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Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 14-1 
 2. Zwolle 11-4 
 3. Leiden 9-6 
 4. Dukes UDB 8-7 
 5. Leeuwarden 6-9 
 6. Amsterdam 6-9 
 7. Rotterdam 5-10 
 8. Weert 1-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/16/2017
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 10-1 
 2. Lions 9-3 
 3. Lokomotief 7-4 
 4. De Groene 6-3 
 5. Groningen 6-4 
 6. Leiden 2 6-6 
 7. Red Giants 6-6 
 8. New Stars 5-5 
 9. CobraNova 5-7 
 10. Black Eagles 4-5 
 11. Punch 1-10 
 12. De Hoppers 0-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
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
 Antwan SCOTT
  Dukes UDB
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Scott, Dukes UDB20.6 
 2. Tiller, Zwolle19.1 
 3. Vette, Zwolle18.9 
 4. Gregory, Leeuw.18.4 
 5. Anderson, Rotte.18.1 
 6. Marshall, Leeuw.15.7 
 7. Bell, Rotterdam15.6 
 8. Yoho, Zwolle15.0 
 9. Van Der Hors., Amsterda.14.9 
 10. Fieler, Groningen14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Craig OSAIKHWUWUOMWAN
  Leeuward.
  (211-C/F-90)
  Avg: 12
 1. Osaikhwuwuom., Leeuward.12.0 
 2. Mitchell, Dukes U.11.0 
 3. Koenis, Leiden9.2 
 4. Wessels, Dukes UDB9.0 
 5. Vette, Zwolle8.2 
 6. Kherrazi, Amste.8.0 
 7. Oudendag, Zwolle7.9 
 8. Fieler, Groningen7.7 
 9. Van Schaik, Amste.7.5 
 10. de Randamie, Amste.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Groningen
  (191-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Jeter, Groningen7.2 
 2. Scott, Dukes UDB5.5 
 3. Lee, Leiden5.1 
 4. Roye, Amsterdam5.1 
 5. Tiller, Zwolle4.8 
 6. Jansen, Leiden4.8 
 7. Anderson, Rotte.4.8 
 8. Wright, Leiden4.3 
 9. Van Oostrum, Zwo.4.3 
 10. Van Der Hors., Amsterda.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Cashmere WRIGHT
  Leiden
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wright, Leiden3.0 
 2. Tiller, Zwolle2.9 
 3. Lee, Leiden2.6 
 4. Anderson, Rotte.2.6 
 5. Bouwknecht, Dukes U.2.4 
 6. Scott, Dukes UDB2.3 
 7. Wessels, Dukes UDB2.1 
 8. Watts, Dukes UDB1.9 
 9. Dourisseau, Groni.1.8 
 10. Draper, Leiden1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Chase FIELER
  Groningen
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Fieler, Groningen1.5 
 2. Enobakhare, Leiden1.5 
 3. Smith, Groningen1.4 
 4. Draper, Leiden1.3 
 5. Onuoha, Rotterdam1.0 
 6. Koenis, Leiden0.9 
 7. Van Schaik, Amste.0.7 
 8. Lufile, Leeuwarden0.7 
 9. Kherrazi, Leiden0.6 
 10. Mitchell, Dukes U.0.6 
Player of the Week

 La'Shard Anderson
  Rotterdam
  ( 185-G-1989 )
  
Dutch men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

Zwolle Jan.21 Groningen 57%
Amsterdam 77% Jan.21 Weert
Rotterdam Jan.21 Leeuwarden 58%
Leiden Jan.21 Dukes UDB 54%
Next Round Schedule

Round 13 (Regular Season)

Lions 77% Jan.21 Leiden 2
CobraNova Jan.21 Groningen 63%
Grasshoppers 76% Jan.21 New Stars
De Hoppers Jan.21 Punch 58%
Red Giants 50% Jan.21 De Groene
Black Eagles Jan.21 Lokomotief 63%
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%
Interview with Niels Meijer - Dutch Basketball - Oct 11, 2012


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Niels Meijer
As the glow of the London Olympics and the U17 World Championship for Women starts to fade, some of us start to look ahead for the long-term opportunities that have emerged from The Games. On the team sports side, the surprising qualification run of the Netherlands womens basketball team raised many eyebrows and shows that there is growth in the game during the Year of Basketball. The womens team received a huge boost in the eyes of the international public with the great run during the Championship, upsetting Spain and Turkey.

Niels Meijer (204-F-80) is account manager at the Johan Cruyff Sports Institute Amsterdam and formerly played as a professional at BC Omniworld Almere, Amsterdam Astronauts and Donar Groningen. As a native Dutch, Niels played professional basketball for 17 years in Europe and now lives in Amsterdam. We caught up with Niels to ask him about global hoops and the growing interest in basketball in the Netherlands.

In a country where basketball is not a popular sport, how did you start playing basketball and where did you start?
I come from a real basketball family. Both of my parents are passionate about the game, as well as my uncles. I started playing when I was 7 year old in my hometown Velsen. At the age of 16, I played my first game for a professional team in Almere. After that I transferred to Amsterdam. I have played there for 6 years, including winning 2 championships and 2 cupfinals. During that period I received my first invitation for the national team, which I have been representing since then for 4 years. Unfortunately I had end my career because of a major knee injury.

What was your experience as a professional basketball player in the Netherlands?
Compared to other European countries, basketball in the Netherlands is not that popular. There are 3 or 4 top teams that rule the competition every year. Luckily for me I was on these teams, so every year I had the chance to play for the European Cup. I played against big teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Khimki Moscow, etc. I played against a lot of big names like Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio and Rudy Fernandez.

Amsterdam just hosted the U17 Women Basketball World Championship, with a great performance by the Dutch team. What do you expect in the next years for the Netherlands in basketball?
Especially the level of womens basketball has grown during the last couple of years. This is because a few years ago the city of Amsterdam, the National Olympic Committee and the Dutch Basketball Federation started a project called the CTO (Centre for Topsport and Education). Their main focus is on the sports and they organize about 25 hours a week of basketball practice. In the past years they visibly increased the players strength, mental toughness and of course their technical and tactical game. At the same time, the U20 reached the semi-finals during the European Championship. A great proof that this program is working!

The NBB is also working to promote the year of Womens Basketball? Is it the reason for the Orange Success in the U17?
The best reason is of course the performance of the girls themselves. I think that what might have helped a little is the success of U17. But again, all credit goes to the team and its staff. However, I personally still have the ambition to help the sports to a higher level in the Netherlands. Together with an ex-teammate I started a network group for Dutch former internationals. Our goal is to be an external consultancy group for our Federation and for other basketball organizations.

What do you think should be done to take basketball to the next level in the Netherlands?
The CTO project should continue as it is. It should be noted that it only exist through the funding of the NOC (the Dutch Olympic Committee) and the government. So this should be regarded as its structure for the future. If they continue like they do, I have no doubt that we will see our womens national team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The same goes for our wheelchair basketball teams. They also started a program for both women and men who are competing on a professional basis. The wheelchair women won the bronze medal at the Paralympics in Londen 2012.The mens national basketball team however is struggling. There is no plan or vision whatsoever. In my opinion they should use the blueprint of the CTO program for the women and focus on their youth (U14 and U16).

What can you tell us about the recruiting landscape from North America and the rest of Europe seeking Dutch players?
Of course the experience you find in the competition of North America is really special. As a player you want to reach for the top and in North America you will find the best players, the best coaches and the best competition. So I understand the choice of most players who wish to make that step across the ocean. Another trend we see in the Netherlands is that a lot of talented players go to Spanish league at the age between 14-16. My hope for the future is that talented players will not have to travel that far to get the best accommodation, the best coaches or play against great players. I hope that soon those conditions are right here in the Netherlands. But for now, that is just a dream.

Francisco Elson and Dan Gadzuric are current players in the NBA. How do you see their experience there going thus far?
I thinks for basketball in the Netherlands its great we have two players in the NBA. I think that the Dutch Federation should put them even more into the spotlight to promote the sports. To grow as a sports, you need heroes. So their experience is of great value for the next generation.

What has the Johan Cruyff Institute and its programs brought to you and the basketball world in the Netherlands?
The Johan Cruyff Institute for Sport Studies educates sports people worldwide and generates projects and ideas for the sports industry. The Cruyff Institute was created by athletes, is fully sports-oriented, and aims at becoming a reference center in the sports world. The Cruyff Institute builds bridges between education and businesses through talent and knowledge development.
We have had some well-known athletes in our programs, like for instance Edwin van der Sar (the famous goalkeeper). But our programs are also meant for people with a passion for sports. And this combination of athletes and people of the business world who have a passion for sports is very powerful. We aspire to help people, athletes and sport in general to a higher level. We educate, develop and connect!
The Institutes offers two Master programs: The International Master of Sport Management and the Master of Coaching. I have studied the first, after which I started working for the Institute as a manager of the Master in Coaching and our online programs. In this way, I still feel very much connected to top sports in general. But who knows Someday I might return to my first love basketball.

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Antwan Scott
Antwan Scott (ex Dukes UDB) agreed terms with KTP Basket - 17 hours ago
KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Antwan Scott (188-81kg-92, college: Colorado State). He played recently at Dukes Unlimited Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie, but left the team earlier this month. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.5apg and 2.3spg this season. Scott has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. Among other achievements his team made it to the MW...   [read more]

La'Shard
Anderson
Anderson's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
27-year old guard La'Shard Anderson (185-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Rotterdam and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15. He got a double-double of 36 points and 10 assists, while his team was edged out by Dukes UDB (#4, 8-7) 82-80. Rotterdam maintains the 7th position in Dutch league. Rotterdam is currently ranked second from the bottom. But it was their 10th lost game this season out of 15 games. In the team's last game Anderson had a...   [read more]

Antwan Scott
Eredivisie Round 15: Dukes UDB beats Rotterdam by two after a very close game - 2 days ago
Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The most exciting game of round 15 in the Eredivisie took place in Den Bosch. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Rotterdam (5-10) to fourth ranked Dukes UDB (8-7) 82-80 on Saturday evening. Dukes UDB made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Dukes UDB had a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Rotterdam helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities....   [read more]


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Antwan Scott left Dukes Unlimited Den Bosch - 3 days ago  
Prom.Divisie Round 12: Lions are upset by Lokomotief - 4 days ago  
Thomas van der Mars' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Dutch players playing currently abroad: - 6 days ago  
Best players of Dutch Eredivisie round 14 - 7 days ago  
Eredivisie Round 14: Zwolle beats Leiden in the most crucial game of the week - 8 days ago  
Dukes Unlimited Den Bosch keeps Aarts for another season - 14 days ago  
Steve McWhorter (ex Poitiers) joins Dukes Unlimited Den Bosch - 14 days ago  
Rotterdam signs Jermaine Marshall, ex Apollon - 21 days ago  
Leigh Enobakhare (ex Antwerp) signs at Leiden - 23 days ago  
Aleek Pauline (ex Sampaense) signs at Weert - 23 days ago  
Smith number one in Holland for round 13 - 1 month ago  
Prom.Divisie Round 11: De Groene beats Lokomotief by three after a very close game - 1 month ago  
Eredivisie Round 13: Amsterdam loses to Leiden in the game between Top 4 teams - 1 month ago  
Osaikhwuwuomwan's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
Eredivisie Round 12: Groningen beats Leiden by one after a very close game - 1 month ago  
PromotieDivisie Scores Round 10: Grasshoppers Still on top! - 1 month ago  
Best players of Dutch Eredivisie round 11 - 1 month ago  
Eredivisie Round 11: Groningen beats Amsterdam in the most crucial game of the week - 1 month ago  
Prom.Divisie Round 9: Lions hand first loss to Grasshoppers - 1 month ago  
Pasalic number one in Holland for round 10 - 1 month ago  
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