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BLNO Standings
 1. Kongsberg 23-4 
 2. Baerum Basket 21-6 
 3. Gimle BBK 17-10 
 4. Froya Basket 17-10 
 5. Centrum 16-11 
 6. Asker Aliens 13-14 
 7. Nidaros Jets 12-15 
 8. Tromso 9-18 
 9. Ammerud Bskt 5-22 
 10. Persbraten 2-25 
Last:3/6/2017
1Div. Standings
East
 1. Nordberg 19-3 
 2. Nordstrand 14-8 
 3. Eidsvoll 13-9 
 4. Boler 12-10 
 5. Persbraten-2 12-10 
 6. Ammerud-2 10-12 
 7. Ullern 10-12 
 8. Kongsberg 2 9-13 
 9. OSI 9-13 
 10. Sandvika 9-13 
 11. TNT Towers 8-14 
 12. Hoybraten 7-15 
Middle
 1. Aalesund S. 11-3 
 2. NTNUI Nerds 10-5 
 3. Sverresborg 7-7 
 4. Froya Eagles 7-8 
 5. Singsaker 1 7-8 
 6. NTNUI Geezez 2-13 
West
 1. Fyllingen BBK 20-0 
 2. Bones 14-6 
 3. Froya-B 13-7 
 4. Bergen Basket 12-8 
 5. Bjoroy C 12-8 
 6. Bjoroy 11-9 
 7. Stavanger 10-10 
 8. Bones 2 8-12 
 9. Ytrebygda 6-14 
 10. Haugesund 3-17 
 11. Eikefjord 1-19 
Last:4/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Evan ROQUEMORE
  Nidaros .
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Roquemore, Nidaros .25.6 
 2. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.25.5 
 3. Mjos, Baerum B.25.5 
 4. Ferrales, Kongsberg23.5 
 5. Yele, Asker Aliens22.0 
 6. Stien, Asker Aliens19.4 
 7. Sommerfeldt, Centr.19.2 
 8. Bolinz, Centrum18.5 
 9. Gilchrese, Baerum B.18.0 
 10. Fivelstad, Gimle B.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Earl SIMBA
  Nidaros .
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Simba, Nidaros .15.8 
 2. Yele, Asker Aliens13.0 
 3. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.12.0 
 4. Fivelstad, Gimle B.11.8 
 5. Bolinz, Centrum11.0 
 6. Issalhi, Tromso10.3 
 7. Eglitis, Asker Aliens10.2 
 8. Victor, Gimle BBK10.0 
 9. Oldham, Kongsberg9.5 
 10. Harper, Froya B.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  Baerum B.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Gilchrese, Baerum B.6.9 
 2. Ferrales, Kongsberg5.2 
 3. Espe, Gimle BBK5.0 
 4. Roquemore, Nidaros .4.8 
 5. Mjos, Baerum B.4.4 
 6. Stien, Centrum4.2 
 7. Gabrans, Froya B.4.1 
 8. Issalhi, Tromso4.0 
 9. Silavs, Froya B.3.9 
 10. Victor, Gimle BBK3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  Baerum B.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gilchrese, Baerum B.4.0 
 2. Issalhi, Tromso3.1 
 3. Roquemore, Nidaros .2.5 
 4. Mjos, Baerum B.2.4 
 5. Lange, Tromso2.4 
 6. Victor, Gimle BBK2.2 
 7. Gabric, Kongsberg2.0 
 8. Bolinz, Centrum1.9 
 9. Simba, Nidaros .1.9 
 10. Espe, Gimle BBK1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Earl SIMBA
  Nidaros .
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Simba, Nidaros .2.6 
 2. Yele, Asker Aliens1.8 
 3. Bolinz, Centrum1.2 
 4. Victor, Gimle BBK1.1 
 5. Oldham, Kongsberg1.0 
 6. Kombat, Centrum0.9 
 7. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.0.9 
 8. Bryn, Ammerud Bskt0.9 
 9. Lamo, Gimle BBK0.7 
 10. Frantzvaag, Baerum B.0.7 
Player of the Week

 James Weatherspoon
  Baerum Basket
  ( 198-F-92 )
  

Norwegian Basketball (Men)

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Antonio Russell of Kristiansand Pirates interviewed by Eurobasket - Oct 27, 2010


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Eurobasket: Antonio Russell (183-G-84, college: W.Carolina), Congratulations on your excellent start to your season! After 7 games, you are leading the BLNO scoring with 3O.7 points per game, and have helped the Pirates to already win 3 games in league play.


Antonio: Thank you, I am enjoying playing in Norway, its a bit different from Germany where I played for the past two seasons (Aachen Muskateers Regionaliga West), Id say the BLNO allows more physical play than the German leagues do, but I feel like Im on top of my game and helping my teammates as well.


Eurobasket: Thats interesting, are you saying that the BLNO allows more fouling or hand-checking, this type of thing?


Antonio: Well I seem to be attracting a crowd when I have the ball, and maybe the defense in Norway is more aggressive on the perimeter than I am used to. But Ive made adjustments and I am thriving under Coach Mobbs system where its basically attack the basket on offense, so we are utilizing my shooting and penetration skills effectively so far Id say.


Eurobasket: Nice, how are your teammates feeling about you being the top scorer in most games?


Antonio: My teammates are great, they realize I have the abiity to break down the defense and either dish or score, our main focus is on getting wins, I dont get caught up in how many points Im scoring and neither do my teammates. In the end, If were getting the w it doesnt matter who scored what. Coach (Dan Mobbs ) has a nice system that rewards maximum effort from our players, including me, and its all focused on finding a way to win. Right now my role is to break down the defense and create scoring opportunities for myself and for my teammates, thats what a good point guard does. In our last game (Gimle) my top assignment or role was actually defense, and even though I scored 42, Coach pointed out after the game that my role defensively had more importance in the win than me scoring points.


Eurobasket: So Antonio, things are looking up for you and the Pirates, what are your plans for the future?


Antonio: Well right now Im enjoying life in Norway, its a beautiful country and although its hard living away from my wife and newborn son (Asante), Im focused on helping the Pirates win games by playing hard and doing the right thing both on and off the court. Who knows what will happen for the rest of this season and next year? Ive just gotta take it as it comes and leave it all on the court, thats the way Ive always operated, no point changing now.


Eurobasket: Ok, Antonio Russell of Kristiansand Pirates (BLNO) thanks so much for your time and best of luck to you in the coming games!

  




Lars Espe
Montana Grizzlies add Norwegian point guard Lars Espe - 11 days ago
Montana head men's basketball coach Travis DeCuire has added depth to the Grizzly backcourt, signing 6-1 point guard Lars Espe (5'11''-PG-98) from the Gimle BBK club in Bergen, Norway, to a National Letter of Intent on Monday. Espe, an 18-year-old, was named Young Player of the Year last season in the BLNO, Norway's premiere professional basketball league. From 2014-2018 he has represented Norway on the international stage, first at the U-16 European-B championships in 2014. In the 2016-2...   [read more]

Bendik Aunan
Nordberg, Fyllingen BBK and Aalesund Sharks celebrate Division 1 titles - 1 month ago
Nordberg, Fyllingen BBK and Aalesund Sharks celebrated Division 1 titles in Norway. Nordberg won Division 1 East title with a 19-3 record. In the last game they beat OSI 57-51 as Bendik Aunan (185-PG-90) stepped up with 14 points. Halvor Poulsson (191-F-91) and Emil Aas Stoltenberg followed him with 13 each, while Joacim Bergh added 8. Fyllingen BBK dominated West division with a 20-0 record. They managed to stay undefeated throughout the whole campaign. Aalesund Sharks won Middle Divisi...   [read more]

Eric
Gilchrese
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Awards 2017 - 1 month ago
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO 1st Team 2017
Eric Gilchrese
Gilchrese
Nick Victor
Victor
Aksel Bolinz
Bolinz
James Weatherspoon
Weatherspoon
Djo Yele
Yele
  
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