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BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 13-0 
 2. Ratiopharm 12-0 
 3. B.Muenchen 10-2 
 4. Bayreuth 10-2 
 5. Telekom Bsk 8-5 
 6. ALBA 7-5 
 7. EWE Baskets 7-6 
 8. Giessen 46ers 7-6 
 9. Goettingen 6-6 
 10. Ludwigsburg 6-6 
 11. Jena 4-7 
 12. Bremerhaven 4-8 
 13. Wuerzburg 4-8 
 14. Walter Tigers 4-8 
 15. Fraport SKY 4-9 
 16. Braunschweig 2-10 
 17. Vechta 2-11 
 18. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 
Full Standings
Last:12/9/2016
ProA Standings
 1. MBC 12-1 
 2. Kirchheim 11-2 
 3. Crailsheim 9-4 
 4. Chemnitz 9-4 
 5. Heidelberg 8-5 
 6. Hanau 8-5 
 7. Oettinger R. 7-6 
 8. Uni Baskets 7-6 
 9. Hamburg 6-7 
 10. Trier 6-7 
 11. Koeln Rh.Stars 5-8 
 12. Ehingen 4-9 
 13. Nuernberg 4-9 
 14. Baunach 4-9 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 3-10 
 16. Dresden 1-12 
Full Standings
Last:12/6/2016
ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 9-2 
 2. Art.Dragons 9-2 
 3. Iserlohn 7-4 
 4. Bochum 7-4 
 5. Oldenburg 7-4 
 6. Schalke 6-5 
 7. Itzehoe 6-5 
 8. Rist Wedel 4-7 
 9. Stahnsdorf 3-8 
 10. Rostock 3-8 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 3-8 
 12. Recklinghausen 2-9 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 9-2 
 2. Elchingen 8-2 
 3. FC Bayern II 7-3 
 4. Bayer Giants 7-4 
 5. Weissenhorn 7-4 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 6-5 
 7. Licher Baeren 5-6 
 8. Fraport SKY II 4-7 
 9. Dragons 4-7 
 10. Wuerzburg 3-8 
 11. Leipzig 3-8 
 12. Noerdlingen 2-9 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
Regionalliga Standings
est
 1. Hertener Loewen 3-9 
North
 1. RW Cuxhaven 6-1 
 2. Stade 6-1 
 3. BSW Sixers 6-2 
 4. Aschersleben 4-2 
 5. ALBA Berlin II 3-5 
 6. Vechta II 3-5 
 7. Weser Bsk/BTS 3-5 
 8. Hannover Korb. 2-4 
 9. Westerstede 2-4 
 10. Rendsburg 2-5 
 11. Wusterhausen 2-5 
South-East
 1. Coburg 9-1 
 2. Bad Aibling 9-2 
 3. Treuchtlingen 8-2 
 4. TSV Troester 8-3 
 5. Vilsbiburg 7-4 
 6. Jena II 6-5 
 7. Schwabing 6-5 
 8. Oberhaching 5-6 
 9. Rosenheim 4-7 
 10. Zwickau 4-7 
 11. Leitershofen 3-8 
 12. Ansbach 3-8 
 13. Herzogenaurach 3-8 
 14. Bayreuth II 1-10 
South-West
 1. Schwenningen 11-1 
 2. Speyer 9-3 
 3. Limburg 9-3 
 4. Koblenz 8-4 
 5. Lich II 8-4 
 6. Fellbach 7-5 
 7. Karlsruhe SC 7-5 
 8. Langen 6-6 
 9. Mainz 4-8 
 10. Saarlouis/Dillingen 4-8 
 11. Tuebingen II 3-9 
 12. Stuttgart 3-9 
 13. Heidelberg USC 3-9 
 14. Kaiserslautern 2-10 
West
 1. Muenster 10-2 
 2. Grevenbroich 9-2 
 3. Hagen BG 9-3 
 4. Schwelm 9-3 
 5. Dorsten 8-4 
 6. Salzkotten 7-5 
 7. Duesseldorf 7-5 
 8. Bonn II 6-6 
 9. Herford 5-6 
 10. Frintrop 4-8 
 11. Ibbenbueren 3-9 
 12. Hagen-Haspe 2-10 
 13. Bielefeld 1-11 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Berlin SSC 9-1 
 2. Tiergarten 9-1 
 3. Charlottenburg 7-2 
 4. Zehlendorf 7-3 
 5. Stahnsdorf 2 5-5 
 6. Berlin SV 4-5 
 7. Halle USV 4-5 
 8. Hermsdorf 4-5 
 9. ALBA Berlin III 3-6 
 10. Wolmirstedt 2-7 
 11. Cottbus 1-8 
 12. Koepenick 1-8 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 7-1 
 2. Hamburg-West 7-1 
 3. Bramfelder 5-2 
 4. Ebstorf 5-2 
 5. Eimsbuetteler 4-4 
 6. Rist Wedel 2 4-4 
 7. Rostock 4-4 
 8. Kronshagen 3-5 
 9. Einfeld 2-5 
 10. Luebecker 2-5 
 11. Kieler 2-6 
 12. Bremerhaven 1-7 
North-West
 1. Neustadt TSV 6-1 
 2. Bramsche TuS 6-2 
 3. Goetting.ASC 6-2 
 4. Quakenbrueck 6-2 
 5. Wolfenbuettel 6-2 
 6. Goetting.BG II 5-2 
 7. Oldenburg II 4-4 
 8. Buergerfelder 3-5 
 9. Weende-Goet. 2-6 
 10. Hameln 1-7 
 11. Langenhagen 1-7 
 12. Osnabruecker TB 1-7 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 9-0 
 2. Wuerzburg Trop. 7-2 
 3. Bamberg 6-3 
 4. Neustadt DJK 6-3 
 5. Erfurt 5-4 
 6. Litzendorf 5-4 
 7. Chemnitz II 4-5 
 8. Neumarkt 3-5 
 9. Regnitztal 3-5 
 10. Dresden Tit.2 3-6 
 11. Regensburg 2-7 
 12. Nuernberg 0-9 
Southeast-South
 1. Muenchen Bsk 8-1 
 2. Dachau 7-2 
 3. Muenchen OSB 7-2 
 4. Landsberg 6-3 
 5. Leitershofen/S. II 5-4 
 6. Passau 4-4 
 7. MIL Baskets 4-5 
 8. Muenchen DJK 4-5 
 9. Jahn Freising 3-6 
 10. Schrobenhausen 3-6 
 11. Slama Jama 2-6 
 12. Ingolstadt 0-9 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Kirchheim/Teck 10-1 
 2. Crailsheim II 9-2 
 3. Mannheim 9-2 
 4. Schwaebisch H. 9-2 
 5. Haiterbach 8-3 
 6. Moehringen 6-5 
 7. Ulm BB 6-5 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 4-7 
 9. Karlsruhe PS II 3-8 
 10. Remseck 3-8 
 11. Reutlingen 3-8 
 12. Urspring 3-8 
 13. Ludwigsb.BSG 2-9 
 14. Stuttgart ESV 2-9 
Southwest-North
 1. Kronberg 9-2 
 2. Bergstrasse 8-3 
 3. Koblenz 2 7-3 
 4. Volklingen 7-4 
 5. Bensheim 6-5 
 6. Giessen 6-5 
 7. Horchheim 6-5 
 8. Langen II 6-5 
 9. Trier 2 6-5 
 10. Rossdorf 4-7 
 11. Kassel 3-8 
 12. Bad Kreuznach 2-9 
 13. Frankfurt Makk. 1-10 
West 1
 1. Bad Muenstereifel 7-1 
 2. Kamp-Lintfort 7-1 
 3. Deutzer 6-2 
 4. Sechtem SG 6-2 
 5. Barmer TV 4-4 
 6. Bonn-MTuS 4-4 
 7. Duesseldorf II 4-4 
 8. Leichlinger TV 3-5 
 9. Koeln II 2-6 
 10. Wuppertal 2-6 
 11. Zuelpich 2-6 
 12. Hilden 1-7 
West 2
 1. Westfalen M. 7-0 
 2. Wulfen 6-1 
 3. Dortmund 5-3 
 4. Bochum II 4-3 
 5. Schwelm II 4-3 
 6. Hagen BG 2 4-4 
 7. Hagen TSV 4-4 
 8. Muenster 2 3-5 
 9. Paderborn II 3-5 
 10. Bulmke 1-6 
 11. Werne 1-6 
Last:12/6/2016
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 10-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 8-3 
 3 Real Madrid 8-3 
 4 Olympiacos 6-4 
 5 Baskonia 6-4 
 6 FC Barcelona 5-5 
 7 Anadolu Efes 5-5 
 8 Darussafaka 5-5 
 9 Panathinaikos 5-5 
 10 Maccabi T-A 5-6 
 11 Zalgiris 4-7 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-7 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-7 
 14 Galatasaray 3-7 
 15 Unics 3-7 
 16 Brose Bask. 3-8 
Last:12/8/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Gran Canaria 6-1 
 2 Cedevita 5-2 
 3 N.Novgorod 4-3 
 4 Lietkabelis 3-5 
 5 MZT Skopje 0-7 
Group B
 1 Khimky 5-2 
 2 ALBA 4-4 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-4 
 4 RETAbet BB 3-4 
 5 Fuenlabrada 3-4 
Group C
 1 Zenit 5-2 
 2 B.Muenchen 5-2 
 3 Unicaja 4-3 
 4 UCAM Murcia 4-4 
 5 Buducnost 0-7 
Group D
 1 Valencia 6-1 
 2 Ratiopharm 4-3 
 3 Hapoel J-M 4-3 
 4 Lokomotiv 3-4 
 5 Un.Olimpija 1-7 
Last:12/7/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 7-1 
 2 Monaco 7-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 5-3 
 4 Aris 5-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-5 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-5 
 7 Helios 1-7 
 8 Bakken 1-7 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-2 
 2 Umana VE 6-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 5-3 
 4 Avtodor 4-4 
 5 Kataja Basket 4-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-5 
 7 Oradea 3-5 
 8 Khimik 1-7 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 7-1 
 2 ASVEL 6-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 5-3 
 4 PAOK 4-4 
 5 Ventspils 3-5 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-5 
 7 Usak 2-6 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-6 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 6-2 
 2 Scandone AV 6-2 
 3 Strasbourg 5-3 
 4 Juventus 5-3 
 5 Oostende 4-4 
 6 Cibona 2-6 
 7 Mega Leks 2-6 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-6 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 7-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-3 
 3 AEK Athens 5-3 
 4 Partizan 4-4 
 5 Stelmet ZG 4-4 
 6 Banco di Srd 3-5 
 7 Spirou 3-5 
 8 Szolnok 1-7 
Last:12/8/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:11/29/2016
Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Knight, Jena21.5 
 2. Qvale, EWE Baskets19.0 
 3. Jenkins, Jena18.9 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA18.7 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 6. Morgan, Ratiopharm17.9 
 7. Thompson, Telekom16.6 
 8. Paulding, EWE B.16.2 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.5 
 10. Wells, Giessen 46.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Knight, Jena7.8 
 2. Klassen, Phoenix7.8 
 3. Rubit, Ratiopharm7.6 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.7.4 
 5. Plaisted, Phoenix7.3 
 6. Pierre, Braunsch.7.3 
 7. McGhee, Walter T.7.3 
 8. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.6 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.4 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.8 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg6.7 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.7 
 7. Hulls, Bremerhaven5.5 
 8. Sanders, Goetting.5.3 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.5.0 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.8 
 2. Robertson, Fraport2.4 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen1.9 
 5. Stewart, Walter T.1.8 
 6. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 7. Bowlin, Giessen 46.1.8 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg1.8 
 9. Jenkins, Jena1.8 
 10. Anderson, Bayreu.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.5 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 3. Gamble, Telekom1.1 
 4. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 5. Rubit, Ratiopharm1.0 
 6. Ibekwe, Fraport1.0 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix1.0 
 8. Lane, Wuerzburg0.9 
 9. Melli, Brose Bask.0.9 
 10. Southerland, Wuer.0.9 
Player of the week

 Brian Qvale
  EWE Baskets
  (210-C-116)
  

 Chris Carter
  Chemnitz
  (195-G-93)
  

 Moussa Kone
  Iserlohn
  (203-F-104)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 13 (Regular Season)

ALBA 76% Dec.11 Bremerhaven
Fraport SKY Dec.11 B.Muenchen 80%
Jena 63% Dec.11 Walter Tiger
EWE Baskets 74% Dec.11 Wuerzburg
Telekom Bsk 90% Dec.11 Vechta
Phoenix Hage Dec.11 Braunschweig 65%
Ratiopharm 56% Dec.11 Brose Bask.
Giessen 46er 72% Dec.10 Ludwigsburg
Bayreuth 79% Dec.9 Goettingen
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Dresden Dec.11 Heidelberg 89%
Nuernberg Dec.11 Ehingen 56%
Oettinger R 76% Dec.11 ETB Wohnbau
Trier 53% Dec.10 Hamburg
Chemnitz 63% Dec.10 Hanau
MBC 61% Dec.10 Kirchheim
Baunach Dec.10 Koeln Rh.Sta 58%
Uni Baskets 64% Dec.10 Crailsheim
Next Round Schedule

Round 13 (Regular Season)

North
Westerstede 51% Dec.11 Weser Bsk/B
Stade 90% Dec.11 Wusterhausen
Hannover Kor 55% Dec.10 ALBA Berlin
Aschersleben 69% Dec.10 Vechta II
South-East
Treuchtlinge 88% Dec.10 Herzogenaura
Bad Aibling 75% Dec.10 Jena II
Coburg 97% Dec.10 Bayreuth II
Ansbach 54% Dec.10 Zwickau
Vilsbiburg 62% Dec.10 TSV Troeste
Rosenheim 53% Dec.10 Oberhaching
Schwabing 75% Dec.10 Leitershofen
South-West
Kaiserslaute Dec.11 Koblenz 86%
Fellbach 61% Dec.11 Karlsruhe S
Lich II 86% Dec.10 Tuebingen I
Speyer 81% Dec.10 Saarlouis/Di
Langen Dec.10 Limburg 55%
Schwenningen 93% Dec.10 Stuttgart
Mainz Dec.10 Heidelberg 53%
West
Bonn II Dec.10 Grevenbroich 71%
Frintrop 68% Dec.10 Bielefeld
Duesseldorf 59% Dec.10 Herford
Hagen-Haspe Dec.10 Dorsten 85%
Muenster 59% Dec.10 Schwelm
Hertener Loe 70% Dec.10 Ibbenbueren
Hagen BG 59% Dec.9 Salzkotten
Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

CSKA 82% Dec.16 FC Barcelona
Galatasaray 69% Dec.16 EA7 Armani
Panathinaiko Dec.16 Fenerbahce 60%
Brose Bask. Dec.15 Anadolu Efes 57%
Crvena Zvezd 55% Dec.15 Maccabi T-A
Darussafaka Dec.15 Real Madrid 64%
Unics Dec.15 Baskonia 57%
Zalgiris 52% Dec.15 Olympiacos
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Group A
N.Novgorod Dec.14 Cedevita 53%
Gran Canaria 97% Dec.14 MZT Skopje
Group B
Khimky 67% Dec.14 RETAbet BB
Fuenlabrada Dec.14 Lietuvos ryt 57%
Group C
Zenit 67% Dec.14 Unicaja
B.Muenchen 95% Dec.14 Buducnost
Group D
Hapoel J-M 56% Dec.14 Ratiopharm
Valencia 82% Dec.14 Lokomotiv
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Helios Dec.13 Monaco 92%
Bakken Dec.13 Aris 86%
Ironi Nahari 52% Dec.13 CEZ Nymburk
Banvit BK 88% Dec.13 Fraport SKY
Group B
Khimik Dec.14 Le Mans 91%
Oradea Dec.14 Macc.Rishon 56%
Pinar Karsiy Dec.13 Umana VE 57%
Kataja Bsk 60% Dec.13 Avtodor
Group C
Usak Dec.14 PAOK 66%
Openjobmetis Dec.14 Neptunas 83%
Rosa Radom 56% Dec.14 Ventspils
ASVEL 67% Dec.13 EWE Baskets
Group D
Strasbourg 52% Dec.14 Scandone AV
Mornar Bar Dec.13 Iberostar Te 86%
Cibona 57% Dec.13 Mega Leks
Juventus Dec.12 Oostende 55%
Group E
Partizan Dec.14 Besiktas 68%
AEK Athens 55% Dec.14 Spirou
Banco di Srd 79% Dec.13 Szolnok
Ludwigsburg 64% Dec.13 Stelmet ZG
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
Once unbeatable Bodfeld Baskets keen on continuing their rise - Jan 3, 2013


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For several years the Bodfeld Baskets were developing with the highest possible speed, building a basketball team from scratch in the small town of Elbingerode and turning a community of basketball strangers into die-hard hoops fans. Year after year they would just win one game after another, claim championships with ease and climb the ranks after each season. And it seems like Everage Richardson (191-G-85, college: Co.Carolina) has always been there, acting as the big booster of this ambitious project. The 27-year-old guard from Brooklyn, New York, first came to Elbingerode in 2009 and has averaged more than 40 points a game ever since. In fact, he was named the "Best basketball scorer of the World" for the year 2012 by Eurobasket.com after finishing the 2011-12 season with an impressive 42.1 points per-40 minutes and another championship under his belt, which helped the Bodfeld Baskets moving up to the 1. Regionalliga North.

But with every step they took, with every new league they entered, the competition grew stronger, the opponents became more talented and more skilled. At first sight the lightning pace of the team's development somewhat seems to have slowed down in the RLN. Midway through the 2012-13 campaign, the Bodfeld Baskets hold a respectable, but less spectacular record of six wins and five defeats. "It is quite difficult at times after having so much success winning here. Losing is something I do not want to get used to. This league is competitive and most teams are equal from top to bottom, so anyone can beat anyone in each game. Since there is nothing we can do to make up for those losses now, I'm hoping we will get back to our winning ways that we have been having here", Richardson says.

While he is still Bodfeld's number one scoring threat without question (averaging a league-high 32.4ppg this season to go along with 6.3 boards, 4.6 assists and 3.5 steals a contest), the graduate of NCAA D1 school Coastal Carolina now has a strong supporting cast around him, spearheaded by 21-year-old post player Ljubisa Markovic (212-F/C-91) who puts up 15.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per outing. In fact, the core of last season's championship winning team is still the same, which has been helping tremendously, as Markovic explains: "It is much easier when you already know how your teammates think on the court. This season we have only added three new players to the system and it is much easier than at the start of last season, when five new players arrived." Markovic was one of them. After capturing the 2. Regionalliga North-West championship title, he decided to extend his tenure at the Oberharz squad and is now making his presence felt in the RLN. "Ljubisa is a young smart player with a lot of potential who I think will be a solid player in years to come. He is a big man with good size good mid-range game, solid inside moves and a tough rebounder, who can be playing Pro A or Pro B", Richardson says. Born and bred in Serbia Markovic ("Basketball country", he stresses) moved to Nova Gorica, Slovenia at the age of 16. In 2009 he received the Slovenian citizenship and ended up signing a deal with the Bodfeld Baskets in 2011.

His vita fits well into Bodfeld's multinational roster which is being coached by Lithuanian Dainius Pleta, who used to play in the 2. Bundesliga. Richardson: "Coach Pleta gets ALOT of credit from me. He does a good job with all of us coming from different countries pushing all of us to our limits to be better players. It can be quite funny in practices at times with all of the different languages spoken. On the court during heated moments we all speak English, so that helps too. Overall he does his best do get all of us ready to compete and play against whomever the next opponent is." Plenty of heated moments definitely occurred in the course of Bodfeld's away game at Stade in early December. The league leader was in serious trouble, forced into double overtime by the RLN newcomer. However, eventually the underdog fell short of victory and was handed a 104-109 defeat. "A tough loss for us, but overall it was a great game that went down to the wire in double overtime", Richardson remembers. "I still think we played a good game", Markovic adds, "the biggest difference is that Stade has a good and long bench, so they can keep a good pace, while we have eight or a maximum nine players available. It already happened several times that two players did not come into the game at all. Basically I think that's the biggest reason for our defeats this season, not just in the game against Stade", the 21-year-old says. Richardson: "The game showed the potential we have as a team. It was probably one of our better games of the season so far. Not much was missing, the game was in our hands. Just a few mental mistakes on our part, otherwise the game was ours."

As far as the remainder of the season is concerned, both teammates share the same opinion. Though their team is a couple of wins short of the top spot, currently sitting in seventh place, they are still aiming at the upper echelon of the standings. "I think we do have a chance to finish at the top. I always have faith in my team, we still have a lot of basketball to play, so you never know what is possible. We were in a similar situation before as well around this time last season. So I'm just hoping we will be playing to our potential that we all know we can play at and I think we will be in good shape", Richardson says. And Markovic concurs: "We have to go very strong in every game! At the end of the season we'll see the place where we are going to end. I think anything is possible."

And having the "Best basketball scorer of the World" around might certainly help quite a bit down the stretch. Richardson: "To be named the world's best scorer, that's huge. I didn't really think about it at first. I was just shocked to read it, because I did not know they kept track of it. But when I thought about it, the whole world and all the leagues that they have across it, I felt it was an accolade to really be proud of and I can probably look back on it as something to be very proud of. This couldn't have been accomplished without the support of my team, so I give them credit for this accolade too."
What is it about Richardson that makes him so difficult to guard on the basketball court? "He simply enjoys what he does. He always gives 100% and pushes the whole team. I think it's best to ask the opponents why it is so difficult to stop him... Off the court he is a very good man and a great friend, who is trying to help with advice about basketball and it means a lot to me at least", Markovic explains.
Given these facts and considering the extraordinary numbers that Richardson has been putting up year after year for the Oberharz, one question will pop up inevitably: Why is he still playing for the Bodfeld Baskets? "I would have to say my main reason is because of the success we have been having here moving up each year and because of that I have been staying here and haven't really gave myself the opportunity to play in the top leagues in Germany thus far", Richardson says.

Maybe because he is eager to make it to this level of competition with his current team, which appears to be a realistic goal following the success the organization has had over these past years. Richardson: "Absolutely, the potential is here to move up, just because everyone is pretty determined and focused to keep climbing up that ladder again. It's been that way every year since I have arrived is to try and move up... The players and the organization know what the goal is here and we are all trying to reach it."
  




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