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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 Rowland selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 19, 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), who plays in Latvia. He could not help VEF Riga (3-2) in their last game. Despite Rowland's very good performance the first-placed VEF Riga lost in an overtime 96-103 at home to the second-ranked Valencia Basket in the group J of Eurocup. He was the top scorer with 29 points. Rowland also added 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 38 minutes on the court. It was VEF Riga's first loss after three consecutive victories. His team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And that game will be critical. Rowland has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.7apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 53.6%, 3FGP: 42.2% and FT: 73.0% in the 11 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.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Lithuania. Ivanov was not able to help Lietuvos rytas (8-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance Lietuvos rytas (#6) lost 78-86 on the road to the lower-ranked (#8) PGE Turow in the group A of VTB United League. Ivanov was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 9 rebounds in 29 minutes. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. There are only three games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Ivanov's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 2FGP: 63.5%(40-63), 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 66.0% in the 13 games. He played for the Bulgarian national team in 2011.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany). He led Bayern Muenchen to a victory against the ninth-ranked s Oliver Baskets (11-12) 80-75 in the German BBL last Saturday. Homan scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 28 minutes. FC Bayern Muenchen (16-7) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Homan has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 46.0% and FT: 58.5% in the 22 games. He is a naturalized American. Homan played for the Bulgarian national team three years ago. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #4. Guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to a 2-point Unicaja Malaga's victory against the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin (1-6) 67-65 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Calloway recorded 10 points. Unicaja Malaga (3-4) is placed sixth in group E. This season Calloway has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.4apg 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.

Ivan Lilov
Ivan Lilov
   #5. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (196-88, currently plays in Romania) led Gaz Metan to a victory over the 14th-ranked Oradea (0-20) 71-64 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Lilov recorded 17 points and had 3 steals. CS Gaz Metan Medias (14-8) is placed eighth in the Liga Nationala. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Lilov has reliable stats this season: 10.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #6. Power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a Enel Brindisi's victory against the fourth-ranked Cantu (12-7) 69-65 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Simmons recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. Enel Brindisi (10-9) is placed ninth in the SerieA. Simmons is ranked fourth on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.3bpg. This year his other stats are: 8.1ppg and 6.2rpg in the 19 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.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #7. An experienced international small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an Olin Edirne's victory against the league outsider Hacettepe (3-15) 70-62 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 16 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Olin Edirne Basketball (4-14) is placed 14th in the TBL. It was his team's first victory after eight consecutive loses. This season Videnov has very high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.0apg. Videnov is also Bulgarian national team player.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #8. Forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Air Avellino's victory against the closely-ranked Vanoli Cremona (7-12) 93-81 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 23 minutes. Sidigas Avellino (5-14) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in the SerieA. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Ivanov's stats this year are: 12.7ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg in the seven 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 win their game against the fifth-ranked Apollon (9-12) 70-58 in the Cypriot Division A on Tuesday night. Owens scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Keravnos Strovolou (18-3) is placed first in the Division A. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. It's Owens' first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 9.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.6apg. Owens is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago. Owens played also for Lukoil Academik Sofia in Bulgarian league.

Roderick Blakney
Roderick Blakney
   #10. Guard Roderick Blakney (184-76, college: S.Carolina St., currently plays in Eurocup) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider Cajasol (0-5) in their game against Stelmet ZG (2-3) in the Eurocup. He scored 6 points and added 5 assists in 25 minutes. Cajasol (#4) lost 81-85 on their home court in Sevilla to the higher-ranked (#3) Stelmet ZG in the group K of Eurocup. So far Cajasol lost all five games in the Top 16. Blakney's team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And now that game is quite important. This year Blakney's total stats are: 5.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.6apg in the five games. He is a naturalized American. Blakney is a former international player as six years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. International power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania) helped U-Mobitelco win their game against the 13th-ranked Timba Timosoara crushing them 95-72 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. He recorded 10 points and added 5 passes in 26 minutes. Nikolov averaged so far 14.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.6spg in the 21 games. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

   #12. Former international guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) helped CSU Sibiu win their game against the 14th-ranked Miercurea Ciuc 82-79 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Saturday. Gruev recorded 11 points and added 4 passes in 23 minutes. He belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #7 with 4.7apg. This year Gruev also averages: 13.2ppg and 2.6rpg in the 20 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2011.

   #13. International forward Aleksandar Georgiev (203-90, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Assignia Manresa in their game against Real Madrid in the Spanish ACB. Georgiev scored only 4 points. His team was crushed by 34 points 104-70. He has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 2.1rpg. Georgiev is also Bulgarian national team player.

   #14. Former U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Mazzeo San Severo in their game against Lucca in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). Sirakov recorded 8 points in 18 minutes. His team lost 67-72. This year he averages only 7.8ppg in the 23 games. Sirakov used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team back in 2011.


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 Euroleague) led his Greek team Olympiacos to a victory against the closely-ranked Khimky (4-3) 87-82 in the Euroleague last Friday. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (4-3) is placed third in group F. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Antic's overall stats this season are: 5.8ppg and 3.8rpg. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #2. Kee Kee Clark (180-PG-84, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA could not help Umana Venezia (10-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Clark's very good performance Umana Venezia was crushed 108-84 on the road by the second-ranked Banco di Sardegna Sassari. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Clark has relatively good stats this season: 13.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.1apg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Clark has never played in Bulgaria.

   #3. Experienced Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to a 3-point Khimik's victory against the closely-ranked Hoverla (16-14) 78-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Deane recorded 10 points and added 9 assists in 26 minutes. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (17-12) is placed fifth in the Superleague. Deane has reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg, 3.1rpg and 6.1apg in the 27 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #4. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Vardar (2-9) crushing them 82-60 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga last Saturday. Karadzovski scored 11 points and added 3 assists. Kozuv Gevgelija (9-2) is placed first in the Prva Liga. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Karadzovski is currently fourth on the list of best passers. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.5apg. Karadzovski is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #5. Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80, currently plays in Norway) contributed to Tromso's victory against the closely-ranked Baerum Basket (12-10) 95-88 in the Norwegian BLNO in Sunday night's game. Mihaylov scored 20 points and had 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Tromso Storm (18-4) is placed first in the BLNO. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Mihaylov is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his seventh year in Tromso's roster. He has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.9apg.

   #6. Kristoffer Gafor (194-G-92, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) was not able to help Malbas (10-7) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Malbas (#5) lost 59-68 at home to the second-ranked Brahe Basket in the South group. Gafor was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 29 minutes. Gafor is currently eighth on the list of top scorers with 18.8ppg. He also averaged so far 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0spg in the 17 games. Gafor has both Swedish and Bulgarian nationalities.

   #7. Dinko Marshavelski (211-F/C-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Northeastern in their game against the University of Delaware in the NCAA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Marshavelski scored only 2 points. His team was edged in an overtime 76-74. He has averaged so far, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0spg.

   #8. Viktor Vladov (202-F-91, currently plays in Germany) managed to help BG Topstar Leitershofen/Stadtbergen to win against the seventh-ranked Fraport Skyliners II 105-91 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Vladov has averaged so far 3.2ppg and 2.8rpg. He also holds two passports: Bulgarian and German.
  




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