Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Hyeres-Toulon 88-67 The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 21 points. Pau-Lacq-Orthez dominated on the defensive end, holding Hyeres-Toulon to just 6 points in second quarter. Pau-Lacq-Orthez had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Charles Jackson (203-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Hawaii-Pacific) (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners and forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St., agency: Court Side) responded with 22 points and power forward Terence Dials (206-83, college: Ohio St.) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Top scorers: Hyeres-Toulon: C.McIntosh 22+4reb+3ast, T.Dials 14+6reb+2ast, J.Newson 12+2reb+2ast, A.Julien 9+5reb+1ast, G.Radonjic 6+7reb+2ast, J.Begarin 2+2ast Pau-Lacq-Orthez: J.Morency 15+6reb, B.Boddicker 15+5reb+2ast, C.Jackson 14+13reb+2ast, F.Lesca 12+2reb, D.Denave 10+4ast, S.Driss 6+5reb+5ast
Charleville - Bordeaux 98-94 Visiting Bordeaux was defeated by Charleville-Mezieres in a tough game in Charleville 94-98. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 31-25 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Charleville-Mezieres especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) fired 20 points and 9 assists for the winners (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine, agency: JEMsports) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Nate Carter (201-83, college: Oklahoma) produced 24 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Five Charleville-Mezieres and four Bordeaux players scored in double figures. Bordeaux's coach Jean-Marc Dupraz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Bordeaux: N.Carter 24+6reb+3ast, M.Guichard 23+4reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 16+1reb+4ast, M.Humphrey 15+8reb+3ast, T.Coleman 9+6reb+1ast, R.Dardaine 3+1reb Charleville: F.Calvez 20+3reb+9ast, P.Sanders 18+6reb+3ast, T.Toney 17+3reb+3ast, A.Racine 13+3reb, V.Pridotkas 12+5reb+1ast, C.Guillarme 9+2reb
Nantes - Evreux 72-77 The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-72. ALM Evreux outrebounded Nantes 35-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. Nantes was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). At the losing side American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Top scorers: Nantes: J.Mathis 19+6reb+1ast, T.Henry 13+5reb+1ast, N.Gayon 12+2reb, L.Corbett 8+2reb+2ast, C.Gomez 6+2reb+4ast, E.Mendy 4+2reb+1ast Evreux: J.Wood 26+13reb+5ast, C.Hannah 16+2reb+5ast, S.Ho You Fat 15+8reb+1ast, G.Florimont 8+3reb, K.Austin 7+5reb+1ast, L.Konate 3
Bourg - Boulogne 97-61 The game without a history. JL Bourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. JL Bourg forced 19 SO Maritime Boulogne turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. Coach Frederic Sarre's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side American forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Jonathan Rousselle (188-90) scored 11 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!). JL Bourg (1-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Top scorers: Boulogne: K.Horton 15+5reb, J.Rousselle 11+3reb+2ast, M.Jaiteh 8+7reb, C.McCray 6+3reb+3ast, Z.Bah 6+1reb+2ast, K.Cunningham 6+2reb Bourg: M.Sonko 21+12reb+4ast, D.Monds 16+8reb+1ast, L.Williams 13+3reb+2ast, P.Braud 12+1reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 11+4reb+1ast, A.Tanghe 9+3reb+3ast
St Vallier - St Quentin 77-84 Power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 20 rebounds for the winners and naturalized American point guard Jimmal Ball (179-78, college: Akron, agency: ACMT) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and American swingman Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) scored 27 points. Top scorers: St Vallier: R.Booker 27+1ast, E.Craven 20+6reb+7ast, J.Hoyaux 13+3reb+4ast, C.Rouse 7+9reb+2ast, H.Disy 4+4reb, D.Diarra 2+5reb St Quentin: J.Lesieu 20+20reb+1ast, J.Ball 17+3reb+5ast, K.Bichard 16+1reb+3ast, A.Saaka 14+5reb+2ast, M.Badiane 8+8reb, O.Romain 3+1reb+1ast
Denain - Chalons-Reims 70-86 The game was mostly controlled by Chalons-Reims. Denain Voltaire was better in third quarter 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) nailed 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 13 points and 4 steals. Chalons-Reims' coach Nikola Antic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Denain Voltaire in the defeat. Top scorers: Denain: J.Flowers 23+11reb+2ast, M.Kitts 10+9reb, V.Ateba 9+1reb, C.Cairo 8+3reb+1ast, C.Cavallo 7+3reb+2ast, R.Lopez 5+7reb+1ast Chalons-Reims: K.Corre 15+8reb+2ast, T.Johnson 14+4reb, R.Mels 13+4reb+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 12+2reb+2ast, J.Burrell 9+8reb+1ast, K.Joss-Rauze 9+1reb+1ast
Lille - Fos Ouest 84-71 It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Lille Metropole's pressure prevailed and they won that period 32-21 extending their advantage to 13 points. They made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Lille Metropole forced 20 Fos Ouest turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Fos Ouest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Naturalized Congolese guard Loic Akono (177-87) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole's coach Abdourahmane N'Diaye used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) answered with 19 points and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) added 21 points in the effort for Fos Ouest. Top scorers: Fos Ouest: C.Davis 21+3reb+1ast, E.Choquet 19+2reb+6ast, J.Williamson 13+8reb+2ast, S.Giffa 9+4reb+2ast, P.Haquet 4+4reb+1ast, K.Atamna 3+3reb+1ast Lille: S.Bradford 21+10reb, S.Smith 16+4reb, L.Akono 15+4reb+4ast, B.Gillet 14, J.Siggers 8+5reb+4ast, M.Camara 8+1reb
Maurienne - Rouen 90-84 SPO Rouen trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 27-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-90 at the end of the game. Aix-Maurienne made 29-of-30 free shots (96.7 percent) during the game, while SPO Rouen only scored eight points from the stripe. SPO Rouen was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his fourteen free throws !!!) for the winners and power forward Erroyl Bing (198-82, college: E.Carolina) chipped in 8 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) responded with 23 points and 7 rebounds and forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Rouen: W.McKines 23+7reb+1ast, T.Wesley 17+6reb+3ast, G.Chathuant 14+5reb+1ast, O.Bassett 12+2reb+4ast, M.Courby 6+3reb, F.Ateba 5+1ast Maurienne: W.Brown 30+11reb+2ast, S.Darnauzan 16+2reb+4ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 14+1ast, W.Chism 12+3reb+1ast, E.Bing 8+18reb+4ast, M.Traore 4
Le Portel - Antibes 72-109 The game without a history. Olympique Antibes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 62.1 percent from the field. Olympique Antibes looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) stepped up and scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) chipped in 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. At the losing side Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) responded with 31 points (made all of his fourteen free throws !!!) and American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) scored 12 points and 9 assists. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Le Portel: S.Gay 31+3reb, R.Taylor 12+3reb+9ast, C.Bronchard 10+1reb, Z.Buljan 9+5reb+2ast, M.Bigote 4+2reb+1ast, A.Aboubakar Zaki 3+1reb Antibes: A.Hilliard 28+5reb+9ast, T.Blue 27+7reb+4ast, S.Fein 18+2reb, M.Badiane 14+5reb+3ast, T.Huffman 10+3reb+6ast, S.Essart 6+1reb+3ast
Zeke Marshall (ex Al Fateh) signs at Chalon - 22 hours ago
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ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) landed 26-year old American center Zeke Marshall (213-107kg-90, college: Akron). He played most recently at Al Fateh in Saudi Arabian SBL league. Marshall ended the previous (2014-15) season at Sagesse in Lebanese Division A where in only one game he had 11 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks. But the most of that year he spent at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 13 games he averaged 4.6ppg and 3.0rpg. Marshall has tried to make it to the NBA... [read more]
ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) landed 26-year old American center Zeke Marshall (213-107kg-90, college: Akron). He played most recently at Al Fateh in Saudi Arabian SBL league. Marshall ended the previous (2014-15) season at Sagesse in Lebanese Division A where in only one game he had 11 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks. But the most of that year he spent at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 13 games he averaged 4.6ppg and 3.0rpg. Marshall has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013. Among other achievements he played in the final of Dubai International Tournament in 2015. Marshall received also All-MAC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time. Marshall has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Marshall has played previously professionally in Poland (Slask), Taiwan (Yulon Luxgen) and D-League (Maine Red Claws). He attended University of Akron until 2013 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball. Marshall's game is described as:
Strong interior defender and dominate shot-blocker...boasts a 7-foot-5 wingspan and wears a size 18 shoe.
ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) agreed terms with 30-year old American (has also Armenian passport) forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point). He already started the season at Urartu Yerevan in Russian Superleague 1. In 8 games he had very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5spg this season. The last summer Reid played at SM Beermen in Filipino PBA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different level... [read more]
ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) agreed terms with 30-year old American (has also Armenian passport) forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point). He already started the season at Urartu Yerevan in Russian Superleague 1. In 8 games he had very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5spg this season. The last summer Reid played at SM Beermen in Filipino PBA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 6 PBA games he recorded also remarkable stats: 34.7ppg, 11.2rpg, 4.5apg and 1.7spg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Reid won PBA Governor's Cup championship title in 2015. He was also voted All-Big South Conf. Player of the Year back in 2007 and 2008 at his college time. Reid is quite experienced player. He has played in ten different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Reid has played previously professionally in Australia, Belgium (VOO Verviers-Pepinster), Finland, Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC), Italy (Openjobmetis VA), Lebanon (Al Riyadi and Antranik), Saudi Arabia (Al Nahda), Switzerland (Fribourg and Monthey), Ukraine (Cherkasy) and Philippines (Rain or Shine and Pilipinas Agilas). He attended High Point University until 2008 and it is his ninth season as a professional player. Reid could be described:
A very versatile player, who can spend time in the 2, 3 and even the 4 position. He' s very athletic and can score from outside and inside. Thanks to his timing and leaping ability, he is also a very good rebounder for his size.
Labeyrie's 21 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 2 days ago
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24-year old Louis Labeyrie (209-C/F-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Paris-Levallois and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11. He had the game-high 21 points adding seven rebounds for Paris-Levallois in his team's victory, helping them to beat Monaco (#1, 9-2) 98-83. Paris-Levallois maintains the 7th position in French league. Paris-Levallois is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. The... [read more]
24-year old Louis Labeyrie (209-C/F-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Paris-Levallois and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11. He had the game-high 21 points adding seven rebounds for Paris-Levallois in his team's victory, helping them to beat Monaco (#1, 9-2) 98-83. Paris-Levallois maintains the 7th position in French league. Paris-Levallois 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 6-5 record. In the team's last game Labeyrie had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Paris-Levallois, through which he has constantly improved. Labeyrie has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.9rpg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 65.8% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Cameron Clark (201-G/F-91) of league's second-best Chalon. He is American swingman in his first season at Chalon. In the last game Clark recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Chalon was edged by the lower-ranked Gravelines (#11, 5-6) 88-85. Chalon managed to keep the same second spot in the standings. His team's 8-3 record is not bad at all. Clark is a newcomer at Chalon and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to center Chris Otule (211-C-90) of Antibes (#16). Otule scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Antibes, leading his team to a 70-67 win against slightly lower-ranked Nancy (#18, 2-9). The chances of Antibes not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Otule could try to bring Antibes' a little bit higher in the standings. Otule has a very solid season. In 11 games in France he scored 13.1ppg. He also has 5.5rpg and FGP: 70.6%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Vitalis Chikoko (207-F/C-91) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Trevis Simpson (193-G/F-91) of Hyeres-Toulon - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Thaddus McFadden (188-G-87) of Nancy - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Louis Campbell (190-PG-79) of Paris-Levallois - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists 8. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of ASVEL - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists 9. Chris Warren (178-PG-88) of Nanterre - 26 points and 3 assists 10. Moustapha Fall (218-C-92) of Chalon - 15 points and 12 rebounds
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)
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