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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. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimky 0-0 
 7. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 8. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 9. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 10. Parma 0-0 
 11. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12. Unics 0-0 
 13. VEF Riga 0-0 
 14. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/17/2016
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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Avtodor 57% Oct.7 N.Novgorod
Enisey 57% Oct.6 CSKA
Astana 57% Oct.5 Unics
Zenit 57% Oct.5 Kalev/Cramo
Krasny Oktya 57% Oct.4 Khimky
Unics 57% Oct.2 N.Novgorod
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Nikoloz Tskitishvili's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Georgians playing currently abroad - Feb 13, 2013


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


Nikoloz Tskitishvili
Nikoloz Tskitishvili
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-83, currently plays in Lebanon). Tskitishvili led Champville to a victory over the closely-ranked Byblos (8-5) 93-86 in the Lebanese Division A last Wednesday. He was MVP of the game. Tskitishvili recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. Champville (10-4) is placed third in the Division A. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Tskitishvili is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (second place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Tskitishvili averages: 19.8ppg, 11.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2.9bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 65.0%(52-80), 3FGP: 42.1% and FT: 78.8%. He played for the Georgian senior national team two years ago.

Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Zaza Pachulia (210-84, currently plays in NBA). Pachulia contributed to an Atlanta Hawks' victory against the Dallas Mavericks (22-29) 105-101 in the NBA on Monday night. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 16 minutes. The Atlanta Hawks have 28-22 record this season. This year Pachulia's overall stats are: 6.1ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.5apg and FT: 73.6% in the 45 games he played so far. 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 Eurocup), who plays in Turkey. Markoishvili could not help Galatasaray (2-3) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the third-placed Galatasaray was defeated 64-57 on the road by the second-ranked Unics Kazan in the group L of Eurocup. Markoishvili was the second best scorer with 11 points. His team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And now that game is very crucial. Markoishvili's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 12.5%. 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) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Ikaros (6-10) crushing them 85-63 in the Greek A1 last Saturday. Shermadini recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 11 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (15-1) is placed first in the A1. This year Shermadini's total stats are: 3.8ppg and 2.8rpg in the five games. He is also Georgian national team player.

Georgi Tsintsadze
Georgi Tsintsadze
   #5. International point guard Georgi Tsintsadze (192-86, currently plays in Eurocup) was not able to help Budivelnyk (3-2) in their game against Banvit BK (3-2) in the Eurocup. Tsintsadze scored 7 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Budivelnyk (#2) was defeated 94-85 in Balikesir by the leading Banvit BK in the group I of Eurocup. His team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And now that game is quite important. Tsintsadze has averaged so far 9.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #6. Point guard Jacob Pullen (185-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Israel) contributed to a 3-point Hapoel Jerusalem's victory against the seventh-ranked Bnei Hasharon (7-9) 70-67 in the Israeli Winner League in Monday night's game. Pullen recorded 10 points in 30 minutes. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem (9-7) is placed third in the Winner League. It's Pullen's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg in the 16 games. Pullen is a naturalized American. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster. Strangely Pullen has never played in Georgia.

Beka Burjanadze
Beka Burjanadze
   #7. U20 international power forward Beka Burjanadze (203-94, currently plays in Eurocup) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider Cajasol (0-5) in their game against Stelmet ZG (2-3) in the Eurocup. Despite his good performance last Tuesday He scored 11 points. Burjanadze's team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. Burjanadze has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 1.8rpg. He is also Georgian U20 national team player.

Georges Mdivani
Georges Mdivani
   #8. Center Georges Mdivani (204-85, agency: Promotex, currently plays in France) couldn't help Rueil (10-9) in their game against JA Vichy (15-4) in the French NM1 (third division), despite his very good performance on Tuesday night. Mdivani was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 4 rebounds in a mere 15 minutes. But Rueil lost 69-79 at home to the leading JA Vichy. Mdivani has averaged so far 7.9ppg and 4.9rpg in the nine games. He used to play for the Georgian national team back in 2005.


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, agency: Two Points, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Turkey could not help Karsiyaka (3-1) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the first-placed Karsiyaka lost 69-77 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Gaz Metan in the group I of EuroChallenge. Thomas had a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 14 rebounds in 38 minutes. It was Karsiyaka's first loss after four consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Top 16. So now every game will be critical. It's Thomas' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.9apg in the 10 games he played so far. Thomas is a naturalized American. He used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #2. Giga Janelidze (199-F-95, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Assigeco Casalpusterlengo to win against one of league's weakest teams Perugia (5-17) crushing them 84-62 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) in Sunday night's game. Janelidze scored only 2 points. Assigeco Casalpusterlengo (10-10) is placed 11th in the Nazionale A. This season Janelidze averages just 0.5ppg.
  




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Grigol
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