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Basketligan Standings
 1. BC Lulea 0-0 
 2. Boras 0-0 
 3. Jamtland 0-0 
 4. Nassjo 0-0 
 5. Norrkoping 0-0 
 6. Sodertalje 0-0 
 7. Umea 0-0 
 8. Uppsala 0-0 
Last:6/23/2017
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. AIK 0-0 
 2. Akropol 0-0 
 3. BG Lulea 0-0 
 4. Jamtland II 0-0 
 5. KFUM Blackeberg 0-0 
 6. KFUM Central 0-0 
 7. KFUM Fryshuset 0-0 
 8. KFUM Lidingo 0-0 
 9. KFUM Uppsala 0-0 
 10. Nacka Basket 0-0 
 11. Norrort 0-0 
 12. Sundsvall 0-0 
South
 1. Bankeryd 0-0 
 2. Boras II 0-0 
 3. Brahe Basket 0-0 
 4. Eskilstuna 0-0 
 5. Haga BG 0-0 
 6. Hammarby 0-0 
 7. Helsingborg 0-0 
 8. Huddinge 0-0 
 9. Lobas 0-0 
 10. Orebro 0-0 
 11. RIG Mark 0-0 
Last:6/23/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 James WASHINGTON
  Boras
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Washington, Boras18.1 
 2. Rozzell, BC Lulea17.3 
 3. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.17.1 
 4. Bizaca, Sodertalje16.7 
 5. Anzuluni, BC Lulea16.1 
 6. Cinac, Jamtland16.0 
 7. Oglesby, Umea15.7 
 8. Rodgers, Malbas15.4 
 9. Darling, Norrkoping15.1 
 10. Durham, Jamtland14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping9.0 
 2. Valentine, Umea8.4 
 3. Ruffin, Nassjo8.3 
 4. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.8.1 
 5. Engstrom, Uppsala7.1 
 6. Maraker, Boras6.8 
 7. Anzuluni, BC Lulea6.8 
 8. Nordstrom, Uppsala6.5 
 9. Elbaek, Malbas6.3 
 10. Cinac, Jamtland6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jabril DURHAM
  Jamtland
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Durham, Jamtland6.3 
 2. Washington, Boras5.8 
 3. Massamba, Soder.4.3 
 4. Rozzell, BC Lulea4.2 
 5. Lejasmeiers, Soder.4.0 
 6. Person, Uppsala4.0 
 7. Peltier, Malbas3.7 
 8. Petersen, Malbas3.3 
 9. Smith, Norrkoping3.2 
 10. Ronnqvist, BC Lulea3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Yannick ANZULUNI
  BC Lulea
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Anzuluni, BC Lulea2.0 
 2. Valentine, Umea2.0 
 3. Rozzell, BC Lulea1.8 
 4. Durham, Jamtland1.8 
 5. Johnson, Nassjo1.8 
 6. Upshur, BC Lulea1.7 
 7. Washington, Boras1.6 
 8. Barnes, Nassjo1.5 
 9. Ruffin, Nassjo1.4 
 10. Person, Uppsala1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 2. Spires, Sodertalje1.6 
 3. Wolfram, Umea1.5 
 4. Purifoy, Jamtland1.4 
 5. Nilsson, Umea1.1 
 6. Wright, Boras1.1 
 7. Valentine, Umea1.0 
 8. Hines, Boras0.9 
 9. Upshur, BC Lulea0.8 
 10. Johnson, Sodertalje0.8 
Swedish men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Interview with Eddie Paul Johnson III of Jarfalla Basket - Apr 12, 2016


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ANDREA CENTENARI
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Paul Johnson
I've got the opportunity to have a little interview with american forward Eddie Paul Johnson III of Jarfalla Basket Vikings who is averaging really good numbers in the second swedish league, Basketettan.

Hi Paul, can you please introduce yourself?

I would say I am a skilled left hander with an unorthodox style and good footwork with a deadly floater at the rim. I am also a physical slasher with a sweet mid range when i feel the defense is backing off of me. I started playing basketball when I was 2 years old and was one of the best in the state of new jersey for my age group. I traveled all over the states playing AAU tournaments at a very young age. In my small town everyone knew me as Paul the Basketball player. My junior and senior year of high school i decided to stop playing basketball because it felt like more of a job then fun. Then 4 years later I ended up missing basketball so much i decided to walk on to the Rutgers university Div 1 basketball team. Although I was good enough to play there was a new coach and the program went through a complete change. So i began working out with the players and practicing every single day.

How did you end up in playing basketball in Sweden?

It's crazy that I ended up playing basketball in Sweden of all places. A family friend by the name of Amir saw some of my highlights and thought that I could be good enough to play in the top 2 leagues in Sweden and told me that I should try it out, and that Sweden was a beautiful country. So after I graduated I decided to take a leap of faith and move to Sweden. I started sleeping on a friends couch and trying out for many different clubs all over the country. I got my first start on a Division 2 club here by the name of Tensta BBK where I made a name for myself. It took about 7 months for other clubs to see that I was ready to move up to Division 1. This is where I met my new coach Bjorn Hjalmarsson who truthfully brought out the most potential I've seen in myself since a child. Not only Bjorn, but the entire Jarfalla Basket Vikings team accepted me right in the middle of the season, and it is them that I thank with my entire heart for allowing me to be a part of something bigger then myself. They are the reason I have had these break out performances, because without them I would be nothing this season.

Can you tell us the main differences between College Basketball in USA and basketball in Sweden that you have found?
I would say the main differences between college basketball and european basketball is the size an athleticism some of these players in America have. Besides that, I would say european players have a better IQ and are more skilled in the fundamentals of basketball. Also the game is much more team oriented and everyone is always thinking about the extra pass. Which is completely the opposite to most american college teams.

What are the team goal for this season?

My team goal this season was to bring energy to whatever squad I joined and to be the best possible version of myself day in and day out. I always wanted to be great, and in order to do that I have to push myself to limits I have never been before. And by judging my last performances I believe I am doing just that.

You are having some really good performances in the last matches - also your season-high 30 points and 13 rebounds in the last win against Alvik - and seems that you are improving game by game. Where do you see yourself at the end of the season?

I must say that training with this new club Jarfalla Basket Vikings has most definitely made me a better player. After scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds and 4 steals with no turnovers against one of the top 5 clubs in Sweden has shown me that the sky is the limit. I thank god everyday I am able to lace my shoes up and prove the world wrong. Since there is only one game left until the season is over I hope to find an agent and progress further in my basketball career from this top flight performance. I also want my teammate Joeffrey Masabe Paulsson (186-G-90) to know that I am the left handed assassin on the team and there can only be one!

Can you tell us your typical day in Stockholm?

Depending on the time of year, for me a typical day in Sweden starts with breakfast, relaxing inside before practice because half of the time its so dark and cold you don't want to do anything else. Then I go to practice, come home, stop at Pressbyran (local corner store chain) and then go home just to repeat it all over again.

What part of the swedish life style do you like the most?

I'd say the part of the swedish lifestyle I like the most is the amazing tap water, ice cream, chocolate, and you can place bets at just about any corner store.

What are you missing the most from the USA?

This is the easiest question. I miss my friends, family and the FOOD! Nothing compares to the endless amount of unhealthy food selections in America that tastes amazing. No country can compare in my opinion.

What are your favorite hobbies outside basketball?

Outside of basketball I love to socialize with people and play video games. I am a videogame nerd at heart, and I'm a God on the FIFA and 2k pitch. I am an xbox one guy.

What are your favorite team and your favorite NBA player?

My favorite team is the Dallas Mavericks and my favorite player is James Harden (196-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) because he is one of the only left handers still holding it down.

Thanks Paul for the interview and good luck fort the rest of the season (and for your career).

  




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