Virtus Roma officially announced signing of Peter Lorant (207-F/C-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) and Bobby Jones (201-F-84, college: Washington) for the next season. Peter Lorant arrives to the club from Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC, where he had 3.4 ppg and 2.3 rpg for 27 games in Liga Endesa last season. Before Lagun Aro GBC, the player spent four years with LEB Gold team Burgos. He had 11.3 ppg and 5.5 in their last season together. Lorant played for the Hungarian National Team in Qualifications to European Championships 2011. Bobby Jones was Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Forward of the Year -12. He shined with 14.4 ppg and 7.9 rpg in 41 games with Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia last season. Before Pistoia, Jones played for Forli, Montegranaro and Teramo. He also has 3 years of the NBA experience. In 2008/09 season the player had 5.3 ppg and 1.7 rpg in 44 games with Miami Heat.
A Division Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Albacomp advance into Final - May 18, 2013
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Atomeromu - Szolnok 95-82
Atomeromu overcame Szolnok to force the decisive fifth game in the semifinal series. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Atomeromu's pressure prevailed and they won that period 26-14 extending their advantage to 13 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Szolnok's 42. 28 personal fouls committed by Szolnok helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities [read more]
Atomeromu overcame Szolnok to force the decisive fifth game in the semifinal series. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Atomeromu's pressure prevailed and they won that period 26-14 extending their advantage to 13 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Szolnok's 42. 28 personal fouls committed by Szolnok helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Lorenzo Williams (189-84, college: Rice, agency: Stanley International) fired 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. International swingman David Vojvoda (196-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 17 points. The former international center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and American guard James Florence (185-88, college: Mercer, agency: Pro One Sports) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Five Atomeromu and four Szolnok players scored in double figures. Szolnok's coach Neno Asceric rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Szolnok: J.Florence 21+3reb+2ast, M.Bader 20+7reb+1ast, S.Sehovic 14+4reb+5ast, R.Bell 10+5reb+1ast, B.Simon 8+3ast, M.Szabo 4+1reb Atomeromu: J.Levy 19+2ast, D.Vojvoda 17+2reb+3ast, L.Williams 14+5reb+5ast, A.Kovacs 12+3reb+3ast, A.Toth 10+5reb, T.Kaman 9+3reb+3ast
Albacomp shot down Kaposvari on the road and punched the ticket to the Final. The game was mostly controlled by Albacomp. Kaposvari managed to win third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturalized American forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Two Points) fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Ronald Moore (183-88, college: Siena) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 assists. Serbian power forward Marko Spica (205-86, college: Cent.Michigan) produced 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Roland Hendlein (203-86, agency: TSS Management) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Kaposvari players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Kaposvari: M.Spica 24+9reb+4ast, K.Swanston 17+5reb, R.Hendlein 14+8reb+3ast, C.Dunn 11+3reb+10ast, G.Drahos 8+1reb+4ast, G.David 2+2reb+1ast Albacomp: D.Hollis 24+6reb, B.Wood 16+5reb, R.Moore 12+2reb+11ast, L.Juhos 11+2reb, A.Keller 8+8reb+2ast, Z.Szabo 8+6reb
Cananea tabs Kyle Austin, ex Kormend - May 16, 2013
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Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside). He played recently at MJUS-Fortress Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 23 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg this season. Austin also played at ALM Evreux (ProB) in French league this season. In 5 games he had 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg. The last season he was tested by TOP COP Security Jaszbereny (A Division) in Hungary [read more]
Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside). He played recently at MJUS-Fortress Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 23 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg this season. Austin also played at ALM Evreux (ProB) in French league this season. In 5 games he had 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg. The last season he was tested by TOP COP Security Jaszbereny (A Division) in Hungary. In 15 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 20.8ppg and recorded 8.1rpg, 2.0apg and 2.5spg (in top 3). The other team Austin played shortly was Boras Basket (Basketligan) in Swedish league. In three games he was fifth best scorer with great 17.0ppg and averaged 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also spent pre-season at VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Ethias League) in Belgium that year. In four games he was fifth best scorer with 5.0ppg and averaged 2.8rpg. The previous (10-11) season Austin played at Vitoria (LPB) in Portuguese league. In 16 games he was fifth best scorer with great 17.9ppg and averaged 6.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the Portuguese Cup Semifinals. Among other achievements Austin's team made it to the Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals in 2008. He received also Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Defensive Team award in 2012. Austin has played previously professionally in Spain (Palencia Baloncesto) and Portugal (Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes). He attended University of California, Riverside until 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Fans of Falco-Szova KC-Szombathely should be very pleased with today's press conference held in Arena Savaria. It was announced that the head coach of the team Tamas Bencze (agency: Laszlo Vinko Group ) and his assistant Kornel Varadi (agency: Laszlo Vinko Group ) extended their contracts to another 1+1 seasons [read more]
Tamas Bencze (agency: Laszlo Vinko Group ) joined the team in 2011 and in his first full season (2011/2012) on the bench of Falco he won the regular season and led his team to the Finals where they felt short against a very strong Szolnok squad. In this past season they had some ups and downs but they reached the playoffs to face Szolnok once again. Despite that they didn't survive the series the management decided to stay loyel to the coach and keep coach Bencze with the team.
At the press conference it was announced that the two very talented young players Zoltan Perl (194-G-95) and Benedek Varadi (194-G/F-95) received 2 years long professional contracts. Both players are still very young, just turned 18 and both of them saw already minutes this year in the top league. Zoltan Perl had his best game in the playoffs against Szolnok when he scored 12 points (4/5 FG; 1/2 3PT; 1/1 FT ) and had 2 rebounds and 2 assists in only 17 minutes of playing time. Benedek played his best game with the senior team in the regular season in a very important win against Kaposvar when he recorded 18 points (3/3 FG; 4/5 3PT) in 24 minutes of action.
The management of the team announced that another youngster, Krisztian Bakk (200-SF-94) received a 2 year contract also.
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