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Eredivisie Standings
 1. Amsterdam 0-0 
 2. Dukes UDB 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Leeuwarden 0-0 
 5. Leiden 0-0 
 6. Rotterdam 0-0 
 7. Weert 0-0 
 8. Zwolle 0-0 
Last:7/31/2016
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Black Eagles 0-0 
 2. CobraNova 0-0 
 3. De Groene 0-0 
 4. De Hoppers 0-0 
 5. Grasshoppers 0-0 
 6. Groningen 0-0 
 7. Leiden 2 0-0 
 8. Lions 0-0 
 9. Lokomotief 0-0 
 10. New Stars 0-0 
 11. Punch 0-0 
 12. Red Giants 0-0 
Last:7/31/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
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, Groningen14.7 
 6. McWhorter, Zwolle14.1 
 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: 10.8
 1. Bekkering, Groni.10.8 
 2. Koenis, Leiden9.5 
 3. Glenn, Zwolle9.1 
 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, Groningen5.8 
 3. Brown, Lietuvos.5.2 
 4. Anderson, Rotte.4.8 
 5. Roye, Amsterdam4.3 
 6. van Kempen, Weert3.8 
 7. Williams, Den Bosch3.7 
 8. Slagter, 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, Zwolle2.2 
 5. Brown, Lietuvos.1.9 
 6. Gibbs, Zwolle1.9 
 7. Wessels, Den Bosch1.8 
 8. Cunningham, Groni.1.8 
 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. Fraser, Leeuwarden0.9 
 5. Bekkering, Groni.0.9 
 6. Hinz, Zwolle0.9 
 7. Van Schaik, Amste.0.8 
 8. Koenis, Leiden0.8 
 9. Heath, Leeuwarden0.7 
 10. Osaikhwuwuom., Zw.0.6 

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Lions 50% Sep.17 Lokomotief
Black Eagles 50% Sep.17 De Groene
Red Giants 50% Sep.17 Punch
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Henk Norel selected the top Dutch playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 2, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Dutch players, who play currently abroad.


Henk Norel
Henk Norel
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Henk Norel (214-87, currently plays in Spain). He was the major contributor in a CAI Zaragoza's victory against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (13-9) 76-62 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Norel recorded 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 27 minutes on the court. CAI Zaragoza (13-9) is placed seventh in the ACB. It's Norel's first season with the team. Norel belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #5 with 6.5rpg. He also averaged so far 12.4ppg, 2FGP: 59.1%(120-203) and FT: 56.1% in the 22 games he played so far. Norel is currently a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Kevin van Wijk
Kevin van Wijk
   #2. Second place goes to former U16 international forward Kevin van Wijk (203-89, currently plays college basketball in the States). He led Valparaiso to a victory against the Youngstown State University (6-7) 73-64 in the NCAA last Tuesday. van Wijk recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. The Valparaiso University has quite an impressive 11-3 conference record this season. van Wijk's team will play only one more game in the NCAA Regular Season. And that game will be critical. van Wijk has relatively good stats this season: 12.4ppg, 2FGP: 59.1%(120-203) and FT: 56.1%. He played for the Dutch U16 national team in 2005.

Francisco Elson
Francisco Elson
   #3. The Dutch player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international center Francisco Elson (211-76, college: California, currently plays in Iran). He contributed to Mahram's victory against the closely-ranked Foolad Mahan (15-3) 96-89 in the Iranian Superleague in Monday night's game. Elson recorded 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Mahram Tehran (14-3) is placed third in the Superleague. Elson is currently seventh on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). This season he averages: 8.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1bpg, 2.4spg. Elson is also a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Robin Smeulders
Robin Smeulders
   #4. Forward Robin Smeulders (207-87, agency: Court Side, college: Portland, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a EWE Baskets' victory against the 11th-ranked s Oliver Baskets (11-13) 76-65 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Smeulders scored 7 points in 23 minutes. EWE Baskets Oldenburg (15-7) is placed third in the BBL. This year Smeulders' overall stats are: 6.9ppg and 3.5rpg in the 22 games. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and German. Smeulders is also Dutch national team player.

Thomas van der Mars
Thomas van der Mars
   #5. Former U20 international center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Portland (4-11) in their last game. Despite van der Mars' good performance the Portland lost 63-75 at home to the Santa Clara University. He scored 11 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 25 minutes. van der Mars' team will play only one more game in the NCAA Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This year van der Mars' total stats are: 7.4ppg and 4.8rpg in the 20 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team three years ago.

Roeland Schaftenaar
Roeland Schaftenaar
   #6. Power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Spain) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Leche Rio Breogan (10-9) in their game against Meridiano Alicante (12-7) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Schaftenaar recorded only 4 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Leche Rio Breogan was defeated 70-60 on the road by the higher-ranked Meridiano Alicante (#4). They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Schaftenaar has averaged so far 6.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.7apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Dutch senior team three years ago.

Olaf Schaftenaar
Olaf Schaftenaar
   #7. Former U18 international center Olaf Schaftenaar (206-93, is currently at the American university) was not able to secure a victory for the Oregon St. (3-12) in their game against the University of Oregon (12-4) in the NCAA. Schaftenaar scored 6 points. The Oregon St. was defeated 85-75 in Eugene, OR by the University of Oregon. It was Oregon St.'s fourth consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Schaftenaar has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.2apg. He used to play for the Dutch U18 national team two years ago.

Shane Hammink
Shane Hammink
   #8. Forward Shane Hammink (201-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Louisiana State University in a victory against the The University of Arkansas (8-7) 65-60 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Hammink recorded only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 8 minutes on the court. The Louisiana State University has 8-7 conference record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. Hammink has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.2apg in the 19 games. He is a naturalized American. Hammink plays currently for the Dutch U18 national team. Strangely he has never played in Holland.

Robert Krabbendam
Robert Krabbendam
   #9. Former international center Robert Krabbendam (213-86, also represented by Court Side, college: Virginia Tech, currently plays in Cyprus) helped Apollon win their game against the closely-ranked Apoel (12-9) 83-79 in the Cypriot Division A on Friday night. He scored 5 points in 9 minutes. Forex Time Apollon (9-12) is placed fifth in the Division A. Krabbendam has averaged so far 5.1ppg and 3.5rpg in the 11 games. He used to play for the Dutch national team three years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Dutch passport but never been selected to any of Dutch national teams:

   #1. Experienced Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the major contributor in a Worcester Wolves' victory against the closely-ranked Durham Wildcats 83-79 in the British BBL on Sunday night. Ocitti recorded 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds (made all of his six free throws) in 35 minutes. Worcester Wolves (15-9) is placed fifth in the BBL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Ocitti is ranked fifth on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 14.3ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1bpg in the 23 games he played so far. Ocitti is a naturalized American.

   #2. Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague could not help Budivelnyk (25-8) to beat BC Odessa (12-20). He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. It was his first game for Budivelnyk this season. The league leader Budivelnyk was edged 87-85 at home by the much lower-ranked (#11) BC Odessa. It was Budivelnyk's first loss after seven consecutive victories. Kickert has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch.

   #3. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Utah, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help UCAM Murcia (24-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance his team was badly defeated 79-62 on their home court in Murcia by the lower-ranked Regal FC Barcelona (#3). Tillie was the second best scorer with 10 points. Tillie's overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg and 3.6rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Dutch and French.

   #4. Josh Duinker (210-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Caceres Basket (8-12) in their game against Lleida Basquet (8-11) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Despite his very good performance last Friday He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Duinker also added 6 rebounds. Duinker's total stats this season are: 7.4ppg and 4.8rpg. He has both Australian and Dutch nationalities.

   #5. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Josh Duinker and both played together in the last Spanish LEB Gold game. Van Oostrum couldn't help Caceres Basket (8-12) in their game against Lleida Basquet (8-11). He recorded 6 points in 17 minutes. Caceres Basket lost 70-83 on the road to the higher-ranked (#8) Lleida_Basquet. Van Oostrum has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.2apg in the 19 games. He also holds two passports: Dutch and British.

   #6. Joey van Zegeren McAdam (208-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Virginia Tech in their game against the University of Miami, Florida in the NCAA. van Zegeren McAdam cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 76-58. van Zegeren McAdam has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.2apg.
  




Nick
Oudendag
Zwolle lands Nick Oudendag - 15 hours ago

Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Eredivisie) tabbed 29-year old former Dutch international power forward Nick Oudendag (210-87). He played in the summer at Chicago in Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas 1, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball. In three ESL games he averaged 6.0ppg and 6.0rpg. The last season he was tested by Aurore de Vitre in NM1 where in three games he had 6.0ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.0bpg. Oudendag was selected to Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game in 2015. He was also a...   [read more]

Sjoerd van
Vilsteren
Binnenland leaves PromotieDivisie Lokomotief and New Stars arrive! - 1 day ago

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Peter Alexis
Peter Alexis signs at Rotterdam - 1 day ago

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