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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%
Janis Blums selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 14, 2013


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


Janis Blums
Janis Blums
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in VTB United League). He was the major contributor in a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the eighth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (3-11) crushing them 95-73 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Blums scored 19 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes on the court. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (8-6) is placed fifth in group A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Blums' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 39.1%, 3FGP: 44.9% and FT: 86.8% in the 12 games he played so far. Blums 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). He managed to help Spartak St.Petersburg to win against the tenth-ranked Azovmash (2-12) 74-58 in the VTB United League last Sunday. Strelnieks scored 5 points and added 6 passes. Spartak St.Petersburg (10-3) is placed second in group A. This season Strelnieks averages: 6.1ppg, 1.2rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 39.5%, 3FGP: 37.1% and FT: 76.9%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Andris Biedrins
Andris Biedrins
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Biedrins could not help the Golden State Warriors (30-22) to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder (39-13). It was not his best game last Wednesday. Biedrins scored only 2 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 12 minutes. The Golden State Warriors were crushed 119-98 on the road by the Thunder. It was Golden State Warriors' fifth consecutive loss in a row. Biedrins has been at the team for nine years. This season his overall stats are: 0.5ppg, 3.1rpg and FT: 36.4% in the 41 games. Biedrins played for the Latvian national team four years ago.

Rihards Kuksiks
Rihards Kuksiks
   #4. Small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Eurocup) was not able to help Budivelnyk (3-2) in their game against Banvit BK (3-2) in the Eurocup. He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was his first game for Budivelnyk this season. But the second-placed Budivelnyk was defeated 94-85 in Balikesir by the leading Banvit BK in the group I of Eurocup. Kuksiks' team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And now that game is very crucial. Kuksiks is also Latvian national team player.

Armands Skele
Armands Skele
   #5. International guard Armands Skele (192-83, currently plays in VTB United League) faced previously mentioned Janis Blums in the VTB United League last game. Skele, who plays in Estonia was not able to secure a victory for Kalev/Cramo (3-11) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Kalev/Cramo (#8) was crushed 95-73 in Vilnius by the higher-ranked (#5) Lietuvos rytas in the group A of VTB United League. Skele was the second best scorer with 16 points in 25 minutes. It was Kalev/Cramo's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Skele's total stats are: 9.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.8apg in the eight games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Raitis Grafs
Raitis Grafs
   #6. Center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia), who plays in the Estonian KML couldn't help Valga (9-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Grafs' very good performance Valga was defeated 69-56 in Tallinn by the one of league's weakest teams Tln Kalev (#8). He recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds. This season Grafs has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.4apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Latvian senior team three years ago.

Mareks Mejeris
Mareks Mejeris
   #7. International forward Mareks Mejeris (208-91, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams CB Clavijo (7-10) in their last game. Despite Mejeris' very good performance CB Clavijo lost 72-79 in Coruna to the higher-ranked (#7) Leyma Basquet. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Mejeris also added 9 rebounds in 31 minutes. Mejeris has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 5.1rpg in the 17 games. He is also Latvian national team player.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #8. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan couldn't help Norrkoping Dolphins (20-2) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Jeromanovs' very good performance Norrkoping Dolphins was defeated 78-73 in Uppsala by the second-ranked Basket. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Jeromanovs also added 3 assists. Jeromanovs belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg. Jeromanovs plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Kaspars Kambala
Kaspars Kambala
   #9. An experienced former international center Kaspars Kambala (206-78, agency: Alti Sport, college: UNLV, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TB2L (second division) couldn't help Pi Koleji (6-15) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Pi Koleji was crushed 85-62 in Giresun by the much higher-ranked (#4) Yesilgiresun. Kambala had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 12 rebounds in 30 minutes. Kambala has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 22.3ppg, 12.0rpg and 1.3apg in the four games. Kambala used to play for the Latvian national team four years ago.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #10. Forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Baltic League), who plays in Estonia couldn't help BC Rakvere (3-2) in their last game. Despite Laksa's good performance BC Rakvere (#3) lost 79-88 in Utena to the leading Juventus in the group G of Baltic League. He scored 10 points in 31 minutes. Laksa's team will play only one more game in the Baltic League Top 16. And now that game is quite important. Laksa has reliable stats this year: 12.9ppg and 4.1rpg in the 15 games. He is a former international player as ten years ago he still played for the Latvian senior national team.

   #11. Former University international guard Martins Kravcenko (192-85, currently plays in Ukraine) led Mykolaiv to a victory against the closely-ranked Cherkasy 82-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Sunday night. Kravcenko scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Kravcenko has averaged so far 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Latvian university national team four years ago.

   #12. Former international 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 couldn't help BC Rakvere in their game against Juventus. He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Umbrasko scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team was defeated 88-79. Umbrasko's stats this season are: 12.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2008.

   #13. Former U20 international center Zintis Plivda (206-88, currently plays in Belarus), who plays in the Belarusian Premier League couldn't help Rubon (9-10) in their last game. Despite Plivda's good performance Rubon lost 69-77 at home to the lower-ranked (#4) Sozh Gomel. He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 12 rebounds in 25 minutes. Plivda's stats this year are: 12.1ppg and 9.4rpg in the seven games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team five years ago.

   #14. Former international center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to a BC Odessa's surprising victory against the third-ranked Mykolaiv 77-76 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Cipruss scored 5 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 3 blocks. Cipruss has averaged so far 5.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2bpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2008.

   #15. Former international forward Janis Porzingis (201-82, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) helped Palencia Baloncesto edge the ninth-ranked Lleida Basquet 75-74 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Porzingis scored 9 points in 24 minutes. Porzingis averaged so far 11.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.6spg in the five 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. Experienced Gary Gandel (203-G/F-80, currently plays in Israel) was the major contributor in a 1-point Hod Hasharon's victory against the closely-ranked Hapoel Afula (11-6) 81-80 in the Israeli National League (second division) in Tuesday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. Gandel also added 5 assists and 3 steals. Maccabi Hod Hasharon (13-4) is placed third in the National League. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Gandel has reliable stats this season: 12.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.8apg. He has a dual citizenship: Latvian and Israeli.

   #2. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to a 1-point Horsens IC's victory against the closely-ranked Naestved (12-12) 76-75 in the Danish Ligaen in Wednesday night's game. Sakne scored 10 points in 34 minutes. Horsens IC (18-6) is placed third in the Ligaen. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Sakne has averaged so far 4.1ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2apg in the 22 games he played so far.

   #3. Martins Provizors (202-C-87, currently plays in Ireland), who plays in the Irish Superleague could not help DCU Saints (7-9) in their last game. Despite Provizors' very good performance DCU Saints was edged 66-65 in a derby game by the league outsider (#8) UCD Marian. He had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 12 rebounds. Provizors also added 4 blocks in 30 minutes. It was DCU Saints' third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Provizors is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in DCU Saints' roster. He averaged so far 13.5ppg, 12.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.9bpg in the eight games.

   #4. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Dragons Rhoendorf in a victory against the seventh-ranked TV 1862 Langen (10-8) 64-52 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. Tukiss scored 5 points in 17 minutes. Dragons Rhoendorf (16-2) is placed first in Group South. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Tukiss has averaged so far 8.2ppg and 2.5rpg in the 16 games.

   #5. Ugis Promolds (190-G-88, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to help SISU (17-0) in their game against Bakken (18-5) 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 crushed 93-68 at home by the second-ranked Bakken. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Promolds has averaged so far 1.8ppg and 1.1rpg.

   #6. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Duquesne in their game against the The George Washington University in the NCAA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Abele recorded only 1 points. His team was crushed by 22 points 79-57. Abele has averaged so far 1.8ppg and 1.1rpg.   




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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