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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 27-5 
 2. Valmiera 21-11 
 3. Jekabpils 18-14 
 4. Barons Riga 16-15 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 15-17 
 6. VEF Riga 14-4 
 7. Jurmala 13-19 
 8. BK Ogre 13-19 
 9. LU 5-26 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-15 
Full Standings
Last:4/17/2017
LBL2 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Kekava 21-1 
 2. Turiba 19-3 
 3. Jelgava 18-4 
 4. ViA 16-6 
 5. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 11-11 
 6. RSU 10-12 
 7. Marupe 10-12 
 8. Limbazi 6-16 
 9. RTU 6-16 
 10. Saldus 6-16 
 11. Livani 5-17 
 12. Gulbenes Buki 4-18 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 14-2 
 2. LU/BS Riga 13-3 
 3. DSN/SB 11-5 
 4. Madona 11-5 
 5. VEF skola 10-6 
 6. Valmiera/ORDO-2 7-9 
 7. Jekabpils II 3-13 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 2-14 
 9. BJBS Riga 1-15 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Carnikava 10-4 
 2. Ezerzeme 10-4 
 3. Jaunpils 8-6 
 4. Dartija 7-7 
 5. Salacgriva 7-7 
 6. ViA 2 7-7 
 7. Memele/Bauskas 6-8 
 8. Pardaugava/Tur. 1-13 
Places 9-16
 1. Kraslava 11-3 
 2. Daugavpils n. 11-3 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 10-4 
 4. Rujiena 8-6 
 5. Rugaju 5-9 
 6. BJBS Riga 5-9 
 7. Saulkrasti 5-9 
 8. Aluksne 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/14/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Last:3/2/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 22-2 
 2 Zenit 21-3 
 3 Khimki 19-5 
 4 Lokomotiv 19-5 
 5 Unics 15-9 
 6 Enisey 13-11 
 7 VEF Riga 10-13 
 8 Astana 9-15 
 9 N.Novgorod 8-16 
 10 Avtodor 8-16 
 11 Kalev/Cramo 5-19 
 12 Tsmoki-Minsk 5-19 
 13 Parma 1-22 
Last:4/23/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.9 
 2. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.9 
 3. Blums, VEF Riga14.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera14.6 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.2 
 6. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.2 
 7. Stumbris, Jekabpils13.7 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.6 
 9. Laksa, Valmiera13.5 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpils13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga8.8 
 2. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.7.9 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.4 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.2 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.1 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.0 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera6.7 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.0 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Birkans, LU4.3 
 9. Larson, Barons Riga4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.3 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 5. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga1.5 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Liepaja/.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.1.0 
 3. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 5. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.8 
 6. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 7. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.7 
 9. Rozitis, Jurmala0.7 
Player of the Week

 Rihards Adins
  Turiba
  ( 200-F/C-98-94 )
  

 D'or Fischer
  Valmiera
  ( 211-C-116-81 )
  

 Roberts Mednis
  Buki/BJSS
  ( 205-C-98-89 )
  
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Latvian Basketball (Men)

Play-Off bracket4
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Liepaja/Trio Apr.24 Valmiera 64%
Barons Riga 58% Apr.23 Jekabpils
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Finals)

Jelgava 68% Apr.24 ViA
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
Next Round Schedule

Round 30 (Regular Season)

Avtodor 50% Apr.23 VEF Riga
Kalev/Cramo Apr.23 Zenit 89%
Enisey 59% Apr.23 Khimki
Lokomotiv 87% Apr.23 Tsmoki-Minsk
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTGxcEkS5NM

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.
  




Martins
Laksa
LBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Wins for Valmiera and Jekabpils - 1 day ago
Valmiera - Liepaja/Triobet 101-70 Valmiera cruised past Liepaja/Triobet in the quarterfinal series opener. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Liepaja/Triobet's 38. They outrebounded Liepaja/Triobet 38-21 including a 29-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former i...   [read more]

Gatis
Justovics
LBL2 Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Jelgava beat Turiba, advance into Finals - 1 day ago
Turiba - Jelgava 81-94 Jelgava outgunned Turiba on the road to seal their LBL2 Finals birth. The game without a history. Jelgava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Jelgava looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Turiba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for guard Gatis Justovics (1...   [read more]

Janis
Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Latvians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89). He was the major contributor in a Brose Baskets' victory against the 14th-ranked Walter Tigers in the German BBL in Thursday night's game.    [read more]


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