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Superleague Standings
 1. Kutaisi 19-9 
 2. Batumi 19-9 
 3. Dinamo Tbilisi 17-11 
 4. Sokhumi 15-13 
 5. Rustavi 14-14 
 6. Mgzavrebi 14-14 
 7. Olimpi 9-19 
 8. MIA Academy 5-23 
Play in international cups:
 1. Vita Tbilisi
Last:5/29/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 28-2 
 2. Unics 25-5 
 3. Zenit 23-7 
 4. Lokomotiv 22-8 
 5. Khimky 22-8 
 6. Avtodor 20-10 
 7. N.Novgorod 17-13 
 8. CEZ Nymburk 16-14 
 9. Krasny Oktyabr 12-18 
 10. Enisey 11-19 
 11. VEF Riga 11-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 9-21 
 13. Bisons Loimaa 8-22 
 14. Kalev/Cramo 8-22 
 15. Astana 7-23 
 16. Vita Tbilisi 1-29 
Last:4/28/2016
Points Per Game
 Phillip MILLER
  Sokhumi
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Miller, Sokhumi19.9 
 2. Strowbridge, Apoll.19.7 
 3. Gacesa, Rustavi19.7 
 4. Lewis-Briggs, MIA18.4 
 5. Smith, Olimpi17.4 
 6. Bynum, Olimpi16.7 
 7. Dvalishvili, Batumi16.1 
 8. Turpin, Rustavi15.8 
 9. Stefanishin, Batumi15.7 
 10. Parghalava, Olimpi14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kiel TURPIN
  Rustavi
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Turpin, Rustavi13.1 
 2. Smith, Olimpi12.0 
 3. Dvalishvili, Batumi11.6 
 4. Murphy, Mgzavrebi11.0 
 5. Gacesa, Rustavi10.2 
 6. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi9.5 
 7. Bekauri, Kutaisi9.1 
 8. Glover, Cochabamba8.8 
 9. Lewis-Briggs, MIA8.4 
 10. Pelcher, MIA A.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Rustavi
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Gamqrelidze, Rusta.7.7 
 2. Mikeladze, Batumi6.3 
 3. Pashaev, Kutaisi5.4 
 4. Ransom, Mgzavrebi5.4 
 5. Patsatsia, Sokhumi5.0 
 6. Mays, CAB Madeira4.6 
 7. Strowbridge, Apoll.4.4 
 8. Murray, Chemidor4.3 
 9. Rogava, Olimpi3.9 
 10. Lezhava, Batumi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MILLER
  Sokhumi
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Miller, Sokhumi3.5 
 2. Murray, Chemidor3.1 
 3. Smith, Olimpi2.4 
 4. Mays, CAB Madeira2.4 
 5. Ransom, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 6. Williams, Dinamo T.1.8 
 7. McAlpine, Dinamo T.1.7 
 8. Machaladze, Dinamo1.6 
 9. Tomaradze, MIA A.1.6 
 10. Patsatsia, Sokhu.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kiel TURPIN
  Rustavi
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Turpin, Rustavi3.0 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Smith, Olimpi1.6 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.6 
 5. Oluic, NH Ostrava1.5 
 6. Steed, Art.Dragons1.3 
 7. Pelcher, MIA A.1.2 
 8. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 9. Dvalishvili, Batumi1.2 
 10. Murphy, Mgzavrebi0.8 
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Zaza Pachulia's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Georgians playing currently abroad - Jan 2, 2013


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Georgians who are currently playing abroad.


Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Zaza Pachulia (210-84, currently plays in NBA). He led Atlanta Hawks to a victory against the Indiana Pacers (18-13) 109-100 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. Pachulia had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 14 rebounds in 38 minutes on the court. The Atlanta Hawks have a solid 20-10 record this season. This year Pachulia averages: 6.2ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 48.9% and FT: 76.9% in the 30 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Manuchar Markoishvili
Manuchar Markoishvili
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86, currently plays in Italy). Markoishvili led Cantu to a victory over the ninth-ranked Trenkwalder RE (6-7) crushing them 86-64 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. Markoishvili recorded 19 points and added 3 assists. Mapooro Cantu (9-4) is placed fourth in the SerieA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Markoishvili's fourth season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 43.1%. Markoishvili is in the roster of the Georgian senior national team.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Jacob Pullen (185-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Israel). He was the main contributor in a Hapoel J-M's victory against the closely-ranked Hapoel Eilat (7-4) 85-79 in the Israeli Winner League last Monday. Pullen was the best player in that game. He scored 20 points and added 6 assists in 29 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Pullen's second season in pro basketball. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem (6-5) is placed fifth in the Winner League. Pullen is ranked fourth on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.5apg. This year he also averages: 13.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 55.6%(30-54), 3FGP: 45.8%(22-48) in the 11 games. Pullen is a naturalized American. He is also a member of the Georgian senior national team. Strangely Pullen has never played in Georgia.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #4. Point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help FIATC Joventut (7-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance FIATC Joventut was crushed 80-50 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#4) G.Canaria 2014. Fisher was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 29 minutes; not bad, considering it's only Fisher's second season in pro basketball. Fisher is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers with 14.4ppg. He also averaged so far 2.6rpg and 2.5apg in the 14 games. Fisher is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA university national team, Fisher is currently in the Georgian national team roster. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Georgi Tsintsadze
Georgi Tsintsadze
   #5. International point guard Georgi Tsintsadze (192-86, currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to help Budivelnyk (18-6) in their game against Azovmash (17-6) in the Ukrainian Superleague. Tsintsadze scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists. The league leader Budivelnyk was defeated 87-78 in Mariupol by the lower-ranked Azovmash (#3). They ended the series of six consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Tsintsadze's overall stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.6spg. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

Viktor Sanikidze
Viktor Sanikidze
   #6. Small forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Montepaschi Siena (10-3) in their game against Umana Venezia (6-7) in the Italian SerieA. Sanikidze recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 16 minutes. Montepaschi Siena was edged 65-63 in Venezia by the lower-ranked (#8) Umana. It was Montepaschi Siena's first loss after six consecutive victories. This year Sanikidze's overall stats are: 6.6ppg and 5.5rpg in the 13 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

Nikoloz Tskitishvili
Nikoloz Tskitishvili
   #7. Former international power forward Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-83, currently plays in Lebanon) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Antranik (1-9) crushing them 118-79 in the Lebanese Division A in Wednesday night's game. Tskitishvili scored 11 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 3 blocks. Champville (6-4) is placed fifth in the Division A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Tskitishvili has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.6ppg, 12.0rpg, 2.0apg and 3.2bpg. Tskitishvili used to play for the Georgian national team two years ago.

Beka Burjanadze
Beka Burjanadze
   #8. Power forward Beka Burjanadze (203-94, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla in a victory against the closely-ranked Blancos de Rueda (6-9) crushing them 94-57 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He scored only 3 points in 6 minutes on the court. Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (4-11) is placed 16th in the ACB. This year Burjanadze averages just 1.8ppg in the 12 games. He plays currently for the Georgian U20 national team.


The list of other players, who all have Georgian passport but never been selected to any of Georgian national teams:

   #1. Quinton Hosley (201-F/G-84, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help Stelmet ZG (9-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Stelmet ZG lost 95-99 on the road to the lower-ranked (#9) Siarka Jezioro. Hosley scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 28 minutes. It was Stelmet ZG's first loss after three consecutive victories. It's Hosley's first season with the team. Hosley is currently fourth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (fourth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Hosley averages: 17.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.9spg in the 14 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hosley has never played in Georgia.

   #2. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to Karsiyaka's victory against the 14th-ranked Olin Edirne (3-10) 82-70 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He recorded 9 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (10-3) is placed fourth in the TBL. Thomas' overall stats this season are: 8.4ppg and 4.2rpg. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #3. Melvin Sanders (196-F/G-81, college: Oklahoma St., currently plays in Italy) led Sigma Barcellona to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Upea CdO (3-9) 90-77 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. He was the top player that evening. Sanders recorded 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Sigma Barcellona (10-3) is placed first in the Lega2. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This season Sanders has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.9apg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Sanders has never played in Georgia.
  




Will Thomas
Will Thomas and Unicaja in talks about contract extension - May 29, 2016

Will Thomas(203-PF-86, agency: Two Points) and Unicaja are discussing the extension of the cooperation. Unicaja have reportedly offered a new two-year deal to the power forward. Will Thomas has been playing for the Malaga team since 2014. He tallied 8.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per EuroLeague game this season. Will Thomas also averages 8.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per appearance in Liga Endesa.   [read more]

Nikola
Gacesa
Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Awards 2016 - May 29, 2016

Player of the Year: Nikola Gacesa (206-F-87) of Rustavi Guard of the Year: Phillip Miller (185-PG-91) of Sokhumi Forward of the Year: Nikola Gacesa (206-F-87) of Rustavi Center of the Year: Kiel Turpin (213-C-89) of Rustavi Defansive Player of the Year: Phillip Miller (185-PG-91) of Sokhumi Import Player of the Year: Kiel Turpin (213-C-89) of Rustavi Domestic Player of the Year: Akaki Dvalishvili (206-PF-91) of Batumi Coach of the Year: Kote Tugushi of Kutaisi 1st Team PG: Phillip Miller...   [read more]

Beka Bekauri
Superleague Round 5 of Finals. Kutaisi conquer the trophy - May 27, 2016

Kutaisi - Dinamo Tbilisi 76-71 Kutaisi have been crowned Superleague champions. They overcame Dinamo Tbilisi in the decisive fifth game of the title series. Dinamo Tbilisi was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 16-10 charge of Kutaisi, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Dinamo Tbilisi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international Beka Bekauri (207-91) stepped up...   [read more]


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Superleague Round 4 of Finals. Dinamo Tbilisi force decider against Kutaisi - May 23, 2016  
Superleague Round 3 of Finals. Kutaisi claim second victory - May 21, 2016  
Superleague Round 2 of Finals. Dinamo Tbilisi draw even with Kutaisi - May 18, 2016  
Superleague Round 1 of Finals. Kutaisi celebrate first victory - May 17, 2016  
Superleague Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Kutaisi claim Finals birth - May 14, 2016  
Superleague Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Dinamo Tbilisi advance into Finals - May 12, 2016  
Superleague Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Dinamo Tbilisi and Kutaisi record wins - May 11, 2016  
Superleague Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Sokhumi and Dinamo Tbilisi register victories - May 8, 2016  
Superleague Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Batumi and Kutaisi victorious - May 7, 2016  
Lominashvili's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Apr 28, 2016  
Superleague Round 28: Derby game ends with Mgzavrebi's defeat of MIA - Apr 27, 2016  
Zaur Pashaev claims Georgian Superleague weekly honour - Apr 25, 2016  
Dinamo Wins the Cup of Georgia - Apr 24, 2016  
Superleague Round 27: Batumi loses #1 position - Apr 24, 2016  
JuveCaserta part ways with Nika Metreveli - Apr 16, 2016  
Georgian Superleague round 26 best performance: Giorgi Barbakadze - Apr 16, 2016  
Superleague Round 26 of Regular Season - Apr 15, 2016  
Ransom's 29 points and 8 assists give him Player of the Week award - Apr 10, 2016  
Superleague Round 25: Batumi beats Energy Invest by one after a very close game - Apr 9, 2016  
Navolato signs Tamir Jackson, ex Mgzavrebi - Apr 9, 2016  
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