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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 27-5 
 2. VEF Riga 14-4 
 3. Valmiera 21-11 
 4. Jekabpils 18-14 
 5. Barons Riga 16-15 
 6. Liepaja/Triobet 15-17 
 7. Jurmala 13-19 
 8. BK Ogre 13-19 
 9. LU 5-26 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-15 
Latvian men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 Baltic League:
 VTB League:
 Bb Cham.League:
Points Per Game
  Barons Riga
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.4 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera14.9 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.8 
 4. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.5 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.4 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.1 
 7. Blums, VEF Riga14.1 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.4 
 9. Fischer, Valmiera13.3 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Fischer, Valmiera8.7 
 2. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.4 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.7.3 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.2 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.6 
 9. Meiers, VEF Riga6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.7 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.4 
 9. Birkans, LU4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 5. Pitts, Valmiera1.5 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga1.4 
 8. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.4 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.4 
 10. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Fischer, Valmiera1.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 3. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.2 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 6. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 9. Grazulis, Ventspils0.8 

Imports Team outgun LBL Team in All-Star Game
Player of the week

     D'or Fischer
    Season 2016-2017
    All Games
    List of Players
    List of Imports

    VEF Riga won the title! (Photo:

    VEF Riga 2016-17
    Janis Gailitis Janis Gailitis Gailitis
    Kris Richard
    Abdul Gaddy
    Arnas Labuckas
    Martins Meiers
    Mareks Mejeris
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    0  Richard Kris 196 (6'5'') G 89 USA
    3  Gaddy Abdul 193 (6'4'') G 92 USA
    77  Labuckas Arnas 206 (6'9'') F 87 Lithuania
    33  Meiers Martins 208 (6'10'') C 91 Latvia
    5  Mejeris Mareks 208 (6'10'') F 91 Latvia
    13  Antrops Gints 201 (6'7'') F 82 Italy Latvia
    9  Jansons Niks 200 (6'7'') SF 98 Latvia
    11  Gromovs Ilja 208 (6'10'') C 94 Latvia
    25  Hazners Eduards 192 (6'4'') G 97 Latvia
    44  Helmanis Arnolds 201 (6'7'') PF 92 Latvia
    22  Skele Armands 192 (6'4'') G 83 Latvia
    45  Blums Janis 191 (6'3'') SG 82 Latvia
    7  Gordon Alex 184 (6'1'') G 85 USA
    5  Zotovs Nikolajs 182 (6'0'') PG 98 Latvia
    Head Coach: Janis Gailitis
    Coach Assistant: Raimonds Feldmanis
    Coach Assistant: Jevgenijs Kosuskins All-Latvian League Awards 2017 - May 31, 2017 All-Latvian League 1st Team 2017
    Damier Pitts
    Janis Blums
    Aigars Skele
    Mareks Mejeris
    D'Or Fischer

    Finals MVP: Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
    Player of the Year: Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
    Guard of the Year: Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) of Valmiera
    Forward of the Year: Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
    Center of the Year: D'Or Fischer (211-C-81) of Valmiera
    Import Player of the Year: Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) of Valmiera
    Domestic Player of the Year: Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
    Coach of the Year: Janis Gailitis of VEF Riga

    1st Team
    PG: Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) of Valmiera
    SG: Janis Blums (191-SG-82) of VEF Riga
    F: Aigars Skele (192-F-92) of Ventspils
    F: Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
    C: D'Or Fischer (211-C-81) of Valmiera

    2nd Team
    PG: Willie Deane (188-PG-80) of Ventspils
    G: Tyler Larson (190-G-91) of Barons Riga
    SF: Martins Laksa (200-SF-90) of Valmiera
    F: Denis Krestinin (202-F-94) of Barons Riga
    C: Andrejs Grazulis (202-C-93) of Ventspils

    Honorable Mention
    Maris Gulbis (200-F-85) of Ventspils
    Rolandas Zakis (206-F/C-87) of Ventspils
    Martins Meiers (208-C-91) of VEF Riga
    Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Valmiera
    Janis Kaufmanis (186-PG-89) of Valmiera
    Roberts Stumbris (199-SF-93) of Jekabpils
    Rinalds Sirsnins (186-PG-85) of Jekabpils
    Davis Rozitis (215-C-90) of Barons Riga
    Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91) of Liepaja/Triobet
    Malcolm Griffin (193-G-91) of Liepaja/Triobet
    Edgars Jeromanovs (186-PG-86) of Jurmala
    Karlis Apsitis (200-F-92) of BK Ogre

    All-Domestic Players Team
    SG: Janis Blums (191-SG-82) of VEF Riga
    SF: Martins Laksa (200-SF-90) of Valmiera
    F: Aigars Skele (192-F-92) of Ventspils
    F: Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
    C: Andrejs Grazulis (202-C-93) of Ventspils

    All-Imports Team
    PG: Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) of Valmiera
    PG: Willie Deane (188-PG-80) of Ventspils
    G: Tyler Larson (190-G-91) of Barons Riga
    G: Malcolm Griffin (193-G-91) of Liepaja/Triobet
    C: D'Or Fischer (211-C-81) of Valmiera

    VEF Riga won the title! - May 25, 2017

    VEF Riga - Ventspils 78-69

    After two years of absence VEF Riga is once again LBL Champion! They didn't struggle and swept higher-ranked Ventspils 4-0 in the final series.
    Game 4 was without a history. Ventspils trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 22-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-78 at the end of the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Ventspils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Mareks Mejeris (208-91, agency: Players Group) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international Janis Blums (191-82) chipped in 18 points. Forward Maris Gulbis (200-85, agency: Players Group) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and the former international center Andrejs Grazulis (202-93) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
    Top scorers:
    VEF Riga: M.Mejeris 20+5reb+1ast, J.Blums 18+3reb, M.Meiers 10+4reb, K.Richard 10+4reb+6ast, A.Gordon 9+4reb+3ast, I.Gromovs 6+6reb+1ast
    Ventspils: A.Skele 18+3ast, A.Grazulis 12+8reb+2ast, W.Deane 11+4reb+2ast, M.Gulbis 10+10reb+2ast, R.Zakis 8+5reb, A.Ate 5+1reb
    gschID: 547418

    Imports Team outgun LBL Team in All-Star Game - Feb 11, 2017

    LBL Team - Imports Team 95:96

    Imports Team earned victory in LBL All-Star Game. They overcame LBL selection in Ventspils today. Willie Deane (188-PG-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) produced 16 points to lead the winners. The guard was trumped the MVP.
    LBL Team stayed in front throughout the first half. They built a 33:31 lead after the first period. The Latvian team boosted the gap at 6-point mark at the interval 58:52. Imports Team narrowed the gap at 5-point mark at the final intermission. Imports then ignited a 20:14 rally in the fourth quarter and got away with a narrow victory. Folarin Campbell (189-G/F-86, college: George Mason) produced 15 points, while Damier Pitts (177-PG-89, college: Marshall) added 14 points in the win. Martins Meiers (208-C-91) responded with 26 points for LBL Team. Roberts Stumbris (199-SF-93) delivered 13 points in the defeat.
    Renars Bulduris (191-F-91) celebrated victory in Slam Dunk Contest, while Maris Gulbis (200-F-85, agency: Players Group) triumphed in the Three-Point Shootout Contest.

    LBL Team: Martins Meiers 26, Roberts Stumbris 13
    Imports Team: Willie Deane 16, Folarin Campbell 15, Damier Pitts 14

    Latvian League All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - Feb 14, 2017

    LBL All-Star Team

    Kristaps Janicenoks

    Aigars Skele

    Armands Skele

    Rolandas Zakis

    Martins Laksa

    Latvian 0 Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-SF-95) of Valka/Valga
    Latvian 1 Roberts Stumbris (199-SF-93) of Jekabpils
    Latvian 5 Janis Kaufmanis (186-PG-89) of Valmiera
    Latvian 7 Edgars Lasenbergs (189-G-95) of Latvijas U.
    Latvian 9 Edgars Jeromanovs (186-PG-86) of Jurmala
    Latvian 14 Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) of Ventspils
    Latvian 21 Aigars Skele (192-F-92) of Ventspils
    Latvian 22 Armands Skele (192-G-83) of Riga
    Latvian 26 Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91) of Liepaja
    Latvian 30 Rolandas Zakis (206-F/C-87) of Ventspils
    Latvian 33 Martins Meiers (208-C-91) of Riga
    Latvian 54 Martins Laksa (200-SF-90) of Valmiera

    Head Coach: Uvis Helmanis of Valmiera

    Foreigners All-Star Team

    Kris Richard

    Denis Krestinin

    Edgaras Zelionis

    Tyler Larson

    Arnas Labuckas

    USA 0 Kris Richard (196-G-89) of Riga
    USA 3 Abdul Gaddy (190-G-92) of Riga
    USA-Bulgarian 5 Willie Deane (188-PG-80) of Ventspils MVP
    Lithuanian 6 Tauras Jogela (202-PF-93) of Barons
    USA 7 Carl Montgomery (203-F) of Liepaja
    Lithuanian 9 Denis Krestinin (202-F-94) of Barons
    Lithuanian 11 Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) of Ventspils
    USA 12 Malcolm Griffin (193-G-91) of Liepaja
    USA 32 Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) of Valmiera
    USA 50 Tyler Larson (190-G-91) of Barons
    USA 55 Folarin Campbell (189-G/F-86) of Ventspils
    Lithuanian 77 Arnas Labuckas (205-F-87) of Riga

    Head Coach: Janis Gailitis of Riga

    *starting five in bold.

    by Greg
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