#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa, currently plays in Italy). He was the major contributor in a Trenkwalder RE's victory against the 13th-ranked Sutor Montegranaro (2-5) 94-80 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game.
Brunner recorded 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court.
Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (4-3) is placed seventh in the SerieA.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Brunner is ranked first on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 9.6rpg.
He also averaged so far 13.1ppg, 1.7apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 54.4% and FT: 75.0% in the seven games he played so far.
Brunner is a naturalized American.
Despite he played previously for the USA university national team, Brunner is currently a member of the Swiss senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Switzerland.
#2. Second place goes to an international guard Thabo Sefolosha (199-84, agency: ACMT, currently plays in NBA). Sefolosha led Oklahoma City Thunder to an easy victory against the New Orleans Hornets (3-5) 110-95 in the NBA last Friday.
He scored 11 points.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has a solid 7-3 record this season.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
This year Sefolosha averages: 6.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3FGP: 57.1%(12-21).
He played for the Swiss national team in 2011.
#3. The Swiss player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Christophe Varidel (188-89, currently plays college basketball in the States). Varidel led Florida Gulf Coast to an easy victory against the Ave Maria University (3-5) crushing them 86-54 in the NCAA on Thursday night.
He recorded 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 27 minutes.
The Florida Gulf Coast University has conference record this season.
This year Varidel's overall stats are: 6.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3FGP: 57.1%(12-21) in the 10 games.
He played for the Swiss national team two years ago.
#4. Point guard Stefan Petkovic (185-92, currently plays in EuroChallenge) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Apollon (0-2) crushing them 93-62 in the EuroChallenge in Tuesday night's game.
Petkovic scored 6 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals.
Tsmoki-Minsk (1-1) is placed third in group G.
There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Petkovic's first season with the team.
His total stats this year are: 4.0ppg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg.
Petkovic has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Swiss.
He is also Swiss national team player.
#5. International power forward David Ramseier (203-87, currently plays in France) contributed to a Boulazac Basket's surprising victory against the third-ranked Chalon/Saor (4-2) 77-69 in the French ProA in Monday night's game.
He scored 6 points in only 10 minutes.
Boulazac Basket Dordogne (3-4) is placed ninth in the ProA.
But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.
This year Ramseier averages only 4.0ppg in the two games.
He is another player who holds two passports: Swiss and French.
Ramseier plays currently for the Swiss national team.
#6. Forward Michel-Ofik Nzege (203-92, currently studies in the States), who plays in the CIAA could not help the Winston Salem State University to beat the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (0-0).
He recorded 6 points.
his team was badly defeated 81-65 on the road by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
This season Nzege averages only 4.0ppg.
He is U20 international player who is currently on the Swiss National Team roster.
#7. Former U20 international center Kevin Kimber (203-90, is currently at the American university) was not able to help the Maryville University in their game against the Belmont University (0-0) in the GLVC. Kimber cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones.
He scored only 2 points in 2 minutes on the court.
his team was crushed 88-49 in Nashville, TN by the Belmont University.
This year Kimber averages just 4.0ppg in the two games.
He used to play for the Swiss U20 national team
two years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Swiss passport but never been selected to any of Swiss national teams:
#1.Alex Vaenerberg (183-G-92, currently plays in Finland) led Salon Vilpas to an easy victory against Forssan Koripojat crushing them 99-74 in the Finnish Korisliiga last Saturday.
Vaenerberg scored 14 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 27 minutes.
Salon Vilpas Vikings (4-7) is placed eighth in the Korisliiga.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
This year Vaenerberg's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.2apg in the 11 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Finnish and Swiss.
#2.Michael Kessens (206-F, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Longwood in their last game on Thursday. Despite Kessens' very good performance the Longwood was defeated 78-66 at home by the Norfolk State University.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 15 rebounds. Kessens also added 4 blocks.
Kessens' total stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.2apg.
Un.Olimpija tabs Marko Mladjan, ex Monthey - 4 days ago
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Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Liga Nova KBM) inked 23-year old Swiss international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mladjan played most recently at BBC Monthey in Swiss LNA league. In 32 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to win the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team an... [read more]
Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Liga Nova KBM) inked 23-year old Swiss international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mladjan played most recently at BBC Monthey in Swiss LNA league. In 32 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to win the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. The most of previous (2014-15) season Mladjan spent at Fribourg Olympic (also in LNA) where in 34 games he had 13.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention. Mladjan also spent pre-season at Academie Fribourg (also in LNA) that year. Indeed an impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention. Among other achievements Mladjan won Swiss LNA championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). He has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Mladjan has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013. He represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 13.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 64.0%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 42.9%. Mladjan has played also professionally for other Swiss teams like Lugano Tigers, Massagno and DDV Lugano.
BC Winterthur (LNA) added to their roster 20-year old forward Amir Savon (201-89kg-96, college: Mississippi Valley State) from 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno. But in 6 LNA games he had just 1.0ppg last season. Savon just graduated from Mississippi Valley State and it will be his first season as a pro. He has played previously for two other teams: Bern and Rising Stars. BC Winterthur roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Stefan Petkovic Leonard Marchand Rashad Whack Vidura Disanayake Forwards: Ha... [read more]
Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (A Division) landed 25-year old American guard Julian Norfleet (188-75kg-91, college: Mt.St.Mary's), with a 15 days try-out period. He played most recently at BC Boncourt Red Team in Swiss LNA league. In 27 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.3apg and 1.9spg last season. Norfleet helped them to make it to the Swiss Cup Semifinals. The previous (14-15) season he played at Rilski in NBL where in 31 games he had 10.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Norfleet cont... [read more]
Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (A Division) landed 25-year old American guard Julian Norfleet (188-75kg-91, college: Mt.St.Mary's), with a 15 days try-out period. He played most recently at BC Boncourt Red Team in Swiss LNA league. In 27 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.3apg and 1.9spg last season. Norfleet helped them to make it to the Swiss Cup Semifinals. The previous (14-15) season he played at Rilski in NBL where in 31 games he had 10.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Norfleet contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Norfleet also played 16 games in Balkan League where he recorded 12.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.3apg. Among other achievements his college team won NEC Tournament in 2014. Norfleet received also NABC Division I All-District 18 1st Team award in 2014. He graduated from Mt.Saint Mary's University, MD in 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
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