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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 20-4 
 2. Akademik PL 16-8 
 3. Beroe 15-9 
 4. Rilski 14-10 
 5. Balkan 14-10 
 6. Spartak Pleven 11-13 
 7. Cherno More 7-17 
 8. Yambol 7-17 
 9. Levski 4-20 
Last:4/23/2017
Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 8-2 
 2. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 3. UE Varna 7-3 
 4. Rilski 2 4-6 
 5. Chavdar 3-7 
 6. Vidabasket 1-9 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 8-2 
 2. Shumen 7-3 
 3. Dolphin 5-5 
 4. Dunav 2016 5-5 
 5. CSKA 4-6 
 6. Akademik Varna 1-9 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/13/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Balkan 0-0 
 3. Beroe 0-0 
 4. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 6. Boras 0-0 
 7. CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 8. Demir IBB 0-0 
 9. Dnipro 0-0 
 10. Falco KC 0-0 
 11. FC Porto 0-0 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 13. Khimik 0-0 
 14. Kormend 0-0 
 15. KR 0-0 
 16. Le Portel 0-0 
 17. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 18. Nevezis 0-0 
 19. Oradea 0-0 
 20. Parma 0-0 
 21. Rabotnicki 0-0 
 22. Rilski 0-0 
 23. Sodertalje 0-0 
 24. Spirou 0-0 
 25. Stal Ostrow 0-0 
 26. Steaua CSM 0-0 
 27. Szolnok 0-0 
 28. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 29. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 30. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:8/8/2017
Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 5-1 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-4 
 4 Sutjeska 2-4 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 3 Peja 3-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Last:3/1/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 2. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 3. Shelton, Rilski19.0 
 4. Smith, Akademik PL18.2 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.5 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.2 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.8 
 8. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 10. Bruinsma, Rilski16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.4 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 7. Bruinsma, Rilski8.2 
 8. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.7 
 10. Daniels, Balkan7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.8 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.3 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.4 
 5. Dudev, Spartak .5.3 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.2 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.5 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 8. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.5 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 8. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.6 
Poll


First Round Schedule
Balkan 50% Sep.20 Oradea
Szolnok 50% Sep.20 Trabzonspor
Demir IBB 50% Sep.20 Dnipro
Boras 50% Sep.20 Kormend
CSU Sibiu 50% Sep.20 BK Pardubice
KR 50% Sep.20 Mons-Hainaut
Bnei Hertzel 50% Sep.20 Stal Ostrow
Nevezis 50% Sep.20 Rilski
Parma 50% Sep.20 Rabotnicki
Wuerzburg 50% Sep.20 Istanbul BB
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Darius Adams selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 7, 2017


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


Darius Adams
Darius Adams
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Darius Adams (188-89, agency: Stealth Sport, college: Indianapolis, currently plays in China). He was the major contributor in a Xinjiang Flying Tige's victory against the eighth-ranked Golden Stars (22-16) 108-102 in the Chinese CBA in Friday night's game. Adams recorded 21 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals (made all of his six free throws) in 31 minutes on the court. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (32-6) are placed first in the CBA. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Adams' first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Adams averages: 30.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 5.9apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 55.1%(276-501), 3FGP: 35.6% and FT: 87.2% in 41 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Adams is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Bulgaria.

Alexander Vezenkov
Alexander Vezenkov
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Alexander Vezenkov (206-95, currently plays in Euroleague). Vezenkov could not help FC Barcelona (9-15) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance the 11th-placed FC Barcelona (9-15) was crushed 85-61 at home by the much higher-ranked CSKA (#3) in the group A of Euroleague. Vezenkov was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Vezenkov's overall stats this season are: 7.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 68.3%(41-60), 3FGP: 50.9%(27-53) and FT: 85.7%. He has a dual citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian. Despite Vezenkov played previously for the Cypriot U16 national team, he is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team.

Dee Bost
Dee Bost
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Dee Bost (188-89, agency: BeoBasket, college: Mississippi St., currently plays in France). Bost contributed to Monaco's victory against the closely-ranked Chalon/Saor (15-6) 82-72 in the French ProA on Sunday night. He scored 9 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AS Monaco Basket (19-2) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. Bost has relatively good stats this year: 13.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.2apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 43.6%, 3FGP: 35.9% and FT: 79.4% in 21 games. He is a naturalized American. Bost is also a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #4. An experienced point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Khimky in their game against Valencia Basket (6-0) in the Eurocup. Despite his good performance in Tuesday night's game Rowland recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. This season Rowland has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Rowland used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2011. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Branko Mirkovic
Branko Mirkovic
   #5. Former international guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Estonia) led Kalev/Cramo to a 3-point victory against the closely-ranked Rapla (12-8) 80-77 in the Estonian Alexela KML in Friday night's game. Mirkovic scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was his first game for Kalev/Cramo this season. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. His team is placed second in the Alexela KML. It was Kalev/Cramo's 15th consecutive victory in a row. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Mirkovic is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and Bulgarian. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #6. Power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Branko Mirkovic. But that was another game of his team in Baltic League which we would like to mention. Simmons contributed to an easy victory against the leader Barons Riga (10-2) 100-81. He recorded 9 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group Q. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinnis placed second. Simmons' overall stats this season are: 6.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.0bpg. He is a naturalized American. Simmons is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team five years ago. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #7. Former international power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for Tofas (9-11) in their game against Anadolu Efes (18-2) in the Turkish BSL, despite his very good performance on Monday night. Ivanov was the top scorer with 14 points in 20 minutes. But Tofas was crushed 81-58 on the road by the second-ranked Anadolu Efes. Ivanov has reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.6apg in 19 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago.

Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev
Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev
   #8. Forward Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev (203-90, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to a KK Zadar's victory against the second-ranked Jolly (15-4) 84-72 in the Croatian A1 in Monday night's game. Yanev Georgiev scored 7 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. KK Zadar (9-7) is placed sixth in the A1. Yanev Georgiev's overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 2.7rpg. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #9. Former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Yesilgiresun Bld (8-12) in their game against TED Kolejliler (2-18) in the Turkish BSL. Ivanov scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. Yesilgiresun Bld lost 78-90 in Ankara to the league outsider (#16) TED Kolejliler. It was Yesilgiresun Bld's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Ivanov's overall stats are: 9.3ppg and 5.3rpg in eight games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago.

Pavel Marinov
Pavel Marinov
   #10. Small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Romania) led Pitesti to a victory against the third-ranked Steaua CSM (12-7) 72-67 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. Marinov recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. BCM U Pitesti (10-9) is placed fourth in Places 1-6 group. Marinov averaged so far 13.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 4.1apg. He is a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. Former international power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, another player represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in Poland) managed to help BM Slam Stal Ostrow Wlkp. in a victory against the closely-ranked MKS Dabrowa Gornicza 78-61 in the Polish PLK in Sunday night's game. Nikolov scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. This year Nikolov's total stats are: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1apg in 21 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.

   #12. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (194-88, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Szedeak in their game against Sopron KC in the Hungarian A Division, despite his very good performance on Saturday night. Lilov was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 39 minutes. But his team lost 54-62. Lilov has very impressive stats this year: 21.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg in 20 games. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. Former international small forward Atanas Penev (195-85, currently plays in Germany) helped Hertener Loewen win their game against the 14th-ranked Bielefeld crushing them 87-62 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Penev scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Penev has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team sixteen years ago.

   #14. Former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Istanbul BBSK in their game against Usak Sportlif in the Turkish BSL. Calloway cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points, made 3 passes and 4 steals in 34 minutes. His team lost 68-80. Calloway's stats this year are: 11.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.9apg and 1.8spg in 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Calloway used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2010.

   #15. International forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93, currently plays in Spain) helped Gipuzkoa win their game against the ninth-ranked Lleida Basquet 71-65 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Simeonov scored 5 points. Simeonov has averaged so far 5.2ppg and 3.0rpg. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.


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 Latvia) led Ventspils to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked VEF Riga (11-3) 80-77 in the Latvian LBL last Saturday. Deane was MVP of the game. He scored 13 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 26 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BK Ventspils (21-2) is placed first in the LBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Deane's overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg in 22 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #2. Pero Antic (211-F/C-82, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help Fenerbahce Istanbul to win against the tenth-ranked Zalgiris (10-14) 76-67 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Fenerbahce Istanbul (16-8) is placed fifth in group A. Antic's overall stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 2.4rpg. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #3. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Strumica (5-8) 79-62 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga last Saturday. Karadzovski scored 7 points and added 4 passes. KK Kumanovo 2009 (10-3) is placed third in the Prva Liga. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Karadzovski has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 4.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #4. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Olympique Antibes (7-14) 73-57 in the French ProA in Friday night's game. Evtimov scored 6 points in 27 minutes. Cholet Basket (8-13) is placed 14th in the ProA. Evtimov averaged so far 11.4ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.9apg in 21 games. He has both Bulgarian and French nationalities.

   #5. Boris Matrakov (195-G-93, currently plays in United Kingdom). Matrakov could not help Glasgow Rocks (16-7) to beat Scorchers (10-15). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Matrakov scored only one point and grabbed 4 rebounds. Glasgow Rocks was defeated 89-75 at home by the lower-ranked Scorchers (#9). Matrakov has averaged so far 1.1ppg and 1.1rpg.

   #6. Musa Gunes (201-C-85, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Istanbulspor in their game against Afyon Bld in the Turkish TBL (second division). He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 11 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 17 points 88-71. Gunes has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 2.0rpg in 18 games. He also holds two passports: Bulgarian and Turkish.

   #7. Kristoffer Gafor (195-G-92, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to secure a victory for Trelleborg (4-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Gafor's good performance Trelleborg (#4) was crushed 102-76 on their home court in Trelleborg by the second-ranked AIK in the Superettan group. He recorded 11 points. Gafor has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.7apg. He has Bulgarian and Swedish nationalities.

   #8. Juliy Arabadzhiyski (204-F-93, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Bielefeld in their game against Hertener Loewen in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). Arabadzhiyski scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was crushed by 25 points 87-62. Arabadzhiyski has averaged so far 8.9ppg and 6.4rpg.

   #9. Boyan Tenev (204-F-88, college: Lincoln Memorial, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the second-ranked Stade 78-63 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He scored only 4 points. Tenev has averaged so far 8.5ppg and 1.2rpg.

   #10. Georgi Krastev (195-SF-94, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Kaiserslautern 104-87 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. He scored only 3 points. Krastev has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.8apg.   




Kaloyan
Ivanov
Socar Petkim signs Kaloyan Ivanov - 2 days ago
Socar Petkimspor (TBL) signed 31-year old Bulgarian power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-105kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at Tofas in the BSL. In 31 games he had 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.1apg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ivanov helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Turkish TBL championship title in...   [read more]

Chavdar
Kostov
Chavdar Kostov (ex Kymis) signs at Rabotnicki - 4 days ago
KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje (Prva Liga) landed 29-year old Bulgarian international shooting guard Chavdar Kostov (195-93kg-88, agency: Interperformances). He was about to sign at GS Kymis in Greek A1 league. The last season Kostov played also at Kymis (also in A1) where in 18 games he averaged 8.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0spg. He has been also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Kostov has regularly played for Bulgarian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National T...   [read more]

Plamen
Aleksiev
Aleksiev is back at Cherno More - 5 days ago
Cherno More Ticha (NBL) agreed terms with 30-year old ex-international point guard Plamen Aleksiev (180-77kg-87). It is actually his comeback to Cherno More as he has played here before. Aleksiev played last season at Beroe (NBL). In 27 games he had 6.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.0apg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. Aleksiev also played 12 games in Balkan League where he recorded 6.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.9apg   [read more]


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