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LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 27-5 
 2. Valmiera 21-11 
 3. Jekabpils 18-14 
 4. Barons Riga 16-15 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 15-17 
 6. VEF Riga 14-4 
 7. Jurmala 13-19 
 8. BK Ogre 13-19 
 9. LU 5-26 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-15 
Full Standings
Last:4/17/2017
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
Last:3/20/2017
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Ezerzeme 10-4 
 2. Carnikava 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
Last:5/1/2017
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 
Last:1/25/2017
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 
Last:3/2/2017
VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 22-2 
 2. Zenit 21-3 
 3. Khimki 19-5 
 4. Lokomotiv 19-5 
 5. Unics 15-9 
 6. Enisey 13-11 
 7. VEF Riga 11-13 
 8. Astana 9-15 
 9. N.Novgorod 8-16 
 10. Avtodor 8-16 
 11. Kalev/Cramo 5-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 5-19 
 13. Parma 1-23 
Last:4/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.4 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera14.9 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.8 
 4. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.5 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.4 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.1 
 7. Blums, VEF Riga14.1 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.4 
 9. Fischer, Valmiera13.3 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Fischer, Valmiera8.7 
 2. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.4 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.7.3 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.2 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.6 
 9. Meiers, VEF Riga6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.7 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.4 
 9. Birkans, LU4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 5. Pitts, Valmiera1.5 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga1.4 
 8. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.4 
 9. Mitchell, Valmiera1.4 
 10. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Fischer, Valmiera1.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 3. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.2 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 6. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 9. Grazulis, Ventspils0.8 
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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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Davis Lejasmeiers (ex Sodertalje) joins Krosno - 15 hours ago
Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) agreed terms with 26-year old Latvian international guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-84kg-91). He moved there from Sodertalje Kings in Swedish Basketligan where he played this season. In 47 Basketligan games he had 10.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.0apg. Lejasmeiers helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Lejasmeiers also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where...   [read more]

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LBL Round 3 of Finals: VEF Riga one win away from the title - 1 day ago
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LBL Round 2 of Finals. VEF Riga earn second consecutive victory - 4 days ago
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LBL Round 1 of Finals. VEF Riga claim first victory - 5 days ago  
Dairis Bertans selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - 7 days ago  
Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Awards 2017 - 10 days ago  
LBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. VEF Riga and Ventspils reach Finals - 11 days ago  
LBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. VEF Riga and Ventspils inch closer to Finals - 13 days ago  
Jelgava capture LBL2 title - 16 days ago  
LBL2 Round 3 of Finals. Jelgava register second victory - 19 days ago  
LBL2 Round 2 of Finals. ViA beat Jelgava to even title series - 21 days ago  
LBL Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Barons Riga and Valmiera remain in title chase - 22 days ago  
LBL Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Barons Riga and Liepaja/Triobet post wins - 24 days ago  
LBL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Valmiera and Jekabpils post wins - 27 days ago  
LBL2 Round 1 of Finals. Jelgava open win count - 27 days ago  
Anzejs Pasecniks selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - 28 days ago  
Baskonia could land Janis Timma - 28 days ago  
LBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Wins for Liepaja/Triobet and Barons Riga - 30 days ago  
SC Memele celebrate LBL3 title - 30 days ago  
LBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Wins for Valmiera and Jekabpils - 1 month ago  
LBL2 Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Jelgava beat Turiba, advance into Finals - 1 month ago  
Janis Strelnieks selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
LBL2 Round 2 of Semi-Finals. ViA advance into Finals - 1 month ago  
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