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LBL Standings
 1. Barons Riga 0-0 
 2. BK Ogre 0-0 
 3. Jekabpils 0-0 
 4. Jurmala 0-0 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 0-0 
 6. LU 0-0 
 7. Valka/Valga 0-0 
 8. Valmiera 0-0 
 9. VEF Riga 0-0 
 10. Ventspils 0-0 
Last:9/11/2017
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. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
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. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimki 0-0 
 7. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 8. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 9. Parma 0-0 
 10. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 11. Unics 0-0 
 12. VEF Riga 0-0 
 13. Zenit 0-0 
Last:8/12/2017
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 

First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 57% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 57% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 57% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 Kalev/Cramo
Groningen 57% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 57% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 57% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 57% Sep.19 Antwerp
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First Round Schedule
VEF Riga 55% Oct.9 Khimki
Zenit 57% Oct.8 Parma
Astana 53% Oct.8 CSKA
Kalev/Cramo 58% Oct.8 Lokomotiv
Enisey 54% Oct.6 CSKA
Unics 60% Oct.5 Zenit
Khimki 58% Oct.5 Tsmoki-Minsk
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Janis Timma selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 23, 2017


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


Janis Timma
Janis Timma
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Janis Timma (201-92, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Russian team Zenit to a victory against the league leader CSKA (15-2) 90-77 in the VTB United League in Thursday night's game. Timma scored 14 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 28 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Zenit Saint Petersburg (14-3) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Timma has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 61.4%(43-70), 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 83.3% in 16 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Zanis Peiners
Zanis Peiners
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Zanis Peiners (203-90, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Peiners contributed to PAOK's victory against the closely-ranked Partizan (8-6) 82-78 in the Basketball Champions League last Wednesday. He scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). PAOK Thessaloniki (7-7) is placed fourth in group C. It's Peiners' first season with the team. This year Peiners averages: 8.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 3FGP: 17.1% and FT: 77.8%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Germany). Strelnieks contributed to a Brose Baskets' victory against the tenth-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (9-12) 84-75 in the German BBL on Wednesday night. He recorded 12 points and added 3 passes in a mere 17 minutes. Brose Baskets Bamberg (20-1) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This year Strelnieks' overall stats are: 9.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 60.5%(26-43), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 79.3% in 17 games. He is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Ojars Silins
Ojars Silins
   #4. Power forward Ojars Silins (203-93, currently plays in Germany) helped Telekom Baskets win their game against the third-ranked s Oliver Baskets (11-5) 101-84 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Silins scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Telekom Baskets Bonn (12-8) is placed seventh in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Silins' total stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. He is also Latvian national team player.

Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
   #5. International power forward Kristaps Porzingis (221-95, currently plays in NBA) could not help the New York Knicks (23-34) in their last game. Despite Porzingis' good performance the New York Knicks (23-34) lost 105-116 on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 33 minutes. Porzingis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9bpg in 49 games. Porzingis plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Rolands Freimanis
Rolands Freimanis
   #6. Power forward Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) helped his Turkish team Usak Sportlif win their game against the seventh-ranked Oradea crushing them 108-82 in the FIBA Europe Cup on Wednesday night. He scored 10 points and blocked 2 shots. Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbolis placed third in group Q. This season Freimanis has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg and 3.0rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Sandis Silavs
Sandis Silavs
   #7. Former U20 international guard Sandis Silavs (194-88, currently plays in Estonia) was the major contributor in Valga's victory against the league outsider Noorteliiga (0-14) crushing them 108-53 in the Estonian Alexela KML in Tuesday night's game. Silavs scored 19 points and added 4 passes in 24 minutes. BC Valga-Valka/Maks&Moorits (6-13) is placed seventh in the Alexela KML. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. Silavs has reliable stats this year: 10.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.4apg in 19 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team nine years ago.

Ivars Rihards Zvigurs
Ivars Rihards Zvigurs
   #8. Small forward Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-95, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sandis Silavs and both played together in the last Estonian Alexela KML game. Zvigurs helped Valga win their game against the league outsider Noorteliiga (0-14) crushing them 108-53. He scored 12 points, had 5 boards, dished 6 assists and stole 3 balls. Zvigurs averaged so far 14.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team back in 2015.

Davis Lejasmeiers
Davis Lejasmeiers
   #9. International guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-91, currently plays in Sweden) helped Sodertalje Kings win their game against the league outsider Malbas (2-23) 89-72 in the Swedish Basketligan on Tuesday night. Lejasmeiers scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 26 minutes. Sodertalje Kings (16-7) is placed third in the Basketligan. Lejasmeiers' stats this year are: 10.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.3apg in 22 games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Klavs Cavars
Klavs Cavars
   #10. Center Klavs Cavars (205-96, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Pertevniyal (8-16) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Cavars' very good performance Pertevniyal was badly defeated 86-69 in Petkim by the much higher-ranked Socar (#3). He was the top scorer with 17 points. Cavars averaged so far 12.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He is U20 international player who is currently on the Latvian National Team roster.

   #11. International forward Davis Bertans (208-92, currently plays in NBA) managed to help San Antonio Spurs in a victory against the Orlando Magic crushing them 107-79 in the NBA last Wednesday. Bertans recorded 5 points in 16 minutes. This year Bertans' total stats are: 4.3ppg and 1.4rpg in 47 games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. An experienced former international guard Edmunds Gabrans (188-79, currently plays in Norway) was not able to secure a victory for Froya Basket (15-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Gabrans' very good performance Froya Basket was defeated 72-63 in Oslo by the lower-ranked Centrum (#4). He was the top scorer with 16 points. Gabrans also added 4 rebounds. Gabrans averaged so far 13.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.6apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2002.

   #13. Former U16 international small forward Rodions Kurucs (206-98, currently plays in Spain) helped Barca II win their game against the tenth-ranked Palma crushing them 86-63 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Sunday night's game. Kurucs scored 11 points in 20 minutes. Kurucs has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg in 17 games. He used to play for the Latvian U16 national team three years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international point guard Reno Silavs (180-91, currently plays in Norway) is a teammate of previously mentioned Edmunds Gabrans. But that was another game of his team in Norwegian BLNO which we would like to mention. Silavs helped Froya Basket win their game against the closely-ranked Nidaros Jets 84-67. He scored 12 points and added 6 assists in 31 minutes. Silavs averaged so far 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg in 21 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team back in 2011.

   #15. Former U20 international guard Kristaps Kanbergs (189-88, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sandis Silavs. He played also in the last Estonian Alexela KML game facing Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (above) in the other team. Kanbergs helped Valga win their game against the league outsider Noorteliiga crushing them 108-53. He scored only 3 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Kanbergs has averaged so far 8.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team nine years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Latvian passport but never been selected to any of Latvian national teams:

   #1. Alvis Eglitis (195-F-85, currently plays in Norway) could not help Asker Aliens (12-13) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Eglitis' very good performance Asker Aliens was crushed 98-77 at home by the higher-ranked Centrum (#4). He recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 19 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Eglitis is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Asker Aliens' roster. Eglitis has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.

   #2. Martins Provizors (202-C-87, currently plays in Ireland) was not able to help DCU Saints (6-12) in their last game. Despite Provizors' very good performance DCU Saints was badly defeated 85-69 in a derby game by the second-ranked Swords Thunder. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 24 rebounds. Provizors also added 2 blocks in only a mere 7 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Provizors has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 16.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4bpg in 16 games he played so far.

   #3. Arkadijs Makarenko (194-F, currently plays in Ireland) is a teammate of previously mentioned Martins Provizors and both played together in the last Irish Super League game. Makarenko was not able to secure a victory for DCU Saints (6-12) in their game against Swords Thunder (16-2). He recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. DCU Saints was badly defeated 85-69 in a derby game by the second-ranked Swords Thunder. Makarenko is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in DCU Saints' roster. Makarenko has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1bpg and 1.9spg.

   #4. Aksels Skaistlauks (195-SG-97, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Tuebingen II (7-13) in their game against Karlsruhe SC (13-7) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Skaistlauks scored only 2 points and added 3 assists in 20 minutes. The 11th-placed Tuebingen II (7-13) was badly defeated 87-70 on their home court in Tuebingen by the higher-ranked (#6) Karlsruhe SC in the South-West group. It was Tuebingen II's third consecutive loss in a row. Skaistlauks has averaged so far 5.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.1apg in 19 games.   




Anrijs Miska
Anrijs Miska (ex Viten Fuen.) joins Valmiera - 6 hours ago
Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) agreed terms with Latvian forward Anrijs Miska (203). He played last season at Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada in Spanish EBA league. In 16 games he had just 2.3ppg and 1.5rpg. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention in 2017. The previous (15-16) season Miska was tested by Real Madrid (Spain) in Spanish league. Miska represented Latvia at the European Championships U18 in Slovakia this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.7ppg, 4....   [read more]

Rolands
Smits
Rolands Smits signs at FC Barcelona - 1 day ago
FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) landed 22-year old Latvian international power forward Rolands Smits (207-95). He was about to sign at Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa). Smits has played there for the last four years. The last season he played also at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada where in 32 Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.5ppg and 3.9rpg. Smits also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 9.4ppg and 2.8rpg. The other team he played that season for was Fuenlabrada. In 32 Liga Endesa games he recorded...   [read more]

Andris
Misters
VEF Riga tabs Andris Misters - 2 days ago
VEF Riga (LBL) inked 25-year old Latvian guard Andris Misters (196-91kg-92). He just graduated from Jacksonville (NCAA). Misters has played there for the last three years. In 26 games he averaged 4.5ppg and 1.7rpg last season. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Misters received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 2nd Team award back in 2008 at his college time. Misters represented Latvia at...   [read more]


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