#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Mihajlo Pesic (206-81, agency: Court Side). Pesic led Inter Bratislava to a 1-point victory over the seventh-ranked BK Loko Plzen (10-30) 61-60 in the Czech Republic NBL last Wednesday.
He was MVP of the game. Pesic recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks.
BK Inter Bratislava (10-30) is placed sixth in A2 group.
It's Pesic's first season with the team.
Pesic is ranked second on the list of the best rebounders in the league.
He has very reliable stats this season: 12.2ppg, 8.6rpg, 2FGP: 48.6% and FT: 62.8%.
Pesic has a dual citizenship: Irish and Serbian.
Despite he played previously for the Serbian national team, Pesic is currently a member of the Irish senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to former international forward Colin O'Reilly (200-84, college: Post). He led Cheshire Jets to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sheffield One Health Sharks (13-17) crushing them 98-77 in the British BBL on Sunday night.
O'Reilly had a triple-double by scoring 17 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and passing 10 assists in 38 minutes.
Cheshire Jets (13-17) is placed sixth in the BBL.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
O'Reilly has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 50.2%, 3FGP: 39.7% and FT: 74.6% in the 27 games he played so far.
Despite O'Reilly played previously for the Serbian national team, he played also for the Irish national team in 2009.
#3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois), who plays in the French ProB (second division). Mullins could not help Chalons-Reims (21-10) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance Chalons-Reims was edged 76-75 at home by the much lower-ranked ALM Evreux (#11).
Mullins recorded 10 points and added 5 assists.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Mullins belongs to league's best passers (ranked #2) and also on the list of most steals (fifth place).
His overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 5.6apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 46.4%, 3FGP: 35.9% and FT: 68.8%.
Mullins is a naturalized American.
Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Mullins played also for the Irish national team in 2009.
Strangely he has never played in Ireland.
#4. Guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence) was not able to help Tezenis Verona (12-14) in their game against MarcoPoloShop.it (8-18) in the Italian Lega2 (second division).
McGrath recorded 5 points and added 3 passes in 23 minutes.
Tezenis Verona lost 81-91 on the road to the league outsider (#15) MarcoPoloShop.it.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
This year McGrath's overall stats are: 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg in the six games.
He is a naturalized American.
McGrath used to play for the Irish national team
back in 2008. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Irish passport:
#1.Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh) led Blusens Monbus to a victory over the closely-ranked Gran Canaria 2014 (12-19) crushing them 65-45 in the Spanish ACB in Saturday night's game.
He was MVP of the game. Kendall had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds in 34 minutes.
Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (11-20) is placed 16th in the ACB.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Kendall averages: 9.2ppg and 5.9rpg in the 31 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Irish.
Despite Kendall's Irish passport, he currently plays for the Canadian national team and is not eligible to play for the Irish team.
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Chang... [read more]
Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS
Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Changes Life, Rory McIllroys Foundation, the Rory Foundation, and The SSE Arena, Belfast. The tournament, which will take place on December 1st and 2nd, will feature Holy Cross vs. Manhattan College and La Salle University vs. Towson University. As the official airline of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, it's our privilege to not only fly the teams to the tournament, but also the loyal fans, who will travel across the Atlantic to show their support, said Jack Foley, Aer Lingus Executive Vice President, North America. We look forward to offering guests a warm welcome on board our flights. Special fares are available from across Aer Lingus East Coast transatlantic network of Boston (BOS); Hartford (BDL); New York (JFK and EWR), and Washington D.C. (IAD) for outbound travel to Ireland between November 17 and November 30, and return flights between December 3 and December 10, 2017. Roundtrip fares, inclusive of taxes and fees are as follows: From JFK, EWR, BDL $469* From BOS $479* From IAD $559* These fares are available exclusively through Aer Lingus Emerald Exclusives Desk, which operates Monday through Friday 9:30am 4:30 pm EST. They can be reached via telephone at 1-877-351-6665.
Killorglinhas won Cork Mens Basketball Board Boys U17 Billy Kelly Tournament after defeating Moycullen 53-52 in the final on 15-Apr-2017 in the Parochial Hall, Gurranabraher. Killorglinwere Pool 1 winners after the first day of the tournament. On the second day they defeated Templeogue and Blue Demons on the way to the final. Neptune was stopped byMoycullen at semi-final stage. It was a dramatic end of the final game of an excellent tournament having been down by two points with 10 secondsto play Killorglin tookthe win. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Congratulations toMoycullen BC on winning Boys U16A All Ireland Club Championship in Cork. Moycullen defeated Belfast Star 31-18 in the final game of the Championship on 23d of April 2017 in the Parochial Hall. Pool 3 winners Moycullen defeated Gneeveguilla in the first semi-final while Belfast were victorious over Corks Blue Demons. Blue Demons took the 3rd position in the overall ranking with Ballincollig taking the 5th. Well done to both Corks club. From : www.corkbasketball.com
Cork Celts last evening won The Cork County Basketball Board's Div 1 League Title for the second consecutive season Defeating Ballincollig.
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Donaghy the star as Tralee Warriors crowned Men's Champions Trophy champions - 25 days ago
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Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) was the star of the show in Letterkenny today as Tralee swooped home to glory and scooped the silverware in the final of the Basketball Ireland Men's Champions Trophy. It was a thrilling finale in Donegal as Donaghy drove down the court and laid the ball up in style to send another epic battle with Regular Season champions, Templeogue, to overtime (66-66). That last gasp bucket was just one story of many that can be told from today's game, with Jason Killeen (2... [read more]
Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83) was the star of the show in Letterkenny today as Tralee swooped home to glory and scooped the silverware in the final of the Basketball Ireland Men's Champions Trophy. It was a thrilling finale in Donegal as Donaghy drove down the court and laid the ball up in style to send another epic battle with Regular Season champions, Templeogue, to overtime (66-66). That last gasp bucket was just one story of many that can be told from today's game, with Jason Killeen (211-C-85, college: Augusta) shining brightest for Templeogue in one of the closest Men's Super League clashes of the year. The story, however, lies with Tralee and the glory of their achievement and it is one that will be told for many years to come. From Donaghy to Trae Pemberton (193-G-92, college: Maryville, MO) - a guard who has dazzled for the Kingdom throughout the season - to Goran Pantovic (208-F-91, college: Drexel), the team worked as a unit throughout and managed to hold on in the dying seconds to add another page to the history books. It was Pemberton who stepped up to the mark with 7.8 seconds on the clock in overtime as they trailed Templeogue 73-70 and as hearts dropped around the court when his first effort did not find the mark, Donaghy was on hand for the offensive rebound to feed Pemberton once more and he made no mistake second time of asking to tie it yet again, 73-73. With double overtime looming, Donaghy had the final say of the game, adding a free throw in the dying seconds and it was with bated breath for all of Kerry as they watched the clock tick down in agonizing fashion. Courtesy of: basketballireland.ie
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