Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Sweden Internationally
Authors:
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Swedish basketball. Please send us an e-mail.

PLAY PRO IN EUROPE
We can help you
Basketligan Standings
 1. BC Lulea 23-8 
 2. Norrkoping 23-8 
 3. Sodertalje 22-9 
 4. Uppsala 18-13 
 5. Boras 16-15 
 6. Jamtland 15-16 
 7. Nassjo 15-17 
 8. Umea 5-26 
 9. Malbas 3-28 
Full Standings
Last:3/25/2017
Basketettan Standings
Superettan
 1. Djurgarden 12-2 
 2. AIK 11-1 
 3. Koping 7-6 
 4. LF Future 5-7 
 5. Trelleborg 5-8 
 6. Wetterbygden 4-8 
 7. Alvik Basket 3-9 
 8. Hogsbo 3-9 
BEHN forts
 1. Norrort 11-3 
 2. KFUM Fryshuset 10-3 
 3. Jamtland II 9-5 
 4. KFUM Central 6-9 
 5. BG Lulea 5-10 
 6. KFUM Blackeberg 4-7 
 7. KFUM Uppsala 4-9 
BEHS forts
 1. IK Eos 14-2 
 2. Eskilstuna 14-2 
 3. Helsingborg 10-7 
 4. Lobas 8-9 
 5. Huddinge 7-7 
 6. RIG Mark 4-12 
 7. Hoganas 3-11 
 8. Talje 3-13 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
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
 Toni BIZACA
  Sodertalje
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Bizaca, Sodertalje18.2 
 2. Washington, Boras18.1 
 3. Cinac, Jamtland17.5 
 4. Rozzell, BC Lulea17.4 
 5. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.17.2 
 6. Oglesby, Umea16.0 
 7. Darling, Norrkoping15.9 
 8. Rodgers, Malbas15.7 
 9. Johnson, Nassjo15.1 
 10. Ronnqvist, BC Lulea14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping8.5 
 2. Ruffin, Nassjo8.3 
 3. Valentine, Umea8.2 
 4. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.8.1 
 5. Zuilhof, Malbas7.4 
 6. Anzuluni, BC Lulea7.1 
 7. Engstrom, Uppsala6.8 
 8. Maraker, Boras6.6 
 9. Cinac, Jamtland6.5 
 10. Elbaek, Malbas6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jabril DURHAM
  Jamtland
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Durham, Jamtland6.3 
 2. Washington, Boras5.8 
 3. Mbemba, Umea5.3 
 4. Lejasmeiers, Soder.4.3 
 5. Rozzell, BC Lulea4.0 
 6. Person, Uppsala3.8 
 7. Peltier, Malbas3.8 
 8. Massamba, Soder.3.5 
 9. Petersen, Malbas3.3 
 10. Johnson, Nassjo3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Yannick ANZULUNI
  BC Lulea
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Anzuluni, BC Lulea2.1 
 2. Rozzell, BC Lulea2.1 
 3. Valentine, Umea2.0 
 4. Johnson, Nassjo2.0 
 5. Durham, Jamtland1.7 
 6. Washington, Boras1.6 
 7. Smith, Norrkoping1.6 
 8. Upshur, BC Lulea1.6 
 9. Person, Uppsala1.5 
 10. Barnes, Nassjo1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 2. Wolfram, Umea1.5 
 3. Spires, Sodertalje1.5 
 4. Purifoy, Jamtland1.5 
 5. Wright, Boras1.2 
 6. Valentine, Umea1.1 
 7. Nilsson, Umea1.1 
 8. Hines, Boras0.9 
 9. Upshur, BC Lulea0.8 
 10. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.0.7 
Swedish men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 FIBA Europe Cup:

Next Round Schedule

Round 36 (Regular Season)

Boras 55% Mar.28 Uppsala
BC Lulea 94% Mar.28 Malbas
Norrkoping 76% Mar.28 Jamtland
Sodertalje 80% Mar.28 Umea
Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Second Stage)

Basketettan
Huddinge 83% Apr.5 Talje
KFUM Cent. 73% Apr.4 KFUM Uppsal
KFUM Uppsal Apr.2 Jamtland II 77%
KFUM Cent. 62% Apr.2 BG Lulea
Talje Apr.2 Eskilstuna 91%
KFUM Uppsal Apr.2 KFUM Blacke 57%
Hoganas Apr.1 IK Eos 81%
KFUM Fryshu 58% Apr.1 Jamtland II
Huddinge 57% Apr.1 Lobas
RIG Mark Apr.1 Helsingborg 78%
Superettan
Hogsbo Apr.2 Alvik Bsk 56%
LF Future Apr.2 AIK 78%
Wetterbygden Apr.1 Koping 65%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
Interview with Eddie Paul Johnson III of Jarfalla Basket - Apr 12, 2016


POSTED BY:
ANDREA CENTENARI
E-mail Andrea:
Andrea's Articles 
| Follow Andrea on  Facebook Twitter


Photo: laget.se


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).

  




Brandon
Rozzell
Brandon Rozzell gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketligan - 1 day ago
American Brandon Rozzell (188-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader BC Lulea and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 35. The 27-year old guard had the game-high 35 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for BC Lulea in his team's victory, helping them to crush Jamtland (#6, 15-16) with 21-point margin 98-77. It allowed BC Lulea to jump to the first place in the Swedish Basketligan. They would have been even bette...   [read more]

Jeffery
Taylor
Jeffery Taylor selected the top Swedish players playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Swedish players who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Maciej Lampe (211-C/F-85) could not help Leopards (26-12) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Leopards lost 90-103 on the road to the second-ranked Guandong Tigers.    [read more]

Brandon
Rozzell
Basketligan Round 35: BC Lulea keeps a leadership position - 2 days ago
There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Basketligan. The game had a very big importance for second-ranked BC Lulea as it allowed them to take a leadership position. BC Lulea smashed 6th ranked KFUM Jamtland at home 98-77. The game without a history. BC Lulea led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BC Lulea forced 21 KFUM Jamtland turnovers and outrebounded them 36-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looke...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3
Brian Curry gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketettan (Second Stage) - 4 days ago  
Basketettan Round 9 (Second Stage): IK Eos keep a leadership position in their group - 5 days ago  
Scafati signs Charles Barton - 7 days ago  
Scafati to land Charles Barton - 7 days ago  
Nordstrom number one in Sweden for round 34 - 8 days ago  
Taylor number one in Swedish Basketettan for round 8 - 8 days ago  
Basketligan Round 34: #1 BC Lulea are defeated by Uppsala Basket - 9 days ago  
Basketettan Round 8: Taby Basket are defeated by KFUM Blackeberg - 11 days ago  
Kjellbom's 19 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 12 days ago  
Basketligan Round 33: Norrkoping Dolphins defeat Uppsala Basket in the game between Top 4 teams - 13 days ago  
Adrian Rodgers gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketligan - 18 days ago  
Skyttevall's double-double lands him Basketettan (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - 18 days ago  
Basketligan Round 32: Leader BC Lulea loses to Boras Basket - 19 days ago  
Basketettan Round 7 of Second Stage - 19 days ago  
Durham number one in Sweden for round 31 - 21 days ago  
Basketligan Round 31 of Regular Season - 22 days ago  
Marcus Eriksson selected the top Swedish players playing abroad in last week's games - 22 days ago  
Rozzell's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 25 days ago  
Basketligan Round 30: Sodertalje Kings beat Boras Basket by three after a very close game - 26 days ago  
Oladapo Ayuba gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketettan (Second Stage) - 27 days ago  
1 | 2 | 3

Articles
Interviews
Site Map:
Eurobasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.