Banvit BK - Buducnost 89-80 Banvit clinched the first win in EuroCup Last 16 round. They held off visiting Buducnost for 1-1 record in Group I. Charles Davis (205-C-84, college: Alabama) and Vladimir Stimac (211-C-87, agency: Interperformances) finished with 17 points each to pace the Turkish team. Buducnost set ambitions high with a flying first quarter. The Montenegrin side dropped 22 points in the first ten minutes to take a 4-point lead. Banvit matched the tempo in the second quarter. The hosts poured in 30 points in the period to ensure a 48:42 halftime lead. Buducnost kept within striking distance throughout the third term. The visitors got as close as one point after a layup by Dusko Bunic. However Banvit were able to open a 69:65 lead heading into the fourth frame. The hosts opened the fourth frame on a 5:0 run to clear off. Buducnost trimmed the deficit to 4 points midway through the fourth term but Sammy Mejia and Charles Davis made it 88:78 with just over a minute remaining and Banvit never looked back en route to the win. Sammy Mejia and Serkan Erdogan delivered 14 points apiece for the winning side. Aleksa Popovic (201-SF-87) answered with 16 points for Buducnost. Cedomir Vitkovac had 15 points in the losing case.
Triumph - Budivelnyk 84-85 Budivelnyk marched to the second straight win in the EuroCup Last 16 stage. The Kying team snatched a tough road win over Triumph tonight to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group I. Leo Lyons (206-F-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: Missouri) scored 26 points including a game-winning jumper with just over a minute remaining in regulation to carry the visitors to the victory. Budivelnyk started the game strongly. They erupted for 26 points in the opening quarter to ensure a 3-point lead. The visitors stayed red-hot offensively in the second term. The Ukrainian team fired 27 points to establish a 53:47 halftime lead. Triumph however turned things around in the third term. The Russian side adjusted defensively to limit Budivelnyk to just 12 points in the third term. It paid off as the hosts surged ahead for a 74:65 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Budivelnyk refused to give up and eventually Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89, college: Virginia Tech) put the visitors in front 81:80 with under three minutes remaining. Kyle Landry dunked the ball for a narrow Triumph lead but Leo Lyons answered straight back to keep the visitors in charge. Tywain McKee (188-PG-86, college: Coppin St.) converted a layup for another lead change however Leo Lyons stepped up again for the Kyiv outfit and sealed the victory Budivelnyk. Sergiy Gorbenko notched 14 points, while Malcolm Delaney finished with 16 points for the winners. Tywain McKee answered with 21 points and 7 assists for Triumph. Sergey Karasev had 17 points in the losing case.
VEF Riga - Gescrap BB 99-76 Earl Rowland (188-G-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) put on a scoring show in Riga dropping 30 points and leading local VEF to a comfortable victory over Bilbao in the second round of EuroCup Last 16. VEF Riga improved at 1-1 record, while the Basque team slipped at 0-2 in Group J. VEF Riga set the tone early. The hosts stayed aggressive offensively throughout the opening quarter. VEF drained 25 points to take a 4-point lead. The gap grew at 9-point mark in the second term. But Bilbao stuck around. Kostas Vasiliadis (200-G/F-84, agency: FCM) capped the half with a long three-pointer to put the visitors within 6 points 44:50. The Spaniards opened the second half on a 7:0 run to take the lead. VEF Riga stopped the rot midway through the quarter and answered with the run of their own. The hosts regained the lead and entered the fourth frame up by as many as 14 points 75:61. The home team dominated in the fourth term and capitalized on the collapse of Bilbaos defence to stretch the gap to 23-pointmark at the end. Gatis Jahovics finished with 16 points, while Donatas Zavackas added 11 points for VEF Riga. Kostas Vasiliadis answered with 20 points for Bilbao. Raul Lopez provided 15 points in the loss.
CEZ Nymburk - Valencia 77-82 Valencia rallied to the second win in a row at the EuroCup Last 16 stage. They knocked down Nymburk for 2-0 record in Group J. Bojan Dubljevic (205-PF-91, agency: Beo Basket) provided 19 points and 6 rebounds to pace the visitors. Valencia opened the game with five straight points and dominated throughout the first quarter. They recorded a 25:17 lead after ten minutes. Bojan Dubljevic opened a double-digit lead early in the second term. However Nymburk used a 12:3 run later in the quarter to gain a 37:34 lead. The hosts eventually finished the first half up by one point 40:39. However the third term turned disastrous for the home team. Valencia went on a stunning 28:11 run to leave the hosts far behind. The Spaniards seemed en route to an easy win when they led by 13 points with 7 minutes remaining however Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.Cloud St.) nailed eight points in a row to drag Nymburk within 5 points 66:71. Later Lukas Palyza drained back-to-back three-pointers as Nymburk levelled things up at 76. Justin Doellman (206-F-85, college: Xavier) came up with timely four points for Valencia to stop the rot. Thomas Kelati followed with two free throws and the visitors ran away with a tough win at the end. Justin Doellman netted 18 points, while Rodrigo San Miguel and Thomas Kelati added 14 points apiece for the winning side. Radoslav Rancik responded with 24 points for Nymburk. Lukas Palyza chipped in 18 points in the loss.
Lokomotiv - Stelmet ZG 96-87 Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances), Simas Jasaitis (202-SF-82) and Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) teamed up for 61 points to carry Lokomotiv past Stelmet ZG in EuroCup Last 16 round tonight. The Russian thus celebrated the second straight win in Group K. Stelmet ZG fell at 1-1 record after the defeat. It was never an easy affair for the hosts. Lokomotiv eked out a 23:19 lead ten minutes into the game. But Stelmet ZG exploded with 30 points in the second frame and gained a 49:47 halftime advantage. Lokomotiv picked up the tempo in the third quarter. The hosts went on a 24:11 rally to build a comfortable 71:60 advantage at the final intermission. Stelmet Zielona Gora fought bravely scoring 27 points in the fourth frame but Lokomotiv almost matched the effort and secured the winning outcome at the end. Simas Jasaitis provided 21 points, while Mantas Kalnietis and Nick Calathes added 20 points each for the hosts. Quinton Hosley (201-F/G-84, college: Fresno St.) answered with 22 points for Stelmet Zielona Gora. Oliver Stevic had 15 points in the loss.
Spartak SP - Cajasol 78-59 Spartak Saint Petersburg clinched a comfortable home over Cajasol in the second round of EuroCup Last 16 stage. Josh Carter (200-F-88, college: Texas A&M) stepped up with 14 points to pace the Russian team to the first win in Group K. Cajasol fell at 0-2 record after the defeat. Spartak held the Spaniards to just 13 points in the opening quarter to take a 4-point lead. Spartak fired 24 points in the second quarter to boost the lead. They accumulated a 41:28 halftime advantage. Spartak stayed aggressive defensivly after the big break. Cajasol managed just 11 points in the third term to face a massive 15-point deficit heading into the fourth frame. Spartak unloaded 24 points in the final period to ensure the winning outcome at the end. Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) notched 13 points, while Fedor Dmitriev added 11 points for Spartak. Luka Bogdanovic (210-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 14 points for Cajasol. Latavious Williams had 12 points and 13 boards in the loss.
Crvena Zvezda - Galatasaray 74-91 Galatasaray earned the second win at the EuroCup Last 16 stage. They knocked down Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade to gain 1-1 record in Group L. Jamont Gordon (193-G/F-87, college: Mississippi St.) fired 22 points to pace the Turkish team. Galatasaray dropped 22 points in the opening quarter to surge ahead. They gained a 4-point lead after ten minutes of action. Galatasaray stayed aggressive offensively in the second term. The visitors unloaded 27 points in the period and ensured a 7-point lead at the interval 49:42. Crvena Zvezda struggled to get within striking distance throughout the third term. The hosts faced an 11-point deficit at the final break. Galatasaray posted 20 points in the fourth frame and gave no chance for the home team to recover. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) provided 19 points, while Boniface Ndong added 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) answered with 16 points for Crvena Zvezda. DeMarcus Nelson chipped in 13 points in the loss.
Unics - Ratiopharm 87-95 Ratiopharm Ulm opened win count in the EuroCup Last 16 stage. They shocked Unics in Kazan to catch up with their opponents at 1-1 record in Group L. Allan Ray (188-G-84, college: Villanova) stepped up with 20 points to pace the German side to an important victory. Ulm jumped to an early lead. The visitors gained a 24:21 advantage after ten minutes. Unics erased the deficit and surged ahead for a 42:39 lead in the second term. Ulm however managed to draw things level at 46 after twenty minutes. Ulm used a 12:0 run in the third term to take a 58:48 lead. Unics got closer but still faced a 4-point deficit heading into the final term 59:63. Theis and Per Guenther (185-PG-88) (185-PG-88) helped Ulm to an 82:71 lead with under two minutes remaining in regulation. John Bryant and Per Guenther went perfect from the stripe in the dying minutes to seal the win for the visitors. Per Guenther provided 19 points and 6 assists, while John Bryant added 15 points and 13 boards for the winners. Chuck Eidson (203-F-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Carolina) answered with 31 points for Unics. Terrell Lyday had 10 points in defeat.
Jackson number one in EuroCup for round 3 - 1 day ago
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American Point guard Pierre Jackson (180-PG-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cedevita, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. The 25-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, six rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out MZT Skopje (#5, 0-2) 89-85. Cedevita is placed at 4th position in EuroCup. Cedevita need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. In the team's last game Jackson had a r... [read more]
American Point guard Pierre Jackson (180-PG-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cedevita, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. The 25-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, six rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out MZT Skopje (#5, 0-2) 89-85. Cedevita is placed at 4th position in EuroCup. Cedevita need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. In the team's last game Jackson had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Cedevita's top player in his first season with the team. Former Baylor University star has very solid stats this year. Jackson is league's best scorer averaging so far 29.0ppg. Jackson is in league's top in assists (6th best: 7.0apg) and averages impressive 42.9% from behind 3-point line.
The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Jacob Pullen (184-PG-89) of league's leader Khimky. Pullen had a very good evening with 25 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he led Khimky to another comfortable win outscoring ALBA (2-1) 102-72. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Pullen is a newcomer at Khimky, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was American swingman Tarence Kinsey (202-G/F-84) of Hapoel J-M. Kinsey scored 23 points. He was a key player of Hapoel J-M, leading his team to an 89-74 easy win against Un.Olimpija (#5, 0-3). Hapoel J-M has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Kinsey also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Kinsey has a very solid season. In 2 games in EuroCup he scored 16.0ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-C-79) of Lietkabelis - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists 5. DeAndre Kane (193-G-89) of N.Novgorod - 17 points and 11 rebounds 6. Aaron White (206-PF-92) of Zenit - 18 points and 6 rebounds 7. Dominique Sutton (198-G/F-86) of Ratiopharm - 16 points and 5 rebounds 8. Dejan Musli (213-C-91) of Unicaja - 19 points and 2 rebounds 9. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) of MZT Skopje - 23 points and 8 rebounds 10. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) of UCAM Murcia - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Results and Stats from Round 3 of Regular Season - 2 days ago
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Group A MZT Skopje - Cedevita 85-89 We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when FYR Macedonia MZT Skopje (0-2) was defeated at home by Croatia Cedevita (1-2) 89-85 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 27-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cedevita made 24-of-26 free shots (92.3 percent) during the game. MZT Skopje was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American poi... [read more]
We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when FYR Macedonia MZT Skopje (0-2) was defeated at home by Croatia Cedevita (1-2) 89-85 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 27-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cedevita made 24-of-26 free shots (92.3 percent) during the game. MZT Skopje was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American point guard Pierre Jackson (180-91, college: Baylor) who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Marko Arapovic (207-96) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was British power forward Daniel Clark (210-88) with 23 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Xavier Thames (191-91, college: San Diego St.) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Four MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. Cedevita will have a break next round. MZT Skopje will play on the road against BC Nizhny Novgorod and hopes to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: MZT Skopje: D.Clark 23+8reb+1ast, X.Thames 18+4reb+4ast, J.Scott 15+9reb, J.Lalic 10+2reb, A.Cvetkovski 7+1ast, U.Lucic 5+1reb+2ast Cedevita: P.Jackson 29+6reb+7ast, F.Kruslin 14+3reb+3ast, M.Arapovic 13+7reb+1ast, M.Bilan 8+2reb+1ast, D.Musa 6+1reb, T.Katic 6+1reb+2ast
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Lithuania Lietkabelis (2-1) in Panevezys on Wednesday night. Hosts were edged by Russia BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-1) 75-72. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 20-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American guard DeAndre Kane (193-89, college: Iowa St., agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Petr Gubanov (206-87, agency: Alti Sport) helped adding 20 points. The best for the losing side was center Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-79) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-79) scored 13 points. BC Nizhny Novgorod are looking forward to face MZT Skopje (#5) at home in the next round. Lietkabelis will play against Gran Canaria in Las Palmas and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Lietkabelis: K.Lavrinovic 17+10reb+4ast, M.Lukauskis 13+3reb+2ast, Z.Skucas 11+4reb, G.Leonavicius 8+1reb+5ast, S.Galdikas 7+8reb, D.Tarolis 5+3reb N.Novgorod: P.Gubanov 20+1reb, D.Kane 17+11reb, I.Strebkov 11+3reb+6ast, A.Gudumak 7+5reb, K.Boynton 7+4reb+3ast, S.Vene 6+8reb+3ast
Dominion BB used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Vilnius 80-76 on Wednesday night. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But Lietuvos rytas won second period 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for forward Alex Mumbru (202-79, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 4 assists. American-Kosovan swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, college: Weber St., agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Dominion BB's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) with 19 points and 6 assists and American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Five Lietuvos rytas players scored in double figures. Dominion BB will face Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (#3) in Madrid in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lietuvos rytas will play on the road against ALBA Berlin and hope to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: Lietuvos rytas: D.Logan 19+2reb+6ast, D.Gordon 16+10reb, A.Gudaitis 14+5reb, C.Fisher 10+1ast, A.Jomantas 10+5reb+1ast, A.Lapeta 3+7reb Dominion BB: A.Mumbru 19+1reb+4ast, S.Bamforth 14+5reb+4ast, A.Hervelle 10+5reb+2ast, M.Eric 10+2reb, I.Buva 9+4reb+2ast, D.Nikolic 7+4reb+2ast
Very significant was Russia Khimky's (#3, 2-1) victory against German ALBA Berlin (2-1) 102-72. The game was mostly controlled by Khimky. ALBA Berlin was better in second period 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Khimky dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to ALBA Berlin's 30. They outrebounded ALBA Berlin 42-23 including 29 on the defensive glass. Khimky looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for American-Georgia point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Sergey Monya (202-83) helped adding 16 points and 10 rebounds. Four Khimky players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, agency: BeoBasket) with 19 points and Serbian swingman Dragan Milosavljevic (197-89) scored 11 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Khimky will have a break next round. ALBA Berlin will play at home against Lietuvos rytas and hope to win that game. Top scorers: ALBA: E.Kikanovic 19+1ast, P.Carter 12+3reb, D.Milosavljevic 11+4reb+4ast, P.Siva 8+4reb+5ast, N.Giffey 6+1ast, I.Akpinar 6+1reb+1ast Khimky: J.Pullen 25+2reb+5ast, S.Monya 16+10reb+2ast, A.Shved 15+1reb, E.Vyaltsev 15+4reb+3ast, E.Rowland 8+5reb+6ast, M.Todorovic 7+5reb+4ast
Very important is a home loss of Spanish Unicaja Malaga (1-1) against German Bayern Muenchen (2-1) on Wednesday night. Host Unicaja Malaga was defeated by Bayern Muenchen in Malaga 74-62. The guests trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 12 points. The best player for the winners was Serbian Vladimir Lucic (202-89, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Devin Booker (203-91, college: Clemson) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Dejan Musli (213-91, agency: BeoBasket) who recorded 19 points and point guard Alberto Diaz (189-94) added 5 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bayern Muenchen will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Unicaja Malaga will play against UCAM Murcia and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Unicaja: D.Musli 19+2reb+1ast, O.Lafayette 9+3reb+2ast, K.Fogg 7+5reb+4ast, H.N'diaye 6+1reb, C.Suarez 6+3reb+2ast, A.Diaz 5+8reb+5ast B.Muenchen: V.Lucic 18+5reb+4ast, D.Booker 13+9reb+4ast, R.Redding 11+4reb, B.Taylor 10+3reb+2ast, A.Renfroe 7+3reb+3ast, A.Gavel 5+3reb+2ast
Important game to mention about took place in Saint Petersburg. Spanish UCAM Murcia (2-1) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Russia Zenit (1-1) 85-83 on Wednesday evening. UCAM Murcia forced 20 Zenit turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for Argentinian point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals. Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (211-88) accounted for 15 points for the winning side. American Aaron White (206-92, college: Iowa) came up with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Latvia Janis Timma (201-92) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Zenit in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. UCAM Murcia will play against Unicaja Malaga (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Zenit will play against Buducnost and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Zenit: A.White 18+6reb+1ast, S.Markovic 15+1reb+9ast, J.Timma 14+6reb+5ast, R.Toolson 11+2reb+3ast, K.Landry 9+8reb, S.Karasev 6+3reb+2ast UCAM Murcia: F.Campazzo 22+5reb+7ast, B.Baron 16+1reb+1ast, V.Faverani 15+2reb+2ast, N.Radovic 11+6reb, V.Benite 6+4reb+1ast, S.Rojas 4+13reb+1ast
Not a big story in a game in Ljubljana where Slovenia Un.Olimpija (0-3) was defeated by Israeli Hapoel Jerusalem (2-0) 89-74 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Jerusalem. Un.Olimpija was better in second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Jerusalem made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor, agency: Stealth Sport) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points. His fellow American import swingman Tarence Kinsey (202-84, college: S.Carolina) helped adding 23 points. The best for the losing side was Croatia-Slovenia power forward Drazen Bubnic (207-86, agency: XL Basketball Agency) with 17 points and Serbian Nikola Jankovic (207-94, agency: BeoBasket) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Jerusalem will face Lokomotiv (#4) in Kuban in the next round. Un.Olimpija will play on the road against Valencia Basket and hopes to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: Un.Olimpija: D.Bubnic 17+3reb+2ast, N.Jankovic 12+5reb, S.Milosevic 10+5reb, G.Hrovat 9+1reb, B.Mesicek 9+2ast, J.Barbaric 7+3ast Hapoel J-M: T.Kinsey 23+2reb, C.Jerrells 22+2reb+2ast, L.Eliyahu 11+3reb+5ast, T.Peterson 8+2reb, B.Timor 7+1reb, J.Dyson 5+4reb+3ast
Very important is a home loss of Russia Lokomotiv (1-1) against German ratiopharm Ulm (2-1) on Wednesday night. Host Lokomotiv was defeated by ratiopharm Ulm in Kuban 77-62. The game was mostly controlled by ratiopharm Ulm. Lokomotiv was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American swingman Dominique Sutton (198-86, college: N.C.Central) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American-Montenegrin point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) answered with 18 points and Greek power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-85, college: St.Louis) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Lokomotiv. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. ratiopharm Ulm will have a break next round. Lokomotiv will play on the road against Hapoel Jerusalem (#1) and hope to win that game. Top scorers: Lokomotiv: T.Rochestie 18+1reb+3ast, I.Vougioukas 9+7reb+3ast, M.Collins 8+7reb+2ast, M.Janning 8+4reb+1ast, K.Gabriel 8+2reb+2ast, A.Zubkov 6+5reb Ratiopharm: C.Babb 16+3reb+2ast, D.Sutton 16+5reb, P.Guenther 11+3reb+1ast, T.Ohlbrecht 9+3reb, R.Morgan 8+4reb+2ast, T.Braun 7+4reb
BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) inked 24-year old American point guard Markel Brown (191-86kg-92, college: Oklahoma State). He was about to sign at Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. The last season Brown played at the Nets in NBA where in 61 games he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. Two years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Brown attended Oklahoma State until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball. Among other achievements... [read more]
BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) inked 24-year old American point guard Markel Brown (191-86kg-92, college: Oklahoma State). He was about to sign at Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. The last season Brown played at the Nets in NBA where in 61 games he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. Two years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Brown attended Oklahoma State until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball. Among other achievements his team made it to the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals in 2013. Brown received also All-Big 12 2nd Team award in 2013 and 2014 at his college time. Brown has played also professionally in D-League (Maine Red Claws).
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