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 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 
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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
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Last:4/13/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
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
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Shelton, Rilski21.1 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.5 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 4. Petkov, Yambol18.0 
 5. Smith, Akademik PL18.0 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.4 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan17.1 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.3 
 9. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.2 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.5 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.2 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.4 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.2 
 8. Bruinsma, Rilski7.8 
 9. Daniels, Balkan7.5 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.7.0 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.0 
 6. Dudev, Spartak .4.9 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Bozov, Rilski4.4 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 3. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.6 
 8. Hott, Balkan1.6 
 9. Jones, Beroe1.6 
 10. Beane, Lukoil Acad.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.1 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 4. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 7. Savic, Spartak .0.8 
 8. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Gudul, Beroe0.6 
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Spart.Pleven 50% Apr.29 Beroe
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Dee Bost selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 18, 2017


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Bulgarians who are currently playing abroad.


Dee Bost
Dee Bost
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Dee Bost (188-89, agency: BeoBasket, college: Mississippi St., currently plays in France). He led Monaco to a victory over the fifth-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (19-9) 85-73 in the French ProA in Sunday night's game. Bost was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 28 minutes on the court. AS Monaco Basket (25-3) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. It's Bost's first season with the team. Bost has relatively good stats this year: 13.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.1apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 42.8%, 3FGP: 35.1% and FT: 82.8% in 28 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Bost is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely he 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 (5-18) in their last game. Despite Mirkovic's very good performance the 11th-placed Kalev/Cramo (5-18) lost 75-86 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#4) Lokomotiv in the group A of VTB United League. He was the top scorer with 21 points. Mirkovic also added 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in 34 minutes. It was Kalev/Cramo's third consecutive loss in a row. His team will play only one more game in the VTB United League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Mirkovic has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 6.8apg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3FGP: 29.4% and FT: 85.7% in six games. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Bulgarian. Former Rilski Sportlist Samokov starter played for the Bulgarian national team in 2013.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey). Ivanov was not able to help Yesilgiresun Bld (9-17) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Yesilgiresun Bld was edged 89-86 in Istanbul by the much higher-ranked Galatasaray (#3). Ivanov recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Ivanov has reliable stats this season: 10.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2FGP: 47.1%, 3FGP: 43.3% and FT: 75.9%. He played for the Bulgarian national team four years ago.

Aleks Simeonov
Aleks Simeonov
   #4. Forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in Gipuzkoa's victory against the eighth-ranked Melilla Baloncesto (18-14) 78-76 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Sunday. Simeonov was the best player in that game. He scored 20 points in a mere 19 minutes. RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (23-9) is placed first in the LEB Gold. It was his team's third 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. This year Simeonov's overall stats are: 6.4ppg and 3.4rpg in 30 games. He is also Bulgarian national team player.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #5. Former international point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to a 3-point Khimki's victory against the eighth-ranked Astana (9-15) 90-87 in the VTB United League on Monday night. Rowland scored 10 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). BC Khimki Moscow Region (18-5) is placed third in group A. His team will play only one more game in the VTB United League Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Rowland's stats this season are: 11.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Rowland used to play for the Bulgarian national team six years ago. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #6. Power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to Tofas' victory against the league outsider TED Kolejliler (2-24) 85-75 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. Ivanov scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. Tofas Bursa (11-15) is placed ninth in the BSL. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Ivanov's stats this year are: 11.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.3apg in 25 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team four years ago.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #7. Former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an Istanbul BBSK's victory against the closely-ranked Demir IBB (8-18) 86-79 in the Turkish BSL last Saturday. Calloway scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (10-16) is placed tenth in the BSL. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Calloway averaged so far 10.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.6spg. He is a naturalized American. Calloway used to play for the Bulgarian national team seven years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #8. Power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Branko Mirkovic. But that was another game of his team in Estonian Alexela KML which we would like to mention. Simmons contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams BC Rakvere (9-23) crushing them 89-67. He scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 17 minutes. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (29-3) is placed third in the Alexela KML. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This year Simmons' total stats are: 9.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.5apg in 15 games. He is a naturalized American. Simmons used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2012. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #9. Former international power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, another player represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in Poland) was not able to secure a victory for BM Slam Stal (20-10) in their game against PGE Turow (17-13) in the Polish PLK. Nikolov recorded 9 points. But BM Slam Stal was crushed 97-74 in Zgorzelec by the lower-ranked PGE Turow (#8). There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This season Nikolov averages: 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.

Pavel Marinov
Pavel Marinov
   #10. Small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help Pitesti (11-17) in their last game. Despite Marinov's very good performance Pitesti (#6) was crushed 84-61 in Bucuresti by the higher-ranked (#3) Steaua CSM in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 20 points in 34 minutes. Marinov averaged so far 14.3ppg, 4.4rpg and 3.9apg in 33 games. He is a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. U18 international forward Yordan Minchev (202-98, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to Vrsac's victory against the seventh-ranked Tamis 80-69 in the Serbian KLS in Wednesday night's game. Minchev scored 7 points in 15 minutes. Minchev has averaged so far 2.6ppg and 1.9rpg in eight games. He plays currently for the Bulgarian U18 national team.

   #12. International center Jason Washburn (210-90, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Utah, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Yokohama BC (15-38) in their last game. Despite his good performance Yokohama BC (#6) were edged 76-73 in Hamamatsu by the second-ranked Sanen Neophoenix in the Central group. Washburn recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. Washburn has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.2apg in 44 games. Washburn is a naturalized American. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. International shooting guard Chavdar Kostov (195-88, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Kymis in their game against Olympiacos in the Greek A1. He scored 6 points. His team was crushed by 48 points 93-45. Kostov has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 2.9rpg. He is also Bulgarian national team player.

   #14. Former international forward Sim Iliev (204-89, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Furstenfeld Panthers in their game against Vienna in the Austrian A Bundesliga, despite his very good performance last Monday. Iliev was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 32 minutes. But his team lost 66-78. Iliev averaged so far 14.9ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.9apg in 31 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2014.

   #15. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (194-88, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help Szedeak in their game against Kaposvari in the Hungarian A Division. Lilov recorded 7 points in 36 minutes. His team lost 66-70. Lilov has very impressive stats this year: 19.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.6spg in 30 games. 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) could not help Ventspils (27-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Deane's very good performance the league leader Ventspils was crushed 87-66 on the road by the lower-ranked Jekabpils (#3). He was the top scorer with 17 points. Deane also added 4 assists. The Regular Season already ended. This season Deane averages: 9.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. 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 Balkan League) was not able to help Kumanovo (5-1) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Karadzovski's good performance Kumanovo was crushed 84-55 in Stara Zagora by the higher-ranked Beroe (#5). He was the top scorer with 14 points. Karadzovski also added 3 assists. Karadzovski has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.4apg. He has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #3. Boris Matrakov (195-G-93, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Leeds Force (8-24) crushing them 92-61 in the British BBL last Friday. Matrakov scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Glasgow Rocks (19-11) is placed third in the BBL. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Matrakov has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 2.1rpg.

   #4. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) contributed to an Cholet Basket's surprising victory against the third-ranked JSF Nanterre (19-9) crushing them 85-54 in the French ProA on Tuesday night. Evtimov scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Cholet Basket (10-18) is placed 14th in the ProA. Evtimov averaged so far 10.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.7apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and French.

   #5. Musa Gunes (201-C-85, currently plays in Turkey) managed to help Istanbulspor Beylikduzu to win against the 15th-ranked Duzce Belediye (10-23) crushing them 90-63 in the Turkish TBL (second division) last Saturday. Gunes scored only 2 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Istanbulspor Beylikduzu (20-13) is placed seventh in the TBL. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Gunes has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 2.5rpg. He has both Bulgarian and Turkish nationalities.   




Filip
Videnov
Filip Videnov (ex Lukoil Acad.) agreed terms with Arak - 16 hours ago
Shahrdary Arak (Superleague) inked experienced 37-year old Bulgarian small forward Filip Videnov (196-97kg-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport). He started the season at Lukoil Academic Sofia in Bulgarian NBL league. Videnov managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 15 NBL games he recorded 8.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.0apg. Videnov helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.4apg. And finally Videnov contri...   [read more]

Pavel
Marinov
Pavel Marinov (ex Pitesti) agreed terms with Lille - 3 days ago
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Stanimir
Marinov
No Stanimir Marinov and Aaron Jones in first round of the playoffs - 3 days ago
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