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Division Standings
Places 1-4
 1. AEK 17-3 
 2. Keravnos 15-5 
 3. Apoel 13-7 
 4. Apollon 9-11 
Places 5-8
 1. Etha 14-6 
 2. Enosis 7-13 
 3. Omonia 5-15 
 4. Anagennises 0-20 
Stage One Standings

George Vovoras reforms Apoel and wins the Cup over Aek (Photo:
Division A Stage One Standings
 1. AEK 12-2 
 2. Keravnos 11-3 
 3. Apoel 10-4 
 4. Apollon 9-5 
 5. Etha 8-6 
 6. Enosis 4-10 
 7. Omonia 2-12 
 8. Anagennises 0-14 

Rest of the World celebrate victory in All-Star Game (Photo: Facebook)
Season 2015-2016
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports
Points Per Game
  Avg: 33
 1. Middleton, Kozuv33.0 
 2. Golden, Etha22.1 
 3. Anderson, MAFC21.8 
 4. Dumars, Anagenni.18.5 
 5. McCray, Apollon18.3 
 6. Vetrenka, Anagenni.17.5 
 7. McFadden, AEK17.0 
 8. Pack, Etha16.8 
 9. Brown, Wilki Morsk.16.5 
 10. Cumberbatch, Etha16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Edvardas VETRENKA
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Vetrenka, Anagenni.13.3 
 2. Nwaukoni, Omonia11.5 
 3. Henry, Lugano T.8.7 
 4. Samuels, Enosis8.6 
 5. Pearson, Etha8.5 
 6. Braswell, Apollon8.1 
 7. Ramsey, Apoel7.8 
 8. Eziukwu, Apoel7.6 
 9. Smotrycz, Keravnos7.3 
 10. Pettway, Apollon7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Golden, Etha7.1 
 2. Brown, Wilki Morsk.6.5 
 3. Massamba, Sigal P.5.3 
 4. Watson II, Omonia5.2 
 5. Heath, Apoel4.6 
 6. McCoy, Audentes.4.3 
 7. Dumars, Anagenni.4.2 
 8. Barker, Keravnos4.0 
 9. Hott, Enosis4.0 
 10. Ross, Keravnos3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Tyreek DUREN
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Duren, AEK2.4 
 2. Ross, Keravnos2.2 
 3. Barker, Keravnos2.1 
 4. Panteli, AEK2.1 
 5. McFadden, AEK2.0 
 6. Henry, Lugano T.2.0 
 7. Brown, Wilki Morsk.1.8 
 8. Cumberbatch, Etha1.8 
 9. Appleby, Apollon1.8 
 10. Ramsey, Apoel1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pettway, Apollon2.2 
 2. Englicky, Anagenni.2.2 
 3. Eziukwu, Apoel1.8 
 4. Henry, Lugano T.1.4 
 5. Brezec, AEK1.0 
 6. Braswell, Apollon0.9 
 7. Turner, Al Nizwa0.8 
 8. Ramsey, Apoel0.8 
 9. Samuels, Enosis0.7 
 10. Tomic, Keravnos0.7 

Back to back for AEK Larnakas after wins APOEL for 3rd consecutive time (Photo:

Petrolina AEK Larnaca 2015-16
Linos Gavriel Linos Gavriel Gavriel
Thaddus McFadden
Tyreek Duren
Primoz Brezec
Tomislav Petrovic
Brandon Bowman
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
11  McFadden Thaddus 188 (6'2'') G 87 USA
 Duren Tyreek 183 (6'0'') PG 91 USA
7  Brezec Primoz 216 (7'1'') F/C 79 Slovenia
23  Petrovic Tomislav 202 (6'8'') F 85 Croatia
15  Pasiali Ioannis 194 (6'5'') SG 99 Cyprus
33  Bowman Brandon 206 (6'9'') F 84 USA
15  Garcia JoJo 206 (6'9'') C 75 USA Cyprus
44  Panteli Iakovos 187 (6'2'') G 85 Cyprus
30  Trisokkas Panagiotis 207 (6'10'') PF 80 Cyprus
60  Palalas Georgios 185 (6'1'') PG 81 Cyprus
 Stylianou Giorgos 201 (6'7'') G 94 Cyprus
 Motitis Michalis 199 (6'7'') F 98 Cyprus
Head Coach: Linos Gavriel All-Cyprus League Awards 2016 - May 6, 2016 All-Cyprus League 1st Team 2016
Raheem Appleby
Thaddus McFadden
Toney McCray
Brandon Bowman
Primoz Brezec

Player of the Year: Thaddus McFadden (188-G-87) of AEK
Point Guard of the Year: Raheem Appleby (190-G-93) of Apollon
Shooting Guard of the Year: Thaddus McFadden (188-G-87) of AEK
Small Forward of the Year: Toney McCray (198-F-89) of Apollon
Power Forward of the Year: Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of AEK
Center of the Year: Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) of AEK
Rookie of the Year: Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of AEK
Domestic Player of the Year: Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88) of Keravnos
Newcomer of the Year: Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88) of Keravnos
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year: Andreas Sizopoulos (192-G-83) of Apoel
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year: Constantinos Papacostas (196-G/F-95) of Omonia
Bosman Player of the Year: Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) of AEK
Import Player of the Year: Thaddus McFadden (188-G-87) of AEK
Defensive Player of the Year: Georgios Neophytou (193-G-83) of Keravnos
Coach of the Year: Linos Gavriel of AEK

1st Team
G: Raheem Appleby (190-G-93) of Apollon
G: Thaddus McFadden (188-G-87) of AEK
F: Toney McCray (198-F-89) of Apollon
F: Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of AEK
F/C: Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) of AEK

2nd Team
G: Kenny Barker (191-G-86) of Keravnos
PG: Brandon Heath (191-PG-84) of Apoel
F: Tomislav Petrovic (202-F-85) of AEK
C/F: Keith Ramsey (205-C/F-87) of Apoel
F: Jake O'Brien (206-F-89) of Keravnos

3rd Team
G: Trae Golden (188-G-91) of Etha
G: Richaud Pack (190-G-92) of Etha
G: Jarred Dubois (190-G-90) of Apoel
F: Tyrell Biggs (203-F-86) of Apoel
F/C: Maurice Pearson (206-F/C-89) of Etha

Honorable Mention
Callistus Eziukwu (208-C-85) of Apoel
Evan Smotrycz (206-F-91) of Keravnos
Ronald Ross (188-PG-83) of Keravnos
Terrance Henry (206-F-89) of Lugano Tigers
Andell Cumberbatch (196-G) of Etha
Giorgos Anastasiadis (194-SF-77) of Etha
Forrest Robinson (208-F-93) of Omonia
Kareem Jamar (196-G-92) of Omonia
Jahenns Manigat (186-G-91) of Omonia
Tony Watson II (188-G-90) of Omonia
Tim Huskisson (197-F-92) of Enosis
Chris Braswell (206-F-89) of Apollon
Jay-R Strowbridge (183-PG-88) of Apollon

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Vassilis Kounas (194-G-84) of Apoel
G: Iakovos Panteli (187-G-85) of AEK
G: Andreas Sizopoulos (192-G-83) of Apoel
F: Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88) of Keravnos
C: Michalis Koumis (204-C-96) of Enosis

All-Imports Team
PG: Brandon Heath (191-PG-84) of Apoel
G: Thaddus McFadden (188-G-87) of AEK
F: Toney McCray (198-F-89) of Apollon
F: Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of AEK
F: Jake O'Brien (206-F-89) of Keravnos

All-Bosmans Team
G: Vassilis Kounas (194-G-84) of Apoel
F: Edvardas Vetrenka (197-F-84) of Anagennises
F: Tomislav Petrovic (202-F-85) of AEK
F/C: Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83) of Anagennises
F/C: Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) of AEK

All-Defensive Team
G: Jarred Dubois (190-G-90) of Apoel
G: Georgios Neophytou (193-G-83) of Keravnos
G: Kenny Barker (191-G-86) of Keravnos
C/F: Keith Ramsey (205-C/F-87) of Apoel
C: Aaron Pettway (211-C-80) of Apollon

All-Newcomers Team
G: Pavlos Stratis (189-G-98) of Enosis
F: Petros Papamichael (190-F-95) of Etha
G: Aristidis Christou (177-G-96) of Etha
C: Michalis Koumis (204-C-96) of Enosis
G: Michalis Mythillos (190-G-97) of Apoel

Back to back for AEK Larnakas after wins APOEL for 3rd consecutive time - May 3, 2016

AEK is the champion for a second consecutive time after sweeping APOEL with a new victory (81-74) to lead and actually end the series with 3-0. Top scorer and MVP of this third final was the American Tyreek Duren (183-PG-91, college: La Salle, agency: Aspire Sports) who ended the game with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 9 fouls for, from a closed distance the Slovenian center Primoz Brezec with 18 points 7 rebounds,4 assists, 2 steals and one block shot. While the American point guard McFadden with 17 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal. From the side of the visitors of Coach Vovoras, top scorer was Keith Ramsey with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 block shots, followed by the Cyprus international Andreas Sizopoulos with 15 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals, while the American guard Brandon Heath scored 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, but committed 5 turnovers.

The game was a derby for three periods while after the 31st minute APOEL took the lead and kept it for some minutes before Petrovic and McFadden helped their team to overcome the deficit and basically with personal points (5 points by McFadden 3 by Petrovic and 2 by Brezec) took the lead and the victory as APOEL players and especially the top performers of the team Heath and Sizopoulos committed crucial turnovers and missed important baskets at the end to simply lose another game.

AEK Larnakas fairly won the champion for another season as it was the best team with the strongest roster of all. Coach Linos Gavriel suffered only one defeat (By Keravnos) while he succeeded 23 victories, he ended with a record of 23-1!!

George Vovoras reforms Apoel and wins the Cup over Aek - Feb 13, 2016

There is no doubt that Giorgos Vovoras has reformed Apoel. With Vovoras on the bench Apoel is 12-2. Vovoras took the team in November and capitalized on the existing players making only 1 replacement so far. He led the team from 5th to 3rd place on the board, at least for the time being, with 1 game remaining in the regular season. In addition, Apoel has won the Cup after beating Aek 87-90 at the cup final.

About the game

Great game from two very good teams with Apoel winning in overtime. Biggs and Heath (6 assists) were all over the place and finished with 26 and 21 points respectively. Kounas had 12 and Ramsey had 11.

In the loosing squad Brezec had 31 and 12 rebounds, Mcfadden had 16 and Petrovic had 17 and 7 rebounds.

Statistically, both teams were close. They both had around the same FG% (50%), the same 2-point FG percentage and around the same FT %. They also had the same number of rebounds, assists and turnovers.

What differentiated the teams was the contribution of the Cypriots. Apoel's Cypriots gave the team a total of 19 points, as opposed to only 4 of Aek (Panteli had all 4 of them).
Of course it was a team effort and of course Heath, Biggs, Ramsey (5 rebounds), Duboi (7 rebounds) and Turner (7 rebounds) contributed a lot to the victory, but statistics say that Apoel's Cypriots made a difference.

Simply Apoel had more variability in terms of scoring, getting points from 8 players, as opposed to Aek who got points only from 6 players.

Foreigners=71 points
Cypriots=19 points

Foreigners=83 points
Cypriots=4 points

Rest of the World celebrate victory in All-Star Game - Dec 27, 2015

Europe - Rest of the World 64:79

Rest of the World selection celebrated victory in the traditional All-Star Game tonight. They defeated Europe team. Lamont Middleton (190-G-89, college: N.Carolina A&T) scored 10 points to pace the winners. Rest of the World accounted for a 20:15 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the margin at 38:24 halftime lead. Rest of the World maintained the lead throughout the third period. They arrived at the final intermission up by 20 points. Cyprus knocked down 24 points in the fourth frame but could not overcome the deficit. Thaddeus McFadden (188-G-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: TBS Management) and Larry Turner (210-C/F-82, college: Tennessee St., agency: JCK Sports) provided 9 points each for the winners. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M) responded with 10 points for Europe. Tomislav Petrovic (202-F-85, agency: ProStep Sports Agency) provided 9 points in the loss.
Evan Smotrycz (206-F-91, college: Maryland, agency: PPGroup) earned victory in the Three-Point Shootout Contest.

Europe: Nikolaos Stylianou 10, Tomislav Petrovic 9
Rest of the World: Lamont Middleton 10, Thaddeus McFadden 9, Larry Turner 9

Cyprus League All-Star Game 2016 - Dec 28, 2015

European All-Star Team

Iakovos Panteli

Primoz Brezec

Panagiotis Trisokkas

Thomas Massamba

Nikolaos Stylianou

akovos Panteli (187-G-85) of AEK Larnaca
Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) of AEK Larnaca
Panagiotis Trisokkas (207-PF-80) of AEK Larnaca
Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88) of Keravnos
Thomas Massamba (183-PG-85) of Keravnos
Michalis Koumis (204-C-96) of Enosis
Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) of Keravnos
Vassilis Kounas (194-G-84) of APOEL
George Theocharides (203-PF-85) of Keravnos
Tomislav Petrovic (202-F-85) of AEK
Andreas Sizopoulos (192-G-83) of APOEL
Georgios Neophytou (193-G-83) of Keravnos

Head Coach: Christoforos Livadiotis of Keravnos
Coach Assistant: Linos Gavriel of AEK

Rest of the World All-Star Team

Thaddeus McFadden

Raheem Appleby

Trae Golden

Jarred Dubois

Terrance Henry

haddeus McFadden (188-G-87) of AEK
Raheem Appleby (190-G-93) of Apollon
Trae Golden (188-G-91) of Etha
Chris Braswell (206-F-89) of Apollon
Jarred Dubois (190-G-90) of Apoel
Terrance Henry (206-F-89) of Etha
Tim Huskisson (197-F-92) of Enosis
Toney McCray (198-F-89) of Apollon
Larry Turner (210-C/F-82) of Apoel
Lamont Middleton (190-G-89) of Anagennises
Aaron Pettway (211-C-80) of Apollon
Evan Smotrycz (206-F-91) of Keravnos

Head Coach: Dimitris Papadopoulos of Apollon
Coach Assistant: Giorgos Vovoras of APOEL

by Greg
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