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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 
 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 

Tornike Shengelia's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Georgians playing currently abroad: - Mar 22, 2017

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

Tornike Shengelia
Tornike Shengelia
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Tornike Shengelia (206-91, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Spanish team Baskonia to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Brose Baskets (9-18) crushing them 96-71 in the Euroleague in Tuesday night's game. Shengelia had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 12 rebounds in 24 minutes on the court. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (16-11) is placed sixth in the Euroleague. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Shengelia has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 51.5%, 3FGP: 52.6%(10-19) and FT: 76.5% in 19 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in Lithuania). Fisher was the major contributor in a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the seventh-ranked P.Zvaigzdes (11-16) 93-86 in the Lithuanian LKL last Sunday. He scored 23 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (19-8) is placed third in the LKL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Fisher averages: 9.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.6apg, 2FGP: 38.0%, 3FGP: 31.0% and FT: 80.3%. He is a naturalized American. Despite Fisher played previously for the USA university national team, he played also for the Georgian national team in 2012. Strangely Fisher 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). He could not help Umana Venezia (9-5) in their last game. Despite Haynes' very good performance the third-placed Umana Venezia (9-5) was edged 74-71 on the road by the second-ranked Pinar Karsiyaka in the group B of Basketball Champions League. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Haynes also added 4 assists in 32 minutes. This year Haynes' overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.2apg, 2FGP: 44.6%, 3FGP: 25.7% and FT: 83.3% in 19 games. He is a naturalized American. Haynes played for the Georgian national team six years ago. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #4. Center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89, currently plays in Spain) led Andorra to a victory over the 14th-ranked Zaragoza (8-16) 100-92 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game. Shermadini was MVP of the game. He recorded 27 points (!!!) and grabbed 9 rebounds. MoraBanc Andorra (12-11) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa. Shermadini has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg and 7.7rpg. Shermadini is also Georgian national team player.

Richard Hickman
Richard Hickman
   #5. Former international guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in a Armani Milano's victory against the league outsider Vanoli Cremona (6-17) 86-78 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Hickman scored 18 points in 28 minutes. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (20-3) is placed first in the Serie A. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Hickman has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg in 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Hickman used to play for the Georgian national team three years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Georgia.

Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon
   #6. Guard Michael Dixon (186-90, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Memphis, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Koroivos (7-15) crushing them 89-63 in the Greek A1 on Saturday night. Dixon recorded 11 points and added 6 passes. AEK Athens (17-5) is placed third in the A1. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Dixon's first season with the team. He has reliable stats this year: 12.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. 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.

Beka Burjanadze
Beka Burjanadze
   #7. 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 contributed to Andorra's victory against the 14th-ranked Zaragoza (8-16) 100-92. He recorded 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes. Burjanadze's stats this year are: 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg in 23 games. He is also Georgian national team player.

Duda Sanadze
Duda Sanadze
   #8. Guard Duda Sanadze (196-92, college: San Diego, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked LTH Castings (3-8) 91-72 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM on Wednesday night. He was the top player that evening. Sanadze recorded 19 points and added 3 assists in 22 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Sixt Primorska (10-1) is placed first in Places 7-12 group. Sanadze has very impressive stats this year: 17.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg in 22 games. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

Taurean Green
Taurean Green
   #9. Former international point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida, currently plays in Israel) contributed to a Bnei Hasharon's victory against the tenth-ranked Galil Gilboa (10-13) 76-66 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. Green scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Bnei Hertzeliyya (14-9) is placed third in the Winner League. Green's stats this season are: 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.3apg and 1.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the Georgian national team seven 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 Orlando Magic (26-45) crushing them 122-92 in the NBA last Thursday. Pachulia had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 21 minutes. The Golden State Warriors have quite an impressive 57-14 record this season. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Pachulia's total stats are: 6.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.9apg in 59 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

   #11. International center Giorgi Sharabidze (210-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in Balkan League) was not able to help Feni Industries (2-4) in their last game. Despite Sharabidze's good performance Feni Industries lost 68-81 in Tivat to the lower-ranked (#10) Teodo. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Sharabidze also added 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. Sharabidze averaged so far 11.5ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3apg in 14 games. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

   #12. U18 international power forward Goga Bitadze (210-99, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for Smederevo in their game against Metalac in the Serbian KLS. Bitadze scored 8 points. His team was defeated 89-82. Bitadze averaged so far 10.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.1bpg. He is also in the roster of the Georgian U18 national team.

   #13. Former U20 international center Shota Gelazonia (205-94, currently plays in Spain) helped Cambados win their game against the 14th-ranked Gandia 94-91 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Friday night. Gelazonia recorded 9 points in 24 minutes. Gelazonia has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 4.8rpg in 25 games. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team four years ago.

   #14. Former international power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (207-91, currently plays in Russia) managed to help BC Novosybirsk to win against the eighth-ranked Kupol-Rodniki 69-64 in the Russian Superleague 1 (second division) in Tuesday night's game. Dvalishvili scored only 4 points. Dvalishvili has averaged so far 5.9ppg and 3.0rpg. He used to play for the Georgian national team back in 2014.

   #15. Former international forward Giga Janelidze (199-95, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Jesi in their game against Bondi Ferrara in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Janelidze recorded only 3 points. His team was edged 84-82. Janelidze has averaged so far 3.8ppg and 3.0rpg. 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) could not help Valencia Basket (6-0) in their last game on Friday. Despite Thomas' good performance the league leader Valencia Basket was defeated 79-66 on the road by the leading Hapoel Jerusalem. He scored 10 points. Thomas' total stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 4.6rpg. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #2. Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help San Lorenzo (27-12) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Diaz's good performance San Lorenzo was defeated 70-66 in Buenos Aires by the second-ranked Ferrocarril in the Sur group. He scored 11 points. Diaz averaged so far 10.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg. He has a dual citizenship: Georgian and Puerto Rican.

   #3. Grigol Shvangiradze (196-F-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Quintanar (11-12) in their game against Torrelodones (4-18) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). Shvangiradze scored 7 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 34 minutes. Quintanar (#10) lost 73-83 in Madrid to the lower-ranked (#14) Torrelodones in the Group B. It was Quintanar's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Shvangiradze has averaged so far 5.2ppg and 2.8rpg in 23 games he played so far.   

Jacob Pullen
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Cornella lands Davit Ioseliani, ex Mgzavrebi - 6 hours ago
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