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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 

Michael Dixon selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 22, 2017

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

Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Michael Dixon (186-90, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Memphis, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He was the major contributor in an AEK Athens' victory against the fourth-ranked Juventus (8-6) crushing them 75-54 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game. Dixon scored 14 points and added 5 passes in 24 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. AEK Athens (9-5) is placed second in group E. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Dixon's first year with the team. Dixon has relatively good stats this season: 14.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.7apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(49-87), 3FGP: 44.6% and FT: 75.0% in 16 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Dixon is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Georgia.

Taurean Green
Taurean Green
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida, currently plays in Israel). Green led Bnei Hasharon to a victory against the league leader Maccabi T-A (14-5) 99-92 in the Israeli Winner League on Tuesday night. He scored 21 points and added 4 passes in 26 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Bnei Hertzeliyya (12-7) is placed third in the Winner League. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Green's first season with the team. This year Green has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.3apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 35.1% and FT: 77.6% in 19 games. He is a naturalized American. Green played for the Georgian national team in 2010. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Marquez Haynes
Marquez Haynes
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Haynes managed to help Umana Reyer Venezia to win against the fifth-ranked Ventspils (7-7) 70-61 in the Basketball Champions League in Wednesday night's game. He scored 5 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Umana Reyer Venezia (9-5) is placed third in group B. This season Haynes averages: 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 4.4apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 41.1%, 3FGP: 22.1% and FT: 83.3%. He is a naturalized American. Haynes played for the Georgian national team six years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Georgia.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #4. Point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Unics Kazan (11-6) crushing them 98-73 in the VTB United League last Monday. Pullen scored 7 points and added 5 assists in 20 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (13-3) is placed third in the VTB United League. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Pullen's overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.1apg in 13 games. He is a naturalized American. Pullen used to play for the Georgian national team back in 2015. However he has never played in Georgia.

Shota Gelazonia
Shota Gelazonia
   #5. Former U20 international center Shota Gelazonia (205-94, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked L'Hospitalet (8-13) crushing them 91-68 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Sunday night. Gelazonia scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Xuven Cambados (14-7) is placed fifth in the LEB Silver. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Gelazonia's total stats this season are: 10.0ppg and 5.0rpg. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team four years ago.

Nika Metreveli
Nika Metreveli
   #6. Power forward Nika Metreveli (211-91, currently plays in Italy) could not help Scafati (6-16) in their last game. Despite Metreveli's good performance the 14th-placed Scafati (6-16) lost 77-87 on the road to the higher-ranked (#13) FCM Ferentino in the West group. He recorded 10 points in 16 minutes. This year Metreveli's total stats are: 6.8ppg and 1.8rpg in four games. He is a former international player as he played for the Georgian senior team two years ago.

Merabi Mirziashvili
Merabi Mirziashvili
   #7. Former U20 international center Merabi Mirziashvili (207-94, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Innova Chef in their game against Gijon (6-11) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). He scored 6 points in only 14 minutes. Innova Chef (#9) lost 73-77 at home to the lower-ranked (#12) Gijon in the Group A-B. Mirziashvili has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 2.8rpg in 16 games. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team three years ago.

Willy Isiani
Willy Isiani
   #8. Power forward Willy Isiani (203-97, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Gran Canaria B (11-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Isiani's very good performance Gran Canaria B (#7) was defeated 81-71 in Villaviciosa by the second-ranked Casvi in the Group B. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Isiani also added 4 rebounds. Isiani has averaged so far 8.2ppg and 4.3rpg. He plays currently for the Georgian U20 national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Quinton Hosley (201-F-84, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Iran) led Arak to a victory over the eighth-ranked Army (6-12) 87-75 in the Iranian Superleague last Thursday. Hosley was MVP of the game. He scored 26 points (!!!), had 6 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 4 balls. Shahrdary Arak (11-7) is placed fourth in the Superleague. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. It's Hosley's first season with the team. Hosley has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.6apg and 3.1spg. Hosley is a naturalized American. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

   #2. Grigol Shvangiradze (196-F-91, currently plays in Spain). Shvangiradze could not help Quintanar (10-9) to beat Villarrobledo (10-10). He scored 8 points. Quintanar (#9) was edged 65-62 on the road by the lower-ranked Villarrobledo (#10) in the Group B. Shvangiradze has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 2.8rpg.   

Giorgi Tsintsadze (ex Kutaisi) signs at Politehnica Iasi - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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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