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BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 12-0 
 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 2-10 
 18. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 
Full Standings
Last:12/6/2016
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 9-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 7-3 
 3 Real Madrid 7-3 
 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 4-6 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-6 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-6 
 14 Galatasaray 3-7 
 15 Unics 3-7 
 16 Brose Bask. 3-8 
Last:12/7/2016
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:12/7/2016
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. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.4 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.3 
 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, Vechta2.2 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen1.9 
 5. Stewart, Walter T.1.8 
 6. Jenkins, Jena1.8 
 7. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg1.8 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46.1.8 
 10. Knight, Jena1.7 
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. Plaisted, Phoenix1.0 
 5. Rubit, Ratiopharm1.0 
 6. Ibekwe, Fraport1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 8. Theis, Brose Bask.0.9 
 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 89% 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 79% Dec.16 FC Barcelona
Galatasaray 61% Dec.16 EA7 Armani
Panathinaiko Dec.16 Fenerbahce 58%
Brose Bask. Dec.15 Anadolu Efes 57%
Crvena Zvezd 55% Dec.15 Maccabi T-A
Darussafaka Dec.15 Real Madrid 63%
Unics Dec.15 Baskonia 57%
Zalgiris 53% 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
Augie Johnston: Firepower, leadership and hard work - Feb 27, 2013


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Widely known for their defensive abilities throughout this current season, 2. Bundesliga Pro B team SC Rist Wedel put on a shooting clinic on Saturday, roaring to a 128-115 home win over Citybasket Recklinghausen. And Augie Johnston (185-G-86, college: CS Monterey) was the man who put it all in action. The 26-year-old guard from Atascadero, California, lit it up from deep, hitting 8-of-11 from the three-point land and tallied a new Pro B career high 40 points, which resulted not only in the 14th win of the season but also in Pro B Player of the Week honors. "It was a big win for us since we are fighting hard for second place. It was a fun game to be a part of. I don't think I've ever played in such a high scoring game before. As a team we had no plans to play that way before the game and we usually are a good half court team and focus on that, but it was just one of those nights where we were making everything, so we just ran with it and it worked out nice for us", Johnston told Eurobasket.com.

He had nailed five triples in a game on three occasions earlier this season. By sinking eight he tied the 2012-13 Pro B record of Dorsten's John Cadmus: "In the first half I was able to run off some screens and knock down some threes and get to the free throw line. In the second half they started pressing and my teammates found me open and I continued to make my shots." No other player in the league is as consistent when it comes to scoring from beyond the arc. Last season Johnston shot a solid 40.1% - which secured him a spot amongst the top shooters in the league. In his second year with SC Rist there is no way to deny it: Augie is above all other. He took a total of 134 shots from long range (6th most in the Pro B) so far and buried 69 of them, ergo 51.5%.
"I think the fact that I am playing the 2 is why my shooting percentage has gone up. I am good at using screens and this season I run off a lot more of them than I did last season." Converting half of his attempts from outside isn't a first by the way. In his senior-season at Cal State Monterey Bay (NCAA Division 2) Johnston, who is regularly being praised for his hard work and leadership skills by current and former coaches, hit 67-of-134 for the Otters.

Looking back at Rist's record breaking win over Recklinghausen, Johnston doubts that a lack of defensive pressure caused the total of 243 scored in a 40 minute game: "I don't know if that was the main reason for such a high scoring game in this case. Recklinghausen has pretty much all shooters expect for their 4 man Franklin. He would get the ball at the beginning of the possession and play 1 on 1 75% of the time which resulted in a quick shot. We just stayed home with the shooters and decided to limit them and make Franklin work for his points. It turns out he's a good 1 on 1 player and was able to score in these situations which ran the score up. Also, the first half was pretty fast paced and in the second half they pressed us the whole time which turned the tempo of the game up even higher."

By sinking the Recklinghausen team, SC Rist reeled in their second straight win, holding on to their second place in the Pro B North standings. While a three game losing streak in late January and early February seemed to have derailed them somehow, the Risters went back to winning ways leaving no margin of doubt: Last week they would knock off league leader Schwelm in a resounding overtime road win and continued to hit the headlines by putting in 128 points versus Citybasket. Reflecting on the losing streak Johnston said that no stone was left unturned to end the drought: "It created some stress on the team of course, but after every loss we would just look at the next game. We spent those few weeks trying to figure out what was wrong with us and to be honest we talked about so many things, but we realized that so many of those things are not easy to control. We looked at what we could control and instantly change and once we did that we beat Schwelm and I think we are on the right path now."

A path that hardly anyone had foreseen only some months ago, when Rist went through a shaky pre-season which forced the team to adapt to a new coach and which included late player movement and a series of injuries: "I think we have done a good job this season taking it one game at a time", Johnston, the Rist team captain, said and added: "Our coach [Sebastian Gleim ] does a great job preparing us every single week for our opponents and we always enter each game with a clear plan. Also, we have a complete team that plays team basketball. We have scoring point guards, passing point guards, shooters, athletic posts, shooting posts, defensive players, etc. Everyone plays together and there is no selfish players on this team at all."

Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: Beo Basket) is one of those players. The 17-year-old guard is considered one of the finest hopefuls in German basketball and recently agreed on a four year deal with ALBA Berlin, starting in the summer. Johnston who has played alongside Akpinar since 2011 says: "It was a great decision that he made. ALBA will work hard to develop Ismet's game into a first league player and I already know that Ismet will work hard there and improve every year."

But prior to moving to Berlin, Akpinar and Johnston will have some more mutual minutes in the yellow jersey. The Rist team clinched a playoff berth already some weeks ago and has two games left to play in the regular season, taking on Herten and Hannover. "My main focus is winning the game [against Herten]", Johnston stresses. And though taking it one game at a time, he permits himself to take just a little glimpse on what might be crucial in the playoffs: "I think that defense is going to be very important. If we can play team defense and limit our opponents to one shot per possession then we have a good chance to go deep in the playoffs. When we play with passion and emotion I feel like we are the best team in the Pro B."

Last year SC Rist dropped out of the playoffs in the first round following a hard fought series against the Giants Noerdlingen. "I have some unfinished business in the Pro B", Johnston, who is averaging 20.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steal this season, stated in an interview with Eurobasket.com back then. Mission accomplished? "No way, not yet. But I do think about that quote often and I hope I can say that I accomplished my mission with a championship", he said. Looking at potential future missions he added: "Right now I'm just focusing on winning the next two games but I definitely am interested in moving up to the Pro A."
  




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