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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 11-1 
 2. Jurmala 8-5 
 3. VEF Riga 6-0 
 4. Jekabpils 5-5 
 5. Barons Riga 5-6 
 6. Valmiera 5-7 
 7. BK Ogre 4-7 
 8. Liepaja/Triobet 4-8 
 9. Valka/Valga 3-4 
 10. LU 2-10 
Full Standings
Last:12/3/2016
LBL2 Standings
Group A
 1. Kekava 11-0 
 2. Jelgava 9-2 
 3. Limbazi 7-3 
 4. Saldus 5-5 
 5. VeA 2-8 
 6. VEF skola 1-9 
 7. Riga/Ridzene 0-8 
Group B
 1. RSU 9-1 
 2. ViA 9-2 
 3. RTU 6-5 
 4. Buki/BJSS 4-6 
 5. LU/BS Riga 4-6 
 6. DSN/SB 2-7 
 7. Madona 1-9 
Group C
 1. Turiba 11-0 
 2. Marupe 7-3 
 3. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 6-4 
 4. Livani 5-5 
 5. Valmiera/ORDO-2 4-6 
 6. Jekabpils II 3-7 
 7. BJBS Riga 1-11 
Full Standings
Last:12/3/2016
LBL3 Standings
Group A
 1. ViA 2 8-0 
 2. Dartija 6-3 
 3. Daugavpils n. 4-3 
 4. Jaunpils 4-3 
 5. Pardaugava/Tur. 3-4 
 6. Rugaju 3-4 
 7. Rujiena 2-5 
 8. Aluksne 0-8 
Group B
 1. Memele/Bauskas 6-2 
 2. Salacgriva 6-2 
 3. Carnikava 6-3 
 4. Darznieks/Cesis 6-4 
 5. Ezerzeme 4-3 
 6. Kraslava 4-3 
 7. Saulkrasti 1-7 
 8. BJBS Riga 0-9 
Last:11/18/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 6-1 
 2 Monaco 6-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 4-3 
 4 Aris 4-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-4 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-4 
 7 Helios 1-6 
 8 Bakken 1-6 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-1 
 2 Umana VE 5-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 4-3 
 4 Avtodor 3-4 
 5 Oradea 3-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-4 
 7 Kataja Basket 3-4 
 8 Khimik 1-6 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 6-1 
 2 ASVEL 5-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 4-3 
 4 Ventspils 3-4 
 5 PAOK 3-4 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-4 
 7 Usak 2-5 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-5 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 5-2 
 2 Scandone AV 5-2 
 3 Juventus 5-2 
 4 Strasbourg 4-3 
 5 Oostende 3-4 
 6 Cibona 2-5 
 7 Mega Leks 2-5 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-5 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 6-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-2 
 3 AEK Athens 4-3 
 4 Banco di Srd 3-4 
 5 Spirou 3-4 
 6 Partizan 3-4 
 7 Stelmet ZG 3-4 
 8 Szolnok 1-6 
Last:11/30/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 4-2 
 2 Rapla 4-2 
 3 Nevezis 4-2 
 4 Liepaja/Triobet 3-3 
 5 Jurmala 2-4 
 6 Parnu 1-5 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 6-1 
 2 Jekabpils 5-2 
 3 BK Ogre 4-2 
 4 Valmiera 4-2 
 5 TTU 2-5 
 6 Tarvas 2-5 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-6 
Last:12/1/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 7-1 
 2 Unics 7-1 
 3 Khimky 6-1 
 4 Zenit 6-1 
 5 Lokomotiv 6-2 
 6 Astana 5-3 
 7 VEF Riga 4-4 
 8 Enisey 4-5 
 9 Tsmoki-Minsk 3-6 
 10 Kalev/Cramo 2-6 
 11 Avtodor 1-7 
 12 N.Novgorod 1-7 
 13 Parma 0-8 
Last:12/4/2016
Points Per Game
 Janis KAUFMANIS
  
  (186-PG-89)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.9 
 2. Blums, VEF Riga16.2 
 3. Jogela, Barons Riga15.8 
 4. Geks, Barons Riga15.1 
 5. Laksa, Valmiera15.0 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.14.6 
 7. Saage, Valka/Valga14.3 
 8. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.14.2 
 9. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.2 
 10. Pinete, Jurmala13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.8 
 2. Strelnieks, Jurmala7.6 
 3. Krestinin, Barons7.5 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala7.4 
 5. Jonats, Valmiera6.7 
 6. Selakovs, Jekabpils6.6 
 7. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.6.6 
 8. Zakis, Ventspils6.4 
 9. Meiers, VEF Riga6.3 
 10. Blaus, Valmiera6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Sirsnins, Jekabpils7.5 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.7.0 
 3. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.5 
 4. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.5 
 5. Vitols, BK Ogre5.3 
 6. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 7. Dargais, Barons R.4.5 
 8. Pitts, Valmiera4.4 
 9. McMullan, Liepaja/.4.4 
 10. Skele, Ventspils4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Sirsnins, Jekabpils2.2 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.7 
 3. Leimanis, Ventspils1.7 
 4. Saage, Valka/Valga1.6 
 5. Krestinin, Barons1.6 
 6. Jogela, Barons Riga1.6 
 7. Richard, VEF Riga1.5 
 8. Meiers, VEF Riga1.5 
 9. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Berzins, BK Ogre1.5 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.4 
 3. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 4. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.3 
 5. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 6. Rozitis, Jurmala1.1 
 7. Iljins, Jurmala0.9 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 9. Niedra, BK Ogre0.8 
 10. Rubenis, LU0.8 
Player of the week
Round: 12

 Davis Rozitis
  Liepaja/Triobet
  (215-C-109)
  
Round: 9

 Edgars Krumins
  Jelgava
  (194-G/F-105)
  
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Barons Riga Dec.11 Jurmala 59%
Ventspils 91% Dec.10 LU
Valmiera Dec.10 Jekabpils 58%
VEF Riga 83% Dec.7 Valka/Valga
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Turiba 94% Dec.14 Jekabpils I
Buki/BJSS 62% Dec.10 DSN/SB
Marupe 70% Dec.10 Valmiera/OR
ViA 73% Dec.9 RTU
Livani 79% Dec.9 BJBS Riga
Saldus 93% Dec.9 Riga/Ridzene
RSU 97% Dec.8 Madona
Buki/BJSS Dec.7 LU/BS Riga 55%
Marupe 69% Dec.7 Livani
Riga/Ridzene Dec.7 VeA 66%
VEF skola 79% Dec.6 Riga/Ridzene
Jelgava 74% Dec.6 Saldus
Kekava 69% Dec.6 Limbazi
Jekabpils I Dec.6 Ogre/Kumho T 67%
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Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Aris 77% Dec.7 Helios
Banvit BK 75% Dec.7 Ironi Nahari
CEZ Nymburk 88% Dec.6 Bakken
Fraport SKY Dec.6 Monaco 74%
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Avtodor 67% Dec.7 Khimik
Macc.Rishon 57% Dec.6 Kataja Bsk
Umana VE 51% Dec.6 Le Mans
Pinar Karsiy 55% Dec.6 Oradea
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EWE Baskets 63% Dec.7 Ventspils
Neptunas 81% Dec.6 Usak
PAOK 71% Dec.6 Rosa Radom
ASVEL 83% Dec.6 Openjobmetis
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Iberostar Te 81% Dec.7 Cibona
Oostende 73% Dec.6 Mornar Bar
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Stelmet ZG 56% Dec.7 Banco di Srd
Szolnok Dec.7 AEK Athens 83%
Besiktas 78% Dec.7 Spirou
Partizan Dec.6 Ludwigsburg 66%
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Jekabpils 94% Dec.8 COR-Borisfe
Liepaja/Trio 96% Dec.8 Barsy Atyrau
TTU Dec.7 Tarvas 56%
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Nevezis 97% Dec.6 Barsy Atyrau
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CSKA 90% Dec.11 VEF Riga
Zenit 55% Dec.11 Unics
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Avtodor Dec.10 Kalev/Cramo 53%
Astana Dec.10 Lokomotiv 53%
Janis Strelnieks selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 7, 2013


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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.


Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Eurocup). He led his Russian team Spartak St.Petersburg to a victory against the leader Budivelnyk (4-2) 83-72 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Strelnieks recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in 35 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group K. Spartak St.Petersburg (3-3) is placed second. This year Strelnieks averages: 6.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 56.8%(21-37), 3FGP: 23.4% and FT: 77.8% in the 13 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Adriatic League). Bertans was the major contributor in Partizan's victory against the eighth-ranked Cedevita (12-11) 77-76 in the Adriatic League last Sunday. He scored 18 points. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (14-9) is placed fourth in the Adriatic League. There are only three games left until the end of the Adriatic League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Bertans' overall stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 48.2%, 3FGP: 45.5%(45-99) and FT: 75.0%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Blums
Janis Blums
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Lithuania. Blums could not help Lietuvos rytas (8-8) in their last game. Despite his good performance the sixth-placed Lietuvos rytas lost 79-88 at home to the leading Khimky in the group A of VTB United League. Blums recorded 11 points in a mere 16 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Blums' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.1apg, 3FGP: 42.7% and FT: 87.2% in the 14 games. Blums is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Rihards Kuksiks
Rihards Kuksiks
   #4. Small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to help Budivelnyk (25-8) in their game against BC Odessa (13-20) in the Ukrainian Superleague. He scored 9 points and blocked 2 blocks. But the league leader Budivelnyk was edged 87-85 on their home court in Kyiv by the much lower-ranked BC Odessa (#11). They ended the series of seven consecutive victories. Kuksiks' overall stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.6apg. He is also Latvian national team player.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #5. An experienced former international swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Baltic League) was not able to secure a victory for BC Rakvere (4-2) in their game against Rudupis (5-1) in the Baltic League, despite his very good performance last Tuesday. Umbrasko recorded 17 points in 28 minutes. But BC Rakvere (#2) was crushed 108-72 on the road by the leading Rudupis in the group G of Baltic League. This year Umbrasko has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg in the 17 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team five years ago.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #6. Forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Juris Umbrasko. But that was another game of his team in Estonian KML which we would like to mention. Laksa led BC Rakvere to a victory over the closely-ranked TTU (12-10) 70-65. He was MVP of the game. Laksa scored 15 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Rakvere Tarvas (19-6) is placed first in the KML. Laksa is the league's top scorer. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Laksa averages: 16.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Latvian senior team ten years ago.

Mareks Jurevicus
Mareks Jurevicus
   #7. Former international swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Prima Veroli (7-13) in their game against Givova Scafati (11-9) in the Italian Lega2 (second division), despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. Jurevicus was the second best scorer with 23 points. He also added 8 rebounds in 36 minutes. But Prima Veroli lost 84-88 on their home court in Veroli to the much higher-ranked (#5) Givova Scafati. Jurevicus has reliable stats this year: 14.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg in the 20 games. He used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #8. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Norrkoping Dolphins (3-2) in their game against White Eagles (6-26) in the Swedish Basketligan. Despite his very good performance last Friday Jeromanovs was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 3 assists and 4 steals. Jeromanovs' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Jeromanovs averaged so far 12.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Armands Skele
Armands Skele
   #9. International guard Armands Skele (192-83, currently plays in Baltic League) contributed to an easy victory against the leader Pieno Zvaigzdes (4-2) 71-54 in the Baltic League on Thursday night. Skele recorded 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 26 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group F. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (5-1) is placed second. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This year Skele's overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.3apg and 2.0spg in the seven games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Kristaps Valters
Kristaps Valters
   #10. Guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's surprising victory against the ninth-ranked FIATC Joventut (11-12) 92-86 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Valters scored 13 points and added 4 assists. Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (7-16) is placed 16th in the ACB. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Valters' total stats this season are: 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.9apg. He is a former international player as four years ago he still played for the Latvian senior national team.

   #11. Former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, currently plays in Estonia) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Valga in their game against Rapla in the Estonian KML, despite his very good performance last Saturday. Cunda was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 9 rebounds and dished 4 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in 36 minutes. But his team lost 71-83. Cunda is ranked sixth on the list of the best passers in the league with 3.6apg. This year he also averages: 11.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.4spg in the 23 games. Cunda used to play for the Latvian U18 national team eleven years ago.

   #12. Former international center Kaspars Kambala (206-78, agency: Alti Sport, college: UNLV, currently plays in Turkey) was the main contributor in a Pi Koleji's shocking victory against the third-ranked Maliye Milli 83-75 in a derby game in the Turkish TB2L (second division) on Friday night. He was the best player in that game. Kambala scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. This season he has very high stats. Kambala averages: 21.3ppg and 11.9rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.

   #13. International forward Mareks Mejeris (208-91, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain) helped CB Clavijo win their game against the 11th-ranked Caceres Basket 70-57 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. Mejeris was the top player that evening. He scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. This year Mejeris' total stats are: 9.1ppg and 5.4rpg in the 20 games. He is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Edgars Cunda and both played together in the last Estonian KML game. Grafs couldn't help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Valga in their game against Rapla. Despite his very good performance last Saturday He scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Grafs averaged so far 11.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

   #15. International point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Lithuania) couldn't help Lietkabelis in their game against Rudupis in the Lithuanian LKL, despite his good performance on Saturday night. Vecvagars recorded 10 points in 15 minutes. But his team was crushed by 23 points 100-77. He has averaged so far 6.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.7apg in the 15 games. Vecvagars is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.


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), who plays in the Israeli National League (second division) could not help Hod Hasharon (15-5) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Hod Hasharon was defeated 86-79 at home by the lower-ranked Elitzur Yavne (#5). Gandel was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 4 passes. Gandel averaged so far 11.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. He has a dual citizenship: Latvian and Israeli.

   #2. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Dragons Rhoendorf (18-3) in their game against Bayer Giants (13-8) in the German ProB (third division). Tukiss scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Dragons Rhoendorf was defeated 81-74 on the road by the lower-ranked Bayer Giants (#3) in the Group South. It was Dragons Rhoendorf's first loss after four consecutive victories. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Tukiss has averaged so far 8.7ppg and 2.7rpg.

   #3. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Duquesne (1-13) in their game against the University of North Carolina - Charlotte (7-8) in the NCAA. He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. The Duquesne was edged in an overtime 89-87 on their home court in Pittsburgh, PA by the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. It was Duquesne's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Abele's team will play only one more game in the NCAA Regular Season. Abele has averaged so far 8.7ppg and 2.7rpg in the 19 games he played so far.
  




Aigars Skele
LBL Round 13: No surprise as #1 Ventspils defeat Valmiera - 10 hours ago

Host teams show no mercy winning all games. LBL top team - Ventspils (11-1) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Valmiera (5-7) 81-75. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-12. But Valmiera won second period 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ventspils made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. The former international forward Aigars Skele (192-92) stepped u...   [read more]

Malcolm
Griffin
Liepaja/Triobet adds Griffin to their roster, ex ASS Sale - 1 day ago

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-95kg-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex). He started the season at ASS Sale in Moroccan D1 league. The last season Griffin played at FUS Rabat (also in D1). He helped them to make it to the Moroccan Throne Cup Semifinals. Griffin played in the final of Arab Club Championships. He has played previously professionally in MPBA (Champaign Swarm). Griffin attended Fresno Pacific University un...   [read more]

Edgars
Krumins
Krumins' double-double lands him LBL2 Player of the Week award - 1 day ago

30-year old swingman Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Jelgava and receives a Eurobasket.com LBL2 Player of the Week award for round 9. He had a double-double of 39 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat VeA (#5, 2-8) 88-75. Jelgava maintains the 2nd position in their group in Latvian LBL2. They are still close to the very top. Jelgava would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 9-...   [read more]


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