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LKL Standings
 1. Lietkabelis 1-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 1-0 
 3. Zalgiris 1-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. Nevezis 0-0 
 6. Siauliai 0-0 
 7. Vytautas 0-0 
 8. Dzukija 0-1 
 9. Juventus 0-1 
 10. P.Zvaigzdes 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/21/2017
NKL Standings
 1. Delikatesas 0-0 
 2. Ereliai Mazeikiai 0-0 
 3. Ezerunas 0-0 
 4. Jonava 0-0 
 5. KTU 0-0 
 6. Neptunas-Akv. 0-0 
 7. Palanga 0-0 
 8. Perlas 0-0 
 9. Silute 0-0 
 10. Suduva-Mantinga 0-0 
 11. Taurages 0-0 
 12. Telsiai 0-0 
 13. Vytis 0-0 
 14. Zalgiris II 0-0 
Last:9/17/2017
RKL Standings
 1. Gargzdu 26-4 
 2. Taurages 23-7 
 3. Olimpas Ukm. 20-10 
 4. Omega-United 19-11 
 5. Olimpas Plunge 19-11 
 6. Vilniaus VKC 19-11 
 7. Klaipedos LCC 19-11 
 8. LSU-Atletas 15-15 
 9. Kretinga 14-16 
 10. Bangene 13-17 
 11. VDU Kauno 13-17 
 12. Akmenes 11-19 
 13. Grafu baldai 8-22 
 14. Suduva 2 8-22 
 15. Birzai 7-23 
 16. Neptunas-2 6-24 
Last:3/17/2017
Lower leagues Standings
KKML-A
 1. Sporto Manija 13-1 
 2. Kauno kolegija 12-2 
 3. UNITED 9-5 
 4. VDU-2 7-7 
 5. Basement 6-8 
 6. BalduSandelis.lt 4-10 
 7. SK Minbra 4-10 
 8. Perkunas-Vytrita 1-13 
SKL
 1. Kelme 13-2 
 2. Artiliux NMF 10-5 
 3. KA Saule 9-6 
 4. Solo-Eurogym 7-8 
 5. Zvalguva 6-9 
 6. A.Sireikos KA 0-15 
SKL-A
 1. SK Ferimsta 18-6 
 2. Tegra 16-8 
 3. VGTU 16-8 
 4. Oro navigacija 14-9 
 5. MRU 14-10 
 6. LEU-Sviesa 12-12 
 7. Sadolin 12-12 
 8. Stekas 12-12 
 9. Legionas 10-13 
 10. Volfas Engelman 10-14 
 11. VU 9-13 
 12. Zaibas 8-14 
 13. Vilniaus kolegija 2-22 
Last:4/16/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/6/2017
3 Standings
 1 AEK 0-0 
 2 Balkan 0-0 
 3 Beroe 0-0 
 4 BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5 Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 6 Boras 0-0 
 7 CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 8 Demir IBB 0-0 
 9 Dnipro 0-0 
 10 Falco KC 0-0 
 11 FC Porto 0-0 
 12 Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 13 Khimik 0-0 
 14 Kormend 0-0 
 15 KR 0-0 
 16 Le Portel 0-0 
 17 Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 18 Nevezis 0-0 
 19 Oradea 0-0 
 20 Parma 0-0 
 21 Rabotnicki 0-0 
 22 Rilski 0-0 
 23 Sodertalje 0-0 
 24 Spirou 0-0 
 25 Stal Ostrow 0-0 
 26 Steaua CSM 0-0 
 27 Szolnok 0-0 
 28 Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 29 Trabzonspor 0-0 
 30 Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:9/21/2017
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
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert CARTER
  Lietuvos.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 25
 1. Carter, Lietuvos.25.0 
 2. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.19.0 
 3. Echodas, Lietuvos.17.0 
 4. Tarolis, Lietkabelis16.0 
 5. Valinskas, Zalgiris16.0 
 6. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.16.0 
 7. Siksnius, Juventus16.0 
 8. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.15.0 
 9. Ireland, Juventus15.0 
 10. Harrow, P.Zvaigz.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donatas TAROLIS
  Lietkabelis
  (202-F-94)
  Avg: 7
 1. Tarolis, Lietkabelis7.0 
 2. Babrauskas, P.Zvaigz.7.0 
 3. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.7.0 
 4. Kupsas, Juventus7.0 
 5. Peterson, Lietuvos.7.0 
 6. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.7.0 
 7. Bobrov, P.Zvaigzdes6.0 
 8. Carter, Lietuvos.6.0 
 9. Petrileviciu., Dzuki.5.0 
 10. Selakovs, Dzukija5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  Lietkabelis
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Williams, Lietkabelis7.0 
 2. Ireland, Juventus7.0 
 3. Harrow, P.Zvaigz.7.0 
 4. Kramer, Lietuvos.6.0 
 5. Juskevicius, Lietkabe.5.0 
 6. Normantas, Lietuvos.5.0 
 7. Samenas, Juventus5.0 
 8. Ausejs, P.Zvaigzdes4.0 
 9. Petrileviciu., Dzuki.4.0 
 10. Baron, Lietuvos.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan HARROW
  P.Zvaigz.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Harrow, P.Zvaigz.3.0 
 2. Ireland, Juventus3.0 
 3. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.2.0 
 4. Lekunas, P.Zvaigz.2.0 
 5. Zalalis, Dzukija2.0 
 6. Jomantas, Lietuvos.2.0 
 7. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.2.0 
 8. Ausejs, P.Zvaigzdes2.0 
 9. Kavaliauskas, Zalgi.1.0 
 10. Milaknis, Zalgiris1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gytis MASIULIS
  Zalgiris
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 2
 1. Masiulis, Zalgiris2.0 
 2. Normantas, Lietuvos.1.0 
 3. Peterson, Lietuvos.1.0 
 4. Carter, Lietuvos.1.0 
 5. Selakovs, Dzukija1.0 
 6. Jankunas, Zalgiris1.0 
 7. Susinskas, Dzukija1.0 
 8. Milaknis, Zalgiris1.0 
 9. Toupane, Zalgiris1.0 
 10. Cepukaitis, Lietkabe.1.0 
Player of the Week

 Martynas Echodas
  Siauliai
  ( 206-C/F-97 )
  

 Aurelijus Pukelis
  Silute
  ( 205-C-94 )
  

Lithuanian Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Vytautas 56% Oct.1 Neptunas
Nevezis Oct.1 Zalgiris 96%
Lietkabelis 99% Oct.1 Siauliai
Lietuvos ryt 98% Sep.30 Dzukija
Neptunas Sep.28 Zalgiris 96%
Lietuvos ryt 55% Sep.27 Lietkabelis
Vytautas 57% Sep.27 Dzukija
Siauliai 58% Sep.26 Juventus
Zalgiris 98% Sep.25 P.Zvaigzdes
First Round Schedule
Palanga 50% Oct.7 Silute
Ereliai Maze 50% Oct.7 Telsiai
Delikatesas 50% Oct.7 Perlas
KTU 50% Oct.7 Vytis
Ezerunas 50% Oct.7 Neptunas-Akv
Taurages 50% Oct.7 Suduva-Manti
Suduva-Manti 50% Oct.6 Jonava
Taurages 50% Oct.6 Neptunas-Akv
Vytis 50% Oct.6 Ezerunas
Perlas 50% Oct.6 KTU
Telsiai 50% Oct.6 Delikatesas
Zalgiris II 50% Oct.6 Palanga
Jonava 50% Oct.5 Zalgiris II
Check Full Games/Schedule
First Round Schedule
Khimki 57% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 57% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 57% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 57% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 57% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 57% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 57% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
Check Full Games/Schedule
First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Qualifying Round)

BM Slam Sta 57% Sep.28 Bnei Hertzel
Rilski 57% Sep.27 Nevezis
Rabotnicki 57% Sep.27 Parma
Oradea 57% Sep.27 Balkan
Trabzonspor 57% Sep.27 Szolnok
Dnipro 57% Sep.27 Demir IBB
BK Pardubice 57% Sep.27 CSU Sibiu
Mons-Hainaut 57% Sep.26 KR
Kormend 57% Sep.26 Boras
Istanbul BB 57% Sep.26 Wuerzburg
El-Amin won't quit - May 5, 2011


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Khalid
El-Amin
On a cold afternoon in March, Khalid Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut) limps through the front door of his family's Minneapolis fish restaurant more than 45 minutes late, though he gives no indication he's in a hurry. He pauses in the middle of the small, otherwise vacant dining room to wave a quick hello to his sister-in-law behind the cash register, then drags a chair out from underneath a table and slowly eases his heavy frame into it.

'Sorry,' he says, flashing a toothy grin. 'Just finished my first physical therapy.'

By any reasonable standards, Khalid El-Amin looks like he has no business on a basketball court. He claims to be 5'10', but even that seems generous. He weighs more than 200 pounds, giving him a thick frame more suitable to a football player.

As soon as he sees the notebook, he breaks eye contact and turns his gaze down at the table in the practiced style of the hoary post-game interview.

'NBA's the best players in the world,' he says. 'I mean, it's great to make it there, but you gotta stay there. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to stay longer than I did.'

Khalid El-Amin is only 31 years old, but he's lived long years as a journeyman. He talks about his short NBA career as if it took place a lifetime ago. He's played in so many different European countries that it's difficult for even him to remember them all.

'You know, in Europe, the game of basketball is kind of different,' he says. 'It's all about the team game in Europe. If you score 40 points and you lose, no one really cares about that it seems like, because you lost the game.'

He still talks like he's ready to walk out on the court tomorrow, but his leg won't let him. When asked about it, Khalid El-Amin downplays the injury. He hasn't bothered to watch the replay yet, so he can't really explain how it happened.

'It was just a routine play,' he says. 'Next thing I knew, I was on the ground.'

THE TWIN CITIES has never owned much of a reputation for producing professional basketball players. In the last 30 years, only about a dozen Minneapolis and St. Paul natives have made it to the NBA.

It's hard to say exactly what accounts for this, but it may be a symptom of the Midwest location, says Gary Wilson, a north Minneapolis coach of more than 40 years. Because Minnesota is covered in snow for the majority of the year, youth sports programs rely mostly on indoor facilities, and have struggled with overcrowded courts throughout the years. In the Twin Cities, basketball has never been a priority when it comes time to balance the budget.

'We need bigger facilities,' says Wilson. 'That's the thing we don't have.'

Of the Twin Cities players who have made it to the NBA, most have not stayed long enough to make an impact. The exception to the rule is Devean George, a 6'8', 235-pound forward who was in the league for 11 years, most recently playing for the Golden State Warriors.

The idea of a short, chubby guy like Khalid El-Amin making a name for himself as a basketball player sounds impossible. Khalid El-Amin's unconventional stature even earned him a nickname early in his career: Doughboy.

But Khalid El-Amin has always been tireless. As a kid growing up in north Minneapolis, he made public courts at nearby parks his second home. He started playing for his high school varsity team when he was 14 years old.

'You can count the kids on one hand who played varsity basketball as eighth-graders,' says Cliff Brown, former coach for the North High Polars. 'He was unbelievably focused on what he wanted to do and what he wanted to accomplish at a young age.'

Khalid El-Amin led the Polars to three state titles in high school, tying the record for most consecutive championships in Minnesota history. He was the Minnesota State Player of the Year three times.

Khalid El-Amin's dedication has not wavered in the 15 years since high school. After failing out of the NBA in his early 20s, Khalid El-Amin resigned himself to obscurity playing for a handful of listless teams around Europe. He has spent the past 10 years stubbornly trying to fight his way back the NBA.

Earlier this year, he finally caught a break. Khalid El-Amin made it into the Euroleague tournament playing for a Lithuanian team, BC Lietuvos Rytas, at the highest level of basketball in the world outside of the NBA.

'This is how he was really reborn after a few off-years,' says David Landry of ESPN-affiliated Ball in Europe. 'I mean, the Lithuanian media was loving this guy.'

But the freak injury sent him home prematurely. And while Khalid El-Amin is optimistic that he'll play next season, this could very well be the one blow that keeps him down for the count.

'The more significant the injury, the harder it is,' says Dr. Dan Kraft, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. 'The older the athlete, the more uncertain the healing becomes.'

EL-AMIN DID NOT grow up in a family of great means. His father drove a school bus for the Minneapolis Public School district; his mother worked as a secretary.


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Brian
Wanamaker
Vytis ink Brian Wanamaker - 12 hours ago
Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai (NKL) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Brian Wanamaker (185-95kg-89, college: Texas Wesleyan) from Silute. In 44 NKL games in Lithuania he had 13.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.3apg and 2.3spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention. The previous (15-16) season Wanamaker played at BC Erfurt (Regionalliga) in German league where in 17 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 20.8ppg, 7.6rpg and 4.0apg. In...   [read more]

Povilas
Cukinas
Povilas Cukinas (ex Chemidor) joins ES Sahel - 2 days ago
Etoile du Sahel (Division I) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Lithuanian ex-international power forward Povilas Cukinas (210-103kg-83). He played last season at Chemidor in Iranian Superleague. In 20 games he had 11.6ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Honorable Mention. Cukinas ended the previous (2015-16) season at Aix Maurienne in French NM1 where in 9 games he recorded 7.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg. But the mo...   [read more]

Teyvon Myers
Myers leaves Siauliai - 2 days ago
23-year old American guard Teyvon Myers (188-84kg-94, college: W.Virginia) left BC Siauliai (LKL). Myers just graduated from West Virginia University and it is his first season in pro basketball. He played in the final of Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). Myers received NJCAA D1 Honorable Mention award in 2015 at his college time. BC Siauliai roster for 2017-2018: Guards: Evaldas Saulys Nick Zeisloft Tautvydas Kliucinykas Omar Prewitt Mantvydas Zukauskas Forwar...   [read more]


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