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 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 
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Last:4/25/2017
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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 

Giorgi Shermadini's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Georgians playing currently abroad: - Jan 18, 2017


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


Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89, currently plays in Spain). He led Andorra to a victory over the closely-ranked Sevilla (7-9) crushing them 95-69 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Shermadini was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. MoraBanc Andorra (9-7) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa. Shermadini has relatively good stats this year: 14.3ppg, 8.1rpg, 2FGP: 64.5%(78-121) and FT: 76.6% in 16 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Marquez Haynes
Marquez Haynes
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Haynes was the major contributor in an Umana Venezia's victory against the sixth-ranked Joensuun Kataja (6-7) 78-68 in the Basketball Champions League last Tuesday. He scored 14 points and added 8 passes. Umana Reyer Venezia (8-5) is placed third in group B. Haynes' team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Haynes' first season with the team. This year he averages: 7.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 4.6apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 38.6%, 3FGP: 21.8% and FT: 93.3%. Haynes is a naturalized American. He played for the Georgian national team in 2011. Strangely Haynes has never played in Georgia.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in EuroCup). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Khimky (2-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Pullen's very good performance Khimky was badly defeated 90-74 on the road by the leading Bayern Muenchen. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Pullen also added 3 passes. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. This season Pullen has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 45.7%, 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 73.1%. He is a naturalized American. Pullen played for the Georgian national team two years ago. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Tornike Shengelia
Tornike Shengelia
   #4. Forward Tornike Shengelia (206-91, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Baskonia (11-6) in their last game. Despite Shengelia's good performance the fourth-placed Baskonia (11-6) lost 89-98 in Istanbul to the lower-ranked (#7) Darussafaka in the group A of Euroleague. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Shengelia also added 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Shengelia has reliable stats this year: 11.7ppg and 3.8rpg in 15 games. He is also Georgian national team player.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #5. Former international point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to secure a victory for Lietuvos rytas (1-2) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Fisher's very good performance Lietuvos rytas was defeated 88-79 in Saint Petersburg by the leading Zenit. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Fisher also added 5 passes (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line). There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be important. Fisher's stats this season are: 11.4ppg, 1.2rpg and 3.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Fisher played previously for the USA university national team, he is currently in the Georgian national team roster. Interesting that Fisher has never played in Georgia.

Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon
   #6. Guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) contributed to an AEK Athens' victory against the fourth-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (8-5) 82-72 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game. He scored 8 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals in 19 minutes. AEK Athens (8-5) is placed second in group E. Dixon's team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. Dixon has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.8spg in 12 games. Dixon is a naturalized American. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster. However Dixon has never played in Georgia.

Taurean Green
Taurean Green
   #7. Former international point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) contributed to a Bnei Hasharon's victory against the closely-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (2-3) 88-77 in the FIBA Europe Cup last Wednesday. He recorded 16 points and added 7 passes. Bnei Hertzeliyya (1-4) is placed fourth in group N. Green's team will play only one more game in the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. Green averaged so far 11.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 5.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the Georgian national team seven years ago.

Giorgi Sharabidze
Giorgi Sharabidze
   #8. Center Giorgi Sharabidze (210-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in Balkan League) helped his FYR Macedonian team Feni Industries win their game against the closely-ranked Sutjeska (5-4) crushing them 80-55 in the Balkan League in Wednesday night's game. Sharabidze recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 10 rebounds. KK Feni Industries (6-3) is placed eighth in the Balkan League. His team will play only one more game in the Balkan League Regular Season. Sharabidze averaged so far 12.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.4apg. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

Richard Hickman
Richard Hickman
   #9. Former international guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Armani Milano (4-13) in their game against CSKA (13-4) in the Euroleague. Hickman scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes. The bottom-ranked Armani Milano (#16) was crushed 101-64 in Moscow by the leading CSKA in the group A of Euroleague. It was Armani Milano's tenth consecutive loss in a row. Hickman's stats this year are: 10.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.4apg in 17 games. He is a naturalized American. Hickman used to play for the Georgian national team three years ago.

Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #10. An experienced center Zaza Pachulia (211-84, currently plays in NBA) helped Golden State Warriors win their game against the Miami Heat (12-30) 107-95 in the NBA on Tuesday night. Pachulia recorded 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. The Golden State Warriors have a very solid 35-6 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Pachulia's overall stats this season are: 5.5ppg, 5.9rpg and 2.1apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

   #11. International power forward Beka Burjanadze (201-94, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Giorgi Shermadini and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game. Burjanadze helped Andorra win their game against the closely-ranked Sevilla crushing them 95-69. He scored 6 points in only 8 minutes. Burjanadze averaged so far 10.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg in 16 games. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

   #12. International guard Duda Sanadze (196-92, college: San Diego, currently plays in Slovenia) couldn't help KK Primorska in their game against Rogaska in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Sanadze scored 6 points. His team was edged 89-87. This season Sanadze has very high stats. He averages: 17.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. Sanadze is also in the roster of the Georgian national team.

   #13. Former international power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (207-91, currently plays in Russia) helped Novosybirsk win their game against the closely-ranked Samara-SGEU 80-73 in the Russian Superleague 1 (second division) on Monday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in only 13 minutes. This year Dvalishvili's overall stats are: 8.2ppg and 3.9rpg in 15 games. He used to play for the Georgian national team three years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international center Shota Gelazonia (205-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Cambados (10-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Gelazonia's good performance Cambados was defeated 90-77 in MorĂ³n de la Frontera by the higher-ranked Moron (#5). He was the second best scorer with 10 points. Gelazonia also added 3 assists. Gelazonia's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team back in 2013.

   #15. Former international forward Giga Janelidze (199-95, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Aurora Basket Jesi in a victory against the 16th-ranked Recanati 86-81 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) last Sunday. Janelidze scored 5 points in 12 minutes. This year Janelidze's total stats are: 3.2ppg and 3.5rpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Georgian national team two years ago.


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 EuroCup) led his Spanish team Valencia Basket to a victory over the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (2-1) 78-70 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He was the best player in that game. Thomas scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Valencia Basket (3-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all three games in the Second Stage. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This year Thomas' overall stats are: 7.1ppg and 5.3rpg in 11 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #2. Experienced Quinton Hosley (201-F-84, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Iran) could not help Arak (8-5) in their last game. Despite Hosley's very good performance Arak lost 79-85 on the road to the lower-ranked (#6) Chemidor. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Hosley also added 8 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 4 balls in 32 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Hosley has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.3apg and 2.8spg in 12 games. Hosley is a naturalized American.   



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