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NBL Standings
 1. Akademik PL 3-0 
 2. Balkan 2-0 
 3. Beroe 2-0 
 4. Levski 2014 2-1 
 5. Lukoil Acad. 1-1 
 6. Rilski 1-2 
 7. Yambol 1-2 
 8. Cherno More 0-3 
 9. Spartak Pleven 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/22/2017
Division Standings
East
 1. Chavdar 2-0 
 2. UE Varna 2-0 
 3. Beroe-2 1-1 
 4. Dolphin 1-1 
 5. Chernomorets 0-2 
 6. Shumen 0-2 
West
 1. Athletic Sofia 2-0 
 2. Buba 2-0 
 3. Akademik Sofia 1-1 
 4. CSKA 1-1 
 5. Rilski 2 0-1 
 6. Vidabasket 0-1 
 7. Balkan 2 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/23/2017
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
 Pavel IVANOV
  Balkan
  (200-F/G-88)
  Avg: 25
 1. Ivanov, Balkan25.0 
 2. Yanev-G., Beroe23.0 
 3. Whisnant, Beroe21.5 
 4. Davis, Beroe20.5 
 5. Simeonov, Levski20.3 
 6. Hristov, Cherno M.18.3 
 7. Arnett, Yambol18.0 
 8. Perine, Yambol17.3 
 9. Umipig, Akademik.17.0 
 10. Kuntic, Spartak .16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikola MARAVIC
  Levski
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Maravic, Levski10.7 
 2. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.10.0 
 3. Johnson, Akademik.9.0 
 4. Kemp, Beroe9.0 
 5. Varbanov, Yambol8.7 
 6. Simeonov, Levski7.7 
 7. Arnett, Yambol7.5 
 8. Brooks, Balkan7.5 
 9. Haughton, Balkan7.5 
 10. Nguirane, Akademik.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Levski
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Karamfilov, Levski7.7 
 2. Umipig, Akademik.7.7 
 3. Avramov, Lukoil A.7.0 
 4. Velikov, Lukoil Acad.5.5 
 5. Zhelev, Beroe5.5 
 6. Arnett, Yambol5.0 
 7. Brooks, Balkan5.0 
 8. Marinov, Spartak .5.0 
 9. Parker, Beroe5.0 
 10. DiNunno, Beroe4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Konstantin KOEV
  Spartak .
  (196-F-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Koev, Spartak .3.3 
 2. Ivanov, Balkan3.0 
 3. Taylor, Rilski3.0 
 4. DiNunno, Beroe3.0 
 5. Fortenberry, Balkan3.0 
 6. Wright, Rilski3.0 
 7. Marincheshki, Rilski2.7 
 8. Zhelev, Beroe2.5 
 9. Petkov, Yambol2.5 
 10. Haughton, Balkan2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex DAVIS
  Beroe
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Davis, Beroe1.5 
 2. Kemp, Beroe1.0 
 3. Nikolov, Beroe1.0 
 4. Taylor, Rilski1.0 
 5. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 6. Simeonov, Levski0.7 
 7. Maravic, Levski0.7 
 8. Ivanov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Stefanov, Cherno M.0.7 
 10. Perine, Yambol0.7 
Poll


Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Rilski 92% Oct.28 Spart.Pleven
Levski 2014 Oct.28 Beroe 62%
Balkan 52% Oct.28 Akademik PL
Levski 2014 95% Oct.28 Cherno More
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

East
Dolphin 56% Oct.29 Beroe-2
Chernomorets 50% Oct.29 Shumen
Chavdar 59% Oct.29 UE Varna
West
Balkan 2 50% Oct.29 Rilski 2
CSKA 56% Oct.29 Akademik Sof
Vidabasket Oct.29 Buba 98%
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 selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - Oct 3, 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, college: Indianapolis, currently plays in Asia Champions Cup). He led his Chinese team Xinjiang Flying Tige to a surprising victory over the league leader Astana (3-1) 79-70 in the Asia Champions Cup in Friday night's game. Adams was MVP of the game. He recorded 27 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 34 minutes on the court. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (3-1) are placed seventh in the Asia Champions Cup. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Adams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 22.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.3apg, 2.9spg, 2FGP: 54.2%, 3FGP: 41.8% and FT: 81.8% in seven games he played so far. Adams is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian senior national team one years ago. Strangely Adams has never played in Bulgaria.

Aleksander Vezenkov
Aleksander Vezenkov
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Aleksander Vezenkov (206-95, currently plays in Spain). He was the major contributor in a FC Barcelona's victory against the 12th-ranked Baskonia (0-1) 87-82 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Friday. Vezenkov recorded 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was his first game for FC Barcelona this season. His team is placed first in the Liga Endesa. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Vezenkov has a dual citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian. Despite he played previously for the Cypriot U16 national team, Vezenkov 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 Lithuania). He contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked P.Zvaigzdes (0-2) crushing them 106-64 in the Lithuanian LKL on Monday night. Bost scored 8 points, made 6 passes and 3 steals in 17 minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (3-1) is placed fourth in the LKL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Bost's first year with the team. This season his overall stats are: 7.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 4.0apg, 1.5spg, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 87.5% in four games. Bost is a naturalized American. He is also a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Apparently Bost has never played in Bulgaria.

Jason Washburn
Jason Washburn
   #4. Center Jason Washburn (210-90, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Utah, currently plays in Japan) could not help Yokohama BC (1-1) in their last game. Despite Washburn's very good performance the fifth-placed Yokohama BC (1-1) were badly defeated 73-56 at home by the higher-ranked (#3) Shiga L-Stars in the Central group. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Washburn also added 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 20 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Washburn has relatively good stats this year: 14.0ppg and 5.5rpg in two games. He is a naturalized American. Washburn used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #5. Former international power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was not able to help Kalev/Cramo in their game against Alba (2-1) in the Basketball Champions League. Simmons recorded 6 points and had 3 steals. Kalev/Cramo was defeated 79-64 on the road by the much higher-ranked Alba (#5). The Qualifying Round already ended in the Basketball Champions League. Simmons' total stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. He is a naturalized American. Simmons used to play for the Bulgarian national team five years ago. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

Stanimir Marinov
Stanimir Marinov
   #6. Guard Stanimir Marinov (192-91, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to secure a victory for Cherkasy (0-1) in their last game. Despite Marinov's good performance the bottom-ranked Cherkasy was crushed 87-53 in Kyiv by the leading Budivelnyk. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Marinov also added 4 assists in 24 minutes. It was his first game for Cherkasy this season. Marinov is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

Branko Mirkovic
Branko Mirkovic
   #7. An experienced former international guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Cedric Simmons and both played together in the last Basketball Champions League game. Mirkovic couldn't help Kalev/Cramo (1-2) in their game against Alba (2-1). He recorded only 4 points and had 3 steals in 22 minutes. Kalev/Cramo lost 64-79 in Szekesfehervar to the much higher-ranked (#5) Alba. It's Mirkovic's first season with the team. This year Mirkovic's total stats are: 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.3apg in four games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago.

Ivan Lilov
Ivan Lilov
   #8. Shooting guard Ivan Lilov (194-88, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help DEAC in their last game on Friday. Despite Lilov's good performance his team was defeated 78-66 on their home court in Debrecen by the lower-ranked Szedeak (#5). He recorded 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. It was his first game for DEAC this season. Lilov used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Chavdar Kostov
Chavdar Kostov
   #9. International shooting guard Chavdar Kostov (195-88, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) couldn't help Rabotnicki in their last game. Despite his good performance his team was crushed 95-73 on their home court in Skopje by the lower-ranked Parma. Kostov scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 33 minutes. Kostov has very impressive stats this year: 17.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 3.0apg in two games. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

Atanas Penev
Atanas Penev
   #10. Small forward Atanas Penev (195-85, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Hertener Loewen's victory against the 13th-ranked Dorsten (0-4) 82-73 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. Penev scored 6 points and added 4 assists. Hertener Loewen Basketball (4-0) is placed second in West group. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. Penev has averaged so far 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg. He is a former international player as sixteen years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. Former U20 international guard Milen Zahariev (190-92, currently plays in Germany) led Hagen BG to a victory against the eighth-ranked Ibbenbueren 102-92 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Zahariev scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 32 minutes. Zahariev has very impressive stats this year: 16.8ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg in four games. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team six years ago.

   #12. Former University international swingman Sergey Tsvetkov (196-88, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help BV Villingen-Schwenningen in their game against Speyer in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). Tsvetkov scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. His team lost 81-94. Tsvetkov has averaged so far 9.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0spg in two games. He used to play for the Bulgarian university national team back in 2009.

   #13. Former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Samsun in their game against Selcuklu in the Turkish TBL (second division), despite his good performance last Sunday. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 33 minutes. It was his first game for Samsun this season. But his team lost 79-83. Ivanov used to play for the Bulgarian national team four 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 (185-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in France) led Chalons-Reims to a victory over the 15th-ranked Olympique Antibes (0-3) 86-78 in the French ProA in Tuesday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Deane scored 15 points. Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (1-1) is placed ninth in the ProA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Deane's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg. Deane is a naturalized American. He used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #2. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) could not help Cholet Basket (3-0) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance the league leader Cholet Basket was defeated 79-73 on the road by the much lower-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (#8). Evtimov scored 11 points. Evtimov's total stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.7apg and 2.3spg. He has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and French.

   #3. Borislav Mladenov (192-G/F-0, currently plays in Italy) managed to help NTS Informatica Rimini Crabs to win against the 14th-ranked Lecco (0-1) crushing them 91-35 in the Italian Serie B (third division) last Sunday. Mladenov recorded only 3 points. It was his first game for Rimini this season. His team is placed fifth in Group B.

   #4. Boyan Tenev (204-F-88, college: Lincoln Memorial, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Aschersleben's victory against the 11th-ranked Rendsburg (0-2) 77-68 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Tenev scored 5 points. BG Aschersleben Tigers (2-0) is placed first in North group. Tenev has averaged so far 9.0ppg and 4.5rpg.   




Manuel
Johnson
NBL Round 3 of Regular Season - 9 hours ago
Rilski (#7) forced the game against Academik Plovdiv (#1) into an overtime, but lost by five points 74-79 on Saturday night. It was a great evening for Manuel Johnson who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds. Academik Plovdiv will face Balkan in Botevgrad in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rilski will play at home against Spartak Pleven (#9) and hope to win that game. The most impressive stats of the last round was 29 points and 8 rebou...   [read more]

Lubomir
Lilov
Division A Round 2: Chavdar defeat Dolphin - 9 hours ago
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Division A. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Dolphin (1-1) in Troyan on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by Chavdar (2-0) 119-82. Chavdar dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Dolphin's 30 and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Dolphin 49-36 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive...   [read more]

Earl
Calloway
Earl Calloway joins Usak - 10 hours ago
Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Bulgarian ex-international guard Earl Calloway (191-76kg-83, college: Indiana) from Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi. In 28 BSL games in Turkey he had 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg last season. The previous (15-16) season Calloway played at Gaziantep where in 32 BSL games he recorded 14.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.9apg and 1.6spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable M...   [read more]


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