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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 
Full Standings
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)

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Nate Bowie: Continuing His Climb Up the Basketball Ladder - Sep 13, 2013


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Nate Bowie
Heading into his sixth professional season, Nate Bowie (183-G-86, agency: Alti Sport, college: Cent.Arkansas) has seen his share of success as well as hardships career wise. From humble beginnings in the IBL as well as unsuccessful tryouts with European clubs, the past few seasons have shown the rewards of relentless hard work and dedication. The 2011 Player of the Year in Portugals Proliga as well as last seasons POY award in Georgia, the 27-year old Bowie is now in a new country with a new team in Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih of Ukraine (Superleague). Continuing the upward path of his career progression Bowie took some time to speak about last seasons successes, his new team and expectations for the upcoming season.

Q) Looking back on last season with Energy Invest Rustavi and all of your personal accolades, how do you feel the team performed and were you satisfied with the results?

A) First off let me say thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this interview for you and Eurobasket, it's a great honor. I felt that as a team we over achieved this past season, especially coming from where they were a year before. From being one of the worst teams coming into the season, to being one of the best teams in Georgia; I think this is really the true silver lining that everybody could see. With receiving nine awards; Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year being a few of them, really set me apart from the other athletes in the league. It was a huge honor for me to get Defensive Player of the Year because a player is nothing until he learns all aspects of defense. So I really came into the season gunning for that award and everything fell into place. Overall I can count last season as a very successful season for myself and the team.

Q) Once the season ended what were some of the goals you set out for yourself heading into the offseason?

A) Well this offseason my whole thing was to catch some attention from some higher and more respectable leagues. And if I had to wait a little longer to sign to get what I wanted then so be it. But, for the most part I wanted to get into a situation that will take me to another good situation. Basketball is nothing but a ladder, and we all try to climb it until we run out of steps to climb. Sometimes it is not what you did or how you did it but who knows what you did.

Q) Now with Kryvbasbasket, what have you noticed as the biggest differences to the basketball organization as compared to your last stops in Georgia and Portugal?

A) Well every situation is different. The biggest but simplest difference I notice is the amount of coaches and trainers that each team has to insure that you are healthy. Some places I have been, we only had one head coach and one assistant. But I think when you have personal for each aspect of the game; it makes basketball a lot easier. You don't have to worry about the little things because it's already taken care of. The situation in Georgia was pretty good though. The front office made it a point to take care of my family which was huge for me.

Q) What led to you ultimately deciding on signing with Kryvbasbasket? Did you know any of your coaches or teammates previously?

A) Well I think ultimately Ukraine is one of the best leagues in Europe. So, playing in this league is a no brainer when you have interest or an offer on the table. You are up against good teams and players every night. I didn't know any of my new teammates coming into the season, but we all quickly found out that it is a small world and we all know and played with mutual friends. We have a good group of guys and a good core unit as far as import players. I knew a few players who played for the team before, so I took the liberty to reach out to them about the situation and what not. I took into consideration a lot of things and that's how I made my decision.

Q) How have the preparations been going so far? What are your expectations personally and for the team this season?

A) The preseason games and training camp has pretty much been smooth sailing. We all flew into Vilnius, Lithuania for training camp before we got to Krivoy Rih, Ukraine. We were there for about two weeks and that really helped us iron out some kinks in our team. During this time we played Spartak St.Petersburg (Russia), Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (Lithuania), Panevezys Lietkabelis (Lithuania) which we beat and also we played against two other Lithuanian teams. I think once we get our continuity handled we will be a solid team. All teams from NBA to Europe have this problem, it's the biggest problem a team will have entering into the season. But it's a new and fresh season with a lot of opportunity to succeed ahead of us so we will be ok. I'm coming into this season like I always come into every season. That is to play hard and do the things I need to do to help my team reach the playoffs. One man can be a crucial ingredient for a team but one man cannot make a team. I learned throughout the years of playing ball that sometimes a players greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team. So, I come into this season just trying to do whatever it takes to succeed personally and team wise.
Always remember: A team is like a puzzle and every person is a piece to the puzzle. if every piece does not do its job, there is no pretty picture in the end.

I'd like to give a special shout out to my guy Richard Rivera, my sponsor for 2Dahole. He really did his thing this summer. We cooperated with a few camps this summer in the Rhode Island area as well as Kansas City and it was very successful. Feel free to check out our website http://2dahole.com

Also, a big thanks to my family and friends and a special thanks to Surujh for doing this interview for me. Be safe until next time. Peace.   




Levan
Patsatsia
Dinamo Tbilisi claim Superleague title - 1 day ago
Kutaisi - Dinamo Tbilisi 76-93 Dinamo Tbilisi are the new Superleague champions. They stormed past Kutaisi on the road to sweep the title series. The game without a history. Dinamo Tbilisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 28-of-36 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game, while Kutaisi only scored eight points from the stripe. Dinamo Tbilisi forced 21 Kutaisi turnovers. Kutaisi was plagued by 30 personal fouls down...   [read more]

Marquez
Haynes
Marquez Haynes' 31 points make him top Georgian player abroad of the week - 3 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Georgians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86). He led Umana Venezia to a victory over the seventh-ranked The Flexx PT in the Italian Serie A in Friday night's game.    [read more]

Deonta
Vaughn
Dinamo Leads the Final Series 2:0 - 4 days ago
The second game of the Final Series was played today between Dinamo and Kutaisi. This time Dinamo defeated Kurtaisi without any difficulties and leads the series 2:0. Yesterday was a bad day for Dinamo on the court, as they had the hardest time shooting from the distance, but today it was all vice-versa: they were more solid in every aspect of the game   [read more]


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Superleague Round 1 of Finals. Dinamo Tbilisi make first step to title - 4 days ago  
Marquez Haynes selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - 10 days ago  
Dinamo Tbilisi make it through into Superleague Finals - 12 days ago  
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Tornike Shengelia selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - 24 days ago  
Kutaisi conquer Cup title - 27 days ago  
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Glover comes back to Univ. San Simon, ex Hyundai-TSU - 28 days ago  
Eurobasket.com All-Georgian A League Awards 2017 - 1 month ago  
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