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BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 17-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 16-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 14-3 
 4. Bayreuth 13-4 
 5. ALBA 12-5 
 6. EWE Baskets 10-8 
 7. Telekom Bsk 9-8 
 8. Ludwigsburg 8-9 
 9. Giessen 46ers 8-9 
 10. Goettingen 7-10 
 11. Fraport SKY 7-11 
 12. Jena 7-11 
 13. Bremerhaven 5-11 
 14. Wuerzburg 5-12 
 15. Braunschweig 4-13 
 16. Walter Tigers 3-15 
 17. Vechta 1-16 
Folded
 1. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
ProA Standings
 1. MBC 17-2 
 2. Crailsheim 14-4 
 3. Kirchheim 14-5 
 4. Chemnitz 13-5 
 5. Heidelberg 11-7 
 6. Hanau 11-7 
 7. Oettinger R. 10-8 
 8. Trier 10-8 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 9-10 
 10. Hamburg 8-11 
 11. Nuernberg 7-11 
 12. Uni Baskets 7-11 
 13. Baunach 5-13 
 14. Ehingen 5-14 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-14 
 16. Dresden 2-18 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 11-5 
 2. Art.Dragons 11-5 
 3. Iserlohn 10-5 
 4. Oldenburg 10-5 
 5. Bochum 9-6 
 6. Schalke 8-8 
 7. Rist Wedel 7-8 
 8. Itzehoe 7-8 
 9. Rostock 7-9 
 10. Stahnsdorf 5-10 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 5-11 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-13 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 13-3 
 2. Bayer Giants 11-5 
 3. Weissenhorn 10-5 
 4. Elchingen 9-5 
 5. FC Bayern II 9-6 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 8-6 
 7. Dragons 7-9 
 8. Wuerzburg 6-9 
 9. Licher Baeren 6-10 
 10. Fraport SKY II 5-9 
 11. Leipzig 4-11 
 12. Noerdlingen 3-13 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Stade 9-2 
 2. BSW Sixers 9-3 
 3. RW Cuxhaven 8-1 
 4. Vechta II 7-5 
 5. Aschersleben 6-4 
 6. Rendsburg 5-5 
 7. Westerstede 4-7 
 8. Weser Bsk/BTS 4-9 
 9. Hannover Korb. 3-7 
 10. ALBA Berlin II 3-9 
 11. Wusterhausen 3-9 
South-East
 1. Coburg 13-1 
 2. Treuchtlingen 12-2 
 3. Bad Aibling 12-3 
 4. Vilsbiburg 11-5 
 5. TSV Troester 11-5 
 6. Schwabing 9-6 
 7. Ansbach 7-9 
 8. Jena II 7-9 
 9. Oberhaching 6-9 
 10. Rosenheim 5-10 
 11. Zwickau 5-11 
 12. Leitershofen 5-11 
 13. Herzogenaurach 3-13 
 14. Bayreuth II 2-14 
South-West
 1. Schwenningen 14-2 
 2. Koblenz 11-5 
 3. Karlsruhe SC 11-5 
 4. Limburg 11-5 
 5. Speyer 10-6 
 6. Lich II 9-6 
 7. Fellbach 8-7 
 8. Langen 8-8 
 9. Mainz 5-10 
 10. Tuebingen II 5-10 
 11. Stuttgart 5-10 
 12. Saarlouis/Dillingen 5-11 
 13. Kaiserslautern 4-12 
 14. Heidelberg USC 3-12 
West
 1. Schwelm 14-3 
 2. Hagen BG 13-4 
 3. Muenster 13-4 
 4. Grevenbroich 11-5 
 5. Dorsten 10-6 
 6. Salzkotten 10-7 
 7. Duesseldorf 8-9 
 8. Bonn II 8-9 
 9. Herford 7-9 
 10. Ibbenbueren 7-10 
 11. Hertener Loewen 6-11 
 12. Frintrop 5-12 
 13. Hagen-Haspe 3-14 
 14. Bielefeld 2-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Tiergarten 11-1 
 2. Berlin SSC 9-3 
 3. Charlottenburg 9-3 
 4. Zehlendorf 9-3 
 5. Stahnsdorf 2 5-6 
 6. Halle USV 5-7 
 7. Berlin SV 4-6 
 8. Wolmirstedt 4-7 
 9. Cottbus 4-8 
 10. Hermsdorf 4-8 
 11. ALBA Berlin III 3-7 
 12. Koepenick 2-10 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 10-1 
 2. Hamburg-West 8-3 
 3. Bramfelder 7-2 
 4. Ebstorf 7-3 
 5. Eimsbuetteler 6-5 
 6. Rostock 6-5 
 7. Rist Wedel 2 5-6 
 8. Einfeld 3-6 
 9. Kieler 3-8 
 10. Kronshagen 3-8 
 11. Luebecker 2-7 
 12. Bremerhaven 2-8 
North-West
 1. Neustadt TSV 9-1 
 2. Wolfenbuettel 9-2 
 3. Goetting.ASC 8-2 
 4. Bramsche TuS 8-3 
 5. Goetting.BG II 7-4 
 6. Quakenbrueck 7-4 
 7. Oldenburg II 5-6 
 8. Buergerfelder 4-7 
 9. Osnabruecker TB 3-8 
 10. Weende-Goet. 3-8 
 11. Hameln 1-10 
 12. Langenhagen 1-10 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 11-0 
 2. Bamberg 8-3 
 3. Wuerzburg Trop. 8-3 
 4. Neustadt DJK 7-4 
 5. Litzendorf 6-5 
 6. Chemnitz II 5-6 
 7. Dresden Tit.2 5-6 
 8. Erfurt 5-6 
 9. Neumarkt 5-6 
 10. Regensburg 3-8 
 11. Regnitztal 3-8 
 12. Nuernberg 0-11 
Southeast-South
 1. Muenchen Bsk 9-2 
 2. Muenchen OSB 9-2 
 3. Dachau 8-3 
 4. Leitershofen/S. II 8-4 
 5. Landsberg 6-5 
 6. Muenchen DJK 6-5 
 7. Passau 6-5 
 8. Jahn Freising 5-6 
 9. MIL Baskets 5-6 
 10. Schrobenhausen 3-9 
 11. Slama Jama 2-9 
 12. Ingolstadt 0-11 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Crailsheim II 11-2 
 2. Mannheim 11-2 
 3. Haiterbach 10-3 
 4. Kirchheim/Teck 10-3 
 5. Schwaebisch H. 10-3 
 6. Moehringen 7-6 
 7. Ulm BB 7-6 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 5-8 
 9. Reutlingen 4-9 
 10. Urspring 4-9 
 11. Karlsruhe PS II 3-10 
 12. Ludwigsb.BSG 3-10 
 13. Remseck 3-10 
 14. Stuttgart ESV 3-10 
Southwest-North
 1. Kronberg 10-2 
 2. Bergstrasse 10-3 
 3. Horchheim 8-5 
 4. Koblenz 2 7-5 
 5. Volklingen 7-5 
 6. Giessen 7-6 
 7. Langen II 7-6 
 8. Bensheim 6-6 
 9. Trier 2 6-7 
 10. Rossdorf 5-8 
 11. Kassel 4-9 
 12. Frankfurt Makk. 3-10 
 13. Bad Kreuznach 2-10 
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. 9-0 
 2. Wulfen 7-2 
 3. Dortmund 6-3 
 4. Bochum II 5-4 
 5. Muenster 2 5-4 
 6. Paderborn II 4-5 
 7. Schwelm II 4-5 
 8. Hagen BG 2 4-6 
 9. Hagen TSV 3-6 
 10. Bulmke 2-7 
 11. Werne 1-8 
Last:1/10/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 14-4 
 2 Real Madrid 13-5 
 3 Olympiacos 13-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-7 
 5 Fenerbahce 11-7 
 6 Panathinaikos 10-8 
 7 Darussafaka 10-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 10-8 
 9 FC Barcelona 8-10 
 10 Anadolu Efes 8-10 
 11 Unics 7-11 
 12 Brose Bask. 7-11 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-12 
 14 Zalgiris 6-12 
 15 EA7 Armani 5-13 
 16 Galatasaray 5-13 
Last:1/20/2017
Eurocup Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Lokomotiv 3-0 
 2. UCAM Murcia 1-2 
 3. Gran Canaria 1-2 
 4. Fuenlabrada 1-2 
Group F
 1. B.Muenchen 3-0 
 2. Khimky 2-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-2 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-3 
Group G
 1. Zenit 2-1 
 2. Hapoel J-M 2-1 
 3. Lietuvos rytas 1-2 
 4. N.Novgorod 1-2 
Group H
 1. Valencia 3-0 
 2. Unicaja 2-1 
 3. ALBA 1-2 
 4. Cedevita 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/19/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/19/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.4 
 2. Knight, Jena18.4 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA18.1 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets17.0 
 6. Jenkins, Jena16.5 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .16.3 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.8 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 10. Paulding, EWE B.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.7.1 
 5. McGhee, Walter T.7.0 
 6. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.9 
 7. Knight, Jena6.7 
 8. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 9. Standharding., Vec.6.6 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.5 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.7.1 
 4. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.6.4 
 5. Odum, Wuerzburg6.4 
 6. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.9 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.7 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Hulls, Bremerhaven4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.6 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Stewart, Walter T.1.9 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA1.8 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.6 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 3. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 4. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 6. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 7. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 8. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 9. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 10. Melli, Brose Bask.0.9 
Player of the Week

 Raymar Morgan
  Ratiopharm
  ( 203-F/C-100-88 )
  

 Michael Fleischmann
  Chemnitz
  ( 205-F-101-86 )
  

 Kaimyn Pruitt
  Itzehoe
  ( 203-F-111-90 )
  
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Round 20 (Regular Season)

ALBA 70% Jan.29 Giessen 46er
Fraport SKY 77% Jan.29 Walter Tiger
Bremerhaven 56% Jan.29 Jena
Ludwigsburg Jan.29 Bayreuth 65%
Vechta Jan.29 Brose Bask. 97%
Braunschweig Jan.28 EWE Baskets 70%
Goettingen Jan.28 Ratiopharm 86%
Wuerzburg Jan.27 B.Muenchen 85%
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Round 19 (Regular Season)

Oettinger R Jan.24 Crailsheim 57%
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Round 17 (Regular Season)

North
Wolfenbuette 60% Jan.29 Recklinghaus
Rist Wedel Jan.29 Art.Dragons 56%
Bochum Jan.29 Itzehoe 55%
Stahnsdorf Jan.29 Oldenburg 73%
Bernau 50% Jan.28 Rostock
Iserlohn 60% Jan.28 Schalke
South
FC Bayern I Jan.30 Weissenhorn 52%
Wuerzburg Jan.29 Karlsruhe P 67%
Fraport SKY Jan.28 Dragons 52%
Karlsruhe B 79% Jan.28 Noerdlingen
Elchingen 74% Jan.28 Leipzig
Licher Baere Jan.28 Bayer Giants 69%
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Round 18 (Regular Season)

North
Westerstede 72% Jan.28 Hannover Kor
Aschersleben Jan.28 RW Cuxhaven 58%
South-East
Zwickau 64% Jan.28 Jena II
TSV Troeste 89% Jan.28 Herzogenaura
Rosenheim Jan.28 Leitershofen 54%
Treuchtlinge 60% Jan.28 Bad Aibling
Vilsbiburg 75% Jan.28 Oberhaching
Ansbach 80% Jan.28 Bayreuth II
Schwabing Jan.28 Coburg 73%
South-West
Kaiserslaute Jan.29 Fellbach 53%
Heidelberg Jan.28 Speyer 72%
Karlsruhe S 59% Jan.28 Schwenningen
Koblenz 74% Jan.28 Lich II
Mainz Jan.28 Langen 62%
Tuebingen I 63% Jan.28 Saarlouis/Di
Limburg 73% Jan.28 Stuttgart
West
Frintrop Jan.28 Grevenbroich 80%
Bielefeld Jan.28 Ibbenbueren 64%
Hagen-Haspe Jan.28 Hertener Loe 65%
Duesseldorf 57% Jan.28 Bonn II
Herford Jan.28 Salzkotten 62%
Schwelm 71% Jan.28 Dorsten
Muenster Jan.28 Hagen BG 52%
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Round 19 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes Jan.25 Darussafaka 61%
Brose Bask. Jan.25 Real Madrid 78%
EA7 Armani Jan.25 Olympiacos 78%
Zalgiris Jan.25 CSKA 83%
Galatasaray 68% Jan.24 Maccabi T-A
Baskonia Jan.24 Crvena Zvezd 53%
Panathinaiko 58% Jan.24 FC Barcelona
Unics Jan.24 Fenerbahce 51%
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Round 4 (Second Stage)

Group E
Fuenlabrada Jan.25 Lokomotiv 84%
UCAM Murcia Jan.25 Gran Canaria 55%
Group F
Khimky 95% Jan.25 Ratiopharm
Lietkabelis Jan.25 B.Muenchen 86%
Group G
Hapoel J-M 58% Jan.25 Zenit
Lietuvos ryt 71% Jan.25 N.Novgorod
Group H
Cedevita Jan.25 ALBA 87%
Valencia 76% Jan.25 Unicaja
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Round 14 (Regular Season)

Group A
Fraport SKY 59% Jan.25 Ironi Nahari
Helios Jan.25 CEZ Nymburk 87%
Monaco 71% Jan.25 Aris
Bakken Jan.25 Banvit BK 93%
Group B
Avtodor Jan.24 Le Mans 52%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 64%
Khimik 52% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 59% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 83%
EWE Baskets 77% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 83%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 60% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 60% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 69%
Group E
AEK Athens 82% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 58%
Spirou 65% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
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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