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Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 26-2 
 2. Zwolle 20-8 
 3. Leiden 19-9 
 4. Den Bosch 14-14 
 5. Rotterdam 12-16 
 6. Amsterdam 9-19 
 7. Leeuwarden 8-20 
 8. Weert 4-24 
Full Standings
Last:4/9/2017
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 19-3 
 2. Lions 18-4 
 3. Lokomotief 16-6 
 4. De Groene 15-7 
 5. Groningen 14-8 
 6. Leiden 2 11-11 
 7. Red Giants 11-11 
 8. CobraNova 10-12 
 9. Black Eagles 7-15 
 10. New Stars 6-16 
 11. Punch 5-17 
 12. De Hoppers 0-22 
Full Standings
Last:4/9/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 La'Shard ANDERSON
  Rotte.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Anderson, Rotte.20.7 
 2. Gregory, Leeuw.18.5 
 3. Vette, Zwolle18.3 
 4. Marshall, Rotte.17.8 
 5. Van-D., Amsterdam15.9 
 6. Bell, Rotterdam15.6 
 7. Yoho, Zwolle15.4 
 8. Fieler, Groningen15.3 
 9. Tiller, Zwolle15.3 
 10. Draper, Leiden14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Craig OSAIKHWUWUOMWAN
  Leeuward.
  (211-C/F-90)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Osaikhwuwuom., Leeuward.11.6 
 2. Mitchell, Den Bosch10.9 
 3. Koenis, Leiden9.5 
 4. Vette, Zwolle8.4 
 5. Wessels, Den Bosch7.9 
 6. Fieler, Groningen7.8 
 7. Oudendag, Zwolle7.5 
 8. Marshall, Rotte.7.2 
 9. Van-Schaik, Amste.7.0 
 10. Koon, Leeuwarden6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Groningen
  (191-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Jeter, Groningen6.2 
 2. Anderson, Rotte.5.3 
 3. Roye, Amsterdam5.0 
 4. Lee, Leiden4.6 
 5. Van-Oostrum, Zwo.4.6 
 6. Jansen, Leiden4.5 
 7. McWhorter, Den B.4.3 
 8. Tiller, Zwolle4.0 
 9. Marshall, Leeuw.3.6 
 10. Gregory, Leeuw.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 La'Shard ANDERSON
  Rotte.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Anderson, Rotte.2.6 
 2. Tiller, Zwolle2.4 
 3. Bouwknecht, Den B.2.2 
 4. Lee, Leiden2.0 
 5. Kherrazi, Leiden1.9 
 6. Marshall, Rotte.1.8 
 7. Pauline, Weert1.7 
 8. Cunningham, Groni.1.7 
 9. Jeter, Groningen1.7 
 10. Voorn, Leiden1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Chase FIELER
  Groningen
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Fieler, Groningen1.4 
 2. Smith, Groningen1.4 
 3. Enobakhare, Leiden1.0 
 4. Koenis, Leiden1.0 
 5. Draper, Leiden1.0 
 6. Van-Schaik, Amste.0.9 
 7. Marshall, Rotte.0.9 
 8. Mays, Rotterdam0.8 
 9. Lufile, Leeuwarden0.7 
 10. Oudendag, Zwolle0.6 
Player of the Week

 Clayton Vette
  Zwolle
  ( 202-C-109-88 )
  
Dutch men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Dutch Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket4
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Zwolle 55% Apr.23 Leiden
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Semi-Finals)

Lions 68% Apr.30 Lokomotief
Grasshoppers 67% Apr.29 De Groene
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Finals)

Nanterre Apr.25 Chalon 58%
Dutch Prospects Abroad, Kevin Bleeker - Canisius College - Oct 20, 2012


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With Canisius College sophomore Kevin Bleeker (208-C-93), we continuing our interview-serie "Dutch Prospect Abroad". At the age of 18, Kevin moved to Buffalo, New York to play and study at the Canisius College. In his freshman year, he played 15 minutes per game and averaged 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Golden Griffins.
We talked to the 610, 225-pound Dutch native about his stay at Canisius College, about taking the next step in his college career and his expectations about the upcoming season.

Tell me about your early basketball experiences. What prodded you into playing basketball?
I started playing basketball at a young age. My parents were playing in leagues and I would go to the gym with them and shoot around and play at halftime. I started playing on a team when I was 10 years old. I changed club teams when I was 14 and then I started playing and working on my game everyday. I started playing for ALKMAAR Guardians and then moved to BV Noordkop.

What was the first thing you did when you arrived in America?
I came here with my family and we spent some time at Crystal Beach (located in Fort Erie, Ontario Canada, right across the bridge from Buffalo) and we had a family vacation. Then my parents dropped me off at school before they went home. I had been to the U.S. four times before coming to school here, so I knew what it was like.

Was there let's say, a culture shock?
I wouldn't say culture shock, because I have been here before, but being away from my family and friends in Holland made it much different. I was now living on my own and going to school in another country by myself.

What was the most difficult thing to get used to?
The hardest thing to get used to was the speed and tempo of the college basketball here. The players are so much bigger, stronger and faster than they are in Holland, or anywhere in Europe for that matter.

Kevin, is there anything you've missed by being away from home?
I miss spending time with my brother (Steve, who is 15 and plays basketball for BV Noordkop) and I miss not being able to see him play. And it is hard that I can't just hang out with my family and friends.

Was it hard to transition to playing at the college level?
Yes, it was a tough change. The guys are just bigger and stronger. The pace of the game is so much faster too. It took me some time to get used to that, but I feel much better about those things now.

What's the difference between you and a American-born player?
Before I came here to Canisius, I never lifted weights. The guys were all stronger than me, because they grew up working out with weights. I feel like this is a big thing, not just for me, but for all European players who come to the U.S. to play. European players seem like they are more skilled, while the American-born guys are physcially stronger and much more athletic.

How has Coach Jim Baron helped you improve during your first year at Canisius College?
Coach Baron is great to work with. He pushes me in everything I do. He understands the European game - he coached Peter Van Paassen when he was the coach at St. Bonaventure. I know coach Baron can help me become a better player.

What did you try to improve over the summer to prepare for the upcoming MAAC season?
I lifted a lot of weights and got much stronger. We did a lot of running too to get in better shape. I worked on getting lower and playing with a better base on offense and defense and I really worked on being quicker on my feet. I also took a lot of shots and really worked on improving my shooting.

The 2012-13 season begins Nov. 02. When does practice begin and what are your thoughts on the team so far?
The NCAA changed the rules, so we have been working out as a team since Sept. 15, but the real practice season started Oct. 12. I think we're off to a pretty good start and we are all working real hard. We have a lot to prove, we only won five games last year. We have a whole new coaching staff and a bunch of new players, so we are working at coming together as a group. I think with our talent and our hard work, we can make a run at winning the MAAC. This is a really good league and there's a lot of good teams. I can't wait until the regular-season starts.

Thanks Kevin for the time doing this interview. Wish You and the Golden Griffins a successful season.
  



Grasshoppers and Lokomotief won semifinal openers in PromotieDivisie - 7 hours ago
Grasshoppers and Lokomotief won semifinal openers in PromotieDivisie on Saturday night. Grasshoppers overcame De Groene 69-55 in game 1. Lokomotief meanwhile beat Lions 84-73 in their opener. Second game between Grasshoppers and De Groene will be played on April 29th. Lions will take on Lokomotief on April 30th.   [read more]

Worthy de
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Worthy de Jong selected the top Dutch players playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Dutch players, who play currently abroad. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88) could not help Baskonia (17-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance Baskonia was edged 84-82 on the road by the second-ranked CSKA.    [read more]

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Kherrazi
Eredivisie Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Leiden complete semifinal picture - 2 days ago
Leiden - Amsterdam 75-56 Leiden outgunned Amsterdam in the decisive third game of the series and advanced into Eredivisie semifinal stage. The game was mostly controlled by Leiden. Amsterdam managed to win fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leiden looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Leiden made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was internat...   [read more]


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Eredivisie Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Den Bosch enter semifinal stage - 5 days ago  
Eredivisie Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Amsterdam and Den Bosch enjoy victories - 7 days ago  
Thomas van der Mars' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Dutch players playing currently abroad: - 9 days ago  
Thomas van der Mars (ex Rapla) joins Sagesse - 11 days ago  
Vette number one in Holland for round 28 - 13 days ago  
Prom.Divisie Round 22: De Groene is upset by Lokomotief - 14 days ago  
Eredivisie Round 28: Zwolle loses to Leiden in the game between Top 4 teams - 14 days ago  
Wessels' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 15 days ago  
Eredivisie Round 27: Top-ranked Groningen wins another game - 16 days ago  
Charlon Kloof's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Dutch players playing currently abroad: - 16 days ago  
Best players of Dutch Eredivisie round 26 - 20 days ago  
Eredivisie Round 26: Leader Groningen gets another victory - 21 days ago  
Prom.Divisie Round 21: Lions beat De Groene in the most crucial game of the week - 21 days ago  
Nicolas de Jong selected the top Dutch players playing abroad in last week's games - 23 days ago  
Franke leaves Zadar because of non payment - 23 days ago  
Marshall number one in Holland for round 25 - 27 days ago  
Donar Groningen clinch Cup title - 28 days ago  
Eredivisie Round 25: Rotterdam defeats Leeuwarden in the closest game of the week - 28 days ago  
Prom.Divisie Round 20: Leader Grasshoppers lose to Lions - 29 days ago  
Prom.Divisie Round 19: No surprise as #1 Grasshoppers defeat Punch - 1 month ago  
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