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Eredivisie Standings
 1. Zwolle 3-0 
 2. Den Bosch 2-0 
 3. Leiden 2-0 
 4. Groningen 2-1 
 5. Leeuwarden 2-1 
 6. Amsterdam 1-1 
 7. Den Helder 0-3 
 8. Rotterdam 0-3 
 9. Weert 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 3-0 
 2. Groningen 3-0 
 3. Lokomotief 3-0 
 4. Red Giants 3-2 
 5. UBALL 2-1 
 6. Punch 2-3 
 7. Akrides 1-1 
 8. Leiden 2 1-1 
 9. CobraNova 1-2 
 10. De Groene 1-2 
 11. Lions 1-3 
 12. Racing Beverwijk 1-3 
 13. Harlemlakers 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/15/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Last:10/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Clayton VETTE
  Leiden
  (202-C-88)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Vette, Leiden20.5 
 2. Sherrill, Den Bosch20.5 
 3. Love, Leiden19.5 
 4. Curry, Groningen19.0 
 5. House, Zwolle17.7 
 6. Dahlman, Zwolle17.3 
 7. Aarts, Weert17.0 
 8. Kanda-K., Rotte.16.7 
 9. Madanly, Amsterdam16.5 
 10. Rosenmuller, Weert16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Max VAN SCHAIK
  Amste.
  (210-PF-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Van-Schaik, Amste.10.0 
 2. Koenis, Groningen8.7 
 3. de Jong, Leiden8.5 
 4. Weijs, Amsterdam8.0 
 5. Vette, Leiden8.0 
 6. Oudendag, Den Bosch7.5 
 7. Aarts, Weert6.7 
 8. McConico, Den H.6.7 
 9. van-der-List, Wee.6.5 
 10. Love, Leiden6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Leiden
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 8
 1. Love, Leiden8.0 
 2. Van-Oostrum, Zwo.7.3 
 3. Sherrill, Den Bosch6.5 
 4. Kumelis, Leeuw.6.0 
 5. Mladenovic, Leeuw.5.7 
 6. Cunningham, Groni.5.7 
 7. Van Der Hors., Amsterda.5.5 
 8. Curry, Groningen5.0 
 9. Bouwknecht, Den B.4.5 
 10. Voorn, Leiden3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Worthy DE JONG
  Leiden
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. de Jong, Leiden4.5 
 2. Love, Leiden4.0 
 3. Kherrazi, Leiden3.0 
 4. Mladenovic, Leeuw.2.7 
 5. Miklusak, Den B.2.5 
 6. Sherrill, Den Bosch2.5 
 7. Gregory, Zwolle2.0 
 8. de-Paula, Den H.2.0 
 9. Carey, Den Bosch2.0 
 10. Marshall, Den B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Berend WEIJS
  Amsterdam
  (207-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Weijs, Amsterdam2.0 
 2. de Jong, Leiden1.5 
 3. Marshall, Den B.1.5 
 4. Oudendag, Den Bosch1.5 
 5. Domingo, Groningen1.3 
 6. Aarts, Weert1.3 
 7. Setty, Rotterdam1.0 
 8. Fritz, Weert1.0 
 9. Butter, Leiden1.0 
 10. Bleeker, Den Bosch1.0 
Player of the Week

 Nick Oudendag
  Den Bosch
  ( 210-C-87 )
  

Dutch Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Zwolle 51% Oct.22 Den Bosch
Leeuwarden 97% Oct.21 Rotterdam
Weert Oct.21 Amsterdam 80%
Den Helder Oct.21 Leiden 96%
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Groningen 78% Oct.28 Red Giants
De Groene 50% Oct.28 Leiden 2
Lions Oct.28 UBALL 67%
Punch 58% Oct.28 Akrides
Racing Bever Oct.28 CobraNova 59%
Grasshoppers 63% Oct.28 Lokomotief
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
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   




Noah Dahlman
Erevidisie Round 3: Leeuwarden lose their first game against Zwolle - 1 day ago
Eredivisie Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Leeuwarden (2-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by Zwolle (3-0) 81-61. The game was mostly controlled by Zwolle. Leeuwarden managed to win third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Leeuwarden to just...   [read more]

Nick
Oudendag
Oudendag's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 5 days ago
30-year old center Nick Oudendag (210-C-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Den Bosch and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. He had a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Weert (#9, 0-2) with 18-point margin 81-63. Den Bosch is placed at 3rd position in Dutch league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Den Bosch won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anyt...   [read more]

Henk Norel
Henk Norel's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Dutch players playing currently abroad: - 6 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Dutch players who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international center Henk Norel (213-87). He led Gipuzkoa to a victory over the 13th-ranked Movil Estudiantes in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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