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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 
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 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kaheem RANSOM
  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
  Cactus T.
  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
  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
  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
  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 - Feb 6, 2013

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

Viktor Sanikidze
Viktor Sanikidze
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to a Montepaschi Siena's victory against the league leader Cimberio Varese (15-3) 89-75 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. Sanikidze scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Montepaschi Siena (13-5) is placed third in the SerieA. It's Sanikidze's first season with the team. This year he averages: 7.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 60.7%(37-61), 3FGP: 40.9% and FT: 78.8%. Sanikidze is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Giorgi Shermadini (216-89, currently plays in Euroleague). He helped his Greek team Olympiacos win their game against the seventh-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (1-5) 82-71 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Shermadini scored 8 points in 17 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (3-3) is placed fifth in group F. This year Shermadini's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 61.9%(13-21) and FT: 75.0% in the four games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Georgian senior national team.

Georgi Tsintsadze
Georgi Tsintsadze
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Georgi Tsintsadze (192-86, currently plays in Eurocup). Tsintsadze led his Ukrainian team Budivelnyk to a 2-point victory against the third-ranked Buducnost (2-2) 77-75 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 12 points and added 7 passes. Budivelnyk Kyiv (3-1) is placed first in group I. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical. Tsintsadze has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.7apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 56.5%(26-46), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 89.7%. He is also a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Manuchar Markoishvili
Manuchar Markoishvili
   #4. Small forward Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Turkey could not help Galatasaray (2-2) to beat ratiopharm Ulm (2-2). Markoishvili recorded 8 points in 21 minutes. It was his first game for Galatasaray this season. The third-placed Galatasaray was crushed 91-70 on the road by the second-ranked ratiopharm Ulm in the group L of Eurocup. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game is very crucial. Markoishvili is also Georgian national team player.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #5. International point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help FIATC Joventut (10-10) in their game against Blancos de Rueda (8-12) in the Spanish ACB. He scored 9 points. But FIATC Joventut was edged 69-67 in Valladolid by the lower-ranked Blancos de Rueda (#14). They ended the series of three consecutive victories. This season Fisher has relatively solid stats: 13.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.8apg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Fisher played previously for the USA university national team, he is currently in the Georgian national team roster. Strangely Fisher has never played in Georgia.

Nika Metreveli
Nika Metreveli
   #6. Power forward Nika Metreveli (211-91, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in Omegna's victory against the closely-ranked Firenze (10-3) 81-72 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 17 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 24 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Paffoni Omegna (12-8) is placed third in the Nazionale A. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Metreveli has reliable stats this year: 12.8ppg, 9.8rpg and 1.2spg in the five games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

Beka Burjanadze
Beka Burjanadze
   #7. U20 international power forward Beka Burjanadze (203-94, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Cajasol (7-13) in their game against CB Canarias (8-12) in the Spanish ACB. Burjanadze scored 5 points. Cajasol was defeated 77-68 in Tenerife by the higher-ranked CB Canarias (#13). This season Burjanadze averages only 1.8ppg. He is also Georgian U20 national team player.

Georges Mdivani
Georges Mdivani
   #8. Center Georges Mdivani (204-85, agency: Promotex, currently plays in France), who plays in the French NM1 (third division) couldn't help Rueil (9-9) in their last game. Despite Mdivani's good performance Rueil lost 69-79 at home to the leading JA Vichy. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Mdivani also added 4 rebounds in a mere 15 minutes. This year Mdivani's total stats are: 8.4ppg and 5.1rpg in the eight games. He used to play for the Georgian national team back in 2005.

Davit Maisuradze
Davit Maisuradze
   #9. Former U16 international power forward Davit Maisuradze (205-90, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Higher League (second division) couldn't help Kirovograd (6-14) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Maisuradze's very good performance Kirovograd was defeated 72-66 on their home court in Kirovograd by the higher-ranked Tornado (#4). He was the top scorer with 18 points. Maisuradze also added 7 rebounds (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line). Maisuradze has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Georgian U16 national team seven years ago.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Georgian passport:

   #1. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, currently plays in Turkey) led Karsiyaka to a victory over the 13th-ranked Besiktas (3-13) 70-59 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Thomas scored 16 points and added 3 assists in 27 minutes. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (14-3) is placed fourth in the TBL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Thomas has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg in the 17 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.   

Giorgi Tsintsadze (ex Kutaisi) signs at Politehnica Iasi - 4 days 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   [read more]

Jacob Pullen
Phi.76ers sign Jacob Pullen - 4 days 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]

Cornella lands Davit Ioseliani, ex Mgzavrebi - 4 days 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 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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