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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 
Poll


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%
Darius Adams' 48 points make him top Bulgarian player abroad of the week - Mar 21, 2017


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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.


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 led Xinjiang Flying Tige to a victory over the fifth-ranked Flying Leopards (29-9) 111-103 in the Chinese CBA in Sunday night's game. Adams was MVP of the game. He scored 48 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds in 43 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. Adams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 30.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 5.8apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 55.8%(317-568), 3FGP: 35.6% and FT: 87.8% in 46 games he played so far. Adams is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely Adams has never played in Bulgaria.

Branko Mirkovic
Branko Mirkovic
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in VTB United League). He could not help Kalev/Cramo (5-15) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Mirkovic's very good performance Kalev/Cramo was defeated 94-86 at home by the higher-ranked Avtodor (#9). He recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and making 11 passes. There are only four games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Mirkovic has relatively good stats this season: 14.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 8.7apg, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.0%. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Bulgarian. Former Rilski Sportlist Samokov starter played for the Bulgarian national team in 2013.

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 14th-ranked Chalons-Reims (8-15) 81-72 in the French ProA on Saturday night. He scored 10 points and added 4 assists in 23 minutes. AS Monaco Basket (20-3) is placed first in the ProA. This year Bost has relatively solid stats: 13.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 38.5% and FT: 80.3% in 23 games. He is a naturalized American. Bost is also a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #4. 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 Kalev/Cramo's victory against the closely-ranked Vytautas 94-88. He recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 32 minutes. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinnis placed second in group Q. Simmons has reliable stats this year: 10.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4bpg in five games. He is a naturalized American. Simmons used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2012. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #5. Former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Yesilgiresun Bld (9-13) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Ivanov's very good performance Yesilgiresun Bld was defeated 89-83 on the road by the lower-ranked Istanbul BBSK (#11). He was the second best scorer with 20 points. Ivanov also added 4 rebounds. It's Ivanov's first season with the team. His stats this year are: 11.1ppg and 5.2rpg. Ivanov used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #6. Guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Turkey) faced previously mentioned Dejan Ivanov in the Turkish BSL last game. Calloway contributed to an Istanbul BBSK's victory against the closely-ranked Yesilgiresun Bld (9-13) 89-83. He recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 30 minutes. Calloway averaged so far 11.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.0apg and 1.7spg in 20 games. He is a naturalized American. Calloway is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team seven years ago. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #7. Former international power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for Tofas (10-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Ivanov's good performance Tofas was defeated 95-82 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Gaziantep (#7). He recorded 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Ivanov's stats this season are: 11.6ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.6apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago.

Chavdar Kostov
Chavdar Kostov
   #8. Shooting guard Chavdar Kostov (195-88, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Kymis (7-15) in their last game. Despite Kostov's good performance Kymis was badly defeated 88-71 in Thessaloniki by the higher-ranked (#8) PAOK. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Kostov also added 3 steals in 26 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Kostov's overall stats are: 8.1ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1spg in 14 games. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

Pavel Marinov
Pavel Marinov
   #9. Former international small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help Pitesti (10-13) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Marinov's very good performance the sixth-placed Pitesti (10-13) was defeated 86-76 on their home court in Pitesti by the higher-ranked Oradea (#4) in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Marinov also added 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Marinov averaged so far 13.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 3.8apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.

Alexander Vezenkov
Alexander Vezenkov
   #10. Power forward Alexander Vezenkov (206-95, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help FC Barcelona (10-16) in their game against Darussafaka (13-13) in the Euroleague. Vezenkov cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 11 minutes. FC Barcelona lost 56-67 in Istanbul to the higher-ranked (#9) Darussafaka. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Vezenkov's total stats are: 7.5ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3apg in 26 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

   #11. International forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Gipuzkoa's victory against the 12th-ranked Oviedo CB 87-78 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Simeonov recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Simeonov has averaged so far 5.7ppg and 3.3rpg. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

   #12. U18 international forward Yordan Minchev (202-98, currently plays in Serbia) managed to help KK Vrsac Swisslion in a victory against the 12th-ranked Sloga crushing them 82-61 in the Serbian KLS in Saturday night's game. Minchev scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 11 minutes. Minchev has averaged so far 2.5ppg and 2.3rpg in four games. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian U18 national team.

   #13. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (194-88, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help Szedeak (12-12) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Lilov's good performance Szedeak was crushed 94-70 in Szekesfehervar by the leading Alba. He scored 12 points. This season Lilov has very high stats. He averages: 19.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. Lilov is also Bulgarian national team player.

   #14. Former international power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, another player represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in Poland) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Polfarmex crushing them 89-64 in the Polish PLK last Saturday. Nikolov scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. Nikolov has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg in 23 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2014.

   #15. Former international forward Sim Iliev (204-89, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Furstenfeld Panthers (12-15) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Iliev's good performance Furstenfeld Panthers were crushed 85-64 in Traiskirchen by the higher-ranked Arkadia Lions (#4). He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Iliev also added 8 rebounds. Iliev averaged so far 15.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.1apg. He 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. Experienced Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Latvia) led Ventspils to a victory against the eighth-ranked BK Ogre (11-16) 92-85 in the Latvian LBL in Saturday night's game. Deane scored 13 points and added 3 passes. BK Ventspils (23-2) is placed first in the LBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Deane's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 9.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg. Deane is a naturalized American. He 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). He could not help Kumanovo (1-1) to beat Rabotnicki (1-1). Karadzovski scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. But Kumanovo (#4) was badly defeated 87-69 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Rabotnicki in the Places 1-6 group. It was Kumanovo's first loss after five consecutive victories. Karadzovski averaged so far 10.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg in 14 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #3. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) was not able to help Cholet Basket in their game against Paris-Levallois (14-9) in the French ProA. Evtimov scored 8 points. Cholet Basket was edged 75-74 on the opponent's court by the much higher-ranked Paris-Levallois (#5). Evtimov averaged so far 10.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.8apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and French.

   #4. Musa Gunes (201-C-85, currently plays in Turkey) managed to help Istanbulspor Beylikduzu to win against the 16th-ranked Final Genclik (6-22) 84-74 in the Turkish TBL (second division) last Friday. Gunes recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Istanbulspor Beylikduzu (18-10) is placed sixth in the TBL. Gunes has averaged so far 2.6ppg and 2.2rpg. He has both Bulgarian and Turkish nationalities.

   #5. Juliy Arabadzhiyski (204-F-93, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Bielefeld (8-10) in their last game. Despite Arabadzhiyski's good performance Bielefeld (#8) was badly defeated 94-74 at home by the higher-ranked (#6) Duesseldorf in the West group. He recorded 10 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 18 minutes. It was Bielefeld's first loss after four consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Arabadzhiyski has averaged so far 8.6ppg and 6.4rpg in 23 games.

   #6. Georgi Krastev (195-SF-94, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Karlsruhe SC's victory against the fourth-ranked Koblenz 81-73 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Saturday. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Krastev has averaged so far 5.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.7apg.

   #7. Boyan Tenev (204-F-88, college: Lincoln Memorial, currently plays in Germany) helped Aschersleben win their game against the third-ranked Sixers crushing them 78-57 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 6 points. Tenev has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 1.3rpg.

   #8. Milen Kostov (185-G-89, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Ibbenbueren in their game against Hagen BG in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). He recorded 7 points. His team was defeated 94-89. Kostov has averaged so far 7.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.4apg.   




Nikolay
Nikolov
Nikolay Nikolov claims Bulgarian Division A weekly honour - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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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