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Round 12 (Regular Season)

CSKA 82% Dec.16 FC Barcelona
Galatasaray 69% Dec.16 EA7 Armani
Panathinaiko Dec.16 Fenerbahce 60%
Brose Bask. Dec.15 Anadolu Efes 57%
Crvena Zvezd 55% Dec.15 Maccabi T-A
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Unics Dec.15 Baskonia 57%
Zalgiris 52% Dec.15 Olympiacos
Yogev Who? Ohayon? Never Heard of Him - Jun 12, 2012


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Yogev Ohayon
"A year ago, no one knew Yogev Ohayon even existed. furthermore, if he would still be playing for Hapoel Jerusalem, nobody would hear of him," said Maccabi Tel-Aviv owner David Federman during a local Israeli radio interview yesterday.

That said, let's get some facts straight.

In 2005, DraftExpress.com's Director of International Scouting Luis Fernandez, claimed the Israeli 19-year-old left-handed point guard was "not the prototypical player that a league like the NBA looks for." However, he explained that "for the European competition, he (Ohayon) seems to have a bright future, and his talent could carry him even further with the proper work and development."

Fernandez also resembled Ohayon's play to that of the Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash and Argentine-Spanish playmaker Pepe Sanchez.

After recording 8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4 assists per game during his full rookie year with Hapoel Galil Elyon in the 2005-06 season, over the years, Ohayon established himself into Galil's, Jerusalem's and now Maccabi's and the Israeli national team's most appreciated ball handler.

Recent rumors flooded the Israeli press the past few days about an explosion between Ohayon's people and Maccabi's management. According to reports, the player's representatives claim to have a buyout option that allows Ohayon to terminate his agreement with the Israeli powerhouse, while Tel Aviv claims Ohayon is strictly under contract until the end of 2012-13.

While the confusing versions of the agreement continue to be revealed, Ohayon, who's currently receiving interest from Panathinaikos, Malaga, Caja Laboral, Kazan and Kuban, might have to settle this issue in court (i.e. Jeremy Pargo and Maccabi saga).

He who deserves colossal credit for Ohayon's emergence this past season is Maccabi's head coach David Blatt.

It's no secret that when signing Jordan Farmar, Theodoros Papaloukas and Tal Burstein to the team's roster earlier last season Ohayon was expected to come off the bench for spotty Euroleague minutes but play a bigger role during the domestic contest.

After parting ways with Farmar in mid-season, Maccabi's coaching staff decided to acquire Demond Mallet for the opening of Euroleague Top 16 rounds. A move that again illustrated to Ohayon that he wasn't trusted.

While Mallet played a combined 24 minutes throughout five Elite 8 Euroleague series games against Panathinaikos, it was Ohayon who helped rally the yellow-and-blue to one of Europe's heroic series and dazzling performances by an Israeli player in any European competition.

The Euroleague rookie Ohayon came up big for Maccabi versus Panathinaikos and nearly sent his ball club to final four games in Turkey. Against the Greeks Yogev dished out more assists (2.8) and scored almost double (9.8) then his regular Euroleague season averages of 2.6 dimes and 5.6 points.

While Ohayon and his agent carry on their act of media silence, Maccabi continues to expose the player's contract information, disclosing dates and clauses.

As for Federman's callout against Ohayon, in June, 2007, on DraftExpress.com's weekly player evaluation, Ohayon was chosen for a spotlight breakdown over players such as Danilo Gallinari, Rudy Fernandez and Omri Casspi, stating "it's fair to expect Ohayon to become a very nice player in Europe, even a premier point guard if he maximizes his potential."

So, five years later, Ohayon is living up to the expectations and even though he's currently in the United States on vacation and wasn't able to be reached for comment, it is safe to say - he was well known across waters before joining Maccabi Tel Aviv.
  




Milos
Teodosic
Milos Teodosic named European Player of the Month: November 2016 - 1 day ago

The CSKA Moscow's Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) has been named European Player of the Month by Eurobasket.com for games played in November 2016. Serbian pointguard helped the Army Men to a 8-1 month (4-0 in VTB and 4-1 in Euroleague), averaging 16.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 6.1apg in 32.9 minutes on the court. On Nov.25, he led his team to a victory over Baskonia finishing the game with a career-high 34 points plus 10 assists. His rating of 43 was the highest in the Euroleague this season. Moreover,...   [read more]

Alessandro
Gentile
An announcement from Livio Proli and Alessandro Gentile - 4 days ago

As of today, EA7 Emporio Armani Milano President, Livio Proli, and Alessandro Gentile (200-G/F-92) mutually agreed on a solution that will allow the player to finish the remaining part of this season in a different club. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano thanks Alessandro for his great contribution and wishes him to find the right path for his expectations and potential. Alessandro Gentile desires to thank from the deep of his heart Mr. Giorgio Armani for giving him the opportunities received d...   [read more]

Derrick
Brown
Brown's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 6 days ago

29-year old forward Derrick Brown (203-F-87) had a very impressive game in the last round for Anadolu Efes and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10. He had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Maccabi T-A (5-5) 86-77. Anadolu Efes is placed at 7th position in Euroleague. Anadolu Efes is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-5 reco...   [read more]


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Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 10-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 8-3 
 3 Real Madrid 8-3 
 4 Olympiacos 6-4 
 5 Baskonia 6-4 
 6 FC Barcelona 5-5 
 7 Anadolu Efes 5-5 
 8 Darussafaka 5-5 
 9 Panathinaikos 5-5 
 10 Maccabi T-A 5-6 
 11 Zalgiris 4-7 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-7 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-7 
 14 Galatasaray 3-7 
 15 Unics 3-7 
 16 Brose Bask. 3-8 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Langford, Unics23.2 
 2. De Colo, CS.21.0 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid18.9 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA18.7 
 5. Goudelock, Maccabi16.4 
 6. Rice, FC Barcelona15.8 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.15.2 
 8. Wanamaker, Darussa.14.0 
 9. Clyburn, Darussaf.14.0 
 10. Melli, Brose Bask.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyler HONEYCUTT
  
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Honeycutt, Anadolu8.4 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.8.3 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.7 
 4. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.7 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.3 
 6. Dorsey, FC Barce.7.2 
 7. Birch, Olympiacos7.0 
 8. Dunston, Anadolu6.8 
 9. Brown, Anadolu6.6 
 10. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Teodosic, CSKA8.2 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.9 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.6.8 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia6.5 
 5. Zisis, Brose Bask.6.2 
 6. Heurtel, Anadolu6.0 
 7. Llull, Real Madrid6.0 
 8. Sloukas, Fenerbah.5.7 
 9. Guler, Galatasaray5.6 
 10. Colom, Unics5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.1.8 
 2. Larkin, Baskonia1.8 
 3. Wilbekin, Darussaf.1.7 
 4. Rice, FC Barcelona1.6 
 5. Wanamaker, Darussa.1.5 
 6. Calathes, Panathin.1.4 
 7. Preldzic, Galatasa.1.4 
 8. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 9. Ayon, Real Madrid1.3 
 10. Ohayon, Maccabi1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.8 
 2. Parakhouski, Unics1.6 
 3. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.4 
 5. Birch, Olympiacos1.3 
 6. Randolph, Real Mad.1.3 
 7. Singleton, Panathi.1.3 
 8. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 9. Honeycutt, Anadolu1.2 
 10. Dunston, Anadolu1.0 
Player of the week

 Derrick Brown
  Anadolu Efes
  (203-F-103)
  
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