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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 
Last:4/29/2017
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 6. SEU Tbilisi 1-14 
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 

Michael Dixon selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 12, 2017


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Georgians who are currently playing 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 Greece). He was the major contributor in a 1-point AEK Athens' victory against the seventh-ranked Kolossos HH (12-13) 82-81 in the Greek A1 in Saturday night's game. Dixon recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) in 23 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. AEK Athens (19-6) is placed third in the A1. Dixon's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Dixon has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 58.4%(66-113), 3FGP: 30.5% and FT: 75.9% in 24 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.

Marquez Haynes
Marquez Haynes
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington, currently plays in Italy). Haynes could not help one of league's weakest teams Umana Venezia (17-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Umana Venezia was defeated 88-80 on the road by the leading Armani Milano. Haynes was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 4 passes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Haynes' first season with the team. This year Haynes has relatively solid stats: 12.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 40.4%, 3FGP: 38.7% and FT: 83.9%. He is a naturalized American. Haynes played for the Georgian national team in 2011. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Richard Hickman
Richard Hickman
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro, currently plays in Italy) faced previously mentioned Marquez Haynes in the Italian Serie A last game. Hickman led Armani Milano to a victory against the closely-ranked Umana Venezia (17-9) 88-80. He scored 11 points in 31 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Hickman has reliable stats this year: 10.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(45-80), 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 70.3% in 21 games. He is a naturalized American. Hickman played for the Georgian national team three years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Georgia.

Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #4. Center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Andorra's victory against the third-ranked CB Canarias (19-8) 85-82 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game. Shermadini recorded 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. MoraBanc Andorra (14-12) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa. Shermadini has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg and 7.4rpg. Shermadini is also Georgian national team player.

Taurean Green
Taurean Green
   #5. Former international point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida, currently plays in Israel) led Bnei Hasharon to a victory over the eighth-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (13-14) 75-60 in the Israeli Winner League last Wednesday. He was MVP of the game. Green scored 16 points and added 4 assists in 36 minutes. Bnei Hertzeliyya (16-11) is placed fourth in the Winner League. Green's stats this year are: 13.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg in 27 games. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the Georgian national team seven years ago. However he has never played in Georgia.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #6. Point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Neptunas (17-13) crushing them 82-62 in the Lithuanian LKL on Saturday night. Fisher scored 10 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (23-8) is placed second in the LKL. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Fisher's overall stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.7apg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Fisher played previously for the USA university national team, he is also a former international player as he played for the Georgian senior team five years ago.

Duda Sanadze
Duda Sanadze
   #7. International guard Duda Sanadze (196-92, college: San Diego, currently plays in Slovenia) was not able to help KK Primorska in their game against Tajfun (10-5) in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Despite his very good performance last Saturday He was the second best scorer with 15 points. This season Sanadze has very high stats. He averages: 17.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. Sanadze is also Georgian national team player.

Beka Burjanadze
Beka Burjanadze
   #8. 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 a 3-point Andorra's victory against the third-ranked CB Canarias (19-8) 85-82. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 28 minutes. Burjanadze averaged so far 10.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg in 26 games. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #9. An experienced international center Zaza Pachulia (211-84, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Golden State Warriors (66-15) in their game against the Utah Jazz (50-31) in the NBA. Pachulia scored 8 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The Golden State Warriors (66-15) were defeated 105-99 in Salt Lake City by the Utah Jazz. They ended the series of fourteen consecutive victories. His team will play only one more game in the NBA Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Pachulia's overall stats this season are: 6.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.9apg. He is also in the roster of the Georgian national team.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #10. Point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in VTB United League) couldn't help Khimki (17-5) in their game against Zenit (19-3) in the VTB United League. Pullen recorded 7 points in only 13 minutes. The third-placed Khimki (17-5) lost 66-74 at home to the second-ranked Zenit in the group A of VTB United League. There are only two games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. This year Pullen's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.7apg in 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Pullen is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Georgian senior national team.

   #11. Former international power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (207-91, currently plays in Russia) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Irkut Irkutsk crushing them 84-64 in the Russian Superleague 1 (second division) in Monday night's game. Dvalishvili scored 7 points in only 10 minutes. This year Dvalishvili's total stats are: 5.7ppg and 3.0rpg in 28 games. He used to play for the Georgian national team three years ago.

   #12. U18 international power forward Goga Bitadze (210-99, currently plays in Serbia) couldn't help Smederevo in their game against Dynamic BG in the Serbian KLS. Bitadze recorded 6 points. His team was badly defeated by 20 points 98-78. Bitadze averaged so far 10.6ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.2bpg. He is also in the roster of the Georgian U18 national team.

   #13. International center Giorgi Sharabidze (210-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) couldn't help Feni Industries in their game against MZT Skopje in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. Sharabidze cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 13 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 77-61. Sharabidze has averaged so far 7.5ppg and 5.1rpg in 15 games. He is also Georgian national team player.

   #14. Former U20 international center Shota Gelazonia (205-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Cambados in their game against Albacete in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Gelazonia recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was defeated 80-71. Gelazonia has averaged so far 9.4ppg and 4.6rpg. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team back in 2013.

   #15. Former U20 international center Merabi Mirziashvili (207-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Innova Chef in their game against Chantada in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Mirziashvili scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was defeated 78-70. Mirziashvili has averaged so far 2.3ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team three 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 Spain). He could not help Valencia Basket (19-7) to beat RETAbet BB (12-13). Thomas scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 16 minutes. Valencia Basket lost 75-88 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#9) RETAbet BB. It was Valencia Basket's first loss after four consecutive victories. This year Thomas' overall stats are: 5.4ppg and 4.9rpg in 26 games he played so far. 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) contributed to a San Lorenzo's victory against Quimsa 75-63 in the Argentinian LigaA on Tuesday night. Diaz scored 6 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Sur. San Lorenzo de Almagra (31-15) is placed first. Diaz averaged so far 10.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg. He has a dual citizenship: Georgian and Puerto Rican.

   #3. Grigol Shvangiradze (196-F-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Quintanar in their game against La Roda (19-8) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). Shvangiradze scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes. Quintanar (#10) lost 67-74 in La Roda to the higher-ranked (#4) La Roda in the Group B. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Shvangiradze has averaged so far 5.2ppg and 2.9rpg in 26 games.   




Jacob Pullen
Phi.76ers sign Jacob Pullen - 1 hour 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]

Davit
Ioseliani
Cornella lands Davit Ioseliani, ex Mgzavrebi - 6 hours 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 Eurobasket.com 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]

Chris
Johnson
Chris Johnson (ex Boca Jrs) is a newcomer at Cactus Tbilisi - 5 days ago
BC Cactus Tbilisi (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Chris Johnson (190-88kg-91, college: St.Catharine). He played most recently at Boca Jrs in Argentinian LigaA, but was released by the team in Nov.'16. In 9 games he recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.6rpg last season. He was also voted All-MSC 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time. Johnson's team won MSC Regular Season in 2012. Johnson graduated from St.Catharine College in 2016 and actually misse...   [read more]


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