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NBL Standings
 1. Akademik PL 2-0 
 2. Balkan 1-0 
 3. Beroe 1-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-1 
 5. Levski 2014 1-1 
 6. Yambol 1-1 
 7. Rilski 1-1 
 8. Cherno More 0-2 
 9. Spartak Pleven 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/15/2017
Division A Standings
East
 1. Chavdar 1-0 
 2. Dolphin 1-0 
 3. UE Varna 1-0 
 4. Beroe-2 0-1 
 5. Shumen 0-1 
 6. Chernomorets 0-1 
West
 1. Athletic Sofia 1-0 
 2. Buba 1-0 
 3. CSKA 1-0 
 4. Rilski 2 0-0 
 5. Akademik Sofia 0-1 
 6. Balkan 2 0-1 
 7. Vidabasket 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Last:10/18/2017
S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 2-0 
 2 Blokotehna 2-0 
 3 Rilski 1-0 
 4 Levski 2014 1-1 
 5 Kumanovo 1-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-1 
 7 Ibar Rozaje 0-2 
 8 SK Tirana 0-2 
Last:10/19/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alex DAVIS
  Beroe
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 25
 1. Davis, Beroe25.0 
 2. Ivanov, Balkan25.0 
 3. Arnett, Yambol20.0 
 4. Kuntic, Spartak .19.5 
 5. Umipig, Akademik.18.5 
 6. Yanev Georgi., Ber.17.0 
 7. Wright, Rilski16.5 
 8. Bowen, Spartak .16.5 
 9. Parker, Beroe16.0 
 10. Brooks, Balkan16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikola MARAVIC
  Levski
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Maravic, Levski13.5 
 2. Brooks, Balkan12.0 
 3. Arnett, Yambol11.0 
 4. Varbanov, Yambol11.0 
 5. Johnson, Akademik.10.5 
 6. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.10.0 
 7. Ivanov, Yambol9.0 
 8. Kemp, Beroe9.0 
 9. Simeonov, Levski8.5 
 10. Nguirane, Akademik.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Isiah UMIPIG
  Akademik.
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Umipig, Akademik.8.5 
 2. Brooks, Balkan7.0 
 3. Karamfilov, Levski7.0 
 4. Avramov, Lukoil A.7.0 
 5. Velikov, Lukoil Acad.5.5 
 6. Marinov, Spartak .5.0 
 7. Koev, Spartak .5.0 
 8. Parker, Beroe5.0 
 9. Govedarov, Yambol4.5 
 10. Wright, Rilski4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dimitar MARINCHESHKI
  Rilski
  (200-F/C-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Marincheshki, Rilski4.0 
 2. Wright, Rilski3.5 
 3. Koev, Spartak .3.5 
 4. Ivanov, Balkan3.0 
 5. Fortenberry, Balkan3.0 
 6. DiNunno, Beroe3.0 
 7. Umipig, Akademik.2.5 
 8. Taylor, Rilski2.5 
 9. Petkov, Yambol2.0 
 10. Simeonov, Levski2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam KEMP
  Beroe
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 1
 1. Kemp, Beroe1.0 
 2. Perine, Yambol1.0 
 3. Arnett, Yambol1.0 
 4. Stefanov, Cherno M.1.0 
 5. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 6. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 7. Knox, Lukoil Acad.0.5 
 8. Maravic, Levski0.5 
 9. Durchev, Akademik.0.5 
 10. Milov, Levski 20140.5 
Player of the Week

 Travis Taylor
  Rilski
  ( 203-F-90 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Spart.Pleven Oct.21 Levski 2014 89%
Akademik PL 81% Oct.21 Rilski
Cherno More Oct.21 Balkan 98%
Beroe 72% Oct.21 Yambol
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

East
UE Varna 50% Oct.22 Chernomorets
Beroe-2 58% Oct.22 Shumen
Chavdar 59% Oct.22 Dolphin
West
Buba 58% Oct.22 CSKA
Rilski 2 50% Oct.22 Athletic Sof
Akademik Sof 58% Oct.22 Balkan 2
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

SK Tirana 56% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.25 Rilski
Kumanovo Oct.25 Akademik PL 76%
Levski 2014 Oct.24 Blokotehna 75%
Dejan Ivanov selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 12, 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.


Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Lithuanian team Lietuvos rytas to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (3-11) crushing them 95-73 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Ivanov scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (8-6) is placed fifth in group A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Ivanov's first season with the team. This year he averages: 8.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 2FGP: 66.1%(37-56), 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 67.5% in the 12 games he played so far. Ivanov played for the Bulgarian senior national team two years ago.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in VTB United League). He contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (5-9) 85-69 in the VTB United League last Monday. Rowland recorded 10 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. VEF Riga (9-5) is placed fourth in group B. There are only four games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Rowland is the league's top scorer and also on the list of best passers (second place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Rowland averages: 16.9ppg, 5.7rpg, 6.1apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 57.0%(77-135), 3FGP: 30.8% and FT: 83.6%. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian national team in 2011. Strangely he has never played in Bulgaria.

Andre Owens
Andre Owens
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston, currently plays in Cyprus). He led Keravnos to a victory over the closely-ranked AEK (14-5) 69-54 in the Cypriot Division A in Tuesday night's game. Owens was MVP of the game. He scored 20 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Keravnos Strovolou (16-3) is placed first in the Division A. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Owens' overall stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 44.8%, 3FGP: 34.8% and FT: 67.9%. He is a naturalized American. Owens played for the Bulgarian national team four years ago. He used to play for Lukoil Academik Sofia in Bulgarian league.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #4. Power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Liga Nationala could not help U-Mobitelco (14-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance U-Mobitelco was crushed 84-59 on the road by the lower-ranked Gaz Metan (#8). Nikolov was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Nikolov has relatively good stats this season: 14.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6spg. He is also Bulgarian national team player.

Ivan Lilov
Ivan Lilov
   #5. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (196-88, currently plays in Romania) faced previously mentioned Hristo Nikolov in the Romanian Liga Nationala last game. Lilov contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked U-Mobitelco (14-7) crushing them 84-59. He scored 11 points. Lilov's overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.7spg. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #6. Center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin (12-7) 79-61 in the German BBL on Sunday night. Homan recorded 7 points and blocked 2 shots in 22 minutes. FC Bayern Muenchen (15-7) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Homan has relatively solid stats: 10.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg in the 21 games. He is a naturalized American. Homan is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team three years ago. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Aleksandar Gruev
Aleksandar Gruev
   #7. Former international guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Liga Nationala was not able to help CSU Sibiu (10-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Gruev's good performance CSU Sibiu was crushed 90-68 at home by the lower-ranked Craiova (#10). He scored 10 points and added 3 assists. Gruev belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #7. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 4.7apg. Gruev used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

Krum Doychinov
Krum Doychinov
   #8. Center Krum Doychinov (206-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) contributed to OFI's surprising victory against the fifth-ranked Ikaroi Serron (10-6) 69-66 in the Greek A2 (second division) on Sunday night. Doychinov recorded 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. OF Irakleio (4-12) is placed second from the bottom (#13) in the A2. Doychinov is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league. His overall stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1bpg. Doychinov used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2010.


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) was the major contributor in an overtime Khimik's victory against the closely-ranked Cherkasy (15-15) 93-87 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. Deane scored 16 points and added 6 assists in 31 minutes. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (16-12) is placed fifth in the Superleague. Deane has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.0apg and 1.1spg in the 26 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #2. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) led Kozuv to a victory over the fifth-ranked ABA Strumica (5-5) 91-83 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga last Saturday. Karadzovski was the best player in that game. He recorded 21 points and added 3 passes in 30 minutes. Kozuv Gevgelija (8-2) is placed first in the Prva Liga. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Karadzovski belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #3 with 3.6apg. This year he also averages: 13.4ppg and 2.9rpg in the 10 games. Karadzovski has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #3. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Greece) managed to help Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in a victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (13-3) 72-67 in a derby game in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game. Antic scored only 2 points in 13 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (15-1) is placed first in the A1. This year Antic's overall stats are: 5.2ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg in the 13 games. He is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #4. Viktor Vladov (202-F-91, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German ProB (third division) could not help Leitershofen (8-10) to beat Licher Baeren (10-8). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 12 minutes. The eighth-placed Leitershofen lost 62-70 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) Licher Baeren in the Group South. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Vladov's overall stats are: 3.3ppg and 2.5rpg in the four games. He has both Bulgarian and German nationalities.   




Nikolay
Nikolov
Nikolay Nikolov claims Bulgarian Division A weekly honour - 4 days ago
Talented Nikolay Nikolov (201-SF-97) had an amazing evening in the last round for UE Varna and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Division A Player of the Week award for round 1. The 20-year old had the game-high 26 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for UE Varna in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Shumen (#5, 0-1) with 31-point margin 98-67. UE Varna is placed at 3rd position in their group in Bulgarian Division A. But it's just...   [read more]

Lubomir
Lilov
Division A Round 1 of Regular Season - 5 days ago
The Regular Season in Division A just started. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The biggest surprise of round 1 in Division A took place in Troyan where host Chavdar (1-0) beat Beroe-2 (0-1) 97-84 on Sunday evening. Chavdar made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Forward Lubomir Lilov (200-87) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Kiril Raykov (197-87) chipped in 23 points and 8 rebounds. Chavdar...   [read more]

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Bulgarians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Earl Rowland (188-83). He led Eskisehir Basket to a victory over the 14th-ranked Banvit in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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