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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 5-3 
 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 1-4 
 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 8-3 
 4 Jurmala 5-6 
 5 Liepaja/Triobet 4-7 
 6 Parnu 3-9 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 1-8 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 10-1 
 2 Valmiera 8-2 
 3 Jekabpils 7-4 
 4 BK Ogre 5-6 
 5 TTU 4-6 
 6 Tarvas 3-8 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-10 
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 54%
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 - Dec 27, 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 Adriatic League). He led his Serbian team Partizan to a victory against the 12th-ranked Krka (5-10) 66-58 in the Adriatic League in Saturday night's game. Bertans scored 12 points in 27 minutes on the court. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (10-5) is placed third in the Adriatic League. This year Bertans averages: 8.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 3FGP: 45.5%(25-55) and FT: 71.4% in the 15 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Blums
Janis Blums
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in Lithuania), who plays in the Lithuanian LKL. Blums could not help Lietuvos rytas (4-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Lietuvos rytas was defeated 82-76 on the road by the leading Rudupis. Blums was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 4 assists. Blums' overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.5apg, 3FGP: 52.2%(12-23). He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

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 Russia). Strelnieks contributed to a 1-point Spartak St.Petersburg's victory against one of league's weakest teams BC Nizhny Novgorod (2-6) 68-67 in the Russian PBL on Sunday night. He recorded 8 points and added 4 passes in 15 minutes. Spartak St.Petersburg (6-3) is placed third in the PBL. This year Strelnieks averages only 4.3ppg, 3FGP: 58.3% in the six games. He is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #4. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden) led Norrkoping Dolphins to a victory over the seventh-ranked 08 Stockholm (9-8) 90-82 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. Jeromanovs was MVP of the game. He scored 20 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line). Norrkoping Dolphins (13-1) is placed first in the Basketligan. Jeromanovs has relatively good stats this season: 12.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg. He is also Latvian national team player.

Andris Biedrins
Andris Biedrins
   #5. Former international center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Golden State Warriors in a victory against the Charlotte Bobcats (7-21) 115-100 in the NBA last Friday. Biedrins recorded only 2 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in 13 minutes. The Golden State Warriors have a solid 19-10 record this season. It's Biedrins' ninth year with the team. This year his overall stats are: 0.6ppg and 3.3rpg in the 22 games. Biedrins used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

Kaspars Vecvagars
Kaspars Vecvagars
   #6. Point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to help Lietkabelis (5-5) in their game against Lietuvos rytas (4-2) in the Lithuanian LKL. Despite his good performance on Thursday night He scored 11 points. Vecvagars' total stats this season are: 6.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Martins Kravcenko
Martins Kravcenko
   #7. Former University international guard Martins Kravcenko (192-85, currently plays in Ukraine) was the major contributor in Mykolaiv's victory against the 12th-ranked Dnipro (6-15) 76-71 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Kravcenko scored 16 points in 26 minutes. MBC Mykolaiv (11-11) is placed seventh in the Superleague. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Kravcenko's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 6.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg in the 22 games. Kravcenko used to play for the Latvian university national team three years ago.

Kristaps Valters
Kristaps Valters
   #8. Guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's victory against the closely-ranked Cajasol (3-11) 82-78 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He scored 10 points and added 6 passes. Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (4-10) is placed 15th in the ACB. Valters has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.8apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.

Kaspars Cipruss
Kaspars Cipruss
   #9. Former international center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, currently plays in Lithuania) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kaspars Vecvagars and both played together in the last Lithuanian LKL game. Cipruss was not able to secure a victory for Lietkabelis (5-5) in their game against Lietuvos rytas (4-2). He scored 7 points. Lietkabelis was crushed 114-66 at home by the lower-ranked Lietuvos rytas (#8). Cipruss has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.5apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team four years ago.

Ivars Timermanis
Ivars Timermanis
   #10. Forward Ivars Timermanis (203-82, currently plays in Romania) helped Ploiesti win their game against the 12th-ranked Giurgiu (5-10) 91-84 in the Romanian Division A last Saturday. Timermanis scored 8 points in 21 minutes. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (11-3) is placed second in the Division A. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Timermanis has averaged so far 9.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg in the 14 games. He is a former international player as five years ago he still played for the Latvian senior national team.

   #11. International power forward Rolands Freimanis (210-88, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Sutor Montegranaro in their game against Cantu in the Italian SerieA. Freimanis scored 7 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. His team was crushed by 21 points 100-79. Freimanis has averaged so far 9.4ppg and 4.3rpg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. International forward Oto Osenieks (203-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Minnesota win their game against the Lafayette College crushing them 75-50 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Osenieks scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. Osenieks has averaged so far 9.4ppg and 4.3rpg in the 10 games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

   #13. Former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in Adriatic League) helped his Hungarian team Szolnok win their game against the closely-ranked Krka 72-69 in the Adriatic League last Wednesday. Kalve scored only 2 points. Kalve has averaged so far 8.1ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

   #14. International forward Mareks Mejeris (208-91, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help CB Clavijo in their game against Lobe Huesca in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Mejeris scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. His team was edged 66-63. Mejeris has averaged so far 7.3ppg and 4.4rpg in the 12 games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #15. International small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Spain) helped Lagun Aro GBC win their game against the sixth-ranked CAI Zaragoza 79-70 in the Spanish ACB in Wednesday night's game. Kuksiks recorded 6 points. Kuksiks has averaged so far 6.2ppg and 1.5rpg. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.


One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Latvian passport:

   #1. Martins Berkis (198-F-85, currently plays in Hungary) was the major contributor in a Marso NYKK's victory against the closely-ranked Szedeak (5-9) 95-78 in the Hungarian A Division on Wednesday night. Berkis recorded 21 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 34 minutes. Marso NYKK (5-9) is placed ninth in the A Division. Berkis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg in the 14 games he played so far.   




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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