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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 23-2 
 2. Valmiera 18-9 
 3. Jekabpils 15-12 
 4. VEF Riga 12-4 
 5. Barons Riga 12-12 
 6. Liepaja/Triobet 12-15 
 7. Jurmala 11-16 
 8. BK Ogre 11-16 
 9. LU 5-22 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-14 
Full Standings
LBL2 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Kekava 21-1 
 2. Turiba 19-3 
 3. Jelgava 18-4 
 4. ViA 16-6 
 5. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 11-11 
 6. RSU 10-12 
 7. Marupe 10-12 
 8. Limbazi 6-16 
 9. RTU 6-16 
 10. Saldus 6-16 
 11. Livani 5-17 
 12. Gulbenes Buki 4-18 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 14-2 
 2. LU/BS Riga 13-3 
 3. DSN/SB 11-5 
 4. Madona 11-5 
 5. VEF skola 10-6 
 6. Valmiera/ORDO-2 7-9 
 7. Jekabpils II 3-13 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 2-14 
 9. BJBS Riga 1-15 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Carnikava 10-4 
 2. Ezerzeme 10-4 
 3. Jaunpils 8-6 
 4. Dartija 7-7 
 5. Salacgriva 7-7 
 6. ViA 2 7-7 
 7. Memele/Bauskas 6-8 
 8. Pardaugava/Tur. 1-13 
Places 9-16
 1. Kraslava 11-3 
 2. Daugavpils n. 11-3 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 10-4 
 4. Rujiena 8-6 
 5. Rugaju 5-9 
 6. BJBS Riga 5-9 
 7. Saulkrasti 5-9 
 8. Aluksne 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 18-2 
 2 Zenit 17-3 
 3 Khimky 16-3 
 4 Lokomotiv 13-4 
 5 Unics 12-8 
 6 VEF Riga 9-9 
 7 Enisey 9-10 
 8 Astana 9-11 
 9 Avtodor 6-12 
 10 N.Novgorod 6-14 
 11 Kalev/Cramo 5-15 
 12 Tsmoki-Minsk 4-15 
 13 Parma 0-18 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Barons Riga
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.4 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera15.4 
 3. Griffin, Liepaja/.15.3 
 4. Jogela, Barons Riga14.8 
 5. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.4 
 6. Blums, VEF Riga14.3 
 7. Laksa, Valmiera14.0 
 8. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.7 
 9. Sirsnins, Jekabpils13.6 
 10. Kaufmanis, Valmiera13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
  Barons Riga
  Avg: 9
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga9.0 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.8.2 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.1 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.7 
 5. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.7 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.4 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera7.0 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.1 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.4 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 4. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga4.8 
 8. Vitols, BK Ogre4.7 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Dargais, Barons R.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.5 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.8 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 4. Jakovics, Ventspils1.7 
 5. Richard, VEF Riga1.7 
 6. Larson, Barons Riga1.6 
 7. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 8. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
 10. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Devonta POLLARD
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.3 
 3. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 4. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.1 
 5. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.1 
 6. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 7. Iljins, Jurmala0.9 
 8. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 9. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.8 
Latvian men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 27 (Regular Season)

Jekabpils 63% Mar.25 Barons Riga
Ventspils 66% Mar.25 Valmiera
Barons Riga 72% Mar.25 Liepaja/Trio
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (1/8 Finals)

Jelgava 57% Mar.28 LU/BS Riga
Ogre/Kumho T 71% Mar.28 Gulbenes Buk
Limbazi Mar.28 RTU 55%
RSU 50% Mar.27 Livani
ViA 50% Mar.27 VeA
Marupe 61% Mar.25 Saldus
Turiba 96% Mar.25 BJBS Riga
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Finals)

3-4 Place
Kalev/Cramo 55% Mar.28 Tartu Ulikoo
Vytautas Mar.29 P.Zvaigzdes 98%
Next Round Schedule

Round 26 (Regular Season)

Khimky 57% Mar.27 CSKA
Unics 62% Mar.27 Avtodor
Parma Mar.26 N.Novgorod 72%
Kalev/Cramo Mar.26 VEF Riga 53%
Enisey 77% Mar.26 Tsmoki-Minsk
Lokomotiv Mar.25 Zenit 59%
Interview with Devin Taylor - Apr 10, 2015

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Devin Taylor
Devin Taylor (198-F-86, college: Slippery Rock) current player of BK Jekabpils (Latvia-LBL) gave an interview:

Why you decided to be a pro player.

Growing up I just told myself I wanted to play basketball for a living, it became a challenge. I also said I wanted to travel and see the world, places I've seen on television. I had a lot of doubters, but I used it as motivation. I had a rocky path to get here, it made me very humble and appreciative. I realize how fortunate I am to be where I am and to be doing what i'm doing. Meeting new people, seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and learning other languages.

There are many players without a job fighting for the same spots, how hard is to wait for your ideal offer and not take the first that comes up considering that the next one may not come soon?

You just have to understand it's what you love to do, and people want your job. You have to perform, be the right fit for certain teams or that team will look for other options. When it comes to ideal offers you have to put thought into it as well as sacrifice sometimes, because you may not get another opportunity. Patience is key.

Which was the best game you had in your career so far?

My best game in my opinion was this season in Baltic league play vs TTU, I was efficient with 18 points and 9 rebounds eff 29 and we won.

Tell us your strong point and your weakness in your game.

My strong point is offensive rebounding and rebounding in general from a small forward position I have a good feeling of where to be to collect some rebounds.

Weak point is using ball screens, because I played in the post majority of my career and now I made the transition to the perimeter, but im making good strides in becoming better coming off the ball screens, just comes with practice and experience.

Which player was the hardest opponent to play against?

Hardest player to play against would have to be my friend and fellow Slippery Rock Alum Denel Stephens who plays for T71 in Luxembourg, at 6'2 he plays inside as a big but defends 1-5 and is very athletic and quick, runs the floor exceptionally well. And just gets after it day in and day out.

Tell about the best teammates you had so far.

Best teammates is tough I have so many, I can't single them all out but my captain from my rookie season Nelson Delgado Etzella Ettelbruck in Luxembourg, he came in everyday and competed, was a good leader and was fun to be around. This season my captain here in Latvia for Jekabpils Rinalds Sirsnins, I can't think of a more dedicated guy to a team, fights and competes everyday even if it's just a game of knockout the guy wants to win. He has a winner's attitude and mentality that rubs off on other guys, and since I arrived in Latvia he's been helping me and teaching me a lot of things. He's a veteran guy and being this is only my second season professionally I look to him for a lot of things. Whether it's the game of basketball or just traveling because he's played abroad in Ukraine and a few other places. But overall all my teammates have been very supportive and great, I'm very appreciative.

Which coach you want to thank

It's hard to select one coach to thank, because he made you better player? I'd have to thank a few, my college coaches Kevin Reynolds, Ian Grady and Jareem Dowling, they always made me think bigger and pushed me to my limits. Taught me never to be satisfied or content. I give a lot of credit to them guys.

Role player in a big team or star in a smaller one?

I would rather be a role player on a big team because the way I play I am a team player and love team success, I enjoy getting guys involved and having good team chemistry.

Which is your favorite basketball shoe? Which one you wear now?

My favorite basketball shoe has been Michael Jordans for years, but this season I tried out the low and high top kobe Bryant's and I like how light and comfortable they are.

What plans you have for the future?

My plans for the future are to continue to get better every day, finish the season strong, head home and meet my newborn son and enjoy family time and also work out and get ready for next season, unsure of what the future holds. I don't think that far, I have to focus on what's happening now.

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American Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Valmiera and that's him to receive a Player of the Week award for round 26. The 27-year old playmaker had the game-high 24 points adding two rebounds and six assists for Valmiera in his team's victory, helping them to crush Barons Riga (#5, 12-12) with 18-point margin 80-62. Valmiera maintains the 2nd position in Latvian LBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lo...   [read more]

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Best players of Latvian LBL2 round 19 (Second Stage) - 3 days ago  
LBL2 Round 19 of Second Stage - 4 days ago  
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Kristaps Porzingis' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Latvians playing currently abroad: - 8 days ago  
LBL Round 25: Liepaja/Triobet defeat Jurmala in the closest game of the week - 8 days ago  
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Ventspils tab Todd O'Brien - 9 days ago  
D'or Fischer (ex Arecibo) agreed terms with Valmiera - 10 days ago  
Alex Gordon (ex Final Genclik) signs at VEF Riga - 11 days ago  
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Aleksejevs' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 18 days ago  
Kalnins' double-double lands him LBL2 (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - 18 days ago  
LBL Round 24: Ventspils beat VEF Riga by three after a very close game - 19 days ago  
LBL2 Round 17 (Second Stage): Derby game ends with RSU's defeat of Marupe - 19 days ago  
Best players of Latvian LBL2 round 16 (Second Stage) - 21 days ago  
Anzejs Pasecniks selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - 22 days ago  
LBL2 Round 16 (Second Stage): BJBS Riga win their first game - 22 days ago  
Magone comes back to BK Ogre - 24 days ago  
VEF Riga tabs Gints Antrops - 24 days ago  
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