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LBL Standings
 1. BK Ogre 5-0 
 2. Ventspils 5-0 
 3. VEF Riga 2-1 
 4. Betsafe/Liepaja 1-2 
 5. Jurmala 1-2 
 6. Valka/Valga 1-2 
 7. LU 1-3 
 8. Valmiera 1-4 
 9. Jekabpils 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/19/2017
LBL2 Standings
Group A
 1. Jelgava 3-0 
 2. Kandava 2-1 
 3. Saldus 2-2 
 4. VeA 2-2 
 5. Limbazi 1-2 
 6. Riga/Ridzene 0-3 
Group B
 1. LU/BS Riga 3-1 
 2. ViA 3-1 
 3. VEF skola 2-1 
 4. Valkas SI 1-1 
 5. Gulbenes Buki 1-2 
 6. Livani 1-2 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 0-3 
Group C
 1. Kekava 3-0 
 2. RSU 2-1 
 3. Memele/Bauskas 2-1 
 4. Turiba 2-2 
 5. RTU 1-1 
 6. Madona 0-2 
 7. DSN/SB 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/20/2017
LBL3 Standings
Group A
 1. Carnikava 2-0 
 2. Salacgriva 2-0 
 3. Ezerzeme 1-1 
 4. Rugaju 1-1 
 5. BS Riga 0-2 
 6. Jekabpils II 0-2 
Group B
 1. Talsi 3-1 
 2. Saulkrasti 2-1 
 3. Daugavpils n. 1-0 
 4. Jaunpils 1-1 
 5. Jelgava II 0-2 
 6. Kraslava 0-2 
Group C
 1. Dartija 2-0 
 2. ViA 2 1-0 
 3. Darznieks/Cesis 1-1 
 4. Rujiena 1-1 
 5. Riga/Ridzene 0-1 
 6. Sigulda 0-2 
Last:10/21/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Betsafe/Liepaja 0-0 
 2. Jurmala 0-0 
 3. Parnu 0-0 
 4. Rapla 0-0 
 5. Siauliai 0-0 
 6. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 7. Vytautas 0-0 
Group B
 1. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 2. BK Ogre 0-0 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 0-0 
 4. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 5. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 6. TTU 0-0 
 7. Valmiera 0-0 
Last:10/13/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 3-0 
 2 Khimki 3-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Zenit 2-1 
 5 Avtodor 1-0 
 6 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 7 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 8 Astana 0-2 
 9 Enisey 0-2 
 10 Kalev/Cramo 0-2 
 11 Parma 0-2 
 12 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-2 
 13 VEF Riga 0-2 
Last:10/17/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Roberts FREIMANIS
  Valka/Va.
  (204-F/C-91)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Freimanis, Valka/Va.18.7 
 2. Poznaks, BK Ogre18.2 
 3. Iljins, Valmiera16.6 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.2 
 5. Birkans, LU15.8 
 6. Jaunzems, LU15.3 
 7. Karlis, Jurmala15.0 
 8. Eiduks, LU15.0 
 9. Jakovics, Ventspils14.8 
 10. Lasenbergs, Valka/Va.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jurijs ALEKSEJEVS
  Jekabpils
  (202-C-85)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils11.3 
 2. Freimanis, Valka/Va.9.7 
 3. Benjamin, Betsafe/.9.3 
 4. Iljins, Valmiera8.0 
 5. Labuckas, VEF Riga7.7 
 6. Strelnieks, Jurmala7.5 
 7. Raadik, Valka/Valga7.0 
 8. Mejeris, VEF Riga7.0 
 9. Hamilton, Ventspils6.8 
 10. Krestinin, Jurmala6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marcis VITOLS
  BK Ogre
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Vitols, BK Ogre7.2 
 2. Birkans, LU6.5 
 3. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.3 
 4. Sirsnins, BK Ogre5.0 
 5. Ubilla, Ventspils5.0 
 6. Scott, VEF Riga5.0 
 7. Leimanis, Betsafe/.4.0 
 8. Perez-K., VEF R.4.0 
 9. Lasenbergs, Valka/Va.4.0 
 10. Elksnis, Valmiera4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Blake HAMILTON
  Ventspils
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hamilton, Ventspils2.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga2.3 
 3. Jaunzems, LU2.3 
 4. Krestinin, Jurmala2.0 
 5. Bruzas, Valka/Valga2.0 
 6. Benjamin, Betsafe/.2.0 
 7. Magone, Jekabpils1.7 
 8. Leimanis, Betsafe/.1.7 
 9. Zebergs, BK Ogre1.6 
 10. Strelnieks, Jurmala1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilja GROMOVS
  VEF Riga
  (208-C-94)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Gromovs, VEF Riga1.3 
 2. Mezulis, LU1.0 
 3. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 4. Bruesewitz, Ventspils1.0 
 5. Saulitis, Jurmala1.0 
 6. Labuckas, VEF Riga0.7 
 7. Zvigurs, Jurmala0.7 
 8. Krestinin, Jurmala0.7 
 9. Sipolins, BK Ogre0.6 
 10. Antrops, BK Ogre0.6 

Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

VEF Riga 75% Oct.25 Valka/Valga
LU 76% Oct.22 Jekabpils
Betsafe/Liep Oct.21 Ventspils 86%
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

RTU Oct.27 Memele/Bausk 53%
ViA 63% Oct.27 VEF skola
Valkas SI Oct.26 LU/BS Riga 52%
RSU Oct.26 Kekava 70%
Ogre/Kumho T Oct.26 Livani 86%
Turiba 62% Oct.25 RTU
VeA 73% Oct.25 Limbazi
VEF skola 59% Oct.24 Valkas SI
Jelgava 99% Oct.24 Riga/Ridzene
Gulbenes Buk 50% Oct.21 Valkas SI
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
First Round Schedule
Siauliai 50% Oct.31 Betsafe/Liep
Parnu 50% Oct.31 Vytautas
TLU/Kalev 50% Oct.31 Barsy Atyrau
Tartu Ulikoo 50% Oct.29 Barsy Atyrau
P.Zvaigzdes 50% Oct.26 TLU/Kalev
TTU 50% Oct.26 Valmiera
Vytautas 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Jurmala 50% Oct.25 Betsafe/Liep
Rapla 50% Oct.24 Parnu
Siauliai 50% Oct.24 Tsmoki-Minsk
Tartu Ulikoo 50% Oct.24 BK Ogre
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Kalev/Cramo 57% Oct.23 Parma
Zenit 95% Oct.22 VEF Riga
Tsmoki-Minsk 57% Oct.22 Astana
CSKA 64% Oct.22 Avtodor
Lokomotiv 51% Oct.21 Unics
Enisey Oct.21 N.Novgorod 96%
Interview with Devin Taylor - Apr 10, 2015


POSTED BY:
SERAFIM KARAISKAKIS
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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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