous (14-15) season he played at Balkan where in 35 NBL games Marincheshki recorded 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the fi...   [read more]

Dimitar
Marincheshki
Tristan Carey (ex Rilski) joins Lugano Tigers - 3 days ago

Lugano Tigers (LNA) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Tristan Carey (193-84kg-91, college: Longwood). He played last season at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL league. In 34 games he had 11.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1   [read more]


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