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Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 10-1 
 2. Leiden 8-3 
 3. Zwolle 8-3 
 4. Amsterdam 5-6 
 5. Dukes UDB 5-6 
 6. Rotterdam 4-7 
 7. Leeuwarden 3-8 
 8. Weert 1-10 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 8-1 
 2. Lions 7-2 
 3. De Groene 5-2 
 4. Lokomotief 5-3 
 5. Red Giants 5-4 
 6. CobraNova 5-4 
 7. Groningen 4-4 
 8. Leiden 2 4-5 
 9. Black Eagles 4-5 
 10. New Stars 3-5 
 11. Punch 1-8 
 12. De Hoppers 0-8 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
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
 Antwan SCOTT
  
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Scott, Dukes UDB20.7 
 2. Tiller, Zwolle20.4 
 3. Vette, Zwolle19.5 
 4. Gregory, Leeuw.17.1 
 5. Roye, Amsterdam15.3 
 6. Van Der Hors., Ams.15.2 
 7. Bell, Rotterdam14.9 
 8. Yoho, Zwolle14.7 
 9. Anderson, Rotte.14.3 
 10. Jeter, Groningen13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Craig OSAIKHWUWUOMWAN
  
  (211-C/F-90)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Osaikhwuwuom., Lee.12.5 
 2. Wessels, Dukes UDB9.9 
 3. Koenis, Leiden9.0 
 4. Oudendag, Zwolle8.6 
 5. Kherrazi, Amste.8.1 
 6. Vette, Zwolle7.8 
 7. Fieler, Groningen7.6 
 8. de Randamie, Amst.7.3 
 9. Pagter Ralf, Dukes6.7 
 10. Van Schaik, Amst.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lance JETER
  
  (191-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Jeter, Groningen6.5 
 2. Roye, Amsterdam4.9 
 3. Jansen, Leiden4.8 
 4. Tiller, Zwolle4.7 
 5. Scott, Dukes UDB4.7 
 6. Anderson, Rotte.4.3 
 7. Van Der Hors., Ams.4.2 
 8. Van Oostrum, Zwo.4.2 
 9. Bouwknecht, Dukes3.8 
 10. Averink, Weert3.1 
Steals Per Game
 La'Shard ANDERSON
  
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Anderson, Rotte.2.9 
 2. Tiller, Zwolle2.8 
 3. Bouwknecht, Dukes2.7 
 4. Scott, Dukes UDB2.2 
 5. Draper, Leiden2.2 
 6. Kherrazi, Leiden1.9 
 7. Voorn, Leiden1.8 
 8. Wessels, Dukes UDB1.8 
 9. Slagter, Groningen1.7 
 10. Pagter Ralf, Duke.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Chase FIELER
  
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Fieler, Groningen1.7 
 2. Smith, Groningen1.5 
 3. Koenis, Leiden1.3 
 4. Draper, Leiden0.9 
 5. Lufile, Leeuwarden0.7 
 6. Oudendag, Zwolle0.6 
 7. Schilder, Zwolle0.6 
 8. Koon, Leeuwarden0.5 
 9. Kherrazi, Leiden0.5 
 10. de Randamie, Ams.0.5 
Player of the week
Round: 10

 Drago Pasalic
  Groningen
  (208-C/F-108)
  
Dutch men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Round 12 (Regular Season)

Zwolle 93% Dec.10 Weert
Amsterdam Dec.10 Dukes UDB 55%
Leiden Dec.10 Groningen 54%
Rotterdam 72% Dec.8 Leeuwarden
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Lions 63% Dec.10 De Groene
Lokomotief 89% Dec.10 Punch
Black Eagles Dec.10 New Stars 56%
Red Giants 59% Dec.10 Groningen
De Hoppers Dec.10 Leiden 2 88%
Grasshoppers 79% Dec.10 CobraNova
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
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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Prom.Divisie Round 9: Lions hand first loss to Grasshoppers - 17 hours ago

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Grasshoppers (8-1) in Katwijk on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Lions (7-2) 90-80. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Grasshoppers. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Lions have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-2 record behind leader Grasshoppers. Grasshoppers at the other side still keep top p...   [read more]

Drago
Pasalic
Pasalic number one in Holland for round 10 - 2 days ago

Croatian Drago Pasalic (208-C/F-84, agency: Court Side) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Groningen, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10. The 32-year old player had a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds, while his team outclassed Weert (#8, 1-9) with 40-point margin 90-50. It allowed Groningen to consolidate first place in the Dutch Eredivisie. Groningen has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championsh...   [read more]

La'Shard
Anderson
Eredivisie Round 10: Rotterdam defeats Amsterdam in the closest game of the week - 3 days ago

The most exciting game of round 10 in the Eredivisie took place in Amsterdam. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Amsterdam (5-5) to sixth ranked Rotterdam (4-6) 83-81 on Thursday evening. Amsterdam was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 11-point lead after three quarters before a 27-14 charge of Rotterdam, which allowed them to win the game. American guard La'Shard Anderson (185-89, college: Boise St.) scored 14 point...   [read more]


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