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Eredivisie Standings
 1. Zwolle 22-6 
 2. Leiden 22-6 
 3. Groningen 21-7 
 4. Den Bosch 16-12 
 5. Amsterdam 10-18 
 6. Rotterdam 9-19 
 7. Leeuwarden 9-19 
 8. Weert 3-25 
Last:4/17/2016
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 17-3 
 2. Red Giants 17-3 
 3. Grasshoppers 14-6 
 4. CobraNova 13-7 
 5. Cangeroes 11-9 
 6. De Hoppers 10-10 
 7. Lions 8-12 
 8. De Groene 8-12 
 9. Punch 7-13 
 10. Black Eagles 3-17 
 11. Leiden 2 2-18 
Last:4/24/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Javier DUREN
  Leeuwarden
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Duren, Leeuwarden17.7 
 2. de Jong, Leiden16.9 
 3. Dreesen, Weert16.7 
 4. Anderson, Rotte.16.1 
 5. Jeter, Groningen14.5 
 6. McWhorter, Zwolle14.3 
 7. Heath, Leeuwarden13.9 
 8. Kravic, Den Bosch13.9 
 9. Roye, Amsterdam13.4 
 10. Hinz, Zwolle13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ross BEKKERING
  Groni.
  (203-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Bekkering, Groni.10.6 
 2. Koenis, Leiden9.5 
 3. Glenn, Zwolle9.2 
 4. Kravic, Den Bosch8.7 
 5. Heath, Leeuwarden8.3 
 6. Robinson, Amste.8.2 
 7. Van Schaik, Amste.8.2 
 8. van Kempen, Weert7.6 
 9. Hinz, Zwolle7.5 
 10. Steijn, Rotterdam7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Nigel VAN OOSTRUM
  Leeuw.
  (196-SG-90)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. van Oostrum, Leeu.8.1 
 2. Jeter, Groningen5.9 
 3. Brown, Lietuvos.5.2 
 4. Anderson, Rotte.4.8 
 5. Roye, Amsterdam4.3 
 6. van Kempen, Weert3.8 
 7. Slagter, Den Bosch3.7 
 8. Williams, Den Bosch3.7 
 9. Gibbs, Zwolle3.6 
 10. Jansen, Leiden3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Worthy DE JONG
  Leiden
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. de Jong, Leiden2.9 
 2. Anderson, Rotte.2.6 
 3. Duren, Leeuwarden2.4 
 4. McWhorter, Zwolle2.3 
 5. Brown, Lietuvos.1.9 
 6. Wessels, Den Bosch1.8 
 7. Cunningham, Groni.1.8 
 8. Gibbs, Zwolle1.8 
 9. van Oostrum, Leeu.1.7 
 10. Hinz, Zwolle1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan KRAVIC
  Den Bosch
  (211-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kravic, Den Bosch1.8 
 2. Fieler, Groningen1.6 
 3. van der List, Lei.1.1 
 4. Hinz, Zwolle0.9 
 5. Fraser, Leeuwarden0.9 
 6. Bekkering, Groni.0.9 
 7. Van Schaik, Amste.0.8 
 8. Koenis, Leiden0.8 
 9. Heath, Leeuwarden0.7 
 10. Osaikhwuwuom., Zw.0.6 
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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.

Courtesy of www.globallization.com
  




Ross
Bekkering
Eredivisie Round 4 of Finals. Groningen earn third victory - May 25, 2016

Groningen - Zwolle 74-50 Groningen cruised past Zwolle to gain 3-1 lead in Eredivisie Finals. The game without a history. Groningen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Groningen forced 24 Zwolle turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian power forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and American swingman Jason Dourisseau (196-83, coll...   [read more]

Tyson Hinz
Eredivisie Round 3 of Finals. Zwolle beat Groningen to cut deficit - May 23, 2016

Zwolle - Groningen 74-68 Zwolle outgunned Groningen to open win count in Eredivisie Finals. Groningen was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-16 charge of Zwolle, which allowed them to win the game. They made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. Zwolle outrebounded Groningen 42-31 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Groningen helped opponents get some easy free throw...   [read more]

Lance Jeter
Eredivisie Round 2 of Finals. Groningen earn 2-0 lead - May 20, 2016

Groningen - Zwolle 82-71 Groningen secured the second consecutive victory in Eredivisie Finals. They shot down Zwolle for 2-0 lead. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Zwolle managed to win third quarter 28-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Zwolle 43-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. American point guard Lance Jeter (190-88, college: Nebraska) had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists to lea...   [read more]


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Casteels leaves Leiden - May 19, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 1 of Finals. Groningen open win count - May 18, 2016  
Red Giants win Promotiedivisie Final! - May 15, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 6 of Semi-Finals. Zwolle and Groningen to clash for title - May 13, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Den Bosch and Leiden gain wins - May 11, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Zwolle and Groningen claim victories - May 9, 2016  
Binnenland and Red Giants advanced to Promotiedivisie Final - May 8, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Zwolle and Groningen celebrate wins - May 6, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Groningen and Den Bosch - May 4, 2016  
CobraNova and Red Giants won Semifinals openers - May 2, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Zwolle and Leiden register victories - May 2, 2016  
Promotiedivisie Round 22: Red Giants lose to Binnenland - Apr 24, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Groningen and Den Bosch enter semifinals - Apr 24, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Den Bosch and Groningen claim wins - Apr 22, 2016  
Fieler's 20 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - Apr 18, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 29: Top-ranked Zwolle wins another game - Apr 17, 2016  
Promotiedivisie Round 21 of Regular Season - Apr 17, 2016  
Best players of Dutch Eredivisie round 28 - Apr 16, 2016  
Eredivisie Round 28: Leiden edges Groningen by two points - Apr 15, 2016  
De Jong number one in Holland for round 27 - Apr 12, 2016  
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