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A1 Standings
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. AGOR 0-0 
 3. Apollon Patras 0-0 
 4. Aris 0-0 
 5. Arkadikos 0-0 
 6. Kavala 0-0 
 7. Kolossos 0-0 
 8. Koroivos 0-0 
 9. Kymis 0-0 
 10. Lavrio 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. PAOK 0-0 
 14. Promitheas 0-0 
 15. Trikalla 0-0 
Last:8/17/2016
A2 Standings
 1. Kymis 23-5 
 2. Faros 22-6 
 3. Ethnikos 19-9 
 4. Promitheas 19-9 
 5. Pagrati 16-12 
 6. Doxa Lefkadas 16-12 
 7. Doukas 15-13 
 8. Psyhiko 14-14 
 9. Iraklis 12-16 
 10. Livadia 12-16 
 11. Doxa Pefkon 11-17 
 12. Peristeri GS 10-18 
 13. Panerythraikos 10-18 
 14. Pefkohori 6-22 
 15. Filippos Veroias 5-22 
Full Standings
Last:5/29/2016
B Standings
North
 1. Aiolos Astakou 27-1 
 2. AE Larissas 20-8 
 3. GS Larissas 19-9 
 4. Kastoria 19-9 
 5. Ermis Lagkada 17-11 
 6. Agriniou 16-12 
 7. Stratoni 15-13 
 8. Periko/Arhelaos 13-14 
 9. Anatolia 13-15 
 10. Argos Orestiko 13-15 
 11. Polygirou 11-17 
 12. Efkarpias 9-19 
 13. EAK 7-20 
 14. Ionikos Ionias 7-22 
 15. Palama 3-25 
South
 1. Ionikos Nikaias 22-5 
 2. Panionios 22-6 
 3. Amyntas Dafnis 22-7 
 4. Irakleio 21-6 
 5. Panelefsiniakos 18-12 
 6. Holargos 16-12 
 7. Koropi 15-14 
 8. Papagou 15-15 
 9. Filathlitikos 15-15 
 10. Kronos AD 14-16 
 11. Ergotelis 13-15 
 12. Esperos Patras 12-18 
 13. Enosi 11-19 
 14. Niki Amarousiou 6-24 
 15. Ikaros NS 6-24 
 16. Promitheas H. 4-23 
Last:5/16/2016
C Standings
North 1
 1. Karditsas 20-2 
 2. Ermis Agias 19-3 
 3. Aias Evosmou 17-5 
 4. Dioskouroi K. 14-8 
 5. Ioanninon 13-9 
 6. Makedonikos 13-9 
 7. Proteas G. 9-13 
 8. Melikis 8-14 
 9. Polykastrou 8-14 
 10. Aristotelis 4-18 
 11. Ptolemaidas 4-18 
 12. Siatista 3-19 
 13. Iraklis K. 0-0 
 14. Metamorfosi 0-0 
North 2
 1. Gefyra 24-2 
 2. Xanthis 23-3 
 3. HANTH 20-6 
 4. Ikaroi Serron 18-8 
 5. Agia Varvara 16-10 
 6. Zefyros 02 16-10 
 7. Komotini AE 15-11 
 8. Halkidona 13-13 
 9. Orfeas 12-14 
 10. Komotini GAS 11-15 
 11. Aretsoykal 6-20 
 12. Eleftheroupoli 6-20 
 13. Galatistas 5-21 
 14. VAO 3-23 
South 1
 1. Apollon Sm. 23-3 
 2. Mandraikos 20-6 
 3. Charilaos TM 18-8 
 4. Pentelis 17-9 
 5. Akrata Achaias 16-10 
 6. Polis Kallitheas 16-10 
 7. KAOK Palaimon 14-12 
 8. Ikaros Kal. 13-13 
 9. Keravnos Aigio 12-14 
 10. Glafkos 11-15 
 11. FEA NF-NH 9-17 
 12. Neas Ionias 8-18 
 13. Spartiatikos 3-23 
 14. Napfliou 2-24 
 15. OFI 0-0 
South 2
 1. Proteas V. 21-5 
 2. Marousi 20-6 
 3. KAP 19-7 
 4. Tritonas S. 19-7 
 5. Ippokratis 18-8 
 6. Aris Petropoulis 17-9 
 7. Kadmos T. 16-10 
 8. Panaxiakos 13-13 
 9. Aris Nikaias 12-14 
 10. Esperos Lamias 9-17 
 11. Kydonas 7-19 
 12. Ilysiakos 6-20 
 13. Sporting Vernilac 3-23 
 14. Irodotos 0-26 
Last:7/5/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
Points Per Game
 Kevin DILLARD
  Antwerp
  (183-PG-89)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Dillard, Antwerp18.6 
 2. Davis, Hoops18.3 
 3. Soko, Enel Brindisi16.7 
 4. Brown, Al Ahli16.5 
 5. Conger, Hapoel T-A16.3 
 6. Bolds, Sagesse15.9 
 7. Kavvadas, Arkadik.14.9 
 8. Vasiliadis, Rio N.14.7 
 9. McNeal, Aris14.1 
 10. Mavrokefalid., AE.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon WILLIAMS
  Santurce
  (203-C/F-86)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Williams, Santurce8.6 
 2. Hogue, Nea Kifisia8.1 
 3. Soko, Enel Brindisi7.7 
 4. Harris, Koroivos7.3 
 5. White, Aris7.3 
 6. Brown, Al Ahli6.9 
 7. Krubally, Umana VE6.9 
 8. Kavvadas, Arkadik.6.4 
 9. Mavrokefalid., AEK6.4 
 10. Conger, Hapoel T.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Nick CALATHES
  Panathin.
  (198-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Calathes, Panathin.6.3 
 2. Cooper, Monaco6.1 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 4. Hatcher, PAOK4.2 
 5. Releford, Kolossos4.1 
 6. Dillard, Antwerp4.0 
 7. Diamantidis, Panat.4.0 
 8. Waters, Aris4.0 
 9. Gikas, Nea Kifisia3.9 
 10. Vilhjalmsson, Kef.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nick CALATHES
  Panathin.
  (198-PG-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Calathes, Panathin.1.9 
 2. Kromah, Kavala1.8 
 3. Soko, Enel Brindisi1.8 
 4. Releford, Kolossos1.7 
 5. White, Aris1.6 
 6. Nixon, Lavrio1.5 
 7. Feldeine, Panathin.1.5 
 8. Bolds, Sagesse1.5 
 9. Conger, Hapoel T-A1.5 
 10. Saloustros, Kolos.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vasileios KAVVADAS
  Arkadikos
  (204-C-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Kavvadas, Arkadik.1.7 
 2. Hagins, Aris1.2 
 3. Clanton, PAOK1.0 
 4. Davis II, Kolossos0.9 
 5. Carter, AGOR0.9 
 6. McGhee, Kolossos0.8 
 7. Milutinov, Olympia.0.7 
 8. Papagiannis, Panat.0.7 
 9. Gist, Panathinaikos0.7 
 10. Brown, Al Ahli0.6 
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First Round Schedule
Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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First Round Schedule
Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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An interview ith Kostas Keramidas, the new boss of Solna. - Jun 25, 2012


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Kostas
Keramidas
Eurobasket: Coach Kostas Keramidas , firstly let me congratulate you for your transfer in the Swedish league and Solna Vikings after a great season with Asteras Exarheion. How do you feel about this new market for you?
Kostas Keramidas : Thanks for the wishes, I want to say that I have stress, productive stress and of course anxiety for the new to come.. I know that the conditions of the team over there are very good and as I travel over there and stayed for nearly a week with Aris Likogiannis who will be the Head Coach of the mens team of Solna Vikings, I realized that the degree of professionalism is really very good, I trained the girls of Solna Vikings 2-3 times and I also know that they are eager to play and succeed.

Eurobasket: Coach, this is your first season abroad, what do you think that you will find over there?
Kostas Keramidas :Listen as I told you I have been with Likogiannis for a week and trained the girls, I know that the basketball life in Sweden and especially in my team, Solna Vikings is very focused to the sport is a 100% professional and Solna Vikings can only be compared to the best teams in the Greek league. The team has quality and the level of the Swedish girls whom
I trained while I was in Solna Vikings is a bit better than the level of the Greek girls in Greece.

Eurobasket:Who will be your head coach in Solna Vikings?
Kostas Keramidas :I told to the management of the team the specification of what I consider good assistant and I expect that they will find for me a nice local Coach to assist me in the team. I do not know yet who will be my assistant Coach.

Eurobasket:Have you asked any of your colleagues, i.e Coach Flevarakis about the basketball culture of the country? And the possible peculiarities you may find in front of you?
Kostas Keramidas :No, I havent talked to Kostas yet but Im planning to do it as he have worked many years in the Swedish league and he is very well known in Sweden being the Head Coach of the National team of Sweden. I have been invited while I was with Likogiannis by the Greek community of Solna Vikings which is about 2.000 people, and I have realized that the people in Solna Vikings are much focused and consider very high the basketball. They know a lot of things for the Swedish basketball and of the Greek basketball and they are really very into it. By the way as I was the Head Coach of the Greek U21 team I had the chance to visit and play many times against the Swedish NT so I kind of know some basics and somehow the Basketball culture of the country, especially in the womens competition.

Eurobasket:So, do you think that there are big differences between the Greek and the Swedish league?
Kostas Keramidas :Ten years ago the Greek womens basketball league was much better and much stronger that the Swedish league, the last years though the Swedish league became more competitive, with many great foreign coaches and very good bosman and American players. There are at least four teams (Solna Vikings included) that they are equivalent with the Greek all mighty team of Athinaikos. So, yes the level is getting better and better in Sweden Lets not forget the great unexpected victory of the Swedish NT against the Spanish one which is a kind of a sign for the level of the local basketball.

Eurobasket:What is your mission as a coach of Solna Vikings and what are really your expectations?
Kostas Keramidas :is too early to talk about targets but a feasible one is to play good basketball, to be able to enter into the play-offs and then and on with solid basketball and god transfer to reach as far as we can. I know that Telge is a great team with great foreigners and local players and that they play together as a team for some years now so its consider untouchable but we will do our best..




Eurobasket: Thank you Coach

Kostas Keramidas : Thank you too who gave me the chance to express my thoughts through your site..



Eurobasket:Are you going to get some Greek girls in Sweden with you? Players that you know that they can play in the specific league
Kostas Keramidas :Listen, in Sweden there is no restriction of Bosman players so yes I can bring Greek girls in the team but they need to be professionals and I mean they need to be dedicated on what they will do and be 100% focused, otherwise I will not do that.. You know the League in Sweden is professional so I cant bring over a semi-pro athlete..

Eurobasket:Lets go to the Greek NT, what is your opinion for the team having in mind that there were many expectations in the team and right after three weeks the team is only at the tale of the table since they lost two consecutive games and the one which was really a big disappointment took place in Athens against the Italian NT? Whats going wrong?
Our National team has three crucial players off the battle as Kaltsidou, Maltsi and Kostaki are players who are really very important not only for the Greek NT but for every other European team, they are all three great players but the Greek NT doesnt have them. Against Italy we had big stress due to the previous negative result against Latvia plus the fact that the Italians travels in Athens with no stress at all. Furthermore, the Italian team is rejuvenated as there are many new faces and new players. I strongly believe that nothing is lost yet. We can win all three remaining games and qualify in the next round, the key game will the second game against the Italians in their home court where we need to get the victory and tie our in between games..

Eurobasket:Would you liked to return to the Greek NT, either as a Coach or as a member of the NTs team?
Kostas Keramidas :Yes!! Of course, it will be my honor as any other coachs honor to be called by his countrys NT.

Eurobasket:During the last year we can see a big wave of Greek head coaches leaving their country to go and work abroad. What do you think is the main reason?
Kostas Keramidas :Listen, the main reason like 80% of the times the reason is totally financial and the remaining 20% is the lack of organization that the Greek teams have, or actually do not have, is the small things that make a Head Coach happy in his/her team organization wise. My decision though is a bit different as my mission was to work abroad since I will move in any case in a couple of years since my wife is a diplomat and soon will be transfer out of the country, so we will reallocate In any case as a family in the next few years or so..

What are your personal targets in the years to come.?
Kostas Keramidas :Well, I strongly believe that my experience from the Swedish league will assist me to further develop my career moves in other European leagues. Basketball is my profession and I want to develop it as much as i can.

Eurobasket:Lets go to the chapter Asteras Exarheion. Tell me your opinion?
Kostas Keramidas :With Asteras Exarheon and with the Mazarakis Family who owns the team I have very good relations. I can easily say that Im sentimentally attached to the team. I have worked many years in the team and I will never forget our European tour in the Top8 of Ronchetti Cup few years ago. The team is marvelous and the culture is so different than all the other teams I have worked. There is no stress in winning the basketball is a sport and everybody loves it as a sport far and away from hooliganism. The Asteras fans are the most focused fans I ever saw; they are following their team in all the edges of the country and abroad. Im so touched even today as they are calling me to persuade me to stay in the team, Asteras fans are honestly gentlemen with all the meaning of the word, they never fight with anybody and they are always warm and clapping for their opponents too , lose or win. Im so sad that I have to leave the team, but I wish them all the best and I want to say a very big thank you to Mazarakis family and the team for all they have given me and of course I tried my best to give them back.. Something else also that you need to know is the fact that most of the players in A1 either coming from Asteras or they have spent at least a season there and they never said a bad word for the team..

Eurobasket:Something to end this interview please tell me do you have a message to give to the Solna Vikings fans who reads this interview?
Kostas Keramidas :Yes I want to assure them that I will give the 101% of my self to accomplish their wishes to see their team to the highest level. I wish them at the end to celebrate all together the trophy.
  




Kelsey
Barlow
Kelsey Barlow (ex Lille) agreed terms with Trikalla - 1 day ago

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Kelsey Barlow (196-91kg-91, college: Ill.-Chicago). He played most recently at Lille Metropole Basket in French ProB. In 11 games he recorded 11.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Barlow also played that season for another team Drive in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 47 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg. Two years ago he was drafted by Grand Rapids Drive (D-Lea...   [read more]

Adrianos
Perdikaris
Ionikos Nikaias ink Adrianos Perdikaris - 14 hours ago

Ionikos Nikaias (B) agreed terms with 25-year old power forward Adrianos Perdikaris (203-91, college: Franklin Pierce). He was about to sign at Psyhiko in the A2. B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The most of last season Perdikaris spent at Doukas (A1) where in 17 games he had 6.8ppg, 4  
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Giorgos
Galiotos
Diagoras Dryopideon adds Galiotos to their roster - 14 hours ago

C newcomer Diagoras Dryopideon added to their roster 30-year old center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Peristeri GS Athens in the A2, but left the team in Nov.'15. In three games he recorded just 2.7ppg and 4.7rpg last season. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The previous (14-15) season Galiotos played at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (A1). A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 21 games he averaged...   [read more]


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