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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 5-0 
 2. BK Ogre 4-0 
 3. VEF Riga 1-1 
 4. Jurmala 1-1 
 5. Betsafe/Liepaja 1-1 
 6. Valka/Valga 1-2 
 7. LU 1-3 
 8. Valmiera 1-4 
 9. Jekabpils 0-3 
Full Standings
LBL2 Standings
Group A
 1. Jelgava 3-0 
 2. Saldus 2-2 
 3. Kandava 1-1 
 4. Limbazi 1-1 
 5. VeA 1-2 
 6. Riga/Ridzene 0-2 
Group B
 1. LU/BS Riga 2-1 
 2. VEF skola 2-1 
 3. ViA 2-1 
 4. Livani 1-1 
 5. Valkas SI 1-1 
 6. Gulbenes Buki 1-2 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 0-2 
Group C
 1. Kekava 2-0 
 2. Memele/Bauskas 2-0 
 3. Turiba 2-2 
 4. RSU 1-1 
 5. RTU 1-1 
 6. Madona 0-1 
 7. DSN/SB 0-3 
Full Standings
LBL3 Standings
Group A
 1. BS Riga 0-0 
 2. Carnikava 0-0 
 3. Ezerzeme 0-0 
 4. Jekabpils II 0-0 
 5. Rugaju 0-0 
 6. Salacgriva 0-0 
Group B
 1. Daugavpils n. 0-0 
 2. Jaunpils 0-0 
 3. Jelgava II 0-0 
 4. Kraslava 0-0 
 5. Saulkrasti 0-0 
 6. Talsi 0-0 
Group C
 1. Dartija 0-0 
 2. Darznieks/Cesis 0-0 
 3. Riga/Ridzene 0-0 
 4. Rujiena 0-0 
 5. Sigulda 0-0 
 6. ViA 2 0-0 
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Betsafe/Liepaja 0-0 
 2. Jurmala 0-0 
 3. Parnu 0-0 
 4. Rapla 0-0 
 5. Siauliai 0-0 
 6. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 7. Vytautas 0-0 
Group B
 1. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 2. BK Ogre 0-0 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 0-0 
 4. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 5. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 6. TTU 0-0 
 7. Valmiera 0-0 
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 3-0 
 2 Khimki 3-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Zenit 2-1 
 5 Avtodor 1-0 
 6 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 7 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 8 Astana 0-2 
 9 Enisey 0-2 
 10 Kalev/Cramo 0-2 
 11 Parma 0-2 
 12 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-2 
 13 VEF Riga 0-2 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  BK Ogre
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Poznaks, BK Ogre19.3 
 2. Freimanis, Valka/Va.18.7 
 3. Iljins, Valmiera16.6 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.2 
 5. Birkans, LU15.8 
 6. Jaunzems, LU15.3 
 7. Eiduks, LU15.0 
 8. Zvigurs, Jurmala15.0 
 9. Jakovics, Ventspils14.8 
 10. Lasenbergs, Valka/Va.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils11.3 
 2. Freimanis, Valka/Va.9.7 
 3. Benjamin, Betsafe/.9.5 
 4. Iljins, Valmiera8.0 
 5. Mejeris, VEF Riga8.0 
 6. Raadik, Valka/Valga7.0 
 7. Hamilton, Ventspils6.8 
 8. Labuckas, VEF Riga6.0 
 9. Poznaks, BK Ogre5.8 
 10. Miska, Valmiera5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marcis VITOLS
  BK Ogre
  Avg: 7
 1. Vitols, BK Ogre7.0 
 2. Birkans, LU6.5 
 3. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.5 
 4. Scott, VEF Riga6.0 
 5. Ubilla, Ventspils5.0 
 6. Leimanis, Betsafe/.4.5 
 7. Plavnieks, Jurmala4.5 
 8. Elksnis, Valmiera4.0 
 9. Lasenbergs, Valka/Va.4.0 
 10. Zebergs, BK Ogre3.8 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hamilton, Ventspils2.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga2.5 
 3. Benjamin, Betsafe/.2.5 
 4. Krestinin, Jurmala2.5 
 5. Jaunzems, LU2.3 
 6. Leimanis, Betsafe/.2.0 
 7. Bruzas, Valka/Valga2.0 
 8. Lasmanis, Betsafe/.2.0 
 9. Zebergs, BK Ogre1.8 
 10. Magone, Jekabpils1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Saulitis, Jurmala1.5 
 2. Krestinin, Jurmala1.0 
 3. Labuckas, VEF Riga1.0 
 4. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Gromovs, VEF Riga1.0 
 6. Mezulis, LU1.0 
 7. Bruesewitz, Ventspils1.0 
 8. Niedra, BK Ogre0.8 
 9. Iljins, Valmiera0.6 
 10. Zvigurs, Jurmala0.5 
Player of the Week

 Eduards Hazners
  ( 192-G-97 )

Latvian Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

VEF Riga 61% Oct.25 Valka/Valga
LU 76% Oct.22 Jekabpils
Betsafe/Liep Oct.21 Ventspils 85%
Betsafe/Liep Oct.18 BK Ogre 83%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Madona Oct.20 RTU 87%
Kandava 58% Oct.20 Limbazi
Livani 51% Oct.20 ViA
Kekava 99% Oct.20 Madona
VeA 81% Oct.19 Riga/Ridzene
RSU Oct.19 Memele/Bausk 75%
Ogre/Kumho T Oct.19 LU/BS Riga 93%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
First Round Schedule
Siauliai 50% Oct.31 Betsafe/Liep
Parnu 50% Oct.31 Vytautas
TLU/Kalev 50% Oct.31 Barsy Atyrau
Tartu Ulikoo 50% Oct.29 Barsy Atyrau
P.Zvaigzdes 50% Oct.26 TLU/Kalev
TTU 50% Oct.26 Valmiera
Vytautas 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Jurmala 50% Oct.25 Betsafe/Liep
Rapla 50% Oct.24 Parnu
Siauliai 50% Oct.24 Tsmoki-Minsk
Tartu Ulikoo 50% Oct.24 BK Ogre
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Kalev/Cramo 57% Oct.23 Parma
Zenit 95% Oct.22 VEF Riga
Tsmoki-Minsk 57% Oct.22 Astana
CSKA 64% Oct.22 Avtodor
Lokomotiv 51% Oct.21 Unics
Enisey Oct.21 N.Novgorod 96%
Interview with talanted youngster from Valmiera (+video) - Nov 29, 2010

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Interview with Janis Berzins (194-F-93) 17 years old and in the starting five of BBL Elite and LBL
The youngest player of the BK Valmiera team, the 17 year old small forward Janis Berzins in this interview is talking about the win over the last season Latvian league champions Barons Riga, about his own performance and the plans for the summer.

First of all congratulations with the beautiful win over the last seasons champions Barons Riga! How do you feel?
I'm truly happy about it this was a very important win so that we get our confidence back. I feel that the team has much more to show than it can be seen in the tournament table.

Seems like this has been your first significant game in the 'big' basketball several important shots at the end of the game, accurate free throws?
Yes it has but I hope that this is not the last one (Janis reveals that he thinks that the game in U-16 European championship against Italy where in the last seconds he made the 3 point shot and pulled victory for Latvia has been his most significant game). I feel that with every game I have more confidence and my team mates are starting to trust me more and for that I'm really happy. Even happier I'm for the support that our fans show and we didn't let them down.

You played in a 'micro duel'' with one of the summer U-18 national team leaders Janis Timma...
In some episodes I had to play against Janis but most of the game I was playing against, in defense and offense, a player that I value very highly Latvian national team player Aigars Vitols. I have to say that it was not easy but I think that I somehow managed it and the experience itself is worth a lot!

How do you evaluate your performance this season?
I have always stated team performance above my individual that is why I think that the beginning of the season was not successful. But we are on the right road we won the last season Latvian champions Barons Riga today (interview was held on Saturday evening) and got our second win in a row. Comparing to the last season my role in the team has grown most of the games I play in the starting five in Latvian and Baltic league tournaments and the coach is starting to trust me more. Of course nothing happens for a reason and everything is based on the hard work that I have put myself through I started preparing for the season on the 31st May under guidance of Coach Gatis Melderis .

Next summer there will be two important championships for the Latvian national teams the U-19 World Championship that will take place in Latvia and U-18 European Championship. Will you plan to play in one of those?
It is much too soon to think about that because the season is long ahead and only with my performance in the court I can show that I have earned a chance to play in one of those tournaments. The chance to play in the national team is earned and that is an honor to represent it. My goal is to fight for a place in the U-19 national team. It would be interesting to train with coach Jansons because I've heard only the best about his work process. Of course it would be great to play against my team mate, now an Euroleague guy Davis Bertans and the all time youth league opponent, 'italian' Ojars Silins.

Video: Dunk (2+1foul) in the game against BC Siauliai

Janis Berzins (Jānis Bērziņs)
Number: 35
Date of birth: 04.05.1993.
Position: small forward
Height: 200 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Club: BK Valmiera
Coaches: Gatis Melderis , Edgars Toms
Latvian Basketball league (LBL) 1st Divison: 7 games played average 23 minutes, scored 7,4 points and got 3,4 rebounds.
Baltic Basketball league (BBL) Elite division: 7 games played average 12 minutes, scored 2,3 points and got 2 rebounds.

Latvian LBL round 3 best performance: Eduards Hazners - 1 day ago
Guard Eduards Hazners (192-G-97) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Valmiera, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 3. The 20-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, four rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Valka/Valga (#6, 1-2) 75-71. Valmiera is placed at 8th position in Latvian LBL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 4 games and recorded j...   [read more]

Heidelberg tabs Carson Puriefoy, ex Valmiera - 2 days ago
MLP Academics Heidelberg (ProA) inked 23-year old American point guard Carson Puriefoy (183-79kg-94, college: Stony Brook, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league, but left. In only one game he had very impressive stats: 17 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal last season. Puriefoy also played 1 game in Baltic League where he recorded 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. His team won AEC Tournament. Puriefoy received All-AEC 1st...   [read more]

LBL Round 3: Ventspils keep a leadership position - 2 days ago
Ventspils smashed Jekabpils at home 76-50. Ventspils looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Ingus Jakovics (186-93, college: BS Liepaja) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 8 assists. American guard Blake Hamilton (198-94, college: Buffalo) helped adding 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Ventspils' coach Roberts Stelmahers felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowe...   [read more]

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