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LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 30-6 
 2. Ventspils 28-8 
 3. VEF Riga 15-5 
 4. Liepaja/Triobet 24-12 
 5. Jurmala 20-16 
 6. Jekabpils 19-17 
 7. Barons Riga 12-24 
 8. Valka/Valga 11-9 
 9. Jelgava 9-27 
 10. BK Ogre 9-27 
 11. LU 5-31 
Season 2015-2016
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports
Abroad
Stats
Points Per Game
 Willie DEANE
  Ventspils
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Deane, Ventspils15.9 
 2. Aleksejevs, Valka/.15.7 
 3. Berkis, Valka/Valga15.5 
 4. Richard, Liepaja/.14.8 
 5. Apsitis, BK Ogre14.6 
 6. Larson, Jekabpils14.5 
 7. Zack, Liepaja/.14.0 
 8. Plavnieks, Jelgava13.9 
 9. Gluditis, Barons R.13.8 
 10. Bostic, VEF Riga13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Steve ZACK
  Liepaja/.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Zack, Liepaja/.11.9 
 2. Aleksejevs, Valka/.9.2 
 3. Hipp, Barons Riga9.2 
 4. Rutkauskas, Jekab.7.8 
 5. Kumpys, Jekabpils7.6 
 6. Harrellson, VEF R.7.3 
 7. Krumins, LU7.2 
 8. Smith, Jurmala7.1 
 9. Mejeris, VEF Riga6.6 
 10. Freimanis, Barons6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ludvig HAKANSON
  Sevilla
  (190-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Hakanson, Sevilla6.1 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.6 
 3. Deane, Ventspils5.1 
 4. Cruz, VEF Riga4.9 
 5. Mitchell, Valmiera4.5 
 6. Vitols, BK Ogre4.4 
 7. Sirsnins, Jekabpils4.3 
 8. Larson, Jekabpils4.1 
 9. Skele, Valmiera4.0 
 10. Leimanis, Liepaja.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Valka/Valga
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Saage, Valka/Valga1.9 
 2. Deane, Ventspils1.8 
 3. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.8 
 4. Larson, Jekabpils1.7 
 5. Kanbergs, Valka/Va.1.6 
 6. Pitts, Ventspils1.6 
 7. Richard, Liepaja/.1.6 
 8. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Antrops, Liepaja/.1.4 
 10. Bostic, VEF Riga1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Carl HIPP
  Barons Riga
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hipp, Barons Riga1.9 
 2. Smith, Jurmala1.5 
 3. Harrellson, VEF R.1.5 
 4. Cavars, Liepaja/.1.4 
 5. Zack, Liepaja/.1.2 
 6. Nankivil, Betaland.1.0 
 7. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 8. Gromovs, Jurmala1.0 
 9. Rozitis, Valmiera0.9 
 10. Krumins, LU0.8 

Team LBL wins All Star Game, Zanis Peiners named MVP (Photo: basket.lv)
Latvian men teams in Euro cups 2015-2016
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Valmiera earn LBL title (Photo: basket.lv)

Valmiera/ORDO 2015-16
Roberts Stelmahers Roberts Stelmahers Stelmahers
Kwamain Mitchell
Mitchell
Armands Skele
Skele
Martins Laksa
Laksa
Lauris Blaus
Blaus
Arturs Berzins
Berzins
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
3  Mitchell Kwamain 178 (5'10'') PG 89 USA
22  Skele Armands 192 (6'4'') G 83 Latvia
54  Laksa Martins 200 (6'7'') SF 90 Latvia
16  Blaus Lauris 208 (6'10'') C 90 Latvia
14  Berzins Arturs 204 (6'9'') PF 88 Latvia
7  Gabrans Raimonds 184 (6'1'') PG 84 Latvia
5  Kaufmanis Janis 186 (6'1'') PG 89 Latvia
15  Rozitis Davis 213 (7'0'') C 90 Latvia
45  Iljins Viktors 212 (7'0'') C 91 Latvia
55  Vinauds Martins 194 (6'5'') F 91 Latvia
6  Jonats Ervins 203 (6'8'') F 91 Latvia
21  Skele Aigars 192 (6'4'') F 92 Latvia
5  Kaufmanis Edgars 185 (6'1'') G 99 Latvia
33  Vairogs Akselis 195 (6'5'') F 85 Latvia
Head Coach: Roberts Stelmahers
Coach Assistant: Gatis Melderis

Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Awards 2016 - Jun 7, 2016


Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 1st Team 2016
Edgars Jeromanovs
Jeromanovs
Kwamain Mitchell
Mitchell
Mareks Mejeris
Mejeris
Arturs Berzins
Berzins
Jurijs Aleksejevs
Aleksejevs

Finals MVP: Kwamain Mitchell (178-PG-89) of Valmiera
Player of the Year: Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Valmiera
Guard of the Year: Edgars Jeromanovs (186-PG-86) of Jurmala
Forward of the Year: Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Valmiera
Center of the Year: Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-C-85) of Valka/Valga
Import Player of the Year: Kwamain Mitchell (178-PG-89) of Valmiera
Domestic Player of the Year: Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Valmiera
Defensive Player of the Year: Carl Hipp (206-C-89) of Barons Riga
Coach of the Year: Roberts Stelmahers of Valmiera

1st Team
PG: Edgars Jeromanovs (186-PG-86) of Jurmala
PG: Kwamain Mitchell (178-PG-89) of Valmiera
F: Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
PF: Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Valmiera
C: Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-C-85) of Valka/Valga

2nd Team
PG: Willie Deane (188-PG-80) of Ventspils
G: Kris Richard (196-G-89) of Liepaja/Triobet
F: Aigars Skele (192-F-92) of Valmiera
F: Maris Gulbis (200-F-85) of Ventspils
C: Carl Hipp (206-C-89) of Barons Riga

Honorable Mention
Armands Skele (192-G-83) of Valmiera
Andrejs Grazulis (202-C-93) of Ventspils
Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) of Ventspils
Arnolds Helmanis (201-PF-92) of Liepaja/Triobet
Ilja Gromovs (209-C-94) of Jurmala
Tyler Larson (190-G-91) of Jekabpils
Modestas Kumpys (191-G-91) of Jekabpils
Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-PF-92) of Jekabpils
Francisco Cruz (190-G-89) of VEF Riga
Josh Bostic (196-G/F-87) of VEF Riga
Kristaps Dargais (198-G-90) of Barons Riga
Martins Berkis (198-F-85) of Valka/Valga
Karlis Apsitis (200-F-92) of BK Ogre
Roberts Krumins (187-SF-93) of LU

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Edgars Jeromanovs (186-PG-86) of Jurmala
F: Aigars Skele (192-F-92) of Valmiera
F: Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
PF: Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Valmiera
C: Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-C-85) of Valka/Valga

All-Imports Team
PG: Kwamain Mitchell (178-PG-89) of Valmiera
PG: Willie Deane (188-PG-80) of Ventspils
G: Tyler Larson (190-G-91) of Jekabpils
G: Kris Richard (196-G-89) of Liepaja/Triobet
C: Carl Hipp (206-C-89) of Barons Riga


Valmiera celebrate historic LBL title - Jun 1, 2016


FINAL
Valmiera - VEF Riga 78-65

Valmiera celebrated the first ever LBL title. They knocked down VEF Riga in the decisive seventh game of the championship series to conquer the trophy. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 24-9 run, which allowed them to win the game. Valmiera shot 27 for 36 from the free-throw line, while VEF Riga only scored eleven points from the stripe. VEF Riga was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a quality performance for the former international forward Aigars Skele (192-92) who led the winners and scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Kwamain Mitchell (178-89, college: St.Louis) accounted for 13 points and 7 assists for the winning side. American swingman Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) came up with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and international center Martins Meiers (208-91) added 12 points respectively for VEF Riga in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: A.Skele 14+6reb+4ast, M.Laksa 13+3reb, K.Mitchell 13+2reb+7ast, J.Kaufmanis 9, A.Berzins 9+8reb+1ast, A.Skele 8+1reb
VEF Riga: J.Bostic 19+7reb+4ast, M.Meiers 12+4reb+1ast, I.Jakovics 8+1reb+2ast, J.Berzins 6+4reb+1ast, M.Mejeris 4+9reb, G.Rubio 4+3reb
gschID: 472193

3-4 Place
Liepaja/Triobet - Ventspils 95-98

Ventspils clinched the LBL Bronze medals. They nipped Liepaja/Triobets in the decisive fifth game of the seriers. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 32-26 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 38 personal fouls committed by Liepaja/Triobet helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American-Bulgarian point guard Willie Deane (188-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points. Forward Maris Gulbis (200-85, agency: Players Group) helped adding 21 points. At the losing side American guard Kris Richard (196-89, college: Tulane) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and Toms Leimanis (188-94) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Five Liepaja/Triobet players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: W.Deane 25+3reb+2ast, M.Gulbis 21+2reb+2ast, D.Pitts 16+1reb+3ast, A.Grazulis 9+8reb+3ast, A.Selakovs 8+3reb, R.Lomazs 8+3reb+2ast
Liepaja/Triobet: K.Richard 22+13reb+5ast, G.Antrops 14+2reb, J.Antrops 14+3reb, T.Leimanis 13+2reb+4ast, K.Cavars 12+5reb, M.Sokolovs 6+2reb+5ast



Team LBL wins All Star Game, Zanis Peiners named MVP - Feb 14, 2016


Team LBL-Foreigners 125:102 (29:26, 58:52, 93:78)

Team LBL won the All Star Game in Liepaja as they overcame Foreigners 125:102. The local players opened the game with a 29-26 lead and increased to 6 points at the halftime. The third period was decisive in the game as LBL pushed the tempo for good and reached 93:78 lead after thirty minutes of the game.
Zanis Peiners (203-F/G-90) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and was named MVP of the game. Karlis Apsitis (200-F-92) notched 16 points and Andrew Smith (206-F-92, college: Liberty) delivered 15. Julius Brooks erupted with 34 points in the losing effort, while Modestas Kumpys (191-G-91, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 23. Tyler Larson (190-G-91, college: S.Dakota) collected 17 points and 20 boards, while Alan Wiggins (206-F-85, college: USF) nailed 16.
Kristaps Dargais (198-G-90) ('Barons/LDz') won the Dunk Contest.


Latvian League All-Star Game Rosters - Feb 13, 2016


Latvian All-Stars
Zanis Peiners
Peiners
Maris Gulbis
Gulbis
Aigars Skele
Skele
Armands Skele
Skele
Martins Laksa
Laksa
Zanis Peiners (203-F/G-90)
Maris Gulbis (200-F-85)
Aigars Skele (192-F-92)
Armands Skele (192-G-83)
Martins Laksa (200-SF-90)
Arnolds Helmanis (201-PF-92)
Andrew Smith (206-F-92)
Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-C-85)
Kristaps Plavnieks (183-PG-95)
Kristaps Dargais (198-G-90)
Roberts Krumins (187-SF-93)
Karlis Apsitis (200-F-92)
Head Coach: Uvis Helmanis

Foreign All-Stars
Kwamain Mitchell
Mitchell
Alan Wiggins
Wiggins
Steve Zack
Zack
Kris Richard
Richard
Tyler Larson
Larson
Kwamain Mitchell (178-PG-89)
Alan Wiggins (206-F-85)
Steve Zack (211-C-92)
Kris Richard (196-G-89)
Tyler Larson (190-G-91)
David Hicks (183-PG-88)
Modestas Kumpys (191-G-91)
Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-PF-92)
Casey Roberts (190-G-92)
Augustas Suliauskas (180-PG-95)
Jason Calliste (188-G-90)
Julius Brooks (206-PF-90)
Head Coach: Varis Krumins



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