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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 
Last:6/7/2016
LBL2 Standings
Places 1-10
 1. ViA 13-5 
 2. Saldus 12-6 
 3. Limbazi 11-7 
 4. Turiba 11-7 
 5. RSU 9-9 
 6. Pardaguava 9-9 
 7. VEF skola 8-10 
 8. Marupe 8-10 
 9. Livani 5-13 
 10. Jekabpils II 4-14 
Places 11-18
 1. DSN 11-3 
 2. BS Ogre 9-5 
 3. Jugla 9-5 
 4. Buki/BJSS 9-5 
 5. RTU 8-6 
 6. VeA 6-8 
 7. Valmiera/ORDO-2 3-11 
 8. BS Riga 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/20/2016
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-10
 1. Bauskas 14-4 
 2. ViA 2 14-4 
 3. Dartija 13-5 
 4. Darznieks/Cesis 11-7 
 5. Jaunpils 10-8 
 6. Saulkrasti 9-9 
 7. Daugavpils n. 8-10 
 8. Rujiena 6-12 
 9. Ezerzeme 4-14 
 10. Aluksne 1-17 
Places 11-19
 1. Carnikava 14-2 
 2. Limbazi 2 11-5 
 3. Kraslava 10-6 
 4. Rugaju 8-8 
 5. Madona 7-9 
 6. Riga/Ridzene 7-9 
 7. Riga/Ridzene-2 7-9 
 8. BJBS Riga 6-10 
 9. Pardaugava 6-10 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/27/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Lietkabelis 10-2 
 2 Valmiera 9-3 
 3 Rapla 7-5 
 4 TLU/Kalev 6-6 
 5 Nevezis 4-8 
 6 Barons Riga 4-8 
 7 Parnu 2-10 
Group B
 1 Vytautas 11-1 
 2 Liepaja/Triobet 8-4 
 3 Jekabpils 7-5 
 4 Tarvas 6-6 
 5 Jurmala 5-7 
 6 Barsy Atyrau 3-9 
 7 TTU 2-10 
Last:1/27/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimky 0-0 
 7. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 8. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 9. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 10. Parma 0-0 
 11. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12. Unics 0-0 
 13. VEF Riga 0-0 
 14. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/17/2016
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 

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First Round Schedule
Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Davis Bertans selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Dec 6, 2012


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Latvian players, who play currently abroad.


Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Serbian team Partizan to a 1-point victory over the closely-ranked Lietuvos rytas (1-7) 75-74 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Bertans was MVP of the game. He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (2-7) is placed fifth in group D. Bertans' team will play only one more game in the Euroleague Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Bertans' first season with the team. This year he averages: 6.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 23.5%, 3FGP: 46.7%(14-30) and FT: 62.5% in the nine games he played so far. Bertans is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Baltic League). He was the major contributor in a BC Rakvere's victory against the sixth-ranked Tln Kalev (1-7) 95-85 in the Baltic League last Saturday. Umbrasko scored 23 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. BC Rakvere Tarvas (5-3) is placed second in group C. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Baltic League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Umbrasko has relatively good stats this season: 14.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 39.7%. He played for the Latvian national team in 2008.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Eurocup). Strelnieks led his Russian team Spartak St.Petersburg to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Cibona (0-5) crushing them 93-60 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He scored 12 points in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Spartak St.Petersburg (5-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. They will play only one more game in the Eurocup Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. This year Strelnieks' overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 2.8apg, 2FGP: 66.7%, 3FGP: 27.3% in the five games. He is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Ernests Kalve
Ernests Kalve
   #4. Forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Hungary could not help Szolnok (2-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Kalve's very good performance the third-placed Szolnok was defeated 94-83 at home by the second-ranked Kormend in the group F of EuroChallenge. He was the second best scorer with 20 points. Kalve also added 7 rebounds. His team will play only one more game in the EuroChallenge Regular Season. And now that game is extremely important. This season Kalve has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg and 6.4rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #5. Former international forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Juris Umbrasko and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Laksa led his Estonian team BC Rakvere to a victory against the sixth-ranked Tln Kalev (1-7) 95-85. He scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 30 minutes. Laksa has reliable stats this year: 11.8ppg and 4.3rpg in the eight games. He used to play for the Latvian national team nine years ago.

Janis Blums
Janis Blums
   #6. Shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Lithuania was not able to help Lietuvos rytas (3-4) in their last game on Monday. Despite Blums' good performance Lietuvos rytas (#6) was defeated 80-69 on the road by the leading Khimky in the group A of VTB United League. He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Blums' total stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Kaspars Cipruss
Kaspars Cipruss
   #7. Former international center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, currently plays in Baltic League), who plays in Lithuania was not able to secure a victory for Lietkabelis (6-2) in their last game. Despite Cipruss' good performance Lietkabelis (#2) was crushed 99-69 in Tartu by the leading TU/Rock in the group B of Baltic League. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds in 21 minutes. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Baltic League Regular Season. Cipruss is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders with 8.3rpg. He also averaged so far 10.6ppg and 1.4apg in the eight games. Cipruss used to play for the Latvian national team four years ago.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #8. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Sweden couldn't help Norrkoping Dolphins (2-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Norrkoping Dolphins (#3) was defeated 67-62 in Sodertalje by the second-ranked Kings in the group C of EuroChallenge. Jeromanovs was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 5 rebounds. Jeromanovs' team will play only one more game in the EuroChallenge Regular Season. Jeromanovs averaged so far 12.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.0apg and 1.8spg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Kaspars Vecvagars
Kaspars Vecvagars
   #9. International point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kaspars Cipruss. But that was another game of his team in Baltic League which we would like to mention. Vecvagars contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Valga (1-7) 75-58. He recorded 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 24 minutes. Panevezys Lietkabelis (6-2) is placed second in group B. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Vecvagars' total stats are: 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg in the eight games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Mareks Jurevicus
Mareks Jurevicus
   #10. Swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85, currently plays in Italy) led Prima Veroli to a victory over the closely-ranked Fileni BPA Jesi (3-6) 69-64 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Jurevicus was the best player in that game. He scored 20 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Prima Veroli (3-6) is placed 11th in the Lega2. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Jurevicus has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.9spg. Jurevicus is international player as one years ago he still played for the Latvian senior national team.

   #11. Former international guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an overtime Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's victory against the tenth-ranked Blancos de Rueda 104-102 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday. He recorded 15 points in 24 minutes. It was his first game for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada this season. Valters used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

   #12. Former international center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Golden State Warriors to win against the Denver Nuggets 106-105 in the NBA on Thursday night. He scored only 2 points. Biedrins has averaged so far 0.6ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.

   #13. International guard Armands Skele (192-83, currently plays in Baltic League) contributed to Kalev/Cramo's victory against the fourth-ranked KK Parnu 73-60 in the Baltic League in Wednesday night's game. Skele scored 9 points, had 5 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 5 balls in 28 minutes. It was his first game for Kalev/Cramo this season. Skele is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia), who plays in the Estonian KML couldn't help Valga (5-6) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance Valga was edged 69-67 on their home court in Valga by the second-ranked BC Rakvere. Grafs was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Grafs averaged so far 12.1ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

   #15. Former international forward Ivars Timermanis (203-82, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Miercurea Ciuc crushing them 95-69 in the Romanian Division A on Friday night. Timermanis recorded 8 points and added 4 passes in 22 minutes. Timermanis has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.2apg in the 10 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team five years ago.


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

   #1. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) led Dragons Rhoendorf to a victory against the eighth-ranked Bayer Giants (5-5) 75-71 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. Tukiss recorded 11 points and blocked 2 shots. Dragons Rhoendorf (10-0) is placed first in Group South. So far his team won all ten games in the Regular Season. Tukiss averaged so far 11.1ppg and 2.9rpg.

   #2. Martins Berkis (198-F-85, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division could not help Marso NYKK (3-7) to beat Albacomp (8-2). He recorded 7 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 38 minutes. Marso NYKK was crushed 81-53 on the road by the second-ranked Albacomp. It was Marso NYKK's third consecutive loss in a row. Berkis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg in the 10 games he played so far.

   #3. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Duquesne's surprising victory against the University of Maine 87-73 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Abele scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The University of Duquesne has conference record this season. This year Abele has very high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg.

   #4. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) managed to help Horsens IC in a victory against the league outsider Aalborg (1-13) 85-71 in the Danish Ligaen in Wednesday night's game. Sakne scored only 4 points in 22 minutes. Horsens IC (10-4) is placed third in the Ligaen. Sakne has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg in the 13 games.
  




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Jeromanovs
Jeromanovs re-signs at Jurmala - 5 hours ago

Jurmalas Sports / Fenikss (LBL) confirmed in their roster 30-year old ex-international point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-85kg-86). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 39 LBL games he had 10.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.6apg and 1.8spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Domestic Players Team. Jeromanovs also played 14 games in Baltic League where he recorded 13.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.3apg (...   [read more]

Kaspars
Vecvagars
VEF Riga adds Vecvagars to their roster - 1 day ago

VEF Riga (LBL) added to their roster 23-year old Latvian international point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-83kg-93). He has played for the last three seasons at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 32 games he had 5.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.2apg last season. Vecvagars helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. Vecvagars also played 14 games in Euroleague where he recorded 3.4ppg and 1.1apg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was v...   [read more]

Kaspars
Vecvagars
Ronaldas Rutkauskas (ex Jekabpils) is a newcomer at Iraklis - 2 days ago

GS Iraklis Thessaloniki (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Latvian power forward Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-98kg-92). He played most recently at BK Jekabpils in Latvian LBL league. In 26 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 7.8rpg (#2 in the league) and 1   [read more]


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