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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 15-1 
 2. Valmiera 11-7 
 3. Jekabpils 10-7 
 4. VEF Riga 9-2 
 5. Jurmala 8-11 
 6. Barons Riga 7-9 
 7. Liepaja/Triobet 7-10 
 8. BK Ogre 6-10 
 9. Valka/Valga 3-7 
 10. LU 3-15 
Full Standings
Last:1/18/2017
LBL2 Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Turiba 12-0 
 2. Kekava 11-1 
 3. ViA 10-2 
 4. Jelgava 9-4 
 5. Marupe 8-6 
 6. RSU 7-5 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 5-6 
 8. Limbazi 4-7 
 9. RTU 3-9 
 10. Gulbenes Buki 1-9 
 11. Saldus 1-12 
 12. Livani 0-10 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 9-0 
 2. DSN/SB 6-3 
 3. VEF skola 4-2 
 4. Valmiera/ORDO-2 4-3 
 5. LU/BS Riga 3-3 
 6. Madona 3-4 
 7. Jekabpils II 2-6 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 1-5 
 9. BJBS Riga 0-6 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:1/19/2017
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. ViA 2 6-0 
 2. Carnikava 4-2 
 3. Ezerzeme 4-2 
 4. Dartija 3-3 
 5. Salacgriva 3-3 
 6. Jaunpils 2-4 
 7. Memele/Bauskas 1-5 
 8. Pardaugava/Tur. 1-5 
Places 9-16
 1. Darznieks/Cesis 5-1 
 2. Kraslava 4-2 
 3. Rugaju 4-2 
 4. Daugavpils n. 4-2 
 5. Rujiena 4-3 
 6. Saulkrasti 2-4 
 7. Aluksne 1-5 
 8. BJBS Riga 1-6 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/16/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/19/2017
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 9-2 
 2 Nevezis 8-3 
 3 Rapla 8-4 
 4 Jurmala 5-6 
 5 Liepaja/Triobet 4-7 
 6 Parnu 3-9 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 2-8 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 10-1 
 2 Valmiera 8-2 
 3 Jekabpils 7-4 
 4 BK Ogre 5-6 
 5 TTU 5-6 
 6 Tarvas 3-8 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-11 
Last:1/19/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 12-1 
 2 Lokomotiv 10-2 
 3 Unics 10-3 
 4 Zenit 9-3 
 5 Khimky 9-3 
 6 VEF Riga 6-5 
 7 Astana 6-6 
 8 Enisey 5-8 
 9 Avtodor 4-8 
 10 N.Novgorod 3-8 
 11 Tsmoki-Minsk 3-9 
 12 Kalev/Cramo 2-10 
 13 Parma 0-13 
Last:1/17/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.6 
 2. Jogela, Barons Riga16.3 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera15.1 
 4. Blums, VEF Riga15.0 
 5. Laksa, Valmiera14.8 
 6. Geks, Barons Riga14.6 
 7. Saage, Valka/Valga14.3 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils13.8 
 9. Pitts, Valmiera13.0 
 10. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Liepaja/.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.7.9 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala7.5 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.2 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.2 
 6. Strelnieks, Jurmala7.1 
 7. Jonats, Valmiera7.1 
 8. Zakis, Ventspils6.6 
 9. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.6.5 
 10. Raadik, Valka/Valga6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.8 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.7 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.5 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 6. Larson, Barons Riga4.8 
 7. Pitts, Valmiera4.8 
 8. Vitols, BK Ogre4.8 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Dargais, Barons R.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.3.0 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga2.3 
 3. Larson, Barons Riga2.0 
 4. Richard, VEF Riga2.0 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.8 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.8 
 7. Jogela, Barons Riga1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga1.6 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  BK Ogre
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Berzins, BK Ogre1.5 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.4 
 3. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 4. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 5. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 6. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 7. Niedra, BK Ogre0.9 
 8. Rozitis, Jurmala0.9 
 9. Zelionis, Ventspils0.8 
 10. Larson, Barons Riga0.8 
Player of the Week

 Jurijs Aleksejevs
  Jekabpils
  ( 202-C-112-85 )
  

 Roberts Mednis
  Buki/BJSS
  ( 205-C-98-89 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

LU Jan.22 Jekabpils 80%
Valka/Valga 51% Jan.21 Jurmala
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Second Stage)

RSU Jan.26 Jelgava 55%
Turiba 98% Jan.25 Gulbenes Buk
Ogre/Kumho T Jan.25 Kekava 82%
Marupe 91% Jan.25 Saldus
Madona 52% Jan.25 VEF skola
Valmiera/OR Jan.24 VeA 82%
Jekabpils I Jan.24 Riga/Ridzene 53%
VEF skola 96% Jan.23 BJBS Riga
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Group A
Fraport SKY 59% Jan.25 Ironi Nahari
Helios Jan.25 CEZ Nymburk 87%
Monaco 71% Jan.25 Aris
Bakken Jan.25 Banvit BK 93%
Group B
Avtodor Jan.24 Le Mans 52%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 64%
Khimik 52% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 59% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 83%
EWE Baskets 77% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 83%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 60% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 60% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 69%
Group E
AEK Athens 82% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 58%
Spirou 65% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Valmiera 95% Jan.21 COR-Borisfe
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

Avtodor 73% Jan.22 Tsmoki-Minsk
Enisey Jan.22 Lokomotiv 81%
Kalev/Cramo Jan.22 Khimky 87%
Astana Jan.22 Zenit 57%
N.Novgorod Jan.21 VEF Riga 57%
Davis Bertans selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Nov 15, 2012


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We bring you last week's top performances from Latvians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Serbia. He could not help Partizan (6-2) in their last game. Despite Bertans' very good performance Partizan lost 78-92 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#4) Zvezda. He was the top scorer with 23 points in 26 minutes on the court. It was Partizan's first loss after four consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Bertans' first year with the team. This season Bertans averages: 7.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 3FGP: 46.2%(12-26) and FT: 75.0% in the eight games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in VTB United League). Strelnieks contributed to a Spartak St.Petersburg's victory against the eighth-ranked Azovmash (1-4) 81-76 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He scored 9 points and added 3 assists. Spartak St.Petersburg (5-0) is placed first in group A. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Strelnieks' overall stats this year are: 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 41.7%, 3FGP: 29.4%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Estonia). Laksa led BC Rakvere to a victory over the seventh-ranked TTU (2-3) 81-66 in the Estonian KML on Friday night. He was MVP of the game. Laksa scored 25 points in 35 minutes. BC Rakvere Tarvas (5-2) is placed second in the KML. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Laksa's first season with the team. Laksa is currently third on the list of top scorers with 16.6ppg. This year his other stats are: 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 49.1%, 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 70.4% in the seven games. Laksa played for the Latvian national team nine years ago.

Ernests Kalve
Ernests Kalve
   #4. Forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in EuroChallenge) helped his Hungarian team Szolnok win their game against the fourth-ranked Kormend (0-2) 96-92 in the EuroChallenge in Tuesday night's game. He scored 15 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (1-1) is placed second in group F. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kalve has relatively good stats this season: 11.0ppg and 6.0rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

Kaspars Cipruss
Kaspars Cipruss
   #5. Former international center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, currently plays in Baltic League) was the main contributor in Lietkabelis' victory against the fifth-ranked Jelgava (2-4) 87-80 in the Baltic League last Tuesday. Cipruss was the best player in that game. He scored 15 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 22 minutes. Panevezys Lietkabelis (4-1) is placed second in group B. Cipruss is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders with 9.0rpg. This year he also averages: 11.0ppg, 1.8apg and 1.2bpg in the five games. Cipruss used to play for the Latvian national team four years ago.

Kristaps Valters
Kristaps Valters
   #6. Guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in an Artland Dragons' victory against the league outsider LTi 46ers (1-7) 86-82 in the German BBL on Saturday night. He scored 18 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (5-3) is placed fifth in the BBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Valters' overall stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.1apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Latvian senior team three years ago.

Andris Biedrins
Andris Biedrins
   #7. Former international center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Golden State Warriors (4-4) in their game against the Denver Nuggets (4-4) in the NBA. Biedrins cannot count it as his best performance. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 19 minutes. The Golden State Warriors lost in a double overtime (!!!) 101-107 on the road to the Nuggets. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Biedrins has been at the team for nine years. This season Biedrins' overall stats are: 0.4ppg and 3.4rpg in the five games. He used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #8. An experienced swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maris Laksa. But that was another game of his team in Baltic League which we would like to mention. Umbrasko helped his Estonian team BC Rakvere win their game against the fourth-ranked Sakalai (2-3) crushing them 96-73. He scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. BC Rakvere Tarvas (3-3) is placed second in group C. This season Umbrasko has relatively solid stats: 13.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2008.

Rolands Freimanis
Rolands Freimanis
   #9. International power forward Rolands Freimanis (210-88, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA was not able to secure a victory for Sutor Montegranaro (2-5) in their last game. Despite Freimanis' very good performance Sutor Montegranaro lost 80-94 in Reggio Emilia to the higher-ranked (#7) Trenkwalder RE. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Freimanis also added 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. Freimanis has reliable stats this year: 12.4ppg and 3.6rpg in the five games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #10. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden) helped Norrkoping Dolphins win their game against the eighth-ranked LF Basket (4-6) 87-77 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. Jeromanovs recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Norrkoping Dolphins (7-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. Jeromanovs is ranked third on the list of the best passers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.3apg and 1.4spg. Jeromanovs is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia) helped Valga win their game against the league outsider Tln Kalev 68-58 in the Estonian KML in Tuesday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. Grafs averaged so far 12.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

   #12. Former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Raitis Grafs. However that was another game of his team in Estonian KML which brought him to that list. Cunda helped Valga win their game against one of league's weakest teams Hito/Johvi 71-59. He was the top player that evening. Cunda scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Cunda is ranked second on the list of the best passers in the league. This season he has very good stats: 12.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg. Cunda used to play for the Latvian U18 national team back in 2002.

   #13. International point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kaspars Cipruss and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Vecvagars helped his Lithuanian team Lietkabelis win their game against the fifth-ranked Jelgava 87-80. He scored 9 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 20 minutes. This year Vecvagars' total stats are: 5.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg in the five games. He is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. International shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Lietuvos rytas in their game against Besiktas in the Euroleague. Blums cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 73-67. Blums has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #15. Former U20 international forward Agnis Cavars (196-86, currently plays in Sweden) helped Sodertalje Kings win their game against one of league's weakest teams KFUM Jamtland crushing them 95-55 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. He recorded 10 points in only 8 minutes. Cavars has averaged so far 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg in the nine games. Worth to mention Cavars played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team six years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Latvian passport but never been selected to any of Latvian national teams:

   #1. Martins Berkis (198-F-85, agency: TSS Management, currently plays in Hungary) led Marso NYKK to a victory over the 11th-ranked Kormend (2-5) 97-80 in the Hungarian A Division last Thursday. He was the top player that evening. Berkis had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals in 28 minutes. Marso NYKK (3-4) is placed seventh in the A Division. Berkis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Rihards Sulcs (190-F-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the main contributor in a Bradford Dragons' victory against the league outsider Worthing Thunder (0-4) crushing them 95-67 in the British EBL D1 (second division) on Saturday night. Sulcs was the top player that evening. He scored 34 points (!!!), had 9 boards, passed 5 assists and added 5 steals. Bradford Dragons (3-0) is placed second in the EBL D1. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. Sulcs is the league's top scorer and also on the list of best passers (third place). This season he has very high stats. Sulcs averages: 21.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.3apg and 3.0spg.

   #3. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to a Horsens IC's victory against the league leader SISU (8-0) 81-69 in the Danish Ligaen on Sunday night. Sakne recorded 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Horsens IC (9-3) is placed third in the Ligaen. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Sakne has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg in the 11 games.

   #4. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) helped Dragons Rhoendorf win their game against the seventh-ranked TV 1862 Langen (3-4) 82-71 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 8 points. Dragons Rhoendorf (7-0) is placed first in Group South. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. Tukiss has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 2.1rpg.

   #5. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Duquesne to beat the Georgetown University. He scored only 4 points. The Duquesne was defeated 61-55 on the road by the Georgetown University. Abele has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 2.1rpg.   




Roberts
Mednis
Latvian LBL2 round 6 (Second Stage) best performance: Roberts Mednis - 2 days ago
Center Roberts Mednis (205-C-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Gulbenes Buki (they play in Places 1-1), receiving a Eurobasket.com LBL2 Player of the Week award for round 6 (Second Stage). The 27-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to as his team Gulbenes Buki maintains the 10th position in Latvian LBL2. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 9 games and recorded just one victory....   [read more]

Nauris
Metnieks
LBL2 Round 6 (Second Stage): RSU is defeated by Marupe in a derby game - 3 days ago
The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Riga: Marupe (#5) and RSU (#5). RSU was defeated at home 54-69 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Marupe. RSU managed to win second period 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded RSU 51-40 including 42 on the defensive glass. Forward Nauris Metnieks (196-86) had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 r...   [read more]

Jurijs
Aleksejevs
Aleksejevs' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
31-year old center Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Jekabpils and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18. He had a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed BK Ogre (#8, 6-10) with 18-point margin 87-69. Jekabpils maintains the 4th position in Latvian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Jekabpils will need more victories to impro...   [read more]


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