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Alexela KML Standings
 1. Kalev/Cramo 29-3 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 29-3 
 3. Rapla 20-12 
 4. Parnu 17-15 
 5. TTU 16-16 
 6. Valga 12-20 
 7. TLU/Kalev 12-20 
 8. Tarvas 9-23 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-32 
Full Standings
Last:4/6/2017
1.Liiga Stage Two Standings
Group C
 1. Betoonimeister 8-2 
 2. BC Tartu 5-5 
 3. Paide VW 5-5 
 4. Tartu Kalev/Estiko 5-5 
 5. EMU SK 4-6 
 6. Noorteliiga II 3-7 
Group D
 1. Tamsalu 7-3 
 2. Torma Sport 7-3 
 3. Kohila 5-4 
 4. Kuressaare 4-5 
 5. VASAR 4-6 
 6. Ambla 2-8 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/25/2017
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
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Last:3/2/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 22-2 
 2. Zenit 21-3 
 3. Khimki 19-5 
 4. Lokomotiv 19-5 
 5. Unics 15-9 
 6. Enisey 13-11 
 7. VEF Riga 11-13 
 8. Astana 9-15 
 9. N.Novgorod 8-16 
 10. Avtodor 8-16 
 11. Kalev/Cramo 5-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 5-19 
 13. Parma 1-23 
Last:4/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.3 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU17.1 
 4. Bubalo, Parnu16.8 
 5. van-der-Mars, Rap.15.9 
 6. Olmre, TTU15.7 
 7. Post, Tarvas15.5 
 8. Seskus, Parnu15.5 
 9. Zvigurs, Valga14.8 
 10. Strupovics, Valga14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.12.5 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Bubalo, Parnu8.3 
 4. Jois, Tartu Ulikool8.0 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU7.8 
 6. Lips, Tarvas7.7 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.5 
 8. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.1 
 9. Kirves, Parnu6.8 
 10. Raadik, Valga6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Tartu Ulikool
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool5.2 
 2. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.0 
 5. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.9 
 6. Bratoz, Rapla3.8 
 7. Paiste, Tarvas3.7 
 8. Post, Tarvas3.4 
 9. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool3.2 
 10. Veideman, Kalev/Cr.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.1 
 2. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 3. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 4. Sutt, Parnu1.8 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 6. Tamm, TL.1.6 
 7. Olmre, TTU1.6 
 8. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.6 
 9. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.1.6 
 10. Kaldre, Noorteliiga1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mickell GLADNESS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 1
 1. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 2. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 3. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.7 
 4. Raadik, TTU0.7 
 5. Bubalo, Parnu0.7 
 6. Lips, Tarvas0.7 
 7. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.7 
 8. Joesaar, Tartu U.0.6 
 9. Kok, Rapla0.6 
 10. Saks, TL.0.6 
Player of the Week

 Domagoj Bubalo
  Parnu
  ( 212-C-91 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Kalev/Cramo 77% Apr.29 Parnu
Tartu Ulikoo 71% Apr.28 Rapla
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Finals)

Nanterre Apr.25 Chalon 58%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

CSKA 90% May.5 Astana
Lokomotiv 67% May.5 Unics
Khimki 56% May.4 Enisey
Zenit 84% May.1 VEF Riga
From Baltic Tiger to Memphis Grizzly - Sep 25, 2012


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This is a coming of age story of a Tiger that became a Bear.

23 year old Michael Dunigan is one of the newest members of the Memphis Grizzlies and his trail to the NBA is truly a tall tale.

His professional career started in Jerusalem where management saw an investment opportunity; they would train him in the pre-season and then loan him to teams where he could develop his craft in game situations.

His first stop was the tiny Baltic country, Estonia, which culminated in a league championship. Skipping the parade, Dunigan jetted back to Chicago to partake in the NBA pre draft combine, where he surprised scouts with his length and improved body.

Despite rising in the mock drafts, Dunigan was not selected in the 2011 draft. The next day, the Grizzlies brought Dunigan to Memphis, giving him the VIP treatment. Just a few days later, the NBA locked out players, leaving Dunigan without a summer league to further showcase his improvement.

So, Dunigan hired the NBA's most famous trainer, Tim Grover. After the summer, Dunigan signed to play in Italy, where his coach had the reputation of being fantastic with young players. In Europe, a young roster equates to young prospects and very few wins. Within a month, Dunigan lost playing time to an Italian veteran.

In an effort to find needed playing time, Dunigan accepted a job in the Ukraine. That winter, more than 100 people died from cold weather. But Dunigan braved the conditions, consistently scoring and rebounding all season. As the NBA regular season was near an end, both the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies were on the cusp of offering Dunigan, only to learn that Dunigan had sustained an injury that would keep him out for two weeks. Jerusalem then backed out of their relationship, thinking their opportunity to collect a buyout has been exhausted.

So, Dunigan returned to Chicago and immediately began training. Soon he learned that the Grizzlies had invited him to NBA summer League. Only one day before his scheduled departure, he sustained an ankle injury that knocked him out of Summer League. Back to training and ankle rehab with Physical Therapist, Dave Reavy, known for working medical miracles for Dwyane Wade, Tracy McGrady, and Gilbert Arenas.

The Grizzlies kept a watchful eye on Dunigan throughout the summer and eventually invited him to training camp.

With only two true centers, and the backup still recovering from hand surgery, the Grizzlies may look to Dunigan for needed depth.

What began as the history of a hard luck hooper has become the feel-good fairy tale of a man who became a Grizzly Bear.
  




Martin
Rausberg
Betoonimeister celebrate Saku I Liiga title - 3 days ago
Betoonimeister celebrate Saku I liiga title in Estonia. In the Final game they overcame Tartu Kalev/Estiko 77-74 in overtime. In a thrilling game where both teams deserved the title of the League, Betoonimeister needed a final 9-6 push to seal the victory. Martin Rausberg (195-F-88) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Heigo Erm (196-F-80) added 13. Andres Zoober (189-G-84) ended up with 12, whilst Mirko Laanisto (199-SF-96) had 10. Artur Liiv (200-C/F-89) finished the game with...   [read more]

Maks Adam
Konate
Recap of Alexela KML Round 3 of Quarter-Finals - 5 days ago
Tartu Ulikool - TLU/Kalev 74-56 Tartu Ulikool outgunned TLU/Kalev to sweep the quarterfinal series. Tartu Ulikool dominated on the defensive end, holding TLU/Kalev to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to TLU/Kalev's 28. Tartu Ulikool looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for Ukrainian Maks-Adam Konate (202-91, agency: Alti Sport) who led his team to a victory s...   [read more]

Siim-Sander
Vene
Siim-Sander Vene selected the top Estonian playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Estonians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international small forward Siim-Sander Vene (201-90). He could not help BC Nizhny Novgorod (8-16) to beat Tsmoki-Minsk (5-18).    [read more]

Propellerads

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Overview of Alexela KML Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - 8 days ago  
Recap of Alexela KML Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - 12 days ago  
Bubalo's 23 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 18 days ago  
Alexela KML Round 24: Kalev/Cramo defeats Tartu Ulikool - 19 days ago  
Kristjan Kangur's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Estonians playing currently abroad: - 27 days ago  
Rasham Suarez claims Estonian Alexela KML weekly honour - 30 days ago  
Alexela KML Round 23: Rapla edges Valga by two points - 1 month ago  
Kristjan Kangur selected the top Estonian playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
Estonian Alexela KML round 22 best performance: Martin Paasoja - 1 month ago  
Alexela KML Round 22: BC Rakvere defeat TLU/Kalev in the closest game of the week - 1 month ago  
Kristjan Kitsing selected the top Estonian playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
Seskus' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
Zenit signs Demonte Harper, ex Kalev/Cramo - 1 month ago  
Alexela KML Round 21: Tartu Ulikool beat Rapla by three after a very close game - 1 month ago  
GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine lands Rain Veideman, ex Kalev/Cramo - 1 month ago  
Sten Olmre claims Estonian Alexela KML weekly honour - 1 month ago  
Alexela KML Round 20: Kalev/Cramo edge Rapla by three points - 1 month ago  
BBL: Showtime in Kuressaare - 1 month ago  
Estonian Alexela KML round 19 best performance: Domen Bratoz - 2 months ago  
Branko Mirkovic (ex Oradea) agreed terms with Kalev/Cramo - 2 months ago  
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