#1. This week's number one is an international forward Andrei Kirilenko (209-81, currently plays in NBA). He led Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory over the Houston Rockets (23-22) 92-79 in the NBA in Saturday night's game.
Kirilenko was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 11 rebounds. Kirilenko also added and 3 steals in 42 minutes on the court.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have 17-23 record this season.
It's Kirilenko's first year with the team.
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kirilenko averages: 13.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.1apg, 1.2bpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 58.2%(159-273), 3FGP: 28.9% and FT: 76.0% in the 36 games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
Kirilenko is currently a member of the Russian senior national team. He used to play for CSKA Moscow in Russian league.
#2. Second place goes to former University international center Ivan Nelyubov (207-88, currently plays in Estonia). Nelyubov contributed to TU/Rock's victory against the closely-ranked TTU (9-9) 74-64 in the Estonian KML in Tuesday night's game.
He recorded 7 points in only 12 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Tartu Ulikool/Rock (15-0) is placed first in the KML.
So far his team won all fifteen games in the Regular Season.
It's Nelyubov's first season with the team.
This year Nelyubov's overall stats are: 7.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 58.1%(25-43) and FT: 81.0% in the nine games.
He played for the Russian university national team in 2011.
#3. The Russian player who performed third best last week abroad was former University international forward Aleksandr Fomin (206-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Belarus. Fomin could not help the league outsider Tsmoki-Minsk (0-12) in their last game. Despite his good performance the tenth-placed Tsmoki-Minsk was badly defeated 80-64 at home by the much higher-ranked (#3) Lokomotiv in the group B of VTB United League.
Fomin was the second best scorer with 11 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 23 minutes.
So far Tsmoki-Minsk lost all twelve games in the Regular Season.
This year Fomin's total stats are: 6.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 41.8%, 3FGP: 35.0% and FT: 46.2% in the 11 games.
He played for the Russian university national team two years ago.
#4. Center Ruslan Pateev (213-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an overtime Arizona St.'s victory against the University of Southern California (3-4) 98-93 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game.
He scored 8 points, had 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 23 minutes.
The Arizona State University has a solid 4-2 conference record this season.
Pateev has been at the team for four years.
Pateev has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 1.4rpg in the 11 games.
He used to play for the Russian U20 national team
back in 2010.
#5. Former U20 international forward Maxim Zakharov (198-89, college: E.Utah JC, currently plays in Belgium) was not able to help VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-9) in their game against Okapi Aalstar (8-6) in the Belgian Ethias League.
He recorded only 4 points.
The bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster was badly defeated 99-80 on the road by the higher-ranked Okapi Aalstar (#3).
Zakharov has averaged so far 6.4ppg and 2.7rpg.
He used to play for the Russian U20 national team
four years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Russian passport but never been selected to any of Russian national teams:
#1. Experienced Raul Lopez (183-PG-80, currently plays in Eurocup) led his Spanish team Gescrap BB to a victory over the leader Valencia Basket (2-1) 91-76 in the Eurocup last Wednesday.
Lopez was the best player in that game. He scored 14 points and added 7 assists.
Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (1-2) is placed fourth in group J.
There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical.
Lopez's overall stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.6apg.
#2.Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-C-80, currently plays in Greece), who plays in the Greek A1 could not help PAOK (9-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance PAOK lost 61-71 on the road to the second-ranked Panathinaikos.
Papadopoulos was the top scorer with 12 points. He also added 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 28 minutes.
Papadopoulos is ranked third on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 7.2rpg.
This year his other stats are: 12.3ppg and 3.2apg in the 13 games he played so far.
Papadopoulos has a dual citizenship: Russian and Greek.
#3.Anton Indrikov (193-G-87, currently plays in Belarus) was not able to help Rubon (8-8) in their game against Impuls BGUIR (7-9) in the Belarusian Premier League. Despite his very good performance in Friday night's game He was the top scorer with 26 points. Indrikov also added 9 rebounds.
Indrikov has relatively good stats this season: 13.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.8spg.
#4.Dmitry Flis (203-F/C-84, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a River Andorra's victory against the fifth-ranked Leche Rio Breogan (8-8) 77-66 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Saturday.
He scored 17 points and blocked 2 blocks in 22 minutes.
B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold.
So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season.
Flis is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.3bpg.
This year he also averages: 12.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.1spg in the 16 games.
Flis is another player who holds two passports: Russian and Spanish.
#5.Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-SF-85, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to secure a victory for Tsmoki-Minsk (0-2) in their game against Okapi Aalstar (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. Despite his very good performance on Wednesday night He scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Top 16. So now every game is very crucial.
It's Pustahvar's first season with the team.
Pustahvar's overall stats this year are: 7.4ppg and 2.6rpg.
He has both Russian and Belarusian nationalities.
#6.Anton Kazarnovski (205-F/C-85, currently plays in Israel) contributed to a Hapoel Kazrin's victory against the league outsider Maccabi Kiryat Bialik 114-108 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Wednesday.
Kazarnovski recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 5 assists.
Kazarnovski has relatively good stats this season: 14.6ppg, 9.1rpg and 2.7apg.
He also holds two passports: Russian and Israeli.
Despite Kazarnovski's Russian nationality, he previously played for the Israeli university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Russian team.
#7.Nikita Khartchenkov (200-F-87, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help NBC in their game against Science City Jena in the German ProA (second division). Despite his very good performance in Friday night's game Khartchenkov was the second best scorer with 16 points.
Khartchenkov has relatively good stats this season: 12.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg.
He has dual citizenship: Russian and German.
Despite Khartchenkov's Russian passport, he previously played for the German U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Russian team.
#8.Igor Simin (197-G-84, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) couldn't help Beer Yaakov in their game against Ironi Kiryat Ata in the Israeli National League (second division), despite his very good performance last Wednesday.
Simin was the second best scorer with 19 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 33 minutes.
But his team lost 68-80.
Simin has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.7spg in the 12 games.
He holds both Russian and Israeli passports.
Despite Simin's Russian nationality, he previously played for the Israeli U21 national team.
#9.Youri Anissovets (203-F-88, college: Bevill St.-Fayette, currently plays in Canada) helped University of Calgary win their game against the Wesmen 79-71 in the Canadian university league CIS on Friday night.
Anissovets recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Anissovets has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 1.4rpg.
#10.Aleksey Adediran (204-C-82, college: Binghamton, currently plays in Ukraine) managed to help MBC Mykolaiv to win against the closely-ranked Cherkasy 74-67 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday.
Adediran scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
He has averaged so far 9.5ppg and 4.0rpg.
Adediran holds both Nigerian and Russian passports.
Superleague 2 Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Cheb.Yastreby punch Finals ticket - 2 hours ago
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Dynamo-CBK - Tambov 89-81 Dynamo-CBK rallied past Tambov to even the series at 2-2. Dynamo-CBK outrebounded Tambov 41-22 including a 19-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Igor Kaytukov (195-90) who helped to win the game recording 31 points. Center Yuriy Kochnev (209-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Dynam... [read more]
Dynamo-CBK rallied past Tambov to even the series at 2-2. Dynamo-CBK outrebounded Tambov 41-22 including a 19-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Igor Kaytukov (195-90) who helped to win the game recording 31 points. Center Yuriy Kochnev (209-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Dynamo-CBK players scored in double figures. Swingman Ivan Gavrilov (199-85) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Ruslan Tumanov (195-91, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 20 points in the effort for Tambov. Top scorers: Tambov: R.Tumanov 20+4reb+1ast, I.Gavrilov 18+5reb+3ast, O.Alferov 10, N.Gresev 9+3reb+2ast, D.Zagnoyko 8+4reb+6ast, Y.Pershin 8+5reb+5ast Dynamo-CBK: I.Kaytukov 31+4reb+3ast, N.Gafarov 18+5reb+1ast, Y.Kochnev 12+12reb+6ast, A.Piterov 12+9reb+2ast, S.Sarafankin 8+4reb+2ast, E.Panov 5+2reb+3ast
Cheb.Yastreby cruised past Dynamo-Magnitogorsk to seal their Superleague 2 Finals appearance. Cheb.Yastreby shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Pavel Zhukanenko (194-86) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and guard Aleksandr Shirkunov (193-93) who added 21 points during the contest. Four Cheb.Yastreby players scored in double figures. At the losing side point guard Vladimir Chichaykin (187-91) responded with 26 points and center Aleksandr Vertelov (205-91) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Top scorers: Dyn-Magn.ChL: V.Chichaykin 26+3reb+2ast, A.Vertelov 12+8reb+1ast, Y.Tikanov 10+6reb+2ast, P.Dushenkov 8+4reb, S.Dubinin 5+8reb+2ast, A.Osokin 5+5reb+4ast Cheb.Yastreby: A.Shirkunov 21+3reb+1ast, P.Zhukanenko 21+5reb+3ast, N.Dolmatov 19+3reb+2ast, N.Tkachenko 12+2reb, A.Borisov 10+4reb+6ast, S.Zhulkov 6+8reb+3ast
Overview of Superleague 2 Round 3 of Semi-Finals - 1 day ago
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Dyn-Magn.ChL - Cheb.Yastreby 89-92 Cheb.Yastreby upset Dynamo-Magnitogorsk to take 2-1 lead in the series. Cheb.Yastreby forced 21 Dyn-Magn.ChL turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for swingman Pavel Zhukanenko (194-86) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 assists. Power forward Nikita Tkachenko (205-94) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Center Aleksandr Vertelov (205-91) answered with 22 points, 6 assists a... [read more]
Cheb.Yastreby upset Dynamo-Magnitogorsk to take 2-1 lead in the series. Cheb.Yastreby forced 21 Dyn-Magn.ChL turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for swingman Pavel Zhukanenko (194-86) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 assists. Power forward Nikita Tkachenko (205-94) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Center Aleksandr Vertelov (205-91) answered with 22 points, 6 assists and 5 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and swingman Yegor Tikanov (194-92) added 17 points in the effort for Dyn-Magn.ChL. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Dyn-Magn.ChL: A.Vertelov 22+4reb+6ast, Y.Tikanov 17+2reb+3ast, V.Chichaykin 14+5ast, A.Kokhelnikov 14+5reb+3ast, P.Dushenkov 10+3reb, K.Epanov 7+4reb+1ast Cheb.Yastreby: N.Tkachenko 20+4reb+2ast, N.Dolmatov 16+5reb+1ast, P.Zhukanenko 16+4reb+7ast, E.Shahmetov 15+9reb, E.Bogdan 9+4reb+2ast, A.Bogdan 8+9reb+2ast
Tambov surged ahead in the semifinal series as they rallied past Dynamo-CBK on the road. Tambov made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for forward Nikita Gresev (204-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Ivan Gavrilov (199-85) helped adding 17 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized Kazakhstan forward Nail Gafarov (198-88) with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and center Yuriy Kochnev (209-89) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Dynamo-CBK's coach Oleg Filin rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Dynamo-CBK: Y.Kochnev 12+6reb+2ast, I.Kaytukov 12+3reb, N.Gafarov 11+6reb+4ast, A.Piterov 8+6reb+1ast, E.Panov 8+2reb+1ast, A.Karpov 6+2reb+1ast Tambov: N.Gresev 20+8reb+3ast, I.Gavrilov 17+7reb, R.Tumanov 15+5reb+3ast, O.Alferov 14, Y.Pershin 8+2reb+2ast, A.Voron 6+6reb+3ast
Recap of Superleague 1 Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - 2 days ago
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Samara-SGEU - Spartak-Prim. 78-68 Samara-SGEU held off Spartak-Primorie to draw things level in the series. Spartak-Prim. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-86, agency: Alti Sport) scored 23 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Evgeny Fidiy (207-91) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Samara-SGEU's coach Sergei Zozulin used entire bench which allowed the start... [read more]
Samara-SGEU held off Spartak-Primorie to draw things level in the series. Spartak-Prim. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-86, agency: Alti Sport) scored 23 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Evgeny Fidiy (207-91) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Samara-SGEU's coach Sergei Zozulin used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aleksandr Gankevich (201-95) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Andrey Chernysh (212-90) scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Top scorers: Samara-SGEU: A.Zhukanenko 23+6reb+1ast, E.Fidiy 12+7reb, S.Toropov 11+5reb, M.Chislov 10+2reb+2ast, A.Zozulin 9+1reb+5ast, A.Korchagin 9+2reb+6ast Spartak-Prim.: A.Chernysh 15+4reb, A.Mateyunas 11+2reb+3ast, A.Gankevich 11+11reb, J.Martin 8+9reb+1ast, M.Krivosheev 7+1reb, I.Savelyev 7+1reb+3ast
Sakhalin knocked down Irkut to level the series. Sakhalin dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Irkut Irkutsk's 20 and made 31-of-39 charity shots (79.5 percent) during the game, while Irkut Irkutsk only scored thirteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Irkut Irkutsk 43-24 including a 34-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Irkut Irkutsk was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Aleksey Golyahov (190-84, agency: AproK Sports Group) scored 20 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Maxim Sheleketo (204-87) chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Five Sakhalin players scored in double figures. Point guard Alexandr Varnakov (185-92) responded with 19 points and 4 assists and Aleksandr Zakharov (203-93) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Sakhalin: A.Golyahov 20+4reb+5ast, A.Nesterov 13+7reb+1ast, M.Sheleketo 13+11reb+1ast, D.Zibirov 12+2reb+2ast, V.Ionov 11+7reb+2ast, I.Smygin 11+1reb Irkut: A.Varnakov 19+2reb+4ast, K.Novikov 10+1reb+3ast, D.Ezhov 8+1reb, A.Zakharov 7+8reb+2ast, A.Sayapin 6+1reb+1ast, S.Shashkov 6+5reb
Temp-SUMZ snatched a road win over Univ.Surgut to open win count in the series. TEMP-SUMZ Revda made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Naturalized Uzbekistani center Sergey Karaulov (214-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Viktor Zaryazhko (195-92) contributed with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Serbian Nikola Lepojevic (195-82) replied with 25 points and Lithuanian point guard Linas Lekavicius (186-84, college: American) added 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Universitet-Yugra. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Top scorers: TEMP-SUMZ: S.Karaulov 24+11reb+1ast, K.Glazyrin 12+3reb+2ast, A.Brevnov 11+3reb, V.Zaryazhko 9+7reb+5ast, D.Kachanko 6+3reb, A.Fedyushin 4+2reb Univ.Surgut: N.Lepojevic 25+3reb+2ast, A.Savenkov 12+10reb+1ast, L.Lekavicius 10+11reb+4ast, I.Syrovatko 7+1reb+5ast, A.Fedorchuk 4+5reb+2ast, A.Ivanov 3
Novosybirsk grabbed the second straight victory against Kupol-Rodniki. Novosybirsk made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Novosybirsk outrebounded Kupol-Rodniki 45-32 including 16 on the offensive glass. Center Alexey Kurtsevich (210-89) had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and guard Sergey Tokarev (189-85) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists during the contest. Forward Andrey Petukhov (207-86) responded with 12 points and center Aleksey Karpeko (204-89) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Novosybirsk: S.Tokarev 17+4reb+5ast, A.Kurtsevich 15+12reb+2ast, D.Makeev 14+3reb+1ast, A.Lavnikov 8+8reb, K.Pisklov 7+4reb+3ast, G.Goldyrev 6+6reb+3ast Kupol-Rodniki: A.Petukhov 12+3reb+1ast, M.Kiryanov 10+3reb, I.Samsonov 8+4reb+2ast, V.Lidyaev 8+5reb, M.Zakharov 7+3reb+1ast, I.Podobedov 7+1reb+3ast
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