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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 15-1 
 2. Valmiera 10-7 
 3. VEF Riga 9-2 
 4. Jekabpils 9-7 
 5. Jurmala 8-10 
 6. Barons Riga 7-8 
 7. Liepaja/Triobet 7-10 
 8. BK Ogre 6-10 
 9. Valka/Valga 3-6 
 10. LU 2-15 
Full Standings
Last:1/14/2017
LBL2 Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Kekava 11-0 
 2. Turiba 11-0 
 3. ViA 9-2 
 4. Jelgava 8-4 
 5. Marupe 8-5 
 6. RSU 7-5 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 5-5 
 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 0-4 
 9. BJBS Riga 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:1/17/2017
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 9-3 
 2 Umana VE 8-4 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 7-5 
 4 Kataja Basket 6-6 
 5 Avtodor 5-7 
 6 Oradea 5-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 5-7 
 8 Khimik 3-9 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 8-4 
 3 Neptunas 8-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-5 
 5 PAOK 6-6 
 6 Usak 4-8 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 3-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Juventus 8-5 
 4 Strasbourg 7-5 
 5 Cibona 5-7 
 6 Oostende 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 Partizan 8-4 
 3 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 4 AEK Athens 7-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 4-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-8 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/17/2017
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 9-2 
 2 Rapla 8-3 
 3 Nevezis 7-3 
 4 Jurmala 5-6 
 5 Liepaja/Triobet 4-6 
 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:1/18/2017
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
 Tauras JOGELA
  Barons Riga
  (202-PF-93)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Jogela, Barons Riga16.3 
 2. Laksa, Valmiera15.1 
 3. Blums, VEF Riga15.0 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmiera14.9 
 5. Geks, Barons Riga14.5 
 6. Saage, Valka/Valga14.3 
 7. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils13.3 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils13.1 
 9. Silavs, Valka/Valga13.1 
 10. Pitts, Valmiera12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Liepaja/.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.7.7 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala7.7 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.2 
 5. Strelnieks, Jurmala7.1 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.9 
 7. Jonats, Valmiera6.8 
 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. Larson, Barons Riga5.5 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.5 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Pitts, Valmiera4.9 
 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. Larson, Barons Riga2.3 
 3. Skele, VEF Riga2.3 
 4. Richard, VEF Riga2.0 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.8 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.8 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.1.7 
 8. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.7 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga1.6 
 10. Deane, Ventspils1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  BK Ogre
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Berzins, BK Ogre1.5 
 2. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 3. Grazulis, Ventspils1.4 
 4. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 5. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 6. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 7. Niedra, BK Ogre0.9 
 8. Rozitis, Jurmala0.9 
 9. Iljins, Jurmala0.8 
 10. Zelionis, Ventspils0.8 
Player of the Week

 Jurijs Aleksejevs
  Jekabpils
  (202-C-112)
  

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

Round 19 (Regular Season)

LU Jan.22 Jekabpils 85%
Valka/Valga 51% Jan.21 Jurmala
Valka/Valga Jan.18 Valmiera 67%
Jurmala 76% Jan.18 LU
Barons Riga Jan.18 Jekabpils 52%
Next Round Schedule

Round 7 (Second Stage)

LU/BS Riga Jan.21 VEF skola 53%
Valmiera/OR Jan.21 Madona 54%
Gulbenes Buk Jan.21 Ogre/Kumho T 83%
RTU Jan.20 Limbazi 62%
DSN/SB 88% Jan.19 Riga/Ridzene
Turiba 55% Jan.18 Kekava
Ogre/Kumho T Jan.18 Jelgava 53%
Marupe 53% Jan.18 ViA
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 70%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 58%
Khimik 50% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 75% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 73%
EWE Baskets 82% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 72%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 59% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 63% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 59%
Group E
AEK Athens 75% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 60%
Spirou 51% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Valmiera 95% Jan.21 COR-Borisfe
Rapla 90% Jan.19 Barsy Atyrau
TTU 91% Jan.19 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%
Janis Strelnieks selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 10, 2013


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


Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in VTB United League). He was the major contributor in a Spartak St.Petersburg's victory against the sixth-ranked Lietuvos rytas (5-5) crushing them 83-63 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Strelnieks recorded 16 points in 29 minutes on the court. Spartak St.Petersburg (7-2) is placed second in group A. This year Strelnieks averages: 5.6ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 33.3% in the nine 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 VTB United League) faced previously mentioned Janis Strelnieks in the VTB United League last game. Blums, who plays in Lithuania. He could not help Lietuvos rytas (5-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Blums' very good performance the sixth-placed Lietuvos rytas was badly defeated 83-63 at home by the second-ranked Spartak St.Petersburg in the group A of VTB United League. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Blums also added 3 passes. It's Blums' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 12.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 35.3%, 3FGP: 42.6% and FT: 87.1%. Blums is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Adriatic League). He contributed to Partizan's victory against the 11th-ranked Cibona (6-10) 74-68 in the Adriatic League on Saturday night. Bertans recorded 10 points in 23 minutes. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (11-5) is placed third in the Adriatic League. This year Bertans' overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 52.6%, 3FGP: 45.8%(27-59) and FT: 71.4% in the 16 games. He is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #4. Forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Baltic League) led his Estonian team BC Rakvere to a victory over the closely-ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (0-1) 93-75 in the Baltic League in Tuesday night's game. Laksa was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points. BC Rakvere Tarvas (1-0) is placed second in group G. This season Laksa has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg and 4.4rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2003.

Ernests Kalve
Ernests Kalve
   #5. Former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Hungary was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Szolnok (4-12) in their last game. Despite Kalve's very good performance the bottom-ranked Szolnok lost 69-75 on their home court in Szolnok to the one of league's weakest teams (#13) HKK Siroki WWin. He was the top scorer with 17 points in 27 minutes. This year Kalve's total stats are: 8.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1spg in the 16 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #6. An experienced swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maris Laksa and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Umbrasko contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (0-1) 93-75. He recorded 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Umbrasko has reliable stats this season: 13.9ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.5spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Latvian senior team five years ago.

Ivars Timermanis
Ivars Timermanis
   #7. Former international forward Ivars Timermanis (203-82, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams CS Farul Constanca (1-15) crushing them 97-67 in the Romanian Division A in Wednesday night's game. Timermanis recorded 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (12-4) is placed fourth in the Division A. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Timermanis' stats this year are: 10.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg in the 16 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team six years ago.

Kristaps Valters
Kristaps Valters
   #8. Guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to secure a victory for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (4-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Valters' good performance Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was defeated 79-74 on the road by the much higher-ranked CAI Zaragoza (#5). He recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Valters has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.

Kaspars Vecvagars
Kaspars Vecvagars
   #9. International point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Baltic League) couldn't help Lietkabelis (0-1) in their game against Ventspils (1-0) in the Baltic League. Vecvagars recorded 8 points and added 5 assists in 21 minutes. Lietkabelis (#4) lost 62-73 on their home court in Panevezys to the leading Ventspils in the group E of Baltic League. Vecvagars has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg in the 11 games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Aleksejs Rostovs
Aleksejs Rostovs
   #10. Center Aleksejs Rostovs (208-92, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the W.Kentucky (4-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Rostovs' very good performance the W.Kentucky (#15) was defeated 75-61 in Jonesboro, AR by the Arkansas State University. He scored 17 points. Rostovs has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg. He is a former U19 international player as two years ago he still played for the Latvian national team.

   #11. International point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Uppsala Basket 80-65 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. Jeromanovs scored 10 points and added 4 passes in 16 minutes. Jeromanovs averaged so far 12.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg in the 19 games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. International forward Oto Osenieks (203-90, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Northwestern University 69-51 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. Osenieks scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 15 minutes. Osenieks has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg in the 15 games. Osenieks is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

   #13. International guard Armands Skele (192-83, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to Kalev/Cramo's victory against the seventh-ranked KK Parnu 76-71 in the Estonian KML last Friday. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Skele has averaged so far 5.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7apg. He is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. Former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Tln Kalev crushing them 80-54 in the Estonian KML on Friday night. Cunda recorded 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes. Cunda is ranked seventh on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best passers (fourth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 11.4ppg, 6.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.5spg in the 13 games. Cunda used to play for the Latvian U18 national team back in 2002.

   #15. Former international swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Prima Veroli's victory against the closely-ranked Tezenis VE 69-64 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Jurevicus' stats this season are: 13.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team two 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, currently plays in Hungary) led Marso NYKK to a surprising victory over the second-ranked Kaposvari (11-4) 84-75 in the Hungarian A Division on Saturday night. Berkis was the best player in that game. He scored 20 points. Marso NYKK (6-9) is placed ninth in the A Division. Berkis has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg.

   #2. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Dragons Rhoendorf to win against the 12th-ranked TSV Troester (2-11) 72-66 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. Tukiss recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Dragons Rhoendorf (12-1) is placed first in Group South. Tukiss has averaged so far 9.9ppg and 2.8rpg.

   #3. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Duquesne (0-1) to beat the Fordham University (1-0). He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Abele scored only 2 points and blocked 3 shots in 11 minutes. The Duquesne lost 75-82 on the road to the Fordham University. Abele has averaged so far 9.9ppg and 2.8rpg in the 12 games he played so far.

   #4. Ugis Promolds (190-G-88, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to help SISU (13-0) in their game against Vaerlose (6-8) in the Danish Ligaen. He cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. Promolds scored only 2 points. The league leader SISU was edged 79-78 at home by the lower-ranked Vaerlose (#5). Promolds has averaged so far 1.4ppg and 1.3rpg.
  




Roberts
Mednis
Latvian LBL2 round 6 (Second Stage) best performance: Roberts Mednis - 1 day 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 - 2 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 - 2 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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