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LPB Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Benfica 15-5 
 2. FC Porto 14-6 
 3. Ovarense 10-10 
 4. Oliveirense 9-11 
 5. Galitos-Tley 8-12 
 6. Barcelos 4-16 
Places 7-11
 1. Vitoria SC 13-3 
 2. Lusitania 11-5 
 3. CAB Madeira 9-7 
 4. Electrico FC 5-11 
 5. Maia Basket 2-14 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/18/2016
Proliga Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Illiabum 17-3 
 2. Terceira 13-7 
 3. Atletico 13-7 
 4. Benfica B 10-10 
 5. Dragon Force 9-11 
 6. Vasco 7-13 
 7. Sangalhos 6-14 
 8. Angra 5-15 
Places 9-16
 1. Esgueira 9-5 
 2. Ginasio 8-6 
 3. Belenenses CF 8-6 
 4. Estoril Basket 7-7 
 5. Guifoes 7-7 
 6. Barreirense 7-7 
 7. Sampaense 6-8 
 8. Academia 4-10 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:5/1/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Marcal, Maia B.22.8 
 2. DeVries, FC Porto21.7 
 3. Borovnjak, Lusit.19.6 
 4. Shuler, CAB M.19.2 
 5. Cook, Benfica17.8 
 6. Lima, CAB Madeira17.1 
 7. Baker, Galitos-Tley15.7 
 8. Balseiro, Vitor.15.3 
 9. Upshur, Lusitania15.2 
 10. Wilson, Benfica15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sasa BOROVNJAK
  Lusit.
  (206-C/F-89)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Borovnjak, Lusit.9.2 
 2. Harris, Ovarense8.5 
 3. Baker, Galitos-Tley8.3 
 4. Morse, Electric.8.3 
 5. Wilson, Benfica7.9 
 6. Marcal, Maia B.7.8 
 7. Latham, Maia B.7.7 
 8. Djukic, Lusitania7.6 
 9. Blakeney, CAB M.7.4 
 10. Washburn, FC Por.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Devante CHANCE
  Lusitania
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Chance, Lusitania5.6 
 2. Minhava, Galitos-T.4.6 
 3. Barroso, Benfica4.4 
 4. Pinto, Electrico FC4.1 
 5. Ogungbemi-J., Gali.4.0 
 6. Pinto, Vitoria SC4.0 
 7. Fernandes, Benfica3.9 
 8. Dara, Maia Basket3.7 
 9. Barbosa, Ovarense3.6 
 10. Abreu, Oliveirense3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton UPSHUR
  Lusitania
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Upshur, Lusitania2.9 
 2. Tavares, Maia B.2.9 
 3. Chance, Lusitania1.9 
 4. Harris, Ovarense1.9 
 5. Marcal, Maia B.1.8 
 6. Mays, CAB Madeira1.8 
 7. Shuler, CAB M.1.7 
 8. Balseiro, Vitor.1.6 
 9. Dara, Maia Basket1.6 
 10. Ventura, CAB M.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Maia Basket
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Maxey, Maia Basket2.7 
 2. Fonseca, Palma1.7 
 3. Jackson, Mt Ga.1.3 
 4. Magee, Maia Basket1.3 
 5. Wilson, Benfica0.9 
 6. Latham, Maia B.0.9 
 7. Gomes, Maia Basket0.9 
 8. Harris, Ovarense0.8 
 9. Fontet, FC Porto0.8 
 10. Upshur, Lusitania0.7 
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Performing Under Pressure - Dec 3, 2012


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Performing Under Pressure
By Coach JC

As a coach, we all like to see our players perform well when the pressure is on. However, a great deal of players find it difficult to do exactly that. When playing in a big game or in front of a large crowd it can be extremely intimidating and they lose focus, confidence, and concentration. This is the exact moment they need to maintain their mental toughness. Pressure is created not by the game situation, but how we handle it. Being a professional basketball player requires that you not only deal with pressure, but thrive under the stress of competition. The issue of preparing players to perform under pressure is one that takes focus and practice. Players need to work on the mental game just as much as their physical game.
To deal effectively with pressure, we must acknowledge it exists and then learn how to handle it properly and effectively. I find the best way to prepare for playing under pressure is to treat the big game just like any other game. Here are some ideas on how to prepare players mentally.

- Be confident and trust yourself
- Eliminate negative thoughts and fear of failure from your mind before and during games
- Visualize yourself performing well, and being cool under pressure
- Practice and prepare yourself so you're ready and able to play well when the pressure is on
- Play in the moment - always concentrate on what is happening now, not what went wrong on the last play

The ability to perform professionally under pressure is one of the most desired skills or qualities of being a successful basketball player. Coaches need to address the fact that not all of their players will be able to perform successfully under pressure. Remember, stress is not created by the situation but in how we look at it and handle it. Basketball mental toughness is critical when performing under pressure. Helping players develop their mental game is a skill that will benefit everyone, but most of all help prevent your player from becoming a very frustrated athlete.

More about Coach Joao Costa go to: http://www.jcbasketballhoops.com
  




Eduardo
Guimaraes
Oliveirense keeps Guimaraes for another season - 1 day ago

U.D. Oliveirense (LPB) re-signed 24-year old guard Eduardo Guimaraes (185-92). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 33 LPB games he recorded just 2.5ppg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Guimaraes represented Portugal at the European Championships U18 Division B in Israel six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 10.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 72.2%. Guimaraes has played previously for two other Portugal teams: F...   [read more]

Charles Ward
Angra tabs Charles Ward - 1 day ago

AngraBasket/Vaquinha (Proliga) inked 26-year old American guard Charles Ward (188-93kg-90). He has only college experience while playing for Sioux Falls (NCAA2). In 18 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.3apg in 2014-15 season. Ward was selected to All-NSIC 2nd Team in 2015. So his pro career will start in Portugal. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Portugal   [read more]

Fernando
Raposo
Laurencio
Gravelines add Raposo Laurencio to their roster - 6 days ago

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) added to their roster 27-year old French ex-international power forward Fernando Raposo Laurencio (206-89). He is a dual citizen owning also Portuguese passport. Raposo Laurencio played last season at JSF Nanterre (ProA), but left the team in Jun.'16. In 36 games he had 4.6ppg and 3.6rpg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup Basketball where he recorded just 1.9ppg and 3.6rpg. The previous (14-15) season Raposo Laurencio played at Entente Orlea...   [read more]


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