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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 
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 
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. Marshall, Rotte.17.8 
 4. Vette, Zwolle17.6 
 5. Van-D., Amsterdam15.9 
 6. Bell, Rotterdam15.6 
 7. Tiller, Zwolle15.0 
 8. Fieler, Groningen15.0 
 9. Draper, Leiden14.7 
 10. Watts, Den Bosch14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Craig OSAIKHWUWUOMWAN
  Leeuward.
  (211-C/F-90)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Osaikhwuwuom., Leeuward.11.6 
 2. Mitchell, Den Bosch10.3 
 3. Koenis, Leiden9.8 
 4. Vette, Zwolle8.6 
 5. Wessels, Den Bosch7.8 
 6. Oudendag, Zwolle7.8 
 7. Fieler, Groningen7.5 
 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
 1. Jeter, Groningen6.0 
 2. Anderson, Rotte.5.3 
 3. Roye, Amsterdam5.0 
 4. Jansen, Leiden4.7 
 5. Lee, Leiden4.2 
 6. Tiller, Zwolle4.2 
 7. Van-Oostrum, Zwo.4.1 
 8. McWhorter, Den B.4.0 
 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. Bouwknecht, Den B.2.2 
 3. Tiller, Zwolle2.1 
 4. Marshall, Rotte.1.8 
 5. Kherrazi, Leiden1.8 
 6. Lee, Leiden1.7 
 7. Pauline, Weert1.7 
 8. Jeter, Groningen1.6 
 9. Wessels, Den Bosch1.6 
 10. Cunningham, Groni.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Chase FIELER
  Groningen
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Fieler, Groningen1.4 
 2. Smith, Groningen1.3 
 3. Koenis, Leiden1.1 
 4. Draper, Leiden1.0 
 5. Van-Schaik, Amste.0.9 
 6. Enobakhare, Leiden0.9 
 7. Marshall, Rotte.0.9 
 8. Mays, Rotterdam0.8 
 9. Aarts, Den Bosch0.7 
 10. Oudendag, Zwolle0.7 
Player of the Week

 Clayton Vette
  Zwolle
  ( 202-C-88 )
  

Dutch Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket 4
Dribbling on Rock Bottom - Nov 13, 2012


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Peter Van
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George Patton once proclaimed that success is how high you bounce up after you hit rock bottom. If Patton was right, then Dutch basketball is in a solid position to be successful in the near future. You see, there are quite a few reasons to believe Dutch basketball has indeed hit rock bottom:

This coming season will mark the first year in a long time that no Dutch team will participate in any of the European Cups.
No team has established a consistent track record of developing and offering opportunities to talented players.
All teams in the domestic league are dealing with declining budgets.
The national team programs are at least a generation behind other European countries.
Public interest in the sport is marginal at best. When was the last time a full Dutch basketball game was broadcasted on television?

How did we reach this point? The obvious answer is money. Budgets have decreased dramatically both for the First Division teams as well for the National Team. Also, teams have been signing mostly American import players and not displaying any patience for developing home grown talent. Domestic players fulfill supplementary roles to imports that leave after one season. The National Team is left with players inexperienced in deciding the outcome of a game, leaving Dutch basketball with not enough credible ambassadors.

So what can be done? We have to re-brand the game of basketball. Turn things upside down, start at the bottom and make the basketballs story one about engaging people.
No more than two foreign players should be allowed to be on a First Division team.
Develop domestic talent and make them credible ambassadors for the game. Bring the game to the people and show how much fun it is to participate. Make basketball and experience, not an event.
Prove how the game can bring a positive vibe right into neighborhoods by offering basketball programming on outdoor courts. This should be done at a high frequency by all first division teams and all national teams.
Bringing the game to people, and especially kids, is virtually cost free. The lack of money in basketball can be turned into an advantage if we start doing what we were supposed to be doing all along; make basketball about engagement and participation. People will get excited. This excitement will trickle up and become part of a new foundation for a new brand Dutch basketball.

The trick is to do it collectively. The federation, the teams and all other stakeholders should all work together. After all, dribbling a basketball with just one finger is senseless. You need all five fingers to guide the ball and have it bounce up the way you want it. Especially when youre dribbling on rock bottom.
Sport management

Peter Van Paassen (211-C/F-78, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure) is alumnus of the International Master of Sport Management of Johan Cruyff Institute and a Professional Basketball Player at Eiffeltowers Den Bosch (Netherlands).

Courtesy of http://www.cruyffinstitute.org/   




Norville
Carey
Den Bosch lands Norville Carey - 2 days ago
New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch (Eredivisie) tabbed 24-year old British V.Islands international forward Norville Carey (201-103kg-93, agency: Elevate Agency). He just graduated from Rider (NCAA). In 33 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.1spg last season. The previous (12-13) season Carey played at another team Golden Eagles in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 37 games he had 4.2ppg and 2.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best te...   [read more]

Sherron
Dorsey-Walker
Sherron Dorsey-Walker signs at Zwolle - 3 days ago
Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Eredivisie) landed 24-year old American guard Sherron Dorsey-Walker (193-91kg-93). He just graduated from Oakland (NCAA). In 34 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg last season. Dorsey-Walker helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16 (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 5 1st Team. As mentioned above Dorsey-Walker is j...   [read more]

Evan
Bruinsma
Groningen signs Evan Bruinsma, ex Rilski - 3 days ago
Donar Groningen (Eredivisie) signed 25-year old American forward Evan Bruinsma (202-97kg-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL league. Bruinsma managed to play in three leagues last year. In 33 NBL games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League...   [read more]


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