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Ex-UM star, European vet Jack McClinton to enter D-League draft - Oct 29, 2012


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Jack
McClinton
According to ex-UM Hurricane shooter and European veteran Jack McClinton (Agency: Alti Sport) -- now more then ever -- is the perfect time to pursue his NBA ambitions.

"I've reached a point in my career where I don't want to look back in regret and say 'what if,'" McClinton told his circle of trusties. "My goal is to show NBA teams I can compete at a high level so I'm willing to sacrifice one season overseas for a potential call up," he added.

Since establishing himself as a prominent European shooter in Turkey, Israel and the Ukraine, collecting multiple team and individual awards, McClinton has recently declined offers from teams like Lagun Aro (Spain), Nancy (France) and a pair of Italian clubs, in attempt to work his way through the NBA Development League and jump-start his NBA career.

McClinton will look to become eligible for the D-League draft on November 2nd and is hopeful that his talents will standout, resulting in a call up from the NBA.

When he's not working out with recently waived Celtic guard Dionte Christmas at St. Joes University in Philadelphia, the Baltimore native shooter spends valuable time studying the game of basketball on Synergy with close friend Dorell Wright of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Last month, while the Miami Heat entertained roster possibilities before the start of training camp, 6-foot-1 McClinton was invited for a couple of workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena. However, journeymen veterans Rodney Carney and Garrett Temple (who have since been waived) were chosen over him.

Disappointed he didn't make camp but encouraged by the pep-talk with Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, who resembled both his game and size to former Heat shooter Eddie House, for McClinton, a two-time All-ACC 1st Team (2008 and 2009) member and Israeli League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout champ, a minor setback for a bigger comeback seems to be the calling.

McClinton spent the 2011-2012 season in the Ukraine with Budivelnyk Kyiv, where he won the domestic cup. He averaged 13.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg in the league play and upped his performances in the European VTB League where he finished as the league's fourth leading scorer with 14.8ppg (shooting 44.6% from beyond the arc), adding 3.0rpg and 1.8apg.
  




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Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (ex AV Cantu) signs at Lietuvos rytas - 16 days ago
57-year old Lithuanian coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (agency: Alti Sport). He worked at AV Cantu in Italian Serie A. The last season Kurtinaitis coached at BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) in Russian league. Among other achievements he coached in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Kurtinaitis received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Coach of the Year award back in 2014. He was coaching Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2008 and...   [read more]

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O'Neale
O'Neale's 19 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 17 days ago
23-year old Royce O'Neale (198-SF-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Gran Canaria and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6 (Top 16). He had the game-high 19 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for Gran Canaria in his team's victory, helping them to crush Fuenlabrada (#3, 2-4) with 24-point margin 100-76. In the team's last game O'Neale had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usua...   [read more]

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Jimmy Baron agreed terms with Lietuvos rytas - 17 days ago
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American guard Jimmy Baron (191-89kg-86, college: Rhode Island). He started the season at Neptunas (LKL). In 22 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg this season. Baron also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 14.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.6apg. The last season he played at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 2.9rpg an...   [read more]


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Eurocup Standings
Group E
 1 Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2 Gran Canaria 4-2 
 3 Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-5 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 6-0 
 2 Khimky 4-2 
 3 Lietkabelis 2-4 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-6 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 5-1 
 2 Zenit 3-3 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 4 N.Novgorod 1-5 
Group H
 1 Valencia 6-0 
 2 Unicaja 3-3 
 3 Cedevita 2-4 
 4 ALBA 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alexey SHVED
  Khimky
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Shved, Khimky22.5 
 2. Toolson, Zenit21.2 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA19.6 
 4. Logan, Lietuvos.18.1 
 5. Boatright, Cedevita17.7 
 6. Jerrells, Hapoel J.17.1 
 7. Kane, N.Novgorod16.8 
 8. Timma, Zenit16.8 
 9. Kuric, Gran Canaria15.9 
 10. Strebkov, N.Nov.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.9.6 
 2. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.8.3 
 3. Kane, N.Novgorod7.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje7.0 
 5. Kleber, B.Muenchen6.8 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.7 
 7. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.6.6 
 8. Booker, B.Muenchen6.5 
 9. Bilan, Cedevita6.2 
 10. Rojas, UCAM M.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan MARKOVIC
  Zenit
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Markovic, Zenit9.4 
 2. Campazzo, UCAM M.6.7 
 3. Kloof, MZT Skopje6.5 
 4. Siva, ALBA6.3 
 5. Logan, Lietuvos.5.8 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis5.4 
 7. Strebkov, N.Nov.5.2 
 8. McCalebb, Gran C.5.1 
 9. Williams, Buducnost5.1 
 10. Oliver, Gran Canaria5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.2.2 
 2. Siva, ALBA2.0 
 3. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 4. Johnson, ALBA1.7 
 5. Logan, Lietuvos.1.7 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis1.7 
 7. Diot, Valencia1.6 
 8. Aguilar, Gran Canaria1.5 
 9. Rowland, Khimky1.5 
 10. Markovic, Zenit1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Lietuvos.
  (211-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.9 
 2. Begic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. N'diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 4. Kravtsov, Valencia1.2 
 5. Diagne, Fuenlabrada1.2 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.1 
 7. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.1 
 8. Monya, Khimky1.1 
 9. Eric, RE.1.1 
 10. Todorovic, Khimky1.1 
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 Janis Timma
  Zenit
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