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Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 25-3 
 2. Kutaisi 20-8 
 3. Cactus Tbilisi 14-14 
 4. Rustavi 13-15 
 5. Sokhumi 11-17 
 6. Olimpi 10-18 
 7. Mgzavrebi 10-18 
 8. Batumi 9-19 
Last:4/29/2017
A League Standings
 1. DELTA 12-3 
 2. Hyundai-TSU 11-4 
 3. Arena-76 8-7 
 4. BC Titebi 8-7 
 5. Tskaltubo 5-10 
 6. SEU Tbilisi 1-14 
Last:4/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kaheem RANSOM
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Ransom, Mgzavrebi17.9 
 2. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.6 
 3. Lathan, Sokhumi17.4 
 4. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.4 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi16.0 
 6. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.0 
 7. Jintcharadze, Bat.16.0 
 8. Burnette, Olimpi15.5 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.2 
 10. Florveus, Cactus T.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.8 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi9.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.2 
 5. Spagnolo, Rustavi8.9 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.5 
 7. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.9 
 8. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.8 
 9. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.4 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi7.0 
 2. Lee, Rustavi5.6 
 3. Vaughn, Dinamo T.4.9 
 4. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.8 
 5. Lezhava, Batumi4.6 
 6. Chikviladze, Cactus T.4.3 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi4.3 
 8. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.4.0 
 9. Woodson, Sokhumi4.0 
 10. Ransom, Mgzavrebi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.1 
 2. Burnette, Olimpi2.3 
 3. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi2.1 
 4. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi1.9 
 6. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi1.6 
 8. Baqradze, Olimpi1.6 
 9. Vaughn, Dinamo T.1.5 
 10. Chikviladze, Cactus T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Beka BEKAURI
  Kutaisi
  (207-PF-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.8 
 2. Florveus, Cactus T.1.7 
 3. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.4 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.2 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Krivtsov, Batumi1.1 
 9. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.1.0 
Player of the Week

 John Florveus
  Cactus Tbilisi
  ( 211-C-90 )
  

 Davit Maisuradze
  SEU Tbilisi
  ( 205-C/F-90 )
  

Georgian Basketball (Men)

Viktor Sanikidze selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 9, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Georgian players, who play currently abroad.


Viktor Sanikidze
Viktor Sanikidze
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, currently plays in Euroleague). He was the major contributor in a Montepaschi Siena's victory against the sixth-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (0-2) 98-92 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Sanikidze scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 27 minutes on the court. Montepaschi Siena (2-0) is placed second in group F. It's Sanikidze's first season with the team. This year he averages: 5.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 36.4% and FT: 76.2% in the 12 games he played so far. Sanikidze is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Zaza Pachulia (210-84, currently plays in NBA). He led Atlanta Hawks to a victory against the New Orleans Hornets (9-25) 95-86 in the NBA on Tuesday night. Pachulia had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds in 20 minutes. The Atlanta Hawks have a solid 20-13 record this season. This year Pachulia's overall stats are: 6.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 49.7% and FT: 77.0% in the 33 games. He is in the roster of the Georgian senior national team.

Manuchar Markoishvili
Manuchar Markoishvili
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86, currently plays in Italy). Markoishvili contributed to Cantu's victory against the closely-ranked Armani Milano (7-7) 84-76 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. He scored 19 points. Mapooro Cantu (10-4) is placed fourth in the SerieA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Markoishvili is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Cantu's roster. Markoishvili has relatively good stats this season: 13.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 47.8%, 3FGP: 42.6% and FT: 91.7%(22-24). He is also a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #4. Center Giorgi Shermadini (216-89, currently plays in Greece) managed to help Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus to win against the league outsider Panelefsiniakos (2-9) 94-76 in the Greek A1 on Sunday night. He scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was his first game for Olympiacos this season. His team is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all eleven games in the Regular Season. Shermadini is also Georgian national team player.

Nikoloz Tskitishvili
Nikoloz Tskitishvili
   #5. Former international power forward Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-83, agency: Regeneracom Sports, currently plays in Lebanon) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Amchit (8-3) 82-65 in the Lebanese Division A in Saturday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 12 rebounds. Tskitishvili also added and 3 steals in 40 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Champville (7-4) is placed fourth in the Division A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Tskitishvili belongs to league's best rebounders (ranked #4) and also on the list of best blockers (second place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Tskitishvili averages: 19.3ppg, 12.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2.8bpg and 1.2spg in the six games. He used to play for the Georgian national team two years ago.

Georgi Tsintsadze
Georgi Tsintsadze
   #6. Point guard Georgi Tsintsadze (192-86, currently plays in Eurocup) contributed to Budivelnyk's victory against the third-ranked Banvit BK (0-1) 76-69 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. Tsintsadze recorded 12 points and added 4 assists. Budivelnyk Kyiv (1-0) is placed first in group I. This season Tsintsadze has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.4spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #7. International point guard Jacob Pullen (185-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli Winner League could not help Hapoel J-M (6-6) to beat Maccabi T-A (11-1). Pullen scored 8 points and added 9 passes in 31 minutes. Hapoel J-M lost 71-79 at home to the leading Maccabi T-A. Pullen is currently third on the list of best passers with 4.8apg. This year his other stats are: 13.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2spg in the 12 games. Pullen is a naturalized American. He is also Georgian national team player. Strangely Pullen has never played in Georgia.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #8. Point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help FIATC Joventut (7-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance FIATC Joventut was defeated 88-77 on the road by the leading Real Madrid. Fisher was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 3 passes. Fisher is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.5apg. 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.

Tornike Shengelia
Tornike Shengelia
   #9. International power forward Tornike Shengelia (203-91, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Philadelphia 76ers (15-21) crushing them 109-89 in the NBA last Tuesday. Shengelia scored only 2 points in 5 minutes on the court. The Brooklyn Nets have 20-15 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Shengelia averages just 1.2ppg in the 12 games. He is also in the roster of the Georgian national team.

Nika Metreveli
Nika Metreveli
   #10. Power forward Nika Metreveli (211-91, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Treviglio (9-7) crushing them 71-40 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) on Saturday night. Metreveli scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. It was his first game for Omegna this season. His team is placed eighth in the Nazionale A. Metreveli is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.


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

   #1. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, currently plays in Turkey) led Karsiyaka to a victory over the tenth-ranked Erdemir (5-9) 64-54 in the Turkish TBL last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Thomas scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (11-3) is placed fourth in the TBL. Thomas' overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg and 4.6rpg. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #2. Quinton Hosley (201-F/G-84, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Eurocup) contributed to a Stelmet ZG's victory against the closely-ranked Cajasol (0-1) 76-67 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. Hosley recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in 36 minutes. Stelmet Zielona Gora (1-0) is placed second in group K. This year Hosley has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.9spg in the seven games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hosley has never played in Georgia.

   #3. Melvin Sanders (196-F/G-81, college: Oklahoma St., currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Sigma Barcellona (10-4) to beat C.de Latte BRE (7-6). He scored 5 points in 9 minutes. The league leader Sigma Barcellona was crushed 101-69 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) C.de Latte BRE. It was Sigma Barcellona's first loss after four consecutive victories. This year Sanders' total stats are: 9.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.8apg in the 13 games. He is a naturalized American. Interesting that Sanders has never played in Georgia.   




Giorgi
Tsintsadze
Giorgi Tsintsadze (ex Kutaisi) signs at Politehnica Iasi - 1 day ago
Newly promoted CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi (Liga Nationala) landed 31-year old Georgian international point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-90kg-86). He played most recently at Kutaisi Kutaisi in Georgian Superleague. In 32 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 17.4ppg and recorded 5.1rpg, 7.0apg (leader !!!) and 2.1spg (in top 3) last season. Tsintsadze helped them to win the cup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.co...   [read more]

Jacob Pullen
Phi.76ers sign Jacob Pullen - 1 day ago
Philadelphia 76ers signed 28-year old Georgian point guard Jacob Pullen (184-85kg-89, college: Kansas State). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Pullen played last season at BC Khimki Moscow Region in Russian VTB league. In 17 Eurocup games he had 10.3ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Pullen also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final....   [read more]

Davit
Ioseliani
Cornella lands Davit Ioseliani, ex Mgzavrebi - 1 day ago
CB Cornella (EBA) tabbed 26-year old Georgian forward Davit Ioseliani (207-91). He played most recently at Mgzavrebi in Georgian Superleague, but left the team in Dec.'15. In 9 games he averaged 3.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.1apg in 2015-16 season. Among other achievements Ioseliani received Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Newcomer of the Year award back in 2008. He represented Georgia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) eight years ago. His stats a...   [read more]


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